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Published: Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

"“It’s going to get to a place where it is much more personal, where you’ll be able to see, whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll be able to see the truth.”

I think the problem is you will create such a filtered view of the world, that you will be able to create your own truth. Filtering out all the stuff you don't want to hear will create extremely slanted points of view, with little to no understanding of those who have opinions differing from your own. You will be able to create your own reality, unchallenged, and unbalanced.

Truth and Honesty will become as equally warped as is the definition of Marriage is becoming. It will all become relative.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I suspect this is going to be an interesting topic. And most of the hot posts are going to come from people who don't subscribe to his network or know first-hand what he is saying, and judge him based on their predjudice assumptions about him, and what somebody on MSNBC said they heard him say.

You kinda need to know what he's actually saying and doing to judge him (IMO). I don't subscribe, so I don't know what he's up to. But I'm sure there will be those willing to judge him completely having never heard him, just based on rumors and assumptions.

I would be very interested to hear what a real listener with an open mind thinks.

slcdenizen
t-ville, UT

"truth was the largest casualty in the information wars."

Indeed, Mr. Beck... indeed.

play by the rules
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

Thank God for Glenn's courage to stand against the hatred and bigotry of the left. Now let's sit back and watch the open minded left (who have never listened to him) fill up the message board with their ignorance.

Thank God for Glenn who is willing to stand against the threats on him and his family every day to pursue the truth.

Kings Court
Alpine, UT

What news? You can't watch or hear news anymore. All you see or hear are a few, media obsessed stories pounded over and over again, and then interpreted by a panel of people. If you want to find the news, you have to search long and hard for the days most important events. You have to look even further to avoid the spin.

Willard Smith
Will, IL

Filtered News has been going on for a long time. The only difference is who is filtering the news. Glenn Beck is no more guilty than the alphabet News organizations or what is commonly known as the Main Street Media. Depending on your political leanings you may trust or distrust FOX News, but your political leanings are not a guarantee of the correctness of the news you trust or distrust.

I have to laugh at the individuals who automatically condemn one side of the spectrum and the news outlets associated with that side, and continually demonstrate their ignorance of the issues raised by that spectrum.

Hank Pym
SLC, UT

re: Kings Court

Bloomberg IMO does the best reporting facts. But, that is primarily financial news. Headline News in the a.m. does a decent job too.

Things have reached a new high in lows; mornings on The Weather Channel have more of a Today show format & feel.

anotherview
SLO, CA

It is ironic DN has multiple articles on Mozilla and then an artcile on Beck, Beck repeatedly smeared and lied about Van Jones, resulting in Jones resigning from his job.

I've listened to Beck plenty--not via MSNBC.

Truth? Not Beck.

Pendergast
Salt Lake City, UT

Just give me the facts/info and let me decide for myself what I should think believe

I feel sorry for people who religiously devote themselves to 1 news outlet... Especially if its E!

p.s. Wasn't it Professor Beck at one time a proponent of independent thought or was that all smoke & mirrors??

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

“Why don’t we try to build a platform that is different than the rest of the media, that has a different point of view, doesn’t look at things as ‘left’ and ‘right,’ right and wrong, and certainly doesn’t see Republican and Democrat as the box that we have to play in,” he told Flipboard’s Paul Katz.

Though Beck is persistent in his assertion that The Blaze does not support any particular party

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Wow!
Are you kidding me?

Seriously?

Just, Wow!

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Beck has skin in this game, so of course it's a good thing for him.

anotherview
SLO, CA

If one is looking for straight news, PBS is the best. Yea, it can be boring at times. Whenever there is a presidential debate i watch it on PBS because they don't have the endless dissection of the debate and partisanship.

Noodlekaboodle
Poplar Grove, UT

@Willard Smith
No ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX are very different than Glenn Beck, MSNBC and Fox News. The letter networks don't have a political agenda. What they have is the old school mentality of, if it bleeds it leads. They are sensationalists, and whatever is the most crazy story is what is going to get their focus. The other group takes the news then puts it through their ideological filter. They are not just reporting the news, and they have an editorial process that only allows things that fit into their narrative to be aired/published.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

I don’t see how this would be much of a change at all. People already selectively choose their news sources to make sure they hear only what they want to hear.

RedShirtCalTech
Pasedena, CA

To "anotherview" why did Glenn Beck say about Van Jones that was not true? Van Jones admitted in his own public statements that he was a communist, and had even signed a truther petition.

Glenn has presented the information about Van Jones that he has collected. Where is your evidence. Right now we only have your opinion.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I listen to Glenn Beck sometimes driving to work. I only get a few minutes... so I don't get the whole story, but I've never heard him say anything without also encouraging his listeners to do their own research from their own sources to see if they come to the same conclusion.

Seems like a pretty fair approach. He NEVER wants anyone to just believe what he says at face value. He always wants you to do your own research as well and come to your own conclusions (whether they agree with his or not).

I don't hear people on MSNBC or any other news outlets encourging their listeners to do that...

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Glenn Beck is biased... he regularly and clearly admits that.

He points out constantly that his program is not "News"... He's not a "Reporter" or a "Journalist"... it's an "OPINION" show.

When people understand that... they get more out of it.

When people don't.. they just judge and condemn without really knowing what they are condemning.

Willard Smith
Will, IL

@Noodlekaboodle
ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX don't have a political agenda? If it bleeds it leads? (rather depending on who is doing the bleeding)

Where were you in the late 1990s? When a clear case of obstruction of justice was spun by ABC, CBS, and NBC anchors as nothing more than a sexual dalliance. Well, I guess one's politics can determine whether a legal suit is justified or not.

No political agenda. That's rich!

anotherview
SLO, CA

Re:Redshirt

Here are a few:
Beck falsely claimed: (repeatedly)
Jones spent time in prison
Jones was a "mysterious czar" accountable to no one.
Jones had gained control over $500 in Green Jobs Act funding and could dole the money out on a whim.
Jones was not "vetted" by the FBI
Jones is presently a communist.

#1 Jones was arrested as a legal monitor at a protest. After spending a short time in jail, all charges were dropped and Jones won a legal settlement for his unlawful arrest.
#2. Jones was hired by the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality as an advisor.
#3. Department of Labor had the authority over the program, with normal rules governing the funds.
#4. Jones was vetted by the FBI according to staandard protoccol.
#5 Jones never joined the communist party, did proclaim himself a communist for a time in the early 90's, but then became a proponent of capitalism and published a book in 2005 asserting his capitalist views.

Jones is not the only person Beck has smeared.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

IF the info about Jones was a smear... why did the President accept his resignation? He SHOULD have stood by him!

IF the info about Jones was false... every listener should know that, because they should do their own research and make sure know the truth for themselvs. If some research would show what Beck said was false... his listeners would know. And yet... they found it to be true.

I researched it. I found it to be true. I could post a list of things that back up what he said about Jones, but I don't have room. But research it yourself.... you will find there's some truth there... AND some slant. Not false... but a posibly slanted view of Jones and his activities. But the view that Jones was a choir boy... is also a slanted view of the truth.

This is verbatum from Van Jones wikipedia page...
"In October 2005 Jones said he was "a rowdy nationalist" before the King verdict was announced, but that by August of that year (1992) he was a "communist"...

He said he was a "Communist"... in his own words. And yet you deny it!

Rockyrd
Gilbert, AZ

Latter-day Saints are told to study political issues before making political decisions or voting. To study something involves looking at a variety of points of view and carefully considering each. I would not look to Glenn Beck for political truth any more than I would rely solely on MSNBC, Fox News or CNN. In fact, with his track record, Beck would be one of the last places I would look. Anyone who relies on just one or two sources is not getting the entire picture, but instead just reinforcing their own ideas. That's not study. Look at a variety of sources, liberal, conservative and in-between. That's good counsel for Latter-day Saints as well as the country as a whole.

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