Glenn Beck set his sights on a new target on his Thursday show: “Glee.”
Speaking before a live studio audience, Beck said that “our whole culture is set up right now for you and the values we grew up with to lose.” He used “Glee” as an example.
“I’ve watched it in stunned horror combined with a sense of admiring awe,” he said. “It is a brilliant brilliant show…but it is a horror show…everybody in here is somebody your kids would want to be like, except everyone is sleeping with everyone else, it’s all about self-gratification…it’s a nightmare.”
However, he said the skill with which the show was made meant that “there is no way to beat this.
Is Glenn Beck nuts? Glee is probably one of the most redeeming show there is about young people. Is Beck naive? He admits to watching 2 of the shows. He needs to watch more before commenting. In the first place, all the Glee kids aren’t beautiful. They are talented. Each person represents a demographic of typical high school. Is there hyberpole? Yes. Perhaps the most exaggerated character is Sue Sylvester who is just meaner than a rattle snake. We have all worked with such people–the person at work who is always trying to ‘get’ someone.
I have never watched Glee that it didn’t teach a strong lesson. We aren’t going to learn lessons in shows like Pollyanna. Glee is contemporary and explores current topics. Beck really needs to get a life. There is so much worse on TV that has half the talent. He would bitch and cry if it starred Mother Teresa.