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Friday, June 16, 2006

The Newest Rightwing Idiot on Cable - Glenn Beck

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What is it with cable news networks and their love affair with rightwing whackos? The latest is a talk radio host hired by CNN Headline News. His name is Glenn Beck and man, is this guy ever an idiot. In attacking Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth, he came up with this (courtesy of Media Matters):

Summary: On his radio show, Glenn Beck responded to a clip of the film An Inconvenient Truth in which Al Gore says that global warming could cause Shanghai to be submerged: "This is what would happen to Shanghai. Does anybody really care? I mean, come on. Shanghai is under water. Oh, no! Who's gonna make those little umbrellas for those tropical drinks?"

Yeah, I thought the same thing - what a dick. And that's not the only asinine thing he's said. He also said this of Gore and the film, "When you take a little bit of truth and then you mix it with untruth, or your theory, that's where you get people to believe. ... It's like Hitler. Hitler said a little bit of truth, and then he mixed in 'and it's the Jews' fault.'" Yeah, Al Gore and global warming are exactly the same as Hitler and the Holocaust.

CNN's running ads promoting his show on radio stations right now were Beck asks, "Isn't it time someone said what we're all thinking?" If this is what everybody's thinking, then we're screwed, because that would mean that everyone's a complete asshole.



Anonymous said...

I am with you 100%. This guy is a complete idiot. He laughs at his own pathetic attempts at humor, which are embarassing to watch. I can't believe CNN pays this dick for the drivel he feeds viewers.

Anonymous said...

He is a real idiot. Another neocon that's all we need. He reminds me of that guy in V for Vendetta, you know the fat one on TV who keeps putting out hate messages, and thinks he is so righteous.

Coprophagus americanus said...

Total jerk. And is it me, or is his show on all the time??? I think all that alcohol pickled his frontal lobe. The best was when he had Danny Bonaduce on and they compared notes on life as an alcoholic.

Anonymous said...

Glenn Beck is a moron on for sure. It's jerks like him that give alcoholics a bad name.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I think all of you have no clue what you're talking about. First he was being sarcastic when he spoke of Shanghai. Also if you would've kept listening then you would've heard a great argument refuting global warming alarmists. Furthermore Wisco, if you had ever studied propaganda then you would know that it's most efficient when untruths are mixed in with factual information. Because Hitler's propaganda machine best utilized this technique, it is often used as an example. Thus, saying Al Gore's film used the same techniques of Nazi propaganda does not mean he was comparing Al Gore and Hitler. It's interesting that you didn't confront any of Glen Beck's actual arguments. Lastly, for all the others that commented--you're just as bad and should consider getting an education.

Jennifer said...

Glen? Is that you?

Anonymous said...

Jennifer. Dead nuts right on! The biggest looser here is not even GB. It's CNN. They blew the coverage on Iraq (like most media outlets)--catering to the neo-cons--and the cherry on the sundae is GB.

Anonymous said...

Bottom line - Glen Beck is an idiot, rightwing nutjob, enough said

Anonymous said...

Glenn Beck is just another blowhard making money stroking the conservies fears, bigotry,and hate. He, along with Porky Limbaugh, Fathead Hannity and that other guy..mmm whats his name?.. oh yeah Ann Coulter, don't give a rats arse about anyone but themselves.