June 30, 2011

Media Matters makes a montage of the Glenn Beck show.



Media Matters hates Glenn Beck, but this montage is pretty damned entertaining, perhaps because the Fox News channel show is ending. Tonight is the last installment:
An advertising boycott that began after Beck said Obama had a “deep-seated hatred for white people” led to more than 400 advertisers telling Fox they didn’t want their commercials seen on his show.

Fox and Beck headed for a divorce, their relationship largely soured by control issues. Beck has set up his own diversified business, as he makes speeches, writes books and owns a website along with GBTV, which is run by a former Fox executive.
That Media Matters montage made me...
... think about why I love Glenn Beck.
... wish I'd paid more attention to what might have been a great show.
... think about why I hate Glenn Beck.
... realize that man needed to be exiled to the internet.
  
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103 comments:

The Crack Emcee said...

I don't have time to watch right now, but is there a shot of Beck dancing around the scalp of Van Jones?

That was great television,...

BJM said...

This is what mob rule looks like.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

To be 'exiled' to the internet is rather like being сосланный к Сибири (exiled to Siberia) and finding that you're sitting right on top of a kimberlite diamond pipe.

E.M. Davis said...

Beck has gotten a little too Lonesome Rhodey for my tastes.

He used to be more entertaining.

Irene said...

Media Matters, the tax-exempt watchdog.

Like NPR for people who like Bill Maher.

Jim Bullock said...

You need another option in your poll "Reminded me why I can't stand Media Matters."

garage mahal said...

It's like Beck got his theories from reading chicken entrails. And he had millions of conservative viewers. Heh.

Maguro said...

That Beck is such a nut, thinking a guy who went to Jeremiah Wright's Trinity Church for 20 years might have some kind of "issues" with white people.

It's crazy talk, crazy talk I tell you.

BJK said...

I used to watch Glenn; I actually liked his Headline News show more than the Fox one.

The darker the set became, the easier it was to take the show off my TiVo's to-do list. And the creepier / more insular it started to look, as someone who was no longer watching on a daily basis.

It's the only afternoon/evening news-analysis show that I can think of that seemingly looked less professional the longer it was on the air. (Morning news is different, since they have to do so many wacky things intended to make you forget you're watching a news program.)

Phil 3:14 said...

Didn't watch

Not a Beck fan

But why do I care what Media Matters says?
(A one note organization)

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

Not sure if you are aware, but Beck spent a couple of shows explaing how University of Wisconsin lawprof Joel Rogers fits into the patchwork of left leaning think tanks, foundations and associated non-profits who are trying to shift the country further left ideologically.

Drew said...

You need another option in your poll "Reminded me why I can't stand Media Matters."

Bingo. I have no opinion at all on Glenn Beck. However, if he makes Media Matters beclown itself on a regular basis, then I LOVE GLENN BECK.

FedkaTheConvict said...

Beck had an excellent show going until that "Restoring Honor" rally in D.C. then he got all religious and preachy. I don't think any so-called boycott affected the show.

Crunchy Frog said...

Glen Beck always reminded me of that weird TV preacher from LA, Gene Scott.

Any show that relies on chalkboard diagrams has lost me right off the bat.

wv: clizests - you get those from exposure to HPV

TMink said...

Just what I was thinking Bart, except you expressed it better and I don't do Russian.

Only progressives and Islamists are that comfortable with censorship. It is just so cute how they see themselves as the tolerant ones.

Trey

William said...

I only watched his show a couple of times. Not my cup of tea. It should be noted that the left made a great deal about his promulgation of gold. Further, it should be noted that you would have done better listening to his recommendations than to those of Jim Cramer.

Carol_Herman said...

Dying industry. Because it's getting to be harder and harder to get people to sit down to watch TV.

Similar to politics & hollyood.

For in the beginning of hollywood's successful run, the moguls didn't waste time on those who weren't stars. And, stars attracted audiences. Who paid money.

Then? Since hollywood now plays with other people's money. And, profits for investors are slim. We see less than stellar stars.

Business continues sliding downhill.

While over in the GOP column, you've got to be head scratching at how McCain got nominated in 2008. How both Boehner and McConnell sailed into leadership roles in 2010. (By ignoring the Tea Party! By actually trying to whack the Tea Party People to death.)

While elections also got lost for no rational explanation. How did Meg Whitman get to run for governor of CA? Did she just open her pocketbook and flash money?

How did the nut job get to the top of the ticket in New York? Why wasn't giving Cuomo's son a race?

Because more often than not ... with success ... brings nepotism. And, the slots that get filled get filled with village idiots.

When will we fix what's broken within our political system?

When enough rich dames lose ... and get tired of running as GOP candidates? Perhaps then.

Or if a Tea Party emerges that has candidates ... that people prefer? And, then the "get out the vote" machine will transfer from political fakers to the rest of the country?

Oy.

Leland said...

I listened to Glenn Beck's show occassionally, before it ever was televised. More often, because he was previously a local talent, I listened to his cohort Pat Gray. The latter was much better when he did near straight laced editorials/commentary. When he tried to be funny, he came off looking like an idiot. And so, when he took the job was his old friend Glenn; the pair really became unbareable as they fed on each other to be funny.

DADvocate said...

None of the above. Don't care for Beck that much, but he's OK. Media Matters is a bad joke created to display the warped psyches of lefties.

Lincolntf said...

Damn, Emily Mills new article re: Althouse/Chokegate is up, but all I get is the "spinning wheel of death" when I click on the link.

dbp said...

E) How pointless and lame Media Matters is for bothering to make this montage now that Glenn Beck's show is ending.

SunnyJ said...

Beck provided a platform,impeccable research using "their own words" and the courage to invite the left's ridicule response so, viewers could see the tactics he was describing in action.

Agree with his positions or personality or not, Beck kicked some serious Progressive butt in revealing the inner workings. Agreed, the Joel Rogers-UW links were amazing. It is also important to note that no one, not one person that liked to call him crazy ever sued or managed to make him retract what he presented. And that was non-stop presented, hammering them all every day on the most watched 5PM program.

I notice that you mention the 400 advertising sponsors as though that is a confirmed reason he is leaving FOX. Yet, you don't mention that it was started by Van Jones' group, after Beck succeeded in having him leave the WH and revealed his far left statements (again in his own words). Jones left within 2 weeks and Beck completed his run.

A quick check of the ratings shows that Beck IS the leading cable show ever in the 5PM slot, and today is still over 100% higher in that slot than other shows. The ratings slipping game fails to mention that all cable shows on all channels slumped during that same time period coming off a very hyper news cycle.

Beck has marched to his own drummer. They hated him for it, and did all they could to destroy him...he continues to succeed on his own terms. He stopped the face first rush to a "fundamentally changed America", long enough for questioning and to make sure the conservative silent America had time to find each other, and enter the Tea Party.

That's enough for me right there.

garage mahal said...

Interesting the idea for Fox was hatched in the Nixon White House.

edutcher said...

Never cared for him, thought he was a little too much in love with himself. That said, at least he talked about things like the Constitution in detail, something of which we need more.

The Blonde, however, can't stand him. She'll watch the bad episodes of The Virginian before sitting through him.

aronamos said...

Maggot said: Not sure if you are aware, but Beck spent a couple of shows explaing how University of Wisconsin lawprof Joel Rogers fits into the patchwork of left leaning think tanks, foundations and associated non-profits who are trying to shift the country further left ideologically.

This is the same Joe Rogers who called business production tax breaks designed to BRING JOBS TO WISCONSIN "More mindless lunacy - when will it end?"

Not a Beck fan myself. Also not a big fan of, say, Protein Wisdom or Ace; I don't like that kind of rough-and-tumble, much preferring the genteel, pinkies-up salon that Professor Althouse runs here.

AllenS said...

I listened to Beck on the radio a couple of years ago, for about 10 minutes. It just wasn't for me. But, OH MY GOD, Media Matter totally sucks dick.

ET1492 said...

"the genteel, pinkies-up salon that Professor Althouse runs here"


Ha!

Carol_Herman said...

Well, I watched it. Which is more of Glenn Beck than I've ever seen before.

George Soros uses free speech just to waste his money.

myiq2xu said...

What a day!

First Mark Halperin insults dicks, and now Media Matters insults clowns.

Revenant said...

I've never watched Beck and have no opinion of him.

I did think it was funny when people organized a boycott after he said that Obama hated white people, though. What a cult of personality Obama had back then.

ET1492 said...

Rush Limbaugh used to be on TV. His show was cancelled. He also got fired from his football commentator gig.

Victories for his enemies?

Shallow ones, if so.

Glenn Beck still has a very popular radio program, still makes a lot of money and still has a massive influence on political culture in this country,

Kirby Olson said...

It's funny, I only watched a few episodes and can remember all the patches. He was quite coherent, and rather brilliant in his analysis from time to time. I think he is at least as good as Sarah Palin in getting key phrases into the discourse, such as, "a perfect storm."

I think he was also very aware of how tenuous American hold on normalcy is, and how there are any number of monstrous agents even within America who would destroy it, even if it meant destroying themselves in the process.

SteveR said...

Beck had a few good attributes, most notably that he drove the right kind of people crazy. I guess the team of Beck Watchers at Media Matters will have to switch to The Kardashians or Deadliest Catch.

He obviously takes himself seriously enough to make others take him seriously but I never did.

rocketeer67 said...

You'll believe anything, won't you Garage?

But of course! I forgot you were a Democrat.

MarkG said...

Gosh, not a lot of people crying about Glenn Beck. Poor Garage must be disappointed.

Fred4Pres said...

I would pay to see a Van Jones and Glenn Beck debate. I would be fun.

Joaquin said...

It's easy to tell when someone scares the crap out of lefties, eh?

Drew said...

William said . . .

It should be noted that the left made a great deal about his promulgation of gold.

More specifically, wasn't it ANTHONY WEINER who made a big deal about it?

Scott M said...

You'll believe anything, won't you Garage?

But of course! I forgot you were a Democrat.


If that were true, we wouldn't have any problems with Democrats. The problem is they DO believe stubbornly some thoroughly debunked schtuff.

garage mahal said...

I would pay to see a Van Jones and Glenn Beck debate. I would be fun.

Van Jones put out the offer a few weeks ago. No response from Beck.

victoria said...

OMG, when he went on the air at Fox I tried to get my husband to watch "A Face in the Crowd" one of my all-time favorite movies. I said then, and I'll say it now, Glenn Beck is Lonesome Rhodes. This whole claptrap about him in Bryant Park is illustrative of how paranoid he is. When he started to talk about it I said he was lying to get attention and I haven't seen or heard anything to change my mind. I am all for differences of opinion on TV, I watch Hannity, Maddow, O"reilly and glean what is the truth from all that they pontificate about.

I'd have to say that Beck is either a messiah or Charlie Manson.
It scares me that there are actually people out there who believe EVERYTHING he says. I don't believe everything anyone says.


Vicki from Pasadena

Drew said...

I guess the team of Beck Watchers at Media Matters will have to switch to The Kardashians or Deadliest Catch.

Media Matters was created by George Soros specifically to attack Fox News. As long as Fox News is around (and Soros keeps wasting his money by overpaying his hipsters) Media Matters will be watching them.

Sometimes I wonder if, in the act of watching Fox News 24/7, those silly little leftoids might learn something.

Jeff said...

The thing that always bugged me about GB was his ability to take a reasonable and rational argument and obscure it with crazy talk. The worst of the "right-wing" commentators seem to make freedom and liberty harder to sell by bundling good ideas with crazy vitriol about people who disagree with them. It does seem like the really wacky "left-wing" talking heads get a pass on similar issues, though...

Scott M said...

I said he was lying to get attention and I haven't seen or heard anything to change my mind. I am all for differences of opinion on TV, I watch Hannity, Maddow, O"reilly and glean what is the truth from all that they pontificate about.

There are tweets from/to the girl sitting behind him suggesting that she kick him in the head or spill a drink on him just before it (the drink spill) happened.

Drew said...

It scares me that there are actually people out there who believe EVERYTHING he says. I don't believe everything anyone says.

My in-laws are faithful Beck-Watchers. The only good thing about his show going off the air is that they might finally CALM DOWN and halt their silly plans for a survivalist compound in Eastern Texas.

AllenS said...

Are we now talking about Anthony Weiner? If so, here goes:

There once was a pervert named Weiner
Who had a perverted demeanor
Forced from the Hill
For acting like Bill
Now Congress is one weiner leaner

NYTNewYorker said...

Beck wasn't my cup of tea but I set my 3 Tivos to record him every day just to give him the ratings. Anybody the left hates, I want on the air as long as possible.

The reason that he is so hated by the left is because he is effective. He connects all of the dots and faces that the left goes to such great pains to obscure.

Hence all of the chalkboards and screens. Everything he says is backed up with facts and figures.

He made them squirm.

NYTNewYorker said...

LOL! That's the best I've seen yet AllenS.

Fred4Pres said...

I never made it through an episode of GB on TV. I find it unwatchable, but I also find O'Reilly and Hannity unwatchable too. Not because I disagree with thier over all message, TV is just not a good format for discussion and I just would rather get my political news from the internet. I do not even bother with Sunday morning political shows, I would rather drink bloodies and make pancakes. I do occasionally listen to his radio show, surfing AM stations for sports news, and that show is actually funny and witty at times.

BJM said...

Ooooooo....the NIXON WH!!11!

Boogety-boogety!

Really, if Garage didn't exist we'd have to make him up for comic relief.

AllenS said...

Fred4Pres said...
I never made it through an episode of GB on TV. I find it unwatchable, but I also find O'Reilly and Hannity unwatchable too. Not because I disagree with thier over all message, TV is just not a good format for discussion and I just would rather get my political news from the internet.

Same here.

Fred4Pres said...

garage I saw that offer. Youa are completely bat shit crazy, but I am with you brother on this event, I want to see it happen!

garage mahal said...

Thanks Fred.

deborah said...

"one weiner leaner"

Okay, Allen, I have to give you best limerick line to date.

Seeing Red said...

Interesting the idea for Fox was hatched in the Nixon White House.



Ahhh the "Fairness Doctrine."

What a bunch of hooey that is & speaks volumes that the progressives feel the need to get it back.

Cos of talk radio & 1 little TV station who maybe manages 1-3 million viewers.

Out of 300m people.

LOLOLOL

We needed a Fox-like show back in the 70s.

Joanna said...

Van Jones put out the offer [to debate Beck] a few weeks ago. No response from Beck

Liar. Beck gave a detailed response on both his radio and TV show.

KenK said...

There are certain people who have views that I mostly agree with but their personality is so abrasive, nutty or strange that I just can't stand them any way. People like "Dr. Death" Kevorkian, Alex Jones, Ted Nugent and Glenn Beck. It's probably just as well to relegate him to the Internets and obscure cable channels.

Seeing Red said...

If that were true, we wouldn't have any problems with Democrats. The problem is they DO believe stubbornly some thoroughly debunked schtuff.



"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan

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Marilee said...

vicky from pasadena
so you think becks listeners are, charles manson like, going to murder people and rip unborn children from the dead bodies??
Exagerate much??

Shanna said...

Interesting the idea for Fox was hatched in the Nixon White House.

Gawker is a conspiracy theorist. Just like Glenn Beck!

GB has crazy eyes, btw. I can't watch him.

Joanna said...

There are certain people who have views that I mostly agree with but their personality is so abrasive, nutty or strange that I just can't stand them any way.... It's probably just as well to relegate him [Beck] to the Internets and obscure cable channels

Really? Because YOU personally find his personality abrasive, etc., it's best that he's off Fox? Geez.

If he never does anything again, he still has had a great career.

Agreed. I find it stunning that he was only on Fox for two years yet got the Lefties SO riled up in a relatively short amount of time. (Can't wait to see what happens when he starts his two hour show on GBTV.)

Shanna said...

Ted Nugent

The only time I saw Glenn Beck's show (aside from clips) I think he was interviewing Ted Nugent. That was a lot of crazy (even though i love Ted Nugent, he just wants to be in his own little world. Plus, Stranglehold. Which is awesome)

Palladian said...

"I don't like that kind of rough-and-tumble, much preferring the genteel, pinkies-up salon that Professor Althouse runs here."

You're new here, aren't you?

Her favorite commenter likes to describe his feces and dry hump his dogs. The only "pinkies-up" around here are pinkies up the ass.

SunnyJ said...

Garage M - Beck spent 2 yrs calling Van Jones and the left out. While they called him crazy and worse they never disputed the facts..as mostly it was video of thems saying it.

Jones had to leave the WH and Beck kept working at FOX for over a year.

Two weeks before Beck is to leave, Jones sends a phony letter to FOX to cease and desist and at the same time challenges Beck to have him on his show. That little bit of disingenous intellectual dishonesty is what Beck has put out in the open.

Beck responded, he just didn't agree to use his hard earned TV time at FOX to play into Jones manipulations.

Jones had all the time in the world to dispute or debate what Glenn said...why the red phone sat in the set and never rang either before, during or after Jones left the WH.

I don't have to agree with everything Beck says, or like everything he does, or follow him around calling him the "one" or wait for the seas to calm or whatever BS that Obama theatre is all about. Beck is the first one to call that crap...crap.

He kept his job, he kept his message and he stood up to the progressive ridicule machine. And he was right...damn right about what he said and no one, absolutely no one has been able to claim otherwise...and Media Matters and Soros and Jones spent millions trying.

Dues paid...he's an American hero.

Palladian said...

Oh, have you met Jeremy? He's the man in the corner over there, the one who is screaming "DUH!" to himself and who has a big damp spot on the front of his trousers.

And be careful if you get into a conversation with an angry-looking black gentleman. Don't mention high-colonics or pilates or herbal tea or he may stave your skull in with the canapé salver.

Scott M said...

And be careful if you get into a conversation with an angry-looking black gentleman. Don't mention high-colonics or pilates or herbal tea or he may stave your skull in with the canapé salver.

HOWARD JOHNSON IS RIGHT!!!

BJM said...

@Drew

Soros is in a vanity pissing match with Murdoch that is personal, not political. Soros' pockets are not deep enough to win outright, so he buys a raft of leftie Pols and useful idiots to open a front in the culture wars against Murdoch's US news holdings.

While we're making popcorn and cheering our respective sides, he's also funding the undermining of our currency and political system.

To what end?

garage mahal said...

And he was right...damn right about what he said and no one, absolutely no one has been able to claim otherwise.

Beck is close to playing with his own poop. FEMA camps, black market treasury bonds, AmeriCorps domestic armies, UN central control over our lives, etc etc etc. Millions of people watch this crap and believe it, it's pretty frightening actually.

BJM said...

@Shanna


GB has crazy eyes, btw. I can't watch him.


Beck has macular degeneration.

Kirby Olson said...

The wildest tidbit I know about Beck is that once he held up a book called The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek. The next day the book was #1 at Amazon.com. For the next three months it stayed in that slot. It's an almost unreadably difficult book by a U. of Chicago economics professor first published in the 1940s. I read it, and it wasn't any fun to read, although it's very good. He links the Soviets and the Nazis and says from the viewpoint of bureaucratic control of the government, they are identical.

Beck liked that, and so do I, but Hayek takes a very long and complicated time getting to those ideas.

After three months the book moved to #2. Glenn Beck's novel had taken the first position at Amazon.com. I don't think we have to worry about him having to live hand to mouth in a trailer park.

Christopher said...
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Christopher said...

Well that was a non-article.

I didn't watch Beck but it was entertaining to read about him forcing Van Jones from his job.

Christopher said...

Garage,

You've spent months claiming that Scott Walker is the second coming of Hitler, you're probably the last person who should be complaining about hysterics.

ricpic said...

Only progressives and Islamists are that comfortable with censorship.

This is key. Beck is on to the passionate pursuit of total control that grips both progressives and Islamists. Is he alone in this insight? Of course not. But he is tenacious in hammering home the point. He is shouting "They're not nice!" Their worst nightmare is loss of the niceness cover. How much harder a successful coup when the public is wary. And that's why he must be destroyed.

aronamos said...

You're new here, aren't you?

I haven't been new anywhere since the days of 300 baud modems.

And yes, I know about Titus. So glad the names are big and blue; I know the comments to skip.

Too bad scarcasm can't be in a funny color.

jeff said...

I never could get into his radio show and never watched him on tv. But if Media Matters hate him and Garage (GARAGE!!) thinks he's nuts, then perhaps I should have watched. Now if Jeremy shows up and typically becomes unglued about him I will KNOW I should have watched.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

Well FoxNews is presently Beck-lees.
Some say it's because they were feckless.
But good Mr. Glenn
Would find gems, and then
Present them in manner quite reckless.

Methadras said...

I'm not a GB fan. I think he's an over-produced, pretentious blow-hard, that sometimes rides the rails along the edge of conspiracy land. Having said that, I don't see how many of his ideas are wrong. If Media Matters has to go to this length to goof on the guy because they virulently hate him, then he must be doing something right.

What must it be like in the halls of media matters uber-leftard paradise, I wonder.

victoria said...

Marlee,

You are as nuts as Beck. I never said that his listeners were Charles Manson. I said that Beck was either Charles Manson or a messiah.

As usual, righties fight for things that they misunderstand as the truth.
Just because someone tweets to a person to do something does not mean it happened. Too many people are willing to accept whatever he says with no questions asked. Lemmings


Vicki from Pasadena

Scott M said...

Just because someone tweets to a person to do something does not mean it happened.

You realize there are time stamps on tweet files, right? If you find the tweet time stamp and the actions called for subsequently happen in short order, I'd call that more than coincidence.

Hell, I don't even like Beck all that much. I do appreciate that he used his targets' own words and constantly, constantly told viewers not to trust him, but to do the research for themselves...to watch the un-televised full-length video for themselves. That's a lot more than most talking heads do, but he did it all the time.

mariner said...

BJM,
Really, if Garage didn't exist we'd have to make him up for comic relief.

We didn't make him up?

I thought he was a product of too much chili too late at night.

newton said...

Beck made this promise to his enemies when he announced his departure a while back, and he repeated again just a few minutes ago.

"You will PRAY for the time when I had only one hour on Fox."

Friendly warning, everyone.

NYTNewYorker said...

"Too many people are willing to accept whatever he says with no questions asked. Lemmings"

Let's see,

Oceans rising

We are the ones we've been waiting for

What else? It's a blur.

Marilee said...

"You are as nuts as Beck. I never said that his listeners were Charles Manson. I said that Beck was either Charles Manson or a messiah.
To that I say..nutz. You do know Charles Mansons story..right? Have you read Helter Skelter? The reason he was so creepy is that he got a bunch of whacked out followers to do his dirty deeds. Ergo, to compare Beck to Manson is to say he can get his "followers", listeners if you will, to do terrible things. I am not a big Beck fan, but not once has he asked anyone to do anything except educate themselves.
You really need to find a different way to demegogue this. Check out your peeps at Media Matters..I'm sure they'll have something else you can throw out there to convince everyone that this guy Beck is reeeealy scary.

Go on now and do some more oppo research. Oh, and go educate yourself.

rcocean said...

I liked that Beck educated people on history and politics. Sometimes he'd go off on the deep end but "he told truth mostly".

I didn't watch much, 'cause I already know all the history - and it was too slow & not enough humor and entertainment. I never understood why he used chalk boards. Talk about old school.

His radio show was always better.

andinista said...

Vicky, you said: "I'd have to say that Beck is either a messiah or Charlie Manson. It scares me that there are actually people out there who believe EVERYTHING he says.". Then, when pressed, you declaimed: "I never said that his listeners were Charles Manson.".

No, cowardly Vicky, you just accused Beck's enthusiastic listeners of being the Manson Family, by implication capable and willing to commit purposeful evil on the scale of the Tate-LaBianca murders. Why do you fear your fellow countrymen so? What do you think you have that they want? Oh right, they want their Liberty and property back, that you are complicit in its confiscation for progressive purposes. They want to be free again. That's right Vicky, you fear that your slaves may revolt.

"... identify the man called Spartacus." "I'm Spartacus!" "I'm Spartacus!" ...

Then you say "Too many people are willing to accept whatever he says with no questions asked."

And you know this ... how? Please provide the evidence for this slander.

How many is too many? 1? 10? 1000? 10,000,000? Out there on the bankrupt Left Coast, bleeding jobs and wealth and mis-educated kids, where they are dumping 30,000 violent prisoners back onto the street because you can't afford to keep them locked up, you sure are convinced that your fellow countrymen are malevolent slopeheads, instead of ordinary, good-hearted, God-fearing Americans.

You have far more to fear from the criminals about to invade Pasadena, who will pillage your homes and businesses, and rape and kill your daughters.

NYTNewYorker said...

MEDIC! OVER HERE!

michaele said...

Well, Glenn made it through his final tv show without shedding a tear on camera. Good for him. I, on the other hand, experienced a teeny, tiny welling. I watched him almost every afternoon during my wind down time.I laughed some, learned some, and appreciated his willing to trust his audience because his content certainly wasn't always a guaranteed ratings grabber. I plan on checking out his new GBTV endeavor.

Crimso said...

"I said that Beck was either Charles Manson or a messiah."

Then I guess Obama's friend Bernardine Dohrn must really dig him. She sure thought what Manson's crew did to Sharon Tate was cool.

Shanna said...

Beck has macular degeneration.

Really? So, are you saying that makes his eyes look different? I may have to research that.

Although I suspect it's more the conspiracy theories combined with wide eyed enthusiasm and weird professorial ticks and chalkboards that make him come off a little off. I don't hate him or anything, the whole asthetic of his show and his way of talking just doesn't work for me.

Crimso said...

I don't know who this andinista is, other than that he/she can probably sing the engineer's hymn. But I like him/her.

Joanna said...

Well, Glenn made it through his final tv show without shedding a tear on camera. Good for him. I, on the other hand, experienced a teeny, tiny welling.

Me, too. *sigh*

andinista said...

I'm sorry Vicky, for that outburst, it set me off. You should of had the courage to own your words. You could have said: "You're right, I'm sorry, I don't know what's wrong with me, that when I think of Glenn Beck's viewers, Manson comes to mind. I really do need to cultivate a better opinion of my fellow countrymen, to find the best in everyone."

Sometimes, eating a big heaping helping of humble pie is the right way to go. I have to often, it's delicious.

"You got your mind right, Luke?" "Yah, I got it right, Boss."

Erik said...

Not ever spending much time watching Beck, I can watch this and thing ... so what? Does Media Matters really think this stuff is damning in some way? Sure, he's a bit off the reservation, but it seems fairly harmless to me.

Truth is, he serves a purpose, just as Palin and others do. We may not all agree on what that purpose is, but it's hard to argue that Beck hasn't been wildly successful in its own way.

Honestly, I find all these talking head shows distasteful.

Marilee said...

adinista:
Please don't back off now. Really, the rant, it was exquisite.
Although your fatherly advice is, ummm, very adult.

andinista said...

Thanks, crimso, I'm obliged.

Michael K said...

The Fox News channel that can pay Al Sharpton to be an analyst and to appear on Fox News shows with an implication that he is a credible person, owes Glenn Beck an apology. I didn't watch him much but what I saw was far more credible than Sharpton.

DADvocate said...

How pointless and lame Media Matters is for bothering to make this montage...

The left is ate up with hate. They wallow in it, they relish it, they confuse expressing hate with creativity. Despite temporary appearances to the contrary, hate creates nothing, it destroys.

PaulV said...

Beck got GE to have a fire sale of MSNBC

Popville said...

As I stated here in February, Glenn Beck is Jack Parr regurgitating the words of Art Bell. Tho probably more Garner Ted Armstrong than Bell.

vech said...

I never watch Beck, but always took great delight in the anguish he caused people. I don't recall ever reading where anyone proved him wrong. The liberal's shallow argument always boiled down to two words: "He's stupid", or "He lies", with no corresponding proof. That's called "stuttering intellect".

WAmom said...

Unbelievably the Federal Government is paying for Media Matters. Wrong!