“Never shut up”: Mike Rowe takes on his critics in viral Facebook post

Mike Rowe of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs received a good deal of criticism over the weekend following his appearance on last Wednesday’s Glenn Beck Program. Never one to stand by quietly, Mike responded to one of his most ardent critics, Shannon K. Walsh, with a candid and thoughtful Facebook post defending his decision to appear on the show.

Image: Facebook.com/TheRealMikeRowe

Mike responded to Shannon with the following:

Well, hi there, Shannon – and a pleasant good morning to you too!

If you want a detailed answer to your question, please take a moment to read my earlier reply to Bob Reidel, another crestfallen soul who couldn’t reconcile my association with a TV host that he personally despised. As you read it (out loud, if possible, and in a public place), kindly replace the words “Bob Reidel” with “Shannon K. Walsh,” and “Bill Maher” with “Glenn Beck.” But prepare yourself – you might be forced to conclude that my true objective here has little to do with winning or losing your approval.As for your personal characterization of Glenn Beck, I can only assume you have information not available to me. In my time with him, I saw nothing “horrible, psychotic, hateful, or nasty.” I smelled no burning sulphur, no smoldering brimstone, and saw no sign of cloven hooves.To the contrary, I found a very passionate guy who employs about 300 people, works his butt off, and puts his money where his mouth is. Do we agree on everything? Of course not. Am I “disappointed” by that fact? Not at all. The real question, Shannon, is … why are you?

To be clear, I’m not here to tell you what to think or whom to hate. Like everyone else, you’re free to pick your devils, choose your angels, and attach the horns and halos accordingly.

But the guts of your question – even without all the name-calling and acrimony – reveal the essence of what’s broken in our country. You want to know “how I can associate” with someone you don’t like? The short answer is, how can I not? How are we ever going to accomplish anything in this incredibly divisive time if we associate only with people that we don’t disagree with?

Mike

On radio this morning, Mike called in to speak further on the topic. He explained that even though he made his appearance on Glenn’s show last Wednesday, he was unaware of the fervent social media response to the interview because he has been on the road for the last several weeks promoting the mikeroweWORKS Foundation.

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“Well, so I’ve been on the road for a couple of weeks promoting this scholarship program, as you know, stopped by your studio in Texas,” Mike said. “So I wrote a little post about my adventure in Dallas, and I thank you for your generosity and I basically go to bed for a couple of days because I’ve just been up forever, and Sunday morning I wake up and there’s just, I mean, thousands of comments, many very kind, but I don’t know if you knew this, Glenn, but there are people out there who, they just don’t like you a lot.”

“You apparently are some kind of a lightning rod,” Mike said laughing. “I can’t put my finger on it but you apparently have annoyed literally dozens of people.”

There were dozens of comments on Mike’s Facebook page that both praised and chastised his decision to sit down for an interview with Glenn, but, as Mike described, one remark in particular “just chapped my butt.”

After firing off his candid response, Mike awoke the next morning to find he had 35,000 new ‘likes’ on Facebook and thousands of comments supporting what he had written.

“Your fans were just very, very cool. Many of them went to my website and purchased that poster we talked about for ‘Work smart and hard,’” Mike said. “And long story short, you know, it was a little ugly and a little mean, but in the end we wound up having the conversation all over again that I wanted to have with you and did have in Dallas. So if there’s a moral to the story, I suppose it’s just never shut up.”

“Amen,” Glenn said.

Just as they did during his appearance last week, Glenn and Mike discussed the importance of work ethic and education alternatives that Mike’s foundation and scholarship program seeks to promote.

“You were on the set and we had you on because I wanted to make sure that people knew that you’re not against universities,” Glenn said. “You are for work. You are for training people to do work… they can find themselves passionate about.”

“If you step back and you look at the scholarship money that’s typically available today, it’s almost always attached to four different things,” Mike explained. “There’s the academic scholarship, which everybody understands… There’s the athletic scholarship, which everybody understands – if you can hit a three-point jump shot, we’ve got all money in the world for you. There are the talent-based scholarships… If you can sing or paint or do something interesting, you know, schools will pay for you to come there. And, of course, there are need-based scholarships, which are important for many. And that’s all fine, but in all of that, who’s rewarding work ethic?”

“So the idea was for work ethic scholarships, the idea was to look for those jobs not that are waiting to be created but that currently exist right now – the 3 million or so jobs that are in the skills gap – and say, look, what if we specifically launch a program that tries to encourage the behavior we want to have,” he continued. “What if we offer to train kids for these specific types of jobs and specifically look for those kids who are willing to demonstrate a work ethic that we want to encourage. So mikewoweWORKS scholarships became work ethic scholarships. We started looking for a series of trade schools that did excellent work. We found a few.”

Ultimately, the message of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation is simple: Hard work, skilled labor, alternative education, invention, and entrepreneurship. “These things need a PR campaign,” Mike said. “It’s that simple. Every other cause in the world has a PR campaign. So that’s our focus.”

“I appreciate your honesty. I appreciate your appearance on the program. I appreciate you not necessarily standing up for my point of view but standing up for common sense and writing what I think was something that is well worth reading,” Glenn said. “And if you would like to donate, if you would like to stand with him, here’s a guy who is actually trying to do good. He actually has a solution, and I think we should stand with him at mikeroweWORKS.com.”

Glenn had another message for the audience: “Friend him. Go right now. Show him what this audience can do. Go friend him on Facebook.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Indeed, to remain quiet is to condone the evil being done.

    • Bonnie Somer

      so right that is why we must speak up and keep speaking up this admin wants sheep not people

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    That is what they do shut anyone up that wants to get their massage out everywhere and a good message at that.

  • mike austin

    Another example of liberal “tolerance”. I must be hard to have sucha hole in your life to feel that way towards someone you really don’t know.
    I really do not like Barry, ZERO respect for him but I don’t hate him. He is a product of white liberal guilt and black victimhood mentality.

  • beavis415

    Do yourselves an even better favor and DELETE your Facebook accounts NOW so that anti-American Illegal Immigrant lover Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t get a dime of your money.

    • John

      I did that 2 years ago well before the IPO, so he most certainly got ZERO from me.

    • Kaiser

      I never subscribed. Found out you needed to give all this personal information. No thanks!

      • Dokidoki Nyannyan

        No you don’t, look at my username, does it look like it has personal information? Hahaha

      • Anonymous

        I have never subscribed either. Am scared to give out anything and there have been some that have hacked into Facebook and have stolen information from I think I heard millions. I won’t do it either.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t be an idiot, you only have to give up AS MUCH AS YOU want to offer. WHY did you bother to open an account on here, IF that’s really a concern, then you wouldn’t be on the interWEBS at all!

    • Mike G

      I did the a year ago and never missed it.

    • http://drudgereport.com/ Myles Standish

      Better yet, delete your facebook account like I did long ago, because when you dare to stop and calculate just how much time you spend on it, and how much of a hold it has on your life, you will hopefully be hit with the realization that I was — that most all of that time could be spent on far more important endeavors — such as interacting with your at-home children who need full-time parents in the worst possible way — now more than ever!

      Between facebook, texting, video games, and streaming movies, young children nowadays are essentially being forced to raise themselves, and the result of that is catastrophic! I speak of all this with firsthand witness. This is not conjecture or theorizing.

      And while some technology is good, much if it is not. Much of it ends up being the devil’s toys — cleverly and subtlety used to breakdown the family — the very cornerstone of society! A society which we see collapsing before our very eyes….if we are brave enough to open them, and selfless enough to act accordingly.

      • Dokidoki Nyannyan

        So people should stop taking part of forums altogether because they are “time wasters”? That would also mean to stop posting in the comments on glennbeck.com? I think you’re overreacting and it’s not social media’s problem but your own if you end up spending “too much time on it”.

        So take responsibility and stop shifting the blame on social media, TV, games, and so on because those are only tools, not a mandate in parenting. The only evil that comes with internet in general is the NSA but there’s not much that any website can do about that when they threaten to raid your office or take down your website if you don’t comply.

        • Lonnie William Craig

          I suspect that in every generation, dating back to the Assyrians, the adults were chastising the children for wasting time. It’s just that the time wasters back then are much different from today. Different ways, same mindset.

      • Nicole Hertel Bice-Bey

        I disagree. Like all tools it depends on how you use it. I and my children stay in contact with my parents, my grandparents and numerous relatives I otherwise wouldn’t get to keep up with as well see pictures and connect more deeply with. But we don’t play games and sometimes go days without checking it. I just think you are throwing out the baby with the bath water.

      • AlbertaOil

        Myles, Well said and please keep your convictions..shall I say your Principles and Values….Your Love of Family is inspiring to me tonight in a sea of non-sensical, un-rational, desperate and just dopefull..Godspeed:),,,,,,ps….thank u:)

    • Anonymous

      Just use ad block and no-one gets a dime of your money.

  • Anonymous

    I already liked Mike Rowe’s “dirty jobs” show. Now I like it even more. He is 100% correct. Those on the (mainly) “left” want to shut down any debates, any diversity of opinions other than their own and want every one to think and act like them. THAT is the essence of intolerance, yet they are the ones who portray themselves as tolerant. Good for Mike Rowe for so eloquently expressing his views. We need more ideas, not less.

    • Brian Waas

      Well in all fairness to the “discussion” (not argument), its not just people on the left, its people on the right too, who ardently refuse to communicate and would rather simply label, judge and condemn without any dialogue at all. And a lot of those people, don’t see themselves that way, because they talk all the time, but tend to stay in certain circles with people who agree with them, think of themselves as the kind of person to aspire to, and then descend into the same trivial arguments their opponents do.
      (this is coming from a bluecollar worker who was raised in the bible belt and comes from a republican family and tends to vote that way still)
      its not about sides, its about up or down, not left or right.

      • Anonymous

        President Obama and the Democrat Party are progressivelyy creating a government dominated society. There are progressive Republicans who do the same but are not consider conservative by those who are.

      • Sam Odom

        so brian whats your idea?

        • Brian W

          My idea is that people (all people, not just politicians) put principle and sound judgment towards working together and uniting this country in a common cause for prosperity. which is kinda endemic of the American dream. each man can pursue his own dream and make a life for himself, but it should not be at the expense of another. but sometimes it takes many hands to build something great. you don’t hear about the founding father~ you hear about the founding father’s~~ my idea.. is that regardless of party, when someone is elected as a representative of the people, when they get to capital hill, and stand before the doors of the House of Representatives (the peoples house) then they take that red or blue pin, off their collar, and put it in their pocket when they enter those doors.. E- Pluribus Unum means “out of many, one”. if these people go there with the intention of working against other representatives to the point where they wont even listen to each other, that sets up division.. division isn’t unity. the entire reason this country ended up so awesome in the past is because people set aside their personal agendas and worked together towards common goals for the prosperity of all. they remained individuals, but they understood the value of teamwork. So simply, my idea is that which a few people in congress right now are being blasted for by both sides.. trying to encourage bipartisanship. The cry of unity in America shouldn’t be “go team democrat” or “go team republicans” or “go tea party”. it should be “Go Team USA!”.

    • Mal Beats

      you totally missed the point of the article and chose to reinforce the divisiveness Mike was speaking against

  • Randy Harod

    ALL of us should take the hateful critics head on in such a pleasant way so that we do not roll in their mud with them. As the latest article on http://www.ListenOrLeave.com says, we should start this by responding to EVERY misleading and incorrect media sound bite out loud with our friends and to whoever is talking about it. Otherwise, their unchallenged garbage becomes accepted as truth over time.

  • Guest

    “In my time with him, I saw nothing “horrible, psychotic, hateful, or nasty.”

    Apparently, he never saw Beck refer to Obama as “Lucifer.”

    • Hope Kernells

      Beck was only speaking the truth when he would refer to Obama as Lucifer!

      • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

        “horrible, psychotic, hateful, [and] nasty.”

        You have no f$%king idea what the truth is.

        • Hope Kernells

          I know the truth isn’t anything that comes out of Obama’s mouth! Beck said how it was going to be, if Obama got elected, and by golly, he’s been right so far, but of course I’m sure you’re to closed minded to have ever even listened to what Beck says! If you would listen to him instead of MSNBC, you would know that every thing Beck has been saying is true! But go and listen to Rachel Maddow, and all those other ‘so called’ reporters on your socialistic liberal news station, and believe what you want, because you’re obviously in the 1% of Americans, that Obama’s administration isn’t f***ing over! But I’m sure as soon as he does something obvious to f*** you, you’ll till blame the republicans! So it’s pointless to argue with people like you, and every other socialist liberal out there, because you all will be forever blinded by his socialist ways!

          • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

            I wish Obama were a socialist or had “socialist ways;” but there is ZERO evidence of this. Obama is a corporate moderate: progressive in speech and conservative in governance.

            Very little of what Beck says is “true,” but he sure has some of the people fooled all of the time.

          • SRM29

            Expanding the federal government and ignoring the constitution is NOT conservative. His rhetoric has been all about spreading the wealth since day one. No wonder you think Glenn lies, you have both selective hearing and eyesight.

        • Guest

          Moronboy strikes again

          • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

            SOS; DD.

            Pathetic, yet ridiculous.

    • Winston Smith

      OH DEAR! Oblamo called Lucifer … HORRORS … UNCONSCIONABLE! !
      Seriously, dude, there’s hardly a hateful, derogatory, spiteful epithet that isnt used (without the LEAST bit of proof accompanying) by Libocrites at EVERY level – DAILY!
      It’s ONE thing to say ‘Joe is [unfriendly epithet] because A, B and C”. But ENTIRELY another (like too many Libocrite posters) to just rant “Joe is a stupid blankety-blank so and so and should go to Tralfamidore!!!!”

      • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

        You can’t embrace Beck’s deceitful propaganda and criticize hypocrisy. Beck is the most hypocritical commentator in the media today. If you can’t see it, then you have no idea what hypocrisy is.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QNL37AgSvs

        http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-may-12-2010/back-in-black—glenn-beck-s-nazi-tourette-s

        I only have about two dozen more examples. Shall I post them too?

        • Hope Kernells

          Gadamer too, I gotta question for ya, since u wanna be a grammar nazi on here, who do u love more Obama or Hitler??

          • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

            I don’t “love” politicians. Beck preys on the semi-literate like you.

          • Hope Kernells

            Thank u for calling semi-literate! U would know, since u know me so well! I hope u have an amazing life, and enjoy every moment of it!

          • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

            Bully for you. Beck preys on the semi-literate like you.

            How much $ have you sent him this year?

          • Hope Kernells

            None, but why do u care? It’s not your money! Do you really have soooo much free time that you waste it on arguing with people that have views that aren’t your own?? Maybe you should focuss some of that free time on learning how horrible of a president Obama is, and how bad this administration is f***ing up the lives of the American people! My time is valuable, so no more am I wasting on you! Peace!

          • Guest

            Moronboy has it for Obama …. and Beck.

        • Guest

          They are all the same old garbage contrived edited to look bad crap. Don’t bother posting anything more.

          • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

            Can’t handle the truth? Did didn’t think so. Can’t handle being exposed, either. Keep hiding your Disqus name; that will work.

    • Arlen Gregory

      Lucifer was the most beautiful angel before god cast him out for his arrogance and hatred for gods greatest creation, us.

      Obama is a brilliant tactician and skilled lawyer. We the people should cast him out for his arrogance and hatred for one of mans greatest creations, The United States Constitution. Liberals will always Hate the constitution because it limits much of their power. A smaller government is a peoples government. The liberals want a big brother state.

      • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

        The Constitution (note capitalization) is not a small government document. Just read the Preamble.

        And Glenn Beck is a “horrible, psychotic, hateful, [and] nasty” man. How often has he said “spread your legs lady, you’re going to like this?”

        Oh, and he’s a pathological liar.

        • Anonymous

          Have you ever read the Constitution and listened to Nobama’s criticism of the Constitution? Ever read the founders writings on government power? Sounds you don’t know what you are talking about, please go back to reading a book, a actual book with the actual letters and quotes from the founders, not left wing garbage where they do everything in their power to make the founders look like they agree with them. Don’t know where you pulled that out of your butt, frankly I think the Constitution doesn’t go far off, I am more of a Articles of Confederation man myself.

          • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

            I’ve read the Federalist Papers; have you? Here’s what makes the Constitution a big government document:

            “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

            I’m not surprised that you’r an Articles of Confederations man; most of Beck’s supporters are reactionaries in the extreme.

          • Guest

            You haven’t answered the question, nor are you presenting anything convincing.

          • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

            Who are you? Nobody. Anybody. A vulgar pig. A pathological liar.

            A Beckerhead. SOS; DD.

        • Guest

          You are a vulgar pig. …Oh, and a pathological liar.

          • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

            So you tell a lie about me and then accuse me of being a “pathological liar.”

            Hypocrisy? Much.

  • Me Wise Magic

    Mike Rowe’s website jumped almost 55,000 spots up on the world’s most visited websites after appearing on Glenn’s show. Wow! (see link below)

    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/mikeroweworks.com

  • Anonymous

    I find it interesting how there is no more Shannon K. Walsh on Facebook. Looks like conservatives are standing up for themselves and scaring off the idiot progressives.

  • Jonathan Gillispie

    I really liked his show already, but now I’ve grown to respect him a lot. Doing a lot of great things.

  • Craig White

    Unfortunately the woman who commented is typical of a growing number of people content to labor under the misinformation provided by the mainstream media. Its people like Glen and Mike who give me a glimmer – and thats all it is, a glimmer – of hope for the country…

  • Dolores Drury

    Wonderful, Mike couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Just Me

    Like I really needed another reason to love Mike Rowe.

  • Jeff Wayne

    His Facebook page is growing by an approximate average of 20 “Likes” per minute at this time. He should have over 200,000 before the day is through. LOL

  • Go2guy

    Mike did a great job responding to that girls comments, I’m impressed, he’s an excellent writer and is very articulate.

  • Johnathan Read

    America needs to be willing to get it’s hands dirty like the Founders did.

  • Anonymous

    It makes me sad that I have lost friends and encountered the same interlace, just by association to, or when posting/ sharing “THEBLAZE” story’s and others.
    I have ben shunned or dogged to the point where my grammar or intelligence has been questioned.
    All I do is care about FREEDOM and share my option’s .

    I love AMERICA and its people and I hate what is happening !!

    WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS !!!!!!!

    • Anonymous
    • Arlen Gregory

      To the friends you lost… Good riddance! You shouldn’t be associating with such simpleminded asshats. We must stop allowing the hate to be spread by the liberal agenda, do not give it any type of voice, do not spread the hate. Just giggle and move along. Liberalism is a disease, you allow it to get a foothold, you will eventually loose the battle of sanity.

      • ScienceWorksBest

        Nice hate talk while you bitch about hate talk Arlen. You’re wrong of course and it shows.

    • ScienceWorksBest

      The fly in the ointment is, you may not really understand what is really happening. Please don’t rely on the poison Glenn Beck expels over the airwaves for the truth. The truth lives where it’s not proclaimed every 12 minutes, not in Beck Land.

      • Anonymous

        “the truth lives where it’s not proclaimed every 12 minutes, not in Beck Land” What does that even mean? I may be a simpleton, but humor me please.

        • ScienceWorksBest

          That’s pretty clear. Why do you need someone to interpret the world to you like Beck does? Watching CSpan and visiting a variety of ORIGIBAL news sources on the web is a good starting place. TheBlaze is not among those since it usually just regurgitates information real reporters have already done all the leg work on. It’s not 1999 anymore. We don’t have to listen to entertainers like Beck tell us how to think. His “do your own research” line is BS too. For example, when I did exactly that and interviewed people central to a news story Beck was ranting in error about, The Blaze wasn’t even interested. They don’t do in depth professional reporting for the most part.

          • Anonymous

            HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You are so brain washed. Your loss.

      • Glen Herbert

        What’s the alternative?

    • Anonymous

      You’re not alone wjef4ds. At least we get the truth on The Blaze, whether we like it or not! I’ve been a ‘Becky’ since he was on Fox. My other friends who don’t like him are judging him on what the MSM, Huff P, etc. say and they don’t have the guts to listen to them themselves. Their loss!

  • Anonymous

    This makes up for the fact that he promotes Ford. Also – his narration of How the Universe Works was great. Kidding aside, he’s very well spoken. I wish more celebrities took time to think critically and mindfully.

    • Anonymous

      I hope your remark was sarcasm…a little /sarc after the comment would help 😉 Otherwise I don’t understand what about Ford would give you a reason to diss the company. We don’t have one, but I admire the fact that Ford management was smart enough to turn down the ‘great government takeover’ of the automobile industry. I give them five stars for that decision alone!!!!

  • Mary Fetch

    You mean I’m not the only woman who thinks he is absolutely dreamy?! I have to share? Oh, well. I can’t stand Bill Mahr but I never would have thought to criticize Mike for being on his show. Mike has a message to share and he found an audience. Good for him!

  • giacomina

    good job Mike

  • Asillem4

    I wrote a song many years ago with a line, “..silence lends authority to their lies” because I could see how if I just sit quietly, listening to a load of hog-wash, trying not to spew, they assume I agree. Really, I’m just fighting back the urge to slap them into sanity.

  • LCM☝✊

    Ok I liked the show but now he has my full support!

  • Patty Stetson Wright

    My Daughter is a commercial electrician and she went to technical school instead of going to her high school .. she now make very good money and works very hard.. people don’t want to work hard these days. i am a waitress and i see the young people come to work with no notion of even thinking of working.. they just want money to be handed to them.. it goes back to parents teaching their kids to work at home when they were young and showing them at a young age what hard work gets them..

    • BraveNative

      They want to “breathe for a pay check” almost as if they were entitled to it. They also think that all the time they spend texting and using their personal phones while on the company clock should be ignored.

      • Anonymous

        That’s funny and true. College grads believe their degree gets them a job at the top without any work experience. I’ll go one better, they don’t know what kind of job their degree gets them!

    • ScienceWorksBest

      Your comment is awesome. You are a rose among the thorns.

    • Jim S

      Well said Patty. I would add that a trophy for every participant is a factor as well.

  • Anonymous

    Great job Mike! Now if we could get others to stand up to people that don’t have a fact in their head, or an original thought. Most of the people just regurgitate what they hear on the liberal shows, anyway!

  • Anonymous

    Mike has always come off as a good guy. This just shows he’s level headed too. He makes a reasonable response to a clearly irrational person here. Unfortunately that irrational mentality seems to becoming all too common anymore.

    • ScienceWorksBest

      Mike’s out to promote his excellent effort that does a lot of good. Glenn uses it because it connects with his core audience of blue collar solid down to earth Americans. Beck donates money that to him is like the coins on you all leave on your dresser tops when you empty your pockets at night. Know what? Glenn’s business people know he’ll get that 25K back and more via the publicity and happy feelings he’s raised up in you good people. Go ahead and hate on me but i feel sorry for you folks.

      • Anonymous

        No need to hate on you. Probably much of what you said is true. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that Glenn promoted Mike Rowes scholarship fund when he could have spent all the time promoting his own stuff. The Bible says “give and it shall be given unto you.” Glenn is doing that. Before you think I am a Glenn Beck fan, I have only watched him a few times and disagree with him theologically in so many ways, but he is a good guy and speaks truth about our nation and leadership. Mike Rowe is also a great man who could be using his time to increase his financial stature but instead spends much time trying to help others….. both are winners as far as I am concerned.

  • happydad

    Wow what a great way to confront a person who assumes and doesnt take in all the facts. I really do respect Mike and Glenn for this matter! Well done guys!

  • Anonymous

    Shannon is right. Beck is psychotic and needs to be in a mental hospital. How some people cannot see that is beyond me.

    • Anonymous

      Why you are here is beyond me! Then again, I suppose it’s because you know better and want to save us from the truth. Bahaha!

      • ScienceWorksBest

        You don’t have the intellect to recognize when you’re being fooled.

        • Guest

          And you do? LMAO!

          • ScienceWorksBest

            You still here? I thought I flushed the toilet? lololol

          • Guest

            Wow, what an impressive comment, I bet it took you a lot of straining to poop out that little hemorrhoid.

    • ScienceWorksBest

      Beck isn’t nuts. He’s simply a snake oil salesman who understands how to rev up his audience so he can strip mine their bank accounts.

      • Anonymous

        You are a promoter of class envy – like the OWS malcontents.

        • ScienceWorksBest

          Wrong meat head. I’m using a simple graphic image to communicate a reality that eludes most Beck’s 250K core audience. You guys are his gold mine and all he has to do is gin up some fear and you people open your wallets. It really saddens me. I have friends who are being suckered by Beck and they really can’t afford the money they send him.

          • SRM29

            It’s obvious you have never objectively listened to Glenn to begin with. Every show, he tells us not to take his word for it, do the research ourselves. If he’s “suckering” us for money, why would he risk losing his “gold mine” by encouraging his audience to fact check him? We’ve done our fact checking. Have you even tried? And i don’t mean statements taken out of context on youtube.
            If you want to consider him a dirt bag, that’s your right. But if you’re trying to recruit us to your view, you might as well stop now, because you will fail.

          • ScienceWorksBest

            Bullcrap. I’ve listened to Beck for the last 12 years. I used to find him mildly entertaining before he went over the edge into darkness, paranoia, supernatural nonsense, drawing false conclusions from half-assed info etc. The Youtube videos of Beck are excellent because not only do they give the full story and context of his episodes of mental confusion, they’re evidence to remind you Beckbots of how wrong he turned out to be with the passage of time. You’re incredibly dishonest to think otherwise. Here’s some examples.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTiu7i8Gs18

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCh8mK4Nnkk

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvLpLlkBH9k

      • Christopher Bunn

        JUST SHUT UP

        • ScienceWorksBest

          AHA! The truth hurts Chris doesn’t it?

      • Anonymous

        It sounds to me like you are describing our President Barack Obama are you not? Obama the President that lives in a big house, has a bunch of fancy cars and planes. Takes endless vacations and revs his audience up continually but fails to do anything but strip them of their wealth are redistribute it!

      • ScienceWorksBest

        No goobers. I’m just telling the truth. It has no agenda. And I think Obama is a disaster. You people need to start learning that just because someone recognizes Beck as a fraud doesn’t mean they are a liberal and an Obama supporter. Smarten up. Wake up.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently Mike Rowe never heard Beck make fun of President Obama’s daughter and had to apologize on his show. Also, he never heard Beck make fun of Megan McCain’s weight. Nor did he hear Beck call the president of the united states a “racist” with a “deep hatred for white people”.

    • Anonymous

      I bet he heard Barack Obama say “if you like your health insurance, you can keep it–PERIOD” and “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor–PERIOD” and “nobody is going to take that away from you”. Apparently, “PERIOD” is Obama shortcut for “I just told another huge WHOPPER!!!”.

    • Anonymous

      Funny how Bush and others were supposed to put up with the ugly names, but once NObama took over SUDDENLY it’s wrong to ‘disrespect’ the office . . . Then of course there are the race accusations that get tossed around too if you don’t agree with the master. Geez, get real! This President SUX!

    • Anonymous

      @ willimansn411 You do realize that it’s not wrong to tell the truth about things? Or are you one of those libs whose so far gone you just hate all truth. Every single story bashing Sarah Palin was proved to be a lie. They hacked her electronics (the press loved it) to prove she was stupid and (The press announced it was going to be checked by experts and they foamed at the mouth waiting for the results. *BUT* the experts said she was ‘brilliant’.
      The media refused to announce the results because they were wrong. When is the last time you ever saw any of the BM (big media) apologize for being wrong except Beck and FOX. About NEVER that;’s when. You didn’t kn ow Palin was innocent of 100% of the lies they spread because they never admit it. That’s just one of the reasons you libs are so ignorant.
      If you would bother to read ALL of the comments the media keeps from you and Obama;s books you’d know he *IS* a racist ans so ids his wife. If you bothered to read what ppl who have known him his whole life have said you’d know he is. If you had ever studied the teaching of his “father figure” (BO’s words) and mentor that taught him for over 2 decades you’d know that was his constant theme. Anti white racism.
      You think it’s wrong for Beck to tell the truth, because you are IGNORANT of the truth.
      You are a fool, but worst of all you are a coward and at best a pseudo-intellectual because you are to chicken to force yourself to investigate what Beck really says. You just listen to what other SAY he says.
      Why don’t you grow a pair and look at the actual record of Becks political predictions..all the things he was ridiculed for saying and called a liar, and see how many of them came true and were eventually admitted to. If you were not to abysmally ignorant you’d know he is nearly 100% accurate. You lids run your mouths but never have the guts to even look for the truth.

      • ScienceWorksBest

        Beck’s “predictions” are nonsense.

    • Guest

      Oh, so Beck is not allowed to have an opinion?

  • Anonymous

    Obama is a undocumented, unconstitutionally placed, Muslim implant of a usurper, The folks who are putting Mike down believe the lie, they have no love for the truth, living in a la la land of ideological mumbo jumbo. The devil does his best work on confused folks.

    • ScienceWorksBest

      Devils don’t exist. Neither do river spirits, ghost, leprechauns, etc….

  • Anonymous

    Liberals should look the word up…

  • Anonymous

    Evil never tires in the fight to destroy good.

  • Kenneth Anderson

    Shannon must be a liberal, the whole i don’t like something so neither should seems to fit the bill. I like Mikes response however, it’s honest, direct, and to the point.

    • ScienceWorksBest

      Wrong. She’s a rock solid conservative who views Beck as the huckster fraud that he is.

  • Anonymous

    We have to take a stand and not let the left use us or call us names anymore. We have to stand for what we believe in and be strong. Will pay off in the end.

  • Anonymous

    ⚡ 卍 卍 卍 ⚡ “SHUTUP!” ⚡ “SHUTUP!” ⚡ 卍 卍 卍 ⚡
    THIS IS THE #1 TACTIC OF THE LIBOFASCISTS; “SHUTUP!”
    Please watch this great vid by Andrew Klavan and spread it around:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWHgUE9AD4s

  • Anonymous

    Mike & Glenn are what is right in this World ! Understanding & compassion for the Human race ! Not the hate mongering because of a different views. Our enemies do not have to fling aircraft into our high rises because all they have to do is sit back & watch us implode on ourselves . . . how much more evident does it have to be ?

    • ScienceWorksBest

      And yet Glenn Beck is the biggest hate monger and fear monger huckster extraordinaire out there!

  • ScienceWorksBest

    Now that Mike Rowe knows some details about Beck’s history of making false accusations, crying wolf and promoting fear and division for profit, he’ll probably have a different view of Glenn Beck. Face Book is a great way to get the truth out.

    • Anonymous

      I suppose you have a different view of Obama for those very same reasons…

      • ScienceWorksBest

        I never voted for him.

        • ScienceWorksBest

          That’s a Wolf Bllitzer/CNN reference for you Beck fans living in Texas.

        • Guest

          You didn’t vote.

          • ScienceWorksBest

            LOL. Now you’re making false accusations based on the little voices in your head like Glenn does. PSSST…those voices ain’t god. Get help.

          • Guest

            No voices. So who did you vote for if not Obama?

    • Guest

      You mean Obama, not Beck.

      • ScienceWorksBest

        No. I mean Beck.

        • Guest

          Sounds like Obama.

  • ScienceWorksBest

    Glenn Beck is using Mike Rowe to fortify the blue collar segment of his audience base. That’s the truth behind the scenes gang.

    • ScienceWorksBest

      Oh boo hoo. The truth hurts you suckers does it?

      • doctorivy

        Why on earth would I be hurt if Glenn Beck, who earns over 20M a year, lives in a mansion? If he can afford it, more power to him. Unlike our politicians, who spend money they don’t have. BTW, way to paint his listeners with a broad brush. I have no hard data, but I’m sure his listeners earn well more than the average Democrat voter. I know I do.

    • Guest

      That isn’t a picture of Becks house. You also are misrepresenting Glenn Beck’s fan’s house by usi8ng a picture of your house.

      • ScienceWorksBest

        Yes, that is Beck’s house. I did my own research and verified it. Oh, and I’m no longer a fan of Beck – too many lies, crying wolf and supernatural hogwash. We are NOT living in the end times and people can disagree with us without being on the side of supernatural EVIL.

        • Guest

          That is the house in Westlake that he is renting.

  • Anonymous

    More than jut a personable pitchman. He’s got brains and guts.

  • Anonymous

    Progressives / Liberals look at truth and run to the darkness because truth reveals that they really do not understand what they think they know.

  • Christina Fellows

    My cousin went to university. He found a program 6 months study, 6 months work in his chosen field. He built his resume as he at the same time he was getting his education. If he didn’t have the work then he didn’t continue. That simple. He has a very strong work ethic through this, and the example of his parents. I really like that program. He chose his field… worked hard… graduated without debt and is a very successful man.

  • http://miamiherald.com Reality99r

    Do you think America would be different if we could clone Professor Beck and have at least one of him teaching in every American college/university?
    Whatever happened to common sense?
    Mike Rowe and Glenn Beck have it oozing out of their pores.
    Liberals/Progressives appear to be constipated.

    • ScienceWorksBest

      And you’re driving a crappy car while you send Beck your money for his ghost written books and crappy merchandise.

  • Anonymous

    The monkeys on the left, or liberal miscreants are best ignored. They like to hear themselves squawk, just a bunch of braindead bast–ds

    • ScienceWorksBest

      Yet those liberals are living in urban areas and doing very very well while you live in a remote area in a tiny house with your pickup truck parked askew in your driveway. Tell us, who’s winning???

      • Guest

        You are mischaractrerizing again.

        • ScienceWorksBest

          Not really, but Beck does it every day on his radio show.

          • Guest

            Yeah, really.

          • Guest

            prove it Beckisnuts aka ScienceWorks aka ScienceWorksBest

  • Nolving Melara

    Mike Rowe for president!

  • Curtis Guillotte

    I interviewed Mike at the Emmys a few years back and he was great. He is very quick witted and a super nice guy.

    • ScienceWorksBest

      Thanks for sharing that here Curtis. How did you find your way to this backwater of fear, paranoia and superstition?

  • Donna B

    I saw Mike on “Bill Maher” a couple weeks ago and was pleasantly
    surprised. I don’t watch Glenn Beck, but am glad Mike showed up there,
    too.

    Recently on NPR, the host was speaking about the recent Gov.
    shut down at the college that John F Kennedy went to – the politicians
    of tomorrow. They were surprised, disgusted, understanding, etc. of what
    was going on. NONE agreed that ‘shutting down the Government’ was
    working – nor ever would work – and that that action was from a
    ‘generation’ that pitted people against one another and divided people.

    These young men and women also said, when “their” generation was running things, it would be different. WHY? Because they were going to compromise, They are of a generation that understands to be successful, you have to work
    with people you may not agree with. That it is more important to get
    things done, than to be rigid and do stupid things – like shut down the
    government.

    I see people that I don’t agree with every day. I work with people I don’t agree with every day. However we respect one another and we don’t let our ego’s get in the way of getting a job done that people will benefit from.

    • ScienceWorksBest

      That’s a very astute comment. Here’s the spawn of Glenn Beck. This baby who wants to grow up and run for President.

      • ScienceWorksBest

        BTW, Hillary would be a nightmare. My fear is, she’ll win because of a divided opposition party and the damage she’ll do will never be undone.

  • Alex Gerulaitis

    If I may be so candid… I like Mike Rowe. Ambivalent about Glenn – his views seem slanted and one-sided to me but then I only read one of his books and didn’t spend a lot of time on his web site.

    The problem though is that I am not sure I will ever return to his web site, or send anyone to it. If a huge banner (displayed twice on the page) – “Want to work from home? Get started – We can help” with Glenn’s portrait on it pointing his finger at you – leads people to another ad-infested page that holds the viewer hostage – what does it say about Glenn? It says Glenn associates himself with very shady advertising practices. Yes, maybe HuffPost does it too – is that a reason good enough for Glenn?

    That page requires THREE clicks to close it. It took even me – a programmer, web developer, certified geek – fifteen seconds to figure out how to close it. How long would it take for someone who isn’t a geek?

    I understand everyone needs money, and Glenn does, too. If I were Glenn though, I’d certainly check where that money comes from. If anything, it shouldn’t be coming from that “work from home” web site.

    Just sayin’.

    • Anonymous

      went there
      closed it
      two seconds…

      • ScienceWorksBest

        Didn’t work so well for me. Must be Glenn’s security people tracking me slowed things down.

    • ScienceWorksBest

      That’s why Glenn lives in a mansion and his core audience lives in a trailer park.

      • Glen Herbert

        Making money and getting rich is so evil.

        • ScienceWorksBest

          Not if it’s done ethically and honestly – like Mike Rowe and the people he features on his show do.

  • keith howard

    what a great Idea. Scholarships for tech schools to fill the huge gap we are having in the USA. And to choose those that have shown a good work ethic just makes it perfect.

  • Defend Liberty

    To preserve freedom, we must understand that democratic processes cannot alone guarantee the security of life, liberty, and property.

  • Defend Liberty

    Knowledge is power. Spread yours: http://www.savageleft.com/resources/beacon.html

  • Jacqueline Dana

    I knew there was a reason I’ve always liked Mike. Other than he is cute, funny,and has a great bod…:) People with extreme common sense have always been attractive to me. They are the people I respect and like to be around. For some reason they are generally conservative and have a strong work ethic and a good sense of humor. It amazes me how many people waste their time and energy hating and worrying about what someone else is doing. Mike – Glenn – keep up the good work and you will find an army behind you. I’ll be one of them.

  • Sam Odom

    glen beck& mike rowe, dont get any better people.

  • TiffanyB

    After reading the article, I’m extremely surprised by many of the comments posted here. While it’s obvious that an overwhelming majority support Mike Rowe’s response to his critics, I can’t believe how few were willing to learn from his example. How many of us are willing to work with individuals who differ in their views from our own? Each and every one of us develop our own filters, based on cultural and familial influences. Our own personal experiences also shape our views and influence the way in which we interpret the world around us. Humans tend to seek out experiences that support our existing framework…we don’t generally dive into unfamiliar waters and explore with open minds, unfortunately. I think it’s pretty clear that Mike Rowe has washed his filters, wiping them off like a dirty lens, to accomplish something valuable and complete- something that is bigger than his opinion of himself. That is the point of the article, folks. I, for one, don’t believe that either the “Left” or the “Right” are correct in everything, because we’re all fallible human beings. The truth is still somewhere in the middle, and politicians across the board can have their own agenda that we “unwittingly” play into. To me, it’s a codependency, either way. It almost seems that we Americans are afraid to stand ALONE for what we believe in, and instead bow to the pressures of conformity. Pick a side, any side. Or maybe it’s that we allow authority figures to decide what the rules and “sides” will be, and then fall in line. Are we allowed to think for ourselves? Or have we all now lost the ability to do so? Regardless, we have to stand for something larger than ourselves to accomplish something great.