Beck Rejects 'South Park' Criticism about Questioning Government Officials
Fox News' Glenn Beck isn't catching a break anywhere - from "Saturday Night Live," The New Yorker, Al Gore's Current TV and Comedy Central's "South Park." They have all taken shots at the popular TV host.
On his Nov. 16 program, Beck responded to the "South Park" interpretation of him - that he wasn't making accusations, but phrasing them in the form of a question. The show's character Eric Cartman played a spoof of Beck in which he railed against his school's president, Wendy Testaburger. Beck maintained he wasn't making the "accusations" in the form of a question - but playing the words of the "accused" themselves.
"Have we gotten to a place you can't ask questions?" Beck asked. "What were my crazy accusations or questions? Well, the accusation was that Van Jones was a communist revolutionary," Beck said. "I didn't describe him that way. In his own words he described himself that way. He was a 9/11 Truther. He was forced to step down. Was it that the administration was using NEA as a propaganda arm for the administration? That was a question. We played tapes of the call with Yosi Sargent and Yosi Sargent had to step down."
In addition to the Van Jones and NEA stories, Beck went through several other storylines his show broke open in its nearly 11-month history - former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn expressing her admiration for Mao Tse Tung, ACORN corruption and the sway the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has over the Obama administration.
"How about this crazy accusation, was it that Anita Dunn was a left-wing nut job?" Beck said. "We played the tapes of her preaching the virtues of Mao to a bunch of high school students. Yeah, she just stepped down a few days ago. How about this, maybe it was a crazy accusation that ACORN was deeply corrupt? I know that was crazy, huh? We played the tapes of them trying to help underaged prostitutes come into this country illegally. They fired the employee and lost their federal funding. Or was it that Andy Stern of SEIU has undue influence in this administration? Well, the visitor logs now show that he has visited the White House more than anyone else that we know of since Obama took office."
In the episode of "South Park" about Beck, the character Eric Cartman "asks" if Wendy is a "slut," which is meant to be an analogy to Glenn Beck questioning those harboring anti-American ideals inside the Obama White House. According to Beck, sometimes the questions he asks turn out to be true."To complete the ‘South Park' analogy, here in the real world, all of those Wendys really were sluts," Beck continued. "In fact, most of them called themselves sluts. They spoke about it - the benefits of slutdom on tape and then they were caught being slutty over and over again and we put them on television saying that. It is just that no one wants to believe that their representatives are ‘sluts,' even when they say it themselves. But America, no matter what The New Yorker says, sometimes our politicians really are ‘sluts.'"