Is it time to stop bashing Glenn Beck?

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    Bashing Glenn Beck is bad for liberals - The Week

    This "constant mockery of these bloviating right-wing demagogues" wastes "precious center-left media time." With the economy "still in a coma," and the Middle East in revolt, liberal journalists like Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews should focus on the relative superiority of the Left's policies, and reserve their attacks for the "crazy" conservative leaders who wield actual power

    It makes other far-right Republican conservatives look moderate. Mockery of Palin, Bachmann and Beck may backfire on the left by making conservative and libertarian politicians with equally nutty ideas but more statesmanlike gravitas appear to be more moderate than they really are. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, has ideas about the budget and social policy, like voucherizing Medicare, that are just as crazy as anything spouted by Glenn Beck. But he looks dignified in a suit and speaks the language of policy wonkery, so he gets respectful attention, while liberal pundits pummel right-wing media blowhards and less influential politicians like Rep. Bachmann who, unlike Ryan, do not have their fingers around the levers of government.

     
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    You mean argue on the merits of their ideas?

    There is a reason they are attacking Glenn rather than doing that to begin with. It's because they don't have any merits.

    If they could counter Beck with facts, they would. If they could persuade people that their ideas were superior, they would. But they can't. So they have to lie about what they believe and attack people
     
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    How many years has it taken the left to work that out? It's no wonder Beck mocks them, they dumb.
     
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    it bears repeating
     
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    Agreed. It just gives the "self- described", Rodeo Clown free publicity/ratings.
     
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    Not to mention it makes them look stupid when he proves them wrong.
     
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    With Beck's popularity tanking, we must be doing something right by bringing his absurdities to the forefront. I've begun taping his program every day trying to understand what the attraction is, but so far can't figure out a rational reason. The irrational reason, of course, is that his viewers hate Barack Obama, so any utterance that attacks the administration is what they understand. Sadly, it's all they understand.
     
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    Beck is a not quite sane pundit.
    The ones who I feel sorry for are his admirers.

    And his ratings are dropping, I say keep up the fight against his political insanity.

    It is interesting to see the Beckites taking a Salon article at it's word though :D
     
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    Countering Glenn Beck happens every day in many places visible to anyone who desires to check out what his opposition has to say, including FACTS. But of course if you don't, you wouldn't know that. Funny how that works.
     

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