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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

So Much For Civility

(Two posts today. Please scroll down)

From The Blaze:
...[Beck] attended Monday night‘s [outdoor] public showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” with his wife and daughter [in Bryant Park in New York City]. During the film, he was ridiculed, had someone “kick a cup” of wine on his wife and on his blanket, and even witnessed another person stand up and yell, “We hate conservatives here!”

“These people were some of the most hateful people I have ever seen,” Beck said. “All I wanted to do is go out on a blanket with my family and have dinner in the afternoon sun and sit around Americans, not like-minded Americans, and just watch a movie in the park. And last night at about‑‑ when the movie was just about over, my wife and I got out because it was hostile.”

When Beck left near the end of the movie, the crowd applauded....
Can you imagine the outcry if someone on the Left and his family had been treated in such a manner?


  1. I believe this country is heading toward civil war. This incident is not unlike the events your reported about in Peoria, IL...

    I have no doubt that Obama is smiling from ear to ear about this; otherwise, as our president, he would say "This kind of behavior will not be tolerated." I didn't hear that ... did you?

  2. The photos of Beck and his family that were posted at Gawker.com show an entirely different set of events. Beck appears to be enjoying himself, and the people around him are paying little, if any attention to them.

    Despite the fact that Gawker is a Liberal website, I am inclined to believe the one witness who was with the person who accidentally spilled a glass of wine on Beck's wife. Her story sounds more credible to me than Beck's. While there probably were some attendees who made a few disparaging comments, I doubt sincerely there was a seething mass of wild-eyed rabid Liberals ready to lynch Mr. Beck at the slightest provocation.

    In my opinion, Beck is blowing this incident (if there is indeed an incident) out of proportion. What the heck! It makes for good radio.

    More and more, I am beginning to suspect Beck is a snake oil salesman who, if he thought there was more money in being a Liberal, would switch ideological sides in an instant.

    Yes, I agree with most of what he says. But that doesn't make him sincere, and i am starting to doubt not only his sincerity but his credibility as well.

  3. More and more, I am beginning to suspect Beck is a snake oil salesman who, if he thought there was more money in being a Liberal, would switch ideological sides in an instant.


  4. Mark sounds like a liberal troll to me.

  5. Glenn Beck talking jive?

    No way, this is the guy that put the right wing onto the freeze dried food and a gold scam.

    Cat's righteous and he's 100% gospel.

    I think he's upset that Michele Bachmann is pushing him off the stage and she is going to cause them all to up the cuckoo quotient.

  6. I agree with Mustang. I think we are head fora period of civil unrest like we have never seen in America and at the risk of sounding like a conspiracy wacko, I believe it is being orchestrated by the highest levels of government.

  7. Mark,
    I checked the story at Gawker. But, honestly, I have not a clue as to the reliability of that site. Isn't it primarily a gossip site?

  8. FYI...

    I don't watch or listen to Glenn Beck on anything even approaching a regular basis. I did watch a few of his MSNBC shows; that's about it. The few times I watched his television show, I found him given to hyperbole and showmanship.

    That said, he did do some good work in exposing the truth about "Czar" Jones. And maybe some of other information is valid, too -- I don't know.


    As for this story about Bryant Park, I can't say for certain that the events happened the way that Beck has described them. But I also have no doubt that such a thing COULD happen in today's weird political and societal climate.

  9. AOW, I don't know if it's a gossip site or a Liberal site. (often they are one and the same), but the story reported by the woman who witnessed it just sounds more credible to me than Beck's sensational sounding version. As I said, it makes for great radio.

    "I also have no doubt that such a thing COULD happen in today's weird political and societal climate.

    Yes, I agree with that. As I said, Glenn Beck has said many things with which I agree, but I really do think he's a bit too over the top with his conspiracy theories. I began to suspect his credibility long ago when he started making links between obscure, unlikely events and people to draw somewhat questionable conclusions.

    But, I guess anyone who believes Jesus and Satan are brothers and every planet in the universe has it's own God, and there's such a thing as "holy underwear" will believe anything.

    And, I'm not talking about "hole-y" underwear, either.

  10. Stogie sounds like he'll swallow anything as long as it agrees with his own perceptions.

    I prefer to think things through and make logical assumptions based on common sense and logic.

    Common sense tells me Glenn Beck's version of the events is questionable, but I'm not saying it couldn't be true.

  11. Mark,
    I disagree with your assessment of Stogie. Granted, I have a bit of history with him.

    Anyway, as I've mentioned, I'm not fond of Beck's style -- and of some his "substance," either.

    For that matter, I find myself saying similar things about a lot of talking heads.

    I guess that I'm not a follower.

  12. Mustang,
    Obama will never say, "This kind of behavior will not be tolerated." Rather, the uncivil behavior furthers his agenda. **sigh**

  13. This is awful. How old is his daughter?

    I'm not a fan of Beck either -- he's only as good as his guests. Sometimes he has excellent guests, but I pretty much can't stand his own rants.
    I trust he told the truth. The pictures posted on that site are not conclusive. Just because he was enjoying himself at the time the pictures were taken doesn't mean he wasn't attacked next minutes. i believe him... though I wish he'd cry less in public.

  14. I believe Beck is making some good points but, because of his delivery, much of it will not be disseminated to the public.

  15. Well, that certainly seems damning, doesn't it? However, how often do all of us display more bravado in text than in person? Especially Liberals. We know they have no guts outside the mob.

    Even so, I am not saying it didn't happen. I am saying I doubt it was as bad as Beck indicates, nor as innocuous as the Liberal nut who was involved.

  16. AOW: You say "Can you imagine the outcry if someone on the Left and his family had been treated in such a manner? ". Well, it would never happen, because people on the right have too many good manners to act in such a way.

    Right Truth

  17. Look no further than Philly. It seems as if we are seeing a new mass crowd assault every day

  18. I too, am afraid that things are getting worse. It might not take too long to set things off.

  19. There is nothing more hateful, doctrinaire and illiberal than today's American liberal.


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