Posts Tagged ‘Glenn Beck’

Glenn Beck is the only one? Are you sure?

April 8, 2010

On his show yesterday, Glenn Beck talked about the boycotts by advertisers against him. It seems there are 200+ companies that are supposed to have pulled advertisemnts off of his show; and some are supposed to have pulled ads from Fox News altogether.

So, he’s the only one who’s stirring up the masses inciting them to do various things that are disrespectful to America. Things like waving the flag, peacefully protesting against healthcare reform, and dare I mention the worst of all–contacting your Congressman via e-mail, fax, phone call, or any means possible.

It seems to me that he has been targeted by people who disagree with him, because he seems to be their only focus.

What about Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow–heck, MSNBC in its entirety? There are too many examples to list. What about Anderson Cooper? One example would be when he repeatedly stated, “…they’ve got teabagging” on live TV. What about Katie Couric when she called healthcare opponents “ignorant”? What about Frank Rich of the New York Times who said everyone opposing healthcare is racist? What about Bill Maher who called all Americans “stupid”? What about Andrea Mitchell who said that “Americans don’t know what’s good for them” when talking about healthcare?

These are all statements made by people on television, but there is no outrage about how offensive these statements are. So, to the people boycotting Glenn Beck because he peddles “hate speech” and makes offensive statements, make certain that you also boycott all of these shows as well; because their statements would be considered highly offensive to a large group of people.

If not, shut up and get a thicker skin, because your rhetoric about hate speech is clearly motivated by political ideology and nothing more.

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The Celebrity

March 18, 2010

The celebrity is an individual who is famous for a particular reason such as acting, hitting a golf ball, or can sing. These people are held in such high regard that they are asked questions about a variety of topics such as who should be president to health care to raising money.

The question I have is why?

Matt Damon, an actor, did an interview on CBS news where he was asked about Sarah Palin. Damon went off about her qualifications. Here is the video:

The question I have is this. How do you make the leap from dinosaurs to nuclear weapons is beyond me? What possible link is there?

The scary thought is that people think someone who is known for being able to recite words that someone else wrote is a credible source for advice on the issues affecting the world. When giving the chance to express an independent thought- he links dinosaurs to nuclear weapons.

Now, with Tom Hanks telling us why we are fighting the war on terror, I think Glenn Beck can explain why we shouldn’t listen to the celebrity who has no cliue as to what they are talking about using P. Diddy’s evaluation of Sarah Palin’s qualifications as as an example.