Stephen Colbert "defends" Glenn Beck. Kinda, sorta.
In the bit linked above, reader Nick Browning points out that Colbert appears somewhat more transparent. Colbert is "effectively disguised" as a conservative, some charge. Studies suggest Colbert nudges people to the right as he -- a liberal -- plays a conservative TV blowhard (last two words, a redundancy, I admit). Or maybe Colbert is a conservative playing a liberal who plays a conservative. Yes, you can go crazy this way.
No, the "defense" of Beck above makes it clear where Colbert stands -- for those who were confused.