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Why the Marching Band and Confetti on Beck TV?

Why the Marching Band and Confetti on Beck TV?

"We are better than jumping into lakes and holding signs and cigars."

On TV last night, Glenn Beck started with a somber message: the celebrations that broke out yesterday -- people jumping in lakes, etc -- seemed inappropriate. But then there was a twist. They weren't inappropriate because of what they were, but because of what they weren't. After all, they didn't have a marching band, confetti, and cookies (via PopWatch):

“This is a great day in the war on terror. But as I watched all the celebrations taking place on the streets of America, all over America, you may have — and maybe I’m alone — had a strange feeling,” Beck said. “You may have seen students jumping into the lake in Ohio and rushing to the White House bearing signs and smoking cigars. As I watched these things happen last night, I couldn’t help but be reminded of when the Palestinians danced in the streets and passed out candy after the 9/11 attacks, when they danced in the streets over the killing of five American students and the slaughter of a Jewish family. All of these things, you know and I know, were offensive. All of those victims were innocent. America, we are better than this. We are better than jumping into lakes and holding signs and cigars. I think we’re better than that. I mean, why hand out candy… when you can have cookies, and confetti, and a marching band, huh?”

So he rectified that by throwing his own celebration on TV:

Later in the program, Beck explained why he could throw a marching-band party:

“Every time I think that, ‘Oh, I don’t know if we could do the cookies or the confetti or whatever,’ I see that it’s not marching in the streets for innocent victims. It is celebrating in the streets for a journey that has been and hard and been fought valiantly with honor. And people have tried to do the right thing. And this guy was certainly not innocent….”

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