Glenn Beck celebrated the death of Osama Bin Laden with cookies, confetti and a marching band: but not before pretending to castigate people for participating in the same kinds of celebrations.
Beck began his Monday show on a seemingly solemn note. He said that footage of the celebrations at the White House, Ground Zero and across the country reminded him of the rejoicing by some over 9/11. He called those celebrations "offensive" and said, "America, we are better than this. We are better than jumping into lakes and holding signs and cigars. I think we're better than that."
Then, Beck abruptly switched gears.
"I mean, why hand out candy when you can have cookies and confetti and a marching band, huh?" he said. With that, confetti began falling from the ceiling, a plate of cookies was produced, and a marching band emerged. Beck even danced a little bit as the band played.
He then said he had started by feeling "bad" about the celebrations, but thought, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!"
So: did Beck's joke go too far? Or was it an appropriate celebration? Tell us in the poll below.
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