The tracks of his tears

Hegel did this too.

(via Sully)






71 replies
  1. 1
    JK says:

    There has to be some way we can trade Glenn Beck to Iran for that Newsweek correspondent they’re still holding.

  2. 2
    Zuzu's Petals says:

    The rest of the Glenn Beck -crying-on-cue portfolio here.

    (Look under “names.”)

  3. 3
    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @Zuzu’s Petals:

    Uhm, how’d I get a strike out from a hyphen?

  4. 4
    Atlliberal says:

    He’s not even a good actor.

    I can’t believe anyone actually falls for this stuff.

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    Helena Montana says:

    What a sorry, sorry excuse for a human being.

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    rreay says:

    @Zuzu’s Petals: I’m guessing hyphen-word-hyphen is a shortcut for strikethrough.

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    smiley says:

    I’m glad his show is on at 5:00 EDT because most of my wingnutiest friends and family are still at work in the central time zone.

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    licensed to kill time says:

    @Zuzu’s Petals: @rreay:

    I was trying to figure out how to do that yesterday. Thanks, maybe I’ll test it out on an old thread!

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    r€nato says:

    Maybe he’s crying over the rumor that GLENN BECK RAPED AND MURDERED A YOUNG GIRL IN 1990.

    Of course, it is just a rumor that GLENN BECK RAPED AND MURDERED A YOUNG GIRL IN 1990. But he could clear up the mystery by simply providing positive proof of where he was every minute of the year 1990.

    The long form.

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    Shawn in ShowMe says:

    You know who also did this, Doug? Jimmy Swaggart.

    Just sayin’.

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    David says:

    He’s one of those “sad” clowns:

    http://ephemerist.files.wordpr.....-clown.jpg

  12. 12
    fourmorewars says:

    Hey, nobody thinks Beck’s a bigger crocodile-tears phony than I do.

    But c’mon, how does this ‘expose’ him? It appears to be a photo shoot meant as a send-up on his crying rep. When he pretends to cry on his show, does he really screw up his face the way he does here? Of course not, he’s a ‘manly patriot’ ‘breaking down manfully.’ But here he’s playing the clown.

    Maybe he does use Vaseline all the time, I dunno. But don’t use this as proof.

    I take it this photo shoot was part of the Time article on him. It’s already been pointed out how shameful a piece of journalism it was, and this ‘ha ha, let’s laugh along with Beck’ photo shoot looks of a piece with that clueless, adolescent Villager mindset.

    But, again, Beck is goofing off here, so the ‘exposed’ tag, I don’t see how it advances the argument against him. Seems to me he and his fellow traitorous rightwing assholes give us plenty of ammunition, without our misreading items like this.

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    Col. Klink says:

    The words total fraud come to mind.

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    Ben JB says:

    Agree that the youtube title of “EXPOSED” is unwarranted, but I think this is interesting for another reason: the HuffPo article abt this nicely points out that the photog is the same Jill Greenberg who took mean pictures of mean ol’ Sen. McCain, and that Beck had a severe critique of her technique back then.

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    Dream On says:

    So what. If you’ve ever been or hung around DJs at the radio station, you know that they have the most insecure yet big egos, pathetic addictions, neurosis and ambition you can find. Beck is no different – idiots fall for his schtick, and schtick it is. All about money, and going where the oppportunity is.

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    aimai says:

    Max Weber too! But he didn’t have to use Vicks.

    aimai

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    JGabriel says:

    Should we be mocking this? At long last it’s finally okay for Republican Manly Men to cry and reveal their feminine or child-like sides! Is that something we want to discourage?

    I, for one, could do with a lot more conservative crying and emotional openness. Especially the first Wednesday of each November.

    .

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    Brick Oven Bill says:

    If you keep misrepresenting Beck’s heart-felt emotion DougJ, Beck might send Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, or Toby Keith to fetch you. There is a good chance that Beck will preside over a period of American history with a suspended Constitution.

    Be cautious.

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    geg6 says:

    I see that BoB’s been extolling the virtues of pie a lot today and I suspect that all the Beckian criticism here today is the cause. Poor BoB. His hero not only wears magic underpants and worships a marginal but completely insane and racist so-called “philosopher” but is now shown to be the complete charlatan anyone with sentience and a brain could see from the get go. Have more pie, BoB. It’s delicious! And cleek is a genius.

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    gocart mozart says:

    The Constitution would risk suspension only if Beck or you or your freedom hating ilk were to ever gain power in this country. Asshole.

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    mclaren says:

    Too late, BOB. Obama just announced that he is going ahead with extraordinary rendition by executive order and bypassing Congress, so guess what?

    Yes indeedy, the fourth amendment is gone courtesy of asset forfeiture, the sixth and 5th amendments are gone what with extraordinary rendition, police abuse of tasers has voided the 8th amendment, the 9th and 10th amendments are of course gone after all the raids on medical marijuana dispensaries legalized by state initiatives, and with the various “free speech zones” and that recent Pittsburgh police assault in which military LRAD sonic weapons were used on civilians for the first time ever during the G20 meeting, the first amendment “right of the people to peaceably assemble” and “freedom of speech” is long gone.

    So we’re already living in a country with a suspended constitution. About the only amendments left active are the 2nd (right to bear arms) and 3rd (no quartering government troops in private houses).

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    Brick Oven Bill says:

    If I sexually harass geg6, and she can’t read it, is it still sexual harassment?

    This is a hypothetical question.

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    geg6 says:

    Oh my. All the pie seems to have driven BoB make some sort of statement that was perhaps threatening our Constitution, I’m guessing? Lol! It’s hilarious watching him get slammed and then having his responses come back as a paen to the loveliness of apple pie. And then trying to parse what BoB is frothing on about. Now THIS, folks, is entertainment.

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    linda says:

    i made this comment at digby’s — but ever seen ‘a face in the crowd’ — with the good ol boy radio talent who makes it to the bigtime; becomes nationwide sensation and demagogue — and very wealthy — and then spectacularly flames out when exposed as the fraud he is.

    can’t wait for the ending of the beck sequel.

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    Brick Oven Bill says:

    I’ll take that as a no.

    Tell me more about magic underwear and tasty pie geg6.

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    geg6 says:

    linda: Ha! Yes! My John and I referenced that exact same movie in a discussion of Beck last night. Exactly! Good times.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    If only we sent Beck to Copenhagen.

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    JGabriel says:

    @Brick Oven Bill:

    If you keep misrepresenting Beck’s heart-felt emotion DougJ, Beck might send Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, or Toby Keith …

    I thought Toby switched back to being a Democrat again.

    You might wanna look into that, BOB.

    .

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    Flugelhorn says:

    What does this prove again? That he is doing a photo shoot with a theme?

    You folks have GOT to find something better to do with your time.

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    ironranger says:

    I can’t decide which is more vomit producing, Rush jumping up & down with black shirt unbuttoned at that rightwinger convention or Beck working up a sob fest by sticking out his lower lip like a 3 yr old.

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    fourmorewars says:

    #18 ‘Be cautious.’ Lemme get this straight, are you threatening an American citizen over his right of free speech, you unAmerican piece of shit?

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    patrick says:

    Glenn Beck — the political version of World Wrestling Entertainment.

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    Brick Oven Bill says:

    Just channeling Nancy fourmorewars. Ted, Trace, and Toby are all very decent, Principled people, who would not put up with any indecent action on the part of an out of control executive, even Glenn Beck, although I can’t see him abusing his office. This is one nice thing about the Christian faith. It is a gentle faith.

    You can tell that Glenn would be a benevolent leader. He has attracted 805 9-12 participants in Rochester alone. You do not attract this kind of following in America by being mean or vengeful.

    You do it by being Principled and holding to your Values, one of which is Charity.

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    JGabriel says:

    Brick Oven Bill:

    … Glenn Beck, although I can’t see him abusing his office. This is one nice thing about the Christian faith.

    Glenn Beck’s a Mormon, BOB. Not exactly Christianity as it was practiced by Peter and the saints, but then, these days, what is?

    .

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    gnomedad says:

    There’s a winger born every minute.

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    JGabriel says:

    Brick Oven Bill:

    You can tell that Glenn would be a benevolent leader. He has attracted 805 9-12 participants in Rochester alone.

    805, huh? Last I checked, which was a minute ago, Rochester had a population of 207,000. That’s almost 0.4%.

    And as far as the “benevolent leader” schtick goes … oh forget it. I don’t even know what to say to that kind of authoritarian longing and worship.

    .

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    wasabi gasp says:

    @Flugelhorn: For whom would a flugelhorn then blow?

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    Brick Oven Bill says:

    Wow, 5 probably more new Rochester members today and its only 4pm EST.

    “These folks are probably the largest group of civic minded individuals that Rochester has ever seen.”
    – Bob Lonsberry, WHAM

    DougJ, you should live-blog an 9-12 event scheduled in Rochester on October 17th. There are already 133 definites plus 32 maybes. You might be pleasantly surprised with what you find to be the nature of this group.

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    JGabriel says:

    Brick Oven Bill:

    DougJ, you should live-blog an 9-12 event scheduled in Rochester on October 17th.

    Oh, DougJ, please, please please? That would be the bee’s knees.

    .

  40. 40
    dr. luba says:

    A mindless follower of Beck–Beckolyte?

  41. 41
    General Winfield Stuck says:

    via Sully

    No via Stuck last night. Minions get no respect./

  42. 42
    DougJ says:

    DougJ, you should live-blog an 9-12 event scheduled in Rochester on October 17th. There are already 133 definites plus 32 maybes. You might be pleasantly surprised with what you find to be the nature of this group.

    I’m up for it. Send me the details.

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    Notorious P.A.T. says:

    If you keep misrepresenting Beck’s heart-felt emotion DougJ, Beck might send Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, or Toby Keith to fetch you.

    Oh no! If a tough guy like that came after me, I’d be terrified!

    “30 days before his Draft Board Physical, [Ted Nugent] stopped all forms of personal hygiene. The last 10 days he ingested nothing but junk food and Pepsi, and a week before his physical, he stopped using the bathroom altogether, virtually living inside his pants caked with excrement and urine. That spectacle won Nugent a deferment.”

    http://www.rutlandherald.com/a.....FEATURES08

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    AhabTRuler says:

    @Notorious P.A.T.: Yeah, well Ted only likes to shoot at things that can’t shoot back. Give Bambi an AK-47 and that pussy would turn vegan.

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    AhabTRuler says:

    Corrected for de-spamulation:

    @Notorious P.A.T.: Yeah, well Ted only likes to shoot at things that can’t shoot back. Give Bambi an AK-47 and that coward would turn vegan.

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    Sly says:

    If you keep misrepresenting Beck’s heart-felt emotion DougJ, Beck might send Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, or Toby Keith to fetch you. There is a good chance that Beck will preside over a period of American history with a suspended Constitution.

    I, for one, welcome our new poser overlords.

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    Give me 15 minutes alone with Glenn Beck and he’ll have something to cry about. Oh yeah, and they won’t be crocodile tears either.

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    @Brick Oven Bill

    If you keep misrepresenting Beck’s heart-felt emotion DougJ, Beck might send Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, or Toby Keith to fetch you. There is a good chance that Beck will preside over a period of American history with a suspended Constitution.

    Man, this would be a dream come true for me. Bang! Bang! Bang! and these annoying, untalented wingnut crapsacks would no longer be polluting our culture with their “music”. I wonder if the authorities would let me keep their heads mounted on stakes in my front yard? There’s no CCR on my property that would prevent me from doing so and it would be good eatin’ for the crows.

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    Chad N Freude says:

    @Brick Oven Bill:

    This is one nice thing about the Christian faith. It is a gentle faith.

    Is that why nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition? [Breaks into song] “I–I love a Crusade . . .”

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    Scrutinizer says:

    Query:

    BoB == Atanarjuat? They sound a lot alike sometimes.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @Scrutinizer:

    Atanarjuat de-cloaked and threw in the spoof towel a while ago, saying he could no longer do wingnut imitation after the tea baggers started getting crazy in August. He’s a libtard like us.

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    Chad N Freude says:

    @linda: Are you aware that the Andy Griffith character was modeled on Arthur Godfrey, the much-loved anti-semitic radio and television personality who was vicious to his staff of “little Godfreys”, and who, in his heyday, probably commanded as much loyalty as Beck?

  54. 54
    trollhattan says:

    @dr. luba

    A mindless follower of Beck—Beckolyte?

    Nope, coprolite.

    e.g., http://skywalker.cochise.edu/w.....olite1.jpg

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    Scrutinizer says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Thanks, must have missed that. But I always thought Atanarjuat was a spoof, especially after reading its website. I sometimes get the same vibe about BoB.

    Problem is, it’s just so damned hard to tell wingnut from spoof these days.

  56. 56
    Sly says:

    @ Chad N Freude:

    Please remember that the No True Scotsman argument applies double for religion.

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    Notorious P.A.T. says:

    “I can’t see him abusing his office. This is one nice thing about the Christian faith. ”

    Sanford, Mark
    Ensign, John
    Haggard, Ted
    Swaggart, Jim
    Bakker, Jim

    etc.

  58. 58
    Chad N Freude says:

    @trollhattan: Ooh! Ooh! Mistah Kottah! Mistah Kottah! I actually know that word!

    Back in my undergrad days, one of the most popular phrases (at least in my elitist circle) was “Wipe that coprophagous grin off your face.”

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @Scrutinizer:

    Problem is, it’s just so damned hard to tell wingnut from spoof these days

    I fully agree.

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    Chad N Freude says:

    @Sly: Sorry. Sometimes I get so carried away by facts I forget.

  61. 61
    Chad N Freude says:

    @Chad N Freude: Should have been “that I forget”.

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    Nethead Jay says:

    @linda: I believe that’s the film Keith Olbermann is referring to when he calls Beck “lonesome Rhodes”.

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    matoko_chan says:

    Bill did you know GLENN BECK IS A MORMON?
    I bet these people don’t.

    Here is Beck’s spirit guide–

    Whatever the circumstances, Beck really began touting Skousen in the latter half of 2007. The first brief mention of Skousen in the online archives of Beck’s radio show is Sept. 24, 2007. Less than two months later, Beck interviewed conservative pundit David Horowitz on his radio program. He asked him, “Have you ever read any Skousen? Have you read — do you remember ‘The Naked Communist’? I went back and reread that, it was printed in the 1950s. I reread that recently. You look at all the things the communists wanted to accomplish. It’s all been done.” Horowitz agreed. The very next week, Bill Bennett appeared on Beck’s radio program and received the same question. “Are you familiar with Skousen?” asked Beck. When Bennett replied yes, Beck gushed. “He’s fantastic,” he said. “I went back and I read ‘The Naked Communist’ and at the end of that Skousen predicted [that] someday soon you won’t be able to find the truth in schools or in libraries or anywhere else because it won’t be in print anymore. So you must collect those books. It’s an idea I read from Cleon Skousen from his book in the 1950s, ‘The Naked Communist,’ and where he talked about someday the history of this country’s going to be lost because it’s going to be hijacked by intellectuals and communists and everything else. And I think we’re there.”

    That is core of the 912 Project…a fat weepy mormonboi that is channelling a whackadoodle crank too crazy even for the LDS.

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    linda says:

    @Chad N Freude:

    no i hadn’t been aware of that. in fact, i’d only seen that movie for the first time a couple of years ago. tcm plays it fairly regularly. and i was blown away by andy griffith’s performance. and to watch it anytime during these past few years has given it a special resonance.

    why can’t they make movies like that anymore…

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    matoko_chan says:

    Please answer my question, Bill….are you a protestant…..or…..maybe………you’re a mormon too!

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    Citizen_X says:

    Atanarjuat de-cloaked and threw in the spoof towel a while ago

    I always wondered, because Atanarjuat is a seriously great movie.

    Let’s put it this way: that same year, two big-budget projects, T3 and the second Matrix movie, appeared, with long (expensive) chase scenes that were ultimately just boring. The most gripping chase scene of the year by far was the one in Atanarjuat, which featured a naked stone age guy running across the ice.

  67. 67
    linda says:

    @Nethead Jay:

    i missed that. did he happen to show clips. if you havent seen it, i highly recommend it… andy griffith, patricia neal, walther matthew. it’s an amazing movie…and clearly a timeless piece on america’s recurring flirtations with demagogues.

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    Nethead Jay says:

    @linda: As far as I remember, yes he showed clips the first time he used the name to explain the parallels. Since then he’s just used the name fairly often. I didn’t know the movie until then (in part due to not being from USA), but it’s definitely on my to see list now.

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    Ecks says:

    @Nethead Jay: I think the movie is Canadian actually.

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    @r€nato: Oh stop that! Everyone knows it was a goat.

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