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Old 03-01-2013, 10:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't care for him really. The more you talk about him (positively or negatively) the longer he'll remain in the limelight.
Rather than burying our heads in the sand, why not use him as an example of what's wrong with media politics. It might be beneficial to others.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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He only has a high school education.
Oh, ****. I thought for some reason he went to Cambridge. I don't know where that was stuck in my head. I must be on crack to think Glen Beck was ever in Cambridge. I feel like I heard that somewhere, and it just stuck in my head.

As an aside, I get the majority of my news from Al Jazeera English, so I pay little to no attention to typical American media of late. Al Jazeera is where it's at.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Among other reasons I appreciate him, it's hard not to enjoy a man who is able to cause tantrums on the left so easily.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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He's got more predictions lol, god can this guy just stop...


Beck: Common Core Designed To 'Train Us To Be A Serf State' Ruled By China And Islam - YouTube


He's great at predictions you know, he predicted a Romney landslide.....


Glenn Beck's Prediction: "Romney Will Win Big" - YouTube
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:44 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I used to watch his show off and on everyday till they kicked him off Fox but he did get on my nerves sometimes and I would have to turn him off. He just went too far once in awhile.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:17 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Oh, ****. I thought for some reason he went to Cambridge. I don't know where that was stuck in my head. I must be on crack to think Glen Beck was ever in Cambridge. I feel like I heard that somewhere, and it just stuck in my head.
Actually Glenn Beck attended the Harvard School of Divinity in Cambridge Massachusetts for a semester and flunked out. Maybe that's how you ended up associating Glenn Beck with Cambridge.

Beck used to be a radio shock jock like Howard Stern who'd do and say outrageous things just to rile up his audience. His career came crashing down when he got addicted to alcohol and drugs.

He reinvented himself as a conservative radio talk show host but most of his ideas are recycled ideas from the right wing conspiracy obsessed John Birch Society.

In the early Fifties, the John Birch Society were among the most strident leaders of red scare in the United States. They believed such notable American leaders as Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren were all part of a ongoing communist conspiracy that was global in scope and dated back to the beginning of the 20th Century.

At the height of the McCarthy era, the John Birch Society recruited a membership of 100,000 Americans who were gullible enough to accept their paranoid theories of history.

The Birch Society's membership began to decline in the late Fifties when they redbaited the moderate Republican president, Dwight Eisenhower. The Birch Society claimed Eisenhower was a "tool of the communists." It's one thing to attack a liberal Democrat for being sympathetic to socialism, but Eisenhower was moderate Republican and an American war hero who commanded the Allied Forces on the D-Day invasion to rid Europe of their Nazi occupation forces. Many prominent Republicans who previously supported the Birch Society withdrew their support when Birchers began accusing the elected Republican president of being a communist sympathizer.

Glenn Beck is responsible for reviving many of the outlandish, revisionist historical doctrines of the Birch Society. An author with ideological influence on Beck is W. Cleon Skousen , a prolific conservative political writer and an anti-communist supporter of the John Birch Society. Skousen believed that American political, social, and economic elites were working with communists to foist a world government on the United States.

Constitutional scholar Jack Rakove, of Stanford University, inspected Skousen’s books and seminars and pronounced them "a joke that no self-respecting scholar would think is worth a warm pitcher of spit." A 1971 review in the Mormon journal Dialogue also accused Skousen of "inventing fantastic ideas and making inferences that go far beyond the bounds of honest commentary," and also of promoting concepts that were "perilously close" to Nazism.

I think Beck's influence peaked in the United States when he became so drunk on power, he went off the deep-end with his slanderous attacks of public figures, especially Barack Obama. He lost his job at Fox News when Beck made the outrageous claim that Barack Obama has repeatedly shown "a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture", saying "I'm not saying he doesn't like white people. I'm saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist."

Beck's hate mongering remarks about Obama resulted in an organized consumer boycott of his show's advertisers. 57 different advertisers removed their ads from his program, to avoid associating their brands with content that could be considered offensive by potential customers.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:54 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Exactly, don't give him any attention. I saw a video of him on youtube a while about about some child genius.

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12 Year Old Genius Jacob Barnett on Glenn Beck - YouTube


Never cringed so much in a long time...I mean holy ****. Its almost like a satire.
Yeah like Glenn supposively doesn't know what the formula for volumes of a cereal box. Either he was lieing about that just to make the kid look more smarter than him, or he really doesn't know Mathematical formulae. Both are equally cringled worthy.
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Not that I care about Beck, but you guys on the left, as opposed to you guys on the right, also have your clown. By the name of Piers Morgan. Don't act like the retards only come out of one gate. It's a free-for-all down there in the ridiculous media well.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:02 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Not that I care about Beck, but you guys on the left, as opposed to you guys on the right, also have your clown. By the name of Piers Morgan. Don't act like the retards only come out of one gate. It's a free-for-all down there in the ridiculous media well.

That's a valid point about PM, to be sure, but I will say that our best (by that I mean to include myself as a member of the "guys on the left), such as Jon Stewart & Stephan Colbert, just mercilessly kick the everlovin' crap outta their (the "guys on the right") best (whoever that is), IMHO.
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