Jon Stewart doing an 8 minute impersonation of Glenn Beck

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  1. Left Cross
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    This warped logic definitely is NOT restricted to television. In fact, it too often passes for argumentation.

    But I think no amount of arrogant liberal exceptionalism is going to repair the damage that’s been done by the actually existing powers-that-be (which is much less a group of people than it is a set of institutions that we assent to and privileges a group that fulfills its roles).

  2. Posted November 7, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    If you’re saying that the problem isn’t really Glenn Beck, I’d agree with that. He gives us a convenient place to focus our anger, but he’s just one man playing his part in this big American tragedy. Still, though, I can appreciate Stewart pointing out what a buffoon he is… It was kind of like Chaplin in The Great Dictator.

  3. dragon
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    “Purity of Essence”

    I’ve got a very good idea what the recall code is and I have to get in touch with SAC headquarters immediately…May I tell you that I have a very, very good idea, I think, I hope, I pray, what the recall code is. It’s some sort of recurrent theme he kept repeating. It’s a variation on Peace on Earth or Purity of Essence. EOP. OPE. It’s one of those…Don’t you know that General Ripper went as mad as a bloody March Hare and sent the whole Wing to attack the Soviets? Don’t you know that?

  4. Jim
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    I love this. Beck’s persona is so overblown that Stewart’s impersonation is unmistakable, even though Stewart doesn’t even try to imitate Beck’s voice or appearance.

  5. West Cross
    Posted November 9, 2009 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    I was in awe of this, so well done, so spot-on.

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