Starved for Ratings?

ImageIn the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings, we as a nation have come to again realize that terrorism is not something that just happens across the sea.  The threat of terrorism, whether by foreign or domestic enemies is a reality that we must all come to terms with.

It is sad that individuals who this nation took in and granted opportunities to forge for them a better life carried out such a despicable act of violence.  The extremist ideology of two brothers determined that violence was the proper course of action. If they acted alone or had sponsorship is yet to be determined.  But their actions did not win any converts.  Any time an attack of this nature ion innocent people only epitomizes how unspeakably evil people can be. 

That two young men would jeopardize their lives to carry out such a horrific attack is disturbing. What is equally disturbing are those who would capitalize on such a tragic event for their own self aggrandizement. Those who would volley claims that our government was involved or in some way covered up events in the interest of foreign diplomacy.  And then they offer absolutely no substantive evidence to support that claim.  That is just grand standing! And that’s exactly what Glenn Beck has done.

Glenn Beck has made some outrageous claims in the past. But his recent remarks that suggest a government cover up in the Boston Bombings definitely surpass any of his previous conspiracy theories.  And, what is unbelievable is the number of people who blindly agree with Beck’s insane claims.  They believe if Glenn Beck said it, it must be true. 

Beck has offered not one shred of documented evidence to support his claim.  He has no inside sources.  He hasn’t any taped recordings, emails or memos to back him up.  He is simply going on a “hunch” that he is right.  His proof is the lack proof. The reasoning being if there is no evidence then there must be something conspiratorial behind it.

Why would Glenn Beck resort to grandstanding?  What would cause a man to fabricate a scenario that he is presenting to the American public?  Does he hate the Presidential administration that bad? Why make claims without the facts to support them?  Is he that starved for ratings that he would just make something up so people would listen to his radio program?

There is no rational explanation why Glenn Beck has said what he has bout the bombings. One can only speculate…just like he is doing.  All this has done is given the American public one more reason to tune him out and turn him off.  I know I have.


~ by Daniel Toops on April 24, 2013.

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