Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Glenn Beck, Comedic Genius

Conspiracy Theory Central is a Glenn Beck fan. We've rejoiced in his pummeling of the usual suspects: Hillary Clinton (the "Antichrist" and "stereotypical bitch"), Al Gore (a Nazi propagandist), and former President Jimmy Carter (a "waste of skin"). Media Matters link 1 and Media Matters link 2. Good stuff. But what sets Glenn apart from the average champion of truth reverberating within the echo chamber of the MSM is his fearlessness delivering shots against the suffering or oppressed.
  • Illegal immigrants are either "terrorists," outlaws, or people who "can't make a living in their own dirtbag country", Link.
  • Cindy Sheehan: "That's a pretty big prostitute", Link.
  • Renamed nukes "climate-control devices," suggested bombing Venezuela, Link.
  • Referred to survivors of Hurricane Katrina who remained in New Orleans as "scumbags", Link.
  • Ann Coulter was "right" about the "9-11 wives." Further, "I like Ann Coulter," and said he did not "have a problem" with her characterization of some 9-11 widows as "the witches of East Brunswick." Link.
Few media personalities possess the cohones to take on the sacred cows. Ann Coulter is another such patriot but Conspiracy Theory Central has not been able to confirm whether Ann has testes. See Ann Coulter is a Conspiracy Theorist's Wet Dream.

Back to Glenn Beck. He recently commented on the godless atheists of the Republic of California where Dante's inferno rages: "[A] handful of people who hate America ... are losing their homes in a forest fire today". Link. Conspiracy Theory Central gave a Tiger Woods fist pump upon hearing the words from Glenn. But the Beckster now says he was only joking. Link. Say what??? So were you joking about Cindy Sheehan and the 9-11 widows and bombing Venezuela and the Katrina refugees ... and all the other good stuff we tune into your show for? Conspiracy Theory Central was shaken.

Then the genius of it hit us: Glenn Beck is a new kind of satirist. Since the dawn of comedy, satire has been about poking fun at power. In medieval times, only the court jester possessed authorization to mock the king. So the tradition was set. The genius of Mr. Beck has been to take this tradition and turn it on its head, he attacks the powerless. Glenn Beck mocks people as their homes and worldly possessions go up in flames, a mother whose only son died in Iraq, poor immigrants lacking legal status. He cheers Ann Coulter as she savages the 9-11 widows who dare to speak out in Congress. Some have said Conspiracy Theory Central is not the sharpest tool in the shed. Forgive us Mr. Beck for having missed the genius of your comedy. We're certain you have launched a new genre.
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4 comments:

jjray said...

Just another left-wing geezer known to wear Hawaiian shirts and drink Irish whiskey brought to Conspiracy Theory Central's attention that the California counties which are burning actually voted for George Bush.
http://generik.blogspot.com/2007/10/glenn-beck-is-right.html

But like our friend Mr. Beck, Conspiracy Theory Central knows how to navigate around the facts. The Reagan-Nixon republican counties are completely subsumed into the greater godlessness spearheaded by Hollywood and San Francisco known as the Republic of California. Unless and until these counties are able to succeed from the California union through civil war, they will be tared with the same brush poppa bear O'Reilly uses on San Francisco.

Anonymous said...

Calling Cindy Sheehan a mere prostitute is an insult to the world's oldest profession.

Last night, when I channelled the spirit of her son thru Shirley MacLaine, he told me he was disgusted & embarrassed by her leftist, anti-American drivel, and her ignorant blathering about international geopolitics that she can barely even comprehend.

He assumes that her recent knowledge of history & politics is gleaned primarily from her collection of moldy McGovern bumperstickers and black-light posters she's been hiding in the basement since 1968.

He also said he had her number long ago when she spent her 125K share of HIS GI insurance money but couldn't spare a cent to even put a marker on his grave for over three years -- and then only after some reporters made the fact public.

Cindy Sheehan ... a really class act.

jjray said...

>>Calling Cindy Sheehan a mere prostitute is an insult to the world's oldest profession.<<

Well said Anonymous. Your comments are truly in the spirit of Brother Beck and, we surmise, probably represent his true off air thoughts. Certainly any mother who deigns to seek a private audience with His Excellency, the President of the United States, to ask why her only had to die in Iraq has committed a grave offense against us all and deserves all the scorn we can heap upon her head. The nerve of this woman, spending the life insurance proceeds from her soldier son's death fighting the person she holds responsible. Why can't she just accept the gold star and crawl quietly back into the hole from whence she came instead of subjecting all of us to the pain she feels? She is a coward of a woman to spend every ounce of her remaining strength trying to stop what she insanely sees as an unjust war so other mothers do not have visited upon them the supreme misery she has been subjected to.

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