glenn beck radio prank
glenn beck, a national radio host, advertised yesterday that he was going to play an abortion, live over the air.
today, he came on, and for the first two hours of his show acted all emotional about it, he and his wife are trying to adopt so there's an extremely personal connection for him.
so i'm thinking to myself, "well, i don't know if i agree with it, but it certainly makes a point, and at least for a change a radio talkshow host is going to do something really important to himself, if not to everyone else."
he's gotten literally tens of thousands of emails about this, for and against. been talking all day about how he's losing markets, etc...
then, when he cuts to "the microphones in the abortion rooms", they start playing some stupid parody of the 9/11 hearings.
not fucking funny, glenn. he used to be one of my favorite radio hosts, but after this...abortion is one of the single most emotional political topics out there, and messing with it and turning it into a joke is not a good way to go.
i think all he's really done is cheapen the whole debate, he didn't prove a point except for that he has no qualms about screwing with people to get ratings.
any way, i'm really really curious what anybody else has to say about the broadcast. if anybody else listens, please comment here, and if you haven't then listen to the audio at glennbeck.com, and tell me what you think.
: okay, so i'm starting to see where he's coming from, on my second listen through. but only a little bit. anybody that has a stance on abortion on either side really needs to listen to this. i know it's long, but it's affected me more than anything else i've heard in a while.