Exclusive: Glenn Beck dishes on his new 'Man in the Moon' project

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  • coltakashi Richland, WA
    May 22, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    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 audience.

  • oldschool Farmington, UT
    Feb. 23, 2013 12:14 a.m.

    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.

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    Feb. 22, 2013 6:13 p.m.

    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.

  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 2:49 p.m.

    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 audience.

  • mark Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 2:39 p.m.

    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.

  • TriciaCT Trumbull, CT
    Feb. 20, 2013 1:50 p.m.

    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!

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    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 thinking.

  • Shazandra Bakersfield, CA
    Feb. 20, 2013 10:51 a.m.

    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 find.

  • really? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    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.

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    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.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Feb. 20, 2013 9:01 a.m.

    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.

  • kosimov Riverdale, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 6:17 a.m.

    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.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 19, 2013 1:51 p.m.

    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.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 12:05 p.m.

    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.

  • Evets Eagle Mountain, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 11:41 a.m.

    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.

  • really? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    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.

  • JParkerfan St. George, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 11:08 p.m.

    Give 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.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Feb. 18, 2013 8:06 p.m.

    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.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 7:27 p.m.

    the truth,

    Some of us Righties are also not very fond of Beck...

  • woolybruce Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 18, 2013 7:26 p.m.

    The best Glenn Beck are Jon Stewart's imitations, those are priceless.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 7:17 p.m.

    Anybody that can activate the radical left into hysteria is my kind of guy.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 6:59 p.m.

    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.

  • Stalwart Sentinel San Jose, CA
    Feb. 18, 2013 7:01 p.m.

    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.

  • Stalwart Sentinel San Jose, CA
    Feb. 18, 2013 6:55 p.m.

    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.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 6:13 p.m.

    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.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 18, 2013 6:04 p.m.

    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!

  • Harley Rider Small Town, CT
    Feb. 18, 2013 6:01 p.m.

    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

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 5:34 p.m.

    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.

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    Feb. 18, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    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 M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 4:49 p.m.

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

    Scientology is dead.

    Long live Access Consciousness and Glenn Beck!

  • Doogie South Jordan, Utah
    Feb. 18, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    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!

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 4:31 p.m.

    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.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 4:23 p.m.

    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.

  • Pa. Reader Harrisburg, PA
    Feb. 18, 2013 4:13 p.m.

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

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 3:40 p.m.

    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.

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 3:09 p.m.

    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.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 3:06 p.m.

    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.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 2:55 p.m.

    He is an entertainer!

  • Coach Biff Lehi, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 2:41 p.m.

    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.

  • Anti Government Alpine, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 2:22 p.m.

    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.

  • Shimlau SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    boy just mention glenn beck and the comments fly!

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 2:17 p.m.

    $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 compliant D-News.

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 2:05 p.m.

    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 good

    Taxpayer funded personal wealth = very good

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 2:06 p.m.

    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.

  • bigredone Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 1:32 p.m.

    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.

  • germanygator Apo, AE
    Feb. 18, 2013 1:19 p.m.


    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.

  • Coach Biff Lehi, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 1:15 p.m.

    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.

  • germanygator Apo, AE
    Feb. 18, 2013 1:15 p.m.

    "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 country.

  • germanygator Apo, AE
    Feb. 18, 2013 1:05 p.m.


    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.

  • Mick Murray, Utah
    Feb. 18, 2013 12:57 p.m.

    One old man-

    At least you are consistent.

  • really? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 12:52 p.m.


    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.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Feb. 18, 2013 12:51 p.m.

    "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.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 12:42 p.m.

    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.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Feb. 18, 2013 12:41 p.m.

    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 with money.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 12:38 p.m.

    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 with you.

  • germanygator Apo, AE
    Feb. 18, 2013 12:26 p.m.


    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.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    re: one old man

    I'll help him start his trip via the Ralph Kramden method.

    I second your reply to Cats about the Becksters cunning financial acumen.

  • Stalwart Sentinel San Jose, CA
    Feb. 18, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    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.

  • Mick Murray, Utah
    Feb. 18, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    One old man-
    How do you feel about Al Gore?

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Feb. 18, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    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, who........

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 11:15 a.m.

    @ liberal larry,

    No, the article says that he made $80M in ONE year.

    Please go back and re-read the article.

    Feb. 18, 2013 11:14 a.m.

    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 accomplish something.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 11:12 a.m.

    "...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?


    Government cheese?

    You need to add some republicon whine with that cheese.


  • Coach Biff Lehi, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 10:50 a.m.

    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!

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Feb. 18, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    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, 2007

    I 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.

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    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.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 10:29 a.m.

    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.

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 10:22 a.m.

    It appears from these comments that Glenn's detractors are in excruciating pain after having read about his successful ventures.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    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 to say.

  • Clarkoski Draper, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 10:00 a.m.

    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?

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Feb. 18, 2013 9:43 a.m.

    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?"

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 9:35 a.m.

    No, Cats, he's just pointing out the fact that anything Beck does is dedicated to enriching Beck.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    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.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 9:16 a.m.

    Beck is moving to the MOON?

    Great. When is leaving? Does he need help packing?

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Feb. 18, 2013 9:10 a.m.

    More and more, Glen Beck sounds like a carnival barker with more money than he knows what to do with.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 8:39 a.m.

    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 the picture.

  • bw00ds Tucson, AZ
    Feb. 18, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    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?

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 7:13 a.m.

    And this is news, why?

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Feb. 18, 2013 7:05 a.m.

    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"

  • liberal larry salt lake City, utah
    Feb. 18, 2013 6:50 a.m.

    Wow, Beck made $80 million the last couple of years, and he still gets free advertising in the DNews, he really is a genius!

  • peter Alpine, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 6:40 a.m.

    Do you know anything about Glen's ideas on health care and where he's trying to move on that important issue?