2009-03-16

Shep Smith Hates Glenn Beck

Awwww. This is what I like to see.



Shep has always been my favorite Fox News personality. He's the only person on the network that actually seems to care about being fair.

2 comments:

Jim Ga said...

OK, you don't like the conservative populist Glen Beck, I get it. But in your distaste for the man you seem to be seeing things that aren't there. Isn't it clear that these clips are just 'shtick, providing some levity to what is an intensely serious show? Did you not see that smile on Shep's face? He even states clearly several times that he doesn't hate Beck, which I guess means you must think he's a liar. Gee, I thought you liked him, thats not a nice thing to say! Just kidding, of course. You see, people can do that. Its called just having fun by some...

As for Beck, the thing to remember is that often the meteoric rise of a populist is someday followed by an similiarly drastic fall. I for one love the show, but it just happens that someday the bombast wears a little thin. However, don't use the shtick (sorry, I just love that word) to get in the way of the issues. Look at the substance, not the presentation.

As a side note, this post made me remember Fox newsman Tony Snow. By all accounts a good man.

Kepler said...

"Did you not see that smile on Shep's face? He even states clearly several times that he doesn't hate Beck, which I guess means you must think he's a liar."

I think that as a FoxNews employee, you are proscribed from saying bad things about the new ratings-getter. That should come as a surprise to no one. And what about the interaction with Wallace? That wasn't funny! That was painful!

As for Beck's substance - it's drivel. He's going on and on about concentration camps for conservatives! This has been debunked since the same story was going around in the 90s. And once again, for a conservative that had no problem with Bush's revocation of all of our rights not to be imprisoned without reason, I find it laughable that now he's worried about us putting conservatives in concentration camps. It's lunacy, and it's a double-standard about the most important issue I can imagine - the foundational right of liberty.