Thursday, April 02, 2009

Beck: Loser

You know, you've gotta give Glenn Beck credit. He's doing shtick, and doing it well. The crap he spews should be taken no more seriously than, say, WWE wrestling, but it accomplishes basically the same thing: It's morbidly entertaining, like driving past a traffic accident between a Hummer and a semi filled with flaming puppies.

Make no mistake: When the pot stirred by apocalyptic prophets-of-doom like Beck finally reaches a full boil and some edgy lunatic takes a shot at President Obama, you'll know exactly who to direct the blame toward. But for now, his clown routine is essentially good, clean fun -- even if it single-handedly lowers the median IQ in this country by about six points.

Here now is Beck, exhibiting various forms of what Cesca hilariously (and correctly) calls his "punch me" face, and the staff of Morning Joe's, and Stephen Colbert's, reaction to all that unbridled buffoonery.

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L. said...

I can't help wondering if Beck is secretly a performance artist pulling an Andy Kaufman-esque stunt.

Okay, maybe not wondering so much as hoping...

KLS said...

Pretty much anything Colbert skewers is gold. I couldn't get through the "Morning Joe" simply due to that forced cackling. I think Scarborough is over-compensating. Without a few carefully chosen words and some enabling commentary to pepper his own opinion, he could be on the other side of this clip.

I am under no illusions but I still cannot fathom why the lunatic rantings of Beck, O'Reilly, Dobbs and their ilk are still allowed to be televised.

Chez said...

One reason and one reason only: They make money. As Mencken once famously said, no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. In fact, a lot of people are getting rich off of it.

Bill White said...

I'm confused by that Colbert fella's feelings about Glenn. The 9/12 Project is a worthy cause. I'm going to write a check to Glenn Beck with a note that I support this cause since I don't support the current president/Idol of America. Go ahead, you SPs, East and Left Coasters and laugh at Glenn. At least he shows his true emotions unlike phonies like Liberal Oprah,Secularist Senator Boxer, Terrorist-Lover Al Franken and that newly-installed president. No one knows the pain that Glenn and I feel. We cleaned up our acts and fear for the country's future. We should be scared because we are giving in to Secular Europe, the Communists and Islamo-Fascists. But, there is light after this short period of darkness! Senator Stevens has been found innocent! "President" Hussein Obama is failing! Air "Commie" America is going off the air! Rush is Right! Sean is Spot-On! And Glenn is Great! I love you Glenn Beck. I gotta go--I'm crying very hard into Delores' ham sandwich.

Deacon Blue said...

From Glenn Beck's Brainstem

I would like to publicly announce my sympathy for all of you sane and intelligent people who are irritated by my host, Glenn Beck.

If it were up to me, I would gladly cease the blood flow to his cerebellum, but sadly, as a part of his autonomic nervous system, I am expressly required to keep him alive.

My apologies.

However, I will say this: Even if I were able to send an aneuyrism up the pipe or stop his heartbeat, he would likely be replaced, possibly by someone worse, like Rush Limbaugh.

So, console yourselves that all things pass one day, and so will Glenn. Just like food poisoning or a kidney stone.

Alex said...

Only a 6 point drop in IQ? I think you're being too generous.

Anonymous said...

I imagine something like this transpired when the "Glenn Back Show" was proposed:

Nelson Chaney: All I know is that this violates every canon of respectable broadcasting.
Frank Hackett: We're not a respectable network. We're a whorehouse network, and we have to take whatever we can get.
Nelson Chaney: Well, I don't want any part of it. I don't fancy myself the president of a whorehouse.
Frank Hackett: That's very commendable of you, Nelson. Now sit down. Your indignation is duly noted; you can always resign tomorrow.

Not that Rupert Murdoch has that kind of moral fiber.

Chez said...

My all-time favorite line about the TV business. God I love Network.

lakelady said...

OMG Bill White and Chez agree on something. They both hate Oprah. This is a definite sign of the coming apocalypse.

CenPaMom said...

BW, I really hope you're joking...your money would be better spent supporting the Oral Roberts ministry.

It appears that people are finally waking up to the hypocrisy and the insanity that is this scumbag.

And if you think I don't know what I'm talking about, I had to work with this son of a bitch.

About time the rest of the country see him for what he is - a demented, perturbed, perverted, two-faced, twisted lunatic.

It's too bad his soon to be (second) ex wife won't have him committed.

Thing is, though, GB probably gets off on this shit...all the attention he's been getting with his insane rants. Maybe we should just ignore him, and like the Octomom, perhaps he will go away and fade off into the sunset, along with some very strong downers.

Chez said...

Oh, I have no doubt that Beck is loving this -- especially since his paycheck from Fox almost surely reflects his ratings. He strikes me as being of the "hey, as long as they're talking about you" mindset.

Joyce said...

Why is it whenever I see a clip of Beck I am reminded of Prothero in V for Vendetta?