Thursday, October 08, 2009

Glenn Beck Sees No Humor In Joke Website

A website which parodies the witless and base tactics employed by radio and TV talker Glenn Beck does not seem amuse Beck, so he's trying to shut it down. The satiric website has the grim name of Did Glenn Beck Rape and Murder A Young Girl In 1990?

Very rough stuff, no doubt, and what's worse, the site uses all the exact same rhetorical style Beck himself uses to concoct their outlandish posts, usually by demanding someone disprove or prove a negative comment, akin to the old cliche question of "Have you stopped beating your wife?"

Representatives from the parody website note "
... the owner of the website "has merely presented Mr. Beck with a mirror. If Beck does not like what he sees, the Respondent is not to blame."

Beck filed a formal complaint with an international Internet governing body asking the domain name be stripped from the current owner. And even that action is good material for the parody website, which posts: "
We find it ironic that Glenn Beck, realizing that the U.S. Constitution would stand in the way of trying to shut us down via the U.S. court system, decided to bring action against us before an international domain name arbitration panel. We're not saying he's not patriotic, but why would a patriotic American seek relief outside the U.S.? ... [we] will ensure that no matter which panelist is assigned to this case, the First Amendment will illuminate these proceedings like rays of light from the Torch of Liberty."

Ed Brayton at ScienceBlogs points out some pretty funny and fierce defense of the owner of the website from their attorney's filing about the complaint:

There is no indication that the Respondent has intentionally attempted to confuse anyone searching for Mr. Beck's own website, nor that anyone was unintentionally confused - even initially. Only an abject imbecile could believe that the domain name would have any connection to the Complainant.

We are not here because the domain name could cause confusion. We do not have a declaration from the president of the international association of imbeciles that his members are blankly staring at the Respondent's website wondering "where did all the race baiting content go?" We are here because Mr. Beck wants Respondent's website shut down. He wants it shut down because Respondent's website makes a poignant and accurate satirical critique of Mr. Beck by parodying Beck's very rhetorical style. Beck's skin is too thin to take the criticism, so he wants the site down. Beck is represented by a learned and respected legal team. Accordingly, it is beyond doubt that his counsel advised him that under the First Amendment to the United States' Constitution, no action in a U.S. Court would be successful. Accordingly, Beck is attempting to use this transnational body to circumvent and subvert the Respondent's constitutional rights."

Read more of Ed's take on the controversy here.


  1. Anonymous11:57 AM

    Glenn Beck is not backing down and his ratings continue to skyrocket because he exposes the septic tank that is leftist thought and intent.

    I love fighters like Glenn.
    I am so happy he is on Fox News where he can be seen by millions every day.

    Have a great day, Joe!

  2. When I first opened the post, Joe, I was a bit surprised you expended the time to even address the actor. But after seeing what a farce the situation is, I understand your attention to it.

    As for ratings, well, the Bong Show had high numbers, too.

  3. ... i'm sure you meant the Gong Show, Michael ... didn't you? or was it a reference to your post from earlier today --

  4. OXYMORON6:27 AM

    Anon certainly knows how to sow the seeds of humility among us "leftists" doesn't he?

    Beck needs to fire his makeup artist though. I saw him on one segment and he looked like an aged closet queen that forgot his lipstick when the in-laws dropped in for a surprise visit.

  5. Joe,
    That is just too funny. The only thing missing is a video of someone crying like Beck. They can even use Vick's vapor rub near their eyes like Beck does when he needs to tear up on command!

  6. HA!!!!

    Man, good luck, Glenn. I'm still desperately trying to get the powers-that-be to remove MY parody website to no avail. Maybe you've heard of it?

    Luckily, my skin is a little thicker.

    Genius post.

  7. Anonymous12:59 PM

    The reason the suit is out of country is because the registrar is out of country. And the suit is against the use of Glenn Beck's name. Surely we have a right to our own names?