Beck Goes Apeshit Over Net Neutrality Decision

After the FCC voted to uphold net neutrality this week, Glenn Beck, who has said that if that happened the country deserves to be destroyed by God, absolutely lost his shit on his show. He yelled at those who support net neutrality, calling them morons and useful idiots. Because, ya know, commies.

Today, the FCC approved those regulations and Beck is predictably livid, fuming on his radio program today that the people who supported net neutrality are nothing but “morons” and “useful idiots.”

“You morons! You useful idiots! That’s all you are. You’re a useful idiot. Read Joe Stalin. You moron!” Beck bellowed. “You know why it’s happening? It’s happening because our elite institutions, our education, our higher learning … bullcrap, not even our higher learning, our entire educational system has failed us and they are churning out morons!”

That’s particularly funny given that he is absolutely, incontrovertibly wrong about net neutrality.

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  • dingojack

    [Bek says] “You know why it’s happening? It’s happening because our elite institutions, our education, our higher learning … bullcrap, not even our higher learning, our entire educational system has failed us and they are churning out morons!”

    That’s particularly funny given that [Bek] is absolutely, incontrovertibly wrong about net neutrality a moron himself.

    FIFY, Ed.

    Dingo

  • D. C. Sessions

    It’s almost like he’s (very) long on telecoms, isn’t it?

  • ehmm

    He invoked STALIN?!? Seriously?

  • Chiroptera

    “… our entire educational system has failed us and they are churning out morons!”

    Considering the conservatives who keep getting elected to state and local boards of education, frankly, I’m kind of surprised that our system is churning out people smart enough to be morons.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    ehmm @ # 3: He invoked STALIN?!? Seriously?

    Well, some people claim the phrase “useful idiot” was coined by Lenin, so Stalin is close enough.

    Except that the claim is wrong to start out with, but for Beck that’s close enough too.

  • Artor

    Since when has Beck had any shit to lose? Obviously, he’s full of it, but it’s well-accounted for inside his skull. Everyone knows he has shit for brains.

  • John Pieret

    people who supported net neutrality are nothing but “morons” and “useful idiots

    As opposed to … you know … unuseful idiots like Beck …

  • ehmm

    I’m going to be cynical and jus go ahead and say Glenn is pissed off because the ruling cost him truckloads of potential profits and that’s why he’s pissed off.

    Because why not.

  • ehmm

    …from the department of redundency department.

  • raven

    Read Joe Stalin. You moron!”

    I’m sure Glenn Beck never has. He isn’t the type that reads. It’s obvious that he doesn’t have to since he just makes it all up as he goes along.

    Glenn is pissed off because the ruling cost him truckloads of potential profits

    I don’t see how net neutrality could cost him any profits. Or that Glenn Beck is aware enough to even figure that out.

  • ehmm

    Follow the money. Follow. The Money. We’re through the looking glass here people…

    Pat Robertson’s comments are equally idiotic.

  • thebookofdave

    @ehmm #3

    He invoked STALIN?!? Seriously?

    Hitler is in the dry cleaners this week.

  • busterggi

    I predit that no matter what the results of net neutrality are, Beck will claim he predicted them.

  • raven

    I predit that no matter what the results of net neutrality are,…

    Shouldn’t make any difference.

    Net neutrality is what we have now. It is what we have always had with the internet.

    Net neutrality tomorrow will look just like net neutrality yesterday.

  • raven

    I predict that no matter what Glenn Beck says, 98% of the US population won’t know or care. He’s a lunatic fringer and, not a useful idiot, but a babbling idiot.

    I’m still baffled that anyone pays attention to him to the point where he is worth $100 million. I don’t know anyone who does anyway.

    It’s not too obvious where he gets his money. Part of it is getting a cut of the various scams he advertises on his sites. IIRC, he got nailed for a gold scam. I never pay any attention but the usual fundie xian scams these days are gold scams, Doomsday Preppers, homeschooling, guns, and survival rations for the Apocalypse.

    PS Hmmm, I’m seeing an opportunity for Freethoughtblogs. Instead of Food4Patriots it could be Food4Sceptics. And how to manuals for surviving the New Dark Age of the fundie xians.

  • John Pieret

    raven:

    And how to manuals for surviving the New Dark Age of the fundie xians.

    That’s too close to being true to be satire.

  • Michael Heath

    Glenn Beck states:

    . . . our education, our higher learning … bullcrap, not even our higher learning, our entire educational system has failed us and they are churning out morons!”

    Glenn Beck was too stupid to make it through even a semester of college. So if people that graduate from college are “morons”, what label should be apply for those like Mr. Beck that are too stupid to even achieve that supposedly low bar?

  • anubisprime

    Michael Heath @ 17

    So if people that graduate from college are “morons”, what label should be apply for those like Mr. Beck that are too stupid to even achieve that supposedly low bar?

    “Useful Idiot”

    Becky baby is a useful idiot certainly, his dumbass mentality is a stark and terrifying warning to all that want to skip college.

    As in..’You to may become as cretinous as Glenn just cultivate the ignorance of not knowing shit and not being able to actually think !’

    Unfortunately you can become a rich dumbass by exploiting the minion dumb-asses with even less IQ and even more shit for brains.

  • Michael Heath

    anubisprime,

    ‘Useful idiot’ is perfect in a handful of ways. Ironically the term not only fits his behavior, but also reveals how he’s projecting his own behavior on to undeserving others since he used the term here.

  • felidae

    The irony is that Glenn’s livelihood depends upon useful idiots and morons sending him 20 bucks a month to listen to this drivel

  • lorn

    It makes sense. If you have a lot of money net neutrality means you can’t easily pay off people and get special treatment. Beck, worth and estimated $80 million, has the money and wants to enjoy the all the special treatment his money can get him and take advantage of the business opportunity catering to other people with wealth.

    Net neutrality doesn’t mean that people with money can’t get special treatment, they just can’t get such special handling easily over public lines. They can set up their own private lines, if they are willing to spend money to get the special handling. As usual it isn’t really about wealth conferring benefits. It is about getting that special treatment cheap, and by exploiting the commons for their private advantage while disadvantaging anyone unable to compete financially.

  • http://dontlinkmebro F [i’m not here, i’m gone]

    ehmm @ 8

    I’m going to be cynical and jus go ahead and say Glenn is pissed off because the ruling cost him truckloads of potential profits and that’s why he’s pissed off.

    That’s what some people want to believe for some reason, although it is completely not true. Every single thing that, e.g., AT&T or Verizon has said about problems that will be caused by some Title II enforcement is a complete lie, and frequently some cover for something they were already doing (or not doing). In fact, it is so not true that all the ISP stocks have done nothing but go up since Wheeler first announced support for Title II -based enforcement of Net Neutrality. (Which pisses off the WSJ to no end for some reason as well.)