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Meet kinder, gentler Glenn Beck: New 'global warming' believer
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 22, 2010

Posted on 02/22/2010 6:45:19 PM PST by Man50D

While polls show more people drifting away from acceptance of "global warming," the newest superstar among conservatives – Glenn Beck – is embracing it.

"You'd be an idiot not to notice the temperature change," he says. He also thinks it could be caused by man's activity.

At home, he's going green by using energy-saving products.

"I'm willing to do anything but use the CFLs," he says of compact fluorescent light bulbs. "I put them in once and couldn't stand the way they lit up the room."

The kinder, gentler, greener and warmer side of Beck, known as a firebrand conservative, came to light in an interview in USA Weekend.

Beck also has lots of friends on the other side of the political spectrum, he reveals. He calls George Clooney "a good, honest man." Beck says the two of them had an extended conversation about the genocide in Darfur.

"We came to an immediate, completely wholehearted agreement about the situation," Beck says. "That is, to put aside the politics and give troops what they need to protect people over there. He's a good, honest man who believes passionately about doing something about it."

Beck's personal publicist, Matt Hiltzik, is a Democratic power player who helped get Hillary Rodham Clinton elected to the U.S. Senate, says the magazine report.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


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1 posted on 02/22/2010 6:45:19 PM PST by Man50D
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To: Man50D

What a freaking load of crap.


2 posted on 02/22/2010 6:47:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: Man50D

You’ve got to be kidding me.


3 posted on 02/22/2010 6:47:22 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: Man50D

As I said on another thread here over the weekend, Glenn Beck has jumped the shark. And I say that with no joy.


4 posted on 02/22/2010 6:48:04 PM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Man50D

He believes in Global Warming, and apparently has never heard of Tip O’Neil. He’s a hump.


5 posted on 02/22/2010 6:48:23 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Man50D

Looks like a BS hack job to me, but what do I know?


6 posted on 02/22/2010 6:48:25 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Man50D

is this satire? no. i really want to know!


7 posted on 02/22/2010 6:48:55 PM PST by robomatik (III %)
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To: Man50D

This may just do him in.


8 posted on 02/22/2010 6:49:01 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Man50D

Beck took this USA Today article apart on his radio show. He said something along the lines that out of the ten “facts” reported about him, only four were true.

World Nut Daily AND USA Today strike again!


9 posted on 02/22/2010 6:49:09 PM PST by mplsconservative (0bama = Epic Fail)
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To: Man50D

This isn’t real. It is WND.


10 posted on 02/22/2010 6:49:14 PM PST by MarkeyD (I support the Secret Service but not their mission.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

It is. The other article this was taken from doesn’t match what this lying clowntard has to say.


11 posted on 02/22/2010 6:50:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: mplsconservative

Thanks for the information! I was about to invite Glenn down to Texas where we are supposed to get 4-6 inches of snow tomorrow.


12 posted on 02/22/2010 6:50:36 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: Man50D
I've never cared for him or the Huckster and refuse to watch either of their shows.

Some of my friends think I'm crazy, but he struck me as a total phoney from day one and he still does!

13 posted on 02/22/2010 6:51:10 PM PST by moondoggie
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To: Man50D

Beck is embracing global warming when everyone else is backing off, even warmist moonbats? This can’t be true. If it is, Beck must be back on the whiskey and porn......not that there is anything wrong with that.


14 posted on 02/22/2010 6:51:15 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: Man50D

This is pretty thin gruel. Beck has had Lord Monckton on multiple times. He ain’t no global warming believer, best I can tell.


15 posted on 02/22/2010 6:51:31 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Man50D

The actual article was posted here last week.

WND is just mad because Glenn rejects Farah’s birth certificate issue.


16 posted on 02/22/2010 6:51:31 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: MarkeyD

I used to read them when they were worth reading.


17 posted on 02/22/2010 6:51:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: Man50D

He’s done.


18 posted on 02/22/2010 6:52:08 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: mplsconservative
Beck took this USA Today article apart on his radio show. He said something along the lines that out of the ten “facts” reported about him, only four were true.

Which four; or which six. . .

19 posted on 02/22/2010 6:52:39 PM PST by cricket (Proud to be the 'Party of NO')
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To: Man50D
"Beck also reveals he's no fan of Ronald Reagan whom he blames for driving up the deficits.

"Republicans sold the American people out," Beck says. "I've always said I was a Reagan-style conservative. But I don't think Reagan was a real Republican. He just maintained some shared values."

Interesting. Just heard him say that he "LOVED" Ronald Reagan.

What is the truth here?

20 posted on 02/22/2010 6:54:14 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Man50D

Hit piece. Read his book, listen to his show, or read his magazine, and you’ll know that he believes Global Warming is a load of garbage.

What about this clip from his show: Global Warming greatest scam in history

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft8LfE7AI2w


21 posted on 02/22/2010 6:54:18 PM PST by dawn53
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To: Kirkwood

Because of WND? HA! Good one.


22 posted on 02/22/2010 6:55:13 PM PST by Blogger
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I posted about this on Sunday but no one really was that outraged.... I was a bit surprised when I found this. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2456101/posts
23 posted on 02/22/2010 6:55:21 PM PST by markedmannerf
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To: Man50D

I think Glenn might be playin’ rope-a-dope....anyhoo, if he REALLY DOES believe this, it’ll be good: it’ll show the moonbats that the opposition side is NOT a monolithic mindset...

I don’t make my mind up based on what Glenn Beck says, or what Rush Limbaugh says, or what Dick Cheney says, or what Sarah Palin says....

OTOH, I do find myself pleased they agree with ME so much.

:)


24 posted on 02/22/2010 6:55:26 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Man50D

LIES


25 posted on 02/22/2010 6:55:31 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: cripplecreek

These trolls are pretty determined with this stuff. Between truthers and birthers, he’s got his hands full.


26 posted on 02/22/2010 6:55:52 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Man50D

Glenn Beck HATES CFL’s. He took them OUT of his new house.

LIES LIES LIES


27 posted on 02/22/2010 6:56:00 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: CalvaryJohn

More lies to bash Beck with


28 posted on 02/22/2010 6:56:18 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: PackerBoy

This is not true. He specifically said he took the CFL’s out of his house because they are not bright enough.


29 posted on 02/22/2010 6:56:55 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Here’s the original trhread from USA today.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2456101/posts


30 posted on 02/22/2010 6:57:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: Man50D

Garbage. Beck debunked this story on his radio show.


31 posted on 02/22/2010 6:57:07 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: OldDeckHand

its not true


32 posted on 02/22/2010 6:57:13 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Man50D

Beck is starting to lose me. First I heard about his rude behavior towards sarah palin. Now this.

And I’m not all gung ho about sarah being the next prez. But she is awesome in terms of her conservatism and her voting record. Beck is needing an ass whoopin before he ends up like bill oreilly.


33 posted on 02/22/2010 6:57:19 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: markedmannerf

I can see that you are very, very concerned about that.

I’m very concerned about your concern.


34 posted on 02/22/2010 6:57:19 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Bahbah

lies to do him in?

this is not true


35 posted on 02/22/2010 6:57:34 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: cripplecreek

WND is a bunch of crap. They have no credibility with me.


36 posted on 02/22/2010 6:57:53 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: LA Woman3

You’re welcome. The people on FR that don’t like Beck much just jump all over threads like this when they are blatantly not true. On his radio show, he said they got it all wrong when USA Today said he bought a house and installed CFL bulbs. In fact, he rented a house and took all of the CFL bulbs out. It’s amazing the amount of freepers who don’t even listen to Beck believe the State Run Media repeated by WND. I thought freepers were smarter than that.


37 posted on 02/22/2010 6:58:20 PM PST by mplsconservative (0bama = Epic Fail)
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To: HerrBlucher

its not true


38 posted on 02/22/2010 6:58:25 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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He believes in global warming “You’d be an idiot not to notice the temperature change,” he says. He also says there’s a legit case that global warming has, at least in part, been caused by mankind. He has tried to do his part by buying a home with a “green” design and using energy-saving products. “I’m willing to do anything but use the CFLs,” he says of compact fluorescent light bulbs. “I put them in once and couldn’t stand the way they lit up the room.” http://www.usaweekend.com/article/20100219/ENTERTAINMENT01/100218001/Don-t-judge-Beck-by-his-cover
39 posted on 02/22/2010 6:58:31 PM PST by markedmannerf
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To: Man50D

The lies are coming fast and furious.

Beck a global warming believer?

The audacity of these lies is trully astounding.


40 posted on 02/22/2010 6:59:22 PM PST by wolf24
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To: GeronL

One of his first shows was that hillarious segment on how to properly dispose of a CFL bulb. Hazmat suit, bull horn and all.

Quite frankly the wild lying from his detractors isn’t doing them any favors. Hell I’m a birther and I don’t want anything to do with most of them myself these days.


41 posted on 02/22/2010 6:59:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: CalvaryJohn

Oh now you see the light..


42 posted on 02/22/2010 6:59:35 PM PST by Three if by government
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To: cripplecreek

Half of the things USA Today wrote were LIES


43 posted on 02/22/2010 6:59:49 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Man50D

Its fox tacking left. I am watching less and less.


44 posted on 02/22/2010 6:59:55 PM PST by jersey117
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To: markedmannerf

He debunked the USA Today story quite thoroughly on his radio show. I guess you’re not a listener and get your info from the State Run Media.


45 posted on 02/22/2010 7:00:56 PM PST by mplsconservative (0bama = Epic Fail)
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To: cripplecreek

I cannot believe people would buy the crap from the MSM


46 posted on 02/22/2010 7:01:34 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: jersey117

Uh, the story is false. Geez people!


47 posted on 02/22/2010 7:01:39 PM PST by mplsconservative (0bama = Epic Fail)
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To: Three if by government

I’m not interested in a flame war, Noob.


48 posted on 02/22/2010 7:01:59 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: cripplecreek
Careful, there are alot of Beck supporters here.

Glen Beck is a slithery character. I remember when he stated that he wanted all Ron Paul supporters rounded up and arrested because they were dangerous. Now, he's supposedly a liberatarian. Agree or disagree with the liberatarians, that's quite a flip-flop don't you think?

Beck has built up the trust of the conservatives by reporting on truthful matters. After setting them up, he then throws a curveball. Look at what he recently said about the birthers and how they were dangerous. He also claimed that they were going to physically attack the president. I'm not necessarily a birther, but I do find it odd that so much effort and money has been spent to cover O's records when a certificate could be provided for what, $10 or $20. I'm old enough to know that where there's smoke, there's a fire.

I like some of the exposure that Beck has reported. However, my spidey-sense tells me watch this guy. I personally believe that he is attempting to take control of the tea party movement. If he wants to be a part of the movement, fine, but he's not my leader.

49 posted on 02/22/2010 7:02:16 PM PST by SlaveNoMore
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To: Man50D

Glenn Beck has been contaminated by Bill O’Reilly. Sucking up to him, hanging out with him, going on tour with him. What you see with Glen Beck is what Bill O’Reilly has been doing for years and it gets him high ratings

Glenn Beck is going for the ratings too....Thus all his lurches to the left. To broaden his appeal.

On radio Glenn also uses his callers as stooges. The caller gets in a line or two then gets flushed or the commercial break kicks in


50 posted on 02/22/2010 7:02:20 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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