Donald Duck Meets Glenn Beck

by Henry Farrell on October 3, 2010

Utter genius. But watch it now – I suspect that when “This constitutes a fair use of Disney’s Donald Duck” meets a takedown notice from the Mickey copyright mafia, the takedown notice is going to win.



Remfin 10.03.10 at 3:19 pm

As much as I loathe the current copyright situation…

This is “about” Glenn Beck, not Donald Duck, so it’s not even remotely close to fair use.


Mike G. 10.03.10 at 4:33 pm

I’m sure you’ve all seen this, but:

It’s a wonderful (though elementary) explanation of US copyright law.

Re: Duck–The editing on this is excellent, especially the lip-synching in the Christmas Carol portion.


Stuart 10.03.10 at 5:37 pm

Interesting it has “Obama bails out Wall Street” on one of the newspaper headlines. I guess it is really scary how Obama could control the government the year before he became President.

(Not that I am/was necessarily opposed to the bailout, but it is interesting how often now the TARP is associated with Obama rather than Bush)


Down and Out of Sài Gòn 10.03.10 at 9:22 pm

Excellent, but the end left me hanging. What about the foreclosure? I demand a sequel.


Substance McGravitas 10.03.10 at 10:03 pm



Matt McIrvin 10.04.10 at 2:44 am

Hey, to this day the 1992 Ruby Ridge incident is remembered as a disaster of the Clinton administration. Obama has more to do with TARP than Clinton had to do with that.


koan911 10.04.10 at 6:57 am

It’s not coming down.

Disney (and Fox) love this cartoon.

(Even Beck is chuckling: it’s good for his ratings.)


Broggly 10.04.10 at 2:04 pm

I don’t know, I can see the argument that it parodies Donald Duck’s anger. Donald Duck is the kind of short tempered underdog who’d be most susceptible to Beck’s talk.


Steve LaBonne 10.04.10 at 2:59 pm

Stuart, why should Obama escape blame for a policy that he supported as a candidate and continued as President? Those were his choices, both times. (Ditto many other Bush policies that he has chosen to continue- he owns them now.)


mtraven 10.05.10 at 6:45 am


ajay 10.06.10 at 10:51 am

9: Steve, “blame”? Tarp was a success and it’s probably going to make a profit for the taxpayer.


Steve LaBonne 10.06.10 at 12:31 pm

9: Steve, “blame”? Tarp was a success and it’s probably going to make a profit for the taxpayer.

I actually agree with that, but it also creates a lot of moral hazard for the future- and given the weak-tea financial “reform” bill, this stuff WILL happen again. There were better ways of shoring up the financial system without letting the malefactors just go right on collecting their obscene bonuses (and dominating our political system). When you combine that with no meanigful help for the victims, it’s politically toxic and rightly so.


Dopey D 10.07.10 at 8:11 pm

If it wasn’t bad enough that Donald’s under Beck’s sway, now we have to worry about Micky running for office in Orange County.

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