I have somewhat perverse interest in the epistemological claims and commitments advanced in the world of pop political commentary. Michael Savage thinks that anyone who disagrees with him is ipso facto suffering from a "mental disorder," Al Franken thinks that being wrong is sufficient for being a liar, and Ann Coulter thinnks that one should avoid conversations with those with whom one disagrees. And so on. But Glenn Beck, easily the stupidest in this pool of incredible stupidity, takes the cake. He's reported to have said the following:
Believe in something! Even if it's wrong. Believe in it!
Good to know that Beck countenances the belief in / belief that distinction. Anyway, since believing in what's wrong is OK with Beck, he must have no problem with those who believe in suspending judgment, or believe in not believeing anything in particular, or believe in changing what they believe in every day, etc.
BTW: Does anyone have the exact source of this claim by Beck? A link to a transcript or clip would be cool.