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  • RedShirtMIT Cambridge, MA
    July 11, 2013 10:49 a.m.

    To "dLange" it isn't a conspiracy theory when his sources confirmed that the Saudi national had a 212 3B file created on him. That is a specific file reserved for known terrorists. That file was also created just after the bombing when they police took him into custody, but shortly after released him after some Saudi royalty made some calls to the WH. Is that a coincidence or is it possible that there was a connection?

  • dLange Los Gatos, CA
    July 10, 2013 2:23 p.m.

    to RedShirt, Beck's latest conspiracy theory that I heard him propose on his radio show, was that there was a specific Saudi national that was behind the Boston marathon bombings. He alleged that Obama was helping this Saudi to escape justice, and that he would produce more irrefutable proof by the following Monday. He said that that specific Saudi was a very very bad man. Of course none of his proof was ever presented. We now know that no Saudi was involved in the Boston Marathon bombing. Beck is nothing but a charlatan and snake oil salesman, willing to enrich himself off the fearful and gullible.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    July 10, 2013 2:09 p.m.

    To "Kate Hutch" how sad that you can't forgive Glenn Beck.

    He has repented of his former DJ ways, and has turned his life around.

    Can you tell us why you can't forgive a penetant man?

  • Kate Hutch Kenmore, WA
    July 9, 2013 5:45 p.m.

    play by the rules: Here ya go: "When Beck and Hattrick produced a local version of Orson Welles’ "War of the Worlds" for Halloween — a recurring motif in Beck’s life and career — Kelly told a local reporter that the bit was a stupid rip-off of a syndicated gag. The slight outraged Beck, who got his revenge with what may rank as one of the cruelest bits in the history of morning radio. "A couple days after Kelly’s wife, Terry, had a miscarriage, Beck called her live on the air and says, ‘We hear you had a miscarriage,’ " remembers Brad Miller, a former Y95 DJ and Clear Channel programmer. "When Terry said, ‘Yes,’ Beck proceeded to joke about how Bruce [Kelly] apparently can’t do anything right — about he can’t even have a baby.""

    Glenn Beck clawed his way up by being cruel. Never forget that.

  • Kate Hutch Kenmore, WA
    July 9, 2013 5:39 p.m.

    I am so glad I left Utah. Flimflan men like Glenn Beck just too easily weasel their way into the hearts and minds of the gullible. How are those gold investments workin' out for ya?

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    July 9, 2013 4:00 p.m.

    To "Most Truthful and Patriotic" maybe George Soros is considered bad because of the economies that he has destroyed, and not because of his politics?

    Also, look at the difference. The Koch Brothers are spending their money to make people free so that they too can become wealthy like th Koch Brothers.

    George Soros is looking to subjugate people because he has the arrogance to think that he knows better than you do how to run your life.

    You might as well be saying:

    Satan=Bad

    Jesus=Good

    Then argue that Satan is really good and Jesus is really bad.

    To "dLange" Prove it. Glenn Beck backs up all of his theories with quite a bit of evidence. You, like many of your ilk, speak in generalities with no evidence.

    To "Lagomorph" look at what Liberals are doing now. They gave up passive protests, and are now engaged in intimidation and violence. Just look at the violence in the OWS movement and the Unions. Why people who claim to be peaceful keep backing liberal groups is a mystery to me.

  • dLange Los Gatos, CA
    July 8, 2013 11:02 p.m.

    Beck preaches hatred and bears false witness repeatedly with all his conspiracy theories. None of his fearmongering predictions ever comes true. If he is serious about this love and kindness, let him begin by asking forgiveness for his prior rants over the last several years.

  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    July 8, 2013 6:42 p.m.

    Redshirt1701: "[Y]ou realize that there is a difference between adopting somebody's tactics and adopting their philosophy... So, the question to ponder is, what is so wrong with adopting the same methodologies that MLK used, but not his politics?"

    Of course. Your point is well taken. There is nothing wrong with adopting strategies of nonviolent civil disobedience as espoused by Thoreau, Gandhi, and MLK. In fact, they are excellent approaches to achieving social change. One can support them even if you favor the Mexican War, British colonization, or poverty.

    I guess, for me, the cognitive dissonance comes from the fact that passive resistance has been nearly synonymous with liberal causes, while the Right tends towards the hawkish in its response to just about everything (e.g. 2nd Amendment to overthrow tyranny). The recent embrace by Beck (and a few other conservatives) of pacifism hits me as insincere. I'm glad they have finally come around, but it's suspect based on their previous behavior. It is accentuated by his previous harsh criticism of King's politics.

  • Most Truthful and Patriotic Layton, UT
    July 8, 2013 3:54 p.m.

    George Soros, wealthy liberal: bad

    Koch Brothers, wealthy right-wing Tea Party backers: holy

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    July 8, 2013 3:50 p.m.

    I'm waiting for our "soon-to-be" neighbors, who (supposedly) installed an "off the grid" system in Idaho for Beck, to find out that he's laughing at the whole thing and referring to it by cursewords.

    But Glenn's got his picture plastered all over the affinity/MLM website for this stuff ... so which side IS he on?

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    July 8, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    To "Lagomorph" you realize that there is a difference between adopting somebody's tactics and adopting their philosophy.

    MLK had good, peaceful tactics, but some of his philosophies could be very bad. Those are 2 different things.

    So, the question to ponder is, what is so wrong with adopting the same methodologies that MLK used, but not his politics?

  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    July 8, 2013 1:31 p.m.

    playbytherules: "I watch him and listen to him and when I get frustrated about the direction of the country he reminds us to use the tactics of Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr."

    Beck's embrace of Gandhi and MLK seems to be a recent phenomenon. I recall a segment he did a few years back centered on an old (1960s) interview with Andrew Young. Young said something to the effect that King, witnessing the widespread poverty in the US, was ready to advocate expanded government welfare programs, but was "not very socialist." By the end of the segment (in the time it took me to take I80 from Redwood to the 6th South exit), Beck was calling King a "radical socialist," totally distorting Young's words. Mind you, the Young interview was referring to a time before LBJ's Great Society programs when many were seeing existing relief efforts as inadequate.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 8, 2013 1:26 p.m.

    Nothing brings out howls of protest and hyperventilation from the lefty loons like Glenn Beck having success!

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    July 8, 2013 12:37 p.m.

    To "LDS Liberal" again how is that damaging to the US? It hurts the radical Muslims. According to the data, Glenn's estimate may be low. The terrorists that he was referring to were not only the terrorists actively engaged it terror plots, but also their supporters. According to a Pew Research poll, the number could be as high as 33%.

    So again, how is it damaging to the US to state that there is a group of people who want to kill everybody in the US?

    How is warning us about a potential threat a danger to us? If you were headed into a dangrous situation wouldn't you want some warning?

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    July 8, 2013 12:33 p.m.

    Re: "Please don't label me a liberal based on my comments."

    Beg all you want, but when your comments hoe right down the liberal line, we can only assume you believe what you say and are, therefore, a liberal.

    One would think that liberals who are ashamed of what liberals say and do would quit being a liberal.

    As I did, when it became clear to me that one cannot be both liberal and truthful.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 8, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    You gotta love the HATE-filled comments towards Glenn Beck from so many who CLAIM be be all about love and tolerance. I guess he just brings out the bad in some people.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    July 8, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    Redshirt1701
    Deep Space 9, Ut

    You have yet to give us any specifics for how Glenn Beck's message is damaging.
    11:03 a.m. July 8, 2013

    ========

    He tells you that 10% of all Muslims are terrorists.
    [so then, 110 million people worldwide are all bonafide terrorists?]

    "These people are animals!"

    --

    RedShirt - that is pretty damaging.

    Shall I go on, and on and on?!

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    July 8, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    To "atl134" the Romney mandate was not advocating personal responsibility. The system prior to any insurance mandate advocated personal responsibility.

    Tax cuts have little to do with reducing deficits. Spending less than or equal to what is taken in tax revenues is what cuts deficits.

    Actually charity on its own would be sufficient because people would have more of their own money to spend if the Government didn't have such high tax rates. Just look at the charity hospitals and their ability to serve.

    If you limit government power, by default you limit the power that corporations can exert on government. If there is little that the government does, there is little that corporations can do to influence it.

    Being prepared for an apocalyptic event is not the concern. Imagine the peace of mind knowing that if you lost your job that you have sufficient food stored to last 6 months.

    You show that you are closed minded when it comes to those that you dislike. Bush pushed the same policies that Obama is persuing, yet you hate Bush for his involvement.

    You have yet to give us any specifics for how Glenn Beck's message is damaging.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 8, 2013 10:23 a.m.

    @Redshirt
    Again, I was a fan of Glenn Beck, apparently open-minded to you means having to agree with him.

    Oh and... I'm a Progressive... I disagreed with most things Bush was advocating... because he's not a Progressive.

    "What is wrong with wanting spending to be within what they take in tax revenues? "

    I disagree with the means by which Beck and conservatives support reigning in deficits particularly where it involves somehow giving tax cuts to the rich.

    "What is wrong with personal responsibility?"

    You tell me, you're the one who opposes the health insurance mandate Romney created based on personal responsibility.

    "Is loving our neighbors and being personally involved (not leaving it up to a government agency) in caring for them a bad thing?"

    Charity would be insufficient on its own.

    "What is so wrong about setting limits to government power?"

    Depends on how extreme you want those limits to be. I'd like some limits to corporate power as well.

    "How about being prepared for an emergency with food and water to last weeks?"

    At least the apocalyptic urgency attached to it is not nearly as bad as Alex Jones.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    July 8, 2013 7:46 a.m.

    To "Wonder" it is the fear of government that made this country great. People did not want an all powerful government, so they set up a government that was as small as possible but was able to maintain the peace. Their first attempt with the Articles of Confederation failed because the federal government was too powerless, they had to add a bit more power to get the minimum.

    Explain how returning to the same ideals and principals that made this country great in the first place is a bad thing? Is loving our neighbors and being personally involved (not leaving it up to a government agency) in caring for them a bad thing? How about being prepared for an emergency with food and water to last weeks? What is so wrong about setting limits to government power? What is wrong with wanting spending to be within what they take in tax revenues? What is wrong with personal responsibility?

    Please name some specifics about what it is that Glenn says that is so bad?

  • Bill Shakespeare Salt Lake City, UT
    July 8, 2013 6:41 a.m.

    This Glen Beck is a real stand-up character. I appreciate his efforts to save humanity and enjoy his terrific literary work.

  • mattrick78 Cedar City, UT
    July 8, 2013 1:30 a.m.

    "Most of the people who attack Glenn have never really seem him. Mostly they go by what they hear on MSNBC, etc."

    =====================================

    MSNBC? I think most people who have an unfavorable opinion of Glenn Beck base it on what comes out of the mouth of Glenn Beck.

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    July 8, 2013 12:30 a.m.

    @RedShirt -- Actually, if anyone is destroying this nation, it is zealots like your beloved Glenn Beck. For the life of me I can't figure out why ultra right conservative (tea party types) are so fearful of everything and everyone. It's pathological.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    July 7, 2013 10:47 p.m.

    To "1aggie" and if you read the Forbes article written 1 month later you find that "Beck will have doubled the revenues of his company, Mercury Radio Arts, from $40 million to $80 million" Glenn Beck doesn't earn that much money himself, that is what his company generates in revenues per year.

    To "atl134" it isn't a Moroni's promise thing. It is a simple fact. If you go into a situation prejudiced, you will not comprehend or understand anything that is presented that goes contrary to you preconceived ideas. You, and many others of you ilk may listen to the words Glenn says, but you miss the message because you assume that he is lying and assume that anything he says is wrong or is hateful. So, you only hear what you have already decided will be in his message.

    You see hate because you choose to see hate. In actuality he is trying to get people to be more civil to each other, and show each other more love. He is concerned with the direction the nation is headed financially, and the destruction of our freedoms. Progressives are destroying the nation, Bush was a Progressive.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 7, 2013 10:21 p.m.

    I submitted a very nice discussion which was neither excessively verbose nor off topic. It was not rude or 'raunchy' to Utah standards. It was not posted.

  • Really??? Kearns, UT
    July 7, 2013 8:11 p.m.

    @PlayByTheRules

    "So only those you approve of are entitled to the spirit of God?"

    Not at all. Anyone is entitled to the spirit. God, however, has not called Glenn Beck to be his mouthpiece as a prophet. There are too many people who act like he is, though.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    July 7, 2013 7:32 p.m.

    re:Straitpath

    Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, took issue with Mr. Beck’s depiction of Mr. Soros as a “Jewish boy helping sending the Jews to the death camps,” calling it “offensive” and “horrific.”

    On Tuesday on his Fox program, watched by about 2.8 million people, Mr. Beck said that during the Holocaust, the 14-year-old Mr. Soros “used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off.”
    (2010)

    Glenn Beck roused the NRA's annual convention this weekend with his attacks on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but he also aroused criticism by a major Jewish group for depicting the mayor giving what appears to be a a Nazi salute.

    The head of the Anti-Defamation League called Becks' comments "deeply offensive on so many levels," and B'nai B'rith called for Beck to apologize.

    "Glenn Beck, the keynote speaker at the NRA's annual convention, trivializes the Holocaust when he compares New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Adolf Hitler," B'nai B'rith told ABC News.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 7, 2013 7:23 p.m.

    @Redshirt
    "I don't think you are listening to Glenn Beck with an open mind. "

    Don't give me that Moroni promise stuff for Glenn Beck... besides I was a fan of his, i recorded his CNN show for years on the DVR and would always listen to him on the radio on the way back from school when I'd commute. It's only the last few years when he's gone much farther and seems to have lost a lot of that joking attitude he had that made me fine with him and i disagreeing on things. Now all I see is hate for just about everything and everyone I support. Pardon me for not buying all that loving neighbor stuff when he thinks progressives like me want to destroy this nation.

  • Straitpath PROVO, UT
    July 7, 2013 7:10 p.m.

    One valuable thing Glenn Beck did was let us know who George Soros is.

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 7, 2013 6:59 p.m.

    re:RedShirt
    "you realize that Beck doesn't make much money for himself,"

    From Deseret News May 2012
    "Beck ranked No. 23 with an estimated annual income of $80 million. By way of comparison, last year Beck ranked No. 30 with an income of $40 million, while in 2010 he was No. 43 on the list with estimated earnings of $35 million."

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    July 7, 2013 6:16 p.m.

    To "DucatiCR" it isn't that hard to come up with the theory that there are those Islamic leaders that want to destroy the US, if you just listen to them. Just take the last last President of Iran for an example. He wants to destroy the US.

    To "ThornBird" you realize that Beck doesn't make much money for himself, but he sure is employing a lot of people with his shows and projects. Can't say the same about most of the political commentators on the Left. They seem to get huge paychecks, and that is where it ends. Beck's company makes quite a bit of money, and there is nothing wrong with that.

    To "atl134" and "TMR" I don't think you are listening to Glenn Beck with an open mind. Your mind is already made up that whatever Glenn Beck says is wrong. He could have Jesus standing next to him confirming everything he says, you you would still have some excuse as to why Glenn is wrong.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    July 7, 2013 6:00 p.m.

    I don't know why DN news refused to post my earlier comments. Glenn Beck on air has voiced his hate for Pres. Obama. He likes to ridicule people on the air. He said he would like to strangle Michael Moore. My best friend hopes he is the keynote speaker at a Cache Valley SA conference. I hope he is not invited. There is no need to demean or ridicule others. Please don't label me a liberal based on my comments. Not a Beck fan.

  • endoftimes ,
    July 7, 2013 4:32 p.m.

    Interesting how progressives preach love, tolerance, freedom of thought, choice and fairness.....except when conservatives express their views. What a hypocritical existence.

  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    July 7, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    RE: Really??

    So only those you approve of are entitled to the spirit of God?

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 7, 2013 1:05 p.m.

    A lot of events going on in Utah. So why do Glenn Beck events garner so much attention from the DN? Is there a financial connection? It seems a little fishy to me.

  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    July 7, 2013 1:01 p.m.

    I love how those who know everything about Glenn Beck have no clue about what happened this week with Mercury One and The Man in the Moon.

  • Really??? Kearns, UT
    July 7, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    "When we joke that Beck fans think he's a prophet... it's because of statements like that."

    You are right on target there. I was disturbed by the Facebook comments I read about people "praying for the rain to stop so they can hear the important messages from Glenn Beck."

    One Facebook poster even said "The spirit is so strong here. He has an important message for the world."

    I am okay with people going to see his show, but don't turn him into a prophet, because he is not one.

  • one day... South Jordan, UT
    July 7, 2013 12:07 p.m.

    I' m conservative, but people following this guy! Be aware about following false prophets and in this case HIS doctrine, not all the guys out there that use the flag and the word freedom represents the same idea is which they were created

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 7, 2013 12:01 p.m.

    @the truth
    Actually wait a minute...

    "There has never been any vitriol or anger on any Glenn Beck Show... Glenn Beck's shows are only filled with love for country and family and church, and good values and principles,
    and hate for those that would and want to destroy any of the above. "

    There's no vitriol or anger... but there's hate for those who disagree with Beck? (It does go to disagreement since immigration reform, climate change regulation, Obamacare... basically almost everything that isn't his brand of conservatarian is considered destructive towards that which he values. As a Progressive it's pretty easy to see what he thinks about people like me.)

  • one day... South Jordan, UT
    July 7, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    "Glenn Beck's shows are only filled with love for country and family and church, and good values and principles"

    We are not talking about the same guy right ? This guy its nuts, too bad he is LDS, now everyone think that I' m paranoid like him!
    He is just trying to tear this country apart by destroying every single idea out there but not HIS.

    Too many "wackos" from the right and left side today... He is one of them.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 7, 2013 11:53 a.m.

    " He envisions growing kindness across America, and specifically, faithful members of various religions who respect and admire one another."

    From the guy who said that people should leave their churches if they teach "social justice"...

    "I don't think there's a more patriotic state on the Constitution. It may rival Texas. I know that hacks off my home state of Texas, but I don't think there's anybody who upholds the Constitution and love of country as much as Utah," Beck said.

    Utah is last in the nation in percentage of people serving in the armed forces.

    @sixpacktr
    "Too bad you can't open your eyes and ears to the words and message Glenn has been stating for quite a while now...."

    When we joke that Beck fans think he's a prophet... it's because of statements like that.

    @the truth
    "There has never been any vitriol or anger on any Glenn Beck Show."

    Then how come as a Progressive I see all sorts of rants against Progressives on his radio show, his TV show, his e-mail newsletter (i actually used to be a fan before he went off the deep end)?

  • TMR Los Angeles, CA
    July 7, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    In response to the posts directed to me: 1) "You have not met him" - yes, I have. I met Mr. Beck and his family at a non-event. He seemed nice enough. 2) "You don't watch Beck" - yes, I have. As mentioned in my post, I watched him for a solid week and since then tune in periodically. I am not impressed. His tactics are charlatan-like: he relies on principles palatable to most (i.e., love is good, big government is wasteful, etc.) and then he makes silly arguments that are shrouded in these emotive principles. His audience is easy prey: they are convinced that the world is all wrong and he plays to fear. Thus, a powerful connection is made. 3) "name a specific example of his meanness" - the week I watched Beck he demanded that Cass Sustein, a superb scholar, be fired from the White House. What was bizzare to me is that if Beck had a modicum of sense he would have realized that Sunstein's writings (which I have read) are in sync with Beck's vision of limited government.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    July 7, 2013 11:14 a.m.

    I find it very strange that DN will not allow comments giving examples where Glenn Beck has stated things which turn out not to be true, or times when he has brought public condemnation upon himself from Jewish groups, BUT will allow comments from those extolling his "correctness."

    Why would that be? Why would DN be censoring these comments? They adhere to the stated standards and guidelines!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 7, 2013 11:05 a.m.

    I do not sense in beck 'love of fellow man'. For some, he seems to harbour loathing, even hate. His hyperbole and lies do harm to the national discussion. He is one thing though; loopy as a loon. I guess there's entertainment value in that. I watched him once on tv write a few inflammatory sentences on his crazyboard, and then circle random letters in them to spell out some or another topic he wanted to rant and/or weep about. That was the basis of his argument, random letters selected from sentences he created. He went on as if there was some sort of underlying truth magically brought out of the randomness, but all he really did was prove he has a basic ability to spell. And stick a few pictures up for incendiary effect; swastikas or a stalin or two. And to make stuff up on the fly. Now that's showmanship. As to his filling stadiums, PT Barnum was right, and becks' exploitation of Barnums' law is how he does harm.

  • riverofsun St.George, Utah
    July 7, 2013 10:56 a.m.

    Many, many DN readers appreciate the somewhat more neutral atmosphere of the Deseret News comment forums.
    Salt Lake City, in particular, is a city of changing demographics. Smaller areas of the state are coming along, as well.
    Lots of diversity! Lots of folks with a variety of opinions!
    The flavor of this newspaper is changing just like the world.
    The predominant church seems in favor of more diversity, as well.
    Maybe years ago, "everyone" may have thought "the same way". Not in 2013!
    Thank you, DN!

  • The Judge Kaysville, UT
    July 7, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    These comments are proof of the adage that a little info is a dangerous thing. Unfortunately, Beck's "paranoia" too often turns out to be correct. (See Arab Spring, NSA scandal, economic collapse of 2008 just to name a few.) As for the cash, so what? He took a big risk leaving Fox, and I'm glad it paid off for him.
    And I always like people who trash Utah's caucus system. The caucus is made up of...wait for it...CITIZENS. That many people choose not to participate is a reflection on them, not the system. Choosing candidates solely based on a primary means the guy with the most cash wins.

  • Mister J Salt Lake City, UT
    July 7, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    to sixpacktr

    You neglected to mentioning opening your heart & mind?

    to Cats

    "Most of the people who attack Glenn have never really seem him. Mostly they go by what they hear on MSNBC, etc.,"

    I watched his 1st show on Headline news. It was nothing more than Lou Dobbs watered down for the American Idol crowd and its gone downhill from there.

    His show on Rupert's Propaganda network was typical right wing rhetoric with crocodile tears & psuedo-intellectual paranoia.

    For the record, Erin Burnett & Charlie Rose are the only talking heads on w/ news analysis and commentary programs that aren't total idiocy.

  • JLFuller Boise, ID
    July 7, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    It is so good to see that at least out here in the west the evil of socialism is held at bay - for a little longer anyway. Whether you agree with Beck's style or not, you must be thankful for that. When I see Utah come out in force for Beck I think back to uncounted times when conservatives have been pilloried and forced off the stage by socialists, union thugs and Democrat goons who were then given a free pass by the press. God bless America. God bless Utah. (I still wonder whose side the Deseret News is on. Their fence sitting has to be uncomfortable.)

  • DougChee LAYTON, UT
    July 7, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    One thing is for certain. Those who spend their time putting down Glen Beck could find way more constructive things to do with their time and energy. Whether you like him as a person or not he has been behind many worthwhile projects to help people. If our nation is to survive it will be the people like him who are working to make it a better place to be that get the job done. While those on the sidelines griping only add to the problem. If he gets rich doing it then more power to him and those who help. Love of fellow man is much more worthwhile than finding fault with everything that is done. It is also important to be able to discern the difference between good and evil and he along with thousands of others works to promote good and point out the evil.

  • SnowCanyonDad SANTA CLARA, UT
    July 7, 2013 9:15 a.m.

    Glenn Beck, while informative on the issues of today, is laughing all the way to the bank with the money people give him. He is a good show to tune into when one wants to feel paranoid, and wants to wring their hands with the next profound thing Beck says. He has studied scripture and writings, we can have the same knowledge if we just read.

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    July 7, 2013 9:11 a.m.

    Glenn Beck's definition of patriotism is basically agreeing with Glenn Beck's politics. You are unpatriotic if you disagree with his politics.

  • ThornBirds St.George, Utah
    July 7, 2013 9:08 a.m.

    Interesting how Glenn Beck's "love" coincides with his big paychecks from these events.
    If Glenn is so worried about our nation and so hot to change the government to his way of thinking, why does he not run for political office? He would be putting his money where his mouth is.
    Romney did it.
    Glenn Beck and Donald Trump...now there's a ticket no one could ignore!

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    July 7, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    @TMR

    You have OBVIOUSLT never listen to any Glenn Beck show.

    There has never been any vitriol or anger on any Glenn Beck Show.

    If there is any vitriol or anger it is purely from the left.

    Funny how someone who bothers to comment from LA about anger and vitriol, and their comment is only filled with anger and vitriol and hate and derision and lies.

    Glenn Beck's shows are only filled with love for country and family and church, and good values and principles,

    and hate for those that would and want to destroy any of the above.

    So which side are you on?

  • jmason San Diego, CA
    July 7, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    Glenn Beck on the far Repub right = Michael Moore on the far Dem left. Michael Moore's "Farhenheit 9/11" was skewed and unfair to George W. Bush. I guess there were some people on the far, far left who took it seriously as "truth". And then in 2007 or 08 we have Glenn with his "expose" of George Soros on Fox "Fair and Balanced" news, complete with creepy music, dark shadows and other props...but no more "fair and balanced" than Michael Moore on George W. Bush.

    Both Glenn Beck and Michael Moore are carnival acts.

  • Rustymommy Clovis, NM
    July 7, 2013 8:39 a.m.

    I am not a Glen Beck fan. However, his popularity reminds me that there is a huge division in our country. Much of that division focuses on the constitution and our liberties. Some focuses on our role in other nations. And then there is the rift over taxes,Obamacare, families, global warming and entitlements. Add to that unemployment, social security and immigration and we have a recipe for hostility.

    It is sad that the elected officials pay more attention to the self-serving "mainstream" press than to the concerns of their mainstream constituents. While I abhor revolution, the number of citizens aligning with conservatives and constitutionalists points toward what founding fathers declared. "...mankind is more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the form to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security."

    Good luck America. Hopefully we won't need a revolution to bring the president and congress back to their senses.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 7, 2013 7:37 a.m.

    Glenn Beck: Goldmonger and Godmonger to the gullible.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    July 7, 2013 7:06 a.m.

    Most of the people who attack Glenn have never really seem him. Mostly they go by what they hear on MSNBC, etc., I don't agree with Glenn on everything, but one thing is very clear--he is very sincere about everything he believes and does what he does for that reason. I appreciate his bringing his show to Utah and hope he will continue.

  • sixpacktr Murfreesboro, TN
    July 7, 2013 6:22 a.m.

    @TMR,
    You hear what you want to hear. Too bad you can't open your eyes and ears to the words and message Glenn has been stating for quite a while now....

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    July 7, 2013 5:09 a.m.

    "I don't think there's a more patriotic state on the Constitution. It may rival Texas. I know that hacks off my home state of Texas, but I don't think there's anybody who upholds the Constitution and love of country as much as Utah," Beck said.

    Wow! What praise for a state that uses a caucus system instead of allowing its citizens to choose candidates. A state that upholds weird and funny redistricting so that one party will control that district.

  • mattrick78 Cedar City, UT
    July 7, 2013 2:34 a.m.

    @TMR Nicely put.

    I don't understand the ardor that people have for Glenn Beck. I get the whole small government thing but some of his ideas on how to get there are a little bewildering if not downright loony.

  • Hey Baby Franklin, IN
    July 7, 2013 2:23 a.m.

    At the end of the first quarter:

    Attendees: 15,000+
    Detractors/TMR: 1

    TMR, what is so comical to you about a message of lightening governments load by being more charitable?

  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    July 7, 2013 1:16 a.m.

    Fantastic week of wonderful and uplifting events.

  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    July 7, 2013 12:56 a.m.

    Funny how those who know Beck is full of hate, never offer examples. I found that he encourages love and respect. I watch him and listen to him and when I get frustrated about the direction of the country he reminds us to use the tactics of Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr.

  • DucatiCR Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 7, 2013 12:50 a.m.

    " He envisions growing kindness across America, and specifically, faithful members of various religions who respect and admire one another."

    Call me skeptical, but the man who wants "faithful members of various religions"... spends 3 hours a day, five days a week, complaining about Islam and how it is trying to bring down the American way of life...

    Maybe if he practiced what he tries to preach I could take him seriously, but I guess I will wait and see.

  • Gandalf Salt Lake City, UT
    July 7, 2013 12:39 a.m.

    Glenn Beck is simply another form of affinity fraud so prevalent in Utah. It is very sad.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    July 7, 2013 12:24 a.m.

    What hidden gem of paranoid inspiration has Beck found for us now? We in Utah hold our breath for another new Beck side dish. Under what rock will it come from this time? How will it taste? My guess is bitter.

  • TMR Los Angeles, CA
    July 6, 2013 11:50 p.m.

    How interesting: Glenn Beck delivers a message of love. A few years back I watched Mr. Beck on Fox for a solid week. All I heard was vitriol and anger. I am glad to now hear he has found "love." While this hard turn to agape love smacks of opportunism, at least it is an improvement. History is replete with political charlatans and we are fortunate to have one of the better ones on exhibit. May Mr. Beck continue to emerge once in a while if nothing else then for comedic relief for most and inspiration for few.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    July 6, 2013 11:21 p.m.

    We love Glenn Beck. Thanks for coming to Salt Lake City with your show. Come back soon! And, thanks for helping us remember and realize that each one of us can make a difference even though society looks so bleak right now.