It is a truly exciting time for Glenn Beck. After trolling away on CNN Headline News, Glenn Beck finally received the call that all right wing shills dream of. Glenn Beck has signed a deal with the Fox News Channel.
For a Republican mouthpiece like Beck, it's like being promoted from AAA to the Big Leagues. Or since we're talking about Fox News, I guess it's more like joining an organized crime syndicate.
Among Republicans, Glenn Beck is now a made man. Take a look.
To quote Ray Liotta in Goodfellas.
"See, it's the highest honor they can give you. It means you belong to a family and crew. It means that nobody can f*ck around with you. It also means you could f*ck around with anybody just as long as they aren't also a member. It's like a license to steal. It's a license to do anything."
Glenn Beck is now part of the Fox Family, and the Murdoch Crew. He now answers only to the Foxfather, Don Rupert, and his consigliere, Roger Ailes. He becomes a capo along with Sean "The Hammer" Hannity, Bill "The Loofah" O'Reilly and Steve "Loosey" Doocy.
And don't think he isn't ready. He is. He's proven his ruthlessness time and time again.
Who can forget his calling Hillary Clinton a "stereotypical bitch"? His hit on the families of 9-11 victims? Or the time he asked Congressman Keith Ellison, America's first ever Muslim congressman to "prove to me that you are not working with our enemies"?
Glenn Beck has served the Republicans well, and so now, he gets the ultimate reward, his own show on the network that respects "fair and balanced" reporting the same way the actual Mafia respects the "law".
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