Over the last several weeks, no one has been the target of the left-wing media and blogosphere more than Fox News host Glenn Beck, even more so than his radio host counterpart Rush Limbaugh.
Although conservatives have decried the daily ad hominem attacks, some voices on the left are starting to realize that's not an effective strategy for championing their cause, especially when it comes to the hot-button issue of the day, health care.
And that is really starting to bother Air America host Lionel - that is the daily repetitive nature of attacking Glenn Beck and/or Rush Limbaugh by giving a litany of complaints about what they said, as he laid out in a nearly three-minute tirade on his September 14 Air America radio show.
"And let me tell you something right now my friends - to all of my friends listening, to all of those individuals who are in the world of either left, progressive, liberal or counter-programming, blogging and the like - damn it, stop giving me a transcript every single day of what Rush Limbaugh and/or Glenn Beck say," Lionel said. "Why are you doing this? Don't you understand this is a work? He is laughing his way to the bank."
And, according to Air America host, Beck isn't really in it for the best interest of the country, but instead his own self-interest, which is a testament to him after his problems earlier in life.
"He doesn't give a damn about 9/12, health care - it's a shtick," Lionel continued. "It's a work and you keep falling for it every single day. I can't believe it."
Lionel compared Beck pleas for values, principles, the Constitution, etc. are similar to late-1970s and early-1980s wrestling matches between Sgt. Slaughter and the Iron Sheik.
"Quit giving me a daily transcript of what Glenn Beck says every day," Lionel continued. "Somebody said to me the other day, ‘Do you listen to Glenn Beck?' I said, "No, I don't have to. I'll go on, name it - the Daily address - whatever. I'll read word-for-word what he says. What is the matter with you people? He doesn't care! He's a clown! He's a millionaire!"
He continued with his sarcastic criticism of his own side - that using the method of Twitter and blogging really isn't putting a dent in the obstacles liberals have to overcome cause by the message Beck is offering to his listeners and viewers.
"And do you know who makes him a millionaire?" Lionel said. "You do you insufferable putzes, schmucks, who every single day, word-for-word, give me a verbatim account of what he says. And you're so snarky in your self-righteousness. ‘Haha - I show him, look I'm tweeting! I'll show him! I got two pennies to rub together; he wipes his ass with $100-bills. But I'm tweeting! Hahaha."
"Jesus Christ folks, get with the program," he continued. "Do you really want to win? Do you want to fight back? Do you really want to cause health care reform to happen? Quit giving me a daily summary of what he says."