Saturday, May 29, 2010

Beck mocks Malia

Awww, the poor dears at Media Matters are whining about Glenn Beck mocking Malia Obama for her quote, "Daddy, did you fix the oil leak yet?"

BECK: (imitating Malia) Daddy? Daddy? Daddy, did you plug the hole yet? Daddy?
PAT GRAY (co-host): (imitating Obama) No I didn't, honey.
BECK: (imitating Malia) Daddy, I know you're better than [unintelligible]
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Mm-hmm, big country.
BECK: (imitating Malia) And I was wondering if you've plugged that hole yet.
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Honey, not yet.
BECK: (imitating Malia) Why not, daddy? But daddy--
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Not time yet, honey. Hasn't done enough damage.
BECK: (imitating Malia) Daddy?
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Not enough damage yet, honey.
BECK: (imitating Malia) Daddy?
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Yeah?
BECK: (imitating Malia) Why do you hate black people so much?
GRAY: (imitating Obama) I'm part white, honey.
BECK: (imitating Malia) What?
GRAY: (imitating Obama) What?
BECK: (imitating Malia) What'd you say?
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Excuse me?
BECK: (laughing) This is such a ridiculous -- this is such a ridiculous thing that his daughter-- (imitating Malia) Daddy?
GRAY: It's so stupid.
BECK: How old is his daughter? Like, thirteen?
GRAY: Well, one of them's, I think, thirteen, one's eleven, or something.
BECK: "Did you plug the hole yet, daddy?" Is that's their -- that's the level of their education, that they're coming to -- they're coming to daddy and saying 'Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?' " Plug the hole!
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Yes, I was doing some deep-sea diving yesterday, and--
BECK: (imitating Malia) Daddy?
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Yeah, mm-hmm, mm-hmm, I was doing--
BECK: (imitating Malia) Why--
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Yeah, honey, I'm--
BECK (imitating Malia) Why, why, why, why, do you still let the polar bears die? Daddy, why do you still let Sarah Palin destroy the environment? Why are -- Daddy, why don't you just put her in some sort of camp?

Personally, I think it is funny as hell. And I think it is open to discussion because it was in the news lately. If the Obamas don't want Malia mocked, they should not quote her to the press. I don't know how the quote became news, but Glenn Beck did not make it news, he just commented on it. Sadly, Glenn Beck later apologized. I (hopefully) would have said screw you. You liberals can dish it out, but you can't take it.

The joke about ARod "knowing" in the Biblical sense Palin's underage daughter was not funny. Just showing up at a ball park to watch a game does not make a kid "fair game" for criticism or jokes. But conveying a kid's private question to her daddy to some reporter does make what the kid said fair game. The point of what she said was to make the President look better.

And no, I won't link to Media Matters. They suck.

John Doe


  1. "Why do you hate black people so much?" "Because I am part white, honey." Yeah, real hilarious ... and by the way, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan used their children as political props all the time. Everyone does it. But I don't recall conservatives using that as an opening to tell racist jokes.

  2. I turned some rocks over and looked behind the bushes and still didn't see a racial joke anywhere. thinks you doth protest too much.


  3. Gerald:

    Oh waaahhhh....

    Why is it so many of you try to use race as a sledgehammer when you have no mental collateral with which to argue?

    But thanks for coming by - even when we disagree.