Say what you will about Glenn Beck, but he might have a sense of humour
Look, Glenn Beck is a wily con man at best and an ignorant, paranoid, xenophobic freak at worst. We can all agree on that, right? If you can’t, then let’s do each other a favour and agree that you should stop reading this blog right now because it’s a threat to your freedom.
Okay, is everybody gone except for the intelligent adults and the small children who haven’t yet been taught to fear everything? If so, then let me take a rare brief moment to give Glenn Beck a little credit. I’m digging into the archives here, but because what I’m about to say is still relevant, I hope you’ll indulge me.
Beck has an account on Twitter, and at the time of this writing he’s got close to two hundred thousand followers. But when it comes to who he follows, he’s much more selective; he’s currently following only seventeen accounts, including the official account of the Onion. Not only that, but because I’m a glutton for punishment and Beck’s account was one of the first I looked up when I joined Twitter, I happen to know he’s been following the Onion for a while.
Specifically, he was definitely following the Onion when they published this video a few months ago. The fact that he’s still following them means he either knows how to laugh at himself – which I’d imagine is a necessity when you’re that ridiculous a person – or he doesn’t actually read the Onion and he’s only following them because it makes him look cool.
Call me a fool, but I like to look for the good in everyone, including a scum-sucking schmuck like Glenn Beck. So I think it would be good for the soul if we all took a moment to picture him watching that video and enjoying a hearty laugh before going back to perverting American discourse.
By the way, all jokes aside, Beck tweeted his latest tweet in the wee hours of Saturday night. “Up with my five year old son,” he said. “He has a fever of 103. Please add him to your prayers. Good night.” If that doesn’t tug at your hippie heart, then you need to get over yourself. Who among us, after all, can’t put their partisan preconceptions aside and acknowledge that we ought to pray for Glenn Beck’s kids?
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