Glenn Beck Fails to Accept 'Smurf-Murderer' James Cameron's Debate Challenge
Fox News commentator Glenn Beck likely welcomed his most sizable liberal audience in years Wednesday night, where the right-wing's unofficial Czar of Crazy was expected to respond to James Cameron's point-blank fusillade of insults and debate challenges. Beck didn't disappoint -- for the most part, engaging Cameron with the kind of directionless, self-immolating logic for which he's famous before getting into the genuinely good stuff. Click through for the segment.
First things first: Beck did not accept Cameron's challenge to debate environmental matters on his show, or in any forum for that matter. It's not especially surprising that Beck might wimp out on the air, deflecting his 2007 comments about Cameron "running for antichrist" as a gag before warming up his grand-ish finale: "The best part is, this guy has carried around this joke around for three long years," Beck said, stylishly modeling some old-school 3D glasses. "The guy's making a billion dollars on a Smurf-murdering movie and he's stewing about a joke nobody heard on a network that nobody watched."
But those "Smurfs" aren't the only one Beck accuses Cameron of threatening, raising the issue of the genocide that would ensue if the filmmaker got the high-noon shootout he wants with global-warming deniers: "79 percent of Americans who aren't convinced that greenhouse gases are the most important factor in the planet's warming! Why must you kill all of them?" Cue Beck's trademark fake tears, rinse, repeat. You haven't heard the end -- or seen the last -- of this. At least let's hope not; it's about as funny as the Avatar subculture gets.
[via Fox News Channel]