Talk radio host and Fox News personality Glenn Beck revealed his inner Muse fanboy today on the radio by praising their new album, The Resistance, for allegedly depicting the political landscape in the same way he sees it. Actually, Beck also tweeted about the band a few weeks back, saying, “These guys are right on the money. Lyrics on target, talent off the charts. They ‘get it’. Libertarian!”
***Update: Glenn Beck now claims he was joking about the whole thing and has retracted his Muse retraction. You can listen to him rant about bloggers, etc. here.
The radio show raves must’ve been the final straw, however, as minutes after Beck went off on his new favorite band, he announced: “Uh, just got an email from the representation of Muse. They would like me to retract my endorsement. [laughter] My apologies to Muse for saying that I like them. I didn’t mean to destroy all their credibility.”
Listen to it all go down below (via Media Matters):