(originally posted at NewsReal)
The man who ignited grassroots opposition to the hideously un-American Big Government policies of President Barack Obama when virtually no one else cared will end his highly rated show on Fox News Channel in December. Glenn Beck and Fox News Channel announced Wednesday they had agreed to let their contract run out. “Glenn intends to transition off his daily program, the third highest rated in all of cable news, later this year,” they said in a joint release.
America owes a debt of gratitude to Glenn Beck. Whatever his foibles, in the dark days of early 2009 as patriotic Americans began to realize that America was (and still is, for that matter) being transformed into a socialist state by the nation’s Community Organizer-in-Chief, Beck was there, exposing and harassing Obama and his cadre of radicals. (Note: Rick Santelli of CNBC also played a big role in fighting Obama but it was Beck who sold the idea to the viewing masses and fomented a glorious rebirth of patriotism.)
I am personally thankful for Beck for giving me the opportunity to appear on his show multiple times (see above photo) to discuss my research into ACORN, the Cloward-Piven Strategy, and the Tides Foundation. Beck even let me help him design one of his famous tree diagrams.
Beck, it’s also worth noting, is a secret badass. Although you can’t tell it from the above picture, the white dots on his tie are winged biker-style death’s heads. (I blew the image up from another photo taken a few seconds later and posted it below.) Maybe after a Jean Paul Gaultier tie featuring tiny stylized dollar signs woven in black and red silk that I used to wear, it was the coolest necktie I’ve ever seen.
It is entirely fitting for a trailblazer like Beck: He’s a badass for liberty. He lives his life by the noble credo of Epictetus: “If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” Or as skiers say, If you’re not falling down you’re not trying hard enough. Sometimes people have to risk scorn for the greater good and Beck has done it over and over again, sometimes losing, but usually winning.
Not surprisingly, the fake media watchdog, Media Matters for America, an arm of the owner of today’s Democratic Party, George Soros, is as high right now as a crack cocaine addict given his fix by a community organizer in exchange for his vote.
Paid professional liar and character assassin David Brock, a man who has proven time and time again that he will say anything he is paid to say, said the demise of Beck’s TV show was “a victory for civil discourse.”
Our generation’s Walter Duranty, Media Matters fabulist Eric Boehlert, who like Brock lies for money but far less money, told the undermedicated Cenk Uygur of MSNBC that Beck’s TV show is “a shameful chapter in American television.” That will no doubt be the Left’s narrative but since no one knows or cares who this emasculated nobody is there’s a good chance it won’t become received wisdom. (By the way, I refuse to provide links to Brock’s website.)
When the history of this era of moral darkness that began with Obama’s inauguration is written, Glenn Beck will take his rightful place alongside the nation’s crusaders for freedom.
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