Fringe radio drone Glenn Beck to pollute Headline News
So CNN’s flagship channel hires Bill “Gamblin’ Man” Bennett as a political analyst, and now they put this clown Glenn Beck on Headline News, where he will host an hour-long pole stroking intolerance session. Are they trying to outdo Faux News?
Here are some of Beck’s “greatest hits,” courtesy of Media Matters.
* On families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: “[T]his is horrible to say, and I wonder if I’m alone in this — you know, it took me about a year to start hating the 9-11 victims’ families? Took me about a year.”
* On Hurricane Katrina survivors who remained in New Orleans: “And that’s all we’re hearing about, are the people in New Orleans. Those are the only ones that we’re seeing on television are the scumbags — and again, it’s not all the people in New Orleans. Most of the people in New Orleans got out! It’s just a small percentage of those who were left in New Orleans, or who decided to stay in New Orleans, and they’re getting all the attention.”
* Discussing disclosures from a caller who claimed to have tortured prisoners in U.S. custody: “I’ve got to tell you, I appreciate your service. … Good for you. Good for — I mean, good for you. Is it because you did it for the country? … I have to tell you, when all is said and done, I’m glad people like you are on our side.”
Who’s this guy? Beck’s show is based out of Philadelphia, and he describes himself as “as a Mormon with libertarian leanings and a strong sense of ‘family values’.” His Wikipedia entry notes that he is critical of the entertainment industry and television shows featuring gays and lesbians, such as Will & Grace. He is opposed to euthanasia and capital punishment, as well as anti-smoking regulations. He describes himself as “pro-business,” and against raising the minimum wage.
Michael Jensen at The Big Gay Picture has more on this weasel.
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