Glenn Beck Declares War on ‘Glee’
Glenn Beck competence have forsaken off some people’s radar with his depart from Fox News, though cable’s many famous crier hasn’t left away.
He stays on a radio, with a uninformed multimillion-dollar contract, his TV uncover front on his possess online network, that has 300,000 subscribers, and he’s formulation a large joining in (where else?) Texas, where for 3 days he and some 40,000 ticketholders (it’s already sole out) will work on “Restoring Love.” Really.
You see, Glenn Beck has a plan. A devise to make himself a “conservative Dick Clark.” A devise to clean out magnanimous values, including a acceptance of difference, multiculturalism. And he’s starting with “Glee.”
“Glee” has been on TV for 3 years, and in that time it’s caused lots and lots of regressive commentators to have a conniption.
Bill O’Reilly and Gretchen Carlson have pronounced that “Glee” competence make “dopey kids” want to go transgender. Brent Bozell thinks “Glee” is glorifying “sexual immorality” and argued, “They are not celebrating diversity. They are intimidating dissidents.” Paul Wilson during NewsBusters (a Web site that claims it is “exposing and combating magnanimous media bias”) wrote that “Glee” “serves adult Bible mockery” and “gay propaganda.”
In a suggestion of investigate (and since a right-wingers make it sound so tempting), we sat down to watch some “Glee.” we don’t know what we was awaiting — what could’ve freaked Beck and other worried commentators out so much—perhaps a low-pitched delivery of a Internationale? Teenage girls behaving in pasties? Lectures on a significance of concept healthcare?
There was nothing of that. Instead, there were Whitney Houston numbers, knee socks, cheerleader uniforms, and tributary locker decoration. The part we watched revolved around a quarrel between a integrate of happy high propagandize students and featured a cheating with a third happy child who complimented a initial on his hippo-head badge (trust me, we had to see it), though it also featured a immature Christian child struggling with his captivate to a lady and what it meant for his joining to his faith. The joviality bar manager also appears to be marrying a lady who wants to wait to have sex until their marriage night. Granted, a Christian boy’s crony did tell him he could have sex and still be a good Christian, though it unequivocally didn’t seem that horrifying.
I theory Beck might’ve seen a opposite episode? we watched a bit more, and saw teachers lecturing immature girls about creation jokes about domestic violence, a Whoopi Goldberg cameo, a child cramming for his embankment final. There was a famous part progressing this year in that a transgender impression achieved a disco strain “Boogie Shoes” in some seriously considerable china platforms; a actor, a immature African-American guest star who won his mark on a uncover on Oxygen’s existence module “The Glee Project,” told a Web site Queerty that he was now bullied reduction after his “Glee Project” fame. The horror!
But Beck isn’t only frightened by “Glee”—he’s also inspired. “Absolutely brilliant,” he told Buzzfeed. “Now can’t we do that while carrying a onslaught and a things that are in genuine life, a good and a bad, though have it not applaud high propagandize kids hooking up? The answer is yes. That’s a goal.”
To that end, Beck is operative on a new project, formulating song and cocktail enlightenment that espouses his possess values. He calls it his “Oedipus project” (apparently murdering your father and carrying sex with your mom are new regressive family values). He explains a pretension as a joke, because, “the left will be creation out with me… and they’ll have no idea. Somebody will say, ‘Do we know that’s…?’ and they’ll say, ‘Oh we don’t care, we only unequivocally like a music.’”