What Do All These Names Have In Common?

August 18, 2009

Allergan (maker of Restasis)
Ally Bank (a unit of GMAC Financial Services)
Best Buy
Broadview Security
Men’s Wearhouse
Procter & Gamble
Progressive Insurance
SC Johnson
State Farm Insurance

They’ve all reportedly pulled their advertisements from airing during Glenn Beck’s daily hour-long Fox News program.

Well done, Glenn, well done.

Source; Via.

Glenn Beck: Obama Is Racist

July 28, 2009

Oh Glenn, will you please go away and STFU?!

Via JMG.

Glenn Beck: “President Obama, Why Don’t You Just Light Us On Fire?”

April 10, 2009
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Will someone kindly tell Mr. Beck that just because his party is no longer in power, it does not mean that his white, voting ass is “disenfranchised“?

And can we also take just a moment to remember how when “liberals” complained about or criticized Bush’s actions, they were accused of hating America but now that the Republican party is doing the same thing they’re branding themselves the guardians of democracy?!

Via Slog.

Glenn Beck: Lying Obama Wants To Reduce Funding To Child Healthcare!

April 2, 2009

glenn-beck-2Glenn Beck just keeps on giving.  See if you can follow the “logic:”

Remember when presidential candidate Senator Obama said ‘if you make under $250,000 a year you will not see a tax increase of any kind’ and his running mate, Joe Biden, said the same? That’s the latest campaign promise to go up in smoke, as the unprecedented tax hike on cigarettes went into effect yesterday. The hike is six times bigger than any other cigarette tax hike in history—and since people making less than $250,000 a year are more likely to smoke it’s a disproportionate tax on the poor. Not only that, the tax will likely discourage low income people from smoking—thus hurting the original reason given for the tax—funding S-CHIP, the health care program for kids.

Wow. Just wow.

Source*, via Slog.

(*The text of the above quote actually comes from glennbeck.com and appears as the above story’s mouse-over preview. FYI.)

Is Glenn Beck The Next Bill O’Reilly?

April 2, 2009

glenn-beckIf you don’t know, Glenn Beck is a former morning radio disc jockey and still performs comedy in shows across the country. This year, he left Headline News to host his own news program on Fox News and has been met with incredible ratings:

Barely two months into his job at Fox, his program is a phenomenon: it typically draws about 2.3 million viewers, more than any other cable news host except Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity, despite being on at 5 p.m., a slow shift for cable news.

That’s right, he’s in third place across all of cable (take that, Olbermann!) and he has a 5:00 PM time slot.

Beck offers a performance that in emotionality is probably close or equal to O’Reilly’s, but while O’Reilly is often more angry, Beck comes off more as a fellow victim to those to whom he’s speaking. For example, Beck often cries.

Yes, cries.

Some historians believe that Beck’s popularity is similar to those who were popular in the Great Depression and that drew on people’s fear and frustrations:

[Beck] says that America is “on the road to socialism” and that “God and religion are under attack in the U.S.” He recently wondered aloud whether FEMA was setting up concentration camps, calling it a rumor that he was unable to debunk.

While the topics are serious, Beck still identifies as a nothing more than an entertainer: “I’m a rodeo clown.”

Recently, Stephen Colbert took Beck on and ripped him about 17 new assholes:

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I would love to see Beck appear on Colbert’s show only because I think they would be much better matched than Stewart and Cramer.

More: Fox News’s Mad, Apocalyptic, Tearful Rising Star (NYT)

Update: It’s not socialism that Obama is bringing, it’s non-violent fascism:

Mark my words: this guy is going to have one huge future.