Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Glenn Beck Interviewed By Katie Cupcake

Yes, I know it's sexist and dismissive of me to call her that, so feel free to yell at me. I'm still going to call her Katie Cupcake, because I believe it fits her.



Anyway - here's Glenn's online interview with Ms. Couric, for those who didn't get a chance to see it (like me) or those who didn't even know about it.

**UPDATE**

I watched this interview in full. It was fair, generally speaking. You can read very clearly into the ideological differences between the two, and to be honest I believe you get a sense at the end of the interview that Couric has a new-found respect for Beck.

Beck did not allow Couric to play 'gotcha' as she attempted. He offered his website as a place to gather information. If you didn't hear his radio show the day after the "Obama's a racist" comment, go here to listen, just click on the 'free audio' button and it will open in media player. It's about 16 minutes and very informative.

Also, here's a very interesting video clip from around the same time frame.

10 comments:

Opus #6 said...

I hope you are right about Katie's newfound respect for Glen. She was in need of some serious education.

Pedaling said...

thanks. i hadn't seen the interview (didn't even know about it)

don't really care for katie, but i actually think she did a decent interview. she controlled herself and of course glenn was on his game.
the man is gooood!

Janie Lynn said...

I had no idea this even took place and now I am late for bed. Totally worth it though. I think Glenn disarmed her in the beginning by being so soft spoken and thoughtful, and she reigned in some of her cynicism. Good interview! Thanks for posting it!

Soloman said...

Opus - that's just my opinion, of course.. judge for yourself. She actually kinda seemed less 'snarky' after it was over.

Soloman said...

Pedaling - glad I could bring it. I agree - after the snark of the Palin interview I had lost interest in her, but I think either she learned, or Beck held her in check.

Soloman said...

Janie Lynn - sorry you're late to bed, but glad it was worth it.

I agree - it was worth the time invested, and the two of them did well together.

Hazaa Blue-Eyes said...

Couric less snarky?? Wow... didn't think it was possible. Haven't had a chance to view it yet, but this will be worth watching.

Thanks for posting - didn't even know about the interview

tammy said...

I hadn't heard about this interview either, so thanks. Glenn did well, and I think you're right, I think she saw some sense in what he was saying and hopefully many will see him in a new light now.

Soloman said...

Hazaa - Less snarky is of course my opinion. There were moments she tried to get a 'dig' in, a 'gotcha moment' if you will.

All in all, though - she treated him decently, I think.

She had to, she knew she'd get raked by his fans if she was disrespectful.

Soloman said...

Tammy - certainly happy to bring this one to you - I know you're a Beck supporter.

And while I know the rabid lefties will still be haters, maybe some on the fence will - as you say - see him in a new light.. ?