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No one, it seems, is more upset about Glenn Beck's impending departure from Fox News than "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart. Beck's increasingly unhinged, conspiracy-prone show has provided plenty of fodder for "The Daily Show" over the past few years. As evidenced by last night's lengthy farewell, Stewart clearly delights in spoofing the conservative host -- perhaps a little too much.  The segment began on a strong note, with Stewart perfectly capturing Beck's absurd theatrics: The faux-serious glasses, the moody lighting, the chalkboard covered in cryptic and seemingly unconnected symbols (the croissant was a nice touch). But after about the 4-minute mark, the bit started to feel tiresome. If anything, Stewart's impersonation was too accurate. One Glenn Beck was already more than enough.

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-- Meredith Blake

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yes, about 4 minutes was all I could take too. it was almost like Stewart was becoming Beck 2.0 and it became almost like a long and unfunny SNL skit. glad that Colbert didn't make such a big deal out of it.

When I was a kid I lived in Utah, and the Boy Scouts was taken over by Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS Church). This, so called religion, practices underage polygamy, they send the boys off on missions to divide the underage sisters among the dirty old men of the clan. Now when these underage girls get pregnant, these same dirty old men, send them to the state to get their welfare checks . You should see some of the palace homes that are paid with welfare checks (not on just one of course). By the way this is the newest religion that was made right here in United States of America, I guess their also in AZ, CA, NM, TX, NV, CO, OK.

Glenn Beck’s comments on Japan as being a sign from GOD is trash talk, kicking them when they are down, would he say the same if a terrible thing happened to himself or his family? When someone hides behind religion to do or say something we know is wrong we should stand up and point it out (right the Wrong).

Someone should ask Glenn Beck if his demise was a sign from GOD or just stuff that happens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iisl-xH3Xs

I generally enjoy Stewarts show but often he forgets who he is when his humor turns to cynical hatred. It's ugly! If I want this kind of conflict, I'll watch the real news.

Perhaps it was singing rhetoric like this that spelled his demise

The Revolting Glenn Beck! His Farewell Song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or1aukq5DJI
Not sure the Beatles would dig it though.

Glenn Back was like the "Chicken Littles” always saying that the “Sky is Falling”, like the same ones that were the “Chicken Hawks”, big talk no courage. The United States, favors creativity wherever it can be found. We're apostles of prosperity and defenders of the free exchange of ideas and when more people in more countries are free to rise, to invent, to communicate, to dissent, it's not the doom of United States leadership, its the triumph of the American way. Generations have worked hard and sacrificed much for the country to reach this point (individuals and our unions!), and with further hard work and sacrifice (along with our relentless self-doubt) the United States will rise again, we do not tire and we are coming back, no matter what the “Chicken Littles” keep saying about our nation. Never Bet Against the United States!

I'm glad Stewart went whole hog on this one. The fact that there are a lot of people that actually like Glen Beck makes the skit so hilarious. Stewart should get it while he can, because Beck's train has run out of track.

I'm an Athiest, but after this I think there may be a God after all ;)

I'm an Athiest, but after this I think there may be a God after all ;)


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