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From Benghazi and Beyoncé, to the terrorist attack in Paris, this week was a smorgasbord of wingnuttery.

The world is still reeling from the terrorist attack on the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in which ten journalists and two police officers died. At least, most of the world was still reeling. America’s wingnuts were riding the fresh wave of Islamophobia rising in the western world.

Rupert Murdoch warned of a “growing jihadist cancer” via Twitter.

Comedian Aziz Ansari proceed to mock Murdoch unmercifully.

Ansari had so much to say, that he created a hashtag for it all: #RupertsFault.

Author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling slammed Murdoch for imposing collective guilt on all Muslims.

Rowling also praised the Muslim hero who saved Jewish lives in Paris.


Former congressman Joe Walsh tweeted that Islamists should behead those who refused to run an image of the first cover of Charlie Hebdo after the attack.




The federal investigation into former CIA director David Petraeus has been going on for three years now, but on January 9, FBI and Justice Department investigators recommended charges against Petraeus. Wingnuttia smelled a conspiracy, of course.



Former Arkansas governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee slammed President and Mrs. Obama’s parenting skills, for letting their daughter listen to the music of Beyoncé. Out promoting his new book, Huckabee told People magazine, “I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything — how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school … and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable” in Beyoncé’s lyrics, or in choreography “best left for the privacy of her bedroom.” Huckabee described Beyoncé as “mental poison” in his book.

Meanwhile, in response to a caller who asked why he made “disparaging comments about Huckabee,” Glenn Beck called Mike Huckabee a liar and “one of the most disingenuous men I have ever, ever met.” “He is Jeb Bush, hiding behind the cross,” Beck added. “He is a liar to your face. He is a very disingenuous man.”

Mike Huckabee’s own son, David Huckabee, once lost his job as a Boy Scout camp counselor for killing a stray dog, by hanging him by his neck, slitting his throat, and stoning him to death, and was once arrested for having a gun in his bag at the airport in Little Rock, Arkansas. So, Huckabee might want to ease up on criticizing anyone else’s parenting.


Here’s hoping Huckabee is looking over his shoulder, because the “Beygency” has him in its sights by now.


Here’s the best of the worst in wingnuttia this week:


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