Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Glenn Beck’s New Year’s Resolution: No One On My Show Can Mention ‘That Man’ Obama Anymore
Mediaite ^ | 1/2/13 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 01/02/2013 1:47:25 PM PST by Nachum

We’ll see how long this pledge lasts. As part of his New Year’s resolutions, conservative talk host Glenn Beck returned from the holidays with a new policy: no one can mention President Obama anymore on his show.

“Anybody who brings him up, besides me, is fired,” Beck said of the new policy. Astonished by the severity, co-host Stu Burguiere asked if staffers could get by with just mentioning that “the president said,” to which Beck said it would be evaluated on a “case-by-case basis.”

Instead choosing to refer to the president as “that man” or “that guy,” Beck explained the very loose definition of what counts as “mentioning” the president in his mind. After much back and forth with his colleagues, Beck said:

“You can allude to him. You can play Joe Biden. But I don’t want to hear the man’s voice. I don’t want to hear him. I don’t want to know about him. You want that information? Go any place else. There’s thousands of outlets, you can have all the information you want. I am not talking about that man.”

Burguiere joked that Obama is now like the villainous Harry Potter character Voldemort in that the novel’s protagonists referred to the evil wizard as “he who shall not be named.”

“Why summons that?” Beck said. “You’re just asking for trouble. Why bring that on? Don’t speak his name.”

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: becks; glenn; obama; resolution
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-54 last
To: Nachum

I wish the planet could be an Obama free zone. I don’t want to look at him. I don’t want to hear him. I don’t want to read about him. I want that nightmare to be erased from my memory.


51 posted on 01/02/2013 4:46:25 PM PST by beaversmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

I refer to him as the “flaming fairy princess,” “panty-waist,” or “candy-a**.”


52 posted on 01/02/2013 5:03:16 PM PST by Old Grumpy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Even presidents I don’t like, in the past I would at least listen to what they had to say if only to better know what they are up to.

In his case, I already know what he is up to; nothing he says sheds any new light, it only obfuscates.

Nicholas Taleb (the “Black Swan” writer) makes the remark with some frequency that he avoids the press because he knows more about what is going on the less he listens to them. I’ve come to the same conclusion about them and about O. The more you listen to either, the less you know.


53 posted on 01/02/2013 5:11:40 PM PST by marron
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #54 Removed by Moderator


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-54 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson