The first time I saw Glenn Beck break into tears, he was on CNN Headline News, when he used to have his 7:00 pm comedy hour (or whatever). When CNN first gave Glenn Beck his own show, I thought he must be a leftist, I mean come-on, it’s CNN, well known as the “Clinton News Network”. I can’t say as though I am a huge fan of CNN even when I thought they were more leftist. But I checked in on this Beck guy because I didn’t really know all that much about him. Had I given it more thought, I would have realized that the CNN Headline News Channel is NOT the same as regular CNN. From what I know his ratings were good, at first, at CNN-HL but I, like others apparently, just could not stand to listen to him drone on with conservative, Neo-Con, Evangelical, born-again rhetoric about George W. Bush, the entire Bush Administrations, and Republicans in general. I did not realize he was a Limbaugh in training. And lied just as much.
Glenn Becks’ television crying sprees are all over the Internet now, so I won’t bother to waste more space and bandwidth by linking to them or uploading them to my site. You can find them anywhere, just Google it.
He does a radio show, coast-to-coast, every day as well. I don’t listen to him much except to sneer at him as I scroll through the dial. I don’t recall hearing him cry on radio. I guess because radio just doesn’t have the same punch if you’re going to do the “ugly cry” or the “televangelist cry”. So, CNN-HL fired him.
His ratings are supposedly pretty good at Fox. But then again, so were the ratings for the 9/11 attacks live on TV. And speaking 9/11, Beck e started a new club called the 9/12 club to try and rekindle the feeling we all felt in the days immediately following 9/11. Well, I think he’s trying to get to Patriotism, on the surface anyway. But for me, the day after 9/11, which happens to be my birthday, was filled with deep, deep sadness, fear, confusion, uncertainty. I DO NOT WANT TO JOIN A CLUB FOR THAT. So, Beck, take it somewhere else. And all of this faux patriotism, shrouded over neo-conservative double-speak, isn’t’ fooling anybody.
Some of Glenn Back’s most recent, infamous quotes are below (and remember, in your head, read them like Jimmy Swaggart when he was crying on TV saying “I have sinned”) along with my responses to them:
- GLENN- “Are you ready to be that person you were the day after 9/11? – ME: – NO
- GLENN – “You are not alone” – ME:- I know, and I’m glad you’re not in my 5 favorites
- GLENN – “You are the secret, you are the answer” – ME: To what? I thought “The Secret” was a self-help book – maybe you should read it.
- GLENN – “To our military bases in Iraq where real heroes have gathered” – ME: Well I can’t argue with that. Even the crazies have lucid moments.
- GLENN: “I’m like you, I just love my country and I fear for it” – ME: Hmm, I love my country; too, conservatives don’t corner the market on that. But unlike Glenn, I’m not afraid for it.
- “It seems like the voices of our leaders, and the special interest, and the media…they’re surrounding us and it sounds intimidating” – ME: Glenn, we’ve talked about this. If you start hearing voices in your head, you need to tell the doctor so he can up your medication. Actually, I think it would be better if he just started drinking again. He’d be WAY more fun at parties”
- “I’m a guy who cares an awful lot about my country” – ME: Couldn’t agree more. You do love it an “awful” lot. It’s obsessive, dysfunctional, co-dependent, and I hate the be harsh but… The country just isn’t that into you.
I just want to be clear. I cry at Hallmark commercials. I have no problem with crying. But this man is coming unglued. He makes no bones about being a recovering alcoholic. I’m well aware of the 12 steps. But this is out of hand. What step is “I’m a blubbering idiot who can’t formulate a complete thought and even though I know the whole world isn’t really against me, they really are”.
If this is how Glenn Beck behaves, if this is his platform on the Fox Network, if they simply stand by and allow this guy to mentally implode on a regular basis on national television just for the ratings, then Ruppert Murdock and the Foxtones are stark, raving mad; that’s what I first thought. Then I realized what Fox is doing. It’s all a ploy.
And what’s up with the big ratings? Is that because watching him is like watching a train wreck in slow motion? YES! That’s exactly what it is. People can’t possibly be tuning in to hear what he has to say because he isn’t saying anything, he just blubbering. Here’s the deal – People are tuning in because the economy sucks, nobody has any money, and watching this piss-ant have a nervous breakdown on live TV is fun…and free.
Glenn Beck says he loves his country so much. Well I’ll say it out load because nobody else will. He only loves the 39% of our country that doesn’t think Obama is doing a good job. As for the 61% of us who want to give Our President a chance, even though we don’t agree with everything Obama says and does, Glenn Beck doesn’t give two shits about us. He’s not crying for the democrats, the liberals, the gays who want to get married, the gays in general, the blacks and Hispanics, the middle easterners, the Asians, etc., etc.
What is he going to do for his next trick, pull a Howard Beale from the movie “Network”. I mean really, what is he going to do next to keep the viewers attention span? After all, he is an actor.
He’s not a journalist – he admits that quite frankly. So what is he? He’s an actor who can cry on queue to wrap up a neo-conservative message in a packet of tears, wrapped in fake patriotism and serve it to the hungry masses that are looking for entertainment. If Glenn Beck, or Fox, thinks that people are tuning in because they like the guy, and agree with him, then they all belong in the loony bin.
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Whether or not the tears are real or fake, this is a man who needs help. If they are real, it is even more disturbing. But if a conervative talk show host feel that the walls are closing in on him, who am I to suspend the Republican-backed gun laws in this country. Go for it Glenn.