Yes, Glenn Beck is a fake.
Yes, Glenn Beck is a partisan hack.
Yes, Glenn Beck is dangerous.
BUT – he knows that the best way to gauge the moral fabric of any given time in American is to look at the TV commercials of that period.
I’ve never read Marshall McCluen, but there is something unbelievably meta about someone raised on TV using marketing to prove a point. “Here is an example of how Madison Avenue played on the hopes and fears an Americans to sell soda and cameras. It was a simpler time back then.”
Honestly, what does a kid giving a football player a bottle of coke have do with Obama destroying America with a potent combination of socialism, fascism, communism, homosexuality, drugs and hope? And, frankly, I wonder how much Coke and Kodak paid Fox News for product placement.
Yes, this is Fox News. Mr. Beck scheduled a crying thing for 10/15 and is working on a script using old TV commercials. We’re accepting bids for heartwarming, iconic commercials that show America in a simpler time…well, bidding starts at $1,000,000 but that’s already been shattered since every time Mr. Beck cries it goes on YouTube and will increase the visibility of your production by about a bizzillion….$5mil?…no, I’m sorry, we’re already at $7mil…sure, have a talk with your CEO…there’s plenty of time, since it’s only September.
Is there really any doubt that such conversations take place? What Beck does is not spontaneous. If you watch the clip it’s fairly obvious that 1) he’s not speaking extemporaneously and 2) he’s not trying to stop crying he’s trying to start crying. If, for some reason, you’re Beckish and reading this you might take offense at the suggestion that Jesus is not really using Beck to channel His thoughts via Fox News. “How,” you might ask, “could he seem so sincere if all of this is written in advance?”
Simple – sit down with a video of Obama’s acceptance speech and the text of said speech and you’ll see just how easy it is to come across as genuine while reading off a teleprompter. It’s called oratory, folks. Some folks excel at it. Obama and Beck do.
Here’s the thing – wingnuts love claiming that Obama is nothing without a teleprompter. Well, so is Beck.