Milbank has announced he's writing a book about Beck titled "Tears of a Clown," to be released by Doubleday later this year.
"He's been extraordinarily successful at finding what the people want to hear and giving it to them," Milbank told Politico.
In January, Milbank wrote a column in the Post about Beck, where he asked:
"Is Glenn Beck America?" All ages have their charlatans. The fact that Beck's stew of venom and fabrication has been such a triumph probably says less about Beck than about us. He has merely captured the moment.
So Milbank's task is clear: capture the moment of someone capturing the moment.
As Politico points out, Alexander Zaitchik is also working on a book about Beck.