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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Is Glenn Beck a Liberal?

If Don Imus is considered racist, sexist and a misogynist, how do you define Glenn Beck?

Remember when “conservative” meant being careful. Looking at a definition of the word conservative, it states:

1. Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
2. Traditional or restrained in style: a conservative dark suit.
3. Moderate; cautious: a conservative estimate.

Think about this. It uses words like “cautious” and “restrained”. Yet I notice that many of those who describe themselves as conservative are anything but “cautions” and “restrained”.

Would someone described as “conservative” call anyone a “fat witch”? Glenn Beck does. March 21, 2007.

Would someone go on the radio and refer to a neighboring nation as a “dirtbag country”? Glenn Beck did. April 27, 2006.

On February 28, 2007, Glenn Beck was interviewing an American Idol contestant who had been scandalized by racy photos that had become public. Beck’s “conservative” response? “I’ve got some time and a camera. Why don’t you stop by?”

Is this an example of "traditional values"? Dr. Dobson, are you listening?

Are these types of barbs considered witty? None of this would be funny or thought-provoking if it were uttered by Larry the Cable Guy. Don Imus is a first cousin to Bob Hope compared to the “funny, conservative” humor of Glenn Beck.

How is this for a funny observation: On the August 24, 2006 broadcast of his program on CNN, Beck complained about hotels that put Braille markings next to the doors of the rooms. “Just to piss them [blind people] off, I'm going to put in Braille on the coffee pot ... 'Pot is hot.' "

I wrote recently that I believed a broadcaster I sometimes enjoyed, Don Imus, should have been fired for his recent remarks regarding the students and athletes of Rutgers. I stand by that statement.

The truth remains that if Imus deserves to be sent home, so do many other broadcasters. Glenn Beck is someone who liberally offends and openly hates people. That does not make Beck a liberal. In fact, he is far from being either a good conservative or a good liberal. He is far from being good at anything.

I hope CNN wakes up before he embarrasses their organization any more than he already has.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Malky said...

Oh my god, Beck is an idiot?! Who knew? Thank GOD the Imus situation brought this previously concealed issue into the national spotlight.

See what I did right there? Back in the Bronx, they called that "sarcasm".

2:15 PM  
Anonymous lexi said...

first of all, people who characterize themseleves as conservatives are using the word to describe their political ideologies, not their actions.

second, i cant stand glenn beck. he's obvioulsy a bigot. the vemon he spews at muslims, women, and celebrities just screams "inferiority complex." i have a little tear in my eye just thinking about his torn up, plaque-filled heart. lets all give glenn beck a hug. maybe it'll give him the courage to grow a fucking set and start attacking the people that actually deserve it.

1:16 AM  
Blogger Alexander Dimm said...

Lexi -- I agree whole-heartedly. Unfortunately, I do not believe Mr. Beck will be changing at any time soon (Although I believe you offer of a hug amounts to what Malky describes as "sarcasm").

We need to get this guy off the radio and television. He is currently a hate-monger. Any spiritual change in his life is going to happen off the air. While he is on the air, the bigot/misogynist in him will continue to grow.

Thanks to both of you for responding!

5:08 AM  

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