Glenn spoke at the Faith and Freedom forum in Washington, DC last Friday, and the media has since become obsessed with a few comments he made about the hit television show Glee. What the media is touting as some kind of breaking revelation from Glenn is actually a point he has been making for a number of months now.
“The media is obsessed with these comments that I made over the weekend about Glee,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Half hour speech. 30 seconds of it were about Glee. And they're obsessed. And basically they're comments that I've made on this program maybe 100 times.”
“We can't let the left just take the culture,” Glenn said. “We can't let the left be the only ones standing there.”
On radio, Glenn played the Glee portion of his speech:
A year ago I was watching the show Glee with my wife and we watched it like this. I mean, it's horrifying some of the things that they're teaching high-schoolers. But it's brilliantly done. It's brilliantly done. It's produced brilliantly, its acting is brilliant, cinematography brilliant, all of it. And I said to her at the end of it, this is about a year, year and a half ago: We lose. There is no way to beat that. Well, yes, there is. We've spent about a year now trying to put together a pushback with artists, with music. But not, not the stereotypical conservative Lee Greenwood music. Music, I call it my Oedipus project because the left will be making out with me and they will never see it coming. And somebody will say, ‘Don't you know who produced that music?’ No, I really like it. It's great. Oh, yes. Yes, it is.
Glenn has nothing specific against Glee, rather he has been warning of the dangers associated with the left controlling our culture.
“Okay. So now it's pretty clear,” Pat said. “Can anybody with an IQ level over their shoe size understand you're talking about the culture and glee is just a part of that culture? Come on.”
“Nowhere in here am I attacking Glee and saying that it should be taken off the air,” Glenn said. “Since when has competition been a bad idea?”
Needless to say, left-wing bloggers seldom use logic and jumped at the opportunity to create baseless controversy. One headline read: ‘Glenn Beck is planning a music project to compete with the horrifying liberal Trojan horse that is Glee.’
“The point is not to destroy Glee,” Stu added. “Glee is going to be out there. There are plenty of choices on that side of the aisle.”
“But there's no reason why we can't have competition. They're just so afraid, so absolutely afraid of competition,” Glenn concluded. “Compete. Let the best man win. Let the best idea win. That's what it's all about. So be it. Bring it on.”