Beck wants to be liked so much that he'll say anything. When he does that breakdown skit with the tears, he says "I just love my country... and I fear for it." but what he's thinking is, "I have been considered an unlovable, overemotional, loser for so many years... My drinking buddies didn't want me. CNN didn't want me. Fox News scraped me up and put me on the tv on a flyer. Now? Now that I have the flag waving behind me and Roger Ailes camera in front of me, can someone say they like me?"
And the sad thing is Glen knows from past experience that they won't... not forever. His shtick has an expiry date. He knows deep down the adulation he's getting is a one shot. He's a long joke with a one bullet punchline. Wait for the punchline.
I feel quite sorry for the guy.