By Jeff Mays
That’s right, filmmaker Tyler Perry is one of Beck’s heroes:
“This guy is a hero to me. This guy is fantastic,” Beck said.
Beck said he loved Perry’s independence and his ability to combine entertainment with an “enlightening” message.
“How is it I don’t know this man? How is it we are not friends?” said Beck who admitted to just recently seeing his first Tyler Perry movie.
“It’s exactly the kind of movie that would make a lot of money. It is amazing — he can’t get it done so he sets up his own production company and he’s wildly successful…. I just told the guys this morning that I want to meet him – I want to set up a meeting because from what little I know, we think exactly the same way.”
Perry is an Obama supporter so I think Madea would probably go get her pistol after hearing some of the nonsense Beck spouts on the air. I can hear Perry as Madea now: “A Beck. What’s a Beck. I don’t give a %#* about a Beck.”
What Beck’s comments do give is a clear outlook on why he says the ridiculous, untrue things he does: money.
Beck was paid $32 million over the last year, $13 million from publishing.
“I could give a flying crap about the political process. Making money, on the other hand, is to be taken very seriously, and controversy is its own coinage,” Beck said in the piece.
If Spike Lee thinks Tyler Perry produces “coonery,” then Beck must be the equivalent of Amos ‘N’ Andy.
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