Friday, March 11, 2011
"Right Wing Radio Duck" is a Parody of Glenn Beck's Paranoia Machine
Pop Culture Hacker Jonathan McIntosh made this wonderful video by mixing old Walt Disney classic cartoons with audio broadcasts from The Glenn Beck Show broadcasts. Information about McIntosh's work and the response to it can be seen at his page on Rebellious Pixels.
Glenn Beck is a lot like the old snake oil salesmen. He is a highly effective communicator having honed his skills as a radio announcer in his early days. Now that Fox News has given him access to millions of viewers, he is in his prime with all his props and chalkboards. Once again, I lament that because he appears on a "News" station in prime time, his words carry greater weight. Seriously, his propaganda is dangerous and has helped to create a loyal group of cult-like followers in the USA who believe everything he says and who are extremely angry about everything and anything that the current political administration says or does. Free Speech is a wonderful Right for all people. I regret it is abused by those who are making a lot of money by making people fearful and even hateful.