Glenn Beck Whines: Cable Carries ‚ÄúThe Enemy‚ÄĚ Al-Jazeera, But Not Me
Professional crybaby, Glenn Beck, let loose again today with a lament that the big, bad cable companies just don‚Äôt love him enough. Not that it matters, because he loves himself more than enough to compensate.
What triggered Beck‚Äôs latest self-pity party (video below) was today‚Äôs launch of the Al-Jazeera cable news network. Beck was inconsolably perturbed that a network with an Arab sounding name was invading the homes of decent Americans and infecting their brains with subversive messages and probably subliminal commands to kill Christian patriots. He called Al-Jazeera ‚Äúthe voice of the enemy.‚ÄĚ And making it all the worse is that those same cable companies were refusing to carry his crackpot Internet video blog.
Beck: They don‚Äôt have room for an American-owned, American operated, and a network that only serves America. They‚Äôre not interesting in that one. But Al Jazeera? ‚ÄėOh, we‚Äôve got to get that one on the air right away. That‚Äôs crazy.
Absolutely crazy! Because a network that posts the rambling and hate-filled conspiracy theories of a former shock-jock, and wanna-be Messiah, is just so much more deserving of cable carriage than an awarding-winning international news network with a stable full of respected journalists. It‚Äôs crazy because there aren‚Äôt any other American owned and operated networks (except for all of them, including Al-Jazeera America). It‚Äôs crazy because, as Beck frets, the hard-earned dollars of his flock is being diverted to some nefarious purpose.
Beck: They are taking money from your cable bill and they are sending it overseas to Al Jazeera so Al Jazeera can pump propaganda into America. They not only have Saudi oil money, they have your cable bill. You are funding Al Jazeera.
Can you believe it? You are funding Al Jazeera ‚Äď when you should be funding him to pump propaganda into America. It couldn‚Äôt be more clear. After all, Beck is only doing what he‚Äôs doing for your sake. He isn‚Äôt interested in the millions of dollars he is sucking from the rubes who buy his podcast and his books and attend his revival meetings, etc. He is only there to serve you, the ignorant, glassy-eyed, disciples who need him to make sense of the world.
Beck: You don‚Äôt have time to follow all this crap. It‚Äôs our job to figure out what‚Äôs important and what you need to make the right decisions for your life and for your country. That‚Äôs MY job.
So are you ingrates, or what? Why aren‚Äôt you lavishing Beck with even more wealth? He‚Äôs begging you. He made a plaintive appeal to his audience to call Comcast and Time-Warner and DirecTV, to implore them to add Beck‚Äôs Holy Huckster Sideshow to their channel line-up. And again, he isn‚Äôt doing it for himself. He came right out and said so.
Beck: This is not a marketing ploy. I do this because I believe in it. I just said to the guys ‚ÄúYou know, one of these days I‚Äôm just gonna walk off. One of these days I‚Äôm not gonna be able to talk it anymore, I‚Äôm gonna walk off.‚ÄĚ And I almost did it about ten minutes ago. And you know what keeps me in this chair? I believe it. I believe it. I believe somebody‚Äôs got to stand. We work our brains out.
Well that explains what happened to Beck‚Äôs brains (and why they are so prominent on hiswish list). It is also encouraging that Beck is so close to surrender. With just a little more patience, and the continued decline of his Congregation of the Gullible and Fearful, Beck may yet walk off and relieve us all of having to endure his moaning about how desperately unloved he is.