Sunday, August 29, 2010

On Beck's Appearance on Fox News With Chris Wallace

By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA

I am sure a lot of you saw Glenn Beck on Fox News today with Chris Wallace. I admit to being a somewhat tepid supporter of Glenn Beck. This is not because he is wrong on everything, but rather that he is often too theatrical...  sometimes over the top.

Today I saw a different Glenn Beck. I saw a man whose beliefs I now believe are sincere and one who is dedicated to this nation and it's inherent goodness. I saw a man who has grown in his role as spoke person for the average American of conservative beliefs.

I saw a man who seems to be moving towards a more reasoned and perhaps conciliatory tone. And I believe he is sincerely not considering political office. At least not the Presidency. Something the progressives now doubt are thrilled over. They now that if Beck should ever decide to announce his candidacy for the office of President he may very well be elected. An event they would simply shudder over.

The leftist press is already exposing itself  for the biased group they are. Politico, an essentially progressive publication had some interesting takes on the Wallace interview. Following are some excerpts taken from today's Politico release.

In a far-ranging interview with Fox host Chris Wallace, the right-wing TV and radio personality distanced himself from his 2009 comments portraying President Barack Obama as a “racist” with an implacable hostility to white people — while attacking Obama for advocating a theology that favors the oppressed.

Beck shrugged when Wallace — who touted his “affection” for his fellow Fox star — asked Beck if the rally augured a 2012 political alliance with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who headlined the event along with him.

Beck’s rally was a tea party-fueled phenomenon, a hybrid Christian revival meeting and conservative political rally.

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” show, rejected Beck’s interpretation, saying that his “gospel” of private enterprise overlooked the central role federal government efforts have made in the revival of New Orleans.

That’s where Glenn Beck is wrong.

In blasting what he characterized as Liberation Theology, Beck also contradicted King – whom he invoked relentlessly over the week - and sought to marginalize a religious movement that inspired the civil rights movement and liberal theologians like King, Reinhold Niebuhr and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Beck invoked a conservative theologian – Pope Benedict XVI – who blamed Liberation Theology for the rise of Marxist leaders in Latin America.

Wallace, while expressing his affection for Beck, expressed puzzlement over the meteoric rise."In my 40 years in the business, I've never seen anyone like you," he said.

Beck, for his part, basked in the attention.

Perhaps it is just me but I detect an extreme bias in the media coverage being given to ths important event.

Read the full biased Politico article here.

Cross posted to Left Coast Rebel.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. >Perhaps it is just me but I detect an extreme bias in the media coverage

    It's not just you. I watched most of the event online, and when I read some of the reports, I can't believe that the writers actually saw the same thing. It's bizarre how disconnected the mainstream media is from reality.

  2. This is indeed good news. I was beginning to think I was on a different planet!


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