There are few things that annoy me more than when entertainers suck up to their audience. When an athlete says his team has “the greatest fans in the world,” my eyes roll to Istanbul and back (what a coincidence, every team in the world says they have the greatest fans!). When a comedian ends his show with “you’ve been a great audience,” I just cringe. And anyone who ever tells an audience to “give yourselves a round of applause” really should be beaten with rakes. So when Glenn Beck declares that he has “the smartest audience … ever in television,” I feel like retching.
In typically cryptic Beck fashion, he explained to his viewers that both he and his network are undergoing massive renovations at the moment because God has huge miracles in store for them both. Unfortunately, God has not given Beck permission to talk about them just quite yet “but that’s not crazy,” he assured his audience.But Beck knows that he doesn’t necessarily need to explain every little thing to them, he told the viewers, because his audience is “the smartest audience … ever in television.”
Beck said that he knows that his audience will stand by him during this time of upheaval because his network is the only one “dedicated to the truth and changing the culture,” which is why it has come under attack from “principalities that do not want us to succeed,” by which he means demonic force.
If you can listen to Glenn Beck says things like this without pointing and laughing, you’ve lost any claim to being considered the smartest anything.