Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck called Brian Urlacher a "neo-Nazi."
Why would Beck be talking about Urlacher in the first place? The Fox TV host and Urlacher shared something in common: They both made theroot.com's list of "The Blackest White Folks We Know."
When Beck started pointing at photographs of the others on the list. Not recognizing Urlacher, he referred to the Bears linebacker as a "neo-Nazi," presumably because of his shaved head.
I don't want to get too deeply into this because I think folks like Beck and his Fox buddies --- as well as their liberal rivals --- distort reality for profit and make it more difficult to have rational conversations on important issues. But here's the first thing that pops into my mind when I read a story like this.
Why would anybody who earns his living speaking in public ever use the word Nazi or Hitler to describe someone while attempting to be flip?
I'm sure Beck was going for a laugh. Guess what? Not funny. Those words --- just like the N-word --- never are --- ever.