When the Left joins in one chorus of mockery, you know they are mad and maybe even nervous. The most recent examples include both Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. When the mainstream media and statist blogs recognize a conservative person or movement gaining popularity then they immediately go on the offensive. Make people seem right-wing, stupid, racist, and nut jobs – then no one will pay attention to them.
It’s an old trick but it often works. Glenn Beck has been the target of that negative strategy many times, and now that he is starting a school – the weaponry of baseless insults have returned. Last week Beck’s Web site announced a new university of sorts:
Beck University is a unique academic experience bringing together experts in the fields of religion, American history and economics. Through captivating lectures and interactive online discussions, these experts will explore the concepts of Faith, Hope and Charity and show you how they influence America’s past, her present and most importantly her future.
The University is going to consist of online lectures that can be seen July through September of this year. Beck has made it his mission to not only entertain but also educate, and he is using this program as a way to teach people things they don’t learn in government schools. Topics will focus on economics, history, and political science – among other things. It will be available to all those who sign up for Beck’s Insider Extreme subscription service (which is about 6-10 bucks a month).
What is the Left and MSM’s reaction? Total mockery. The Huffington Post and Mother Jones both make fake lists of classes to be offered at Beck U. CBS gives their story on the topic a condescending title: “Glenn Beck University? Yes. Glenn Beck University.”July 7th, 2010
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