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The Difference Between a Rachel Maddow and a Glenn Beck Commencement

From the Dept. of Of Course, over the weekend Rachel Maddow addressed the graduating class of Smith College, the all-lady college from Maddow’s home state of Massachusetts. And where did Glenn Beck deliver the commencement address?

Liberty University, of course. Where he cried.

But you would too, if Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. introduced you.

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On:           May 17, 2010
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    • ggreen

      Why shouldn’t a clown (Beck) speak at a clown college (Liberty)?

      May 17, 2010 at 9:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • samthor

      Wow, Glenn Beck is so hard to listen too. I don’t know how others can watch that.
      Maddow had some great points about achieving the dream against all odds, I like that.

      May 17, 2010 at 10:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Baxter

      @samthor: I’ll sometimes watch Glenn Beck for the same reason I watch videos on YouTube about aliens infiltrating the government: conspiracy theorist nut jobs are kind of entertaining. The tears only make it better.

      May 17, 2010 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sammy

      Ignoring that everything he says is complete drivel, he’s still an absolutely awful commencement speaker. I’d feel badly for those Liberty kids, but well, they are Liberty graduates.

      May 17, 2010 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • richardporter

      The video of Glenn Beck looks to me like a film by shot by Leni Riefenstahl.

      May 17, 2010 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Artist

      I’m starting my own university and PRINCE will be its president! PEACELUVBWILD!

      May 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Independently Minded

      LOL! CHANCELLOR Jerry Falwell. What a fitting title!

      May 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • don't enjoy glenn beck

      … but to “independently minded”, you do realise that the current head of government of Germany is Chancellor Angela Merkel? I don’t quite understand how that makes bigoted Jerry Falwell having the same title funny?

      May 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave

      I love that he gets a stand-O for saying he couldn’t afford more than a semester of college. Socialism sure sucks…

      May 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • paulcanning

      Rachel Maddow is just wonderful. That speech was spot on and it’s so so refreshing to hear her delivery.

      May 17, 2010 at 7:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Obiwan

      I apologize, but Glenn Beck is an adherent of the LDS, and Liberty University is a Evangelical-fundamentalist institution. Isn’t it kind of hypocritical for an organization that is a bastion of Evangelical orthodoxy such as Liberty University to allow a heretic to speak at a commencement service, especially considering all the polemics Evangelicals have traditionally spewed against the LDS faith.

      May 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Obiwan

      Bare with me one more time. Conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists believe that gays are going to burn in hell. Conservative evangelicals and fundamentalist believe that Mormons are going to burn in hell. So what is the difference if a gay were to give a commencement speech at Liberty University — Liberty University being a conservative evangelical/fundamentalist institution ? I feel a slight outrage about this matter because I grew up a conservative evangelical.

      May 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jiffles

      Maddow is a handsome man.

      May 18, 2010 at 10:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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