Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bailin' on Beck

In the greater scheme of things, this isn't the most earth-shaking development in the world, but it does appear that Beck's sudden vacation was probably forced by the uproar over his over the top accusation about Obama's alleged racism. Granted Fox didn't lose any money, but with the reported advertisers pulling or blocking their ads from his show, now having reached 20, it's a small moment of comeuppance that's worth savoring.

[More posts daily at The Detroit News]

Labels: ,

Bookmark and Share


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I'm sure this isn't going to change their editorial policy, but in time it might prompt them to adjust the border between what's acceptable distortion and demented hate-mongering. I hope it happens soon because the odds of some Beckerized psycho making a bid for paradise and the 72 Ann Coulter clones that comes with it is getting higher every day.

3:28:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I hope it's sending some kind of message. He will of course be back on the air, but one hopes he'll tone it down. Of course, there's still Limblaugh. Wish there was something to be done about him.

7:33:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It won't matter as long as we have the Evil Empire of Murdoch blasting out lies, hate and insanity all day, every day.

Their audience is bigger than the next three networks combined. The Jon Stewart expose' the other night was brilliant, but none of the Fox audience will ever see it for they live in a hermetic little bubble of insanity and never look out.

This is the end of America and there's no other possible outcome. We'll either fade into insignificance or nuke somebody to prove our relevance.

11:38:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It's true that you can't crack wingnut dissonance with facts. They won't accept anything that doesn't validate their prejudice. As for the downfall of civil society, I've felt that way before but we're still here. So there's that.

12:50:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home