Thanks to hoover_ for making a clip (right click and download to listen), or else I might have never had the pleasure of hearing it. (or, for that matter, ever learned who this guy is... I had never even heard of him until today)
That is hilarious!! But just to address a few of Glenn Beck's points, the person who told me "I'd make VP in a few years" was a straight female married exec. who never handed me anything. (I know, hard to believe... a successful WOMAN leading a major company) Plus I wasn't an intern. Additionally, "a few years" could have meant anything... her point was that I'd climb rapidly within the company. And I did (moved 3 levels within 2 years), until the company was merged and I resigned.
At any rate, it certainly was interesting. Glenn stated that he's been "in this business for 20 years" or whatever it was. He'll never be a vice president of anything because he clearly doesn't do his homework. (unlike real journalists who actually do fact checking before going to press)
To Glenn I say:
a- learn to read (Erk, not Erik)
b- Michael Moore?
c- you need to educate yourself on how the PR industry works. I know several people who made vice president (or director, depending on what agency) rapidly based on skill. Age has nothing to do with it... though I'm sure that's a concept you can't grasp. Just because you're 11 years older, I'm no less worthy of career advancement. That's called age discrimination.
At any rate... wow! I made national print and was bashed on radio!! (Okay, so it was Right Wing Radio that no one who's inline with my view points would listen to, but still...!)
Let's learn about my new friend Mr. Beck, shall we?
"Beck experienced success in radio during his 20s and flew through the ranks of local radio. Despite this new financial security, however, he became an alcoholic and a drug user, even describing himself as 'a despicable human being.' The addictions culminated in a period of intense unhappiness and the disintigration of his first marriage, which had produced two children."
Oh, Glenn. During the darkest days of your 20's you hit the bottle, eh? That's admirable. Really, it is. I mean, here you are, bashing me for having high ambitions and struggling through unemployment, while you fell to substance abuse to deal with your "troubles??" Wow.
HYPOCRITE: \Hyp"o*crite\, n. [F., fr. L. hypocrita, Gr. ? one who
plays a part on the stage, a dissembler, feigner. See
One who plays a part; especially, one who, for the purpose of
winning approbation of favor, puts on a fair outside seeming;
one who feigns to be other and better than he is; a false
pretender to virtue or piety; one who simulates virtue or
My favorite is the Quotes section:
"In a lot of ways, I'm just an average Joe. But on radio, I can take listeners to places they haven't seen, to times that are lost. And I've only begun to scratch the surface."
>>Oh Glenn, you old fossil! It's true, without you, I'd have to rely on Leave it to Beaver to teach me about outdated 1950's way of thinking!
"GET OFF MY PHONE!!!"
>>Now THAT'S radio journalism!
"When all is said and done, America will understand that Michael Moore smells like pancakes."
>>And you reek of cheap wine and hypocrisy.
"What do I know? I'm a recovering alcoholic DJ."
>>Hey, you said it. What kind of music are you playing, DJ Al-Anon?
"Chicks dig me, its a cross I bare."
>>Umm... I guess if you're into the Dr. Laura types, but I wouldn't go bragging about that...
Come to think of it... the more I read, the more I'm disappointed. Why couldn't I have been ripped apart by someone more interesting?