Glenn Beck Sucks Up To His Audience

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.

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  • Pen

    He’s running out of cash, isn’t he?

  • John Pieret

    he doesn’t necessarily need to explain every little thing to them

    That’s because they are so stupid that they keep watching him despite all the contradictory things he says and all the predictions he makes that never come true.

  • Trebuchet

    I don’t think he’s even sucking up to the audience, just boasting about how great HE is. He’s so surrounded by sycophants that he’s lost all touch with reality.

  • voidhawk

    “principalities that do not want us to succeed,”

    Those sneaky Welsh! Or is it Monaco this time?

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    I am confused. Why are the last 4 words in the title? They seem superfluous.

  • raven

    He’s running out of cash, isn’t he?

    Probably not. He is worth an estimated $100 million, most made since he was pushed out of Fox NoNews.

    Alexa. com:

    theblaze. com:

    Global Rank 552

    Rank in United States 129

    Freethoughblogs

    Global Rank 22,957

    Rank in United States 8,356

    His web site is quite popular with an Alexa rank of 129. Freethoughtblogs comes in at 8,356.

    I don’t know what the ratings are for his radio show and cable or internet TV show.

  • raven

    There is quite a bit of info avaiable on Beck. He has been a public personality his entire adult life, at one time being a Top 40 DJ.

    1. He has always had wild mood swings and a serious mean streak.

    2. AFAICT, he mostly believes he needs more money, power, and attention. Whether what he says is true or not is irrelevant to him.

    I’ve tried checking some of the wilder stories he has come up with. They seem to be complete fabrications.

  • bybelknap

    What kind of rakes? The big bamboo ones for leaves, or the stubby metal kind for dirt and gravel and stuff?

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    @ bybelknpa (#8):

    To be safe, best use both. Simultaneously.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    @ theschwa (#9)

    Learn to spell (should be “bybelknap”)

  • http://www.atomiccitizen.net/ EricJohansson

    Beck is starting to sound more and more like a wanna-be cult leader every time he opens his yapper. He and his flock have a mission from God now?

  • raven

    Beck is starting to sound more and more like a wanna-be cult leader every time he opens his yapper. He and his flock have a mission from God now?

    Sounds like? He is a wannabe cult leader.

    It’s no big deal though. Missions from god, New Covenants from god, and prophets and New Apostles of god are everywhere and easy to get. All you do is claim to have one. And if god doesn’t agree, he will say or do something. He hasn’t contradicted anyone yet!!!

    Seems like millions of people claim to speak for god. Everyone but…god himself. This must mean something but it escapes me right now.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    A cult? Bullshit. No cult leader would pick a demographic that keels over on its own before he has the Kool Aid ready. A con man, however, would find them good marks to pick over before they kick off.

  • LightningRose

    Hey! I have two dogs and I tell each of them separately that they’re the Best Dog in the World. And it’s true.

    “How can this be?”, you ask.

    Easy. Just as the Raping Children Church explains how the Holy Trinity is three gods in one is a mystery, each of my dogs is the Best Dog in the World.

  • thebookofdave

    His web site is quite popular with an Alexa rank of 129. Freethoughtblogs comes in at 8,356

    Forget popularity. That’s just for show. What really matters is an audience with intelligence and wit. That’s why FtB wins, hands down. You people are the smartest commenters I’ve ever had the pleasure to encounter. And I’m not saying it just to suck up to you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KacyRay kacyray

    Aw, come on… Bill Hicks used to end pretty much every set with some variation of “You’ve been great. Goodnight!”

    Nothing wrong with throwing a little appreciation back at the crowd.

  • Kermit Sansoo

    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.

    .

    Trebuchet is right. Beck is bragging – “You guys are so smart that you listen to me!”

    .

    Imagine you and your partner:

    “I love you.”

    “Yes, you’ve always shown great taste.”