This morning on radio Glenn updated listeners to some disturbing news from the elections in Greece, which showed a rising vote in the Nazi and Communist parties. This ultimately led to Glenn urging listeners to read In The Garden of Beasts, a book that explains the role the media played in the Holocaust.
It’s also the book that had him crying through most of last summer …not to mention the author of the book became suicidal while writing it.
Given that reputation, who can blame Stu or Pat for not wanting to read this book? Glenn has told them all about the book, so why should they have to read it? Glenn says he needs a “different perspective” on the book.
So, should Stu and Pat have to read In The Garden of Beasts? Glenn called a ‘Freak Jury’ to let 12 random callers from the audience decide.
Pat warned the audience as they began to call in that voting ‘yes’ ran the risk of squeezing all entertainment value right out of the program.
First Glenn polled the Feed (the real time chat room on GBTV for listeners/watchers of the radio show). Votes on the Feed didn’t go well for Stu and Pat. “It was 92 to 8 according to the feed,” Pat reported.
Stu again tried to remind listeners, “Don’t think about what it does to us, because I know you want to torture us with awful reading.”
“Think about what it does to you,” Pat added.
Calls quickly started pouring in. First from Scott in Florida who said, “yeah, I definitely think they should have to read it.”
One down, plus the feed – things were not looking good for Stu and Pat, Dwayne in Arizona provided some hope with his vote. He said they should absolutely not be forced to read the book.
Here is how the votes came in:
Scott – Yes
Dwayne – No
Keith – Yes
Ian – Yes
Jeff – No
Carla – Yes
Debbie – Yes
Ron – Yes
James – No
Jim (FL) – Yes
Jim (MA) – No
Randy – Yes
Things didn’t go well for Pat and Stu, 8 said yes, they should read the book, and only 4 said no, they should not have to read it.
“It’s over,” Stu said. “The winner here of the poll is yes, I support genocide of entertainment value. They want us to kill the show. Maybe we need to put it out of its misery. It’s been around for a long time – let’s just kill it off.”