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Published: Sunday, Feb. 17 2013 11:45 p.m. MST

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boy just mention glenn beck and the comments fly!

Anti Government
Alpine, UT

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.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

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.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

He is an entertainer!

The Skeptical Chymist

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

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 world.

Lindon, UT

cottonwood Heights, Utah

You 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.

Pa. Reader
Harrisburg, PA

Priestcraft pays much better than morning zoo histrionics. The "shtick" is essentially the same.

Ogden, UT

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 2009

I 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.

Saint George, UT

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 totalitarian regimes.

South Jordan, Utah

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!

Provo, UT

I think Beck is creating his own Access Consciousness cult program.

Scientology is dead.

Long live Access Consciousness and Glenn Beck!

Othello, WA

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.

Clearfield, UT

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.

Harley Rider
Small Town, CT

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

Idaho Falls, ID

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!

the truth
Holladay, UT

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 them.

Stalwart Sentinel
San Jose, CA

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.

Stalwart Sentinel
San Jose, CA

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.

Saint George, UT

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 begins.

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