I hate to beat a dead horse, but GleN Beck continues to fall slowly and surely into a downward spiral of irresponsible journalism and out-and-out ass wild crazy. This man is an embarrassment to my profession.
GleN said today, Sept. 18, that his go-to fact checker is… Google.
In addition to saying he checks his facts with Google, GleN Beck poked fun at other news outlets for, apparently, taking the time to actually fact check with research, interviews and endless leg work, rather than just using Google.
So I did a quick Google search, and here’s what I found:
PROOF that Elvis is alive, here.
Jennifer Aniston is pregnant, with PICTURES, here.
Ann Coulter boinks an alien, here.
Bat Boy has been spotted on the campus of MIT, probably to watch the musical production based on him, here (no really, there’s a Bat Boy musical at MIT).
Werewolves are alive and well in Wisconsin, here.
Searching my own name, I found that I work in Rockford, here.
And my personal favorite:
GleN Beck might be gay, here.
You can craft whatever answer you want when the only research you use is Google.
GleN beck is an embarassment. An embarassment to conservatives, an embarassment to journalism, an embarassment to his family, an embarassment to chalk board makers everywhere. To proudly admit your fact checker is Google is pretty much to proudly admit that you are a lazy, bored, overpaid idiot.