Media Matters thinks we should be outraged about this – but if the shoe fits…

On Glenn Beck, Ben Stein, while discussing Sen. Barack Obama’s plan to deliver his speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination at Denver’s Invesco Field, stated that he did not “like the idea of Senator Obama giving his acceptance speech in front of 75,000 wildly cheering people.” Stein further stated: “Seventy-five-thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, that’s something the Fuehrer would have done.”

A video is provided.

Not a fan of Ben Stein or Glen Beck – but Margaret Carlson had the thought before

This is the first election in memory when a small crowd is better than a large one, a passionate crowd inferior to a bored one, where drawing a million people in Berlin is less likely to be compared with Ronald Reagan or John F. Kennedy but to Hitler Youth chanting “Sieg heil!”

And I used Triumph of the Willie for the Berlin extravaganza in the same spirit.

So, Ben SteinΒ  merely voiced something that exists in the collective psyche for some time now.

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