Comments about ‘Glenn Beck: Living large in Texas, and richer than ever’

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Published: Tuesday, May 29 2012 8:15 a.m. MDT

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Its very telling that conservative media voices like Glenn Beck are very successful while left wing media voices are losing audience and floundering financially! There is a message and a reason in that, isn’t there? Free speech isn’t just for liberals anymore!

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Free speech may not just be for liberals anymore, but the success of glenn beck shows how disconnected from reality the far right is. Beck is loopy, hyperbolic, and tries to make points far beyond where reason ends.

Rapunzelthebrave
HELOTES, TX

That demagogue has invaded Texas? Please, please, please take him back, Utah!

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Glenn Beck has used his influence to push gold investment into new highs. Yet the companies selling gold on his program have charged excessive prices for the gold coins they sold. There are stories of people cashing out their entire retirement accounts to buy gold finding out later that while gold has doubled in value their investment is still under water because of the greatly inflated prices they paid.

I serious doubt Glenn's not so altruistic investment advice.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Mountanman
Hayden, ID
Its very telling that conservative media voices like Glenn Beck are very successful while left wing media voices are losing audience and floundering financially! There is a message and a reason in that, isn’t there? Free speech isn’t just for liberals anymore!

8:28 a.m. May 29, 2012

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You know what else is telling?
True success can never be measured by one's own personal wealth --

Joseph Smith was never rich,
Mother Teresa was never rich,
Jesus was never rich.

BTW - Sherem, Nehor, Zeezrom Korihor, all became very , VERY wealthy by
Gaining a HUGE audience,
Using flattering words to their listeners,
telling the people how much better they were than others,
Shunning the poor and the needy – saying they get what they deserve,
and finally; focusing and proving their self-righteousness – how God has blessed them - by flaunting materialism.

Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are all treading on some very thin ice right now.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Yes, Willie, his stuff might be very interesting to some people, but how much of it (if any) is actually true?

junkgeek
Agua Dulce, TX

There's a message there that Glenn Beck is all about money and not about influence. He's got a pittance of the listeners, but he's making more money off them.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Rapunzelthebrave
when was he in Utah to take him back?
i'll bet you have created more jobs in texas (small t) than he has. just because you don't like him apparently doesn't mean many other don't.

Navajo Hogan
Salt Lake City, UT

@LDS Liberal

Wow, you really put it to Mountainman!

Alpine Blue
Alpine, UT

@ Rapunzelthebrave

Beck has no connection to Utah (other than spiritual it seems). He has more roots in Texas than here.

@ LDS Liberal

Your lame attempt to compare Beck (and Hannity) to early-day neo-cons is mean-spirited at best. There are no flattering words to their followers-only straight-forward truth and calls to repentance. Except for the case of Mr. Limbaugh, there seems to be no flaunting of wealth or to put themselves on pedestals of self-righteousness.

Come on sir, shunning the poor and the needy? For examples of that, see your friends at MSNBC or CRNT.

Nevertheless, thanks for playing.

Anti Government
Alpine, UT

re: Go big blue

You have to be joking. Glenn Beck pushes world gold prices? That is crazier than you lefties claim he is! Good grief.

It is funny how the left bash him and attempt to dismiss him as a crazy yet a minute later he is influencing world gold prices. Ridiculous!

I've heard his gold pitch too "..gold may or may not be right for you and your investments but IF you are buying gold I recommend...."

Ya, real heavy pitch.

Its called advertising.

Sure Beck is full of hyperbole and entertainment mixed in with his rants. Just like with anyone who opens their mouth I will analyze and use my brain to determing the validity of what they are saying.

That said, he has been accurate far too many times and exposed the LEFT and their schemes all too often to be dismissed as the left would like you to do.

Of course we should all believe people like Al Gore who said he invented the internet....ya, he is real credible as he makes millions (including special govt loans and grants for his green companies) off his global warming hype.

Caveat Emptor.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

After he sips on his diet coke, quick, hand him a tissue, he's about to cry, because Beck ranked No. 23 with an estimated annual income of $80 million. What are the issues? First of all, it implies that the economic issues that conservatives want to cut are police, firemen, roads, and education. While there may be some who want to see the funding their evaluated, Secondly, government allows you to get wealthy, and society and government get to decide how much of the wealth you get to keep. At its most base level, her argument against the wealthy shows the battle going on in government between the philosophies of collectivism and individualism. And what about the claim that EVERYONE is paying for the roads, schools, etc.?. Glenn pointed out that if he was at the point where his family couldn’t eat, he would go to his church and look to them for help before the government. Why? Because those are individuals choosing to give their wealth through charity to those less fortunate.

In the mean-time, let's tax Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity to deayh.

And give it to the Elderly.

RAB
Bountiful, UT

Beck exaggerates and he overstates his successful predictions. But he speaks truth fearlessly. Accusations that he only cares about the money are false and mean-spirited. Beck honestly strives to expose corruption and improve the world.

@ LDS Liberal

You are wrong. Joseph Smith lived in a mansion in Nauvoo. Jesus easily could have been have been rich, unless you know something about his life between childhood and his ministry that noone else knows.

The size of your audience or bank account are irrelevant. King Benjamin was rich and had a huge audience. Money is not evil. We will be judged not by what we have but by what we do with what we have. Do you have proof that Beck spends his money on extravagance and filth. If not, you are falsely accusing him.

Beck does not flatter anyone. He does not shun the poor. He wants people to help their neighbors instead of sitting around waiting for the government to do it for them. He does not say people are better than other people. He says people who behave one way do better than people who behave another way. You have done the same thing in your comments.

The Final Word
Alpine, UT

re: Bro Chuck

False. "everyone" is NOT paying for the roads, police, fireman, and education.

People like Beck, Limbaugh, and Hannity are already paying the vast majority of taxes according to the IRS's own statistics.

You do realize that 47% of eligible "tax payers" pay net ZERO federal income tax right?

The problem is that we have far too many people that pay nothing at all so what vested interest do they have when the govt talks about raising taxes? They don't. Everyone should have to pay something (even if its small) so that they care what our corrupt govt implements.

Liberals of course specialize in class warfare and pitting different incomes against each other. They realize now they have almost half living off the other half and are busy trying to find ways to redistribute anything they can get their hands on.

Government is a proven failure at so many things and successful at very few.

Not a day goes by without us reading of more govt waste discoverd yet Liberals think it is a great idea to scheme additional ways to get money for the govt to spend.

Talk about the definition of insanity.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Couple observations:

* People of Germany could have saved alot of grief had there been a Glen Beck in their time.
* Despite the envy of liberals, America is still a land of opportunity, and success is nothing to be ashamed of.

Editorial Notes
At Home In, UT

@Go Big Blue:
"There are stories of people cashing out their entire retirement accounts to buy gold finding out later that while gold has doubled in value their investment is still under water because of the greatly inflated prices they paid."

Anytime someone loses their retirement money by bad decision making, it makes for a sad story.

I'm sure, since you say they exist, you have sources for these stories you site illustrating Beck's personal responsibility for other's lack of judgement in their personal "investment" choices.

Curious enough I have only ever heard Beck say that he does *not* buy gold as an "investment" - he buys it for insurance. Agree or disagree with his opinion, he tells his listeners straight out that that is his personal preference for his family.

Then comes the part where he says, "Gold may or may not be right for your family. Do your own homework."

Would you be willing to share your sources for these stories you claim?

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

I used to listen to Beck alot - not so much anymore. Seems like his message is off in obscurity somewhat. He has rallies on restoring Israel, restoring love , etc... but I'm not sure what this has to do with getting Mitt Romney elected and removing Barack Obama from office which is and should be the highest priority for any conservative radio personality. At the end of November if Obama is still standing then nothing else really matters... we are all dead in the water economically. Beck needs to refocus and re-energize the Tea Party.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

I find it curious that the talking heads like Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh believe they know all the answers but they never run for office to actually do anything about it.
The fact that they believe they know more than the people actually doing something but never actually try to change anything is very telling. They are nothing but narcissists.
Tax the rich.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

M-man, you meant to refer to "paid-for speech", right? Because "free speech" only means you can blather almost anything without the threat of reprisal by the government.

Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

And this is a front page story why?

Has the DesNews really gotten to the point that it is a society mag?

The man is doing well - good for him. Not front page news.

How about the Syria attacks? Or the number of retirees living in poverty? Or the Al-Qaida leader that was just killed in Afghanistan?

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