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2 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2012 - 9:13PM #1
catboxer
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Moaning and groaning along with the faithful and the good ol Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference, radio host Glenn Beck has declared a fatwa and pronounced a jihad against the HBO series "Glee."

“A year ago I was watching the show ‘Glee’ with my wife and we watched it like this,” Beck said making the motion of his jaw dropping. “It’s horrifying some of the things that they’re teaching high schoolers.But it’s brilliantly done. It’s brilliantly done.”

2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/06/glenn...

I have no idea what this nutjob is rambling about, or what his objections to it are, as I'm TV-less and have never seen it. There's also a video at the link in which Beck I suppose explains how he's going to do this coup de fois gras to his own satisfaction, at least, but I didn't watch that either.

What grabbed me about this story was the paragraph at the very end: Beck has faded from the national stage following his departure from Fox News in 2010. But he’s still extremely popular among many in the conservative community. Since leaving Fox, Beck has established his own online media empire. This week he announced a $100 million contract to keep doing his nationally syndicated radio show. At FFC Friday, the line stretched around the lobby when Beck sat down to sign books. About 40,000 people have already signed up for Beck’s three-day “Restoring Love” extravaganza at Cowboy Stadium in Texas, where he plans to debut his Oedipus Project material, according to Buzzfeed.

That's a five-year contract for 100 million. The old one was five years for 50 million. He's now got enough money to make himself look real foolish.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2012 - 10:12PM #2
teilhard
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What does Glenn Beck have against "Glee Clubs" ... ???

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 17, 2012 - 8:41AM #3
Ironhold
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Joan Rivers has come out against "Glee", too.


So Beck's not the only celebrity who thinks the show's being excessive.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 17, 2012 - 8:44AM #4
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"Restoring Love”?  So, the Beck-bots will be watching something that sounds, putatively, like a porno film?

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 17, 2012 - 9:04AM #5
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Jun 17, 2012 -- 8:41AM, Ironhold wrote:


Joan Rivers has come out against "Glee", too.


So Beck's not the only celebrity who thinks the show's being excessive.




Seriously, Iron?


Apparently you are not familiar with River's form of humor.  Its called irony.  She is not against Glee nor thinks it is excessive. She is busy plugging her latest book, or hawking some cheap costume jewelery on HSC or whatever.  She says outrageous things because that is what she does. Its how she makes her living.  In that respect, she is a lot like Limbaugh and Beck.



Rivers: "I’m sick of seeing happy homosexuals in high school," she told me. "The gay guys, who I adore, were not running around in high school singing and dancing. They were hiding, frightened they would be beaten to a pulp."



And for the record, I'm not a fan of Glee.  I happen to think that the "In Your Face" approach they are taking with the gay characters is counter productive to acceptance of gays in the community.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 18, 2012 - 1:18PM #6
Erey
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There is plenty to critique in Glee but Beck needs to fine a new crusade. 

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 19, 2012 - 12:09PM #7
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Listen to Beck this morning and he was explaining how he was taken out of context. He has no plans to produce any sort of “ a conservative alternative to “Glee”.


He would like to see an alternative where young people use their brains and don’t go jumping in and out of every bed they see but he’s not planning one.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 19, 2012 - 2:45PM #8
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Jun 19, 2012 -- 12:09PM, withwonderingawe wrote:


He would like to see an alternative where young people use their brains and don’t go jumping in and out of every bed they see but he’s not planning one.




What would be the point of being young, then?


Having lived through youth, maturity, middle age, and being now embarked on that adventure known as aging, I can authoritatively tell you that young people don't need to worry about using their brains, because there's plenty of time for that later on.


Get it while you're young. It's the only chance you'll ever have.


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2 years ago  ::  Jun 19, 2012 - 3:06PM #9
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How utterly Neanderthal  of you

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 19, 2012 - 4:04PM #10
catboxer
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I've been called a lot of things, but never that.


It's kind of cool, though. It makes me feel all muscular and grunty.

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