Monday, January 31, 2011
Something tells me the foreign policy analysis in today’s Glenn Beck show is going to end up being viciously and deliciously mocked on The Daily Show:
I can not even listen to that idiot. II wonder that you can, Doug.
Why do I think that Beck’s writers are the same manatees that write Family Guy?
Since when is Glenn Beck ever not mocked by the Daily Show?
Nutty? That’s the usual.
Boring? Dear God, yes! But maybe that’s because I know basic geography, unlike his audience.
Not sure I agree with your analysis. What Beck said is probably a stretch, but it is not implausible.
He sounds like a Bing commercial.
He’s not going to treat you like a moron, he is going to treat you like you are ignorant AND unstable. Hey, it’s an audience.
It’s not really necessary to listen to Glen Beck, you can just read whatever “analysis” pops up in comments from Zels and Jay Tea.
I don’t think he’s all that far off to be completely honest.
> I don’t think he’s all that far off to be completely honest.
Of course not. The Weathermen changed the government in Turkey.
This part is very important 626, pay close attention:
Look out kid
Don’t matter what you did
Walk on your tiptoes
Don’t try “No-Doz”
Better stay away from those
That carry around a fire hose
Now examine the linkage between the recent riots in England and the riots in Egypt. When you penetrate this mystery, all will be revealed. Beware the Acorn storm troopers…
Doug, you should assemble a list of all the times you’ve pronounced various and sundry conservatives politically dead. It would make fascinating reading, and would answer a question I’m too lazy to find out for myself: have you written more political obituaries for Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, or the Tea Party movement?
A prophet is not without honor except in among his own people.
Doug, perhaps you could expound on what you mean by “lost it for good”?
Jay (and Dan),
I didn’t say that Glenn Beck was dead. Sadly, the kind of crap he peddles is apparently popular.
However, after watching that video I think I shall from now on refer to him as Dr. Nutburger
Sorry, I took your saying “lost it for good” as… well, permanent and irrevocable and hitting his zenith (or nadir — in either case, extreme) and anything else you might say about him in the future would be redundant.
I’m up to 8:30 so far, and I haven’t really heard anything “out there.” A bit of showmanship and drama, but nothing fundamentally wrong. Either I haven’t gotten to the “good part,” or Doug’s having his daily dose of hysteria…
OK, finished the video. Yes, Beck’s dramatic and a showman. But — BUT — nothing he said was fundamentally incorrect. It’s hardly an impossible scenario.
Except that he really isn’t saying anything of substance. He is just making wild assertions about “fires” here and “fires” there which he equates as identical events (which they are not) and he ascribes to them the most dire and dramatic significances as possible. He utterly ignores the specific politics of the countries in question and, after writing Sunni and Shiite on the board points out that these countries are all close together and then waves his hands and declares that a new Caliphate will be established.
I suppose all of this is “hardly an impossible scenario” in the sense that if we live in a multiverse of infinite permutation then it must exist out there somewhere in some other dimension. In terms of actual political or historical analysis, it is truly utter hogwash. It is, however, clearly entertaining to many people, given that his ratings are good.
This clip simply reinforced an impression I had of Beck for a year and a half ago: his style is that of 1970s/80s End Times Preacher. More here along with some telling examples of Jack Van Impe.
It’s been a log time since I’ve seen Beck. He seems to have become his own parody. Pomposity squared.
I’m surprised anyone tunes in.
BTW Steven, I did see one report that north African protests were Greece inspired. FWIW.
There will always be a part of a population with an IQ more than one s.d. below the mean. That’s Beck’s audience – the low people of low minds and ways. Expendable people, or as they were known before: cannon fodder.
“You are supposedly an attorney who somehow finds time between cases to vent vitriol on those who have done better in life than you.”
Snooki probably has a higher income than I do. Do I want to change lives?
Income and such figures are like “scores” in a game that only wage slaves and completely hopeless half-humans play.
“Those who seem to have a better understanding of events than you are capable of.”
Beck does not have a better understanding of events than any of the people who hate him. You don’t even *mean* the things you are saying.
Shorter Axel: “you’re all a bunch of stupid doodyheads who should just shut up and let us, your betters, handle things. Just get back to your mindless jobs, you ignorant proles.”
I am getting through!
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