I can recall the days in the '70's, 80', and 90's when Phil Donahue was on the air. My liberal, school-teaching, dad & mom, would both cheer and squirm while watching and listening to Phil Donahue.
Mom and Dad loved it when Phil made the liberal case against conservatives, (but he did not make it good enough or in the right way) but then even worse, he often fell back "unsure of where America is going" and "but I just don't know how you can change things"...and to make himself even more "middle america looking" he would have on die-hard liberals who would then "teach" and "enlighten" Phil Donahue and his audience about the wisdom of the liberal position.
My parents had a love-hate viewing relationship with Phil Donahue and today it seems that Glenn Beck is striking that same pose.
Today, Glenn Beck is the new Phil Donahue of the right. Glenn often fell back "unsure of where America is going" and "but I just don't know how you can change things"...and to make himself even more "middle america looking" he would have on die-hard libertarians on who would then "teach" and "enlighten" Glenn's and his audience about the wisdom of the libertarian position.
So, wouldn't it be fun to see Phil Donahue and Glenn Beck on an hour program together? Glenn Beck asks the Judge "what is it" that I am not saying or doing that is not making me a libertarian for christ sake??? The Judge answered with the NAP. Lets see if Glenn Beck truly gets the NAP when arguing with Phil Donahue....
Oh how I would like to see that.
But fortunately for me, this young 18 year old man at the time, Phil slipped up and put an actual libertarian on the show! No doubt he was thinking he was just another Conservative that he could trip up with his call for "Govt should give us Equality & Fairness save us from Profit & Greed".
.... Watch this libertarian win over Phil's liberal audience.
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