Thursday, October 14, 2010

Which of these two do liberals hate more, and why?

Glenn Beck 


Sarah Palin

I have said many times that liberals really seem to hate both of these people, but they vehemently deny it.

Yet, I have seen some really nasty things said about both of these people, on Gather, and elsewhere on sites all over the Internet.

There is almost as much hatred for these two as there was for President Bush for eight long years.

This is a chance for liberals to tell why they there is so much hate speech aimed at Beck and Palin. It is also a chance for them to explain why what they feel for them is NOT hatred.

I would also like conservatives to give their thoughts on what they make of the hatred aimed at these two, who at the moment, seem more popular that big name celebrities.

To test this, I put in keywords and these are the five top google search words/phrases for Beck and Palin:

  1. sarah palin 
  2. glenn beck 
  3. conservative 
  4. glen beck 
  5. nailin palin  
#4 is an obvious misspelling of his name, showing me that most people are not familiar enough with what Glenn Beck to even get his name right, or they're just stupid.  

The #5 search results seem to prove that hatred for Palin is directed more at the fact that she is a woman. 

Here are two examples of opposite sides of the issue.  

Joe Klein:  

“On the Chris Mathews Show Sunday, I said that some of the right-wing infotainment gasbags — people like Glenn Beck etc. — were nudging up close to the edge of sedition. This has caused a bit of a self-righteous ruckus on the right. Let me be clear: dissent isn't sedition. Questioning an Administration's policies isn't sedition. But questioning an Administration's legitimacy in a manner intended to undermine or overthrow it certainly is.”  

“It's not illegal—unless actions are taken to overthrow the government in question—but it is disgraceful and the precise opposite of patriotism in a democracy”. 

NewsBusters' Jeff Poor:  

“Liberals are all too often eager to charge conservative personalities of using hyperbole to gain a political advantage, especially when it contradicts their world view - whether it's suggesting the Obama administration is taking the country down the path of socialism, fascism or any other –ism. However, it could be argued there's a different set of standards for those same people when they want to make strong charges.”  

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