Glenn Beck’s ‘Jump the Shark’ Moment?

16 May

Glenn Beck inspired the 9/12 Project which culminated on 9/12/2009, which was an amazing event drawing thousands and thousands from across the country to Washington, DC and helped to leverage people’s outrage over an out-of-control Federal Government into action.

9/12, along with the Tea Parties, were the precursor to the 2010 electoral bloodbath that flipped the House of Representatives, many Statehouses and Governorships and narrowed the gap in the Senate.

Good on Glenn.

828 was another Glenn Beck event that was held on August 28 of last year in Washington, DC and was less political and more spiritual in nature. It wasn’t for everybody, but it fulfilled a need and struck a tone. Again, thousands and thousands gathered.

Tonight Glenn has announced his next big event. In Jerusalem.

It’s not that I don’t support Israel and its right to survive as a nation, but a trip half way across the world to do what, exactly? Stare down the Palestinians? Although I admire Mr. Beck’s desire to stand arm in arm against a loathesome enemy, I’m not sure I get the point.

Unfortunately, like all cults of personality, they usually end up like this.

The Tea Party movement, which is not personality based, nor spiritually based, presses on to do the important work.

Glenn Beck has officially wandered off into the wilderness. Not that I don’t support Israel, but P. T. Barnum is Mr. Beck’s role model on this.

And maybe ‘Jump the Shark’ is an old fashioned phrase that should be replaced with ‘Newt-ered’. But that’s a different story about a different cult of personality.


Posted by on May 16, 2011 in politics


5 responses to “Glenn Beck’s ‘Jump the Shark’ Moment?

  1. nooneofanyimport

    May 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I’m right there with you Mr. Saddleburr. I like Glenn Beck. I really do. Yeah, he gets off on tangents sometimes. But this time, I was like:



    Really? Well have fun there, mate, because I’ve got other fish to fry.

  2. P. Henry Saddleburr

    May 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I’m holding out for the Tehran Love-In.

  3. Saddlesore

    May 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Glenn Beck’s message has always included a certain undertone of him searching for personal redemption. Given some of his past personal problems, I think that is his motive for going to Jerusalem. It is certainly not to enjoy the “Arab spring”.

  4. Dave Morrison

    May 18, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I would politely disagree with the last few comments.
    Even though Mr. Beck is a bit misguided due to his mormonism, he is still a genuinely good person and citizen of our country.
    I believe his point is to bring awareness to the country
    of the extremist idiots who want to wipe Isreal off the face of the earth. This can not and will not ever happen according to the scriptures, but we sometimes need to defend, what is right, for the good of everyone.

  5. Ted Gasmen

    July 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

    In my opinion he jumped the shark with that Al Sharpton “heart-to-heart” about 8 mos to a year ago. I watched his show 3-4 times a week before that. After, maybe once every two weeks. Having said that I still like him and think he’s far more right than wrong.


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