On the back cover of Beck's book "Arguing With Idiots" he lists a quote from Discover Magazine. The quote "Glenn Beck is an idiot" is atttributed to the magazine. The problem, the magazine as an institution, has no opinion one way or another on Beck and never called him an idiot. Now, one of their contributors, Dr. Phillip Plait has an opinion, and it is he who called Beck an idiot. He wrote it on a blog space. He did so because of some the ludicrous statements made by Beck regarding climate change and the California wild fires. Plait, incensed that Beck would make light of the fires because it was in Beck's words "progressives who hate America getting burned out of their homes" took on Beck's misfacts regarding the fires and climate change. Of course, millions of people follow Beck and believe what he says is gospel while Plait gets Phil who? Still, it is Plait who is right. Beck twists the truth and is loose with the facts. He even does it on his own book cover. Beck can be entertaining when he gets on a rant, but you can't believe a word out of his mouth. Or, at least you shouldn't.