The man knows his audience. He has to know that his usual trips down into conspiracism mean that there are people watching him who do believe that the government will be injecting an RFID chip into your arm so that they can ship you off to a camp where you’ll be held as punishment for refusing to be vaccinated. But he doesn’t agree with them, and that means a little dance — Beck debunks some of those fears, sure, but first he gives a little nod in their direction.

“We must take this threat [of swine flu] seriously,” Beck said near the top of the show. “I think the government has done a responsible job so far. However, the arrogance of those in science and politics that we have seen lately should give us pause.”…

Beck even went so far as to debunk some of the wilder rumors floating around the Internet, which include a myth that the swine flu vaccine contains an RFID chip that will allow the government to track people.