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  •  Very much so. (0+ / 0-)

    I expect he studied tapes of Swaggart, or someone like him.

    It is stagecraft, certainly, but when done well by a preacher, it is assumed that he must be sincere, at least by the intended audience.  If Beck can pull it off outside of the religious context, he will have accomplished something rare.

    However, his crying brought about an almost instantaneous mocking from non-FOX sources, which I think is a hopeful sign; it will be interesting to see how long he waits before trying it out again.

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