Archive for April 16th, 2011

On Wednesday, Fox News announced that it was through with Glenn Beck’s daily cable-TV show. He shot to prominence in January 2009 when the American nation was coming to grips with the economic collapse that recalled the Great Depression of ’29. He found the more he painted the gloomy scenario there would be takers. He knew the news the way he twisted was ‘truth, nothing but truth.’ But how long one is going to stick to truth as dressed up as in this case? Viewers reach a stage were the truth looks tame and lacking in vigor. They do not need flakes but full-fiber on their plates. Similar to those who watch the pornographic material. At first it is for kicks and then it takes control over you and the act cannot be real unless it is made more kinky and perverted. Glenn Back realized a higher truth was needed in order to keep his viewers happy. He was like a host who painted news pictures but these didn’t grab the viewers anymore. So he hit upon all sorts of conspiracy theories to keep the loonies raving mad and send angry letters to their representatives at the Capitol Hill. But as the recession began to ease, Beck’s apocalyptic forecasts and ominous conspiracies became less persuasive, and his audience began to drift away. Beck responded with Truth as never before presented by a twit for the twits who know truth when told. Truth With Inner Twists- for ratings of Beck wasn’t what sounded right to his bosses.
He was convinced at least on the prime time the American left was in cahoots with an emerging caliphate in the Middle East. It all seems so plausible that I must tell the truth. Fox News shall henceforth only stick to facts and add some comic relief for which any one with the gift of the gab may apply. (ack: Dan Milbank)


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