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(Huffington Post)   The strangest thing you will hear Glenn Beck say in the next 6 minutes: "I will stand with GLAAD. I will stand with anybody who will stand up and say that's crazy. That's dangerous. That's hetero-fascism"   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2014-01-03 05:03:09 PM  
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As strange as it is to have Glenn Beck standing against such talk, and as much as doubt that he does actually sincerely accept that gays have rights - OK he does have a really good point here.  Why ARE we talking about some unimportant reality TV star in contrast with what has and is happening in Russia.  Most people in the USA have no idea about any of that(or really about most world events).  Yes he is correct that if our media EVER wanted to be worth a damn again, then they would focus on stuff that actually matters.

And yes it is a very strange day indeed if Glen Beck actually pays more attention to and shines more light upon important events than our real media.  That shows the total failure of US media.
2014-01-03 04:43:33 PM  
3 votes:
So his views are more nuanced than his opposition likes to portray them, huh? Not that this is saying much about either party.
2014-01-03 04:39:19 PM  
3 votes:
But the context is "Don't talk about Homophobia and discrimination in the US, instead you should be talking about what the Commies in Russia are doing!"
2014-01-03 11:09:42 PM  
2 votes:
And this is bullshiat, BTW. Glenn isn't being all big and forward thinking for disagreeing with the idea of outright murdering homosexuals.

He is effectively just saying, "Hey, we're not threatening to kill you so just shut up with your complaints about being treated like second-class citizens."

We can deal with bigotry at home and abroad. We can multitask.
2014-01-03 07:47:10 PM  
2 votes:
No, don't talk about it here, until we get as bad as Russia because no one talked about it.
2014-01-03 04:57:10 PM  
2 votes:
"I said on the air this week, I will stand with GLAAD," continued Beck. "I will stand with anybody who will stand up and say that's crazy. That's dangerous. That's hetero-fascism. That's what that is. And we're talking about Duck Dynasty. Really? Really?"

I can't even wrap my head around what's going on here. It's like he doesn't even grasp the concept that views of people like Duck Dynasty enable extremists. "Gays are sinners, malcontents, child molesters, and should be treated as second class citizens, but calling for their executions is over the line!"
2014-01-04 04:33:38 PM  
1 vote:

ikanreed: ShawnDoc: But the context is "Don't talk about Homophobia and discrimination in the US, instead you should be talking about what the Commies in Russia are doing!"

It reminds me of 2000s era "but we're not as bad as Sadam in how we tortured Iraqis."  As long as there are worse bad guys any human rights abuse in the U.S. is okay.


Hell, it comes up in politics today. "Bush did it, but Obama does it worse!" or "Obama does it, but Bush did it worse!"
2014-01-03 11:07:07 PM  
1 vote:
When did Baryshnikov start looking like Begbie from Trainspotting?

Sorry, pic at the bottom there distracted me.

So "gays should tossed alive into ovens" is too crazy for even Glenn Beck to support? Well, that's nice I guess.

Why does the American media report more on those Duck Dynasty morons and less on Russia's latest moronic anti-gay laws?

Because as a rule American media is about 90% domestic and 10% foreign on a good day.

It's not an either/or thing is what he seems to not grasp. It's not like you can only report on Russia's celebrities saying dumb things or American celebrities saying dumb thing.

American media is reporting on both but too much on one and too little of the other as usual.

What picks my ass here is that Beck is trying to assert that one story is worth reporting on and the other isn't at all and that's not the case.

He was trying to hand wave away criticisms of Kelly and Phil by pointing elsewhere and saying ...See? It's worse over here! Now don't you just feel silly?

Megyn Kelly saying Santa is white and crazy Uncle Phil unloading a derpstorm of anti-gay rhetoric replete with references how happy black folks were under Jim Crow and some B list Russian actor demanding gays be tossed into ovens all have one common denominator.

An underlying theme.

Beck either doesn't get that or he's trying to deflect from that.

That noted, I'm marking today on my calendar as "The Day Glenn Beck stood up with GLAAD" because history.
2014-01-03 05:11:36 PM  
1 vote:
OMG -- the Russian TV star in question is on a sitcom.   It's reportedly their version of scrubs.
2014-01-03 04:52:19 PM  
1 vote:
Glenn Beck sat down with S.E. Cupp

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That woman can have any political view she wants, as long as she is wrapping those magnificent legs around my head while she expresses them.
2014-01-03 04:43:42 PM  
1 vote:

ShawnDoc: But the context is "Don't talk about Homophobia and discrimination in the US, instead you should be talking about what the Commies in Russia are doing!"


It reminds me of 2000s era "but we're not as bad as Sadam in how we tortured Iraqis."  As long as there are worse bad guys any human rights abuse in the U.S. is okay.
2014-01-03 03:15:11 PM  
1 vote:
Probably fake.  Sorry, Glenn Beck would not defend a Gay/Lesbian person to save his OWN life.
 
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