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Glenn Beck is irresponsible in his leadership
me ^ | 02/18/10 | Jen Kuznicki

Posted on 02/18/2010 3:48:06 PM PST by jenk

Glenn Beck, the latest phenom of the Conservative Movement, jumps the shark nearly every week.

I have not been a fan of his. That said, I believe he is putting the movement in jeopardy.

You could spend a whole day surfing youtube for his latest outlandish behavior, but I do not fault him for that. In the entertainment industry, it is necessary to put on some sort of showmanship. I don’t personally like his brand, but I would not bicker over personal taste.

The problem I see is that he is not uplifting. He is more libertarian than conservative, but his message always seems to end up with the viewer or listener commiserating with him. As if he has accepted being the shepard and just aims to console rather than inspire.

It is not a good path for someone who commands as great an audience as he has.

Beck should lead like a parent, allowing his audience to understand that while exposing what the administration is doing, he encourages them to want to do something about it. He does not do that, instead, he nurtures inaction. Sitting around and learning bad things then mourning for their country will drive people to drink and continue to want to commiserate with others who do the same and cycle continues. The only stimulating thing Beck has done has to do with driving people toward Ron Paul, which is just disgraceful, especially since the Paul followers are isolationists and security-challenged.

I take serious offense with his continuous drive toward a third party. That idea is reprehensible and he should know better, and has been pulled by the ear by many conservatives because of it. Yet, he continues. He seems able enough to repeat quotes from serious scholars and thinkers without telling his audience who said it first, but he hasn’t an inkling how to listen to the message these thinkers give.

Many have wondered if he is just in “it” for himself. There is nothing wrong with being a capitalist, but to steal and put up fronts is no way to lead. The worst kind of capitalist is one who does not govern himself first. Perhaps that is why he doesn’t inspire his viewers and listeners. He doesn’t know how.

Look, I know he has had a past that included drugs and alcohol, and I do not fault him for that. People in glass houses and so on, but his direction is no longer humorous.

Being in management myself, I have always employed the idea of hiring your replacement, then staying one step ahead of them. It encourages healthy competition and drives the best to the top. Sarah Palin was just hired by Fox. If she is given any kind of freedom there, Beck is toast.

I watched the Constitution Town Hall that Hillsdale College gave a while back, and Dr. Larry Arnn said that in order to move the country to where it needs to go, which is toward the Constitution and the Founding, it is going to take a lot of thinking. Mr. Beck needs to start doing that.


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1 posted on 02/18/2010 3:48:07 PM PST by jenk
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To: jenk

Not true.


2 posted on 02/18/2010 3:50:13 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: jenk

heee haw ...

Your TV come with a channel change button?


3 posted on 02/18/2010 3:50:18 PM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: jenk

What the country needs now is a nation of Constitutionalists and believers in a free Republic.


4 posted on 02/18/2010 3:51:05 PM PST by jessduntno (If Bawney Fwank talks in his sleep, is it considered wetting the bed?)
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To: jenk

Beck has his place at the table...one of many.


5 posted on 02/18/2010 3:51:46 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: jenk

This is the first I’ve heard that he has any leadership role.


6 posted on 02/18/2010 3:52:04 PM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: Tarpon

tampon, I don’t watch him, he’s harmful and a bad leader


7 posted on 02/18/2010 3:52:48 PM PST by jenk (REMEMBER MASSACHUSETTS!!)
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To: Sloth

he does, do you go to your local party meetings?


8 posted on 02/18/2010 3:53:38 PM PST by jenk (REMEMBER MASSACHUSETTS!!)
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To: jenk
Glenn Beck is irresponsible in his leadership

Beck is, possibly, a leader on his broadcast production team.

Otherwise... not.

He is an entertainer, a media guy. Anyone who thinks of him
as their "leader" is, to quote Rahm Emanuel, an effing retard.

9 posted on 02/18/2010 3:53:39 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: jenk

Well said.

Don’t let the guilty consciences here drag you down.


10 posted on 02/18/2010 3:54:09 PM PST by Fudd Fan (0zer0 has taken us from One Nation Under God to "one nation, underdog.")
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To: jenk

What exactly is he the leader of? I didn’t know he was a leader of anything.


11 posted on 02/18/2010 3:54:31 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Sloth
Beck is projecting a professor role more then a leader.
I hate those single channel cable boxes.
12 posted on 02/18/2010 3:54:44 PM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: MaxMax

watch it, professor is a racist term, and I don’t watch him, I see the effects


13 posted on 02/18/2010 3:56:17 PM PST by jenk (REMEMBER MASSACHUSETTS!!)
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To: combat_boots

ping


14 posted on 02/18/2010 3:57:04 PM PST by Mears
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To: Sloth

Beck keeps saying he dose not have any and does not want any.

keep em stirred up Glenn your doing a great job and God Bless ya.


15 posted on 02/18/2010 3:57:20 PM PST by Americanexpat
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To: jenk
barking like a dawg:

http://www.examiner.com/x-5738-Political-Buzz-Examiner~y2010m2d18-Video-Glenn-Beck-barks-like-a-dog-to-oppose-stimulus-funding-while-liberals-try-to-support-it?cid=edition-rss-National

i finally discovered what his much touted ‘plan’ is - suicide

16 posted on 02/18/2010 3:58:59 PM PST by sloop (pfc in the quiet civil war)
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To: jenk
I don’t watch him, he’s harmful and a bad leader.

So...you don't have a clue what he says or does. Yet you opine. Hey, you have that right. And Beck would be the first to defend your right to spout opinions which are based on cluelessness.

You should probably know that he's a talking head on television - not a leader.

Please turn off your television and read a book.

17 posted on 02/18/2010 3:59:49 PM PST by InternetTuffGuy
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To: 2nd amendment mama; 4EverAmerican; 21twelve; 24Karet; abigail2; Accidental Ninja; acoulterfan

ping


18 posted on 02/18/2010 4:00:14 PM PST by Mears
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To: jessduntno
What the country needs now is a nation of Constitutionalists and believers in a free Republic. Would that make us isolationists and security challenged?
19 posted on 02/18/2010 4:00:46 PM PST by Kinzua (Are you ready to admit that electing Obama was a mistake?)
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To: Americanexpat

some people are thrust into leadership roles whether they want it or not, if he doesn’t see what the effects of his rantings and not-very-well-thought-out conclusions are doing to his followers, then it is worse than maybe I expected


20 posted on 02/18/2010 4:01:26 PM PST by jenk (REMEMBER MASSACHUSETTS!!)
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To: Kinzua

I tried to put the quote from the other poster in italics. I guess I didn’t do it right.


21 posted on 02/18/2010 4:02:17 PM PST by Kinzua (Are you ready to admit that electing Obama was a mistake?)
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To: Kinzua

Nope, stroking the ego of a looney tune would, maybe


22 posted on 02/18/2010 4:02:23 PM PST by jenk (REMEMBER MASSACHUSETTS!!)
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To: jenk

He has followers? Or viewers?


23 posted on 02/18/2010 4:03:22 PM PST by Kinzua (Are you ready to admit that electing Obama was a mistake?)
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To: jenk

I see the third-party 5PMer sycophants miss the bigger picture.


24 posted on 02/18/2010 4:03:39 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks ("YOU LIE! (09/09/09)" "NOT TRUE! (1/27/10)")
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To: InternetTuffGuy

look tuffguy, my opinion is very well thought out, not like much of what Beck does—he has a leadership role whether he likes it or not, and he is causing problems


25 posted on 02/18/2010 4:04:17 PM PST by jenk (REMEMBER MASSACHUSETTS!!)
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To: jenk
Your drive-by attack of Ron Paul and Third Parties was not particularly thoughtful.

If you were trying to give us a solid-gold example of hypocrisy, then:

Bravo!

26 posted on 02/18/2010 4:04:18 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: jenk

This kind of post is FreeRepublic at it’s absolute worst.

A post from a no-nothing obscure one-off blogger posting out of his bedroom closet, and because it posts up the same as an article from the Wall Street Journal, it is supposed to garner some kind of credibility.

This is like posting a recording of my cat meowing.

WTF?

Who gives a crap what this obscure nobody thinks about anything. We tolerate this on the threads, because it is an open forum where any and all contributions are solicited and we cull if for ourselves, learning who is credible, who is knowledgeable and who to ignore.

This thread is a flat “ignore”. I’m not even going to speak to the subject and barely got through a few lines before I realized this was nobody saying nothing.

Why was this post-worthy? It reads like a bad vanity.

Less than worthless.


27 posted on 02/18/2010 4:04:44 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Depression Countdown: 43... 42... 41...)
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To: Kinzua

do you go to a local R party meeting?


28 posted on 02/18/2010 4:05:47 PM PST by jenk (REMEMBER MASSACHUSETTS!!)
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To: jenk
Horse manure!

Obambi creates "Straw Men", Straw Problems/Crises

This effort to see Beck as a 'Straw Leader',and denigrate him is as transparent as Obambi is......

29 posted on 02/18/2010 4:05:47 PM PST by litehaus (A memory tooooo longt A)
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To: jenk

junknuts -— You are entitled to your opinion...


30 posted on 02/18/2010 4:05:57 PM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: jenk

I’ve thought about it for a minute now and can’t figure out who you are referring to as looney tune. I’ll have to assume you mean me.


31 posted on 02/18/2010 4:06:16 PM PST by Kinzua (Are you ready to admit that electing Obama was a mistake?)
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To: jenk

I think his blackboard sojourn is going to tank his ratings. He reminds me of a certain California late-night television evangelist and Stanford grad (now deceased). Californians might remember Dr. Dean Scott. The guy was an incomprehensible, self-absorbed demagogue.


32 posted on 02/18/2010 4:06:43 PM PST by Pinetop (Yoo, Executive Power, Constitution, History)
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To: jenk

I don’t care for some of Glenn’s theatrics but please enlighten us....just what has he said in the information he’s putting forward that is incorrect?


33 posted on 02/18/2010 4:06:44 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (The government doesn't work. Please return my taxes.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Ron Paul is a kook.


34 posted on 02/18/2010 4:07:26 PM PST by jenk (REMEMBER MASSACHUSETTS!!)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
Less than worthless.

Right on. With all the blog posts nowadays FR has become quite caveat emptor-ish regarding the quality of the actual source material.

35 posted on 02/18/2010 4:07:48 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. (Hi Mom.))
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To: jenk

Not to worry.

Beck is only one of many voices on the path. I am sure leaders will step forward. It is just a matter of what we need next, an MLK or, after an economic disaster,a band of leaders like Jefferson/Washington/Adams et. al.

The awakening has only begun. The call to peaceful action to restore America is being made and soon will produce. The conservative mind is in the process of re-education and once it learns the way, the path will become clear. Exposure of the crooks and liars is only the first step.

Not to dispair Jenk


36 posted on 02/18/2010 4:08:02 PM PST by Cannoneer (No matter how I resist, the work seems to get done.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
lotta ranting from someone that ‘ignores’ the thread
37 posted on 02/18/2010 4:08:07 PM PST by sloop (pfc in the quiet civil war)
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To: jenk

Glenn Beck describes the progressive movement flawlessly.

His historical perspective is accurate and enlightening.

No one else on TV is doing this.

He’s invaluable to conservatives trying to save the Republic.

One of many.

Isn’t it past your bed time?

junk,


38 posted on 02/18/2010 4:08:32 PM PST by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: jenk
driving people toward Ron Paul

In fact, he just ended the political career of Paulbot Debra "Funky Cold" Medina.

39 posted on 02/18/2010 4:08:51 PM PST by iowamark
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To: abigailsmybaby

Third party...

No better way to keep 0bama in power.


40 posted on 02/18/2010 4:09:11 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks ("YOU LIE! (09/09/09)" "NOT TRUE! (1/27/10)")
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

then ignore it


41 posted on 02/18/2010 4:09:22 PM PST by jenk (REMEMBER MASSACHUSETTS!!)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

I wish you’d get off the fence and tell us what you really think....


42 posted on 02/18/2010 4:09:31 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I'm Ellie Light!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

He is a bastard sometime, today comparing the tea party people with terrorist and radicals.


43 posted on 02/18/2010 4:09:56 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: jenk

Knowledge is power no matter where/who it comes from.


44 posted on 02/18/2010 4:10:17 PM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: Kinzua

nope, Ron Paul


45 posted on 02/18/2010 4:10:24 PM PST by jenk (REMEMBER MASSACHUSETTS!!)
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To: abigailsmybaby

read the post, then ask again


46 posted on 02/18/2010 4:11:13 PM PST by jenk (REMEMBER MASSACHUSETTS!!)
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To: jenk

Beck is a commentator and has done this nation a tremendous service, especially in the past 12 months. Media figures are not movement leaders. His role is to attract an audience and he has chosen to do that by researching the heck out whast is going in with Washginton and the economic course we are on.

I do not listen or watch Beck all the time, but I tune in on a somewhat regular basis, and it is rare to hear someone on TV or radio who reflects the thinking of so many in the nation. He is essentially one of our time’s best investigative reporters, seeking out the facts behind the story normally put out by politicians and media.

He didn’t ask to lead a movement. Not sure why you have placed him in that role.


47 posted on 02/18/2010 4:12:58 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: jenk
this demonstrates why becktardz are as bad as paultardz

early on, one becktard said that beck was the fulfillment of mormon prophecy

nasty people on his threads too

48 posted on 02/18/2010 4:13:18 PM PST by sloop (pfc in the quiet civil war)
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To: jenk
Beck can be interesting to listen to, but he often wears his Libertarianism on his sleeve. When he had Palin on he did everything he could to get her to say she would be willing to run as a third party candidate. He puts a picture of George Bush up with other pictures of Progressives we should be worried about. He really really hates Bush. And when it comes to comparing Democrats to Republicans he goes down the Michale Savage path and says they are all the same.

I do often listen to his opening monologue to see where he is going to take the show, and often I am drawn in, but when I see he is about to “jump the shark” I find my remote.

49 posted on 02/18/2010 4:13:21 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: jenk
Ron Paul is a kook.

How do you mean?

50 posted on 02/18/2010 4:13:25 PM PST by Kinzua (Are you ready to admit that electing Obama was a mistake?)
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