Sunday, May 15, 2011

Beck's bulimia complex

I almost feel stupid for writing about this. But I did, so there you go.

Last week, Glenn Beck derided Meghan McCain for doing a skin-cancer awareness ad where she appears to be nude — in the sense that high school girls are nude in their senior portraits, because the ad shows her only from the shoulders up. I’ll bet the porn they allegedly found in Osama bin Laden’s compound was more revealing. He expressed this by making vomiting noises.


This commentary affirms Beck’s occasional insistence that he is nothing more than a “rodeo clown.” We’re long used to conservative commentators puffing themselves up as God’s gift to God until they get busted for saying something horrible, upon which they flip into jes-kiddin’ entertainer mode.

Oh, Glenn, you kid...

• Expressing disgust at a cancer-awareness campaign...
• Because it shows skin to highlight skin cancer...
• Skin belonging to actresses and female celebrities of various body types...
• With all naughty bits well concealed...
• With Glenn Beck, noted beauty and fitness expert...
• Calling out one of the least-revealing women...
• For being fat and repulsive...
• When she’s not even fat...
• Or repulsive...
• And expressing that disgust with pretend vomiting...
• Which isn’t the classiest thing to do even if it was true...
• Which, again, it isn’t...
• And in any case is hardly befitting of someone who lays some claim to “enlightenment”...
• A claim that itself makes me want to vomit.

For the record, I like Meghan McCain. She’s high on the list of people I want to meet. She’s smart, witty and yes, attractive. I don’t agree with everything she says, or even a lot of it, but she is clearly not cast in the same mold as the wretched leadership of today’s Republican Party.

The fact that Glenn Beck is riding out his lame-duck status on dumb fluff like this gives me hope that the Meghan McCains are the future of U.S. conservatism.

In the meantime, ladies, remember that you’re beautiful just the way you are. And all of you look better than Beck. Inside and out.

1 comment:

venessalewis said...

I had heard abou this in passing, but thanks for linking Meghan's rebuke....I have a whole new respect for her now. Also...love all the points you made as well. It's so endearing to see the Republicans cannibalize themsleves when they are devoid of any leadership. Meghan steps out with a few bold, innovative moves and the idiots try to brand her with a scarlet letter at their own peril.