posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 05:55 AM
As the creator of two of those videos, I felt it was my duty to clear up the air a little bit, because, quite frankly, it's getting a little out of
This is a big joke. A joke with a purpose? Yes, but still a joke.
First off, no one has EVER directly accused Beck of actually having committed these crimes. We are merely asking, with so many people asking questions
about Beck in 1990, why he refuses to deny the claims?
You see, on a radio program AFTER Glenn Beck vaguely addressed the rumors on his show, he said this on the radio:
"And here's the truth. The allegations are accurate. How do I know that? Because they [The White House] hasn't denied any of it yet."
Actual quote. Look it up if you want.
Beck was not selected at random. While he is only one of a great number of forces that do this, he is a major problem with the news media. Fox News
tends to create rumors on their programs as opinions, wait a few days, and then report on people who now have those opinions as "outraged citizens".
Anyone who saw the 9/12 broadcast can realize that.
Basically, cable news has devolved into a shouting match of insults. It does no one any good.
So, the worst insult possible was chosen. By accident, perhaps, but it was still selected. It is effective because nothing could possibly be worse. It
was chosen to bring light to an issue that some people would rather not realize: Glenn Beck is a fearmonger and is doing a great harm to this
Disagree with Obama's policies? fine. Think that government healthcare is a dangerous precedent? Okay. That's fine.
But when did we lose are ability to talk about it civilly? I can hear a lot of complaints about Obama. But one I must say is perplexing is that the
man is unable to be reasoned with. If that were true, we'd already have his health care plan in place. And I think most of you know that.
So why all the insults?
They attract the lowest common denominator. Yes, there were people who were actually concerned and educated on issues at the 9/12 tea parties. Maybe
they were the majority. But most of the video I saw were of angry unreasonable people calling people names. With an attitude like that progress is
So if you want to know why we are doing it, it's quite simple. We want the name calling to stop. So we take it to an absurd extreme. We post
obviously doctored audio, and make jokes. Are they meanspirited? No more than the talk on capital hill these days.
Anyone with half a brain can look at any of the "Glenn Beck rape" stuff, and come away knowing it's a parody. It's labeled as such. The audio is
intentionally fake sounding. The photos are absurd and clearly photoshopped.
I can understand people not getting the joke, or not finding it funny. Rape and murder are not exactly on the same level as someone getting a pie in
the face or hit in the groin with a football. The humor is not universal.
But no one is trying to smear Beck's name here. That is not our intent and anyone who watches anything we have created could tell that easily.
What we are trying to do is bring attention to a growing concern in our news cycle: reporting on opinion, rumor and speculation while at the same time
namecalling and using a position of influence to devolve the level of public debate in the country.
I am one of many people in this movement.
Do not dismiss me as a liberal. That would be a grave injustice to me. I am an independent moderate who feels that a governments role should be to
help, not restrict people.
In closing, lets forget the debates about if Obama is a socialist. Instead, let's... all of us... refocus on the issues rather than the pety and
stupid distractions that consume our lives, our politics and the news cycles. Let's ask real, important questions, and try to find common ground and
solutions to the problems we face. Let's be open to new solutions, and listen to the reasons people want to do things we don't agree with.