On the boycott of Glenn Beck

Hey, lefties, boycott away.

You are, after all, only making your preferences known by the way that you spend your money. You know, that market shtick thing, the thing which we froth-mouthed righties insist we should all enjoy all the time.

Maybe you\’d like to return the favour sometime? You know, let us make our preferences known in the way that we spend our money in a free market?

However:

Beck\’s grotesque description of Obama is hardly out of character. We\’ve all seen the YouTube video of Beck talking about the president against a backdrop of goose-stepping Nazis. Earlier this year, in a too-nice New York Times profile, those of us who are not regular viewers (that is, just about everyone who is reading this commentary) learned Beck was passing along rumours that Obama was building concentration camps. Then, too, the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America has been documenting Beck\’s outrages for years, going back to his days of denying global warming on CNN Headline News.

A tad over the top don\’t you think?

Climate change denialism is the same as accusing the President of being a Nazi?

Eh?

7 thoughts on “On the boycott of Glenn Beck”

  1. This is especially outrageous because it’s such a downturn in political rhetoric. I’m lefties did NOT spend the last 8 years comparing Bush to Hitler at all.

    Oh. Wait.

  2. I thought it was outrageous for Beck to accuse Obama of being a racist after the Gates incident.

    How does jumping to a conclusion about an issue based on the race of the particpants without knowing any of the facts make one a racist?

  3. The clips of Glen Beck I’ve seen are very entertaining and his treatment of Obama is no worse than Newsnights treatment of George W Bush or Sarah Palin but funnier.

  4. Climate change denialism is the same as accusing the President of being a Nazi?

    Questioning the wisdom of the anointed is always a capital offence, no matter how trivial.

  5. I happen to watch Beck- he is on right now. This part-

    “learned Beck was passing along rumours that Obama was building concentration camps.”

    Is 100% wrong. Beck was disputing and disproving rumors of concentration camps. He will go after crazy right wingers too.

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