And you are NOT a private citizen. You are a public person. And as a public person, you are a target for everything and anything from everyone: not that it’s right or ethical or even civil. The attacks on Beck by the left are none of those things.
The left is afraid of Beck, just like they are of Sarah Palin, else there would be no attention paid to either of them.
Like him or not, seriously, look what Beck’s accomplished. He’s been instrumental in bringing down ACORN. He exposed Van Jones and brought about his resignation. He’s exposed rampant socialists and socialism in the Obama administration. And probably the most important thing he’s done: he brought together an entire segment of this country who felt left out and ignored and empowered them – the 9/12er’s.
But just like Palin, the left can’t argue Beck’s points so they attack him, personally. They can’t stand his base of supporters or his popularity so they’re doing an Alinsky: target, freeze, ridicule and then keep up the pressure. How much does it matter to anyone the circumstances of his mother’s death? And when is a public person’s life his own? They can’t attack him for being an alcoholic, he’s made that part of his life totally public.
But his mother’s death? I mean com’on. How does it benefit anyone to know this? And why does it matter to anyone?
Just like right-to-lifer’s who bomb abortion clinics, the left does nothing to further their cause by beating this drum; if anything, it hurts their cause. People have sympathy for someone who’s personal and private life is put under the microscope by others who are anything but well meaning. This does nothing but increase Beck’s ratings and make him a more likable and sympathetic figure.
Like Beck says: if the left (including the media) has an issue with the investigations that he’s been doing, if they can refute the things he’s uncovered, then get to work and do so. Otherwise, shut your pie hole and leave his personal life to him.
Or not. But continue these attacks at the risk of discrediting yourselves because regarding Glenn’s personal life, we don’t care.
October 7th, 2009 at 3:28 AM
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