Stephen Colbert fears for Glenn Beck's sanity, launches 'The 10.31 Project'

My reaction to Glenn Beck’s poorly-phrased ‘9.12 Project’ — "designed to bring us all back to the place we were on September 12, 2001" — was similar to Stephen Colbert’s on last night’s Report (see the clip below). Colbert responded to the Fox News personality’s nine principles (No. 7: "I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable") and 12 values (No. 6: Charity), by introducing his own plan to unify America: "The 10.31 Project," which entails house-to-house soliciting of tangible contributions to America, "preferably in the form of a sugary treat." Which will you follow? Beck’s group has 344,011 members at last count; Colbert’s site is under construction. 

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  • Jim

    Funniest thing in a long time.

  • vw

    yes, let’s all make fun of a guy who represents the thoughts and feelings of millions of americans by wanting to see our country unified and working together to let our crooked and greedy Congress know they serve us, not the other way around. if any sanity has been lost it’s been by our politicians, republican and democrat and the voters who continue to think of this situation as just one party’s fault and continue to also refuse to hold them all accountable as well as themselves. to make fun of or deride moral and ethical principles we should all be living by everyday as ineffectual nonsense (because no one wants to held accountable for their bad behavior anymore) like those pesky ten commandments is truly the height of insanity.

  • Jim

    Glenn Beck and his cohorts at Fox are about anything but unifying our country.

  • elvagreen8886

    This one is lovely. Ever saw this one’s profile on —– WealthyRomances com —– , just for millionaire & celebrities.

  • Josh

    vw, if you think that’s how Glenn Beck really feels, I’ve got a big orange bridge in San Francisco to sell you. He’s saying what people who watch Fox News want to hear, and getting millions of dollars for his trouble. He’s the Republican version of Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon.

  • Gary

    Wow, the smear machine has moved to Popwatch. Why must this administration attack private individuals for dissent? As distasteful as 8 years of the Bush Presidency was at least they had to the decency to not try to ruin the lives of their critics. I for one am extremely disappointed in how the Obama administration is running things. The man in office is not the man I followed throughout the entire campaign. Things will have to change quite a bit to convince to vote for him again.

  • Josie

    Glenn Beck and his fake emotions and over-acting make me sick. I’m glad Stephen Colbert called him and his project out.

  • Jim

    I missed the part when the Obama administration attacked Beck.

  • Jim

    Oh, and G ary, I think Valerie Plame would disagree with you about the Bushies.

  • Brian

    Stephen Colbert’s hyperbolized version of Glen Beck’s “I’m sorry, I just love my country and I fear for it” face twitches was one of the most amazing and brilliant pieces of physical comedy ever. EVER. Loved it.

  • T

    Now that Glenn Beck’s ratings are high and he’s on everybody’s radar, he naturally gets attacked.

  • Nix

    Josh, I don’t think so. I’ve been forced to watch some Fox lately since my elderly uncle is devoted to it in the afternoons and I can’t tell him to change the channel because, well, you try condescending to a wheelchair-bound old man who when he was hale and hearty let you live in his house while you went to college. BUT: Glenn Beck strikes me as somewhat mentally unbalanced. Yes, he’s acting, but I think reality blurs for him the way it doesn’t for a more polished, cynical performer, like O’Reilly.

  • Carlos Balbás-Espín

    I love these apocalyptic, drama queen-esque conservatives like “vw” in a guilty pleasure-y kind of way.
    Seeing them stand up for Beck, who at best is a moron, because they really think these (very contradictory, BTW) “principles” and “values” will actually ‘save’ America (and by extension, the world) is like watching lab rats get lost in a maze and hit their heads on the little walls over and over again. Poor things.

  • Elizabeth

    I’m signing up Stephen!
    That was hilarious! The intentional (by Colbert) and the unintentional (by Beck – who needs to be chemically balanced in addition to being ‘fair and balanced’.)
    Sometimes I just wonder what things/coverage would’ve been like if John McCain had gotten into office…

  • Sues

    I think the people who support Beck are scarier then Beck himself. Mainly because Beck knows he’s putting on a show – he’s doing it to make money. The people who follow him are gullable which makes them way more scary than the guy on TV.

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