CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR JOKE OF THE ONLINE WORLD
Posted by zeakster on September 24, 2009
PETA is going to go berzerk…
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck was trying to illustrate a point on his TV show yesterday, but it really didn’t work out — for his point or for the poor little prop.
Beck was trying to explain that the size of President Obama’s programs are so massive and coming so fast that it’s too much for the American people to handle. And the American people are fighting back.
How best to demonstrate this? Frogs.
Beck likened the conservative uproar to Obama’s initiatives to frogs who are thrown into boiling water. The experience is so shocking that the frogs jump out. It’s too much, too fast, he says. And the frogs (conservatives) ain’t takin’ it.
If the water was cooler, he says, and it gradually heats up to a boil, the frogs would be toast because they wouldn’t know what’s going on.
So we get the analogy. It doesn’t quite work, but we know where he’s going.
The problem is, his experiment failed.
Beck had a pot of boiling water on his stage as well as a container of cute, little, jumpy frogs. He appeared to grab an unlucky one to begin the lesson.
“Barack Obama has galvanized the country because of the sheer size of the bills he has proposed and the number of bills and the urgency that he’s placing on the bill,” he said.
“He has forced us to think and get involved,” he continued. “We have not, like John McCain, been boiled slowly. We have been tossed quickly into boiling water… and what happens when you throw them in, when you throw them in, frogs into boiling water?”
Like Julia Child flicking in some paprika onto a delightful omelette, Beck tossed the little frog into the water.
The problem is, the frog stayed put.
“OK, forget the frog,” he says. “I swear I thought they’d jump right out.”
So, did we witness the senseless murder of an innocent frog? We don’t know. We never saw the actual frog enter the water.
And at the end of the segment he said, “Forget about the Republicans, because most of them are fake. Forget about the Democrats, because most of them are fake.”
The Huffington Post writes that he concluded the segment by saying, “And forget about the frog, because it was fake!” (But that’s not on the video. So who knows?)
Regardless, he’s upset a lot of people. One writer over at Little Green Footballs writes, “But even if it was a stunt, and no frog was killed … this is still amazingly sick. This show airs at a time in the early afternoon when children are watching.”
Children are watching Glenn Beck? Where?
Regardless, it’s doubtful that the controversy has much [frog] legs. Maybe the Philadelphia Eagles will offer him a contract…
wow a youtube journalist no wait thats not journalism a drive by shooting what a joke watch the damn show or at least make a phone call you morons