Time Magazine was able to tear itself away from its Barack Obama obsession long enough to do a hit piece on Glenn Beck. Of course the piece is written as a battle cry for the left to pay attention to their new villain.
Basically Time’s article can be summed up as Glenn Beck is getting rich stoking America’s fears and anger. Perhaps if they actually watched Beck for a week they might have come away with a different impression.
Glenn Beck’s success lies mainly in the fact that he actually understands why so many Americans are frustrated with Washington (Democrat and Republican alike). That anger has nothing to do with a black president or fear of change. To understand why American’s are angry, one simply needs to imagine going into a restaurant and ordering an inexpensive sandwich, but instead of your order, the waiter brings you the most expensive thing on the menu and then demands that you pay for it. It is the complete disregard for your request and the arrogance that you had better pay for what you don't want that’s ticking off America.
Glenn Beck gets this. His shows try to explain why there is this disconnect between Washington and the people. Of course the answer is corruption. Special interests are being served rather than the will of the people. How else can one make sense of a $1.5 trillion dollar health care reform bill that few of us want, at a time when we can least afford it? Beck's show explains who the players are, what are their motives and who is in bed with whom.
Beck’s second reason for success is that unlike Washington today, Beck gets results. When the radical Van Jones got his old organization Color of Change to launch a boycott against Beck. Beck did not wither on the vine; instead he dug up each and every last one of Van Jones’ own radical statements and aired them for a week. Van Jones is history and Beck’s ratings are through the roof. Beck did not stop there. He used his show as a mega phone to air James O’Keefe, Hanna Giles' ACORN prostitution string. Today ACORN is reeling and Democrats are running in the opposite direction. Finally, last weekend Beck aided in bringing over 1 million frustrated Americans to Washington’s front door to vent frustrations.
In the end, the left will go after Beck, because they always need a villain. Just like when the administration went after Limbaugh earlier this year, the war on Beck will probably fail too and just like Limbaugh, Beck will probably end up with a bigger audience.
Via: Time Magazine
H/T Left Coast Rebel