Fired after an act of rebellion inspired by a Glenn Beck radio broadcast, an angry anthropomorphic duck — wearing a blue sailor’s shirt but with no trousers — accidentally kicks a copy of the Main Street Gazette into his own face. The paper notes that even though “home foreclosures continue to rise,” President Obama has chosen to focus on bailing out Wall Street, which turns Donald Duck’s face so red that he transforms into a steaming teapot.
This is a re-imagined Donald Duck cartoon remix constructed from dozens of classic Walt Disney cartoons from the 1930s to 1960s. Donald’s life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments. As his frustration turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming from his radio named Glenn Beck.
This transformative remix work constitutes a fair-use of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law. “Right Wing Radio Duck” by Jonathan McIntosh is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 License – permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution.
While it might not last long on YouTube, McIntosh’s fowl Beck mash-up is starting to garner some rave reviews. At the Stranger, Anthony Hecht raves that it “[c]aptures the strategy of the Glenn Becks of the world perfectly—manufacture rage, and then exploit the shit out of it for personal gain,” world renowned film critic Roger Ebert linked to the toon at his blog, and Brad Blog simply observes, “Duckin’ brilliant.”
“That is not right!” Donald Duck screams after Glenn Beck tells his radio listeners that “the ideas that built America are being lost and perverted.”
Looking out his window, the duck fingers other beloved Walt Disney characters such as Pluto, Goofy and Mickey Mouse as examples of the “Marxists, Communists and anti-Capitalists” that Beck is railing against.
“You have to think like a German Jew in 1943,” Beck warns, which pushes Donald Duck to grab a double-barreled shotgun and hit the streets. But the marching Nazis he saw from his window while he was listening to Beck turn out to be figments of his imagination, since it’s not really Nazi Germany. “I almost forgot for a moment,” Donald Duck says.
Beck rants about “dark dudes coming our way” turn the duck so paranoid that he seals himself into his house and nearly goes mad, before figuring out the best way to use his shotgun.
It’s anyone’s guess how the Fox News Channel pundit might react to the mash-up. After initially raving about send-ups by Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, Beck has been known to backpedal and later bash them.
Beck revealed in January that he kept a picture of Walt Disney on his office wall.
In April, reporting for Forbes, Lacey Rose noted, “In the halls of Mercury’s midtown Manhattan office hang pictures of Beck’s heroes: Orson Welles, Jack Benny, Paul Harvey, Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope. But it is a photo of Walt Disney that hangs alone outside Beck’s corner office.”
“I aspire to Walt Disney’s never-ending quest to try to improve the quality of what he’s doing, his never-ending vision of yes, it can be done,” Beck told Rose, who observed at the time that his hands were “flailing” and his “eyes intense.”
Here are the two Trump claims that the Pentagon chief refused to vouch for
The White House meeting Wednesday afternoon didn't go well for either party, according to their counterparts. Both sides are dishing on details, including a Democratic aide who said that there were two of President Donald Trump's claims that his own Pentagon chief wouldn't vouch for.
At the onset of the meeting, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) began by reading a quote from Gen. James Mattis, who briefly served in Trump's administration.
"But POTUS cut Schumer off," reported PBS News correspondent Lisa Desjardins. Trump then "said that Gen Mattis was: 'the world’s most overrated general. You know why? He wasn’t tough enough. I captured ISIS. Mattis said it would take 2 yrs. I captured them in 1 month."
Former Clinton lawyer scolds Trump’s White House counsel on impeachment: ‘we never considered’ behaving this way
On Tuesday, Lanny Breuer, a special counsel who worked for President Bill Clinton's White House, wrote an open letter in the Washington Post to President Donald Trump's White House Counsel Pat Cipollone — telling him that, while he understands an impeachment is a horrible thing for an administration to go through, Clinton and his lawyers would never have behaved the way Trump is now.
"In 1998, we felt under siege," wrote Breuer. "We argued at the time, as you do in your letter, that Congress should provide additional procedural protections to the president ... For example, instead of conducting its own investigation, the committee relied almost exclusively on [independent counsel Ken] Starr’s report, which had serious flaws. The House took only three months to adopt articles of impeachment, and we had only two days to present our witnesses. The president’s personal lawyer, David Kendall, had only 30 minutes to question Starr. We felt this was deeply unfair and a derogation of the House’s constitutional duty to investigate thoroughly whether impeachment was warranted."
White House leaked ‘insane letter’ to Fox host — that makes Trump look ridiculously ‘dumb’
President Donald Trump was ridiculed on Wednesday after a letter was leaked that President Donald Trump sent to Turkish President Recep Erdo?an.
The letter was sent a week ago, on October 9th.
A copy of the letter, where Trump warned Erdo?an not to be a fool, was obtained by Fox Business personality Trish Regan.
Commentary on the letter was swift -- and brutal.
Here's some of what people were saying:
Can’t tell if parody of dumb guy trying to cover his tracks or real dumb guy who is covering tracks