posted on Feb, 17 2010 @ 08:15 PM
reply to post by rainfall
Let me preface this by saying that i rarely watch Beck. 3 times in my life, i think. His mannerisms are so annoying that i cannot really do it.
regardless, when i have watched him, i have found that if you look past the histrionics, the message is pretty obvious and logical. Sure, there are
those "gotcha" sound bites that can be found for anyone.
I CAN say that his show pretty much outperforms the entire CNN lineup, and MSNBC is the national laughingstock (judging by ratings). So, it isn't
"The People" that are "waking up". "The People" seem to love him, and love his message. This means that if anyone is going after Beck, it
would be "them" (whoever they are).
So, given this, i have to ask myself and all of you a relatively simple question: why would "they" want him shut down? I am a constitutionalist.
I want the nation run the way the nation was designed to run. I don't particularly care for either party. But the GOP accusation against the
"liberal movement" has been that during any debate, in lieu of providing substantive argument, they tend to instead resort to ad hominem and a
tactical "shouting down" of those that disagree with them (you can find examples on every political talk show, which i turn off when the shouting
Of course, the argument can be made that the GOP does this too...but it rarely is. And this example shows a conspiratorial "shouting down" of a
very powerful enemy of liberalism or the DNC movement.
So ask yourself, honestly, why would someone want to shut down Beck? In a nation of free speech, why would we feel the need to deny him the right?
Fox is making money off of him, and his viewers seem to love him. What are "they" trying to hide/prevent?