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Monday, September 12, 2005

All You Can Eat

Posted by on September 12 at 16:17 PM

Media Matters offers up both a transcript and an audio clip of putrid conservative radio blowhard Glenn Beck telling his listeners (3 million of them, apparentlyand of course Clear Channel owns the syndication company) just what he thinks of the New Orleans survivors. Choice quote:

Yesterday, when I saw the ATM cards being handed out, the $2,000 ATM cards, and they were being handed out at the Astrodome. And they actually had to close the Astrodome and seal it off for a while because there was a near-riot trying to get to these ATM cards. My first thought was, it’s not like they’re going to run out of the $2,000 ATM cards. You can wait! You know, stand in line. Maybe it’s because I’m the kind of guy, when I go to a buffet, I either have to be first in line, or I’m the very last. Because I know there’s going to be extra food, and I just won’t stand in the line. I’ll wait until all the suckers go get their food, and then I’ll go get mine. Or if I’m really hungry, I hate to admit thisand really, I don’t even have to be really hungry. If I’m really being a pig, I will kind of, like, hang out around the buffet table before the line isyou know, chat with people right around the table: “Oh, they just opened the line! Let’s go!” And then you’re first in line.

Why can’t the survivors of America’s worst natural disaster in history, survivors who’ve had to endure extremely tardy rescue efforts and hellish days/nights in a pitch black Superdome while rape and murder were occurring around themwhy oh why can’t they act as civilized as Beck does in the buffet line?

Beck also has unkind words for 9/11 families, just to make sure we know he’s a complete asswipe.