Quite simply, at a time when conservatives find themselves so far out of power that all they can hope to do is stand athwart the Obama administrationâ€™s attempt to remake America yelling â€œstop,â€ no one has been more effective. â€œWhat I find striking is that if Beck were of the Left, taking down (or helping to take down) Bush appointeesâ€”with the same bombast and successâ€”he would be hailed as the living reincarnation of the great Muckrakers of yore,â€ Jonah Goldberg rightly observes. â€œHeâ€™d be the working manâ€™s I. F. Stone, the TV heir to Michael Moore (which is a good thing to the Left). If he explored the roots and idea animating conservatism the way he has with progressivism, he would be a vital service to the education of the nation.â€
As another conservative friend of mine says, â€œWhy should we play by the rules laid down by NBC or the New York Times, anyway? Whereâ€™s their distress about the incivility at MSNBC or the Huffington Post?â€ The Left has what most sensible souls would call more than its fair share of over-the-top typesâ€”and one of them was just elected to the Senate from Minnesota.
I admit to being unsure what to think about him but he gets results and upsets the right people.