Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Let's Buy Hannity And O'Reilly Blackboards And Have Proof That They're Crazy, Too

By Manifesto Joe

Glenn Beck plays the crying game, from multiple perspectives:

Keith Olbermann is in the habit of calling Glenn "Lonesome Rhodes." (For those unfamiliar, "Lonesome" is an Arkansas hayseed who rises to TV talk-show fame and soon becomes a megalomaniac, played superbly by Andy Griffith in A Face in the Crowd (1957).)

I'm a bit worried that he's more like a fascist version of psycho TV anchorman Howard Beale in Network (1976). Beck has made the comparison himself. I'm not making it in any flattering manner. Is he or ain't he nuts? And which way is he more dangerous? We report. You decide.

Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.


vicky said...


Anonymous said...

Except Howard Beale was ranting AGAINST his corporate fascist Ned Beatty Oligarch. Beck has you believe he's one of you, yet he's bank-rolled by Rupert Murdoch, the verbatim iteration of how Big Brother would twist history and facts to the state's end in 1984.


Trey said...

Answer to Question: He's not crazy. He just plays one on TV and Radio. I used to think he was crazy, I honestly did. Lately though, especially after the interview with Rep. Massa, I feel like Beck is playing a character ala Stephen Colbert. He was practically begging Massa to stay on script.