Comments about ‘Glenn Beck, hailed as a 'Prophet of Love,' signs new $100 million radio contract’

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Published: Tuesday, June 12 2012 9:53 a.m. MDT

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IndependentLiberal
Salt Lake City, UT

The article claims that several religious leaders will attend; I wonder to what extent his LDS leadership will participate. Actually that was a rhetorical question; the answer is “ZERO”. They don’t want even the appearance that this cretin is speaking for them. Smart choice!

Wonder
Provo, UT

Beck may teach love, but it is only love for those who think and feel exactly the same way you do. He also teaches that anyone who disagrees with him is anti-American or a Nazi or is someone who is trying to destroy America. Believe me, we're not any of those, and I hardly "feel the love" when someone treats me like I am. You can disagree with someone without thinking they are Satan incarnate. I don't think it's healthy to be so sure that the whole world is in on some grand conspiracy to hurt you and yours. Have a little faith in your fellow man. Give other people the benefit of the doubt.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

@BoomerJeff

To quote Glenn Beck...

"When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, 'Oh shut up' I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining." –"The Glenn Beck Program," Sept. 9, 2005

9/11 victim families needed to be exposed because they were hurting our country, economy and freedom?

ouisc
Farmington, UT

I don't listen to Glen Beck radio, but anything he can do to unify those with a hint of conservatism so that we elect a new president this fall is greatly appreciated.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

That should have been "profit" not "prophet" if the writer had really wanted to be accurate. Profit is all he cares about.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@redshirt
maybe because of the fact that he attacks people that do not share his views of the world by clumping them all under the term "liberal" then sets out to misrepresent their views and the facts. How many times has he been caught in his misrepresentation of the facts. I remember at least a couple of "videos" that where not exactly what he claimed they where. Maybe he and you should be careful accusing others of lying.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Counter Intelligence
"The assumption that disagreement is HATE - is the actual hate"

I'm okay with disagreement, but when you start calling progressives fascist, commies and nazis... that's not disagreement, that's hate. It's one thing to say progressive policies would harm the economy, it's another to say progressives actually WANT to destroy the economy.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Liberals hate Glenn Beck but his influence and audience continues to grow. He is the alternative to liberal biased main stream media that stopped being journalists and have become progressive hacks and spin masters. More and more Americans are rejecting the left. The proof is Glenn Beck’s and other conservative voice’s successes! The free market at work!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

He's a charlatan who preys on the ignorant. Shame on Beck and shame on those who believe "he tells it how it is."

1aggie
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

He is nothing more than a highly paid (self described) clown, capable of mesmerizing dullards into believing he has something to say.

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

I remember a neighbor told me Glenn had said he wanted to kill michael moore. I just looked and decided there was no use trying to disuade him because he had really never listened to Glenn or he/you would know that's a huge lie!
If anyone has been threatened it's Glenn. They (I know, he knows) have tried to get rid of him, have boycotted his sponsors, threatend him physically, even coming from the white house.
They all laughed when he started his new enterprise, thinking they had gotten rid of him. I think his pay at Fox was 20 million, now it is 80 million. Ha, Ha, ha!
His radio shows are sometimes serious, sometimes comedy and I love to listen to his banter with his side kicks.
So, yes, I guess he can laugh all the way to the bank.
BTW, you people support billy mahar? Yah, let's talk about him.

RBN
Salt Lake City, UT

Beck's message certainly isn't a message of love. He also doesn't have a monopoly on uncivilized, sometimes hateful, tone. The extremists on both ends of the political spectrum pound us continually with messages of hate, distrust, and disdain for others. I'm tired of it.

christoph
Brigham City, UT

He made money from 911; called anyone weak and wimpy if they were not for war in 2002 and 2003; media rewards him for calling others names; earns money playing on people's fears and talking of end-of-the-world scenarios. Life is eternal; life doesn't end. The world will be around for at least another 1,000 years; go get a blue collar job and live on humble salary; people with faith can live on humble salary and it all works out.

andyjaggy
American Fork, UT

Yeah as soon as you lump everyone who disagrees with you into the category "liberal" then I turn the station. I'm sorry the world isn't divided into two seperate and distinct thought patterns, "liberal" and "conservative". Most of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between the two.

I also don't believe that "liberals" are out to destroy America. We all love America and want it to succeed, we just have very different opinions on what needs to happen.

As long as we continue to think the world is divided into "liberal hippie socialists" and "conservative fascists" then nothing will get done.

andyjaggy
American Fork, UT

@Mountanman

"He is the alternative to liberal biased main stream media that stopped being journalists and have become progressive hacks and spin masters."

Why do "conservatives" always think there is some giant conspiracy against them? The media is part of some giant organization to overrun the country and bring communism on all of us! As far as I can tell I haven't seen any college or university programs claiming to educate people in liberal media indoctrination services. Of course that's what Santorum thinks all of higher education is...... so maybe people won't agree with me there anyway.

Has it occurred to people that maybe the media seems a little bit liberal because a large chunk of the population is a little bit liberal? Nah that couldn't be it, we have to find some sort of leftist Obama conspiracy.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Oh, Good Grief!

This guy will do anything to turn a buck. It's a wonder there are any people out there who still listen to him.

It certainly isn't much of a testimony of the collective intelligence of at least some Americans.

Rustedrhino
St George, UT

The author of this "bias" article called him a prophet. He would never concider himself a prophet. He makes what he deserves and what the market will pay. Those that condem this should look at people like George Soros who makes much more and wants to take away free enterprise by manipulating markets and buying policy changes.

Glenn is a good man and his event is about giving to others, a message of hope and encouragement to be involved in what you believe. It's interesting to see the real hate in these comments about Glenn who apposes violence and law breaking in all forms. He is encouraging people to be free in every way.

Jenny83
OGDEN, UT

I used to really like Glenn Beck years ago, but I can't stand him at all any more. He's so extreme and comes across as a real nut job. He give the LDS church a bad name, too. Not a fan....

Rustedrhino
St George, UT

His network GBTV.com is the best money I pay for TV period. Great shows, news and comentary. Go Glenn.

Whos Life RU Living?
Ogden, UT

To Star Bright,

The Glenn Beck Program, Premiere Radio Networks, 17 May 2005

"Would you kill someone for that?...I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore...I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it,...No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out. Is this wrong? I stopped wearing my What Would Jesus — band — Do, and I've lost all sense of right and wrong now. I used to be able to say, "Yeah, I'd kill Michael Moore," and then I'd see the little band: What Would Jesus Do? And then I'd realize, "Oh, you wouldn't kill Michael Moore. Or at least you wouldn't choke him to death." And you know, well, I'm not sure."

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