Tonight, Glenn Beck cited a January 25, 2010, Joe Klein blog post as an example of Beck's hypothesis that progressives believe that Americans are stupid "cattle" who need to be controlled. Beck said:
"Describing Americans, in this piece titled 'Too Dumb To Thrive'--that's you, too dumb to thrive. [Klein] said, 'It is very difficult to thrive in an increasingly competitive world if you're a nation of dodos.'"
Beck failed to mention that Klein explicitly faulted Fox News for the prevalent misinformation about the stimulus bill.
Explaining why Americans were largely unaware of the tax cuts, grants to states, and upcoming public works projects that the 2009 stimulus bill provided, Klein stated:
This is yet further evidence that Americans are flagrantly ill-informed...and, for those watching Fox News, misinformed.