Glenn Beck criticizes My Chemical Romance’s “Sing” for spreading propaganda
And was then dragged by Gerard Way: “I think the word Glenn Beck was looking for was ‘subversion’ not 'propaganda,’ because I don’t know what [the lyrics] would be considered propaganda for? Truth? Sentiment?” Way wrote. “And I can’t tell what he’s angrier about, the fact that it’s how I feel about the persistent sterilization of our culture, or the fact that it’s on network television for everyone to hear.” Way then poked fun at Beck for featuring incorrect “Sing” lyrics on his show — “Children that can talk about it/ Living on the railways/ People moving sideways” (the actual lyric is “living on the Webways”) — by pointing out the fact that, well, kids don’t exactly live on the rails these days. “And railways? Is it 1863? Seen any children living on these lately instead of the Internet?” he wrote. “I’m actually shocked that no actual fact-checking was done on the lyrics. I mean, Fox is a major news channel, covering factual topics in an unbiased and intelligent … oh wait.”
[Excerpt from Homeworld Peace and Justice Authority interrogation file 225674-B: Interrogation of Crystal Gem Tourmaline 9VH by Agate 3YN. Recorded 15-11-02-78 by security robinoid.]
[9VH]: Alright, you wanna know about the Renegade Pearl so bad? Let me tell you bunch of [REDACTED] a story.
So we captured this upper-crust type from a Homeworld convoy, yeah? A Morganite or an Axinite or something. We had ‘er unbubbled and put in a cell for a bit of interrogation. She’s sittin’ there bein’ prissy and aloof, goin’ on about how this was an insult to a gem a’ her stature and her diamond was gonna hear about this, yadda yadda. And then the Renegade Pearl walks in to do the interrogation- and this prissy little upper-crust just flips out. Launches into a full-blown fit, calls ‘er a disgrace, an abomination, a traitor, a savage, an atrocity, a [REDACTED], a worthless, abhorrent defect that the diamonds would shatter if they were feelin’ merciful.
And you wanna know what the Renegade does? She walks right up to ‘er, looks ‘er straight in the eye, and says “Good.”