Friday, April 10, 2009

Psychotic buffoonery

This clip from Glen Beck's show has so many degrees of wrong in it that it's impossible to address it all. He covers the gamut from deceit, to hypocrisy, to near treason, to pure psychotic fantasy. You can read the transcript at the link, but it really should be viewed to get the full impact of Beck's irresponsible pandering to the crazies.

The immolation pantomime is based on pure lies about Obama's proposals on immigration. As C&L points out, "No amnesty, but a path to citizenship. Border security a top priority. An emphasis on stopping future illegal immigration." Exactly the opposite of what Beck claims.

But I found his mockery of the safety concerns about pretending to douse someone with gasoline the most disturbing. It's not much of stretch to imagine some young kid, hearing his parents laugh at the idiot skit and thinking it would be funny to pour that "water" in the red can in the garage on his younger sibling.

Steve M. examines the underlying psychosis and asks, "The American right is an apocalyptic death cult -- true or false?" Sadly, the answer would appear to be -- true. And Beck has crossed over to the place of unacceptable abuse of the First Amendment. Contact his advertisers and let them know that you won't support any company that underwrites this sort of dangerously irresponsible programming.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Europe, they punished people for treason. Perhaps people should turn off their T.V's, only use the Net/Blogs, and not watch the media/news for a week. I wonder what would happen to all the ratings? They're the one's with jobs. They're the one's making millions in a recession.

4:09:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Anon, that's been my strategy for a long time. I was just thinking the same thing last night. More people need to do that.

9:34:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

The national passtime is anger and it's no wonder he draws superbowl sized audiences. He's not the disease, he's just a pustule on the poxy body of America.

2:57:00 PM  

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