A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by matedog » 17 Aug 2010, 10:39am

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Dr. Medulla wrote: I'm surprised that he's still pushing the anti-social justice button. He pissed off a lot of Christians the last time that surfaced, left and right. Beck will flame out, that's certain, but how close are we to that day?
He's on a cable news network and AM radio. He will probably pull enough of a marginal audience to sustain his Fox News TV show as long as he wants, until he says something more overtly racist than he already has, or something explicitly slanderous. He'll be on AM radio for forever. It's AM radio. I think Imus and the Greaseman are still on AM radio, so there you go.

As for when he drops out of the public consciousness ala Michael Savage and Dr. Laura...after the 2012 election is my guess.
Yeah I don't know if he'll fade away and off of tv like John Gibson did. It wouldn't hurt if he starts espousing eugenics like Gibson did.
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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by Still216 » 17 Aug 2010, 11:09am

matedog wrote: Yeah I don't know if he'll fade away and off of tv like John Gibson did. It wouldn't hurt if he starts espousing eugenics like Gibson did.
One thing I'll give Beck credit for - he knows the line. As insane as he is (or acts - I still think it's all a WWE / morning-zoo schtick with a political twist), he seems to know the line that will get him thrown off the air and stays just far enough away from it. Michael Savage didn't, Opie and Anthony didn't, Imus didn't, Dr. Laura didn't last week (but no one much cared because she's irrelevant in 2010).
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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by Still216 » 17 Aug 2010, 11:40am

Dr. Medulla wrote: Depending on what happens in 2012. If the "sitting around, reading 'Guns and Ammo,' masturbating in your own feces" crowd controls the convention and gets slaughtered by Obama a la 1964, that whole brand might be in retreat.
Yeah, I don't think the entire Tea Party thing is sustainable. There's too many divergent factions within said Tea Party, and I can see the younger anti-tax/government faction wanting to disassociate from the mostly older racist/anti-gay faction...but the entire phenomenon is married to those mouthbreathers at this point. I mean, a lot of them are proposing Sarah Palin as their ideal candidate, and she put the final nail in a very probable McCain victory in '08. They don't have the negotiation thing within them - they're an all-or-nothing lot - and a lot of the right wing, in my opinion, is going to put their votes and money where they might make a difference. I would guess "Do not allow a Palin nomination in 2012" is at the top of their list of goals.
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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 17 Aug 2010, 11:43am

Still216 wrote:
matedog wrote: Yeah I don't know if he'll fade away and off of tv like John Gibson did. It wouldn't hurt if he starts espousing eugenics like Gibson did.
One thing I'll give Beck credit for - he knows the line. As insane as he is (or acts - I still think it's all a WWE / morning-zoo schtick with a political twist), he seems to know the line that will get him thrown off the air and stays just far enough away from it. Michael Savage didn't, Opie and Anthony didn't, Imus didn't, Dr. Laura didn't last week (but no one much cared because she's irrelevant in 2010).
I dunno—Beck is definitely a carny, but he also seems like the guy prone to start believing his own bullshit. Limbaugh and O'Reilly know exactly what they're doing—they're contemptuous of their audience and love using their displaced frustration—but Beck seems more of a flake with a certain religious tinge to him.
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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by Bankrobber » 07 Apr 2011, 3:31pm

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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Apr 2011, 3:34pm

Which suggests to me that maybe Beck isn't quite a true-believing weirdo, but rather savvy enough about his schtick that it's effectiveness is winding down. He's made a few million and can wander off without shooting himself in the face on-air.
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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by Bankrobber » 07 Apr 2011, 3:51pm

Dr. Medulla wrote: shooting himself in the face on-air.
Hey, the last show hasn't aired yet, I can still hope. Fox is only a scant portion of his earnings and his damnable radio show is still around. He'll be with us for a while but not shoved in our faces everyday.
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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by Silent Majority » 07 Apr 2011, 3:53pm

Bankrobber wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: shooting himself in the face on-air.
Hey, the last show hasn't aired yet, I can still hope. Fox is only a scant portion of his earnings and his damnable radio show is still around. He'll be with us for a while but not shoved in our faces everyday.
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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by Mimi » 08 Apr 2011, 8:23am

Did you guys see the Daily Show last night? OMG! Jon went all out doing his GB impersonation. Brilliant.

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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Apr 2015, 6:28am

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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by Flex » 04 Apr 2015, 5:20pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Huckstery lunacy, but now in dungarees!
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Holy shit, I love this story.
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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by tepista » 04 Apr 2015, 9:58pm

Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Huckstery lunacy, but now in dungarees!
http://gawker.com/glenn-becks-big-dumb- ... 1695502127
Holy shit, I love this story.
I wanna see some pics of his daughter who apparently built like Marylin Monroe.
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Re: A left-libertarian on Glenn Beck?

Post by Rat Patrol » 23 Apr 2015, 2:58pm

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