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  • Allen#1 West Valley, UT
    June 8, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    Flying Finn: Why are you and others so afraid of Hillary Clinton? Is it because she remained married to her husband who betrayed their marriage vows? Is that worse than Arnold Swarzeneggar who fathered a child out of wedlock? Last time I listened to Glenn Beck, he supported marriage and foregivness.

  • Allen#1 West Valley, UT
    June 8, 2011 8:43 a.m.

    As a registered Republican who has listened to Glenn Beck, I feel he is a disgrace to the real Republican Party as are Speaker Boehner and others who want to bankrupt the USA by continuing the George W. Bush tax cuts for the rich (those making more than $ 250,00).

    Democrats need to examine the giveaways to the indolent while Republicans need to realize taxes must increase to pay for necessary services AND the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Flying Finn Murray, UT
    May 31, 2011 7:53 a.m.

    @CHS 85 | 1:35 p.m. May 26, 2011
    The Federal Government isn't trying to stifle Glenn Beck's freedom of speech. Hillary Clinton would however if given the chance.

  • Flying Finn Murray, UT
    May 31, 2011 6:33 a.m.

    @Screwdriver | 12:40 a.m. May 28, 2011

    How is it that conservatives like Rush Limbaugh can make a fortune on talk shows and the liberal can't?

    When a conservative doesn't like something they hear they move on. They have something the liberals will never have: A sense of humor.

  • awsomeron1 Oahu, HI
    May 29, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    I have nothing against Glenn Beck and still listen to him, now and then, until the content Commericals both Real and in the suspossed program finally get to me. That does not take long these days before I switch all the stations to off. That would include the both Left and Eight Wing Media.

    All I want to see is Abortion Stopped, and providers and helpers brought to justice on this side of life.

    Then Oba,a to a be a 1 term President,

    Those two things accomplished I may turn my TV back on and my Radio to somthing other them Smooth Jazz. Maybe the Station that runs Commericals about Not having Commericals. Mostly because they play Rap Music and no one wants to buy time on them.

    Glenn was good and Glenn was funny, not so much anymore.

    I predeict that Glenn Beck will implode.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    May 29, 2011 3:03 p.m.

    re: Cats | 9:36 a.m. May 26, 2011

    Then, by that same logic, Keith Olbermann is a threat to the lunatic right.

    Don't know about the rest of you but I will be watching alot more Current TV starting 6/20.

    Brother Glenn is an entertainer and he even admitted it.

    For the record, The only Fox "News Analysis" shows worth watching are Follow the money & Freedom watch.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    May 28, 2011 12:40 a.m.

    I thought he said he was an entertainer and a rodeo clown? What truth is he talking about?

    Has the US been converted to communism? You do realize that Obama is the worst and slowest communist dictator ever right? He didn't even take your guns yet or imprison scientists.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    May 27, 2011 1:26 p.m.

    Just goes to show that even recovering alcaholic lunatics survive. But what's worse is when someone makes a valid attempt to take out the trash and somehow it manages to make it's way back...Oh well... the silence as short lived as it was...was indeed... golden.

  • FarnsworthPMacGillicuddy Layton, UT
    May 27, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    Glenn Beck's new venture will most likely be a financial success for his organization, employees and the advertisers. Limbaugh wouldn't still be on, and have the ratings share he does, if his message wasn't popular with millions and millions of listeners, and the advertisers there, also reap a financial reward.

    The one thing that most progressives consistently fail to realize, or accept, is that the market itself,drives the financial success.
    Trying to regulate free speech, hasn't worked so well in Syria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt has it? Another failed lesson of life by the progressives.
    They want "democracy" their way, and no other way is to be permitted or tolerated at all. That in and of itself is despotism, and the American people finally are beginning to wake up to the farce of Progressivism.
    I'm not terribly enamored with Limbaugh and find some of Beck's programs at least interesting, haven't found much but negativism on the more "progressive" media outlets. There are indeed far more professional female news anchors out there than Katie Couric, anywhere you look, well, except here in Utah of course.

  • @Charles the greater outdoors, UT
    May 27, 2011 11:36 a.m.

    Duckie says, "No, the goal of anyone left of crazy fringe right is intelligent thought, and to destroy ignorance.... unfortunately Glenn Beck just happens to stand at ground zero of ignorant thought."

    If Beck is the crazy fringe right then anyone who opposes him is the crazy fringe left, right? Given that fact, Obama just happens to stand at ground zero of ignorant thought. And so many of you blindly follow your Dear Leader as if he were the Savior.....talk about scary!

    owlmaster says, "I watched him once, vomited and have never gone back." Perfect example of the tolerant and open-minded Left. You really want us to believe you vomited? One of the Big Tenters!!!

    It's been fun to read of the hatred and anger directed at a man who has studied history and shared what he has learned. No one has refuted Beck but you sure have opened your souls and let everyone understand how the absence of light and knowledge is ignorance and hate.

    Sunshine on the Communists in the Democratic Party is the best disinfectant in the world.

    Why spend an entire day posting about a man you hate so much? Telling!

  • @Charles the greater outdoors, UT
    May 27, 2011 11:24 a.m.

    @Ninjutsu: your post @11:08 should have just ended when you said you hated Beck. I don't know anyone who hangs on every word Beck says. I don't know of anyone who only gets their news from one source or like-minded sources except the Left.

    No one on here listens to Beck, Hannity, Rush or watches Fox News. You visit pages that share what they think those people said but no one actually listens to them. Pagan and his headlines thinks that's listening to them. LOL!

    Cult? Kind of like the Democrats who threw Joe Lieberman out because he voted FOR the war and with them on every other issue?

    Anyone who sheds light on the Communist policies of this administration is to be taken seriously. Van Jones? ACORN? Planned Parenthood? Cass Susteen? and many other radicals that your news sources don't report on.

    @oneoldman: "I've always thought there can be only ONE version of the truth. Are you telling us there are more?"

    IDK - California is teaching kindergarteners that there are more than 2 genders. It all depends on what your definition of "is" is, right?

  • @Charles the greater outdoors, UT
    May 27, 2011 10:04 a.m.

    @Reasonable person: (interesting moniker when all you've done is complain about the Right).

    People do watch all those you claim they don't. You should check out Newsbusters dot org or CNS or many others who document the lies of the Left. Did you notice that none of the national news networks reported on the outburst by Schultz of MSNBC? Why is that? They sure reported on Imus but nary a word on Schultz calling Laura Ingraham and nasty word.

    You want "screamers"? Just watch or read the list of outlets you posted. The anger, hate and vitriol just oozes from their lips/pages. Go listen to the hatred from Mike Malloy and former Air America personalities. Watch Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell and Olberdonkey.

    Watch the disdain from David Gregory or any of the nightly news hosts.

    You can also watch and listen to your Dear Leader and his disdain for those who oppose him. See his words for Fox News, Hannity and anyone who disagrees with his Communist beliefs. it's hatred for his fellow man.

    @George: the hearts of men are exposed by the words they share with us. Not too hard to discern.

  • @Charles the greater outdoors, UT
    May 27, 2011 9:55 a.m.

    LDS Lib states, "I'll listen to a persons opinion, but I won't stand for out-right lies, half-truths and deceitfulness."

    And yet you blindly follow and support your Dear Leader and the national media who want to "fundamentally change America!" I guess your issues are a one-way street.

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

    And yet that's exactly what the news outlets CI mentioned do daily. It's what you Lefties do on these pages daily. It's your way or the highway. I've never seen any of you support a conservative idea or eternal principle yet.

    MormonDem states, "Enough with the conservative oppression fantasies". Fairness doctrine. Democratic members in Congress calling for the end of Fox News on the air? and the elimination of AM Radio? You need a new news source MD. it's happening and you don't even know it.

    I'd also like for you to call out those on the Left who spew "hateful nonsense". Maddow, Matthews, Suspended Schultz, Malloy, Oberdonkey, Obama, Wasserman-Schultz, O'Donnell, Maher, Behar...can you do it?

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    May 27, 2011 9:07 a.m.

    To "get'er done | 8:14 a.m." When I see what Obama, and many other politicians are doing to the country, I am reminded of the scripture Alma 46:3-5 which states:

    "3 Now the leader of those who were wroth against their brethren was a large and a strong man; and his name was Amalickiah.

    4 And Amalickiah was desirous to be a king; and those people who were wroth were also desirous that he should be their king; and they were the greater part of them the lower judges of the land, and they were seeking for power.

    5 And they had been led by the flatteries of Amalickiah, that if they would support him and establish him to be their king that he would make them rulers over the people."

    Those kingmen were ultimately looking to destroy freedom all for their own gain.

  • get'er done Ogden, UT
    May 27, 2011 8:14 a.m.

    anything that will help get rid of Obama and his freeloading supporters.. they all need to get jobs and stop leaching.

  • Flying Finn Murray, UT
    May 27, 2011 7:51 a.m.

    @Aggielove

    There is a major difference between your typical repub and a true Republican. Republicans take their conservative opinions seriously and capitalize the name of their party. repubs on the other hand are fair weather friends who would probably vote for Obama over Romney.

  • Aggielove Junction city, Oregon
    May 27, 2011 7:36 a.m.

    im a repub and i could care less about his money making scary reports.

  • SimonSays Riverton, UT
    May 27, 2011 6:36 a.m.

    Thank heavens I do not have to listen to him.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 27, 2011 6:19 a.m.

    George - Bronx, NY

    I was in the Bronx about a week back. Nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there. The thing I found most telling about the place are the bumper stickers on police cars that read "$10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone shooting a police officer"

  • l.cee Ridgefield, WA
    May 27, 2011 1:27 a.m.

    Many of you say that Glen Beck is an entertainer--I'll give you that.

    The other day a caller called into his radio show and was so concerned about Beck paying out $1 million for security that he (the caller) wanted to donate money to Beck to help him out. Beck stopped him and said he didn't want it but the guy kept insisting that people should donate to help Beck out.

    So would you think Beck would steer the man to donate to worthy causes?

    No....

    Beck told him about how he could go to Beck's website and buy things like books and such to help him out.

    That's when I changed the station.

    It's all about the money!!!!! It's always about the money!!!!

  • Owen Heber City, UT
    May 27, 2011 12:03 a.m.

    @ selway
    Every time the DesNews runs a story about Beck we get some version of the inevitable comment: "Those who criticize Beck must never watch, because he's never been 'unfactual.'" Every. Single. Time. These can not all be first-time readers. The number of examples shared on these pages are too numerous to mention. There are whole Web sites dedicated to fact-checking Beck -- with dates and times for his hundreds of 'unfactual' statements. Here's my prediction for 10 years hence: Beck will be unaffiliated with any organized religion, perhaps the (very wealthy) leader of a fringe group of hangers-on that no-one pays any attention to.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    May 26, 2011 11:55 p.m.

    Good work Glen, keep it up. We need more folks fighting obamism and socialism in our nation. We have little time left.

  • selway Paul, Idaho
    May 26, 2011 10:56 p.m.

    He already has written 4 or 5 best sellers and has a bigger tv audience than any show on cnn or cnbc and is 3rd on Fox with a terrible time slot. Funny I have not heard of any stories out of hundreds he has reported on where he was unfactual.

  • Chris1776 JENKINTOWN, PA
    May 26, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    Ok you Glenn Beck hatemongers, I will go on the record here and now and tell you all that within 10 years Glenn Beck will be as rich and powerful as Oprah Winfrey. He will have his own TV network, books, organizations and have thousands of people working for him. If you people where around when Oprah started 25 years ago you would have told her she would not be successful.

    I also want to add Glenn Beck will go down in history as helping to save our Republic and by doing that help save the rest of the world. It only takes 1 real person to make a huge difference in the world.

    Time will tell. You will all see.

  • Sorry Charlie! SLC, UT
    May 26, 2011 8:47 p.m.

    @Mike Richards
    Your 12:05 post Mr. Obama has most of the press in his back pocket. Can't he allow ONE PERSON to question him? Can't he allow ONE PERSON to give his own opinion?

    Your 2:35 post directed at CHS You made the accusation that I thought that the GOVERNMENT was taking away Glenn Beck's rights. I didn't make that assertion. You did.

    So are you being dishonest or just contradictory?

  • aware Babb, MT
    May 26, 2011 7:44 p.m.

    If Glenn Beck is wrong in his programs/agendas... why not just ignore him? Bashing him doesn't speak well of the "basher". If he is right - then follow his advise and don't look back. Why all the arguing and haggling... I for one look for truth where ever I can find it.

    It's like knowing the difference between wisdom and knowledge. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit - but wisdom is not adding it to a fruit salad. Knowledge is taking from Glenn Beck what will help you in your life - wisdom is if you can't find anything good - move on.

  • mine Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 6:19 p.m.

    Boo Hooo! The fascist mo is moving on, boo hooo!

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    May 26, 2011 6:19 p.m.

    Glen Beck isn't worth the time wasted to argue one way or the other.

    I watched him once, vomited and have never gone back.

    His facts are so out of line with reality that it's like expecting a snake crawl in a straight line.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    May 26, 2011 5:56 p.m.

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

    "What the BECK critics really seem to hate - is actual diversity of OPINION."

    You mean whether he's hard core insane or partially off his rocker?

    There is **no way** Glennie is pulling a Hamlet! I dare conservatives to look that up.

  • OnlyInUtah Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 26, 2011 5:33 p.m.

    there's sure a lot of people out there that are threatened by Mr. Beck. It's a good thing we have a little item called Freedom of Speech that the liberals love to support.. whenever it suits their purposes. lol

  • SpringvilleEd SPRINGVILLE, UT
    May 26, 2011 4:56 p.m.

    Ha ha. I was commenting that I find it interesting that people have such interesting comments while they have no year's supply, don't honor the Sabbath etc etc. Yet they are ready to jump on another human who has about as much status as anyone else straightening the deck chairs on the Titanic. Thus, believe in the Lord not man.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 26, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    "The goal of the left has always been to destroy Glenn Beck."

    No, the goal of anyone left of crazy fringe right is intelligent thought, and to destroy ignorance.... unfortunately Glenn Beck just happens to stand at ground zero of ignorant thought.

    It does crack me up that this is his big break.... we web TV shot. He, maybe he can run side by side with I Carli's web show. Anybody with a laptop, internet connection, and a web cam can launch their own web channel... this is about the least earth rocking news imaginable.

  • cymrul West Valley City, UT
    May 26, 2011 4:06 p.m.

    Springville Ed. How do you go from Glenn Beck to a Sermon on the Web?? We have religious leaders, which Beck is NOT, to teach us what they believe to be the truth, the light and the way. Beck is no prophet, although there are those on here who may believe he is.

  • cymrul West Valley City, UT
    May 26, 2011 3:58 p.m.

    Again I have to wonder if there would be such a passionate argument over a television personality (which, let's be honest. THAT is exactly what Beck is.) if he said things that were against the LDS church. I honestly feel that many on here support Beck simply because he's LDS. If this guy wer saying the same stuff but was Catholic or even an agnostic I doubt there would be this volume of commentary.

  • nick Provo, UT
    May 26, 2011 3:40 p.m.

    Glenn on the web is perfect. So-called open-minded liberals who boycott companies that advertise on his Fox cable show will have a much more difficult time boycotting a show on the web. For people who thought Glenn would simply fade away, he will continue to have a major impact on American culture and politics.

  • SpringvilleEd SPRINGVILLE, UT
    May 26, 2011 3:19 p.m.

    I have often laughed at so many believing in the arm of flesh. all politics is, is voicing your opinion about subject matters. The constitution is not a play thing to be changed with every administration. The Lord will one day rule from Jerusalem and New Jerusalem. Until then, follow the prophet (primary song). If you condone homosexuality, the dole (welfare), breaking the rule of law (our borders, going to war without congress' approval, etc.) , then don't be surprised when you wake up and have inherited the Telestial Kingdom. There is only one way, truth and life. Thank Father for the book of Mormon and living prophets.

  • screenname Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    George,

    It's probably because it's a lot more ironic when the party that champions "tolerance" has just as many problems tolerating what they disagree with as the party that they constantly attack for being intolerant.

  • George Bronx, NY
    May 26, 2011 3:04 p.m.

    @Mike Richards
    once again Mike you need to slow down and reread my post and maybe actually address the questions and comments directed at you. I stated that i think Beck should have the right to his free speech and his show and I restate that belief again. now will you actually address my questions or do you want to keep avoiding them?
    BTW this is myforth attempt at trying to get them to post a response to you and others so dont feel so bad.

  • George Bronx, NY
    May 26, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    so one person made a childish comment about if you dont like it leave (countered by at least seven liberals stationg their belief that Beck has a right to his free speech incuding me) and now the entire thread is about supposed threats by liberals on free speech yet over on the article about the MSNBC person who was actually suspended not a peep about free speech.....interesting.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    May 26, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    Ninjutsu |"But the scary thing is how many people follow him religiously and hang on his every word." Kind of like the Obama followers that post.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    May 26, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    re: CHS

    You made the accusation that I thought that the GOVERNMENT was taking away Glenn Beck's rights. I didn't make that assertion. You did. Now you want me to explain why YOUR accusation is wrong. Welcome to sixth grade debate. Your tactic is not allowed. You can present your facts. You can refute my facts. You cannot attribute one of your "facts" to me and then demand that I refute that "fact".

    Now you're advancing a conspiracy theory against the government. Do you want to prove YOUR point?

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    May 26, 2011 2:20 p.m.

    To "CHS 85 | 1:35 p.m" The FCC, and the current political appointees that run it want to shut down Glenn Beck, Fox News, and all who disagree with liberals. See "FCC push to regulate news draws fire" at the Hill where they describe how the FCC was seeking regulations so that they could determine "fairness". Also see "Nothing neutral about this unholy scheme" in the Washington Times.

    I can give you a list of Democrat leaders that want to use the FCC to shut down Glenn Beck, Fox News, and all who disagree with liberals:

    Rep. Louise Slaughter
    Sen. Howard Dean
    Bill and Hilary Clinton
    Sen. Stabenow
    Sen. Harken
    Sen. Charles Schumer

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    "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."

    That actually sounds a lot like the right.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    May 26, 2011 1:51 p.m.

    To "LDS Liberal | 10:20 a.m." why do you keep insisting that the lie you have been fed about NAZI's is true. The NAZI party was a socialist organization. If you bothered to read their party platform from the 1920's and 1930's, they are nearly equal to today's modern liberal movement. They are the left, not the far left, maybe not as far left as many congressmen are today.

    If you want I can post statements from the NAZI party platform so that everybody can see that they wanted to nationalize businesses, force businesses to share profits, and destroy free speech of anybody who disagrees with the NAZI party.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    May 26, 2011 1:35 p.m.

    @Mike Richards

    So, you admit, then, you have absolutely no proof that any governmental agency is trying to stifle Glenn Beck's freedom of speech, right?

    The last time I checked, he had a rally on the National Mall, has a daily tv and radio show, is launching an Internet tv show, publishes book after book, making himself and his employees vast fortunes. Again, what free speech rights is he being deprived of?

    The rest sounds suspiciously like conspiracy theories - kinda like the theories that Mr. Beck throws around.

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    May 26, 2011 1:24 p.m.

    Amen Mountanman!

    If you don't believe it just go to the Huffington Post or anything Soros. I haven't seen such twisting and turning of things since the game of twister.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    May 26, 2011 1:10 p.m.

    @ one old man. Great question! Truth is a knowledge of things as they really are, as they really were and as they really always will be. The problems come because all people see the truth not for what IT really is but from what THEY really are! In other words, some people can't accept the truth so instead of changing themselves to be in concert with truth, they attempt to alter the truth to fit themselves. We call those people liberals.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    May 26, 2011 1:04 p.m.

    re: CHS 85 | 12:38 p.m. May 26, 2011

    Are you so naive that you think that only the Government can take away a person's rights? Welcome to the real world where Mr. Soros has almost unlimited power with the media, where Mr. Obama can ban media coverage from outlets which are not on his "friends and family" list, where contracts to do business depend on accepting his politics hook, line and sinker (just ask Boeing, GM and Chrysler).

    Don't play the role of a wide-eyed innocent who thinks that the powers that be will not use any method available to them to shut someone up. In their world the end justifies the means and they will use any means available to them.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    May 26, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    Mountainman, correct me if I'm wrong in thinking something is strange about your comment: "Again, if you don't like Glenn Beck's version of the truth,"

    I've always thought there can be only ONE version of the truth. Are you telling us there are more?

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    May 26, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    @Mike Richards

    "Yet, he is being singled out as someone who should be stripped of his right to speak freely."

    How exactly are his free speech rights being taken away? What governmental entitity is trying to do that?

  • L White Springville, UT
    May 26, 2011 12:37 p.m.

    Mr. George, you commented, "how about we drop the false indignation and false superiority act now".

    Please show us how that is done.

    Glenn Beck is a good citizen. I think that he has all the rights of every other citizen to speak. I think he does not need your permission.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 26, 2011 12:33 p.m.

    Re: George | 12:00 p.m. May 26, 2011

    Jim made and excellent point! It's the same one liberals use when we complain about the trash on TV. If liberal don't like Glenn Bech no one will force them to watch him at the point of a gun ..... especially in New York.

    Liberals swoon over the 1st Amendment right to free speech ..... provided that they agree with it.

  • cla Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 12:20 p.m.

    Ha! None of this has anything to do with "truth" or "facts." It's all a SHOW designed to make MONEY. That goes for all the talking skulls on the left and the right and the middle. They're making millions and laughing all the way to the bank. They just stake out their "territory," spew forth and sell advertising. Wake up...it's all a SHOW folks...and these guys are the carnival barkers...rich carnival barkers.

  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 12:15 p.m.

    I will go out of my way to miss this show.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    May 26, 2011 12:05 p.m.

    Why does it not surprise me that the moderators would censor my rebuttal to another poster who directed his post directly at me? If a conservative makes a rebuttal, he becomes a person non-grata. If someone posts against a conservative, his post is published. It does not matter that there are rules printed about which posts will be allowed.

    Glenn Beck is not the enemy. He cannot pass legislation. He cannot execute legislation. He cannot rule on the constitutionality of legislation.

    Yet, he is being singled out as someone who should be stripped of his right to speak freely.

    He is one person. Is there not room in America for one person to speak against Mr. Obama? Mr. Obama has most of the press in his back pocket. Can't he allow ONE PERSON to question him? Can't he allow ONE PERSON to give his own opinion?

  • George Bronx, NY
    May 26, 2011 12:00 p.m.

    @jim
    your right jim and maybe you can remember that as well the next time one of those nasty liberal channels is airing something that insults your delicate taste....how about we drop the false indignation and false superiority act now.

  • Jim Mesa, Az
    May 26, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    I don't know how many people are aware of it, but there is a button on most remote controls, it is called the on/off button, sometimes called the power button. When you use it the evil genie on the screen disappears, you can then make yourself a warm cup of milk and go to bed.

  • MenaceToSociety Draper, UT
    May 26, 2011 11:35 a.m.

    The truth lives here. Haha. Good one, Glenn. I guess if you keep repeating the same lies to the uninformed long enough some will think they are the truth. Sad state of affairs in our country.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    May 26, 2011 11:25 a.m.

    Though I disagree with Glen on most things except Israel, I need to say I admire his dynamism.

  • Ninjutsu Sandy, UT
    May 26, 2011 11:08 a.m.

    OK, I confess. I am a Beck hater. But I do believe he has every right to do what he does. But the scary thing is how many people follow him religiously and hang on his every word. I know many people who get all of their news from just one source, or a handful of like-minded sources, rather than try to understand a variety of perspectives. This is similar to the way conspiracy cults are formed. Beck is a demagogue and to the extent he is taken seriously he is not healthy influence on society.

  • cymrul West Valley City, UT
    May 26, 2011 11:03 a.m.

    I have to wonder if Glenn Beck wasn't LDS, would the Deseret News still print all these stories about him? What about the Osmonds?? What channel can I find them on?

  • Bill Shakespeare Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 10:49 a.m.

    Cats and Panamadesnews,

    Beck is doing something, you say? To stop Obama? You're wrong. Every word that comes out of Beck's mouth makes Obama's opponents that much more ridiculous. The best way to make Obama disappear would be for Beck to shut his mouth. Welcome to reality, my friends.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 26, 2011 10:29 a.m.

    Mike Richards | 9:43 a.m. May 26, 2011
    South Jordan, Utah
    The goal of the left has always been to destroy Glenn Beck. They don't believe in the right of free speech.

    =============

    Pure poppy-cock MR.

    He [or anyone else] has all the free speech you want.

    But "anything you say, can and will be used against you"

    With freedom, comes consequences.

    I'll listen to a persons opinion, but I won't stand for out-right lies, half-truths and deceitfulness.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    May 26, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    I like Glenn Beck, but I rarely watch his show and never listen to him. So it's a no-brainer that if you don't like him, you would not watch his show, listen to his radio and how about this, not read about him or comment about him.

    I dislike Obama, I never watch him on TV, which is really hard, cause he loves to be on every day, I don't listen to him, I don't read about him and then make comments.

    I am aware of what he does, cause everyday the news is drooling over him, so by no means am I uninformed.

    But you Beck haters, at least you know what station and what time he will be on and you can avoid him, try doing that with a President that you do not like and have seen more on TV in less then four years then probably all the presidents of the past combined, since TV was invented.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    May 26, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    Prisonplanet tv is where the truth lives.

  • George Bronx, NY
    May 26, 2011 10:20 a.m.

    @mike richards
    "The goal of the left has always been to destroy Glenn Beck. They don't believe in the right of free speech." and when exactly did you get the ability to see what is in the hearts of other men Mike, and how exactly does casting these kinds of aspersions fit into your strict religious beliefs?
    I dont need you or any of the other posters to tell me what I think and feel, I can speak just fine for myself thank you. I strongly disagree with Beck and his propaganda but I think he has every right to his free speech and his little internet enterprise.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 26, 2011 10:20 a.m.

    "The Truth Lives Here."

    =============

    The 1st thing Glenn Beck needs to get staightened out about truth is that the Nazis [Fascism] are politically on the ubber-far-Right.

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    May 26, 2011 10:16 a.m.

    MormonDem: I am a MormonRepub and I do not agree with you. We apparantly belong to the same religious organization, but do not agree on politics. Just the way it should be in our church and our country.

  • Evets Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 26, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    I'm all for internet radio and TV channels. Let the conservatives and the liberals put their stuff out there and let's see who survives. This is just freedom of choice. It is free enterprise at it's best.

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    May 26, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    Cats says "One thing I find interesting is that most of the people who attack Glenn Beck don't even listen to him."

    Substitute MSNBC, CBS, NEWSWEEK, NPR, David Greogry, Paul Krugman, NEW YORK TIMES, Kati Couric, Joy Behar, Bill Mahr, HUFFINGTONPOST, for "Glenn Beck" in your comment, and it'll ring just as true.

    The BIGGEST problem we have, is that the people with the biggest audiences, are not the President, Senators or Congressmen. It's the radio-TV "screamers" who interpret what's said, into language that their listeners will understand and support.

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    May 26, 2011 10:10 a.m.

    Cats: I agree 100%.

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    May 26, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    Penguin Inc: If Glenn Beck doesn't like what Obama does, he doesn't need to move to Russia, he can do what he is doing. Most everyone else that doesn't like what Obama is doing just complains, but doesn't do anything about it. Glenn Beck is doing something about it.

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    May 26, 2011 10:02 a.m.

    Hey people, Glen Beck's program is an opinion program. Yes, most of what he says are his opinions. He shouldn't have to document everything he says. Yes, if he quotes someone, he ought to say where the quote came from. But, just sayin . . . it is what it is.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 10:01 a.m.

    'And lets face it, they just have more entertaining personalities. Would you rather watch Rachel Maddow sit behind a desk talking about facts, or Glenn Beck dressed up as a Nazi scribbling on a chalk board while screaming at the camera?' - williary | 9:42 a.m.

    Last post, I did want to touch on this one. While I never want to see anyone in a Nazi uniform, I do remember fondly Glenn Beck and his chalk board.

    And while many on Fox News are entertaining performers it's true, like Sarah Palin...

    none hold a candle to Rachel Maddow's factual coverage, and an episode where she had a light saber!

    Go ahead. You can look it up!

    Good day to you all.

  • Penguin Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 26, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    Cats:

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but I was just using Mountanman's logic against him, as he had previous suggested that Beck critics could just shut up and not watch. Thanks for the lesson about "typical liberals," though. A real eye-opener.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 9:46 a.m.

    'One thing I find interesting is that most of the people who attack Glenn Beck don't even listen to him.' - Cats | 9:36 a.m.

    Cat,

    Of COURSE we listen to Glen Beck!

    *'Fox Host Glenn Beck: Obama Is A "Racist" - Huffington Post - 07/08/09

    'When Fox's Brian Kilmeadeon pointed out that many people in Obama's administration are white, so "you can't say he doesn't like white people," Beck pressed on. "I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm saying he has a problem," Beck said. "This guy is, I believe, a racist."

    We DO listen to Glen Beck.

    Your just upset it's the reason people don't LIKE Glen Beck.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    May 26, 2011 9:43 a.m.

    The goal of the left has always been to destroy Glenn Beck. They don't believe in the right of free speech. They believe that only they have that right and that it is the duty of everyone else to not only listen to them, but to accept it as the gospel truth.

    This nation was built on freedom for each individual to do what he thought best with very few restrictions. Glenn Beck has the right to do what he thinks best. If he has a different opinion that you do, why not hit up Mr. George Soros for the millions that it would cost to host your own liberal left-wing web T.V. show? Oh that's right, that money is only available to intimidate advertisers and station owners, it's not available to spread your propaganda.

  • MormonDem Provo, UT
    May 26, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    A reminder: the same freedom of speech that grants Glenn Beck the right to hawk his wares on his own cable network gives the rest of us the right to point out his dishonesty and deride his charlatanery.

    Saying that someone spews hateful nonsense is not the same as inhibiting his right to spew hateful nonsense.

    Enough with the conservative oppression fantasies.

  • williary Kearns, UT
    May 26, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    I love when the words "Glenn Beck," "Fox News," and "Truth," appear in the same story!

    The reason Fox News has great ratings is that it's much easier to get the public riled up talking about social issues, which Republicans pride themselves on.

    And lets face it, they just have more entertaining personalities. Would you rather watch Rachel Maddow sit behind a desk talking about facts, or Glenn Beck dressed up as a Nazi scribbling on a chalk board while screaming at the camera? It's just better TV.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 9:40 a.m.

    '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?

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 26, 2011 9:36 a.m.

    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.

  • dalep2u Herriman, UT
    May 26, 2011 9:35 a.m.

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

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    May 26, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    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.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 26, 2011 9:22 a.m.

    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.

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    May 26, 2011 9:18 a.m.

    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.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 26, 2011 9:12 a.m.

    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!

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    May 26, 2011 9:07 a.m.

    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.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 9:04 a.m.

    '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.

  • Penguin Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 26, 2011 8:44 a.m.

    Mountanman:

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

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    May 26, 2011 8:40 a.m.

    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!

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 26, 2011 8:39 a.m.

    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.

  • Penguin Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 26, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    Mountanman:

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

  • seeswater Vernal, UT
    May 26, 2011 8:26 a.m.

    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.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    May 26, 2011 8:26 a.m.

    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!

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    May 26, 2011 8:16 a.m.

    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
    May 26, 2011 8:05 a.m.

    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
    May 26, 2011 7:59 a.m.

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

  • Penguin Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 26, 2011 7:52 a.m.

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

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 26, 2011 7:46 a.m.

    Comedy or science fiction?