Not to long ago, Glenn talked about the emerging political pundit training camp that Media Matters has been running in order to train some empty-headed progressive puppets how to effectively communicate their message. You can find graduates of these programs all over MSNBC, and one or two even landed their own show (don’t worry, no one else has seen The Ed Show either). The head of this program has even gone on record recently discussing why such an astroturf movement is necessary. Glenn gave his reaction on radio this morning.
For the comments from Eric Burns, courtesy of The Blaze, watch below:
Burns said, “[The right] seems to have a very good star generating system. You know, they find their stars of the moment and they pump them up and so they become, you know -- Glenn Beck was working out of a little nickel and dime shop somewhere in the southwest and suddenly he's everywhere.”
“That's Ed Schultz,” Glenn said. “Ed Schultz was working literally in Fargo, North Dakota. Now all of the sudden he's on television and that's what they do.”
Glenn, on the other hand, was working out of a number one station when he was sixteen., so it wasn’t exactly a nickel and dime place.
“ Then all of the sudden, in 30 years, you're starting to see him places. Who does that, other than everyone who's ever been famous? That's so weird!” Pat joked.
“You went from a small radio station to a lot of radio stations in 30 years! What is the right doing?! How do they plan so well?” Stu added.
“Can I tell you something? We've been working on a new plan and in 40 years from now, they are toast!” Glenn said.
“The right, what, we all graduated from some right think tank? Who? Who went to any think tank that spawned all these talk show hosts? Anybody? Rush Limbaugh started in Kansas City with the Chiefs, went to Sacramento, did local radio, became successful there. They put him on nationally. I mean, that's how everyone of us has come up through the ranks.”
Both Glenn and Stu felt like the Media Matters strategy is indicative of the entire progressive mindset. It must be a huge conspiracy when someone achieves a level of success, so they must be backed by the evil Koch Brothers or some other shadowy organization, right? Not so much.
On the other hand, a George Soros funded organization has said – with no intention of hiding it – that they are manufacturing people to compete with successful broadcasters on the right.
Sadly, The Ed Show shows how much of an epic failure their program has been so far.