Quote:Its very different because, if you will recall, most of the left wingers defended Bush and the conspiracy that he was behind 9/11. On A2K, there were a few wacko conspiracy types who were stepped on by lefties and righties alike. Youre argument attempt is a fallacy. If one of the A2K crowd was touting Bushs role in 9/11, thats eqaully as ridiculous as Becks attempted myth.How is it different, because you say that Bush deserved it and Obama doesn't? Bush received every possible insult, including allegations that he orchestrated 9/11 and discussions of assassinating him
As far as Becks "mental state" he has been hospitalized at least twice while he was on radio and shortly after his CNN days began, These hopsital stays were ostensibly for mental exhaustion (HINT , mental exhaustion= meltdown).
OK, OK . . . you can come over to the house for some Kentucky Fried Chicken if you're ever in t.o. . . .
do I look like Im incharge of the missing links?
HE talked about it himself on his radio show as late as early this summer. If you deny that these events occured, Im just the messenger bunky. You may wish to look it up yourself, do I look like Im incharge of the missing links?
But is he really? After all of the Comedy Central satires, the studious cataloging of falsehoods and outrages, and the public back-and-forth about his mental state, the big questions about Beck--Who the hell is this guy? And is he for real?--remain largely unanswered and even unasked in any serious way.
Fortunately, Beck has actually gone far toward answering these questions himself. Between his thousands of hours of tv and radio recordings, his semi-annual stage tours, and a surprisingly frank memoir, he has provided enough information to piece together the puzzle of the "real"- Glenn Beck.
The first casualty of any study of Glenn Beck is the idea that he is cracking up, a la Howard Beale. Mental illness runs in Beck's family--his mother and brother suffered from depression and committed suicide, and he himself considered suicide in the mid-90s--but Glenn Beck is not crazy. His frequent choke-ups are no more the early signs of a looming crack-up than his bestselling-author status portends a National Book Award.
Glenn Beck has been fake crying for years. It started on his radio show in Tampa, where he first turned the confessional mode of the support-circle--Beck calls it "honesty"---into fodder for self-denigrating humor and ratings gold. After ten years, the fake crying is best seen as a corporate brand handle. It differentiates him from tough-guy competitors in a conservative media universe dominated by manly men and manlier women. Even Beck himself is becoming increasingly open about this. The plug for his upcoming "Common Sense"- comedy tour describes him as "America's favorite hysterical, fear-mongering, tv and radio crybaby."-
Those who take a single drop of Beck's tears seriously need simply watch recordings of his stage shows. As he paces the stage, Beck switches the tear-ducts on and off like a switch, sometimes as many as six times in a single hour. He even chokes himself up for slick produced segments like the trailer for the stage show based on his bestselling (and ghostwritten) Christmas novel, The Christmas Sweater. Then there is the memorable Freudian slip Beck dropped on Fox back in early February, while recounting the story of a missing girl. "Two years ago, I made the father a promise,"- Beck says, choking up, "that I would not let this story dry--er, die"-."- Any lingering doubts that Beck is just acting are were buried during his turn guest hosting Larry King Live last summer. Watch that clip, and you will see a master tailor of on-air persona at work. He is in full-control and almost unrecognizable.
Im not even a fan of the show and I was "gifted" of his all media explanation of why he missed several shows earlier this year. If you are that much of a fan and are a denier of his "mental edge", then you may keep wlking around with your head up your ass , I really care not.
The fact that he went through several bouts of "mental exhaustion" is something that even he was not dodging with his audience of true believers.
Sort of like Limbaughs drug dependence.
beck does not trade in humor, he is going after a response of any kind. Almost any attention is good attention.
I plugged "glen beck" and Mental Exhaustion" into Google and got 209 hits, none of them claiming that Beck has ever suffered from it.
I am going with the theory that his unhinged mental condition is all staged.
BREAKING NEWS " CNN and MSNBC reported Saturday (8/29/2009) that conservative television pundit, Glenn Beck, has been admitted to the State of New York-run Manhattan Psychiatric Center for nervous exhaustion. The hospitalization came after Beck’s inner circle had witnessed a month’s-long change in his personality.
“It all started with the crying, ” said fellow Fox newscaster Gretchen Carlson. “I knew something was wrong when he came to me " in tears " after one show claiming Barack Hussein Obama was actually born in Hawaii. Of course we all know that’s impossible. I was shocked that he would hold such anti-American, socialist, Nazi beliefs. Clearly the man was completely nuts. I had Bill O’Relly’s personal bodyguards throw him out of the studio. It was petrified at his liberal views.”