Saturday, January 16, 2010

In Re: Glenn Beck

You know....? The "Idiotarian of the Year"? The guy whom Charles Johnson, the Squire of Gothos, describes as...

He spreads End Times craziness and has guests who suggest Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the Antichrist. He constantly predicts that the end of America is imminent. He asserts that President Obama is a "racist with a deep-seated hatred of white culture." He says President Obama is part of a decades long communist plot to destroy the country. He thinks the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan is a hotbed of commie propaganda. He promotes a book by W. Cleon Skousen, a crazed work of conspiracy theories that served as an inspiration for the John Birch Society.

Well, the Wall Street Journal today gives us, ahem, a *slightly* different view about him.

"Look, I know a lot of people will disagree with the way I present things. I am being myself—I am a guy who is a recovering alcoholic, who lived a pretty fast life, who works hard every day, quite honestly, not to use the F-word—it used to be an art for me. I am a work in progress. But I also am a businessman that looks to get the word out to the maximum number of people."

Imagine! Glenn Beck, actually a member of the human frakking race!

Naaaah. After all, he's the Idiotarian of the Year. Charles Johnson told us so.


Now, I have never watched Glenn Beck. I have never listened to his radio show. Or Rush's. Or anybody else's. I don't get cable TV, I don't listen to talk radio. I think for myself, frankly, and when I am interested in Glenn Beck's, Rush Limbaugh's, or Charles Johnson's opinions, I'll give it to them.

But still.

It's interesting to see that he is, indeed, not an autotheistic phlegm monster.

Unlike, oh, certain bloggers I know. Right, Trelayne? Right?

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