As I've said before, you are laughing at a professional clown, while he's laughing all the way to the bank.
That really just changes him from delusional to sociopath though, and its no less tragic because so many people believe him.
If somebody takes him seriously, it's the fault of his ignorant viewers, not the man himself. Beck is only interested in making money.
Please read the Forbes article: http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0426/entertainment-fox-news-simo n-schuster-glenn-beck-inc.html
I don't care if it's their fault for believing him. That doesn't excuse him from spreading fear and hate about the administration. He regularly calls them "the bad guys" and tells his viewers that he wants to destroy our economy. Even if people hated Bush we didn't think he wanted to destroy the country, just that he was inept and might do so in his crazy attempt to save the world from Saddam Hussein.
If someone shoots the President and their assassination manifesto is littered with Glenn Beck quotes and theories, does he still get to take no responsibility for that act, just because he's only in it for the money?
I'm a drug dealer. It's not personal, I just want to make money.
Shit I said the same thing. Fuck you manfred. Now we're enemies.
Like Ecks and Sever or Mr. and Mrs. Smith or some Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.
I see a gray box.
That "empathy logic" still blows me away. Empathy can lead to bad decisions (or good ones). Hitler made bad decisions. Therefore empathy leads to genocide. He didn't even suggest empathy led to Hitler's genocide, he's basically just using Jeff Goldblum word association.
I tried to think of a similar train of think of a similar example of logic I could use to make fun of it, but no matter how hard I try, I can't think of anything more insane than:
A reminder that Ayn Rands hatred of religion came from the fact that religion can be used to rationalize altruism. Communism is the consequence of caring or sharing.
I think Beck watched this segment and laughed and laughed and laughed, cause none of his viewers would've been smart enough to catch the disconnect.
I bet if Lewis Black and Gilbert Gottfried joined forces, they could talk anyone into ceasing to exist.
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Give Hitler credit, though: he never raped and murdered anyone, let alone a young girl.
All these stars are for Black's advice to Beck at the end.
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