Friday, March 06, 2009

Glenn Beck

I set out to watch some of Glenn Beck's clips, hoping to find a thinking mind there but did not. He's the Keith Olbermann of the right, lacking only humor, originality, and insight. He's Colbert without that actual talent to pull it off. Glenn Beck is the Homer Simpson of the airwaves, which is apparently right for his demographic of 2.2 million Americans who think him a valid source of news. Perception being reality, for them, he is a news face.

Beck proclaims to be libertarian and, where Rush speaks for the GOP, Beck is reaching further right. He wants the old west back, as long as he's still got his limo waiting.

The problem is evident but being ignored: capitalism doesn't work, communism doesn't work, socialism doesn't work so where are we headed? Will we have some hybrid of capitalism with controls, government as provider of more commodity type services as well as commodities in a free market? Is there social capitalism?

Don't ask Glenn Beck. You'll just pull get him wound up, and that's a waste of time.


Blogger Jessican said...

"Glenn Beck is the Homer Simpson of the airwaves"

Best GB description I've heard yet, definitely FTW.

3/07/2009 1:47 PM  

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