When they aren’t comparing him to Howard Beale of Network, Media Matters (a.k.a. the George Soros Steno Pool) and other left-leaning pundits love calling Glenn Beck a real life Lonesome Roads.
Roads is the lead character of the recently revived film A Face in the Crowd (1957). Like Network, A Face in the Crowd is about the power the mainstream media presumably wields over the masses, and the making (and unmaking) of a broadcasting demagogue.
Usually typecast as the lovable innocent backwoods boy, Andy Griffith shocked viewers with his portrayal of Roads, an amoral drifter with a gift for gab, boundless ambition and no redeeming qualities. (…)
Now, Griffith is shocking some folks again, many years later: he’s become a shill for Obamacare...