Beck Meltdown Ends Massa's Fling With Right
Forget about him become a conservative hero
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2010 7:05 AM CST
Updated Mar 10, 2010 7:45 AM CST

(Newser) – Eric Massa's disastrous interview with Glenn Beck yesterday has brought his brief flirtation with the right to an end, writes Dana Milbank. Tickle fights? Beck himself told viewers, "I think I've wasted your time," after Massa refused again and again to be specific about the promised Democratic dirt. And he called "bull crap" on Massa's attempt to explain why he quit instead of staying to fight. Turns out "Massa's dalliance with the right was to be a one-night stand," writes Milbank at the Washington Post.

Tom Schaller called Beck's apology to viewers "one of the most honest moments" he's ever seen on TV. " It's hard to out-crazy Glenn Beck, whose show is sponsored by the Yoshi Knife, and gold brokers running ads featuring Gordon Liddy and the dude Matt Damon chumped down in the famous bar scene from Good Will Hunting. But this afternoon, Massa did just that," he writes at FiveThirtyEight.