Tuesday, May 09, 2006

C&L: Beck's debut

Crooks and Liars has some video from Glenn Beck's debut Monday on CNN Headline News: "His new show started yesterday and I tell you- what a scream it was! Here's a little of the witty dialogue he'll be bringing CNN's audience."

I caught a few minutes of this and was just astonished at how "nothing" it was. He claimed his show wouldn't be about right and left, but about right and wrong. (So guess who'll be wrong? The left, of course). But the production values on the program were very high, with so many multiple camera angles and views and dazzles on the screen simultaneously, it was like they were trying to keep you from realizing how "nothing" it really was. Beck is a fresh-scrubbed Mormon, a recovering alcoholic, apparently, but on his radio show has uttered some really, really mean-spirited things about certain people, like Coretta Scott King f'rinstance. It grieves me deeply that CNN has anything to do with putting this hack on TV.


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