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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by LimeLight View Post
    It's funny how someone who follows the master of accusation, generalization, and conspiracy demand any sort of "intellectually sound, logically valid argument" from anybody.

    Especially when you make the wild accusation (which is totally demanding an "intellectually sound, logically valid argument") that anybody who might happen to dislike or not agree with Beck are "Leftists trying to pawn themselves off as Moderate, Centrist, Main-stream independents."

    You should seek to educate yourselves on other points of view other then yourself. You clearly lack that knowledge.
    There's no doubt that people are gullible. If people like Hitler, Kim Jung-il, and Jim Jones* can convince masses to believe their "shtick," than it's easy for someone like Beck to convince loyal viewers of a lot, especially considering he's a media figure. It's easy to feed the mind when a seed has been planted, and from what I have seen, Beck is a master of contorting a happening to suit it the way he sees fit.

    * In no way shape or form I am saying that Glenn is as rotten as the three that I mentioned. All I'm saying is that he uses the same techniques to manipulate people.
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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    There's no doubt that people are gullible. If people like Hitler, Kim Jung-il, and Jim Jones* can convince masses to believe their "shtick," than it's easy for someone like Beck to convince loyal viewers of a lot, especially considering he's a media figure. It's easy to feed the mind when a seed has been planted, and from what I have seen, Beck is a master of contorting a happening to suit it the way he sees fit.

    * In no way shape or form I am saying that Glenn is as rotten as the three that I mentioned. All I'm saying is that he uses the same techniques to manipulate people.
    What Beck does is he starts with a known fact, then he starts extrapolating in the the outrageous, then he "makes jokes" based on that. What his true believers take away is the joke, seeing it as real, all the while having plausible reliability that Beck did not really mean it. Rush is better at it, but Beck is pretty good.
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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    What Beck does is he starts with a known fact, then he starts extrapolating in the the outrageous, then he "makes jokes" based on that. What his true believers take away is the joke, seeing it as real, all the while having plausible reliability that Beck did not really mean it. Rush is better at it, but Beck is pretty good.
    Example, please.


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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

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    That was by far his greatest and funniest episode yet. Sadly for him Colbert beat him at it.

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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    That was by far his greatest and funniest episode yet. Sadly for him Colbert beat him at it.
    But it proves the point, he puts his message in this form which gives him plausible deniability yet the message he wants is still communicated. In this case it is "democrats will destroy the economy"

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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    But it proves the point, he puts his message in this form which gives him plausible deniability yet the message he wants is still communicated. In this case it is "democrats will destroy the economy"
    The man gets his ratings and does a fine job. He's quite the artist in his trade if you ask me.

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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by LimeLight View Post
    He's quite the artist in his trade if you ask me.
    Oh, I completely agree, he is a very skilled con man and propagandist.

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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    But it proves the point, he puts his message in this form which gives him plausible deniability yet the message he wants is still communicated. In this case it is "democrats will destroy the economy"
    Yeah I know, but I still found the episode so funny. If he didn't exaggerate everything so much I doubt people would dismiss a lot of what he says so quickly.

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    Re: Glenn Beck launches online University

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Oh, I completely agree, he is a very skilled con man and propagandist.
    You know who else was a skilled propagandist?

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