Skip to comments.Glenn Beck is irresponsible in his leadership
Posted on 02/18/2010 3:48:06 PM PST by jenk
Glenn Beck, the latest phenom of the Conservative Movement, jumps the shark nearly every week.
I have not been a fan of his. That said, I believe he is putting the movement in jeopardy.
You could spend a whole day surfing youtube for his latest outlandish behavior, but I do not fault him for that. In the entertainment industry, it is necessary to put on some sort of showmanship. I dont personally like his brand, but I would not bicker over personal taste.
The problem I see is that he is not uplifting. He is more libertarian than conservative, but his message always seems to end up with the viewer or listener commiserating with him. As if he has accepted being the shepard and just aims to console rather than inspire.
It is not a good path for someone who commands as great an audience as he has.
Beck should lead like a parent, allowing his audience to understand that while exposing what the administration is doing, he encourages them to want to do something about it. He does not do that, instead, he nurtures inaction. Sitting around and learning bad things then mourning for their country will drive people to drink and continue to want to commiserate with others who do the same and cycle continues. The only stimulating thing Beck has done has to do with driving people toward Ron Paul, which is just disgraceful, especially since the Paul followers are isolationists and security-challenged.
I take serious offense with his continuous drive toward a third party. That idea is reprehensible and he should know better, and has been pulled by the ear by many conservatives because of it. Yet, he continues. He seems able enough to repeat quotes from serious scholars and thinkers without telling his audience who said it first, but he hasnt an inkling how to listen to the message these thinkers give.
Many have wondered if he is just in it for himself. There is nothing wrong with being a capitalist, but to steal and put up fronts is no way to lead. The worst kind of capitalist is one who does not govern himself first. Perhaps that is why he doesnt inspire his viewers and listeners. He doesnt know how.
Look, I know he has had a past that included drugs and alcohol, and I do not fault him for that. People in glass houses and so on, but his direction is no longer humorous.
Being in management myself, I have always employed the idea of hiring your replacement, then staying one step ahead of them. It encourages healthy competition and drives the best to the top. Sarah Palin was just hired by Fox. If she is given any kind of freedom there, Beck is toast.
I watched the Constitution Town Hall that Hillsdale College gave a while back, and Dr. Larry Arnn said that in order to move the country to where it needs to go, which is toward the Constitution and the Founding, it is going to take a lot of thinking. Mr. Beck needs to start doing that.
heee haw ...
Your TV come with a channel change button?
What the country needs now is a nation of Constitutionalists and believers in a free Republic.
Beck has his place at the table...one of many.
This is the first I’ve heard that he has any leadership role.
tampon, I don’t watch him, he’s harmful and a bad leader
he does, do you go to your local party meetings?
Beck is, possibly, a leader on his broadcast production team.
He is an entertainer, a media guy. Anyone who thinks of him
as their "leader" is, to quote Rahm Emanuel, an effing retard.
Don’t let the guilty consciences here drag you down.
What exactly is he the leader of? I didn’t know he was a leader of anything.
watch it, professor is a racist term, and I don’t watch him, I see the effects
Beck keeps saying he dose not have any and does not want any.
keep em stirred up Glenn your doing a great job and God Bless ya.
i finally discovered what his much touted ‘plan’ is - suicide
So...you don't have a clue what he says or does. Yet you opine. Hey, you have that right. And Beck would be the first to defend your right to spout opinions which are based on cluelessness.
You should probably know that he's a talking head on television - not a leader.
Please turn off your television and read a book.
some people are thrust into leadership roles whether they want it or not, if he doesn’t see what the effects of his rantings and not-very-well-thought-out conclusions are doing to his followers, then it is worse than maybe I expected