Thursday, August 07, 2008

Glenn Beck is stupid

What else can you say about someone like this?

Last month, author Andrew Klavan wrote that the new Batman film is a “paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war.” CNN’s Glenn Beck agreed today, listing off controversial Bush policies he claims were vindicated by the film’s showcase of “conservative values on the war on terror”:

But Batman goes into another country and with a C-130 snatches a guy out, and then throws him back here into Gotham. So there’s rendition. At one point the Morgan Freeman character says to Batman, wait a minute, hang on, you’re eavesdropping on everyone in Gotham? And Batman says, yes, to stop this terrorist. Morgan Freeman says, I can’t be a part of it. And yet Morgan Freeman does become a part of it, and they find the Joker. One of the ways they find the Joker is through eavesdropping. I mean the parallels here of what’s going on is to me stunning.
Could someone at CNN or CNN HN- supposedly news networks - inform Beck that the Batman movie is a fictional adaptation of a comic book, not a documentary of actual events.

Update: Someone should have him read this, too.


Steven Taylor said...

What all these praises of The Dark Knight as a GWOT tale really reflect, I think, is that people like Beck and many in the administration actually think that the real world is as simple as the world of Batman comics and movies.

I find this to be rather disturbing.

Hume's Ghost said...

Last I heard, there's a new Punisher movie coming out based on the Garth Ennis take. I suppose that will demonstrate that the way to fight crime is to have homicidal vigilantes running around.