"On April Fool's Day, the biggest joke of all is being played on American families by big oil," said Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
We could be experiencing "the apocalypse" and he'd be saying that we're just experiencing some unusual weather formations at the moment. "Stay in your homes, people. It'll all be over soon!" Ali Velshi begins a segment about Big Oil being grilled by Congress today over their huge profits, tax breaks and how it's affecting Americans. We really need a right wing oil apologist on the air to muddy the waters in a time when this country's economy is falling apart and people can't pay their bills. Of course we need Corporations making money, but at what cost to the people? And how much money should they be making and how are they making it? We need the CNN's of the world to give us facts and information---not far right opinions. We almost slipped into a depression with the Bear Stearns fiasco. How's your gas bill lately? He had a lot of nerve by praising Beck's intelligence:
Velshi: The average American struggle at the pump, my next guest says---not so fast, a good deal of the American public whether they know it or not have a vested interest in big oil making big money. Headline News host and radio personality Glenn Beck joins me now. He makes a lot of sense a lot of the time, what are you talking about. Glenn. We have a vested interest in these guys making more money?
Beck: When are we going to pull Big Milk to Capitol hill. When are we going to pull up Big Egg on Capitol Hill.
You can write a transcript if you like. Yes, food is up too. Maybe the erosion of the US dollar has something to do with it? Not that I'm an economist, but again, he's trying to fog up the issue. Here's a few of the very serious and sensible things Glenn Beck has said on the air in the past that made CNN use him during their important economy show.
CNN’s Beck on wildfire victims: On the October 22 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, host Glenn Beck stated, “I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today.
CNN's Beck to first-ever Muslim congressman: "[W]hat I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies' "