Why is Glenn Beck so stupid?
For those like me who are not familiar with Glenn Beck, here’s a little information. Glenn Edward Lee Beck is an American conservative radio and television host, author, entrepreneur and political commentator.1 He hosts a radio show that airs throughout the United States and a cable news show on Fox News Channel.
In his career, Beck has received his share of both fame and criticism due to his offensive and sometimes insulting comments. One comment that he gave was against US President Barack Obama. He accused President Obama of being a racist. This statement resulted in notable public controversy and a boycott promulgated by Color of Change. As a result, 57 advertisers removed their ads from Beck’s television and radio programs.
Many of his detractors didn’t like Beck because of his use of distorted facts or inflammatory rhetoric expressions. They find his humor tasteless and most of the time Ã¢â‚¬Ëœstupid’. They also find it rude and tactless just like the comment he gave to the victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Beck stated in his television program, “When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I’m just like, ‘Oh shut up’ I’m so sick of them because they’re always complaining.” I mean let’s say that America embraces freedom of expression but there is always an exception to every rule.
But of course there are still others who are avid supporters of his radio and television shows. His followers regard him as a constitutional loyalist defending the traditional American values from secular liberalism. Did you know that his fans call themselves as the Ã¢â‚¬ËœSick Twisted Freaks’? They also have their own mySpace page with 1,100 friends and Facebook page with 11,500 members and a Sick Twisted Freaks forum page with 101 members.2
In conclusion, Glenn Beck is stupid because he doesn’t know how to use words properly. He just blabs his mouth and says what he wants even if a majority of what he says is baseless and is obviously distorted. If he was a comedian then I guess he can get away with it but being a political commentator and an acclaimed conservative speaker, he should know his values and be more discreet when it comes to his comments.
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