I was driving to work today, and had the radio on Clear Channel, listening to Glenn Beck, which I sometimes do. This time I caught the beginning of a show that absolutely blew my mind. I would like to share why with you here:
Radio host www.glennbeck.com/home/index.shtml Glenn Beck hosts a morning show on which a game called “More-On Trivia” is played on Fridays during football season. The segment was originally named “Moron Trivia”, however, Glenn was feeling guilty over calling the clerks morons. The title of the segment was changed to “More on Trivia” (also written More-on Trivia or Mor(e)on Trivia) in 2003. (A site that tracks the show is here: http://www.moreontrivia.com/ ) During football season, mostly on Fridays, calls are made to convenience stores in the cities where each NFL team is based to speak to a “Shelf Replenishment Engineer”. Each city it pitted against the other. Four questions are asked per quarter. The question range from politics to “What color is the sky?” The city with the most points indicates the show’s pick for the game in question. Inevitably, the answers are wrong, or given by folks with limited command of the English language.
The game in and of itself is despicable, but the song that opens the show is far worse. It is a song apparently sung by Hank Williams Jr to the tune of the “Monday night football” song, (“do you wanna party?”) in which the mentally retarded are mocked and demeaned. The song can be heard by going www.moreontrivia.com/whatisit.php here, at the bottom.
“Are you ready for some morons?
An idiot party
We’re all hanging with Glenn
And our mission is to call up
And mess with the retarded.
Yeah their teeth are gnashing
Helmets on too tight
And all the imbeciles are back
for More-On fights.
Everybody is a fan
Of those riding in a special van
Got their heads deep in the sand
And a short attention span.
When they ring up your gas
Your change is never right
All the imbeciles are back for moron fights.
Click here to hear the song.
Beck has a disabled child, and yet continues the tradition of bashing the disabled, using More-on Trivia so he can "mess with the retarded," as the catchy jingle goes, and mocking the mentally retarded with his Jeopretardy game on the air. From his book:
"Political correctness is a poison, a poison that has deviously infiltrated our society in some parts and been welcomed with open arms in others. It has taken the strongest and darkest feelings that we possess, and driven them deep into our souls. It has created a generation of liars."
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