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GLENN: 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. You have to hear NPR. You ready? This is the part of the Kennedy coverage on NPR. Oh, jeez, stop.
PAT: This is the open.
GLENN: I can't
PAT: This is good.
GLENN: Stop, I can't take it.
PAT: This is good. You've got to hear this. We should learn.
GLENN: It's just so snotty.
PAT: We should learn from this.
GLENN: I can hear the ratings just growing right now.
STU: How do we get more of this on the radio? How does that happen?
GLENN: How do we get more?
GLENN: Mark Lloyd, our new FCC czar will
GLENN: By the way, I'm not kidding you. This is what Mark Lloyd wants. Mark Lloyd is our new diversity czar. I pointed him out on Wednesday. He was the guy that we have on tape, on videotape again. No one responding to it. Extolling the important revolution that happened in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez. And if it wasn't for the United States and these big businesses and nonstate run radio, that revolution could have happened a lot easier. And that's that was his he's trying to make a case that we shouldn't, we shouldn't have free radio and television. It should all be run by the state. And he's using Hugo Chavez's first failure as a reason why because he hadn't controlled the radios yet. I mean, what?
STU: Well, did he say it over that music? Because I think it would be more credible.
GLENN: Do it again.
GLENN: You know that very start again, start again. You know that very important revolution in no, no, you know what, I can't do it. Do we have the Toll McClellan? Go ahead. Because I think we can we have our own.
VOICE: This has been Almost All Things Considered with toll
GLENN: No, wait, that was the ending. That's the ending. Do we have the beginning?
STU: Here's the beginning.
GLENN: Here's the beginning.
VOICE: Welcome back to National Public Radio.
VOICE: And now Almost All Things Considered with your host, Toll McClellan.
GLENN: Hello, I'm Toll McClellan with guests Biff Biffeson and, hello, Biff. Biff
PAT: Good to be here, George, good to be here.
GLENN: Biff, we are talking about this crazy thing called freedom of speech. And Mark Lloyd, the new FCC diversity czar that quite correctly pointed out that Hugo Chavez and his first attempt at revolution failed because of freedom of speech.
PAT: Bloody awful, Beck, bloody awful.
GLENN: See, we can do this. We've got jobs no matter what happens. We've got jobs.
GLENN: So anyway, let's go hang on. Hold on just a second. I believe, Biff, we have a phone call.
PAT: Do we have? How marvelous.
GLENN: We have a phone caller coming through. Unfortunately our phone system here at NPR works as well as the private radio stations did. Yes, hello?
CALLER: I'm very interested in your program. Thank you now
GLENN: Please hold down some of the passion.
PAT: Your inside voice, if you will. If you wouldn't mind.
CALLER: I apologize. I'm very excited as you can tell from being on the program.
GLENN: Indoor voice, thank you.
PAT: Indoor voice.
CALLER: I just am invigorated by your commentary today.
GLENN: Slow down just a bit, please.
PAT: No reason to get excited, good fellow.
CALLER: Well, I'm very invigorated by your commentary. I just can't believe what you're talking about today because this is what I've been thinking for years and years, which is why do I have all these choices? When I turn on the radio
GLENN: Biff, very good point made here by the
PAT: Excellent, excellent point.
GLENN: Who usually we just look down our nose at and wonder why these people even are allowed to have phones.
PAT: Even exist, even exist on the planet.
GLENN: Even exist, yes, thank you.
PAT: Is there no population control anymore? What happened to the 1970s?
GLENN: There are no white houses, are there no prisons?
PAT: There are no prisons. It's bloody awful.
GLENN: All right, all right, stop, okay. So here is what NPR said. This is a conversation on NPR about Ted Kennedy.
VOICE: Sad at his passing and yet celebrating this huge life and his huge long list of accomplishments.
VOICE: I think he would be the last person who would want us, those he's left behind, to be morose and full of bathos.
GLENN: Oh, hang on. Morose and full of bathos.
PAT: Or partos or Arcadian for that matter.
GLENN: I am so full of bathos until I squeezed it out of me.
PAT: When you use the term bathos four times in a day, it belongs to you. It's your own word and you get royalties from it from then on. Bathos.
GLENN: You now own it! You've said it four times.
PAT: Oh, how marvelous!
GLENN: I may have to say it; I don't have enough money in my wallet. (Laughing). Okay, so anyway, he wouldn't want us to be full of bathos.
VOICE: He would come in with a big guffawing laugh and make us laugh, too.
VOICE: He would, yes.
STU: Are we going to ignore guffawing?
GLENN: Stop, stop, stop, stop. I mean, it's a normal word.
PAT: A big guffawing laugh. (Laughing).
GLENN: Oh, and we all would have, we all would have chortled over that for hours.
VOICE: At his own expense.
VOICE: Well, you know, he I don't know if you know this or not, but one of his favorite topics
VOICE: of humor was indeed Chappaquiddick itself and he would ask people, have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick.
PAT: That's such a scream!
GLENN: It is.
PAT: Remember that chick I drove into the creek? She was like 19, 20 years old, wasn't my wife! (Laughing). I went home, I'm out, you know, I'm a little wet, but I'm home relaxing with a beer; she's expecting me to come back! (Laughing).
GLENN: Oh, man. You're killing me! (Laughing). Just like her!
PAT: It was killing her! (Laughing).
GLENN: Oh, man!
PAT: That's rich, like me!