Thursday, July 1, 2010

What does Glenn Beck have against dissidents?

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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 AilesWith 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: It’s easier to ignore e-mail.

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Brad said...

Perhaps if you really about the truth, you should post the comments from Gochez to his students. That wouldn’t fit your agenda now would it?

I remember the program you speak of and don’t remember him every asking for this man to be fired. I guess if that were true you would have certainly posted the entire comment. (You certainly don’t take things out of context)

You are correct there are many places demonizing Beck and not many supporting him. The same could be said for Van Jones.

If you would prefer, you could post actual quotes instead of platitudes and then maybe… probably not.. Have an adult discussion.


The Glenn Beck Review said...

YOu want to cite a source showing what Gochez says to his students? I quote what Beck said, that implies that Beck feels Gochez should not be employed any longer, i.e., Gochez should not be allowed to practice free speech.

I guess you missed the quotation marks I use throughout this blog. I carefully transcribe Beck and quote him extensively.

If there is someone who needs to learn how to have an adult conversation, it's Glenn Beck.

Brad, I'm willing to have a conversation about Beck. I'm well aware that he has some positive qualities and is not easy to pin down.

I'm not demonizing Beck. Beck recently demonized the President, but I'm not taking the bait. I've made the point that Beck is no man of God, but I think that he's an arrogant, self-centered but extremely gifted propagandist.

I also meticulously document that Beck is a liar, a hypocrite and a charlatan. That doesn't stop seemingly good, Christian people from supporting this charlatan.

Anonymous said...

Wrong, wrong, wrong... Free speech and institutional education are not the same thing and you know it...


The Glenn Beck Review said...

Of all the examples of hypocrisy I demonstrate, this is the weakest, but not for the reason you claim. I never said that "free speech and institutional education are...the same thing."

Beck implied that Gochez should not be teaching because of his activism. It's not flagrant hypocrisy, but Beck demonstrates (again) that he's not really serious about his principles if he even wonders if someone using free speech to attack capitalism should not be teaching now in a public school. His employer is the government, so this hint that Gochez should not be teaching suggests that Beck thinks the government should not allow it faculty employees to exercise free speech that Beck disagrees with.

You watch Beck and think I'm a "spin doctor!?!?" Get real. Start by opening your mind: