Skip to comments.Why do Freepers have a problem with Glen Beck?
Posted on 07/25/2014 8:27:27 AM PDT by MNDude
I've seen some negative comments about conservative talk radio host "Glen Beck" in here lately.
Wasn't he the one that brought a million conservatives to a rally in Washington DC? So I'm just curious, if there is one thing you don't like about Mr. Beck, what is it?
He’s an attention whore.
Illegal aliens. He welcomes them. For one.
Other than questioning his sanity I have no problem with him
People shouldn't well up with tears of admiration when talking about themselves.
His radio show with him and his juvenile sidekicks cracking wise is unlistenable.
Used to listen to him.in 2003 right before I deployed over to OIF I....WHILE AT Fort Dix...he seemed to get it back then...now ...power and momey has gone to his head....nothing makes sense anymore..and always talking about something great...and those other two idiots with him are there coasting on his tail coat....it was a good program...but not anymore ..
I find him to be a “looses cannon”. His alerts...something big will be happening in a couple of days” never happen. Seems to be an attention whore and, well intentioned or not, he “opens mouth and inserts foot”. I still like the guy and find him right about a lot of things. The rally in D.C. was awesome and maybe a pinnacle for him. He can be over the top. But I still like him.
I can’t take anyone seriously who converted from Catholicism to Mormonism even before all the histrionics and bleeding-heart stuff became evident.
He’s more of a “showman” than he is for real news. I sometimes have thought (the few times I’ve seen him) that he was going to start dancing and waving his hands around on the show ... LOL ...
And then, in a few instances, I’ve seen him make an issue out of something where he was using misleading information to “make a case” on some event or issue.
And lastly, a personal issue, I don’t like to have anything to do with CULT GROUP members ... :-) ...
I started watching his TV channel. Not him as much as the Real News panel. Some good talking heads on it.
He quotes Thomas Jefferson saying “Question with boldness even the very existence of God ...”, but on the Obama birth-certificate issue, he says “I had Stu look in to it, he said it was nothing.”
On the Bundy “racism” issue, he parrots NYT talking-points.
For a start.
What does bkmk mean? Try it in English.
I like to play with dolls too, but only with my 4 year-old daughter!
He is an unreliable conservative. Michael Wiener, aka Savage is also another one we hate here.
Doofy drama queen defines Beck in my book.
A year ago he kept claiming of uncovering “Huge, earth shaking news” regarding Obama that will change things and he never delivers. He’s just a sensationalist whore. Recently, he goes down to the border to feed illegals and give them soccer balls. That was purely a stunt to get the churches involved federal money.
Lots of little reasons, going way back, including his unhinged emotionalism. It made me wary of him, but I overlooked it, and I still even made a long trip and paid good money to see him speak one time, to a packed audience in Tyler, TX.
It wasn’t until Beck came out saying he was fine with the deviancy of homo-marriage that I completely tuned him out. Someone embraces that, and I no longer put any weight into a single word or opinion from them on any subject or any thing, ever again.
He jumped the shark when he decided it was a Great Idea to fund the invading hoards of illegals with MY tax money and create an implosion of social services in the next year that will collapse the system.
IE Schools, Hospitals, Police Depts, Public Housing, welfare, SSI Disability.
All the while with driving down the wages for common labor jobs.
My only problem is that his show does not grab my interest. I have no problem with any show that differs from my own opinion but is interesting and well done. On the flip side, there are many shows, Hannity for example, that I agree with the host’s opinions but do not listen or watch because the show is boring and the host is not too bright.
He lost me in the last election. He seemed to demonize every Republican candidate until the only option left was Romney. I don’t remember him criticizing Romney.
“What does bkmk mean? Try it in English.”
I assume it meant “bookmark”. Someone must have a few stuck keys on their keyboard.
It is to remind me to follow this thread.
His overly inflated opinion of himself and his weepy histrionics are repellent to me.
Oh wait that’s two things.
At any rate, I do agree with him on a lot of political points, but the above items are a deal-breaker for me.
All of the above. And probably below, if anyone else posts.
The First lady an I met Beck twice, once at Clearchannel, and once at Macdill during Airfest (?). Spoke with him for 10-15 minutes. We like the guy, although don’t listen to him often.
I knew it had something to do with that flying inman thing.
Yea I don’t like it that he left the Church either. I’ll just pray he comes back.
He brought all those folks to DC under the guise of an anti-Obama protests, then bait-and-switched it to an evangelization.
I’m tired of his harangues.
Looks like you got some answers. Mine is: DITTO
The Bundy issue is when I started getting fed up with GB...this border Welcome Wagon stunt was the LAST STRAW, for me.
I was a long time supporter of GB, too. Enjoyed his FoxNews shows. Subscribed to his email updates, The BlazeTV, bought a couple of his sponsored products, etc.
I’ve dropped ANY/ALL connections to him.
GB? Who’s that?
Watching Beck detiorate on FNC over the years leads me to believe that he needs a psych eval. The man ain’t right in the head.
My problem with Gen Beck is that he has jumped the Rand Paul Shark.
Dr, Krauthammer has an excellent article on National Review, entitled, The Vacant President. The article is about why Obama appears so disengaged on foreign issues and it could apply to Rand Paul as well.
He’s pro Gay marriage.
he;s not conservative, he is very liberal on social issues and other issues like the border.
IMO, he comes across as a Messiah wannabe, far too self-absorbed for his own good.
OTOH, he has been a good teacher to those who were unaware of the history of progressivism and the evil of Alinsky.
His Libertarianism may explain his weepy bs. It’s very off putting, in any event.
Glenn Beck is like those ads that pop up in your email promising the “secret” to paying off your mortgage in 6 months, or achieving startling weight loss in 30 days, or providing a secret list of foods that will cure, or prevent, cancer, or providing a method of building a fortune in gold, etc. They tease you into continuing to click their links and then never allow you to get out of the reel. Beck is always promising to let you in some secret, but he never delivers.
I don’t have time for that nonsense.
He’s a snake-oil salesman who just happened to determine that conservatives were a good target market.
He plagarized Alex Jones and then pretended not to know who he was.
Too self-centered & manic-depressive.
My problem is the fact that he is a drama queen. I used to watch his TV show and I saw him in person years ago, his radio show with all the chatter is awful. I gave up on him ages ago.
He’s no different than Rush or anyone else.
Good place to get information but their opinions are just that opinions no different that yours or anyone else’s opinion.
As long as you don’t hang on his every word and treat his opinions based on his assumptions as facts, it’s a pretty good show.
Beware asking a question like that. It may trigger what I call the “Jealous Cult” around here.
You’re “jealous” if you are not in the tank for this or that cult figure immediately and permanently.
Or, how about this one, referring to the powers that be, that “they” FEAR this or that cult figure is why the figure is criticised, or can’t get off the ground.
I followed him on Fox, and really liked him— at first. But the long emotional,near tears, pauses, followed by swallowing the lump in his throat finally got to me. He was allowing his emotions to rule— not his brain.
And what good are a pile of soccer balls going to do to kids in shelters?
I don't need a reason.
He’s a tool, like many talk show people. When you’re a “personality” in the media there will come a time when you believe more in your own image than the ideals you started out with.
Beck is a phony Huckster! Welcoming illegals at the border with stuffed animals was bad enough, and recently he changed his mind about Iraq and Afghanistan to gain favor with libs.