Check out this crazy muppetfucker. It seems like he's gone extra-crazy since Obama got in. Jon Stewart did a great rant recently on how the Republicans are going crazy and Fox News is going crazy, calling Obama a tyrant because they really have no idea what the difference is between tyranny and democracy.
The connecting thread in all this is that the money for Fox News and the Republican party doesn't come from people. It comes from corporations. Glenn Beck was always this out of step with the minds of the American people. It's just that Republican demagoguery used to be more effective. It was never about what people wanted to buy; it was always about what Rupert Murdoch wanted to sell.
What Fox News is mostly about isn't actually feeding people bullshit; it's creating the impression that other people believe it. They're not just telling us that various lies are true; they're also about a sneakier message: look, everybody else believes this shit might be true. It's a tactic that works. If people think that other people believe something, they're more likely to believe it themselves. We're also less likely to call bullshit on their more outrageous claims if there's peer pressure telling us their bullshit is somehow legitimate political debate.
Everybody knows this is happening. But the important fact many people are missing: these assholes know what they're doing. They're not all batshit loons. You'd have to be crazy to follow Dick Cheney, but that doesn't mean Dick Cheney doesn't know where he's going.