Friday, April 03, 2009

Just Another Carnival Barker

To be honest, Glenn Beck in his interview with The New York Times admitted, modestly, "you’ve never met a more flawed guy than me." Still, one sits up and pays attention when a popular right-wing radio talk show host and rising GOP TV star admits also

I say on the air all the time "if you take what I say as gospel, you're an idiot."

There are three ways to take this: 1) Beck believes his audience, most of which seems to take what he says as "gospel," is comprised of idiots; 2) Beck was talking rhetorically or in a theological sense, given that the concept of being flawed is an central tenet of Christian thought; 3) Beck was being honest and really believes it is ludicrous to take seriously what an entertainer says.

I couldn't figure it out myself until I became aware of the following video of the talk show host, in this case posted by The Young Turks.



Beck, the Times reporters wrote, said “I’m a rodeo clown,” then added a "coy smile" and hinted “It takes great skill.” Can an Academy Award be far behind?

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