GLENN BECK

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GLENN BECK

Post by csnoah98 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:33 pm

Just saw a headline on cnn.com "Is Glenn Beck Bad for America?"

Well, of course. He's bad for any set of ears unfortunate enough to receive his BS. But his recent asc ent is truly worthy of being included in a study on the ever growing Cult of Personality that our culture seems to enjoy. Like the useless wad of fat and DNA that makes up Limbaugh (yes, I'm aware I just insulted his Highness), Beck wandered into the Garden of Evil quite by accident. In Limbaugh's case, his star climbed after he hooked up with his lov, er -ADVISOR - Roger Ailes. BTW - it's amazing how much alike Limbaugh and Ailes resemble one another. Like a Michael Jackson/Liz Taylor thing. And, as a side note, check out just one odious lie from the pusbag Limbaugh as to why this renowned Commie hater and Socialist basher could not serve his country:

http://www.snopes.com/military/limbaugh.asp

A literal pain in the ass stopped him. The word "disgusting" seems way too tame.

Back to Beck -

As a washed-up, drugged-out DJ, Beck stumbled into talk radio and began having some success. The show was well-produced, somewhat entertaining and began growing. I believe CC picked it up and then ... it started shrinking. So what does Beck do? Like Limbaugh and L Ron Hubbard and Billie Sunday and Mussolini and ... oh, a long list of crackpots and despots - he starts appealing to the lowest common denominator, wrapping himself in the flag and ranting against enemies of the state. And ratings begin to climb. Fear sells. And he gets the clueless mouth breathers, the scared working class, the elderly listening behind a door with five locks - he gets them to the point where they just KNOW the bad liberals are coming to get them, led by a large, scary black man named Obama who likes to fist bump. And wasn't that a secret greeting among Black Panthers? The fist bump?

So now we have another pudgy, soft-as-a
marshmellow white man who talks tough but posts videos of himself in tears in a hospital bed. And, to a certain Segment of Suckers - it sells. Business is good. With the dough rolling in and the publicity, why change anything?

If you want to read about what a true tough guy, a real American thought about politics and Bush and Iraq and all the bullshit we've been force fed, read the latest coming out on and by (from his journal) Pat Tilman. It's unvarnished truth from a genuine bad-ass, not some morbidly obese prick sitting in an air-conditioned studio, smoking $100 cigars while ranting into a golden microphone.

Yes, this is mean-spirited. I'm in that kind of mood. I grow weary of living in a Confederacy of Dunces and such a large segment of my countrymen and women taken in by hypocrites and charlatans.

It's just that kind of day.

halltalk, 9/17/2009 12:40:38 PM
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Re: GLENN BECK

Post by csnoah98 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:36 pm

I've been wanting to write that post for so long, but like Beck, I'm just a drug addled fool. You nailed it.

Lee Elliot, Leopold, 9/17/2009 5:53:18 PM
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Re: GLENN BECK

Post by csnoah98 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:39 pm

Wow...Beck is a guy who believes in what he says.He is generous and kind and helps people.

Halltalk...Chill or you will blow your aorta.
While I do believe he can be dramatic he did a number on Acorn. He is getting ratings and you are somewhat arrogant in believing that
he appeals to the lowest common denominator.

He is winning and you can't handle that.

You are showing way too much of your hatred here.

Have some class Hall and give the guy some credit.

maxinfo, 9/17/2009 11:54:21 PM
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Re: GLENN BECK

Post by csnoah98 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:40 pm

Beck proves himself to be a fake on a regular basis. Since the day he signed on to his TV "show", he's gotten progressively worse as far as his pandering to the "hillbilly caucus". When he saw that he could get the same reaction as those who hand out talking point pamphlets at so called "town hall" meetings just by wimpering and sniveling on the air, crying about how his country is going down the tubes, he played it to comedic excess.

As part and parcel of the "idiot fringe", that 10% that live at BOTH ends of the political spectrum, this guy is part of the problem as he whips the Koolade drinking duffusses on the extreme right into a froth over all kinds of imagined wrongs.

Look, the guy gets credit from me for the same reason Howard Stern and Ann Coulter do. They're both mediocre talents with better than average marketing. They're narrowly focused at a demographic that will embrace their particular schtick. Unfortunately for those who follow Beck, his "philosophy" is an act. Fortunately for Beck, though, they count lemmings as listeners.

winterwest, 9/18/2009 5:54:57 AM
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Re: GLENN BECK

Post by csnoah98 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:41 pm

Not to me. Sounds right on target!

pbergin, 9/18/2009 6:16:13 AM
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Re: GLENN BECK

Post by csnoah98 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:46 pm

Arrogance. Superiority. Idiot fringe.

Wow. You really think you are better,smarter and more well equipped than some common folks or the "hillbillies" as you refer to them.

That speaks to your character. You too Hall.

I know Glenn Beck and he is doing what he believes. He is successful. He is generous and emotional.

He was in an emergency room with his daughter
and she was ill and he never let her go. It was obvious that she loved him and he loved her. He is a family man.

He's given several hundred thousand dollars away to common "hillbillies" as you call them.

He travels weekends to raise money for families and fallen heroes.

He is emotional and you cannot relate.

Millions of others can. They believe him because he is sincere.

If he is getting about 10% of the spectrum then that is millions and millions of viewers/listeners.

I would love to have that kind of success.

If anything you should be proud that an former radio jock can make it on TV and actually impact culture.

Sensing some jealousy here.


maxinfo, 9/18/2009 8:10:29 AM
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Re: GLENN BECK

Post by csnoah98 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:47 pm

So both of you would not like yo have the ratings and popularity that Beck has?

Liars.

maxinfo, 9/18/2009 8:13:35 AM
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Re: GLENN BECK

Post by csnoah98 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:51 pm

who is a racist ass wipe who is laughing all the way to the bank at 20 million a year! He is an oppertunist asshole and a danger to this country as is Rush. Dumb ass's!

zacster, 9/18/2009 8:43:08 AM
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Re: GLENN BECK

Post by csnoah98 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:53 pm

Hey all,

I'm a journalist, currently researching a book on Glenn Beck that will deal with his Top 40 years. If anyone worked with him or knows someone who did, I'd love to hear from you. I'm happy to speak on or off the record.

Alexander Zaitchik
zaitchik@gmail.com

Alexander Zaitchik, alex_ander, 9/18/2009 1:59:34 PM, zaitchik@gmail.com
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Re: GLENN BECK

Post by csnoah98 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:55 pm

"Wow. You really think you are better..."
Certainly not.

"...smarter and more well equipped than some common folks or the "hillbillies" as you refer to them."
Yes, and yes. When you show up at a town hall circus and state "I want my country back! What happened to the country our founding fathers built?", and when asked for specifics you reply "duh..." these people are being lead around by the nose. They're being coached on the questions, but not the answers.

"That speaks to your character..."
No. That speaks to my intellect.

"I know Glenn Beck and he is doing what he believes. He is successful. He is generous and emotional."
I don't know him, but have no reason to doubt what you say. So, what does that have to do with his schtick?

"He was in an emergency room with his daughter and she was ill and he never let her go. It was obvious that she loved him and he loved her. He is a family man."
You must not have kids. That's what dads do. Again, what does that have to do with his schtick?

"He's given several hundred thousand dollars away to common "hillbillies" as you call them."
OK. I stopped and fixed a car for four stranded women today. We all do what we're equipped to do. There has to be a point there somewhere, max.

"He travels weekends to raise money for families and fallen heroes."
Outstanding! Last year I started a promotion to provide firewood for the families of the local deployed and disabled vets. (I live at 7000', max. It snows here and it's cold) This year it's even bigger. Notice I didn't ask what YOU are doing to make a difference in YOUR community. Know why? Because like everything else you've posted here, max, it has nothing to do with my opinion of Glen Becks "show".

"He is emotional and you cannot relate..."
Now you're attempting to use emotion to try to make your point. And, I might add, failing miserably at it. You know nothing about me.

"...Millions of others can. They believe him because he is sincere."
I'm sure they do. They also believe that there are government death squads that are going to come in the night and kill your grandma. They also believe that that was an Obama idea meant to curb the cost of health care. (In reality, paying your physicians visit for end-of-life counseling was a republican proposed idea)

"Sensing some jealousy here."
C'mon, max. Yes, lots of numbers, but who are they? Unless you're equipped to discuss sociographics here, (look up sociography) which I'm guessing you're not, you're likewise ill equipped to be schooling me on why I should look up to Glen Beck.









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