Saturday, September 19, 2009

Oh Yeah? Well, My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad!

"When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him." ~ Jonathan Swift

Recently I noticed an article by the AP entitled, "Breaking: Glenn Beck guilty of rape and murder?".

Disclaimer: The article I linked to above is not the article I first noticed. But the AP article got their info from this article.

The photographer who took this picture for Time Magazine, Jill Greenberg, specializes in making conservatives look bad. h/t Jim O'Sullivan

You always know when a Conservative is getting under the Liberals skin when they start circulating vicious baseless rumors about him, such as the above silly allegation.

Every Liberal who ever comments here or at other Conservative blogs on my blogroll has taken their shots at Beck, as well.

Personally, although I enjoy listening to Beck's radio show, I find it rather painful to watch his television program. His goofy antics while in the midst of conducting serious interviews with guest experts, even those experts sympathetic to his point of view, I find particularly annoying. It makes me tend to question his sincerity.

Regardless of how I perceive him, I stop short of accusing him of inciting dissent for dissent's sake.

I believe Obama invites dissent himself by his policies and associations.

Beck merely asks questions.

Obama's defenders give credence to Becks insinuations by their rush to defend and deny them.

If the opening quotation by Jonathon Swift is true, Liberal dunces must indeed take Beck very seriously as they appear to be wetting their pants in fear of him and his investigations of Obama's questionable associations.

Actually, if they weren't so serious about bringing Beck down, this whole ridiculous attempt to attack the messenger would be laughable.

They remind me of schoolchildren on the playground taunting each other while being afraid and/or unable to back up their taunts with action.

"Your mother wears combat boots! Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah!"

Additionally, the most recent personal attacks involve baseless and indefensible charges of racism.

Of these recent charges, Lone Ranger points out that the NAACP was founded by Republicans, the KKK by Democrats. And as he says, 'Nuff said!"

If these shameless, reprobate, Liberal apologists had anything concrete on Beck, or Limbaugh, or Hannity, or any other Conservative who is routinely kicking the butts of all the commentators at MSNBC, they would surely have found a sympathetic ear in any one of dozens of politically ambitious Democrat prosecutors such as Mike Nifong, etc. by now.

But they can't, because there is nothing to be found.

So, after failing to find any adhesive dirt on these Conservatives, they resort to the next best thing:

Baseless, fictional, personal attacks.


Lone Ranger said...

Besides these smears, Beck is also getting death threats that are credible enough to earn him police protection.

His antics on TV don't bother me. I used to do the weather much the same way. He is simply doing what politicians hate the most -- mocking them.

Mark said...

LR, it isn't his antics when he's mocking his detractors that bothers me. I have seen him on split screen making goofy faces while interviewing people who were supporting his views. That's what bothers me. It makes him look insincere in my opinion. I'd rather listen to his radio show than watch his TV program. It's less disconcerting to me. Don't misunderstand. I like Glenn Beck.

In fact, he often does topics, a day or two after, that I have covered on my blog.

Z said...

"Beck merely asks questions" And therein lies a BIG problem for the left.
He's outlined the connections with ACORN and the WH, he's exposed the truth about the backgrounds of so many of the czars, he's done SO MUCH to show the truth and that just does NOT sit well with the Left.

But, he's like Coulter.......they go overboard in the drama and nutty comments and goofy faces, too...Like a comment Coulter made last night about Elizabeth Taylor which escapes me now but was very unkind though the analogy kind of fit! It completely blow her excellent true comment that comment she made about the 9/11 widows. It did seem she was RIGHT but it was an unseemly comment to make...remember?

STOP, you Conservatives...give your opinions, tell the truth, and stop with the antics.

Beck's legit; I doubted his motivations for a while but I don't anymore. He's mocking them, Lone Ranger's right.......and he's been threatened. Man, our American left REALLY doesn't like anybody shining any light, does it.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

His ratings are going through the roof; so he must be doing something, right.

Randy said...

I'm no fan of Glenn Beck. His program is painfully slow and since I only get to listen to about 15 minutes before leaving for work, devoid of information.

The few times that I was able to listen to the whole program or a significant part, I found him to be very informative. Much like Rush Limbaugh, he talks to much without saying much.

The attacks on him only serve to improve his ratings.

Joe said...

The video is very much like asking the question, "When did you stop beating your wife?"

"The website ultimately denies the allegations against Beck, but admits they have no proof of his innocence."

Of course, innocence is not something one is supposed to have to prove in this country.

What the video IS is illustrative of how so many writers, liberal and conservative, make stupid accusations without reason and without basis, just to plant the air of suspicion.

This, of course, is the essence of disingenuiness.

Jim O said...

Amen, Mark.

Jim said...

"Beck is also getting death threats"

From whom?

Mark said...

Jim, I personally haven't heard of any death threats against Glenn Beck, but LR apparently knows of some.

But then, I am at work when his TV program is on, so I can't follow him too closely.

But, I would guess any death threats against Beck are probably anonymous, so we don't know by whom.

You surely aren't going to deny he gets death threats are you? I mean, this is a huge country with millions of citizens. Do you seriously believe no Liberal would make death threats against any Conservative?

Liberals made a whole damn movie depicting the assassination of Bush. Do you really think some unhinged Liberal wouldn't get an idea from that movie and/or the umpteen million other hateful things Liberals say about Conservatives?

You want citation? Go back to all your favorite sites like the Daily Kos and Democratic Underground and the Huffington Post. I'm sure you won't have to dig very deeply to find a veiled threat or two against Beck.

Jim said...

"You surely aren't going to deny he gets death threats are you?"

How could I or anyone deny it? LR should cite something at least. Otherwise, the claim has less credence than, "Beck gets 500 marriage proposals an hour."

"Do you seriously believe no Liberal would make death threats against any Conservative? "

Again, a really, REALLY inane question. I've never heard of any. How would I know? I certainly can't think of a liberal that would have a particular motive to make a death threat against a conservative.

"Go back to all your favorite sites like the Daily Kos and Democratic Underground and the Huffington Post. I'm sure you won't have to dig very deeply to find a veiled threat or two against Beck."

You are really doped up tonight, aren't you. I read all those sites every day. The only threats against Beck are to urge his sponsors to stop buying time on his show. No death threats or anything resembling a death threat or even a wish that he were dead.

Not one. So another warped claim.

You want to know who might threaten Beck? Read this:

The animosity between Beck and Kelly continued to deepen. When Beck and Hattrick produced a local version of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" for Halloween -- a recurring motif in Beck's life and career -- Kelly told a local reporter that the bit was a stupid rip-off of a syndicated gag. The slight outraged Beck, who got his revenge with what may rank as one of the cruelest bits in the history of morning radio. "A couple days after Kelly's wife, Terry, had a miscarriage, Beck called her live on the air and says, 'We hear you had a miscarriage,' " remembers Brad Miller, a former Y95 DJ and Clear Channel programmer. "When Terry said, 'Yes,' Beck proceeded to joke about how Bruce [Kelly] apparently can't do anything right -- about he can't even have a baby." Read it here.

Cameron said...

See, that's what's so interesting about Glenn Beck and his bashers. He frequently and freely admits he was a douche for much of his life. So when his bashers do what they always do, ie avoid answering any of the questions he raises and instead make personal attacks trying to show he's a douche, it doesn't really make much of an impact cuz it's already out there.

Krystal said...

"Baseless, fictional, personal attacks."

In other words ... they lie ...

Marshall Art said...

Even if Beck's concerns are baseless, and I don't believe they are, the fact that he asks about them should be something that embarrasses the MSM. Sadly, it doesn't. This is disturbing. The type of people with whom Obama has aligned himself, especially those he has appointed to various posts, should draw at the very least, routine inquiries from the press. It doesn't seem to bother the MSM that some of these people have called themselves communist, or believe pets should have lawyers, or that forced sterilization might be something we should consider, or that "free speech" might be an overblown concept. Considering the lathering over Abramoff, one would expect more from the press about the current president's people.

Instead we have Beck, and people like him, who do what the MSM is supposed to be doing, and the left can't stand it. They don't like the light of scrutiny shining in their direction because, like thieves, they don't want people to know what's going on.

As to Beck's "antics", you get either over-the-top sarcasm or indignation and anger. The sarcasm he exhibits entertains and takes the edge off of my own indignation and anger. Intelligence drops as emotions rise and the "antics" keep mine in check, allowing me to remember better the details of what he's presenting.

I have a troll who visits my blog that can't seem to speak on any of the issues Beck presents, and only attacks him for his alcoholism and Mormonism. This seems typical of many lefties who have visited my blog and it drives me nuts. I get that they don't like the sources I use. I'd just like to focus on the points raised and that rarely happens.