Why Not Glenn Beck?

Honours student Rebecca Bunten died in a tragic car crash yesterday, leaving the nation to wonder why the grisly experience of burning alive was not reserved for Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck.

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17 responses to “Why Not Glenn Beck?

  1. “She didn’t even have little pig eyes…”. Brilliant!

  2. I just love The Onion.

    Wonder if Beck will play it on his show… Now that would be funny!

  3. Gayle

    Don’t watch him, but if he is anything like the con bloggers here then won’t there be an outcry of self-righteous indignation?

  4. Gayle — My wife finds it eternally consternating that I’ll somewhat gladly suffer through the likes of Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh… “Why are you watching ‘teh Crazy’?” she asks while shaking her head with withering disdain. And rightly so.

    I don’t know if anyone could seriously get indignant about The Onion but who knows…? It’s amazing sometimes what twists the shorts of con bloggers into a bunch.

  5. Yet if someone said that about Madcow or Olbermann, you’d be filled w/ rage, wouldn’t ya?? Remember that the next time someone on the right does something like this.

  6. The right can’t stand it that Rachel Maddow is calm, rational and gets her facts together. They can’t stand truths. They like to live in their little bubblehead world.

  7. @RuralSandi – I wonder how many on the right don’t really believe facts can be interpreted objectively, e.g. “everything gives you cancer these days.” As Homer Simpson said “Facts? Hmmpf. Facts can be used to prove anything that’s even remotely true.”

    If you don’t think anyone can be reasonably objective, then why make any attempt to be objective yourself? Then it becomes self-fulfilling.

  8. Mike — Your gainsaying is tiresome. First of all, there would be no call whatsoever for saying that about Maddow… Olbermann, maybe; because he can be completely over the top at times. Still, I suspect that the joke (and remember, it is just a joke) would lack the same inspired punch if he was the target.

    But I welcome any right-wing comedians to give it a shot. Oh wait… never mind. I forgot — there’s no such thing. Well, not including Rush Limbaugh and the frat boys and girls at “Red Eye”…

  9. Ti-Guy

    Still, I suspect that the joke (and remember, it is just a joke) would lack the same inspired punch if he was the target.

    Besides, using Olberman as a target in a similar fashion is what liberals have always done. Remember all the fun liberal comics have had about so-called media over the decades.

    We’ve talked about this endlessly. Liberals can and do laugh about themselves. The Right never, ever does. Old-style Conservatives could, but they’re all dead.

  10. Ti-Guy

    Remember all the fun liberal comics have had about so-called media over the decades.

    That should be “Think of all the fun liberal comics have had with the so-called liberal media over the decades.”

  11. jkg

    Let us not forget that Maddow is Rhodes Scholar. You can say what you will about her politics, she is intelligent and thoughtful enough not to engage in the ignoble and childish stunts that Glenn Beck performs like finding “communist art” at Rockefeller Plaza. The material sometimes writes itself. In comparison, any jokes about Maddow are usually shallow and childish because she doesn’t descend into some sort of self-induced and unhinged state or caricature that would rival the likes of Beck. It is no surprised that her desperate detractors have to settle with really terrible and low minded humour about Maddow; you know, like using her name as a play-on-words…

  12. “the next time someone on the right does something like this.”

    perrish the thought! i guess all the shit you guys let loose when kennedy passed away doesn’t count, seeing as his death was actual….

    KEvron

  13. Old-style Conservatives could, but they’re all dead…

    Hey! I still feel fairly alive… 😉

  14. er, “perish”….

    KEvron

  15. Hey! I still feel fairly alive…

    I’m not dead yet!

  16. I’m not dead yet!

    No indeed. I’m just pining for the fjords… 😉

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