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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Extreme controversy: Donald Duck versus Glenn Beck


“Only in his wildest dreams could an actual suicide bomber do as much damage to this country.” ~ Keith Olbermann ~ (Referring to political commentator Glenn Beck.)

If you’re sitting in a packed movie theater and someone yells, “Fire,” when there is no fire, that’s not exercising free speech; it’s considered dangerous and in this case, a criminal act.

Political commentators like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh clapperclaw their brand of “fire” over the airwaves on a daily basis, mesmerizing the masses and polarizing both political left and political right.

This is free speech and it is what our country is all about.

However, the video below, which surfaced October 2, appears to do a great job at discerning commentator fire, from that which is reality.

Said video, “Right Wing Radio Duck," created by Jonathan McIntosh, is a brilliant and technologically astounding remix of classic Donald Duck cartoons (circa 1930’s to 1960’s) with the fear-mongering verbal gymnastics of Glenn Beck.

As a social commentary, it hits the mark spot on. (No wonder the video has begun to go viral, chalking up over a half million hits in three days.)

IMHO, the message speaks for itself. It definitely makes me want to take that free bus ride to Washington, D.C. on October 30 and witness first-hand Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity.”

If anyone’s going, could you save me a seat?



Glenn Beck photo by David Shankbone; CC 3.0

5 comments:

BarryGillogly said...

Funny, creative and scary.

Arlee Bird said...

Pretty creative cartoon mash-up. Between the extremes lies the truth. As much as some people dislike Beck and think that he's an extremist wacko, his words do ring with some things that we should be concerned about. These are not the best of times by any means.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Paula Slade said...

Barry - Scary indeed!

Arlee Bird - I agree, these are difficult times for many and numerous issues need to be addressed.

samwise said...

This is the most I've ever heard Glenn Beck in one sitting... boy is he creepy.

Very clever mash-up!

Paula Slade said...

samwise - Yes he is, and yes it is! ;-)