SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — In a nondescript Mission District apartment building, in a tiny room, lives a David who has taken on a Goliath.
Jonathon McIntosh didn’t use a slingshot. He used a computer, and took aim at one of America’s most controversial talk show hosts, Glenn Beck. And he ended up goosing him with a duck. Donald Duck.
A video mashup of Glenn Beck on the radio mixed with Donald Duck cartoons has gone viral. He worked three months on the project, sometimes 10 hours a day. So far, at the video has received at least half a million hits, among them Glenn Beck.
“It is some of the best, well made propaganda I have ever seen”, said Beck on Monday’s show. “But if I’m not mistaken, some of these re-mix videos get federal funding. We’re looking into the funding of this gentleman.”
McIntosh says he received no federal funding. No funding at all. In fact, he lost his job last month, which gave him time to work on the video.
In the video, Donald Duck loses his job and listens to the Beck radio show. The Depression-era cartoon and Beck’s musings pair well. Out of context, of course. Beck talks of Nazi’s and Communists taking over the country today and Donald Duck is fighting them back in the 1940s.
McIntosh thinks Beck’s politics are dangerous and likes how the new media landscape can allow one person to take on the powers at the top. “I like that I’m able to speak back at him, and that people are using re-mix, or Youtube, to talk back and there can be a larger voice for those of us who don’t have a big radio or TV station.”
McIntosh has made no money on the video, but said it would be nice to get a job out it.
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