Last year, Glenn Beck promised to put on a show that was going to save the 4th of July and change the way it was celebrated forever. What we ended up getting was some maudlin stage show in which Beck talked to himself made up as the Man In The Moon:
Months later, The New York Times Magazine wrote an entirely unrelated article about Hillary Clinton’s probable run for the presidency entitled “Planet Hillary” and featuring this cover:
So now, of course, Beck is accusing the Times of having ripped him off.
“I’m telling you,” he said, “it is a direct rip-off of the Man In The Moon. I mean, it’s incredible”:
Do you know who else ripped Beck off? Georges Méliès … a hundred and eleven years before Beck’s own extravaganza.