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  •  I made it to 2:27 before I decided that nuts or (9+ / 0-)

    not, this man cannot be watched by the sane.

    •  I made it all the way to the end (10+ / 0-)

      What a journey!  

      First I cried.  Then I laughed.  Then I admired.

      Glenn Beck is crazy smart.  Or maybe smart crazy.  Or maybe Smazy Crart.  

      But seriously, this is a tour de force.   It's as as if he and Fox have taken off every restraint on propaganda, and are pushing hard for violent conflict.

      It will be interesting to see if this is "auto marginalizing"... or whether they gather a core audience big enough to matter.

      •  Crazy like a rabid Fox... (2+ / 0-)
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        vets74, Slim Chance

        I watched this montage and it was pretty disturbing. Not for the actual facts presented (there weren't any) but for the effectiveness with which Beck presents a factless case.

      •  Personality Disorder delusionals......... (1+ / 0-)
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        the target audience for Murdoch's hard right media outlets.

        This Beck show is all about providing communal delusions for America's paranoids, antisocials, and other p.d. delusionals.

        Fact is, it works.

        The GOPers are not just overwhelmingly white and old. They also attract significant majorities with our ~15,000,000 mentally disordered.

        These mentally disordered are really the victims, here, because they can and do seek what is called an External Locus of Control. They want someone to blame for their troubles. Here it comes.... Murdoch's minions work hard to provide exactly such boogeymen -- commies, faggots, libruls, Castro, Saddam, druggies, Hollywood, lezbows, and tax-and-spend democrats.

        Please, read my sig line......................

        Lee Atwater hit a rich seam of half-crazy-people votes in 1988. Instead of following Barry Goldwater, Ike, Robert Taft, Earl Warren -- keeping nuts out of GOP politics -- Atwater and Bush41 welcomed them with open arms.

        Beck is more of the same. Barely sane ??? Acting insane ??? Who knows ? To the right of the Nazi Joseph Goebbels... certainly.

        Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + sane Pro-Lifers =EQ= The GOPer Base

        by vets74 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 11:50:15 AM PDT

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        •  I think (1+ / 0-)
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          that they share a desire to see just how far they can push things with words and emotional displays in the media.

          They both represent almost a greater fascination with exercising their own power of crazy than anything else.  

          Beck loves the performance.  He loves tapping into his crazy.  You can feel the love he feels for this performance he gives.  I've always imagined Goebbels in the same way...

          •  You can listen to the Goebbels speeches. (1+ / 0-)
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            Miles

            If you do not have a facility with German, no problem.

            Put the German text next to a translation.

            Easy to follow.

            His Total War speech from February 18, 1943, is the best known. After Stalingrad fell to the Russians....

            His presentations are not, however, in any way as obviously delusional as what this Beck does. Goebbels is a master of the Informal Fallacies.

            Hitler was more emotional. More like Beck in his phrasings. So it was Goebbels who delivered the heavier doctrinal and policy speeches.

            After Goebbels, all the propagandists copy him -- from Mao's people to Rove. He was the first and the greatest. A dangerous man.

            Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + sane Pro-Lifers =EQ= The GOPer Base

            by vets74 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 05:43:20 PM PDT

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    •  I got to 3:05. (2+ / 0-)
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      jemjo, Susan from 29

      I wish I hadn't.

      •  better than me... (0+ / 0-)

        made it all the way to 23 sec before my gag reflex started in (made a lot worse because my mother has been leaving me messages all week that "i need to watch glen beck so i can discover who is REALLY running the white house!!!?"  oh my.  

        at first i invited her political comments thinking i could flood her brain with actual facts and make some progress.....

        apparently not working.

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