Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Beck Mans Up

Foxman Glenn Beck sorta forgave his dad last year on Father's Day. The tv/radio personality and father of four (and future children's book author) offered a somewhat rambling discussion that included a slight smack to his mother — a depressed woman who committed suicide when he was in his teens — and a "thank you" to his alcoholic dad for helping him "man up."

Man up? That's the good that comes from an alcoholic father? Medical experts who discuss what a depressed dad who doesn't receive adequate treatment can do to his kids do seem to disagree with what Beck sees as praiseworthy. Still, if that's his opinion, so be it and we only have a few more weeks to await this year's FD Beckian proclamation.

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