I’ve been a fan of Glenn Beck’s for awhile primarily because I appreciate his investigative skills and all of the information he has been providing on our country and the current administration.
But I am starting to see a rather disturbing pattern developing in his interviews and treatment of female politicians who, perhaps, are getting more attention than him.
It started with the Sarah Palin interview. His questions were downright weird. Like, she was supposed to be sitting around deciding who her favorite founding father is because he had been thinking about it, so it must be an important issue for everyone to think about. I thought she did come across as rather guarded during the interview but it turns out she had a right to be guarded because he was obviously looking for a way to take her down.
He really dissed her in his follow-up interview with O’Reilly and, my gosh, he would not be able to support her for president until she had the guts to just eviscerate some lamestream media hack instead of getting defensive. (I think she should practice that evisceration on him…that’s just my opinion).
Personally, I think his big fat male ego was offended because when someone asked Palin if she would consider Beck as a VP running mate, she said “that would be a hoot”. He definitely took offense at that by going on a rant the next day, which included the following:
"I don't think things are hoots," Beck said. "I don't. I don't think it's a hoot. I would never use the word hoot, and I respectfully ask that every time my name is brought up she would stop using the word 'hoot.'"
And anyway, Beck said, real men don't take a back seat to chicks.
"I'm just saying, Beck-Palin, I'll consider," Beck said. "But Palin-Beck—can you imagine, can you imagine what an administration with the two of us would be like? What? Come on! She'd be yapping or something, and I'd say, 'I'm sorry, why am I hearing your voice? I'm not in the kitchen.'
Hmmm, does one smell a sexist pig roasting here?
Next, he interviewed Michelle Bachman, Congresswoman from Minnesota. I did not hear the interview, but he told his audience afterwards that he thought she was the genuine article but maybe not for Minnesota. My question: who is he to tell me or anybody else who is genuine or not?
Present the facts but leave your unsolicited opinion to yourself Glenn-baby, cause you know what? You’re a hoot.
Today, I heard his radio interview with Debra Medina, the Tea Party candidate for the Texas governorship. Whoa…he is out to destroy her. Once again, he asked her a really weird question: what was her position on the 9/11 Truthers. Why would he ask a gubernatorial candidate from Texas that question?
What I heard her say was that there were some good questions being asked; what I did not hear her say was that she was a 9/11 Truther.
Well, according to Beck, that was not the correct answer to his question. She was supposed to say that she thought the Truthers were idiots, zealots, radicals, and wingnuts and since she did not say that she must be one of those radicals herself and you know, like he has warned the Tea Partiers, they need to be aware of these radical elements trying to infiltrate their group. He was very rude to her, hung up, and when another woman called in to defend her, he shut her off also.
Medina has since responded with a press release:
“The question surprised me because it’s not relevant to this race or the issues facing Texans. This campaign has always been about private property rights and state sovereignty. It is focused on the issues facing Texans. It is not a vehicle for the 9-11 truth movement or any other group.
“The real underlying question here, though, is whether or not people have the right to question our government. I think the fact that people are even asking questions on this level gets to the incredible distrust career politicians have fostered ...."
I guess, according to Beck, we are to “question boldly” but only within the parameters that he defines for us.
I will continue to watch Beck for his investigative journalism, but I will also discard his opinions on anything, especially if it’s about a woman who might be getting more attention than him.
Glenn-baby, you’re looking a bit puffed up lately; is it your male ego or too many french fries?