Beck Watch: Mindless, Incoherent, Pathetic


I thought Glenn Beck was finally starting to make sense when he told Katie Couric today that John McCain “would have been worse for the country than Barack Obama.” Needless to say, some on the right weren’t as pleased as I was. Conservative radio host Mark Levin said the claim was “mindless” and “incoherent.” He added, “It may be entertaining, but from my perspective, it’s not. It’s pathetic.”

MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough joined the right-wing anger. “You cannot preach hatred. You cannot say the president is racist,” he said. Are conservatives finally getting sick of Glenn Beck?

Here’s a list of who’s still advertising on the Glenn Beck Program:

Rosland Capital

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers

News Corp. (The Wall Street Journal)

Superior Gold Group

Loan Modification help line 800-917-8549

Lear Capital

Liberty Medical

Citrix (GoToMeeting)

Goldline International, Inc.

ExtenZe

IRSTaxAgreements.com

Clarity Media Group (The Weekly Standard)

American Coalition Against Nuclear Iran, Inc.

Carbonite

Roche Diagnostics (Accu-Chek Aviva)

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