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Glenn Beck is ranting again, as usual. Holding up a red phone that's probably not even hooked up to a live line, yelling "Call me!  They have no excuse not to call. They're not gonna call...why don't they call?"

What makes him think that he's important enough for the President or any of his people to take the time to call him? They have an excuse, they have a reason; they don't have to call the lunatic fringe on Faux News channel. Glenn Beck and his ilk are irrelevant. FNC operates more like a "radio talk show" than actual news. Obama gets it. Obama isn't losing sleep over FNC.

I confess I am one of many people who watch this sorry excuse of a show because it's like a car crash, you gotta look. I watch to see what moronic bullshit Beck's spewing today. I'm never disappointed. I'm always pissed off by the end of his diatribe, but he never disappoints. He's consistently hyperventilatingly, overwhelmingly, supercalifragilistically, wrong and full of sh#t!!!!!!

Toward the end of his show this evening, he went on to mock the the idea of not eating meat to save the planet. The condescension in his voice makes me sick. He said "My last meal will be a steak"...I wish it was his last meal. Eat your steak, Glenn, eat exactly what you want...hopefully it will speed up your inevitable heart attack.

Originally posted to zoee2102 on Tue Oct 27, 2009 at 11:51 PM PDT.


Should President Obama treat FNC like a legitimate news outlet?

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  •  Be careful watching that stuff. (12+ / 0-)

    Seriously, I'm pretty sure it's bad for your heart. Definitely damaging to your psychological well-being.

    But hell, I say let him rant away about a phone call he's never gonna get -- gives him less time to make up lies and conspiracy theories.

  •  I'm still waiting... (7+ / 0-)

    ...for him to give out the phone number!

    When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells

    by ridemybike on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 12:11:21 AM PDT

  •  Glenn gives "B" rated a whole new meaning. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    " It's shocking what Republicans will do to avoid being the 2012 presidential nominee."

    by jwinIL14 on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 12:11:27 AM PDT

  •  Exrecise caution... (8+ / 0-)

    watching Uber-Nitwit and New Republican Party Leader Glen Beck.  Simply watching one minute of His Derangedness kills twice as many brain cells as a hit of Rush.

    Schumer: "Make no mistake . . . there will be a public option"

    by assyrian64 on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 12:13:13 AM PDT

  •  People who watch the show... (10+ / 0-)

    ...and then complain that Glenn Beck "thinks" he's important are strange. He is important because you, and millions of others, watch him and then write online blog posts about him. People who watch the program have no right to complain about him, they're fueling his popularity.

    It's a Catch-22, but it's true...

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 12:16:47 AM PDT

    •  Then who can complain about him? (2+ / 0-)
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      zoee2102, skohayes

      Those that don't watch his show don't know what he's saying, so they cannot complain.  And you're saying those that do watch his show and know what he's saying cannot complain.

      I can watch the guy for about 5 minutes and that's about it.  But I think what the diarist and others mean when they say he thinks he's important is that, he thinks he's somebody that is so special that the White House needs to take time out of their busy day to call him.  He can have 1 million, 5 million, or 10 million viewers a day, but he's still not important enough for the White House to waste their time calling when he isn't a journalist or even a news anchor.  If he's "just like you and me--the average person!" then why does he expect a call?  Would we as average people get a call from the White House???  I don't think so.

      •  He tells his viewers that if what he is saying (1+ / 0-)
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        is not true, then someone in the administration would call to set him straight.  So, the absence of a call is used to reinforce that what he is telling his viewers is true.  If BO won't answer Beck's questions, it is an admission of guilt.

        It's the kind of logic that makes you stop and go "WTF?".

        Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

        by EdgedInBlue on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 07:25:32 AM PDT

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    •  some of us live among his fanmob (0+ / 0-)

      so these diaries keep us updated on the latest idiocy we'll have to hear from those rejects of evolution.

      (-2.12, -5.33)best dkos insult ever: "Compote whore." FTW!

      by terrypinder on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 06:36:40 AM PDT

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  •  Your title reminded me of a Don Henley song (4+ / 0-)

    "They're Not Here, They're Not Coming," from his album Inside Job:

    From the Arizona desert
    To the Salisbury plain
    Lights on the horizon
    Patterns on the grain
    Anxious eyes turned upward
    Clutching souvenirs
    Carrying our highest hopes and our darkest fears

    They swear there was an accident back in '47
    Little man with a great big head
    Splattered down from heaven
    Government conspiracy; cover-ups and lies
    Hidden in the desert under endless skies

    Well, it's a cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold post, postmodern world
    No time for heroes, no place for good guys
    No room for Rocky the Flying Squirrel

    They're not here, they're not coming
    Not in a million years
    Turn your weary eyes back homeward
    Stop your trembling, dry your tears
    You may see the heavens flashing
    You may hear the cosmos humming
    But I promise you, my brother
    They're not here, they're not coming

    Would they pile into the saucer
    Find Orlando's rat and hug it?
    Go screaming through the universe
    Just to get McNuggets?
    Well, I don't think so, I don't think so
    It's much too dangerous, it's much too strange
    Here in a world that won't give Oprah no home on the range

    Well, it's a cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold post, postmodern world
    No authenticity, no sign of soul
    The radio won't play George and Merle

    They're not here, they're not coming
    Not in a million years
    'til we put away our hatred
    'til we lay aside our fears
    You may see the heavens flashing
    You may hear the cosmos humming
    But I promise you, my sister
    They're not here, they're not coming

    To this garden we were given
    And always took for granted
    It's like my daddy told me, "you just bloom where you're planted."
    Now you long to be delivered
    From this world of pain and strife
    That's a sorry substitution for a spiritual life

    Well, it's a cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold post, postmodern world
    No place for sentiment, no room for romance
    Bring back the Duke of Earl

    They're not here, they're not coming
    Not in a million years
    Turn your hopes back homeward
    Hold your children, dry their tears
    You may see the heavens flashing
    You may hear the cosmos humming
    But I promise you, my brother
    They're not here, they're not coming

    They're not here, they're not coming
    Not in a million years
    'til we put away our hatred
    And lay aside our fears
    You may see the heavens flashing
    You may hear the cosmos humming
    But I promise you, my brother
    They're not here, they're not coming

    Hope is a good thing--maybe the best of things--and no good thing ever dies.

    by Gemina13 on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 12:25:10 AM PDT

  •  They'll call him alright..... (4+ / 0-)
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    Kimball Cross, LeanneB, KVoimakas, Vayle

    they'll call him a frigging nutjob ....

    "Proud to proclaim: I am a Bleeding Heart Liberal"

    by sara seattle on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 12:28:13 AM PDT

  •  You Make Him Relevant (4+ / 0-)
    Yes, all well and good to know what the opposition is doing, but the more people continue to talk about him, the more relevance you give him.

    While you shouldn't ignore vermin, you shouldn't be spending your time obsessing over it either.

  •  Jokes aside, I know a really good specialist (2+ / 0-)
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    Kimball Cross, myrealname

    I can hold my nose just this one time and help this idiot get help. He could be cured waaaay faster than the phone call he is expecting to get.

    "allow nothing to be in your life that you cannot walk out of in 30 seconds if you spot the heat around the corner". - movie HEAT

    by HEAT on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 12:38:31 AM PDT

  •  Phonecalls will be made when the real truth... (0+ / 0-) revealed.


    Card-carrying member of the Illuminati.

    by DarkOmnius on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 12:58:36 AM PDT

  •  A trainwreck: so you are compelled to watch... (1+ / 0-)
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    I got off that train a very long time ago and I refuse to watch it chugging along the tracks anymore when all it will spew is vile black pollution.

    Staying updated is one thing, but if you waste valuable time allowing your emotions to be manipulated by someone you know is going to piss you off, then that's on you and not the train.

    FAUX: Blocked
    CNN: Can't turn it there, but not blocked
    MSNBC: Tolerable

    Keith and Rachel rock and Ed I like well enough.
    Chris Matthews - tolerable in small doses.
    Morning Joke - can't stomach him.
    Pat Buchanan - Resident invitational loudmouth racist/bigot (mute him)

    -6.38, -6.21: Lamented and assured to the lights and towns below, Faster than the speed of sound, Faster than we thought we'd go, Beneath the sound of hope...

    by Vayle on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 01:08:51 AM PDT

  •  Recced for supercalifragilistically! (4+ / 0-)

    But seriously, don't watch that stuff- it's gore, and it's bad for your soul. Watch cartoons instead!

    Why yes, I am Catholic.

    by ems97007 on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 01:12:40 AM PDT

  •  Note to Glenn Becque: (1+ / 0-)
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    Kimball Cross

      If he's not willing to actually grant an interview, he ain't calling on your evil-villain's-sidekick phone.  ("Glenn?  It's Rupert.  Meet me at the Lair.  Grease up the Bat Cave.")  Ewwww.  Did I write that?

    "Pro life" my ass!

    by jhop7 on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 02:30:11 AM PDT

  •  Self-important egomaniacs (3+ / 0-)

    the idea that President Obama should be answering to Glen Beck only goes to show how outrageously egotistical and divorced from reality Beck is.  Rush is the same way.  Why would Obama waste his time talking to certified nutjobs?

    I have never watched Beck.  I watched a few clips via Kos, and now I won't even click on them.  Then again, I don't make it a point to listen to the crazy guy out on the street who is talking to a fire hydrant either.

    explain how letting gays marry will directly affect your own heterosexual relationship?

    by bluestatesam on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 02:43:19 AM PDT

  •  Tipped for supercalifragilistically... :-) n/t (0+ / 0-)

    "There is no red America, or blue America, there is the United States of America." 2004 DNC Speech

    by BarackStarObama on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 02:43:34 AM PDT

  •  I watch too but. . . (1+ / 0-)
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    Kimball Cross

    I can only stand just a few shirt minutes. It's always crazier than I expect.

  •  from day one... (2+ / 0-)
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    PsychoSavannah, Kimball Cross

    Faux has not been a news outlet.  Not being familiar with Faux, the first time I tuned in, I found myself staring in horror.  It was almost like the first time I listened to Limbaugh.  The hate and rage and aggression on Faux was more subtle then, but it has become more overt as time has passed.  Faux is not now, nor ever has been, a source of NEWS!

  •  5 minutes a day with Rapture Ready or Freep (1+ / 0-)
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    is enough for me. I don't need der Beckenfuehrer too.

    PS - Yes, I know Beck isn't a Nazi, but he is a propaganda minister of a sort.

    i can't watch [Obama] speak on tv for more than 5 minutes or else what he's saying starts to make sense to me. It's very scary.

    by Kimball Cross on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 05:37:47 AM PDT

  •  I wish I had the number. (3+ / 0-)

    I'd call and order a large pepperoni with extra tomatoes.

  •  The phone's a double-edged sword, anyway. (0+ / 0-)

    You know if the administration called up and told Glenn EVERYTHING that was wrong with this show, he'd just go on the next day to whine about how the government should be tackling the more important matters, like Afghanistan or health care, instead of personally taking on some schmuck at Fox News.

    In other news, I can't watch Glenn Beck.  At all.  Even mute the TV when Keith's got clips of him on Countdown.

  •  Car crash? Uh uh- it's more like (1+ / 0-)
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    a high octane cigarette, or crack, or crystal meth.  You know it's destroying you, you know you're better than the drug, but it's got it's hooks in you.  Only a genuine and sustained effort of will can overcome it.  You know, I have sleep apnea; my doctor advised that the chronic, low grade stress on my heart caused by the short periods of hypoxia every night, while not acutely life threatening, are deadly nonetheless.  Beck is just like that.

    Where the brook puts out of the roots of the old tree and flows to the meadow

    by peterborocanuck on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 06:49:33 AM PDT

  •  I watch Fox News (2+ / 0-)
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    EasyCheese, datasky

    too include Beck, O'Reilly, Hannity and Greta. I also watch CNN, MSNBC and the Network news. To form an educated opinion, information must be gathered from as many available sources as possible. There are many things I pitch because of lack of corroborating evidence or suspect root sources, but to see the big picture, you have to hear all sides.

    It's funny that you guys label Beck as you do when in reality he is just the polar opposite of this site. The center in American politics sees him exactly the way it sees you, as the ying to his yang. Granted he's got a louder megaphone, but it's for a reason and if folks weren't watching, he would lose that megaphone. Maddow and Olberman can't reach the viewership of O'Reilly and thats telling.

    It's a beautiful thing, that in this country, Beck and Kos exist and the seekers can seek. If he was silenced, you would not be far behind. Obama is the President of America, not just the Democratic Party or the liberals, but also the Becks and Hannitys and all those who re-elected Bush. He has to govern from the center but is free to lean left or right and folks will judge him on that in 2012.

    Were Americans and that means we hit the lotto as far as birthrights go. We aren't living in a cardboard hut in a Kenyan exile camp because the Janjaweed has a license to kill us. We tap our thoughts and feelings out on a keyboard to engage others who are like minded, not giving a lot of thought to how good we've got it.

    •  You shouldn't watch any (0+ / 0-)

      of the cable "news" shows if you want actual information.  Check BBC and other sites for info.  Cable "news" is a circus, there for entertainment purposes only.  To think you can get any kind of real and informative information from them is misguided at best.

      •  I disagree... (0+ / 0-)

        You can learn more by opening up to as many sources of input than you can by ignoring the onees you don't like.

        Like yadid, I try to browse as many sources of news as possible.  When read the same story from multiple sources you can realize and filter out the biases that exist in ALL sources.

  •  Your steak's in the mail (0+ / 0-)

    "A man of true science uses but few hard words, and those only when none other will answer his purpose..." - Melville

    by ZedMont on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 07:58:48 AM PDT

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