Skip to comments.The Beck Factor
Posted on 04/08/2011 6:11:07 PM PDT by llandres
My pal Glenn Beck is leaving his program on the Fox News Channel later this year. This has caused great joy among some uber-liberals who object to free speech as well as to anything Beck. The Media Matters outfit took just seconds to misstate why Beck is changing venues, but what else is new? George Soros partially funds Media Matters, so why would the website ever say anything truthful when far left propaganda is so much easier to dish?
When you get past all the rubbish, Glenn Beck is really Norm, the guy on the sitcom "Cheers." He sits on a symbolic barstool and vents. He sees bad things happening to his country and objects. Because his rap is so interesting, millions of Americans want to hear it. So what on earth is wrong with that?
If you just got off the plane from Mongolia and dialed into the left-wing U.S. media, you might think Glenn Beck is the anti-Christ. The hue and cry about Beck is downright hysterical. Why do they care? Beck isn't an elected official; he's not even a journalist. He's just a guy with an opinion. So what's the beef?
Well, again, it goes to free speech. Many hardcore ideologues in both camps simply do not want to hear opinions other than their own. And if someone is successfully bloviating views that differ from their orthodoxy, they go ballistic. And Glenn Beck is certainly successful.
Remember, he's the guy who exposed Obama's "green jobs czar," Van Jones, as a communist sympathizer and 9/11 truther. Jones said a quick goodbye before the White House door hit him in the butt. Beck also drove a campaign against the ACORN group that was taking taxpayer dollars and using them to commit voter fraud in some places. Subsequently, Congress defunded ACORN.
These are big accomplishments, the kinds of things that can get powerful people upset. Thus, Beck became a target, an object of derision and hatred for some in the media.
But it is Glenn Beck who will have the last laugh. His media empire is now so expansive, he doesn't need the daily grind of TV news analysis. The guy has a hot website, The Blaze, has a syndicated radio program, even has an imprint at a prestigious publishing house. Plus, his speaking fees could considerably reduce the national debt.
So three cheers for Glenn Beck, aka Norm-a regular American who loves his country and is willing to suffer the slings and arrows to make his voice heard. We'll miss seeing him as much on Fox News, but his voice will still resonate throughout the media. And, to those who respect Glenn Beck, that's all that really matters.
Im impressed, the bloviator has bloviated.
I don’t have cable, but heard Beck’s Fox show is VERY informative.
I’d like to know which advertisers left Beck, so I can boycott them.
The tone of the first 2 sentences of this “article” is why I don’t watch BOR either....
On his radio show yesterday he said a year from now the liberal left is going to be craping their pants. They will be craping so much. More Crap than a baby.
I am looking forward to that.
You can watch Glenn Beck’s program on the web without commercials at - http://watchglennbeckonline.com. You can watch past and present programs.
Beck could cut right to the heart of an issue, and explain it well in simple terms (and from a conservative, patriotic point of view). There was no way MCNBCNN/Fox were going to have him on while the Republicans went through their primary process; he probably would have had too great an impact.
He doesn’t belong on the same network that regularly gives Al Sharpton a soapbox to preach from.
“I dont have cable, but heard Becks Fox show is VERY informative.”
You can go to watchglennbeck.com
and catch all past shows. I’d probably recommend any of his Friday shows, since they’re usually the best and have a studio audience participating.
I agree with both of your posts. Beck is a national treasure. I don't agree with him 100 percent, but that does not stop me from appreciating his candor and his insight.
“The tone of the first 2 sentences of this article is why I dont watch BOR either....”
It’s an editorial - on his website. Maybe I’m missing something here, because the first two sentences are factual, IMO. Glenn said BOR, of all those at FNC, has been the kindest to him.
Heck, the *title* did it for me: The Beck *Factor*.
BOR is completely full of himself.
His Fox show is amazingly in-depth and informative. Freeper LS (Larry Schweikart, author of several excellent books) has been a repeat guest. You can see past shows at www.watchglennbeck.com, run by my friend Joe Seales, who does it for the love of it.
One of the major things about this supposed “huge” advertiser boycott is that the Media Mutters trolls call a company that doesn’t (or hasn’t) advertised his show, ask him if they would ever sponsor the Beck show, and when the company (who may not have the money to do so, or maybe doesn’t have a product that would be targeted at his audience) says no ... voila! Another boycotting company! It’s tragically dishonest.
“So three cheers for Glenn Beck, aka Norm-a regular American who loves his country and is willing to suffer the slings and arrows to make his voice heard.” Well and truly stated ... which comes as a surprise from mister Bill.
I guess that would make O'Reilly "Cliff Clavin". The know-it-all blowhard desperate for attention while Norm is the guy who is comfortable in his own skin and doesn't give a flying fig what others think of him.
Hear! Hear! Or as Rush Limbaugh once put it, “This guy’s Ted Baxter”
I am so thankful for all the education I’ve received from Beck’s TV show. It’s been uber-informative and changed the way I look at politics forever.
Thanks a lot.
” Id probably recommend any of his Friday shows, since theyre usually the best and have a studio audience participating.”
Good to know. Thanks.
And thank you, too.
I really like Glenn Beck, and listen to his radio shows, when I can, but I wish his side kick wouldn’t repeat everything he says so much, and add a joke. I know it’s supposed to be humor, but it takes away from an important messaage when it’s goes on for so long.
Yes, he was certainly evasive... I wish I knew what was going on with Beck's future. If it were up to me, I'd keep him right where he's been: On Fox News at 5pm. Better yet - at 8pm prime time (O'Reilly can be demoted to 5pm).
Best suggestion yet! It occurs to me that we may be seeing some of Cavuto’s influence in this ‘change’ ... Beck will continue at FOX in a production capacity, IIRC.
“Craping” their pants sounds so French...better than “crapping” their pants, though.
Beck has become a target of the left’s hatred because he’s taken some of them down. I hope that Fox has not caved into pressure from the left and that Beck’s departure is truly due to him wanting to do things in a different format.
Besides taking some of the thugs down, Beck has inspired many to read in-depth about US History and the principles behind the founding. For that reason alone, he has done a great service to this country. I wish him nothing but the best after his show ends but this is far from the end. I know that we’ll all be hearing from him.
Consider this for just a second. with his knowledge of history, and politics...
Something that would have the liberals crapping their pants in a year...
How ‘bout Palin/Beck 2012 or Trump/Beck 2012?
That would certainly cause their heads to explode, huh?