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Old 02-01-10, 12:24 AM
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Glenn Beck is a genius Part II

Lots of Glenn Beck fans and haters in this forum. But you can't deny the guy's a genius.

He's got the #3 show on cable news. It's the #1 show if you compare his percentage of viewers vs prime time shows. His radio show is #4 in the country with over 6.5 Million listeners. And his books have been #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List in four separate categories.

So here's a new thread for the lovers and haters.
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Beck has a field day with the Chris Matthews "I Forgot He Was Black" comment.

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I didn't know that he had a radio show. I've now seen his tv show twice and it is hard for me to watch. His schtick is just too far out there, but my parents are faithful watchers. They don't care for his mannerisms either, but old people will apparently put up with it.
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Beck has a field day with the Chris Matthews "I Forgot He Was Black" comment.

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Just watched. That is far better than the tv shows I saw of him. It was really funny and I like that he has two other guys that talk during the show. I just can't stand Hannity and the way he goes about it, but Beck appears to be having a fun time and he makes an incredible point. Imagine if Rush had said what Matthews said. Liberals would come uncorked. But liberals are allowed to make racial comments and have them dismissed in a way that I don't understand. I have always felt that race is a much bigger issue to liberals. They seemingly can't stop thinking about it.
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
Beck has a field day with the Chris Matthews "I Forgot He Was Black" comment.

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I have a feeling that people will call Glenn Beck a racist for these comments.
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I have a feeling that people will call Glenn Beck a racist for these comments.
Count on it.

This is one of Beck's more sane moments.
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So I guess this can be a continuation of Glen Beck is an Idiot part I?

We can make this a part II to keep the fun rolling.
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I have watched his show maybe a half dozen times in total (and I'm not sure if I've ever watched the whole hour), but when ever I'm in my car during the mornings (which is very rarely) I tune in. I think his radio show has moments where it is very, very good (perhaps my second favorite conservative host) but the three hour format allows Beck to delve even deeper into his moments of lunacy, which sometimes get uncomfortable.

Also, being an atheist, I simply don’t get into some of his more religious Christian rants. They don’t bother me, I just have no interest and generally change the channel then. It’s tough being an atheist conservative. You agree with someone 80% of the time and then they go off the rails and ruin the vibe.
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Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?

Yes.

Morons!
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I didn't know that he had a radio show.
He's got a giant billboard by the freeway here in Salt Lake City.
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Morons!


I can even see a little Vizzini in that picture.
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I have a feeling that people will call Glenn Beck a racist for these comments.
Why does everything have to be about how hard it is to be a conservative in the big mean world? It can't simply be that Chris Matthews said something stupid and racist -- it has to be that Chris Matthews said something stupid and racist and somehow they are going to blame poor little Glen Beck for it?

Anyway, as shocked as I am to be saying this, I think Glen Beck was absolutely right here. I really agree with Cackling Henchman Number Two at the end: Every major speech, Chris Matthews outdoes himself with a stupid comment.
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Every major speech, Chris Matthews outdoes himself with a stupid comment.
How did Jon Stewart put it? "Chris Matthews is just one Scotch away from being Ron Burgundy."
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Why does everything have to be about how hard it is to be a conservative in the big mean world? It can't simply be that Chris Matthews said something stupid and racist -- it has to be that Chris Matthews said something stupid and racist and somehow they are going to blame poor little Glen Beck for it?
It isn't how hard it is to be a conservative, it is how statements that can be seen as racist are career enders for conservatives and glossed over for liberals. I don't think Beck was talking about racism so much as the double standard, which is the same thing the Harry Reid deal was about.
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I just think there are some people who will question why and how Glen Beck came up with all those examples so quickly. As if it's something he thinks all the time, but knows enough not to say.
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Ah, that old standby of the pundit: "some people." Some people say that Barack Obama is an alien from the planet Zebulon bent on stealing our precious bodily fluids. Is it irresponsible to speculate? No! It would be irresponsible not to speculate!
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It isn't how hard it is to be a conservative, it is how statements that can be seen as racist are career enders for conservatives and glossed over for liberals. I don't think Beck was talking about racism so much as the double standard, which is the same thing the Harry Reid deal was about.
Don't bother. He won't see it, and won't admit it if he does. I don't see how anyone can not admit a double standard exists.
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Chris Matthews should return to writing books and leave the broadcast media forever.

He is (was) a good writer.
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Why do the liberals and MSM hate Beck so much? Is it because they know he speaks the truth, a truth they try desperately to hide?

Just asking questions, folks.
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Why do the liberals and MSM hate Beck so much? Is it because they know he speaks the truth, a truth they try desperately to hide?

Just asking questions, folks.
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Why do the liberals and MSM hate Beck so much? Is it because they know he speaks the truth, a truth they try desperately to hide?

Just asking questions, folks.
I do wonder why anyone pays much attention to him.
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They actually filled an arena in BYU last year for a fourth of July show featuring Beck, The Jonas Brothers, and Fireworks. Something for everyone, I suppose.
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But you can't deny the guy's a genius.
I hereby formally deny that Glenn Beck is a genius.
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Did you know that Beck claims that Che Guevara was a racist
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Glenn Beck seems to think everybody but him is a racist. In that regard, he would make a great liberal.
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