Beck: America Deserves to be Destroyed Over Net Neutrality

Glenn Beck is one of those conservatives making the absolutely idiotic argument that net neutrality will somehow end up silencing them (it has nothing to do with that, of course). And he says that if the FCC does enforce net neutrality — that is, leave the internet like it always has been — then America deserves to be destroyed.

Glenn Beck’s misguided opposition to net neutrality is well known and despite his record of being wrong about nearly everything, he spent a good portion of today’s radio program warning that if the principle of net neutrality is preserved, voices such as his will eventually be silenced and declaring that America deserves to be destroyed if is so stupid as to allow it to happen.

Nobody trusts the government or Big Business, Beck marveled, “and yet you’re giving Big Business and government more latitude! What are you, insane?”

“We deserve to be wiped out,” he concluded. “We deserve to be wiped out. If you’re this stupid, America, you deserve and somebody else is going to have to rise up and free you. It’s what’s going to happen.”

“This wipes out our voice,” Beck continued. “I’m telling you, the voices like ours will be gone. I promise you that.”

And hey, Beck is never wrong. Every prediction he’s ever made has come true. Just ask him.

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  • eric

    In a rational world, Beck’s point would be true: absent corporate surcharges for accessing specific content, nobody should choose to listen to Beck. Too many better available content sources. Sadly, the opposite is true. ISPs could probably charge for access to Beck’s web content as well as Rachel Maddow’s, and if they did that, I gloomily suspect that it would be her voice that got wiped out by the surcharges, while his would still be going strong.

  • Mr Ed

    Comcast does have a two tiered rate:

    1) 15MB/s, no data limit, Blaze and Glenn Beck’s youtube channel blocked, $40/ month

    2) 15MB/s, no data limit, Blaze and Glenn Beck’s youtube channel blocked, $30/ month

  • kantalope

    Maybe Beck does not understand that if he has to pay the isp’s to stream his BS that that will infringe on the bottom line?

  • raven

    You need to translate Beck from Fundiespeak to English.

    “Net neutrality will cut into my profits. The USA deserves to be wiped out if I make a few dollars less and my $100 million fortune grows slightly slower.”

    Glenn Beck’s bank accounts are far more important than a nation of 319 million people. And god loves Glenn Beck and hates the USA.

  • Loqi

    @raven

    But it won’t cut into his profits. Ending net neutrality would.

  • wreck

    “I’m telling you, the voices like ours will be gone. I promise you that.”

    Oh please please please!

  • raven

    But it won’t cut into his profits. Ending net neutrality would.

    That is true.

    But Glenn Beck doesn’t know that. He thinks it will and reality is whatever he thinks it is at that moment.

    I see your mistake. You assume Beck knows anything, is capable of learning, and can reason his way out of a paper bag. There is a lot of evidence that none of this is true.

  • teawithbertrand

    @5

    Quite true. But net neutrality has become one of the latest “Obama supports it so we’re against it” ideas on the right. Beck doesn’t need to be make any sense on the issue, because he knows the vast majority of his dullard viewers haven’t the slightest idea what net neutrality is. It’s just another windmill to tilt at.

  • Chiroptera

    I think that it’s interesting that conservatives are basically admitting that too many facts and accurate analysis may get through unless it’s possible to squeeze it out with a large sum of money.

  • John Pieret

    @ raven:

    The USA deserves to be wiped out if I make a few dollars less and my $100 million fortune grows slightly slower.

    I think the USA deserves to be wiped out because a delusional babbler can make $100 million for spewing nonsense.

  • doublereed

    Oh please, the only reason Beck is against net neutrality at all is because Obama supports it.

    He’s not like he’s being paid by Comcast or Verizon or anything afaik. It’s just mindless contrarianism.

  • eric

    @8:

    net neutrality has become one of the latest “Obama supports it so we’re against it” ideas on the right.

    I find that highly doubtful. On this one, the business side of the GOP house has very strong robber-baron type reasons to oppose it. They’d be trying to legalize ISP-determined surcharges for different content regardless of who was in office.

  • zmidponk

    I really don’t understand this claim of net neutrality ‘handing the internet to Big Business’. That claim is an example of something that simply couldn’t be more wrong. It is actually 180 degrees from the truth – the whole purpose and point of net neutrality is so that no-one, especially ‘Big Business’, can have their data treated preferentially by ISPs. The only way you can actually genuinely believe this claim is true is through complete, total and utter ignorance of even the basic idea of ‘net neutrality’ (though a big clue to that is even in the phrase ‘net neutrality’ itself), or idiocy of staggeringly monumental levels. In Glen Beck’s case, I suspect both, assuming he’s not simply deliberately lying.