So, apparently Glenn Beck’s weird little frog stunt (below)—which they claim did not actually involve killing a real frog—seems to have perplexed a lot of people. I thought it was pretty straightforward, so if you’re among the perplexed: I took the point to be that big, rapid, dramatic change can be more dangerous than seductively gradual change, because if it happens fast enough it will “kill the frog” (or our liberties or whatever) before the frog has a chance to jump out (i.e. mobilize effective opposition) even if he does realize what’s happening. Just call me the Beck Whisperer.
Explaining Glenn Beck’s Frog Stunt
September 24th, 2009 · 8 Comments
Tags: Journalism & the Media