Neo-liberals took "liberal" now clowns like Beck are taking "libertarian". So much for the convenience of labels.Glenn Beck Attempts a Laughable Make Over as a Libertarian
It took me a few days to stop laughing.
Glenn Beck is rebranding himself asget thisthe alternative to far-right, far-left polarized debates on cable news, dominated by people yelling at each-other.
We're not going to play in that crazy space as a network," he announced earnestly.
The irony meter just died. Hypocrisy and chutzpah had a child.
....Glenn Beck used his 15 minutes of fame to cast himself as King of the Wingnuts, eventually becoming too extreme for even Roger Ailes to put up with on FoxNews.
But Glenn Beck can read the tea leaves and the ratings. He can see that Sean Hannitys viewers are tanking post-election. Rush Limbaughs audience is aging out of existence and advertisers are looking elsewhere. And so the man who once described himself as a Rodeo Clown decided it was time for a new disguise.
....In some ways, this new guise is clarifying because it definitively answers a lingering question about Beckis he sincere in his beliefs or was his right-wing rhetoric just showmanship, part of a business plan to appeal to an agitated audience?
It was all just an opportunistic con job. And the dupes are the folks who bought into the shtick, carrying signs at Tea Party rallies that read Glenn Beck is my hero.
"Oh yeah, I'm a liberal but not an FDR/Johnson "liberal" so I'm a libertarian but not like Beck or Stossel so ..."