Former FOX ‘personality’ and obvious tearful relation to the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, Glenn Beck has decided not to personally respond or participate in an upcoming WWE event.
I think it is both revealing and denigrating when an entertainment long known for its acting, and less as a ‘sport,’ aligns themselves with you.
Glenn Beck was invited to participate in next Monday’s Raw to defend the position of two members of the WWE. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter are a wrestler and manager. Their diatribe after a Swagger victory crassly displayed an alignment with the TEA Party and its anti-immigration ideas.
Beck claimed WWE was trying to “demonize” the Tea Party with the Colter character and went on to say, “I can take it from a lot of people. I can’t take it from the stupid wrestling people.”
When I was in Salt Lake City a few years ago on business, I read an article about Mr. Beck in the Salt Lake City Tribune. The author said that Beck was nothing but a showman and had no personal beliefs. He was no more than a door to door salesman trying to make a buck. On February 11th of this year, another article was published in the Tribune unveiling Beck’s “show”, “Man in the Moon”. Beck, himself calls the show “spectacular”.
For 1250 dollars you get the gold VIP package where Beck claims he will tell you things he never could on “FOX NOISE”. This is what you’ll get for your money:
On the day of the show, you’ll get breakfast; admission to a meet-and-greet with Beck; a barbecue dinner where you can “get to know your fellow VIPs; “awesome” parking; the best seats in the house; a laminated badge “to show everyone your VIP status; and a poster “beautifully designed and signed by Glenn Beck himself.”
The most startling item on the list is admission to a Friday “Glenn unplugged” event described as “an intimate session in which Glenn will talk about things he would never talk about on air.” Wait – there are things Beck holds back from his no-holds-barred radio show? Really?
To complete this “match made in heaven” between Beck and Swagger, Swagger was arrested on the 12th for DUI, and possession of marijuana in Mississippi.
I thought we all needed a little bit of humor and escape the sad and serious news we present every day, even if only for a few minutes.
Columnist-The Guardian Express