Glen Beck and Mike Francessa


On my drive to Springfield, Mass. today, the CD player wasn’t working, and one can only listen to FM radio for so long.

Hence, for the first time in my life, I turned to Glenn Beck.

Glenn Beck isn’t a big fan of Obama. He thinks ACORN is evil (“I have the evidence to prove it!”) and doesn’t much care for health care reform. Blah, blah, blah … dull, dull, dull.

What I loved most about the program was Beck’s repeated mentions that he has security at all times; that it’s really expensive to hire bodyguards, but when you need ’em, you need ’em, and Glenn Beck  very much needs them because he’s very important.

Ironically, this came less than 24 hours after I listened to Mike Francesa “interview” Jerry Manuel on WFAN. I place “interview” in quotations because it was, as always, a joke. Francesa spent, oh, 50 percent of the time telling the Mets manager what the Mets need to do.

“I don’t know if you bring Delgado back.”

“I’ll tell you what Mike Pelfrey needs—another pitch.”

“You can get buy with Luis Castillo.”

On and on and on.

I’m not sure what it is about radio hosts. They sit on their rears for five-hour stretches, babbling into microphones whiles slugging coffee and gorging on Oreos. They’re usually quite unattractive and socially flawed. Yet the egos … huuuuuuuuuge.

PS: I misspelled their names on purpose in the headline to this post, because—if by some chance they see it—they’ll go crazy. It’s the egomaniac’s worst nightmare.  🙂