Perhaps Beck's biggest fault is his lack of sincerity. He cries not for the future of America, as he so dramatically does on camera. He weeps for ratings (which, after this controversy, reached a personal high of 2.4 million viewers daily).
How does he care about the victims of the 9/11 attacks when he also criticizes many of the victims' families because "they're always complaining" -- yet shamelessly uses the 9/11 tragedy to push his "9-12 Project," a movement to bring together like-minded people based on his nine principles and 12 moral values? (One of his 9-12 principles is "I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday." He's obviously not trying hard enough.)
I support Beck's right to be a completely selfish, egomaniacal TV and radio personality who uses scare tactics on an unsuspecting nation for higher ratings. Fox can keep him on the air for as long as it wants to.
But everyone else has the right to stop him through any legal means possible.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Glenn Beck's lack of sincerity
Tribune Television Critic Vince Horiuchi: