He really is. I'm not sure if he really believes what he says every day on his crazy tv show, but even if he doesn't he's still crazy. And because he's crazy, and because he's saying some seriously messed up stuff, he's egging on the lunatic fringe of this country into killing people. People in that fringe see their paranoid ideas on a major news network and they feel that they are validated, that everything they believe is true, and then they act on what they are hearing. And that is why this year more people have died of violent attacks here in the US than have died in Iraq.
The fact that Beck is saying that he isn't responsible for this new and interesting turn of events is insane in and of itself. Since he started really going batshit on air there has been rise in violence. Blame it on Obama, on the economy, on lots of things, but at some point Fox News is going to have to also blame themselves. They have allowed a crazy man to talk about crazy things on air. And when they saw that he was starting to break down, and they saw the effect he was having on people, they allowed him to stay on air. They chose ratings over common sense, and they are just as responsible as anyone else in this. No, they didn't hand the crazy people a gun, but they did tell the crazy people that Obama will take their guns, so they need to buy them quickly and then shoot the people coming to get them. Tell me, how that is really any different?