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Glenn Beck don't come cheap

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 24th 2009 3:03PM
Glenn Beck on the cover of his new bookIf your town wants to honor Glenn Beck with his own day, you better check the cushions in the couch for change and start taking up a collection.

The mayor of Mount Vernon, Wash. recently gave Glenn Beck his own day, and the taxpayers will now have to fork over more than $17,000, most of which was for police overtime.

Where are the teabaggers when you actually need them to protest unfair taxation without representation?

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Melanie51

Inort Pinortny said...Funny how those who scream "They're infringing on our consitutional freedom of speech!" at the drop of a hat are the first who want to get someone fired for a *slight* political lovetap. Grow up, people.

Would you call it a "slight" political lovetap if Gallagher used derogatory terms to refer to homosexuals, blacks or women? Apparently, liberals and their in the tank press find it acceptable to call regular folks like me who cling to our religion and guns, attend townhalls and tea parties and vote conservatively a vile term like "teabagger." I have no problem with those who want to criticize Beck. It's Obama and his cry-babies who are whining about those who don't agree with their agenda. You're right about one thing though. People need to grow up, starting with Obama. He should take pack up his toys and go home and leave running the government to those who understand and believe in the Constitution.

October 26 2009 at 4:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Inort Pinortny


Funny how those who scream "They're infringing on our consitutional freedom of speech!" at the drop of a hat are the first who want to get someone fired for a *slight* political lovetap. Grow up, people.

Glenn Beck's not someone who should be above reproach. He's a TV entertainer, plain and simple. If you can't critique Beck, then you shouldn't critique Kimmel, Letterman, etc. Whatever politics he works into his show are there solely to keep his audience happy. Ditto for the manufactured tears. If you think he's sincere about everything he says on his show, I have bridge in New York City you might be interested in purchasing.

October 26 2009 at 12:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chris

Thank you SO much for insulting those that dare question the actions of our government by referring to those YOU disagree with using a derogatory term. Typical response from a liberal when they have NO better retort that to level insults. I see it time and again on liberal leaning blogs, (such as this apparently) and many guests on commentary and so-called news shows. Civility in this country is dead. When entertainment blogs such as this one sinks to insults by their writers against people who might read their stuff (count me out from supporting Gallagher's stuff anymore) then things really are pretty pathetic in this country.

I plan on figuring out the proper people to write and suggest they fire Gallagher. He has the right to write whatever he wants to. Oh wow, the people that protest our government is using their same rights as well. Huh, how about that. But he resorted to an insult that should not be used against other Americans. I have a right to suggest his insults are not warranted on Weblog, Inc.

October 25 2009 at 9:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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chris

I asked AOL for a public apology or better yet to fire the writer. I suggest you do the same. It's time for civility. I'm sick of this. How dare this person insult the readers of the website that he works? Whether you support left, right or center this is simply pathetic. If YOU were to write something insulting against another a fellow commenter they would probably ban you. What a TV celebrity does OFF TV has no place on this blog anyway.

October 25 2009 at 10:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Smiley

How about blaming the people delivering the death threats?

October 25 2009 at 12:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bcarter3

If you don't like the content of this site, you're perfectly free to develop your own blog. If you want, you can devote it exclusively to the adoration of the Fox gang of gasbags, dope addicts, perverts (falafel, anyone?), and wingnuts.

You don't own TVSquad. You don't even pay for it. You don't get to dictate its content.



October 24 2009 at 11:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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johnperson

You're right. It isn't our blog, but saying that we can't comment on the pointlessness of this article (as far as being under the umbrella of 'entertainment') is stupid. This isn't a political website. It's entertainment. I come to sites like this to get away from the quasi-religion that politics has become. Glenn Beck isn't entertaining in any way, shape, or form. This article is political pandering, pure and simple.

October 24 2009 at 11:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brett Alan

You're so right. I mean, who could possibly be so frivolous as to worry about Americans dying when there are conservative celebrities that need to be honored?

And of course your numbers are way off. For one thing, there are many millions of us who are "covered" only until we get sick enough to be dropped.

October 24 2009 at 10:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RK

Umm...Isn't Glenn Beck on TV? Doesn't he have his own tv show? So covering a story about him on TV website...how has that not in the spirit of this site? Oh yeah because they should only pick on tv personalities that you don't like. That's right, gotcha.

October 24 2009 at 8:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Andy

While I couldn't care less about Glenn Beck or who pays for him to go anywhere, I don't understand those who argue that this is not TV news/commentary. He is, at the moment, political TV's biggest celebrity, and no one would be complaining if this same article were written about an actor or reality TV star, so why get riled up about a different brand of television personality?

October 24 2009 at 8:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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philly_phenom

Maybe people wouldn't get as worked up about it if Danny didn't use vulgar terms to slander people who he obviously disagrees with politically.

If you are going to make stretches & claim it's related to TV, at least show common courtesy & decency to those who disagree with you.

October 24 2009 at 9:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
johnperson

I see your point, but it's just sad seeing how politics has turned into entertainment.

Also, I agree with lowercase john. As much as I dislike Beck and, well, pretty much all cable news networks in general, it does no good to throw out half-baked insults as a rebuttal. It just makes the author of this post look bad.

Jeez, how did I not see it sooner? This HAS to simply be a ploy to get more views to TV Squad. Rile up all the Internet Tough Guys on both sides and watch the page views go up up up! Too bad TV Squad has fallen so far from what it used to be that they have to stoop to this level to get better numbers. Goodbye forever, TV Squad. Go fuck your collective self.

October 25 2009 at 2:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David Marcoe

Danny, notice the site's name, TV Squad? That's what your site is supposed to cover. Your site is rather well-known for that. Using that popularity to sucker-punch readers with sophomoric political commentary--ending with a vulgar insult for people you don't happen to agree with--is unprofessional, immature and compromises the integrity of this site.

October 24 2009 at 5:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Bryan McGuckin

I agree! Stick to discussing talking about people on television. Wait... Glenn Beck IS on TV? Are you sure? Well, I'm still ANGRY. How dare you call them "Teabaggers"! I'm sure if they had a choice they wouldn't call themselves that. What? That's the name they chose? Whatever "TV" Squad, just stop forcing me to read everything on your site ok?

October 25 2009 at 12:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David Marcoe

Bryan:

"Stick to discussing talking about people on television. Wait... Glenn Beck IS on TV?"

TV Squad traditionally covers non-political entertainment television and has very occasionally made forays into the news/politics arena, but there seems to be an uptick of this happening. Glenn Beck's appearance in a small town was a rather thin pretext to make sneering remarks about actions and events that had nothing to do with him, much less anything on his show. I don't see any commentary on either of those issues.

"How dare you call them 'Teabaggers'! I'm sure if they had a choice they wouldn't call themselves that. What? That's the name they chose?"

No, they called themselves Tea Parties, as in the Boston Tea Party, not teabaggers, which was meme started by a news anchor or media personality. If you're going to write satire, at least get your facts straight.


"Whatever 'TV' Squad, just stop forcing me to read everything on your site ok?"

So, I write a strong opinion in a respectful manner about not wanting to see this blog descend into the political muck and the only thing you can do is act like a child? Your right, I'm not forced to read what they write, but I enjoy the blog and I'm voicing an opinion as a reader. This comments section thingy is supposed to be for that type of stuff.

October 25 2009 at 12:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eric

So there wouldn't be a problem if say, Keith Olbermann had been the recipient? Is that what this is about - the fact Beck is a conservative?

October 24 2009 at 4:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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