Monday, June 14, 2010

Beck rants against evils of World Cup

IT MUST HAVE BEEN a slow news week for Glenn Beck, the Fox court jester. He has now ranted against the World Cup. Beck, who has made Professor Backward seem lucid in contrast, is telling his eager fans that soccer is evil, that it has been "jammed down the throats" of unsuspecting Americans by international conspirators who don't have our honorable best interests at heart. Here's his spin:"
"It doesn't matter how you sell it to us. It doesn't matter how many celebrities you get. It doesn't matter how many bars open early (He could probably name some.) . It doesn't matter how many beer commercials they run. We don't want the World Cup. We don't like the World Cup. We don't like soccer. We want nothing to do with it..."
There are two problems with Beck's babble. (1)As Media Matters points out, 120 million Americans "did enjoy" the World Cup on TV in 2006. (2)His company has its own soccer outlet: Fox Soccer Channel. I'll leave it at that and simply give him a Grumpy Abe Linguistic Lunacy (GALL) Award.


Reagan84 said...

Let me guess.....if you dislike soccer then you are a racist teabagger, huh?

NPR has an article today essentially saying just that.

:sigh:: And taxpayers are paying for this garbage.

Anonymous said...

I've seen a number of Reagan84's comments at the ABJ.If I had to put money on it, I'd say Teabagger. And I don't even like soccer.

Mencken said...

A few years back a local conservative blogged that Angel Cabrera's close win at the US Open was a snooze and asked why Americans should care about the tournament.

This in spite of the fact that final round ratings were up 36% over the previous year and that a majority of ESPN viewers thought it was one of the best Opens ever.

So what caused this blogger's ennui? Cabrera is from Argentina. Shocking.