Monday, February 21, 2011

The real reason Glenn Beck hates Google ...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Glenn Beck: Boycott Google ... Maybe, sort of, not really

Beck has found a new bogey man this week ... GOOGLE. He's not saying that people should boycott Google, just don't use it because we have to be careful who we do business with these days. Um, OK.

Does he come up with this 5 minutes before the show? If not Google, what will Glenn use the next time he wants to connect two unrelated events? Hello, Yahoo.

Conservative pundit Glenn Beck said he will no longer use Google or its products because of perceived ties to government agencies and its involvement in the uprising in Egypt, he said on his Fox television program Wednesday.

"I'm really not sure that I want my search engine involved in government overthrows, good or bad," Beck said on his Fox show. "There is a strange thing going on with this search engine and our government. And we all have to choose who we do business with."

However, most of his vitriol was aimed at Google working with "hardcore leftists."


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bill Kristol on Glenn Beck: He's Marginalizing Himself

Glenn has cranked up the crazy to new levels this week. I sure wish he would quit calling himself a Libertarian or Conservative, since people assume real Libertarian Conservatives are remotely like Glenn. Even Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard calls Glenn out on his paranoia and conspiracy theories this week.

Now, people are more than entitled to their own opinions of how best to accomplish that democratic end. And it's a sign of health that a political and intellectual movement does not respond to a complicated set of developments with one voice.

But hysteria is not a sign of health. When Glenn Beck rants about the caliphate taking over the Middle East from Morocco to the Philippines, and lists (invents?) the connections between caliphate-promoters and the American left, he brings to mind no one so much as Robert Welch and the John Birch Society. He's marginalizing himself, just as his predecessors did back in the early 1960s.

Nor is it a sign of health when other American conservatives are so fearful of a popular awakening that they side with the dictator against the democrats. Rather, it's a sign of fearfulness unworthy of Americans, of short-sightedness uncharacteristic of conservatives, of excuse-making for thuggery unworthy of the American conservative tradition.

from Stand for Freedom by William Kristol, The Weekly Standard