Tagged: Glenn Beck

The Fall of Talk Radio Titans

The Fall of Talk Radio Titans

  As right-wing propagandists reach ever more bizarre extremes, longtime talk radio favorites are falling by the wayside. As a result, an outfit coyly named iHeart Media, which distributes Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity...

In the Land of Weird

In the Land of Weird

  There’s so much to fear, so much to deplore, so much regret for the past and trepidation for the future that the entry of Sarah Palin and Phil Robertson is actually a welcome...

Sarah Palin Gets an Award She Deserves

Sarah Palin Gets an Award She Deserves

I try not to mention Sarah Palin. She gets more than enough attention without my help. But this time she has done something worth mentioning: She has won the Misinformer of the Year award....

If Glenn Beck is a Christian, What am I?

If Glenn Beck is a Christian, What am I?

According to the news reports, Glenn Beck is appealing to America to return to a Christian way of life. I read somewhere that he even asked parents to kneel down when they pray and...

Glenn Beck’s Rally Recalls the Story of Bedward

Glenn Beck’s Rally Recalls the Story of Bedward

My mother used to tell me the story of Bedward. And when I read those news stories about Glenn Beck’s rally or see video clips of him promoting it, Bedward’s story springs to mind....

Why is Murdoch’s TV Station Destroying America?

Why is Murdoch’s TV Station Destroying America?

I think about the way Fox News feeds lies to a credulous audience and I wonder what these people are up to. What would make a “news” channel offer itself to political hacks as...

Believe Nothing. Trust Nobody. Keep Your Hand on Your Wallet

Believe Nothing. Trust Nobody. Keep Your Hand on Your Wallet

OK, I confess that I am paranoid. I am about to crawl under the desk and curl up in the fetal position. Please don’t tell the men with the nets where to find me....

Thank You CNN! Now, I Don’t Have to Watch Chris Matthews at 7 pm

Thank You CNN! Now, I Don’t Have to Watch Chris Matthews at 7 pm

Every once in a while, something happens that renews my faith in the natural order of things. The firing of CNN’s Lou Dobbs, for instance. (Yes, I know, he “resigned” and was “let out...

Who Are the “Right”? And Why Are They Gaining Political Power?

Who Are the “Right”? And Why Are They Gaining Political Power?

Growing up in Jamaica during the Colonial era, I came across quite a few bigots, mostly English or of English descent, and even as a child I wondered at their steadfast belief in the...

As They Say in Jamaica, “One Fool Makes Many”

As They Say in Jamaica, “One Fool Makes Many”

Lately, this old Jamaican saying keeps popping into my head: “One fool makes many.” The way things are going, it could be the mantra for today’s western society. But I suppose it was always...