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Old 18th January 2010, 19:56   #1
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Angry Glenn Beck trashes India and Indians on PrimeTime

For those of you who don't know who Glenn Beck is, he is a right wing nut with his own show on Fox news. He is what you would call someone people watch for his sheer far-fetchedness and Fox has found that it is a nice way of increasing their rating. Meaning, the more outrageous the more the ratings are. Obviously he is considered a joker by most of the public and except for a small population of fellow nuts(read O'Reilly), no one takes him seriously.

I used to watch him with the same amusement I would associate with a T-Rajender movie that is Until, THIS:


I'm not writing anything about his ranting because I want to read your reactions especially US NRIs.

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Old 18th January 2010, 21:31   #2
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Fox news? Why would you subject yourself or anyone else to such drivel?
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Old 18th January 2010, 22:00   #3
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Haha I don't watch it regularly. I watch the daily show and they did a segment on this and that led me to the Video.
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American show, american host, american audience - why bother
The show was never intended for India.


Americans dont watch Indian TV shows, do they?

It is we who go after them, copy them, they dont come after us, or copy us, (due to this they may have an upper hand) and then we get offended by their views.

[btw everybody knows GB is a P.O.S.]

Now that GB's producer has quit his job lets see what happens in future -
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/...nbc_149002.asp

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Old 19th January 2010, 00:38   #5
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Maybe. I have seen lots of ignorant references to India, but this is completely different man. This is outright slander.

Am I the only one who feels outraged?
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Old 19th January 2010, 00:43   #6
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I wish he said this and his office was located in India

What if healthcare is cheaper here? We do have hospitals that are advanced like the U.S. ones.

Some people can afford a Merc in US but not in India because of the HUGE price difference. Can we say that the Mercs we get here are better than the ones in US?
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Old 19th January 2010, 00:49   #7
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Well Prateek, the fact is he got his facts wrong. Well technically maybe the average sal here is $1016, but how can he equate the salary in dollars globally? Plus the population itself offsets the average.

The point to be noted is how condescending he gets when most of the people in US are waking upto the fact the Indian, Chinese and the Brazilian economies are the ones who were able to weather out the recession and that India is a strong emerging economy.

Then there is the fact he actually calls Ganges a disease.

He doesn't even have a college education. Dumb****

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Well I don't want to get down to the same level as him but he exemplifies a typical bigot who has absolutely no idea about the world outside his backyard and can't even be bothered to get his facts straight if they get in the way of expounding his viewpoint.

His rant is pretty much similar in tone and content to what one can hear in India from semi illiterate rabble-rousers that despise anything that does not conform to their idea of indianness and "rightness".

I guess I'd better stop here before I lead this thread into a full fledged political sling fest (besides, its against the rules here at team-bhp as well) :-)
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If you noticed he did his research. Only that it took him all of 40 seconds. lol.
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I haven't seen the video yet but if he saying india has cheap medical facilities I can definitely show him places which can rip him off as bad as american hospitals.
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Then you should definetly see the Video. He says a lot more than that. I'm sure he would be surprised if he knows we have Internet.
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Disgusting.

Well what can you expect from FOX? They'll do anything to get ratings. Things like these are what create bad rumours about India. Meh. He's just jealous of our rising economy.

He probably thinks we won't see the video since we probably don't even have internet, right?

Idiot. What a loser. Essentially he just embarrassed himself as most people understand that money has different value everywhere - you can do a lot more with a dollar here than there.


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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi
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hahaha good one .
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Many don't know this but this channel and CNN are sponsored media channels which show what their masters want to show. Such shows are to increase viewer membership.
If they blame our health credibility and system its majorly because a fair amount of Indian medical professionals are practicing there are around the world. So if this show host considers their system good, its partly because of people who have gone there to earn a decent life.

There are extremely great setups here in India too. Columbia Asia and Cradle are examples where one feels he has come to a 5 star facility.

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