When I started Kick-Out!! four years ago, I was much more confrontational and pissed off than I am today. I was so sick of what we accepted as a wrestling "media," but thanks to social media, that probably has largely solved itself. And rarely does a conversation about wrestling get me riled up, because these days I just try to focus on the show, but occasionally I read something like this, in regards to the whole Glenn Beck thing.
The point is NOT whether you agree with Beck’s point of view, whether you appreciate his broadcast style, or whether you like his haircut. The point is that if we, as wrestling fans, continue to sound off in such idiotic ways, we will do nothing but prove that Glenn Beck was right after all.
Now, I don't disagree that wrestling fans often embarrass themselves when allowed out in the harsh light of day, emerging from the sewers to grab a $450 replica title belt when they should be paying rent, but I just can't allow a statement like "Glenn Beck was right" to slide... and not just about wrestling, about anything. Glenn Beck is never right!
Now, my comment on the story may be deleted, so here it is in its entirety:
You seem to go into this with a bias that profanity-laced tirades are somehow automatically less intelligent, and I have to take issue with that. I'll take George Carlin's "Seven Dirty Words" over any 7,000 that Glenn Beck has ever written or spoken.
Profane language is sometimes all a target deserves, and Glenn Beck is one of said targets, because he's a fucking idiot that is the intellectual equal of a monkey flinging its own shit.
JR may have meant he hadn't heard Beck's name since he left Fox, considering his propensity for flipping things in his mind, I wouldn't be surprised if that's what he was thinking. And since leaving, excuse me, getting his ass fired, from Fox, he has been largely irrelevant. His value is drastically overstated by the conservative entertainment complex, which is an incestuous ecosystem of narrative creation. Glenn Beck is popular because the conservative media says he is. Who's in the conservative media? Glenn Beck.
The stuff Zeb Colter said during last night's debate segment was more intelligent, thought-out and nuanced than anything Glenn Beck has ever argued. For Beck to somehow talk about "stupid wrestling people," when he, a glorified morning zoo disc jockey, relies entirely on the stupidity of his paranoid and dimwitted legion of angry get-off-my-lawners, is pretty fucking rich, if you'll pardon my French.
To claim that wrestling fans are the problem when using harsh language toward Beck or simply not giving a shit about him, is silly. Glenn Beck does not deserve well thought-out responses (although Zeb's out-of-character response was awesome) because he's not a serious person. At best, he's a complete charlatan who cons dipshits out of their money (at least wrestling is honest about the con), at worst he's a googly-eye sociopath. Let's run down some of Glenn Beck's greatest hits, shall we?
-He's a global warming denier who uses his position of "authority" (that's a sad reality) to promote the destruction of the planet.
-He once joked about poisoning then-Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
-He "hates" the families of 9/11 victims. Yes, he actually said that.
-He once called the sitting President of the United States a "racist" with a "deep-seated hatred of white people."
And that's just scratching the surface... here's the Top 50 worst things he ever said, just on Fox News.
Yet this guy's going to call other people stupid? He makes a living off selling stupid to stupid. So I don't really give a shit if JR has never even heard of the guy, he's not worthy of being heard of. Sometimes you just gotta take a cue from The Iron Sheik and say "Glenn Beck you are dumbest motherfucker in the world."