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Published: Tuesday, May 29 2012 9:48 p.m. MDT

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one old man
Ogden, UT

This is downright frightening. Beck is dangerous. It might be different if he was truthful. But he's not. Even more frightening is the fact that he has many Americans completely fooled into believing him.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

His daily AM radio show that airs for free
has devolved into nothing more than a 2 hour advertisement for GBTV, the Blaze, and Mercury Radio.

"Like I said last night on GBTV - for those of you who turned in - you'll remember when I said..."
or
"But there's more, much much more. That's just a taste, just a small snippet of what you'll discover tonight on GBTV...."

It's pathetic quite frankly.

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

Please, one old man, tell me what he has lied about? I would like a list that you can give me a link to, not just what the left has said he said.
"he has many Americans completely fooled into believing him." You mean obama, is that who you were talking about?

Thank you Mr Askar, I was very upset with you about your other article about Glenn in Israel. Thank you for an article that tells the straight story. It is so fun to watch his progress after all the doomsayers in the left.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

If ever there was a dynamo, it is Glen Beck. He is a very able person. I wish he had a more accurate sense of what is right.

AZRods
Maricopa, AZ

LDliberal, is "it" really pathetic or is it more pathetic that you apparently listen to Beck's free radio program, then come on here to comment on how pathetic it is?
Bitter, party of two;)

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

I listen to Glenn Beck all the time in the morning and haven't ever heard him lie about anything.

Maybe some of the commentators here call things "lies" when they just don't like the message?

As far as the amount of money he earns; the left-wing liberals can always start their OWN program and see if they can make that much money.

THATS what makes America great!

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

I wish the people who claim Beck lies, etc. would actually listen to what he says instead of just repeating what they hear on liberal media outlets. If they did, they'd find out that Glenn is actually a reasonable, decent, down-to-earth guy and NOT a liar.

I don't always agree with Glenn and, it's true, he sometimes becomes rather emotional, but he's not out of wack or extreme. He backs up everything he states with documentation.

IDC
Boise, ID

He is a little further right than me and likes to entertain through a bit of sensationalism but I say, good for him. I hope he gets 50 million subscribers and we can get this country turned away from big government and back to what made America great - us, the people, not the government.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Star, although I don't listen to Beck very often, I've heard enough to know that he's quite full of it much of the time.

I don't have a list handy, so how about one incident from about a year ago? In that broadcast, we told listeners that the reason real estate costs were so high in California is because the Federal government owns 80+% of the state's land. (I don't recall the exact number but it was 80 something.) This meant, he claimed, that there was so little land left over on which to build houses, that it explained the high costs of living out there. The actual number is 45%.

(This has to be done in two parts because of DN's 200 word limit)

one old man
Ogden, UT

(here is part two)

I later went to Beck's website and found a transcript of the broadcast. It contained a "correction" changing what he'd said to the correct number. Then I noticed that on this and most other transcripts, there were a large number of similar "corrections." It became apparent that Beck was using wildly inflated numbers on the air and then "correcting" them in writing.

The problem is that very few people check transcripts after hearing a statement on the air. Even though Beck has "corrected" his "misstatements," the false idea is still floating around out there. His unthinking followers swallow it, hook, line and sinker. If something is not true, and is not corrected so all his listeners will have a chance to hear it, isn't that a lie?

Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

Beck? As long as he has his choir, he will enjoy a sumptuous lifestyle. We have all known that there are immense career opportunities pandering to the wingnut wack-os of the Tea Party. And in Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, and the others pseudo-intellects of the Right-Wing and you have more than enough propaganda to fill one's needs. However, all take a backseat to Beck. He is the mostest. Even Newt Gingrich conceeds that no one can do it like the Beckster!

Hank Pym
SLC, UT

@ Cats

Help me out here. Who else is it who will tell a 100 truths to get you to believe 1 lie?

To truly understand Glennie's character IMO look at the cover of his book "Being George Washington"... a picture truly is worth a 1000 words.

Then, there is the article in Forbes (I think) about 18 months ago where he states he is an entertainer.

Dadof5sons
Montesano, WA

@ one old man,

So please list the lies that Glenn has told! I am sure you have them right? Oh wait you don't because he does not lie! He exposes the facts!

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT
I listen to Glenn Beck all the time in the morning and haven't ever heard him lie about anything...

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT
I wish the people who claim Beck lies, etc. would actually listen to...

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1/2 truths, Mis-Speaks, exaggerations, and implied guilt toward others are guess-what?....
all LIES!

It called: Bearing False Witness, and it's God term for a liar.
It's one of his 10 commandments.
And believe it or not - Communism and Socialism didn't even make the 1st cut on God's short list of sins.

Birthers
Obama is a Muslim
Obama building Secret Government FEMA Camps for Republicans

Shall I go on?

Glenn Beck has become notorious for his conspiracy theories and incendiary rhetoric.

Truth - which is given via the Holy Spirit is received with Peace and Comfort -- not hysteria and incendiary rhetoric.

Fred Bastiat
Provo, UT

LDS Liberal

your information is wrong. Glenn Beck has criticized birthers, never said Obama is muslim, and actually discredited the FEMA camp story.

Do your research before you criticize someone. Especially when you criticize them for half truths and wrap yourself in the banner of the gospel.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

We have plenty of good men and women in the United States of America that Israel could honor. However, our countries leadership has made it very difficult for Israel to continue a relationship with those in charge. At least, Mr. Beck has continued the relationship on his own without the Government's help. Israel is surrounded by countries that have people that would love to destroy that country and those people in their government. Good for Israel to find someone to recognize in our country of 300,000 plus people.

Doogie
South Jordan, Utah

LDS Liberal

Unfortunately truth has been labeled as conspiracy theories by the nay sayers. Truth to the nay sayers does not come with peace and comfort because they can't or won't accept it. We live in a world where our politicians have their own agendas and aparently from all the troubles our country is experiencing they don't have the best interests of their constituents in mind, so the truth hurts when they are exposed. They just keep lying to cover up their misdeeds. So what if Beck may exagerate at times, he is getting people's attention and mustering to support to take our country back. Do you have a problem with that? Do you think the country is headed in the right direction? If you do, I feel sorry for your blindness.

Evets
Eagle Mountain, UT

Excellent article and it does not even cover all of Beck's empire. He still has advertisers on his TV program. GBTV has more programs than the ones listed not counting the specials he produces. Real News his TV news program is excellent. He is into so many things....I don't know how he does it. Lots of energy.

I always find it interesting when the Nay Sayers come out of the woodwork on any Beck story. It is obvious by what the say that they have no idea of what Beck says. They repeat ridiculous things that have no bases in reality. Anyone that listens to or watches Beck knows in an instant how wrong these anti-Beck people are.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

In spite of his intense appeal to hyper conservatives, pardon the pun but 'somethin' ain't right about that boy...'.

delasalle
Sandy, UT

I can't believe we are giving this man more free air time. It's embarrassing that a paper from Utah owned by the Church goes to such lengths to cover this man who will one day by a black-eye for Utah and Mormons in general. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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