In June, Media Matters' Joe Strupp interviewed Alexander Zaitchik, author of Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Nonsense (Wiley, 2010). As Strupp wrote at the time:
The book offers a great history of Beck's life and career, including his days as a Morning Zoo disc jockey, along with his current controversial stints on talk radio and Fox News.
Over at Huffington Post, Zaitchik is now up with an "adapted excerpt" from Common Nonsense that examines Beck's upcoming "Restoring Honor" rally "scheduled for August 28 on the National Mall" -- and yes, August 28 is the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream speech" on the Mall.
The Beck biographer juxtaposes the upcoming rally with the "Rally for America" events Beck organized in 2003 well before he landed at Fox News at the onset of the Obama administration.
Check out more from the excerpt after the jump.
Politico's Michael Calderone reports this morning that, Alexander Zaitchik who "wrote a multi-part series for Salon looking at the life of Glenn Beck, probably the most comprehensive take in terms of back story that I've seen on the conservative talk star" will be releasing a new biography on the right-wing conspiracy-theorist this spring titled, Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance (Wiley & Sons, 2010).
If you've not yet read Zaitchik's amazing series on Beck for Salon, you can do so here.