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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:11 PM
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Conservative Radio Host (Mark Levin) Blasts "Mindless...Pathetic" Beck For McCain Criticism
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 04:13 PM by RamboLiberal

LEVIN: How can you day after day and night after night correctly rail against Obama's radicalism, how he's undermining the Constitution, how he's nationalizing our basic industries, how he has Marxists all around him, and then say in an interview with Katie Couric, I think John McCain would have been worse than Obama? Quote: "How about this? I think John McCain would have been worse for the country than Barack Obama. How's that?" That's not good. McCain is no conservative, in fact in many respects he's a progressive. Which is why I fought him. Day in and day out. Day in and day out behind this microphone. Not only fought him behind this microphone but wrote article after article -- go ahead and Google it -- rejecting his candidacy. But to say that he'd be worse than a president that's a Marxist, who's running around the country -- I'm sorry, the world -- apologizing for our nation, who's slashing our defense budget, who's nationalizing our health care system? To say he would be worse is mindless, mindless, incoherent as a matter of fact. There's our 5-PMer, on Fox ... I don't know who certain people are playing to, I don't know why they are playing to certain people ... I think there's enormous confusion and positioning and pandering. It may be entertaining, but from my perspective, it's not. It's pathetic."

As someone who is frequently asked to divine Glenn Beck's primary motivations, I think Levin actually has him pretty dead to rights. Inconsistency is nothing new to Beck. For example, as has recently been pointed out, Beck's career as a bailout critic is a very recent thing. Back in September, he was angry that more taxpayer money wasn't being dumped into TARP. Now he's gone from being a tormentor of Obama appointees to the supporter of one, slagging McCain along the way, just for fun. It doesn't make much sense, until you realize that maybe Glenn Beck just badly wants to be liked. Intellectual coherence is not Beck's forte. But when it comes to cringing for approval, there's none better.

This is where the ducks start lining up. CNN's audience is told that the "weasels in Washington" know that the bailout should be bigger. Fox's audience is told that the bailout is a component of creeping oligarchy. When he meets the hosts of The View for the first time, Beck is gracious and nice; the View ladies are left with the impression that they've had a chance and cordial meeting. But when he tells his radio audience about the meeting, suddenly the View's hosts are cloying, celebrity bitches. Then he goes on the View, attempts to be charming again, gets called out, and apologizes. Then, back with his listeners, he raises a stink about it again, demanding an apology. Photographer Jill Greenberg (who got in trouble for manipulating photos of McCain!) draws Beck's fiery criticism one minute, but then Beck turns around and has no problem with her shooting him for the cover of Time Magazine the next.

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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:15 PM
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:30 PM
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The reason Beck is so friggin inconsistent is that he has no personal ideology. He is a failed shock jock who has discovered a formula to rile up the rubes and keep them angry. And make millions for himself in the process. He is so obviously phony that I'm always amazed that anybody with half a brain falls for it.

Mark Levin on the other hand has his own axe to grind. If I'm not mistaken Levin is the guy who tells Sean Hanity what to think and what to say on the radio. Hanity is his meal ticket and if he is nudged out by Beck as one of the idols of the booger eaters it affects Levin's bottom line as well.
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