Tuesday, October 6, 2009
And when you don't have facts, what's the easiest thing to do, other than appeal to people's raw emotions? And what tugs are emotional pursestrings more than tears?
This asshat seems to get misty eyed more often than my 11-month old, and like most folks with a 3rd eye, I tend to look at this as little more than calculated drama to manipulate an audience. Looking at Beck's Nielsen numbers, it obviously works. But is this guy lying, or true to his convictions?
Yeah, that was Vicks' VapoRub, the stuff your Grandma used to put on your chest to get phlegm out. How appropriate.
Yes, this was part of a staged photo-op, but you can very clearly hear Beck say "my eyes are getting used to this", which sorta suggests he's done this before. Which also sorta suggests he's a fraud. But then again, what did you expect? This is Fox News after all.
Question: Do "commentators" like Beck, Hannity, and Co. who pass themselves off as legitimate journalists deserve to be scrutinized a bit more? Is Beck crying out of concern for this country, or out of concern for his next yacht payment?