Is Beck Trying to Get Himself Fired?
Supporter of free speech?
On the May 10th episode Beck began and ended with a video clip of a Reconquista Aztlan Separatist, Ron Gochez. Gochez clearly expressed revolutionary, anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist ideas at this rally at UCLA that was in defense of La Raza, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Beck then stated that Gochez is a “activist teacher “ at Santee High School in L.A. and added, “I wonder if that will change. Probably not.”
Reconquista Aztlan Separatist
One would think that Beck would support someone being free to express his views and keep his job. That’s called freedom of speech, something Beck frequently claims is on the wane. No, for Beck, Gochez should be fired. We can’t have a radical teaching our children about alternative perspectives, outside of the mainstream, can we?
Actually, as far as Gochez is outside of the mainstream on the left, Beck is nearly as far outside of the mainstream in America on the right. (For a visualization of this, see What is Glenn Beck Politically?)One would think that Beck would be a strong supporter of anyone keeping his job even though his views are unpopular and extremist.
One doesn’t have to look far around the Internet or even around WordPress to find out that Beck is hated and disdained. But Gochez is an activist, teacher, right? That’s what Beck considers himself, and he’s reaching a far wider audience than Gochez will reach in a lifetime of teaching.
It’s not surprising that Beck doesn’t have the self-awareness to realize that he’s arguing for the silencing of people like himself. It’s been demonstrated on this Review that Beck is not an especially bright bulb.
This is called…
Hypocrisy , a “pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs, etc. that one does not really possess and a pretense of having some publicly approved attitude.”
Perhaps people, who are well aware of what Glenn Beck is really about, should contact Fox News, just as people were encouraged to contact the Superintendent of the L.A. school district by some web sites. Tell them that we’ve had enough of Beck’s lies, miserably poor models of reality and unfounded conspiracy theories.
Call Fox News, if you’re so inclined. From the Fox site, it reads: “We want YOUR input! Tell us what you love, tell us what you hate … just don’t keep it to yourself!… if you’re more of a phone person, you can call us at 1-888-369-4762.” Choose option 3 and then 1 and leave a message for Roger Ailes. With Beck losing advertisers every week, a little public pressure might be enough to make Beck sweat a bit, to give Beck a taste of his own medicine. A lot of public pressure might just motivate Rupert Murdock to actually watch The Glenn Beck Show.
You can also send them an e-mail, but using their toll-free number will cost Fox some money. Fox News Channel: firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s easier to ignore e-mail.
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