Published: Friday, Jan. 24 2014 9:50 p.m. MST
@freedomingood Your comment proves you never listen to him! Do your homework
before you comment.
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.
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
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?
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.
"Aren't we all a little wrong about something?" Yes, and some of us
are terribly wrong about everything, e.g., Glenn Beck.
The biggest irony is that many people look to Glenn Beck as the fountain of
knowledge when nothing could be further from the truth.
I gotta admit, in this case, I actually agree with him.because 35 years
ago, I was a Republican.
‘Glenn Beck: 'Aren't we all a little wrong about
something?'’====== Agreed.35 years ago,
I was a Republican...
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.
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.
If anyone would know about being wrong, its Glenn Beck.
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
@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".
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.— About comments