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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 20 2013 1:05 p.m. MST

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I've only seen a few bits of this guy on tv, but every time I did he was making incredibly hyperbolic statements, near tears, or standing in front of a chalkboard making impossible leaps of logic by circling letters in sentences. That he has popularity and validity beyond entertainment value is a sad commentary.

DRay
Roy, UT

The new book sounds interesting. I haven't found Glenn Beck to be particularly great as an writer, so wonder that he would presume to edit other writer's works. Accounts of past events may be better served for accuracy if that is the focus, as opposed to inspiring preset morals or lessons...those are called fables.

WRK
Riverton, UT

That some people cannot see logic when presented to them is a "sad commentary".

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

Article quote:
“Troubled by what he felt was the dry, reinvented history of today’s history books, Beck and his team imagined history and its greatest lessons in a way that would appeal to the masses, without rewriting them.”

Given his premise that today’s history books are filled with ‘reinvented history’ I have no doubt Beck will imagine all sorts of things about our history that will appeal to his “masses” in the Emerald City.

A1994
Centerville, UT

@Hutterite

You admit that you have only seen 'a few bits of this guy on tv' but you have passed judgment that his popularity is a 'sad commentary.' I don't agree with everything Beck says, but you should probably try to at least read and listen before making blanket judgments.

Johnny Moser
Thayne, WY

Seems like most comments so far are negative on Beck. I suspect that much of what the "see" is persona that helps to sell what has for sale. I have found his radio show to be entertaining and somewhat informative, but it isn't the only source of my information either. I think this new book will provide another uniquely Beck perspective on History that we should all know but probably don't. If he makes history into a story I think that takes anything away from the history. It might actually help someone care about it a little more and go find another alternative history version of what he wrote. History is the perspective of the writer, I am certain that the history I read and learned to this point in my life was some man's or woman's perspective. Don't see a thing wrong with another writer's attempt to learn from history.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

There are many haters of Glenn Beck as you see in these posts. I will speak for the other side!

Glenn is absolutely fearless and completely honest in my opinion. I don't always agree with him, but I love his passion for America, freedom, and liberty!

The Reader
Layton, UT

The only thing that drives Glenn Beck is his love of money. Honesty and integrity are not among his strongest virtues. He is first and foremost a showman.

It is a sad comment about the critical thinking skills of most of his followers who can not or do not want to see that about Beck.

jmason
San Diego, CA

To me Glenn Beck comes across as a demagogue. But I may be mistaken. I only watched one of his programs from start to finish, and that was on Fox "Fair and Balanced" News, the program on George Soros. I was never a big fan of Soros, but Beck's treatment of him was pretty bad. His show was complete with creepy music, dark shadows, props, etc. It's counterpart might have been Michael Moore's documentary expose of George W. Bush, "Farenheit 9-11". Both presented extreme unfair extreme caricatures of their subjects, and both had little relation to the real truth. I have never seen or read anything by Glenn Beck since.

Also...Beck's fixation on the Nazis troubling, the collecting of Nazi memorabilia. What kind of a person does this?

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

Those who peddle fear and sew contention are not your friend.

Grammy3
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

I use to love watch and listened to Glenn Beck but he started to change. I loved him on CNN and his was the only show I would watch on that station. Then when he went to Fox little by little to me he started to change. He was always crying. or laughing it was like he was bipolar. Then he started to act silly and I became fed up with him when he could not even support Mitt Romney and felt like he wanted him to lose so that he could still do his show and get certain people to still listen to him. He changed and so therefore I changed and will not longer watch or listen to him.

MaryannT
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I think Glen Beck gets carried away sometimes, but I also admire his love and devotion to our country. He seems to be doing everything he can to promote the virtues that have made America a great nation. It is so easy to sit on the sidelines and criticize him. How much wiser it would be for us to actively use our energy to support the causes we believe in, as he has done.

DaveRL
OGDEN, UT

Nothing Mr Beck says can be taken seriously, he only cares about money, truth and honesty has never been high among his strong points….a total waste of time.

TimBehrend
Auckland NZ, 00

:...Beck includes 12 stories from among thousands..."

Hard to find stories that fit the agenda, it seems.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

It's so sad that those who aren't successful always attack those who are. I would tend to believe the person who knows Glenn personally about the kind of person he is. Jason knows him personally and has a very high opinion of him. I don't know how anyone would be able to tell that all Glenn cares about is money. Can you read his mind and heart?

I don't always agree with Glenn but he isn't a nut and he isn't a charlatan. He's a sincere guy who is trying his best to help others and save his country from those who are trying to destroy it. And...yes, he is making money. But, most of it gets poured back into his projects and the network he is building to promote the things he believes in.

He sure is a lot more successful than Al Gore was. Most of the people who attack Glenn are those are get their information from the haters and not from Glenn directly.

bettercomments
Salt Lake City, UT

Why is this news? Why is this on the front page? DesNews is its own worst enemy.

ute alumni
paradise, UT

Lots of posters that have trouble with celebrety. If I feel the way many of these posters do I would completely avioid the guy.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

Cool - another Glenn Beck book I won't be reading.

woolybruce
Idaho Falls, ID

Having read Beck, I wouldn't claim any association with his books. His claim of history is questionable.

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Glenn Beck is easily the most well know LDS member there is. Talk to people across the country and mention the word "Mormon" and 90% of the time they will bring up Glenn Beck. I have personally seen this in Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Carolina. Everywhere he goes, everything he says, every word he writes is directly associated with the Church and its legacy. He is their most famous representative. After this last election, many will mention Mitt Romney. But they knew Beck long beforehand as the foremost representative of the LDS religion.

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