What does it say when a person admits fault or shows some humility that all
enemies attack (and harshly). Just as was said, it's rank hatred nothing
else. No amount of reasoning can change mean people. I'd rather be wronged
than be wrong.
Joe5.... you know, it probably seems hard to believe, but some of us do try to
listen to Glenn... but find what he says to be just outlandish balderdash. His
musings of the intent of the founding fathers generally ignores that there was a
huge debate within the founding fathers themselves - they were not even close to
unanimous in intent. But Glenn seems to somehow have channeled the founding
fathers and can interpret for all of us their intent... what ever that was.As hard as it is to believe... yes..... some of us have and do
listen..... and still don't agree with what we are hearing. I am still
waiting on the prophesied crash of the US dollar.... and Gold to $3,000 an ounce
he so dramatically illustrated for us all.Its great you get
something from listening to him... I just don't.
t702: "...good luck looking for the liberal media to admit any wrong
doings"That paragon of "liberal media," the New York
Times, regularly puts itself under the introspective knife examining its
journalistic methods, integrity, and ethics. It regularly finds fault with how
it has handled its reporting or covered an issue. It does this in a column
called the "Public Editor" in the opinion section.JMH:
" But he did the same thing that talking heads like Maddow and Schultz do on
the left. They all fan the flames..."I'll agree with you on
Ed Schultz, but I take issue with your of assessment of Rachel Maddow. If she
has a fault, it is being excruciatingly detailed in laying out a case on air,
spending 30 minutes on a topic that could be covered in five, building an
argument step by incremental step. Of all the talking heads on Fox and MSNBC,
she is remarkably even-tempered and subdued in composure. She clearly has a
point of view and is not afraid to express it, but she is not a flame stoking
rabid polemicist like Schultz or O'Reilly by any means.
HVH: I've never listened to Beck's show on radio/television/internet
or other media. In fact, I don't listen to any talking heads of either
political persuasion because they seem to see things through a prism of their
own making.You talk about the anger, hate, fear, etc of Beck's
listeners. Just for fun, as an experiment, go back through the comments here and
keep score of who said angry, hateful things. If you're honest (which I
don't know), I think you will concede that the anger and hatred stems from
Beck's detractors, not his followers.Your first post today
demonstrates the arrogance of youth. I don't know how old you are but
I'm hoping you're young. It would be sad to see someone matured by
life experience to be so sure of his own rightness.Finally, your
interpretation of my comments show a weakness in reading or comprehension. My
point is that, unless you listen to Beck, how can you know that
"everything" he says is wrong (as many on here have claimed). If you
form opinions based on that assumption, he controls your thoughts.
I'm personally apathetic towards glenn, he receives no emotional response
from me. I do feel sorry for his listeners though, anger, hate, fear, the
end of times, uplifting?
I find folks who listen to beck easy to argue with, because their knowledge of
how government works, the conspiracy glenn's selling this week, or just
common sense is very surface and just a couple parroted phrases aren't
enough for them to defend his position. When asked about particular aspects of
glenn's opinion they're done. "He always said think for yourself
and question everything. " But his fans aren't about looking for
themselves, which is why he has such an uninformed audience. I listened to him
for a couple of weeks (at my fathers behest ) and looked up what he was ranting
about, he was seldom correct, and usually twisting a partial quote, or using
analogies so poorly, one has to wonder where glenn was educated?Got
to admit he has his loyal audience, the ones who post - You either Love Glenn,
or your an uninformed, dumb liberal who hates America. Gotta love Joe5 approach,
By not listening to glenn, your letting him control your opinion and "Unless they listen to Beck daily " then they are prejudice.
@Cats 2:39 p.m. Jan. 24, 2014I don't agree with Glenn on
everything, but he's a sincere person and he's really trying to do
what's right. Anyone who says otherwise hasn't ever really watched
him.---------------------------I have watched him,
listened to him and read his webpage. Your comments are, in their totality,
100% wrong. Beck is not anywhere near being a sincere person, and he's
really nbot trying to do what's right. He's just trying to make
money, and knows how to rabble-rouse to get it. Endo of "Beck story".
to iron&clayWon't be fooled again, eh? You do realize every
POTUS since Reagan has had an Ivy League degree or two.Its more like
Einstein's definition of insanity every time the general election rolls
If anyone would know about being wrong, its Glenn Beck.
I watched Glenn Beck when he was on Fox. He always said think for yourself and
question everything. Those that hate him without knowledge of what he says or
stands for have no foundation to stand on. I agree with the comment that it is
just plain hatred and nothing else. I'd rather have Glenn fighting for my
freedom than trust fools in government to take my rights away.
What is ironic is that those who dislike Beck allow him to control their
opinions. Instead of thinking for themselves, they let Beck do it and then just
take the opposite position. They are much more under Beck's control than
his fans.These people say things like:- "there's a
sucker born every minute but I'm not buying it."- "some of us
are terribly wrong about everything, e.g., Glenn Beck."- "many
people look to Glenn Beck as the fountain of knowledge when nothing could be
further from the truth."Several things are wrong with this
approach.First, it is lazy thinking. Instead of the message, they
focus on the messenger. In essence, they disengage their brain and let Beck
think and study for them.Second, it is rooted in blind prejudice.
Unless they listen to Beck daily (making them fans), they must be forming their
stereotypical perception on rumors, innuendo, etc from others. That reflects a
deficiency in their ability to reason effectively in the face of their emotional
responses to Beck, whether it be first hand, second hand, or from other
emotionally driven pundits.Third, it demonstrates rank hatred.
Nothing more, nothing less.
‘Glenn Beck: 'Aren't we all a little wrong about
something?'’====== Agreed.35 years ago,
I was a Republican...
I gotta admit, in this case, I actually agree with him.because 35 years
ago, I was a Republican.
The biggest irony is that many people look to Glenn Beck as the fountain of
knowledge when nothing could be further from the truth.
"Aren't we all a little wrong about something?" Yes, and some of us
are terribly wrong about everything, e.g., Glenn Beck.
So when will people stop gawking at Glenn Beck's introspection and do a
little more of their own introspection? That would take a lot of humility,
self-honesty and courage. It takes much more integrity and is much easier
intellectually to simply point fingers.
All groups have their ultra-right conservative elements that intensify during
times of crisis. Others different from ourselves are increasingly blamed for
every inconvenience.As times improve (as they inevitably do), we
moderate our thinking. Others (e.g., the indigent, immigrants and politicians
of the other party) are not nearly so odious as we had thought. We feel better.
Tolerance is back in vogue.Glenn Beck is evidently easing up. Can
we do the same? Or like a dog with his bone--using a fabricated interpretation
of the Constitution as an excuse--do we have to belabor our differences forever?
Seems like Glenn has always been warning Americans that Obama would continue the
Bush doctrine of the centralization of power in the executive branch,
dictatorship, more debt from wars, drones, NSA snooping, and basically pushing
the agenda of ownership and control of everything and everybody by the Federal
Government. ... Or in other words Obama works for the same boss of an
elite group of Wall Street Bankers that make a percentage off of all big
government debt.Meet the new boss, same as the old boss*True or not?*'We won't be fooled again' The WHO
He's gotta a schtick that plays well in America to a small segment of
society. That's capitilism so good on him. Like PT Barnum said,
there's a sucker born every minute but I'm not buying it.
@freedomingood Your comment proves you never listen to him! Do your homework
before you comment.
This man is brilliant. Thank you for all you do.. Glenn Beck!
Glenn Beck admits that he might have gone over the top and he is right. But he
did the same thing that talking heads like Maddow and Schultz do on the left.
They all fan the flames of the political spectrum while laughing all the way to
the bank. But those on the right defend Beck and those on the left defend their
commentators. The continued demonization of "Tea Party"
people also contributes to the shredding of the nation's fabric. Some are
extreme but the vast majority of them are average Americans who have concerns
about the direction of the country and specifically the debt we are
accumulating. The SEIU is an extreme group on the left and some of
their leaders are radical but most are just Americans trying to do why they
think is right. So when we quit calling the other side names and
realize this is part of the political dialogue we might actually get something
Of course everyone is wrong at times. In fact I am wrong about things on a
daily basis. I guess the difference is that I don't make millions being
wrong. I don't deliberately destroy my country in order to make myself
rich. I equate your actions with what bankers like Jaime Dimon did, as well as
many politicians. When you deliberately take the low road in order to make
money, then I don't see it as being 'a little mistake'.
Again, Beck misses the point. Fact is most of us, especially me, are a lot
wrong about a lot of things. That's why we all spend our lives in pursuit
of truth looking for further knowledge and understanding in all we do. For me, I
determined many years ago when Beck was on the air here in Philadelphia the
deeper understanding I sought was not to be found in his audience.
Let me see if I understand this correctly. If we agree with Beck, we are
educated - particularly in the constitution and in the word of God. If we per
chance don't agree with Beck we are uneducated Republican and Democratic
Ditto heads. Gotcha....So which half of the framers of the
constitution are the ditto heads... and which were "educated"? I mean,
one side was pro slavery, one side not. One side were federalist, one side
anti-federalist. Some were deeply devote Christians, some like Jefferson and
Madison were Diest. Was Jefferson a ditto-head? I mean, he even wrote his own
interpretation of the bible.I just want to be clear here.....
because surely we don't want be ditto heads as Banderson so eloquently
described... We want to be educated free thinkers, you know... the ones who
think in lock step with Brother Glenn.
Yes we can all be a little wrong (and are) sometimes. But Mr. Beck has been
more than a little wrong. He has gone off the deep end and blasted anyone he
has disagreed with using a megaphone. He has taken a lot of the folks who
listen to him over the edge with him.If he wants a second chance
with folks he will need to repeat his contrition speech often and then show
something different in his actions. This will likely deep six his show because
logic and reason make for poor ratings (unlike the crazy train).Like
Bungalow above, I loved his tribute to President Hinckley. But I just have not
been able to tolerate listening to him.I hope he follows his words
with actions - real and sustained. It would be nice for such a prominent LDS
voice to be one of reason.
Glen Beck is awesome! I don't need him for anything he says, however,
because I believe in education, which is something all the Republican and
Democratic Ditto heads don't. Please take the time, my friends, to think
your own thoughts and reach your own conclusions, conclusions that can all be
wrapped up with a simple document--the constitution. Compare that to the word
of God and your on your way to getting it right!
Glenn Beck is a showman; always has been, always will be. By his own admission
that's EXACTLY what he is. I don't trust him to ever do, say or be
anything that isn't self serving. There certainly are a lot of folks who
buy his drivvel, even in the age of the Internet where all of you can easily
look up the truth of anything you REALLY want to know the truth of.OR you can just listen to Glenn Beck and have your minds made up for you
without the benefit of facts, truth or agenda.
I don't know, glenn. Back when you had the crazy board and the nazi props
and the circles and picked letters out of various phrases to spell words that
meant...whatever, I think you were more than just a little bit wrong.
Glenn Beck always proves his point by going to the original source. This
country needs people who will expose the President for what he is. If everyone
in America doesn't know by now, Barack Obama is a liar. He lied about the
Affordable Care Act...Obamacare. He lied about what happened in Benghazi. He
didn't lie when he said that our 'electricity rates will necessarily
skyrocket' because as he shuts down coal fired electricity plants, this
will most likely come to pass. Glenn Beck is the most truthful person in the
Sounds like Glenn Beck has the title for his next book. How many of us will
give our hard earned dollars to attend his "Aren't we all a little
wrong" seminar? I have to admit, the man knows how to keep the money
Let's be honest and all admit that to be politically aware in America today
will likely result in being divided. How can it not? Many think that the
leaders in D.C. are supposed to work together on all issues and come to some
kind of middle ground compromise. That works for some things, but there are
some issues where there is no middle ground. Examples, Pro Choice/Pro life.
SSM or no SSM. Go to war or don't go to war. Deficit spending and
borrowing, or balancing a budget and not borrowing. You see, some of the
biggest issues we face don't really have any middle ground to occupy. And
that will always keep us as a people and our representatives divided. That is
really a testament to our freedom as a nation and people. I don't think
Glenn has been any more divisive than anyone else in print, on air, or in
politics. He's probably just more sensitive about it. And honest.
Yes we are...Beck more than most.
I have learned more about our government, our currant POTUS, and the state of
the world from Glenn Beck than anyone else. Some things were not pleasant. The
truth is actually unpleasant sometimes when exposed. The thing I really like
about him is that he uses the person's recorded video, voice, and quote to
educate one as to actually what was said not just what Glenn thinks. He always
ends with, "You take this information and research it further, then make up
your own mind." In my opinion, he offers sound information that the main
stream media often never reports and brings it front and center. I appreciate
that.Now we see many others beginning to speak out against the
serious problems we have in this government. I appreciate Glenn Beck along with
Rush Limbaugh and others for "waking up" many Americans who were not
paying very close attention. Benghazi and the IRS are two prime examples. We
must have answers. These issues must not, in my opinion, be swept under the rug.
He gives himself a large serving of the benefit of the doubt, but would never do
the same for a democrat.Just more hypocrisy. There's been no uprising or Apocalypse. He's never admitted to being
wrong about any of that.
"I would like to take this moment and ask the media,” Beck asked at
the conclusion of the segment, “aren’t we all a little wrong about
something?"That's true enough, but there is very little
likelihood that anyone with a microphone will suggest they could be wrong about
everything they say. And when you're absolutely certain about some things,
those issues become divisive, even if you say them in the nicest possible way.
If you have strong feelings about an issue, how do you express them without
being divisive? Is it possible to offend no one? Was Rodney King asking the
impossible when he implored, "Can't we all just get along?"
I don't agree with Glenn on everything, but he's a sincere person and
he's really trying to do what's right. Anyone who says otherwise
hasn't ever really watched him.
@ lket "... was alright by this paper, even though it was never proven
right." it'll be nice if you tell us specifically what Glenn was
talking about'Aren't we all a little wrong about
something?' - good luck looking for the liberal media to admit any wrong
He makes money bashing the President.
so when he used to write on his chalk borad and then draw lines from one thing
to another and make other people look like they where up to no good that was
alright by this paper, even though it was never proven right.