I said, ‘Let’s start doing some Glenn Beck stuff, but in praise of Glenn Beck.’ But every time we do one, he will have done something dumber. He raised the stupid bar and now it’s nearly inapproachable. I worry that if we use that as a model … if somebody doesn’t believe what they’re saying, it’s very hard to out-stupid them. Because then there’s no place to sink our hook into, there’s no mountain to climb there. I can’t climb Glenn Beck since there’s nothing there.

— Stephen Colbert, on the paradoxical difficulty of mocking Glenn Beck’s outsize TV antics.

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