Adam Carolla's recent rant about Occupy Wall Street -- and how the protesters are "fu**ing self-entitled monsters" -- grabbed national headlines earlier this month. We featured it on The Blaze, and it quickly became one of our most popular stories ever. Well now he's back with another rant, this one against the left-leaning media. And it includes plenty of references to Glenn Beck.
See, after we posted the story on The Blaze, Beck featured it on his radio show, calling it one of the best (albeit vulgar) diatribes he's ever heard. He even confessed his new-found admiration for Carolla and wrote about it on the chalkboard that sits behind his radio seat. That grabbed the attention of the media, who apparently started asking Carolla if he sees Beck's support as a liability.
The short answer, which was delivered on his podcast on Dec. 6: no. That in turn led to him turning the tables: "No media member's ever asked me about being too left wing when I talk about pot, abortion and gay marriage, or something like that."
And instead of summing up what he said, we'll just let Carolla tell you (we've changed the transcript slightly for accuracy):
I was doing an interview today with this chick from like Sacramento, and she was like, “aren’t you worried about the stigma of Glenn Beck?” And get this a lot, “aren’t you worried about being associated with the right?”
And I said, “how come when Alec Baldwin announces we’re good buddies, and he comes on the show, nobody interviews me and goes, ‘aren’t you worried about being connected to the left?’ That doesn’t exist. And she’s like, "ahhh, well."
And I said, "The reason you’re asking that is because the media is slanted toward the left, and all of you think that way, you can’t help but the way you think."
See, if I go, “Hey me and Alec Baldwin are good buddies, and he calls in and we hang out,” you thick, “cool.” And if somebody says, “Hey Glenn Beck was calling you a genius the other day,” you go, “oooh, aren’t you worried?”
She had no answer to that.
It's weird. It just kind of-- I know we get in this argument, "which way is the media slanted?" I'll tell this: I don't know which way the media is slanted. But I will tell you, I’ve been asked, am I worried about being connected with right wing whoever or being too right wing a thousand times. No media member's ever asked me about being too left wing when I talk about pot, abortion and gay marriage, or something like that.
That’s a little clue into the universe that they’re living in. While each year I pay the equivalent to 48 school teachers in taxes. Like what 48 individually school teachers, individually, would pay, I pay as one person. We get the exact same benefits. And you're saying to me you want me to pay the equivalent of 51 school teachers. I think I can make a pretty good argument as to why I should pay for only 45 worth of school teachers in taxes in one tax year.
Listen for yourself (content warning for language):