In light of M. Simon’s earlier post, I thought a brief word about Glenn Beck would be in order. As Simon points out,

some folks are unhappy with Glenn Beck and want advertisers to boycott his show.”

I don’t like Glenn Beck, and I don’t watch the show. While I agree with a lot of what he says, his shrill yahoo style annoys me. To each his own, though. To be fair, I should point out that I even have trouble watching people on television when I agree with them, because not only is the presentation usually annoying to my senses, but I HATE commercials, and when one comes on I have to hit the mute button or change the channel, and at that point my patience to watch whatever I was watching is gone, and I have no interest in either switching back or “keeping track” of the timing of the commercial to unmute the sound.
So I never watch Glenn Beck unless it’s purely by accident flipping through the channels (and then only briefly).
That said, I find it most annoying to be told not to watch him, as it’s no one’s business but my own what I watch or don’t watch. What’s really horrifies me about the Glenn Beck boycott is that the group which is spearheading it — Color of Change — is directly tied to the White House:

Van Jones, who the Los Angeles Times describes as “a White House environmental advisor and co-founder of an African American political advocacy group that organized an advertising boycott of his program.”

Via Glenn Reynolds (whose commercial-free InstaVision I do watch, BTW.)
So what do you do if you don’t like a show but you don’t like the boycott? Boycott the boycott? How? I’m not about to spend my time searching out Beck’s former advertisers who canceled and not buying from them. I probably don’t buy their stuff anyway, and unless I sat down and wrote letters in protest they’d never know (and I’m not going to do that either), so any boycott of the boycott would be lame and ineffective. And sending money to Glenn Beck strikes me as even more ridiculous; as it is I can’t afford to support causes and people I do like. Hence the blogpost.
Besides, if this White House-assisted boycott is actually helping Glenn Beck, why should I stand in its way?
It deserves my sincerest efforts at ridicule.