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Well it wasn't necessary in that thread to go in to why I think Glenn Beck is such a ridiculous, crazy, over the top, moronic, dumbshit, knobhead of a "political commentator" (and I use the term loosely in this case) so if it is the topic for another thread, then why not go at it!I'm not sure this is intillectually honest. You state that whatever comes of his mouth you basically think is garbage and yet have no examples? Logically one would has some reasoning to back up your opinion of Beck. But that is a topic for a different thread
What's everyone's opinion of this divisive entertainer?
So if people such as Van are looking for examples of why I think this "great patriot" is one of the worst things ever to appear on a television screen, here we go:
(I put it in a spoiler because even though it's possible to go on forever, what a tried to limit it to was still fairly long!)
I know there are people on here who would agree with Beck on this front, but personally I think not only is it a completely ignorant and uneducated standpoint, but the way it is argues against is the most moronic argument against evolution I have ever heard. If I want to believe in someone's credentials as a political analyst, I would hope that they would commit even the SLIGHTEST research in to an issue before completely dismissing it. The old "my father wasn't a monkey!! ahyuk hyuk" argument just screams stupidity.Glenn Beck said:”I don’t think we came from monkeys. I think that’s ridiculous. I haven’t seen a half-monkey, half-person yet."
No... I'm pretty sure he uses his name Barack because THAT'S HIS FUCKING NAME.Glenn Beck said:”Barack Obama … chose to use his name Barack for a reason — to identify, not with America — you don’t take the name Barack to identify with America. You take the name Barack to identify with what? Your heritage? The heritage, maybe, of your father in Kenya, who is a radical? Is — really? Searching for something to give him any kind of meaning, just as he was searching later in life for religion.”
Yeah that's some great political commentary there. Sure would be great to have someone in the White House who shares THIS guys policies.Glenn Beck said:”The most used phrase in my administration if I were to be President would be ‘What the hell you mean we’re out of missiles?”’
Again, something we've gone over to the death on GF and I know some people will ridiculously agree with him on most of this statement, but there are a few completely moronic things here in my opinionGlenn Beck said:“They [Democrats in Congress] believe in communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You’re going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you.”
1. Stating that the Democrats in Congress are pushing for a Communist state. Yeah, I guess that's why they're bedfellows with all the same private corporations and banks that the republicans are, yeah? As I've said before, the Democrats are NOWHERE near communism on any level. The most they've done is dipped their toes in to a mixed economy of welfare, which is an element of most centre-right states anyway. I would imagine someone who works as a political commentator to know this.
2. The fearmongering. Oh the epic fearmongering! I'm sure instilling plenty of fear and trigger-happiness into a country filled with millions of guns is the way to keep people safe! :nod:
Education is bad, m'kay?Glenn Beck said:”There are a lot of universities that are as dangerous with the indoctrination of the children as terrorists are in Iran or North Korea. We have been setting up reeducation camps. We call them universities.”
I can't even wrap my head around the timeline of that ridiculous statementGlenn Beck said:"I know the progressives are using progressive tactics. They’re not using Nazi tactics. The real answer is the Nazis were using early American progressive tactics. And that’s not my opinion, that’s historic fact.”
Ah yes, that's what stem cells is all about: Hitler's Plan!! Let;s ignore the potential for naturally curing things such as cancer and even blindness (by the way, this guy is absolutely OBSESSED with Hitler. He compares EVREYTHING to him.Glenn Beck said:"So here you have Barack Obama going in and spending the money on embryonic stem cell research. ... Eugenics. In case you don't know what Eugenics led us to: the Final Solution. A master race! A perfect person. ... The stuff that we are facing is absolutely frightening." –"The Glenn Beck Program,"
Those last two aren't so much an example of Beck holding completely ridiculous political ideals, but it is more about him being a MASSIVE cunt.Glenn Beck said:"When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, 'Oh shut up' I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining."
“The only [Katrina victims] we’re seeing on television are the scumbags.”
In my opinion, Fox news promoting people like Beck because he is "entertaining" is one of the reasons why the republican party in America has gone so batshit insane (again, my opinion). He's an entertainer who people unfortunately take seriously because he's on a news channel, then when he ups the ante on his craziness so he can get more media attention, people STILL take him seriously. He is everything that is wrong with dumbed down, sensationalist American TV news in general. And I hate his FACE.