Bill Clinton can pull down half a million dollars for a speech to a business
group. You can bet that Obama will be doing the same thing as soon as he retires
from the White House. The guys who wrote and produced South Park have done the
same thing with their musical "The Book of Mormon", cashing in on the
name recognition of the real Book of Mormon and the Mormon Church, while
portraying Mormons as nice but naive, but liberals don't complain about
that.Entertainment and sports figures in the US can make millions
and millions of dollars, but liberals jump all over someone who is also a
political conservative who can earn similar money. Look, no one is forcing you
to buy tickets. That makes it completely different from the fact wear all
forced to pay taxes that fund Obama's vacation trips around the world,
which cost $80 million a shot to move his security and communications entourage
on Air Force One and several support planes.None of the Beck-haters
on this comment list has a shot of ever getting paid to perform in front of an
The reason this is news is that you learn something about the world after
reading about it. Alternatively, you could choose to be ignorant as those who
choose to ignore anybody who does not agree with their points of view.
Why all the animosity about Glenn Beck? He is successful, he is hard working and
definitely cares about things. There is so much jealousy, back-biting, etc. when
someone is successful. He is not perfect as we are neither but at least he keeps
himself busy, creating, making things better and he is such a positive person -
too bad we don't have more Glenn Beck's among us.
The chalk industry suffered a horrible blow when he ended his Fox News run. I
just wonder, if he wants his "Man In the Moon" show to make people
rethink how they celebrate the Fourth of July, why is he waiting until that
weekend? Why isn't he pushing it to May or June, then he can go off on one
of those odd number/alphabet labeled challenges he loves to throw at his
Iron and clay, who are "they"? Who are "those"?Who
are "they" in the AP that you think are promoting an agenda? Please give
us the names. Who are "those" that you think are involved in
mind control? That are trying to destroy free thinking? Please give us the
names. And the examples of what these imagined people are doing.
Envy much? (From many of the sour grapes commenters here.)Nothing
succeeds like success, and Glenn Beck has succeeded in providing jobs (and 100%
PAID healthcare for his employees) and growing network of
enterprises--TheBlaze.com and TV, Mercury Ink publishing, etc.I have
no idea who bought, ALREADY, most of the tickets for the Man in the Moon show,
after they went on sale only yesterday, but I'm guessing that over half of
them went to people outside of Utah, who will be spending big tourist bucks
during their stay for this show!
To 'Really'News organizations such as the AP for instance
have the ability to choose what is news. They can skip a story that does not
fit their agenda and they can promote a story to news status that does fit
their agenda.Just be grateful for our guarantee of freedom of the
press and allow discerning minds to roam freely. You don't have to join
the chorus of those who are attempting to control minds by suppressing free
Fascinating on many levels.And the LDS Church has close to 16
million members from an enterprising young New York farmer in 1830. Look at all
the laudible accomplishments of this church, the foundation wrought on the backs
of our pure, trusting pioneer heritage.And yet, not one non-LDS
institution, archeological or historical, has ever authenticated or endorsed any
of Smith's claims, books or historical musings...Go Beck! And
he is a lot more entertaining and idealistic than any Soros-leaning leftie I can
iron and clay,You worry about who "controls the narrative on the
news" and that is why people like Glenn Beck and his fans concern me. News is by its very definition, is news about our world and events. News
contains facts. Who, what, when, where, why, and how are the facts contained in
a good news story. Glenn and others like him state their opinions. What they
say is not news and is not facts, it is opinion and commentary. It is when
people mistake these opinions for facts that I get concerned.Glenn Beck
can say whatever he wants to say and it is very clearly making him very wealthy.
Good for him. Let's not, however, pretend that he reports the news. He
speaks on subjects that make him incredibly wealthy but the facts are not always
there. And when they are, they are usually incomplete.
The greatest concern against Glenn Beck expressed in these comments is by those
who are trying to keep the people of the United States under the mind control of
the main-stream media. The Deseret News published an article about
Glenn Beck. Glenn is a maverick, a libertarian not under the control of those
who control the narrative on the news.It is very interesting to
watch them squirm. Squirming is what happens when you kick over a rock and
expose creepy crawlers to the light of day.
Tenth try.In moral terms, it isn't just success that matters,
what matters is what that person did to become successful. I'm sure we
could all agree that the "success" of some aren't worth applauding.
Therein lies my problem with Glenn Beck. He has engaged in fear
mongering, demonization and at times, outright lies--including personal attacks.
It is worth noting he even became too "hot" to handle at Fox.
Additionally, Beck's frequent guest "historian" David Barton has no
credentials as a historian and Barton's book on Jefferson was pulled by its
publishers due to factual inaccuracies.Every sinner can reform. But
that process requires restitution to those one harms.
I've noticed that the complaints and pointless criticisms here generally
come from about the same people. Wouldn't it be better for all if you could
bring your comments up a few notches and try to use your talents for writing for
a good purpose? Most public figures have no shortage of critics; we don't
need to add any more here.
Used to be that Cod Liver Oil was the answer to just about everything that ailed
you... according to our parents and grand parents. What's really sad about
that is...that now I'm old enough to see that there are plenty of misguided
people my own age... who are willing to overdose on everything that this
recovering alchoholic says. No wonder common sense is in uch short supply.
One of the biggest ironies here is that the liberals who claim to be tolerant
and accepting are showing that they are neither. They complain about a
businessman who employs hundreds of people, keeping them off welfare.To "Ernest T. Bass" the government is making health insurance
unobtainable to teh common man. The IRS estimates that the cheapest government
plan will cost $20,000/yr.To "JoeBlow" you are wrong. Glenn
Beck is doing exactly what he believes in. He believes in capitalism. Under
capitalism, you sell your products and services at a price which the market will
allow. The fact that they have seats starting at $35 is great, that way more
people can afford to go.Also, John Kerry and other prominent
Liberals have been talking about going back to Eugenics.To
"Blue" what about Al Gore or Warren Buffett? They make more money that
Glenn Beck and use your gullibility to do so. Why only complain about it when
it is a conservative?To "Stalwart Sentinel" Glenn Beck has
minimized the perils of earning more under the current administration. That is
why he moved to Texas, bought a farm, and is expanding his business.
What the article does not say is all that $80 million has been plowed back into
Glenn's "empire"; his projects, his Dallas studio, his Dream works
labs etc. He is reinvesting his profits as fast as he gets them. Also he has a
big charity arm to this "empire" that supports fallen soldier families,
and disaster victims etc.
To all those who have taken issue with my comments,Look at who
donates money to your favorite politician (it is public record and easy to find)
and then look at what the champion and why.Orrin Hatch: huge money from
"supplement companies" and he protects them. Big dollars from
pharmaceutical interests and he helps enrich them at taxpayer expense.The "conservatives" that you all think are trying to be frugal with
your money? They voted to prohibit Medicare from negotiating bulk discounts
from the drug companies in the Prescription Drug Bill passed under Bush. Now
why would they prohibit the government from paying less? Because they were
paid, with campaign cash, to do so. There is no other explanation. Open your eyes! Politicians on both sides of the aisle are not working for
their constituents, they are doing the bidding of the special interest that put
them in office.
@joeblowGive me a break! You take a few statements out of context and try
to make us think this is what Glenn Beck believes?That works for the
"Low information folks" that you hang with, but try and at least be a
little honest with your comments..Glenn is a great American and I
celebrate anyone who can succeed in this worthless economy.
I have nothing against Glenn Beck. On the contrary, I admire his genius to use
the system for his personal benefit. He is a capitalist and a good one at that
and I respect his right to be who he is. My concerns are not with
Mr. Beck but the Deseret News. Does DN offers an article for any showman
performing in Salt Lake City?For news of the LDS Church and Utah I
go to the DN. But, for nationwide and International, relevants news I will stick
to The Washingtpn Post, Time Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and others.
It is sad to see such poor journalism coming from a LDS newspaper. The glory of God still is intelligence, DN please don't forget that.
the truth,Some of us Righties are also not very fond of Beck...
The best Glenn Beck are Jon Stewart's imitations, those are priceless.
Anybody that can activate the radical left into hysteria is my kind of guy.
Partisanship dialogue happens when people want to argue over issues that were
settled by the Constitution 225 years ago. Words have meaning. Truth in
advertising requires him/her to begin his/her comment with an acknowledgement
that he/she is a socialist. Then, at least, we know where the discussion
germanygator - Let’s also address your claim that conservatives are
successful while liberals are not. First, eleven of the top fifteen states in
terms of per capita GDP are liberal, one is neutral, and only three are
conservative. By direct comparison, CA per capita GDP is roughly $53,680 while
Utah’s is $43,200. So, an average Californian is about 125% more
productive than the average Utahn. I live within a stones’ throw of
Apple, eBay, Cisco, Google, Adobe, HP, Oracle, Yahoo, Wells Fargo, and Intel.
And Utah has… Adobe and ebay’s “call centers.”
What’s more, CA only receives about $0.88 for every dollar it pays in
federal taxes. Over the last thirty years, that adds up to roughly $489 billion
dollars that CA has not received back in Federal funding. Utah, on the hand,
takes about $1.13 for every dollar it pays in federal taxes. Over the last
thirty years, that amounts to about $22 billion that UT has taken but has not
earned. I repeat, CA has been shortchanged $489 billion while UT has been
bailed out to the tune of $22 billion. Conservative = freeloader.
germanygator - To be clear, I take no issue w/ Beck making money, I really
don't. But, I also can't imagine it taking him more than about five
seconds to get over Romney's loss last year. There is nothing better for
Beck's bottom line than four more years of Obama. And, there’ll be
nothing better for him in 2016 than when Hillary wins. The point is
that Beck’s own personal success in the free market during Obama’s
tenure is the greatest rebuttal to the doom and gloom he sells. Further, if he
were truly sincere about saving America, what major legislative causes has he
championed and carried through to fruition? Where are the societal results?
He’s pushing conservative widgets and they’re selling like hotcakes,
nothing more. I could spend all day reciting various instances in
which he make demonstrably false statements but study after study has
demonstrated that logic/reason are not the primary motivating factors for
conservatives. indeed, chances are that your amygdala is larger than mine so
you're more motivated by fear. Then again, you'd have to believe in
science to trust me on that which is increasingly unlikely.
I would love to write a comment but...the comments from the left
here so hateful and false it is not worth the bother.The left claims
they are tolrant ans love diversity but clearly that is not so.They
have nothing but hate, lies and vile things to say about anyone who is a voice
opposing thier views.Their is nothing bad in this story, nothing bad
about Glenn beck is doing.Unless working and earning money,
creating a busnsess, providing good jobs, loving your country is a bad thing to
Amazing. The mere mention of Glen Beck and the Liberals attack like wolves on a
wounded lamb. I had no idea that there were so many Left Wing nuts that read the
DN. Good for DN! I have never seen one man drive a group of people into such a
frenzy. No wonder he has been so successful. I never took Glen too seriously,
but he sometimes makes some really good observations. He must be doing something
right to get y'all so riled up.Funny stuff!
Glen Beck is a Sellout Period. He had the chance to rise above the scripted
message that guide all talk radio and he choose to stay inside the Box and Glen
Knows this. Turn on the tears Glen personally destroyed the campaign of a true
Patriotic American in Debra Medina from Texas.His attacks on Ron Paul on
all fronts - even though he completely hijacked Ron Paul's Tea Party
Platform and pretty much everything else Ron Paul - ie - End the Fed - No
Amnesty - No Foreign Entanglements - Bring the Troops Home - No Obama Care - No
Bail-Outs - Now he did waiver on Ron Paul's position on - Repealing the
Patriot Act and The NDAA Bill and he also waivered Ron's End the Unfair
Trade Agreements. Ron Paul wanted to Repeal all of these Un-American Pieces of
Legislation as he astutely said - Real Jobs are way better then Government
Welfare.Glens Reward for selling out - Getting bankrolled for what
he is now doing
Peter in Alpine RE: Healthcare. His ideas are quite simple and right in line
with tea party. No health insurance and need healthcare. Pay for it yourself.
And if you can't not my problem. You should have been more self reliant
and stayed healthy. Government needs to stay out of healthcare and let the free
market economy magically lower the cost of healthcare to where even the poorest
can afford to see a doctor if necessary. I have a feeling Glenn and his family
are fully insured and will never go without the best healthcare available.
It's all about rugged individualism. Just go without if you can't
afford it. See Alma 1-37 in the Book of Mormon. Clearly the people had
universal health care.
I love to see GB mentioned in the DN, almost nothing else prompts the liberal
haters into their spouting off mode more then the mention of Beck. I think the
DN does this on purpose. They are like a marionette and the leftist nuts are
just a bunch of puppets for our entertainment! A couple of the nuts
on here, actually had a decent idea, but lets turn it around for a minute.
I'm fine with the idea of trying this with GB, but be prepared for results
your not expecting! I doubt they will like my version. I think we should put the
anointed one on public display with a lie detector? Throw in a few more lying
leftist icons, and...Oh this just gets juicy! Pretty sure BO couldn't prove
he isn't a racist, but that is just the tip of the iceberg, so many more
details we could get into! Amazed at the stupidity of those who blame
healthcare costs on insurance companies, and then in the next breath cry and
moan about those who are uninsured.
I think Beck is creating his own Access Consciousness cult program.Scientology is dead.Long live Access Consciousness and Glenn Beck!
Funny how there are so many Beck detractors on this site who have no clue what
they are talking about, taking things he says out of context just so they can
disparage him. For those who don't have a clue, Beck has a sense of humor
and many of the things he says on his show are making fun of how other
progressives would respond to certain situations. He has been right the
majority of the times on what he has forecasted for our nation and the world.
All that you that pooh pooh him just keep drinking the kool aid as it is you
that are clueless!
Glen Beck will go down as the greatest educator of our generation. No one in
our generation can match what he has accomplished, no matter his politics.
Scoffers, just look at the numbers. Of course, nothing can match the droves
that are walking behind our current crop of political leaders. But, they
accomplished that with a 100 years of progressive magic, backed by the a pied
piper media and an all powerful government bloat, whereas Beck has only had a
decade, all started from scratch. Liberty has a way to emerge, even in
I guess Glen Becck has told the truth a ccouple of times (generally the truth is
missing from anything he says). Here are his truthful comments:I'm just a rodeo clown. -- New York Times, 09 March 2009 If
you take what I say as gospel, you're an idiot. -- New York Times, 29 March
2009I honestly don't know how anyone could find this guy
credible in the slightest.I also don't know how the DesNews
feels the need to give him free advertising so he can rake in an obscene amount
of dollars. Sad.
Priestcraft pays much better than morning zoo histrionics. The "shtick"
is essentially the same.
Really?cottonwood Heights, UtahYou sound like a Siegfried and
Jensen commercial (their bottom line is that the insurance companies cause all
of the problems in our society - notwithstanding that is where they get all of
their money, 1/3 for their corporation and 2/3 for their clients)! Have you
ever wondered where they get the money to pay for all of their commercials? You
got it - the insurance companies. And the insurance companies get their money
from the insurance premiums we pay which are based on the insurance
companies' profit and loss results. Fact: if not for the lawyers, our
insurance premiums would be more reasonable.
EW, you're not paying attention.I don't criticize Beck
because he's wealthy, I criticize him for the way he obtains his wealth.
Beck's fortune comes by telling whoppers to people who'd rather
believe them than go to the effort of dealing with the complexities of the real
Glenn Beck is a charlatan, who stirs up outrage with innuendo, outlandish
costumes, and fake tears (induced by Vicks Vaporub applied under his eyes). He
is a scaremonger who sells overpriced gold coins to the gullible, and has
enriched himself in the process. There isn't very much difference between
him and Bernie Madoff, except Madoff is in jail.His lies about
American history are aided and abetted by his cohort, David Barton, who cites
scenes from Zane Grey novels as if they happened in real life and makes up fake
quotations from the founding fathers. What he doesn't totally make up, he
takes out of context, often completely contradicting the intent of the original
words.It is very disappointing that this propaganda artist gets any
coverage in the Deseret News. He and his ilk are doing an excellent job of
destroying much that is good in America.
He is an entertainer!
really?, Sorry. Socialism (trickle up theory of economics) is the scheme which
has never worked. Try reading non-revisionist history and get back to us.
The ultimate irony is Glenn Beck pays for most of these freeloading commenters
to complain about him. His taxes he paid likely is triple what anyone of them
will earn in their entire lives yet Beck is "greedy"?You
know most of them subscribe to the philosophy that wealthy people owe them
whatever they want and that the world is unfair because they don't have
unlimited access to other peoples money.No doubt they have a great
lesson/teacher over the past 4 years. I am afraid the scales have tipped too as
that is the only plausible explanation for how oblamo got re elected. Alot more
takers than givers.Selfish people. All this will come home to roost
but they are all too busy trying to find ways to "get theirs" to notice.
boy just mention glenn beck and the comments fly!
$1250? No can do. $35? well, I'm on a fixed income, so I probably
can't do that either. I guess I'll just have to read about it in the
I wish the same sense of outrage towards Glenn Beck by the liberal extremists
would be displayed when the government gives away 500 million of TAXPAYER funds
to Solyndra or the various taxpayer funded bailouts to Obama's favorite
campaign donors.According to left-wing liberals:Personal
accumulation of wealth = not goodTaxpayer funded personal wealth =
To all you Beck detractors, he does his homework and if he has arrived at a
different conclusion than you, at least he does study the issues. Also, my bet
is that he employes way more people than any of you.
The DNews breathlessly proclaims in their bait-clicking headline that this
"report" is "Exclusive."Funny, I saw a local TV
station do pretty much the same exact infomercial/advertorial last night around
10:15. Wonder how they feel about Mr. Askar's exclusivity, which was posted
online after the talking heads had spoken.Agree with previous
comments: nothing like free advertising from the local shill machines.
@Stalwart--You're right in that Beck has made a ton of money
over the past four years. However, Beck's success, like most, didn't
happen overnight and certainly didn't happen all under Obama's tenure
in office. Beck's success is costing him a ton, too. Not in taxes, but in
the constant barrage of negativity that comes from boards such as these and from
liberals across the country, including the White House, who vilify anyone who
disagrees with them.
Really? And you have proof positive that insurance companies have lawmakers in
their pockets? You're gonna have to do better than that to convince me of
those apples. You apparently level charges at those who differ with your
opinion but don't bother applying the same standard to yourself.
@OneOldMan--"No, Cats, he's just pointing out the fact that
anything Beck does is dedicated to enriching Beck."As opposed to
Beck dedicating himself to enriching you and me? Did you not ever work to
support your family? That's the idea isn't it? Shouldn't we all
be working to enrich ourselves? Before you get stuck on how Beck should be
enriching others, keep in mind he does employ people. While Beck is
"enriching Beck", he's also made it possible for his employees to
be enriched, too. I wish that success was lauded instead of vilified in our
@JoeBlow-What are your sources? You just spouted a bunch of
information, but you didn't back up your claim. I can back mine
up easily: BHO, July 2012 while speaking on successful business owners:
“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that.
Somebody else made that happen.”The majority of the remainder
of the comments here knocking Glenn also back up my claim.BTW, I
never once mentioned the term "Republican". I said conservative. Read
carefully before you comment. I don't know if Republicans did what you
claim (again, you didn't state your sources), but if they did, I don't
like those things. See, it's possible to not be stuck to party lines.
I'm a conservative. I'm an independent thinker. I don't need
someone to hold my hand to show me the way. I also don't believe that good
ideas can only come from one place. It's too bad the left and Democrats
just happen to have a talent for inventing many bad ideas.
One old man-At least you are consistent.
EW,Sorry, but your statements are not correct. Period. I know that
the conservatives out there love to spout the "trickle down" theory of
economics, but it has been tried and does not work. The wealth will not trickle
down.The reason for skyrocketing health care costs is not due to
litigation. Litigation settlements have had only a very small impact on the
price of health care. Health care costs are rising because the insurance
companies want to make more money. They have lawmakers in their pockets that
pass legislation that enriches them.These are facts. Facts are foreign to
many conservatives that make statements like yours and they are totally foreign
to a man like Glenn Beck. He has opinions but rarely states facts.
"Remember, ideas are to be tolerated until they come from a
conservative."Quite the contrary Germanygator.Republicans hatch the idea of Cap and Trade. Formerly called "emissions
trading" when G HW Bush pushed the idea to combat acid rain. It was touted
as market based approach.The Insurance mandate was introduced as a
market based solution to health care costs and initially introduced by the
Heritage Foundation. Put into practice in Mass by Mitt Romney.CFL
bulbs were mandated as were low flow toilets by Republican Presidents. All of these ideas were either introduced or championed by Republicans.
Feel free to provide examples to back up your claim, as I did to
back up mine.
Mick, about the same as I do about Beck. Money grubbers come in all colors --
red and blue included. But some do use the truth to grub their money, while
others use whatever they can invent.Beck is a wonderfully creative
inventor of complete nonsense.
Beck's demagoguery is now very hard to defend against because he is so
rich. If I were Mr. Brennan, the new CIA chief, I would have Beck in court on
charges of slander for suggesting he is a conscious agent of al Qaeda. But Mr.
Brennan cannot afford the lawyers Beck can afford. Beck is simply Joe McCarthy
Cats, will you please explain exactly how you know that, "but I do know one
thing--he is completely sincere"If being completely sincere
means sincerely wanting as much money as he can grab, then I guess I can agree
@IronandClay--You're right. Liberals are absolutely allergic to
success and the ideas it breeds. Remember, ideas are to be tolerated until they
come from a conservative. At that point, it's all out war to include name
calling. Liberals despise such people because 1. they can't figure out how
to be successful themselves and 2. the government had no role in the
person's success. Every time I see or hear from a liberal, they
remind me of the zombies from The Walking Dead.
re: one old manI'll help him start his trip via the Ralph
Kramden method.I second your reply to Cats about the Becksters
cunning financial acumen.
I personally take no issue with Beck being successful monetarily. However, I am absolutely stunned that Beck supporters/apologists find no irony
in the fact that the man selling Obama as a socialistic President that is
ruining the economy has literally made more than one-hundred million dollars in
the free market during Obama's tenure. If Beck truly believes what he is
selling then he ought to explain how he has immunized himself from the perils
and skyrocketed in terms of personal wealth under Obama despite these terrible,
horrendous, socialist times. Instead of doing that, he's pushing "buy
gold" commercials on you. He's a great salesman and he's pushing
a "product," there isn't an ounce of sincerity in his body.
One old man-How do you feel about Al Gore?
All the way to the bank, as my father used to say.I wonder if Mr. Beck
ever actually listens to himself and the strange stuff he puts out there for
everyone to digest?Those of earlier generations recall a Mr. Ponzi,
@ liberal larry,No, the article says that he made $80M in ONE
year.Please go back and re-read the article.
Dudes Ernest and Blue and those like them, you don't understand economics.
Wealth can grow, economies grow (or shrink). The rising costs of healthcare are
more due to our litiginous society than anything else and certainly isn't
due to the existence of millionaires in the United States. I recommend reading
more literature than the leftist news so you will see that your arguments do not
stand up to reason.We are seeing a deliberate shrinking of the
economy under President Bush thanks to his anti-growth policies. Glenn Beck
earning money does not take ANY money away from other people. He makes more
money, pays more taxes - giving more to other people by helping to pay for
unfunded welfare programs. The way that the government has been spending
borrowed money this has become disconnected in your minds, and no doubt will
continue to do so until the government runs out of money to borrow. We ought to
be celebrating success stories and recognize that a "rising tide lifts all
boats" as even Obama has said, despite not following his own advice and
instead engaging in teaching you all to believe that class warfare will
"...Glenn Beck’s “Man in the Moon” will play July 6 at 7
p.m. at USANA Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Tuesday; prices range
from $1,250 for the “Gold VIP Package” to $35 for lawn seating. For
more information, visit GlennBeck.com/maninthemoon....".What was
it the Christmas Story Ralphie said when he decoded the secret message?That's it?A crummy add?BTW:Government
cheese?You need to add some republicon whine with that cheese.Enjoy!
Yes..We must denigrate anyone who is financially successful to further the
president's agenda and reinforce our world view. That sounds about right.
Please pass the government cheese!
OK Cats. In his own words. Not his detractors. Not taken out of context. His
own words on what he believes."So here you have Barack Obama
going in and spending the money on embryonic stem cell research. ... Eugenics.
In case you don't know what Eugenics led us to: the Final Solution. A
master race! A perfect person. ... The stuff that we are facing is absolutely
frightening." –"The Glenn Beck Program," March 9, 2009"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 "I think there is a handful of people who hate
America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a
forest fire today." –on why people who lost their homes in forest
fires in California had it coming, "The Glenn Beck Program," Oct. 22,
2007I have no problem with him being successful. He is
giving the audience what it wants. For his sake, I really do hope
that he does NOT believe these things.
When I think of Beck and his endless schemes to capitalize on America's
abundant supply of gullibility I think of the great H.L. Menken, who astutely
observed, "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the
American public." Or to put it even more simply - Mr. Beck is
proof that P.T. Barnum was right.
If Beck is the person he portrayed on the TV show, we're in trouble. His
theatrics, melodrama, and absolutely herculean leaps of logic we're, at
best, comic relief, and we can only hope it was an act. The nazi props,
gesticulations and chalk board full of conjecture aren't what this guy is
really all about, are they? I'm glad he's a conservative icon, because
he sure knows how to bring the crazy, but I hope people don't really exist
in his world.
It appears from these comments that Glenn's detractors are in excruciating
pain after having read about his successful ventures.
You people clearly don't know much about Glenn Beck. I
don't agree with everything he believes, but I do know one thing--he is
completely sincere. I know it's really hard for some people to take the
fact that others are successful. He uses the money he makes to promote his
beliefs and there's nothing wrong with that. I wish people would just take
the time to check out what he really believes instead of only listening to what
his detractors say about him.Of course, anytime someone doesn't
like what another person belives and that person is sucessfull at promoting
those views, it is always the easiest thing to just claim he is only doing it
for the money. That's what people usually do when they have nothing else
Does anyone see this project Glenn is working on similar to what was seen on the
Truman Show? This new Ayn Rand inspired community will include a giant control
center with Glenn Beck controlling everything behind the moon?
Thanks Old Man. That is exactly my point.I actually doubt that Beck
even believes much of what he says. But it dang sure is profitable.How entertaining would it be to put Beck and Limbaugh on a Live, On the air
Lie Detector test and ask them some questions.Lie detector operator.
"Uh Glenn, Do you really believe that Obama "has a
deep-seated hatred for white people"Beck Answer"Honest
answer? Of course not, but did you see my rating skyrocket? My listeners love
it. Have you seen my bank account lately?"
No, Cats, he's just pointing out the fact that anything Beck does is
dedicated to enriching Beck.
Dear Joe Blow: Are you saying that people shouldn't have to pay for
tickets to attend a presentation? Apparently, you think free riding is the way
to operate. Those of us who believe in self-reliance and paying your own way
believe that we are expected to pay for our own ticket to a performance. People
not paying their own way is one of the things that has gotten us into the mess
we're in today.
Beck is moving to the MOON?Great. When is leaving? Does he need
More and more, Glen Beck sounds like a carnival barker with more money than he
knows what to do with.
Gosh if we would just take Glenn's advice, we could enrich the wealthy,
take more away from 90% of the population and keep affordable healthcare out of
Unfortunate that people think because someone makes a lot of money that an
article on that person is about getting free advertising. I don't follow
Glenn Beck and barely know who he is and what he is about, but I did find this
article to be newsworthy as he sounds like an interesting man with interesting
ideas. As far as being newsworthy, isn't that what news is about?
And this is news, why?
Ah, one must read past the end of the article to find out what this is REALLY
all about."prices range from $1,250 for the “Gold VIP
Package” to $35 for lawn seating"
Wow, Beck made $80 million the last couple of years, and he still gets free
advertising in the DNews, he really is a genius!
Do you know anything about Glen's ideas on health care and where he's
trying to move on that important issue?