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Do lefty-owned homes burn easier than conservatives'?

October 22, 2007 |  7:17 pm

CNN talk show host Glenn Beck today discussing the Southern California firestorm on his syndicated radio show, via William Campbell at blogging.la: "I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today."

Who knew those poor homeowners in San Diego, Orange County and the Inland Empire were pinko-commie America haters? Or did Beck forget that Southern California includes more than left-wing movie types who populate fire-ravaged Malibu? At least we can hope that Beck will rest his head on his pillow tonight assured that those devasted families who lost/will lose everything include a "handful of people who hate America." In fairness, he did say "unfortunately;" and, strangely, his comment was part of a larger manifesto on Americans uniting in their mutual respect despite their disagreement over politics. Read more and listen to an audio clip at Media Matters.

For a lesson on how fire burns differently based on the ideology of its fuel, look no further than Monty Python.

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