Friday, April 8, 2011

Forgot That Part

David A. Patten at Newsmax writes in praise of Glenn Beck:
Beck’s rise to media stardom followed a meteoric path since he joined Fox News in October 2008 just weeks before Barack Obama captured the presidency. With his black-rimmed glasses and chalkboard, at times he seemed like the living personification of Howard Beale, the fictional character in the 1976 film "Network," who persuaded Americans to stand up en masse and yell, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.”
Unmentioned in the article is that Howard Beale was completely fucking unhinged. Strangely enough, no synonyms for "crazy" appear in the piece either.

Let us recycle:



Also, bye Sidney, thanks for the movies.

6 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

People have to want to be conned to fall for Beck's act.

What a country!
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Newsmax is known for it's balanced approach and scrupulous adherence to the facts. So this is surprising.
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vacuumslayer said...

You know, Chalky and I admire Glenn a great deal. In fact our whole shtick is an homage to him. (I'm guessing you knew that!)

Smut Clyde said...

People have to want to be conned

Humongous vult decipi, or whatever.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Newsmax is known for it's balanced approach and scrupulous adherence to the facts.

It's news to the MAX- this news goes to eleven.

vacuumslayer said...

Substance, I don't know if you've seen this or not...but it's pretty hilarious. I have some major issues with Jon Stewart at times, but his take-downs of Glenn Beck are pretty brilliant.