Friday, December 4, 2009

Eric Burns: If I Still Worked at Fox News...

Eric Burns: If I Still Worked at Fox News...: "Of course, Beck does not call himself a conservative; he is, rather, a libertarian, which may be defined as a conservative-squared, a person who wants the feds to collect no money in taxes, spend no money on programs, but make available all services that the libertarian deems necessary for his own convenience and safety."
Don't piss off former Fox News Hosts.

6 comments:

  1. Hey, check it out. Libertarin Glenn Beck was on O'Reilly last night & said he supports a VAT of 2% if it is accompanied by a Constitutional amendment for a balanced budget, a re-alignment of the book-keeping so there aren't multiple books with multiple liabilites, & a spending freeze in D.C. Beck supporting a VAT at all nearly made me fall off the couch.

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  2. I have explored the VAT and like some aspects of what it would mean, like simplicity and fairness. It's probably a bit too regressive for my tastes but then aren't all taxes? Because of my disdain for clowns I find it really hard to watch shock-jock Beck but if I had known he was on O'Reilly I probably would have watched his segment. I need to have more of a sense of humor and not take things so seriously! You said "nearly made me fall" so I guess I don't need to say "I hope the floor wasn't too far from the seat of your couch, ouch!" (I said while rubbing my butt)

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  3. I think I told you I watched Beck on CNN. I enjoy his show. His schtick isn't for everyone, but he backs up what he thinks with lots of information. He has quite a bit of stock video, audio, and quotes from those with whom he disagrees, and also compares what the Founding Fathers wrote with what is going on today. If his show is one that presents information, I watch it. I know in the first 10 minutes whether or not I'll finish it. Beck spent an hour interviewing a political thriller fiction author that he likes, and I had to turn that one off. Too much like Oprah and her insipid book club selections, trying to influence society as if she is some kind of expert in life. Overall, Beck is the voice for the average guy, and I think his success drives the elites nuts. But whoever does his research is thorough.

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  4. Oh, by the way, I think the VAT is too regressive, too. A national sales tax is more honest. But I'm a deficit freak, so I'm for any sensible solution to the national debt. Too bad we don't have sensible people in Congress to put forth a good plan.

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  5. I mentioned before I highly recommend going to salon.com and looking up a very thorough three parter regarding Glenn Beck's rise to fame from the early days to now. I thought it pretty fair and not a hatchet job, and it did help me understand how he got to where he is now.

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  6. To Sheila, re Glenn Beck:
    Glenn Beck is a serious loser, one of the worst people on the face of the planet. And I am trying hard to be diplomatic, because telling you what I really think would not be permitted on the pages of the Huffington Post.

    This is a guy who called Hurricane Katrina survivors "scumbags", and said he hates the families who lost relatives in 9/11. This is the creep who said Obama hates white people, and frequently compares Obama to Hitler. This the hateful man who called the father of an American executed by terrorists in Iraq a scumbag, and said he wasn't grieving for his son. This is the jerk who said to a 7 year old African-American child "You want to go to Africa? I will personally purchase your airfare."

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