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Published: Thursday, May 26 2011 7:19 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Comedy or science fiction?

Penguin Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Oh boy! This is going to be terrific...................NOT!

Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

More fiction on TV. How does a person find out who the advertisers are on the channel, so they can be avoided too?

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

If you don't like Glenn Beck, don't watch or listen to him! Problem solved! Its called free speech and it isn't just for liberals anymore!

Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

To Mountanman | 8:05 a.m. May 26, 2011

The problem is that too many people accept his word as gospel, and don't do the fact-checking which would disclose his factual lack.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Re Furry. The problem is that the left thinks they have a corner on the facts and anyone who disagrees with them must be shouted down, silenced and maligned. The demand for truth (facts) is always lower than the supply, always has been, always will be! Again, if you don't like Glenn Beck's version of the truth, use your channel change button on your remote!

seeswater
Vernal, UT

Or, some people listen to MSNBC and take their word as fact, and refuse to listen to the truths that Beck says. I'm not saying everything he says is right, but more often than not, his words ring true, and the facts support them.

Penguin Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Mountanman:

If Glenn Beck doesn't like Obama's policies then he can move to Russia. Problem solved.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

My view on Glenn Bech is similar to the Democrat's view on porn. People that don't like him can simply tune him out. If he succeeds it will be because enough people agree with him and chose to listen to his show.

The thing that drives liberals crazy is that Rush Limbaugh is a financial success. Liberals have tried to compete with their own shows and always fail.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Re Penguin. According to recent Rasmussen polls, the majority of Americans do not like Obama's policies, just like Beck. Russia should brace themselves, right? But they don't have freedom of speech there either so it is better suited for liberal immigrants!

Penguin Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Mountanman:

If Glenn Beck doesn't like Obama's policies then he can move to Russia. Problem solved.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'The same could be said about MSNBC, CBS, NEWSWEEK, NPR, David Greogry, Paul Krugman, NEW YORK TIMES, Kati Couric, Joy Behar, Bill Mahr, HUFFINGTONPOST, etc etc etc.' - Counter Intelligence | 8:36 a.m.

See that?

It's not Glen Beck who's crazy...

it's, etc, etc.

It's every. One. Else.

But not me!

Tin foil hat award.

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

As a liberal who respects and supports the duly-elected President of the United States (but doesn't always agree with him), I also respect Beck's decision to have an internet radio station.

I'll listen to it, as a way to keep up with what's being said (rather than listening to someone interpret it for me).

Will the conservatives also listen to "the other side", so they can learn the truth about what's being said?

Demonizing Katie Couric because she asked "What do you read?" says more about the demonizer, than Couric.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

Dear Penguin: One of the hallmarks of our republic is that if we don't like what the President is doing, we CAN speak out. We don't have to escape the country to express our opinion or change our elected officials. Me thinks you have lost sight of what freedom really means. Pretty typical liberal!

Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

To Counter Intelligence | 8:36 a.m. May 26, 2011

I have no problem with diversity of opinion; in fact, I value it. I regularly read and listen to sources from all parts the political spectrum and then synthesize them so I can get an accurate and complete picture of what's going on concerning any particular issue. Sadly, a lot of people are not willing to make that effort, and look to people like Beck alone for their perception of what is going on in the counry and the world.

My problem with Beck (and others on the extremes of the politicial spectrum) is not diversity of opinion; it's lack of accuracy. To put it bluntly, they play fast and loose with the facts. This does not work to the benefit of a properly informed populace.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Pagan | 9:04 a.m. May 26, 2011

I've never taken the time to listen to Glenn Bech so I can't form an opinion on whether he has a tin foil hat. I don't however automatically assume that everyone I disagree with wears one of those hats you refer to.

Just because I disagree with someone doesn't mean that I'm right and they're wrong.

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

Or you can watch FOX News and get both sides of the story. No matter what you say about FOX News, it has shown both sides for years which is why they are #1 in news. The truth will always win out in the popular vote. People always will get tired of hearing the lack of truth in news. That is why MSNBC, NBC, CBS, etc, etc, etc is falling so fast. Even the printed news (New York Times) is falling into bankrupcy.

dalep2u
Herriman, UT

Glen Beck...is like voiting for Sara Palin...fun, but hard to take too seriously.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

One thing I find interesting is that most of the people who attack Glenn Beck don't even listen to him. All they do is listen to those in the media who attack him. I don't agree with everything Glenn says, but he's not a nut, extremist or tin foil hat wearer. The reason he is attacked by those on the far left is not because he is a flake, it is because he represents a threat to them. That's it plain and simple.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Just because I disagree with someone doesn't mean that I'm right and they're wrong.' - Rifleman | 9:22 a.m.

I would agree with you.

But CI mentioned ELEVEN sources who were supposidly 'biased' instead of Glen Beck.

'The same could be said about MSNBC, CBS, NEWSWEEK, NPR, David Greogry, Paul Krugman, NEW YORK TIMES, Kati Couric, Joy Behar, Bill Mahr, HUFFINGTONPOST, etc etc etc.' - Counter Intelligence | 8:36 a.m.

Beck was even dropped from Fox News!

I wasn't even attacking CI directly. I was faulting the logic that everyone else is wrong, but me.

Can you find fault in that point?

Or would you like to mention ELEVEN other sources in an attempt to discredit my point?

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