The article goes on to mention that Glenn Beck has lost half his audience in the past few months, and the author mentions that they had been turned off because Beck has insulted the "birthers."
Beck has alienated me because of his treatment of Americans who are troubled by Obama’s continual refusal to release many documents, including his school records (from kindergarten through Harvard Law School), passports, medical reports, and original long-form birth certificate.The author believes Obama's failure to indulge the birthers is due to a cover up that seems to have started when he was born, when his parents made a false birth announcement in a Hawaiian newspaper knowing that one day their Kenyan-born child would be president.
I had a good laugh at the next couple of paragraphs:
Glenn Beck has every right not to join the ranks of the skeptical. What skeptical Americans do not appreciate, however, is that he threw in his lot with our political enemies who make fun of us.I thought it was funny that a Ph. D. would be a "birther," and on top of that, I thought it was funny that they would take offense to the term "birther." Weren't people like the "birthers" the ones who coined the term "truther" to refer to people who questioned the governments involvement in the terrorist attacks on September 11th?
On Jan. 4, 2010, Beck used the derisive word “birthers” to refer to those who question why Obama continues to refuse to release his long-form birth certificate. Even worse, Beck calls us stupid, referring to the ”birther thing” as ”the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”
I have a Ph.D., was a tenured Full Professor, and am the sole author of four scholarly books and the co-author of another six. So I am secure in my intelligence credentials and not in the least intimidated by Beck’s or RedState’s or anyone’s mockery. Nor should others who do not have university degrees be intimidated. Your intelligence is not certified by diplomas. Actually, the stupid are those who mock us because they don’t even have the elementary common sense to know that a person lies and conceals only because he has something to hide because the truth is damaging.
I don't know about you, but this all seems stupid to me, and I feel sorry for the author of the article. I do agree with one thing they wrote - Glenn Beck makes a "poor teacher." The author claimed Beck "rambled," and "wandered off topic," which is all true . They state that they left watching Beck's program with nothing new other then a bunch of unrelated names.
It is interesting to see that even the fringe are abandoning Glenn Beck. Don't be fooled - Beck still has a good following, but the far-right is becoming even more fractious...