Glenn Beck attacks Bill Nye the Science Guy: Rachel Maddow to the rescue

Glenn Beck’s swipe at Bill Nye the Science Guy, who apparently has the gall to believe there’s such a thing a global warming, did not go unnoticed by Rachel Maddow. She broke down the beef between Beck, Nye, and Maddow herself, whom Beck also accused of lying and selective editing. As they say, judge for yourself, and tell me who the winners and losers are in this brawl:

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  • belle42

    What’s next? Attacking Mr. Wizard because his name promoted the occult?

    • Ambient Lite

      No joke, what kind of pr!ck calls Bill Nye, science classroom hero who has devoted his life to education, “Un-American” and “Un-Patriotic”. Un-effing-believable. Someone shut this idiot down.

      • RP

        Agreed. Unfortunately, this is par for the course for stupid jerks like Beck.

      • jegossett

        Ummmm…. If you will pay attention to the video, Glenn Beck did not call Bill Nye un-patriotic. Bill Nye said that anyone who disagrees with global warming was un-patriotic. WTF does not trusting political scientists (Al Gore) have to do with ones patriotism?

      • Kyle

        Actually jegossett, when your scientific data comes from reputable American scientists who are funded by the American tax-dollar and you are doubting them, it is unpatriotic.

      • Jim

        You people are pathetic…it was Bill Nye that called Beck Un-Patriotic. It just goes to prove that you only hear what you want to hear and as for Rachel Maddow…doesn’t she realize Beck was being scarcastic when he was talking about the snow storm being a sign disproving global warming…I guess she is either too dense to know or too intellectially dishonest to admit it…either way Beck cleaned her clock

      • GAFC

        Kyle, I know you would never know this watching television, but there are real life reputable scientists that don’t believe that global warming is a function of humans.

      • nom de plume

        Wow, what tolerance by ambien lite.

        PSSSST…… Your Brownshirt SEIU union thug shirt is showing.

        PS you do know that your argument is automatically VOID as it attacks the person and not the substance.

        This is also known as a strawman arguemnt. Such petulant behavior makes me worry for the future of America. If this attitude prevails we will be communist / socialist. *(Unfortunately.)

        Oh and newsflash bub, a spade is a spade I don’t care if they taught alchemy and transmuted lead to gold. By your logic Michael Jackson was a benevolent man and not a pedophile because of his music, Sorry to interject reality, but MJ was a creepy pedophile.

        You allow your hate to cloud reason. Let reason dictate you will be a lot better off in the long run.

      • Horace

        Jim, I never cease to be amazed at people’s ability to see what they want to see. Beck *quite clearly* promotes local snow events as a problem for global warming. Classifying his comments as sarcasm is just bizarre. Mocking? Yes. Sarcasm? Do you even know what the word means? Get yourself a dictionary and get a grip. The man is a buffoon.

      • Random Farker

        Excuse me Mr. nom de plume, but the debate tactic you refer to as a “strawman argument” is actually “ad hominem” or “argumentum ad hominem.” A strawman argument is an entirely different fallacy.

        Further, the complete lack of adherence to the accepted laws of grammar does little for your argument. I’m sure you thought you sounded smart, but throwing around terms you don’t understand actually makes you appear unintelligent.

    • jk

      Professor Phil Jones has been in the center of this climategate scandal. As of right now, he has not turned over data from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit because he says he lacks organizational skills and that he hasn’t kept decent records. What records? Well .. how about the records used to come up with that infamous “hockey stick” graph that has been used so long by the warmers to push their case? This is not how proper science is done, folks .. but that is besides the point.

      The point is that Professor Jones has finally come around on global warming. He admits that for the past 15 years there has been “no statistically significant” warming, and that the world was actually warmer during medieval times. This essentially puts to rest his falsified idea that man has created global warming.

      • Henry

        That isn’t what he said. He said that the data set was too small to be statistically significant at the 95% significance level. Statistical significance is a measure of confidence that a result is unlikely the result of chance, not that it is unimportant.

        He also states that there is an positive temperature trend (it’s getting warmer overall) when we should be seeing a net decline in temperature because of the two large volcanic eruptions (Penetubo & El Chichon).

        And where do you get this stuff about organizational skills. He says in the interview that “The locations of the 80% of stations are shown on the next link in red. The stations we have yet to get agreement to release are shown in grey.” The grey ones are the 20% that hasn’t been released.

    • jk

      I love it when liberals are exposed for their lies. The first thing they start doing is calling people names, then they start using something someone like Rachal Maddow said as fact.

      • Vinzent

        So Henry replies with evidence refuting your claims and you respond with baseless politicism.

        Facts are stronger, but they are probably meaningless to you. Henry wins the debate.

      • dave the plumber

        people like beck must break down issues to a third grade level,for instance it snows in winter so globel warming is not real.To say that they dont is just dishonest.Myself I will continue to listen to the brightest minds of our day,and not rick and bubba.

    • jimbobwe

      i think it is valid to point out the disinformation that is spread by gb and calling him out for lies but for the sake of journalistic integrity, maybe spend less time defending on simple disagreements and more on pointing towards *global* trends and statistics. i understand that ratings are generated thru bickering and naysaying, but can we speak louder thru actual facts and disproving this bs as sensationalism?!

    • Ian

      I too have questioned the whole global warming premise. Science is about research and questioning theory. However the public has never heard any decenting opinion until those climategate emails were leaked. You want to know who else doubted global warming? The late George Carlin and nobody could accuse Carlin of being a right wing ideologue. In on of his many HBO specials Carlin went on to roast the global warming crowd. In Carlin’s rant on this he said that it was arrogance that man is single handedly destroying the Earth. The Earth has been around 4.5 billion years and that humans have been around about 200,000 years. He finished by saying the Earth is constantly evolving and maybe the Earth was preparing to make humans because what the planet needed was plastic, but couldn’t create by itself. So human beings will someday pass and their will be a new paradigm, the Earth plus plastic and the planet will continue to revolve around as it always has.

  • Brink

    Wow, those two are both annoying.

  • Mark

    As more and more inconvenient FACTS come to light, Beck has the upper hand. There hasn’t been any global warming since 1995.

    http://habledash.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=498:climategate-scientist-admits-theres-been-no-global-warming-since-1995&catid=45:the-nook&Itemid=59

    • TruBlu

      What a clown. Beck? Upper hand? Nonsense. How’s that crystal meth working out for ya?

      • Lou

        Way to give an intelligent rebuttal. Oh wait. You didn’t because you didn’t give anything close to an argument.

    • Michelle T

      Um, how do you explain the ice in the arctic melting at an incredibly fast rate? Socialists?

      • Lou

        Change in solar activity. Try reading something sometime.

    • Will

      No scientific body with any international or national reputation has maintained a dissenting opinion on climate change. If you think that climate change is not an important issue or that it does not exist, you are either a moron or a paranoid freak.

      While you were reading “something” I was reading actual research/articles by real scientists.

      And if you say that one intellectually dishonest scientist’s data (“climategate”) means that it doesn’t exist, then by that logic the fact that Stephen Ambrose was guilty of plagiarism means that World War II didn’t exist.

    • Henry

      Yeah, I read this guy’s piece. He’s ignoring information that is in a quote that he included in his article. Here’s his conclusion: “Jones has basically admitted that climate change alarmists used tree ring data where it helped their cause, but discarded the data where it wasn’t.”

      Now, here’s what Jones really said: “This remark has nothing to do with any ‘decline’ in observed instrumental temperature. The remark referred to a well-known observation, in a particular set of tree-ring data, that I had used in a figure to represent large-scale summer temperature changes over the last 600 years. The phrase ‘hide the decline’ was shorthand for providing a composite representation of long-term temperature changes made up of recent instrumental data and earlier tree-ring based evidence, where it was necessary to remove the incorrect impression given by the tree rings that temperatures between about 1960 and 1999 (when the email was written) were not rising, as our instrumental data clearly showed they were.”

      They are correcting the data for a well-known observation, in a particular set of tree-ring data gives incorrect results for 1960 through 1999 (and presumably still – that’s how old this email is) because they have actual measurements to compare against.

  • peh

    Dumber than a bag of hammers. The dung beetle is looking better every day.

  • Ed

    Glenn Beck and his followers scare me.

    • laura

      followers sound like alot of people when in reality it just a few dumbies.

    • Right minder

      They should scare you, they are about to pull your covers.

    • THEAVENGER

      THE LEGIONS ARE ASSEMBLED, ARMED AND READY TO KILL THE ENEMY, THE SLAUGHTER WILL BE MAGNIFICENT, THEIR DEAD BODIES SHALL BE OUR GLORY AND THE TESTIMONY TO OUR ETERNAL AND ONLY FATHER, “THE TRUTH”, HE LOVES HIS CHOSEN WARRIOR SONS..! “THIS IS SPARTA..!”..!

      • Tom D

        Large case posts make you look a little crazy…

    • THEAVENGER

      ED, HA, YOUR NAME SHOULD BE EDITH BITCH, GENERAL GEORGE S.PATTON REALITY WOULD KILL YOU WITH A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK, YOU ARE A WALKING VAGINA FROM HEAD TO TOE JUST WAITING TO BE FUCKED ALL OVER THE PLACE AND YOU WILL BE..!

  • Rica

    You know, if we all get together and ignore them, they will all go away. Childish finger-pointing on both sides. With all that’s happening in the world, they really need to focus on something, anything, besides themselves.

    • The Obvious

      This is science. One side is right. The other wrong. The most childish position of all is to pretend to be above “childish” discussions and claim both sides have a point. They don’t.

      Climate change is real.

      • GAFC

        If you guys bothered to understand the opposing argument, you would realize that anyone with a brain acknowledges the climate “changes.” The argument stems from the belief that global temperatures are not a function of CO2 levels and human activity, but rather mostly from solar activity.

      • Right minder

        Yes it has been happening for millions of years.

      • THEAVENGER

        ITS OBVIOUS THAT STUPIDITY AND EVIL ARE REAL, YOU JUST POSTED YOU COMMENTS, ONE MORE ORC, ONE MORE TROLL, ONE MORE NEPHILEM TO ACCOUNT FOR, GANDALPH IS BACK, YOUR TOAST..! IT IS STUPIDITY THAT IS REAL AND YOU ARE STUPIDITY THAT SUCKS AIR..!

      • Juri

        This is a question about the aracopph in style of self help books. Comparing David Burns in Feeling Good and Melanie Fennell in Overcoming Low Self Esteem they both seem valid aracopphes. David Burns is cheerful and argues with the reader a bit like a lawyer reading him makes you feel better because you can internalise his style and end up adopting his tone for a while. Melanie Fennell asks lots of questions and you have to do the hard work she does not give you the answers. Is there more to it than that or is their aracopph more fundamentally different?

    • Elizabeth

      I WISH… but I love it when one side gets called out, they continue and up the name calling (Beck). Face it dude, you and that DB Hannity got served on Rachel’s show last week when THEY PRESENTED THE FACTS, but you don’t know to shut up.

      BTW: The term “global” means more than what you can see out your windows…

      • jk

        You bunch of blind sheep liberals. Do you not know how to do a little reserch for yourselves. The head scientist behind the global warming fraud…Professor Phil Jones has been in the center of this climategate scandal. As of right now, he has not turned over data from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit because he says he lacks organizational skills and that he hasn’t kept decent records. What records? Well .. how about the records used to come up with that infamous “hockey stick” graph that has been used so long by the warmers to push their case? This is not how proper science is done, folks .. but that is besides the point.
        The point is that Professor Jones has finally come around on global warming. He admits that for the past 15 years there has been “no statistically significant” warming, and that

      • miss k

        jk- I would just like to know something. Why is it that if you dislike Beck or Fox News, you are automatically labeled a liberal? That makes no sense to me. I’m sick of seeing it over and over whenever some political discussion comes up. I don’t like Fox and I think Glenn Beck is a nutcase but I’m not a liberal. So quit it with the name calling.

      • THEAVENGER

        ELIZABETH, ONE MORE AMAZON BITCH DOG, YOU AMAZONS DO STICK TOGETHER DONT YOU? THE ONLY TRUTH YOU KNOW AND EMBRACE IS YOUR VIBRATOR AND DURACELL..!

        IN THE ETERNAL PLAN FOR MAN ELIZABETH YOU ARE CALLED OUT OF IT AS “TERMINAL”..! YOU7 CAN”T SEW, YOU CAN”T COOK, YOU DON’T DO WINDOWS, YOU DON’T DOUCH, AHH THE SMELL OF SARDINES FOLLOWS YOU AND YOUR FEMALE ILK..! GET NAKED WITH NANCY PELOSI AND BARBARA BOXER WHILE OBAMA WATCHES AND MASTERBATES AND AL WHORE/GORE FILMS IT FOR MONEY..!

    • Rich K

      Unfortunately, ignoring extremists is like ignoring cancer. We ignored any number of totalitarian movements in the past century, and treated the economic, social and civil suffering of many peoples as local problems, all to our long term loss and detriment. Unfortunately, the only way to deal with cancerous ideas is to hit back, hard, not with counter-vitriol but with hard, unassailable facts. Lies collapse under the weight of the truth. Truth collapses only from being unspoken.

  • JackJack

    Doesn’t Bill Nye win anything regardless of the “competition”? I mean, the guy’s Bill Nye the Science Guy!

    And, for realz, Glenn Beck is a crazy mo-fo. But tons of people believe that this snow storm discredits global warming. (But, really, we prefer to call it CLIMATE CHANGE). And, OH RIGHT, weather DOES NOT EQUAL climate. Just fyi.

  • Mark

    “weather DOES NOT EQUAL climate”

    and weather cycles does equal catastrophic manmade “climate change”

    The argument goes both ways. Global warming is out in the open as a fraud. Decisions affecting our economy should not be based on this debunked science.

    “But tons of people believe that this snow storm discredits global warming.”

    Beck has refuted this repeatedly.

    • The Obvious

      “Global warming is out in the open as a fraud.”

      This is a lie.

      • Drew

        Really? Really? Really? Global warming isn’t real? You must be conservative in your knowledge as if you have studied Environmental Science or read a book…any book really…Climate Change is a prominent issue. What exactly is your piece of evidence that proves that Global Warming and Climate Change isn’t occurring?

      • jk

        How about all the emails between the so-call scientist trying to explain the absence of warning over the last 10 years and the data supporting the global warming theory that just happened to get destroyed. The problem with you bunch of liberals is you don’t know how to think for yourself. If someone makes a statement that fits your philosophy then there’s no changing your mind even when the facts are presented to you.

      • jk

        You bunch of blind sheep liberals. Do you not know how to do a little reserch for yourselves. The head scientist behind the global warming fraud…Professor Phil Jones has been in the center of this climategate scandal. As of right now, he has not turned over data from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit because he says he lacks organizational skills and that he hasn’t kept decent records. What records? Well .. how about the records used to come up with that infamous “hockey stick” graph that has been used so long by the warmers to push their case? This is not how proper science is done, folks .. but that is besides the point.

        The point is that Professor Jones has finally come around on global warming. He admits that for the past 15 years there has been “no statistically significant” warming, and that the world was actually warmer during medieval times. This essentially puts to rest his falsified idea that man has created global warming.

      • Kyle

        jK – For the past ten years we’ve been in a Global Cooling cycle. When you look at the big picture of centuries of studies, overall, the earth is warming, and especially in the past century due to modern technology.

      • jk

        Kyle Where is your Data to back up your claim of man made globle warming. The scientist that made the claims have been discredited and dismissed from their jobs. They can’t even produce the Data because they say it’s been destroyed. Just like a true liberal
        you will argue a point even when you don’t have the facts to back it up

      • Right minder

        Contact Phil Jones on that one.Or you could just keep drinking the cool aid.

      • Kyle

        jK – Why don’t you play around with this for awhile:

        http://www.skepticalscience.com/skeptical-science-iphone-app.html

    • Tarc

      Since there has been a GLOBAL scientific consensus that global warming is happening (and that it will be catastrophic), Beck has no real case – as always. Never mind the poles are literally melting. Of course, all of Beck’s hot air is unlikely to help.

      • Clayton

        “Poles are melting”

        The Arctic has shrunk but the Antarctic has gained 35% in size…

        The Earth tilts on it’s axis and the poles alternate.

        That is proven scientific law, while global warming is a theory. (That means it has not been made law/proven yet)

      • Kyle

        Calyton –

        East Antarctic interior is gaining ice, it’s also losing ice around the edges and overall, is in approximate mass balance. So since West Antarctica is losing ice and East Antarctica in balance, Antarctica is overall losing ice.

        On top of that there is land ice, and sea ice.

        The problem is people are cherry-picking data.

    • TruBlu

      “Beck has refuted this repeatedly.”
      Hahahahaha. Glen Beck NEVER attended college and doesn’t know jack about ANYTHING. This is the dummy that conservatives and teabaggers have picked for their fearless leader, a two-bit no-nothing.

      • jk

        You bunch of blind sheep liberals. Do you not know how to do a little reserch for yourselves. The head scientist behind the global warming fraud…who has had to resign…Professor Phil Jones has been in the center of the climategate scandal. As of right now, he has not turned over data from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit because he says he lacks organizational skills and that he hasn’t kept decent records. What records? Well .. how about the records used to come up with that infamous “hockey stick” graph that has been used so long by the warmers to push their case? This is not how proper science is done, folks .. but that is besides the point.
        The point is that Professor Jones has finally come around on global warming. He admits that for the past 15 years there has been “no statistically significant” warming, and that the world was actually warmer during medieval times. This essentially puts to rest his falsified idea that man has created global warming. You poor lost souls…no wonder you want the government to take care of you.

      • Tim

        Or maybe even a 50-cent know-nothing.

      • Irony

        Ah jk, apparently your method is to continually repost your one argument without changing it to fit the post on which you are commenting. Your evidence is of ONE scientist, and yet you treat this as the epitome of fact. The truth is that this is a complex issue that we are still figuring out, but the evidence compiled so far is not negated by one incident involving one scientist. If you are arguing this, you have zero understanding of science, theory, or how the two interact. You can also find scientists who will argue evolution doesn’t exist – one person don’t make it so. How about YOU open YOUR eyes a little to other potential answers than the one you have decided is the correct one (with let’s face it, I’m willing to bet zero knowledge or training in science or meteorology). And before you ask, I have been extensively trained in the scientific method and statistics, and know how difficult it can be for the layperson to understand the intricacies of research results. It’s not your fault if you don’t understand – these are complex issues that I had to take several grad courses in before feeling somewhat comfortable with – but don’t act like you do understand and beak off like you’re an authority.

        And it was warmer in medieval times, ergo man has no role in global warming? Yeah, great logic there. There are no other possible factors that come into play in the centuries between the two.

  • Tarc

    Beck is a 100% percent, unrepentant liar about pretty much everything. He quite deliberately (and gleefully) skirts any responsibility for fact-checking and truth-telling by saying that he’s a ‘commentator’ not a journalist. He’s also a real dimwit, having been called out and shutdown (in no uncertain terms) but *the ladies of The View* for lying about them when on the same train. For no reason. He just lies about whatever runs through his head. It certainly doesn’t take someone of the intellectual quality of Maddow to show that Beck is a liar and a hypocrit of a grand order. Being outrageous is the way you get ratings (the real news isn’t so popular), so we all know why Beck had ratings: he creates a fictional reality just like all of the other scripted programing on TV. The problem is, conservatives don’t seem to get that what is said on Beck is no more real than the dialog on Desperate Housewives.

    • Lou

      He’s done more research and has read more books than you ever will in your entire life. You can go ahead and peg him as a know-nothing, that doesn’t make it true. Read his books and you will find dozens of pages full of resources. Check them, and you’ll see their legit.

      You know nothing about Beck and the research he has done. If you’re not going to say anything sensible then I would advise you just not speak.

      • Chris

        Comic books don’t count. Beck is a fear-mongerer who’s laughing himself silly over the mountains of money he’s accruing playing the more gullible Americans day after day after day after…

      • THEAVENGER

        LIGHT MEANS NOTHING TO A BLIND MAN, THESE PIRANHA, RABID DOGS ARE LESBIAN HOMOSEXUAL PERVERTS..! LOOK AT BILL NYE, BOW TIE AND ALL, HE IS A QUEER..! HA, AND MISS RACHEL MADDOW IS A JEWISH LESBIAN WHO HATES MEN, SHE IS A AMAZON CUNT MORE AGAINST ALL MEN THAN PRO GLOBAL WARMING.. ALL THE GLOBAL WARMING PEOPLE ARE STUPID LYING PERVERTS IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER..! IN ORDER TO BELIEVE A LIE IT FIRST HAS TO BE WITHIN YOU TO RECEIVE IT, CROWS FLY WITH CROWS…!

        GLOBAL WARMING IS THE BIGEST LIE TO EVER BE PUT UPON HUMANITY. IT IS A RELIGION THAT DEMANDS HUMAN SACRIFICE, YOU ARE THE SACRIFICE AND YOUR CHILDREN FOR THEIR RELIGION AND THEIR GOD WHICH IS NO GOD AT ALL BUT A TRUE DEVIL FROM HELL.. THE DEVIL DEPENDS ON STUPIDITY AND THE GLOBAL WARMING PEOPLE ARE EXACTLY WHAT HE USES AND DEPENDS ON..! NO LIE CAN EVER BE THE TRUTH, IN DUE TIME THE TRUTH WILL KILL THE LIARS, GOOD BYE GLOBAL WARMING LIARS, ALL OF THEM..

      • Irony

        Yeah, I saw him commenting on the economic crisis and he said without a single citation that the three possibilities for the economic future are recession, depression, and collapse. Um, in his expert economic opinion? With all his training? Oh, I’m sorry, apparently if he’s read a book on the issue (which I honestly doubt), he’s an expert who can tell his audience, without a single caveat regarding his limited knowledge, how scared they should be of the coming months. What’s that economic recovery? You can’t exist, cause Beck didn’t have you on his list of possible scenarios. Please. This man always spouts off on issues he has no understanding of. The scary part is that his audience doesn’t understand how limited his knowledge is, and so they eat it up.

  • The Obvious

    Beck just got owned. Not that it’s that hard to do.

  • Mark

    “He quite deliberately (and gleefully) skirts any responsibility for fact-checking and truth-telling by saying that he’s a ‘commentator’ not a journalist.”

    You’ve never watched his show, have you. EVER. He has an entire staff of people, and most of what says has video and audio to support it, played on the air.

    • The Obvious

      So Mark. Does Beck think global warming is a fraud?

      • Jim

        Man made global is a fraud.

      • miss k

        C’mon, Jim. Do you really think that man’s use of natural resources has had ABSOLUTELY NO effect on the Earth? All the pollution, oil spills, radiation, etc.? I find that rather hard to believe.

    • AndrewJ

      Doesn’t matter how large a staff a show has, if said staff is not tasked with actually checking facts and instead edit audio and video to cut out parts that are inconvenient to their cause.

    • Tarc

      Mark, he’s said so – while being interviewed by BARBARA WALTERS. It’s ON VIDEO that can be easily SEARCHED. You’re competely deluded – Beck is the PT Barnum of his age and a liar of the highest order.

      • THEAVENGER

        TARC,IF BECK IS P.T.BARNUM YOU ARE THE ELEPHANT SHIT ON THE FLOOR. BECK IS THE LAST VOICE OF TRUTH LEFT IN MASS MEDIA..! MICHAEL SAVAGE AND HIM SHOULD DO A JOINT SHOW TOGETHER. YOU TARC ARE A FUMBLE FUCK IDIOT..!

    • Tarc

      Oh, and by the way, Maddow illustrates another Beck tactic. It takes a whole team – not to fact check – but to strategically edit the videos to make it look like his lies are true. I’m sure it takes hours to ‘fictionalize’ for his show.

    • mage?!

      anyone can lie with good editing and statistics. He is uneducated and dangerous in his opinions. Just because his opinion is supported by his own thoughts does not make it true.

  • AndrewJ

    Rachel Maddow, point and match.

    • Lou

      Really? From what I saw Rachel never gave an explanation about why she cut Beck off at a crucial point in his argument. She just rambled on and accused Beck of doing the same thing. Sorry, your side didn’t win this one no matter how much you wish it did.

      • Henry

        Actually, Beck is the one who edited the footage. If you watch what Beck showed, there’s a transition that looks like a page turning. What Beck’s people removed was Maddow playing a recording of Beck denouncing Global Warming on his radio show.
        Go over to Maddow’s web site & watch what really happened, then tell us who edited what.

  • Doug

    Wow, that was boring.

  • Thomas

    Please, Rachel Maddow, the self proclaimed “non-watcher” of TV is a clown. It’s why her ratings are pathetic. The fact that 800,000 people watch the show validates my belief that there are 800,000 really whacked people in the world. You can’t have show based strictly on paranoia and conspiracies. You need substance. Most people that criticize Beck haven’t seen the show and couldn’t understand it anyway.

    • The Obvious

      “You can’t have show based strictly on paranoia and conspiracies. ”

      Are you talking about Beck’s show?

      • Luddite

        Yeah, that confused me as well.

    • Tarc

      Maddows ratings are comparabe with the other actual news shows (the news is often unpleasant, therefore lower in ratings). Beck’s work is fictional, and has ratings that reflect other fictional scripted programming. What’s the misunderstanding here?

      • Phil

        Tarc–what a great way to put it! Totally agree.

      • cap and trade

        Maddow herself admits her show is an opinion show, not a news show, just look at her latest commercial.. global warming now called climate change caused by humans is a complete fraud.. research “climategate” and “cap and trade” follow the money.. oh by the way Nye has a degree in mechanical engineering.. please tell how that makes him an expert on climate change..

      • dgh

        Tarc are you serious Maddow herself says her show is opinion get your head out of your assss!!!

      • Lou

        Ok, let’s all just watch the Daily Show to keep up with current events. That’s way better.

    • Val

      Seriously? That’s all that Fox News has on it! I’ve seen the show. More times than I care to count. I’ve even read his book (you know he tells blatant lies about his mother’s suicide in that book? Says that it happened several years after it actually did, and that it was proven to be a murder). He wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped him in the face. He, and every other person on that circus they call a news station is welcome to their opinions, their political views, and their religion. But when they start LYING and passing it off as truth in order to terrify people into following them they should be removed from the airwaves.

      • Lou

        None of your points are valid at all. You’re just rambling. Everything Beck says is backed up with evidence, but you wouldn’t know that because liberals never bother to check (they don’t want to be wrong). He lets you decide for yourself what to think. He doesn’t LIE to you, he presents information that is already out there and then gives his opinion on it.

      • Jim

        Hey Val…where did you get all your information about Becks mother’s suicide? It never ceases to amaze me how a liberal will believe anything they read if it fits what they want to believe.

      • Val

        Read his book, Jim. Then read the hometown online newspaper articles covering her death. They aren’t hard to find.

  • bagzzz

    Taken in context, the clips Rachel Maddow shows of Beck are satire. They are jokes. And the reason Beck’s jokes are funny is because they make fun of all the global warming alarmists that have used every warm event in the past 5 years to prove their case. How much of Katrina (one event) was in Gore’s movie… and that was not satire.

    Bill Nye is good as a scientist in the lab, but not convincing on the subject of global warming – mostly because it is becoming more clear that global warming is much more a political issue than science.

    Let’s look at Bill Nye’s “scientific” arguments
    1) skeptics are unpatriotic. Sorry bill but that is a political argument, not a scientific argument.

    2)The side one is on is generational. Younger people believe in global warming – therefore it must be true. Hmmm I’ll have to ponder the science of that.

    3) The IPCC has won major awards like the Nobel prize. Didn’t Obama win a Nobel Prize? It must be scientific. It cant be political. (I have to point out that my last statement is satire in case Maddow is reading) LMAO

    And I loved the way Nye corrected Rachel – Can’t call it global warming anymore… gotta call it climate change. That way we are immune to skepticism when it gets warmer or colder.

    Bill Nye opened my eyes to lots of scientific principles over the years. I think the fact that he cant come up with scientific support for global warming is all the proof I need that it is a political issue.

    If you watch the entirety of both shows, the winner is clear. But if you watch the final edit, in this case Maddow’s, the winner seems clear to be that editor. I have watched both shows in their entirety and Beck wins.

    • Chris N.

      You lost me at “Beck’s jokes are funny.”

      • Jim

        That doesn’t suprise me Chris…when it comes to reading facts all liberals brains lock-up

    • Jeff

      You need to add to #2 that most young people believed at one time, and many still do that the tooth fairy is real, so therefore it must be true; as well as monsters under the bed….

    • Nick

      The only place in the world where whether global warming is real is considered a political issue is the United States. Everywhere else looks at the science and wonders what we are going to do about it.

      • THEAVENGER

        NICK, YOU ARE A GOD DAMNED LIAR JUST LIKE YOUR TRIBE, YOU LIVE ON LIES AND HOPE THAT YOUR LIES MAY SOMEDAY BECOME THE TRUTH, NO LIE WILL EVER BECOME TRUTH, GOD DAMN YOU AND ALL OF YOUR PEOPLE TO HELL AND I MEAN IT, I PRAY CURSES OF PHYSICAL AGONY AND DESPAIR COMES DOWN UPON YOU AND ALL OF YOUR TRIBE LIKE A SLEDGE HAMMER,I PRAY CURSES UPON YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, I CURSE EVERYTHING THAT YOU TOUCH OR HOPE FOR..! IT IS DONE..! AUSTRALIANS KNOW THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS THE GREATEST LIE IN HUMAN HISTORY, THE CZECH’S KNOW ITS ALL LIES THEFT AND MURDER, ITS ALL ABOUT SLAVERY, COMMUNISM / FASCISM AND THE MURDER OF BILLIONS OF PEOPLE..! I PRAY THAT YOU ROT AND BURN IN HELL BITCH, GO TO HELL, GO TO HELL, GO TO HELL YOU BASTARD IDIOT LIAR..! GO TO HELL BUT DIE A THOUSAND DEATHS FIRST, YOU AND YOUR HIGH PRIEST AL WHORE, AL GORE, GO TO HELL, I ALMOST FORGOT OBAMA THAT HIS FATE IS THE SAME AS YOURS NICK, “GO TO HELL..!”..!

      • Kyle

        Wow, um… Avenger….. take a chill pill. lol Some of us (thought many not on this page) like to have intellectual discussions and even debates on the matter. Sometimes it’s an eye-opener for a believer, and sometimes its an eye-opener for a denier. But your arrogance and bitterness will get you nowhere.

      • Jul

        ^Dear “THEAVENGER”,
        1. Stop writing in all caps.
        2. If you want to make a legitmate arguement… try toning down the vulgar language and use some words with more than four letters…

        No one wants to read your garbage talk. Thanks!

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