Casey Brezik, the lunatic accused of stabbing a community college dean last fall, is one step closer to having his mental illness formally recognized by the state. "Time is limited," Brezik announced on Monday, after a Jackson County judge ruled that he was incompetent to stand trial.
Beck shared the Brezik story with his listeners a few weeks after the shooting rampage in Tucson. Beck suggested that the media largely ignored the Penn Valley stabbing -- police believe that Brezik intended to cut Nixon -- because the suspect was an "anti-Christian, anti-capitalist leftist."
While acknowledging that Brezik is a "kook," Beck argued that the throat slashing
deserved more news coverage. "There's no way that it happened," the host said, mocking the inattention to the story.
Beck picked up on the stabbing from rightbloggers. Kansas City-based crackpot Jack Cashill had argued that the Penn Valley story didn't have legs because "even Keith Olbermann would have had a hard time turning Brezik into a Tea Partier."
Cashill allowed that Brezik "is something of a whack job" before diagnosing the young man with "Sudden Jihadi Syndrome," a malaria spread by progressives.