Glenn Beck doesn't like a lot of things. You're probably one of those things, and so is Michele Bachmann's Good Morning America performance yesterday. But it wasn't her fault. It was the "hack" journalist's -- George Stephanopoulos.
Stephanopoulos, or as Beck calls him, "Mr. Snuffleupagus," asked Bachmann the question: "You said ‘my voice is part of a movement to take back our country.’ From whom?" To which Bachmann replied: "Well from the people all across the nation."
Seems pretty black and white to me.
Beck insists Stephanopoulos "did not follow up because he’s a dishonest journalist” and he "aired this to make her look stupid." Oh, and he also thinks, "Stephanopoulos and ABC television is such a hack."
First thing's first, Beckapagus, Michele Bachmann doesn't need anybody -- not George Stephanopoulos nor Bozo the clown -- to make her look stupid. If she's been wildly successful at anything, it's looking stupid. From her John Wayne Gacy flub to her inappropriate usage of a Katy Perry song, Bachmann has been batting a thousand in the idiocy department from the get-go.
And secondly, what if Stephanopoulos was trying to make her look stupid (he wasn't)? What if he did have an agenda? Surely, you, Mr. Beck, know a thing or two about that. Let's play the what-if game quick.
What if you were to interview a Planned Parenthood "hooker," or person for gun control, or a regular ol' gay person, or even rampant racist Barack Obama? Would you not try to paint them into a corner? Surely, you would do everything in your power to make him or her look stupid. And you would air it how you pleased after combing over every last editing detail. You are not a come-as-you-are journalist with an open mind, Mr. Beck. You want the world at large to adopt your archaic, cockamamie views, all while endorsing any little thing you can get your hands on. Shilling Goldline? Really, Mr. Beck? It's really the "only gold company you use"? If that's not hacky, I don't know what is.
So, here's an idea. Why don't you just continue pushing your off-the-wall agenda on Americans, but stay out of other people's? I'm sure you can do that, right? At least until Michele Bachmann makes an ass out of herself again.
Do you think Glenn Beck is warranted calling George Stephanopoulos a hack?
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