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Glenn Beck drops his name from Web network, promises media 'revolution'
CNN International ^ | June 18,2012 | Steve Krakauer

Posted on 06/19/2012 8:51:39 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Hugely successful and often controversial, Glenn Beck is a man full of complexities.

He points the finger in his new book "Cowards" but calls for "Restoring Love" in his upcoming rally. He jokes about being "Unelectable" on his comedy tour, but his new studio in Dallas includes a replica Oval Office for his mock presidential addresses.

Now, the media mogul is dropping his name from the online TV network based on his personal brand. GBTV will be merged with TheBlaze.com, the Beck-owned but independently operated news and opinion website. The entire network will be called TheBlaze.

That all-star team includes some unlikely executives who have joined the Beck team. There's Betsy Morgan, formerly CEO of The Huffington Post and before that an executive at CBS News. There's Joel Cheatwood, formerly a senior vice president at CNN and Fox News. Also Kraig Kitchin, formerly founder of Premiere Radio Networks, and Carolyn Polke, who was a consultant at Accenture.

"Sometimes the truth hurts," said Beck. "And if you'd read the book 'Cowards,' you'd see President Obama is not the only one, and it's certainly not a Republican and Democrat book. It is a human problem. Cowardice is a human problem."

While Beck isn't outwardly supporting either of the two major candidates in the 2012 election, he does have a prediction.

"If things would remain stable, I would say we are looking at a loss for the president around the size of, if not greater than, Jimmy Carter," he said. "Americans are tired. They are tired of the finger-pointing. They are tired of the excuses. They're tired of it on both sides."

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1 posted on 06/19/2012 8:51:43 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Good for Beck. The Legacy Media needs to be taken down a notch or 500.


2 posted on 06/19/2012 8:53:15 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (they all stink)
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To: Hojczyk

Not a bad article..


3 posted on 06/19/2012 8:53:20 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Never liked the GBTV moniker....too much like LGBT....


4 posted on 06/19/2012 8:57:43 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: Hojczyk

When I heard him the first time on the radio and for quite a ling time thereafter I always had this impression of a used car salesman, but I don’t know why.

So now I just think of him as the used car salesman of talk radio.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 8:58:07 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Hojczyk

GBTV ... a subscription based service ... has more viewers then CNN does, and CNN is free

that must really bug them


6 posted on 06/19/2012 9:00:55 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Hojczyk
Jumped the Shark Pictures, Images and Photos

Really jumped the shark with that fake Oval Office.

7 posted on 06/19/2012 9:01:34 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound
Beck jumped the shark by going on/off stage with body guards and a bullet proof vest at his "Restoring Honor" rally in DC, while Sarah Palin and Alveda King did not.

And now he pens a book titled "Cowards." HA!

8 posted on 06/19/2012 9:25:25 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

>>Beck jumped the shark by going on/off stage with body guards and a bullet proof vest at his “Restoring Honor” rally in DC, while Sarah Palin and Alveda King did not.<<

He did it for his wife. She asked him too.
I would be begging my husband to protect himself as well.


9 posted on 06/19/2012 9:28:51 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Snickering Hound

>>Really jumped the shark with that fake Oval Office. <<

Do you understand how many liberal heads exploded when that was unveiled?


10 posted on 06/19/2012 9:33:08 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: netmilsmom

I would tell my wife to go watch with Todd Palin.


11 posted on 06/19/2012 9:36:53 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Snickering Hound

how do you figure that???


12 posted on 06/19/2012 9:37:16 AM PDT by stevecmd
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Hopefully his network will have enough strength to pull Fox to the right or, better yet, beat out Fox, eventually.

I’m not crazy about the name. GBTV gives me the warm and fuzzies. Maybe it’s bees, “gee whiz,” the Bee Gees, or CBGB’s. Maybe he wanted to disconnect his name from the institution, but the use of his initials accomplished that. Or maybe he didn’t want to be associated with the alphabet networks.


13 posted on 06/19/2012 9:42:19 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Hojczyk
Combine the emasculation of males in our society with fear of being labeled as 'racist', 'sexist' or 'homophobic' when blacks, females and gays hold the reigns of power and you have the perfect recipe for cowardice. Case and point, Congress' handling of Obama's and Holder's unconstitutional actions. These two are exploiting this phenomena and aren't about to stop.

I haven't read Glenn's book but this is my take on the problem.

14 posted on 06/19/2012 9:43:10 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: DTogo

>>I would tell my wife to go watch with Todd Palin.<<

If you were my husband, you would be taking your pillow to the couch for a couple months.

However, if you loved me and wore the stupid vest to make me happy, you would be a happy man. VERY happy. Every night. For a good long time, in many different ways.

Get my drift?


15 posted on 06/19/2012 9:45:12 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Snickering Hound

Beck has been breaking all the rules, and getting more successful every time he does.

He left TV (big mistake because TV drives everything); he just signed a $100 million radio contract.

He started a pay-to-view website (big mistake as people won’t pay for internet content); he has over a quarter of a million subscribers paying monthly $10 fee (you do the math).

He reportedly cleared $80 million last year.

I’m not really much of a Glenn Beck fan, but you can’t deny he’s getting it done. If this is jumping-the-shark, maybe more people need to start skiing.


16 posted on 06/19/2012 9:48:14 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Obama Admits He Can't Fix What Bush Broke, So Why Reelect Obama?)
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To: netmilsmom

uhh..they could have still shot him in the head ! that was silly


17 posted on 06/19/2012 10:45:08 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Brookhaven

Going to shop for skis...


18 posted on 06/19/2012 10:49:23 AM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: Hojczyk

generally a precursor to a “For Sale” sign going up...


19 posted on 06/19/2012 10:50:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hojczyk

Beck is on the radio here two hours starting at 10:00 A.M. As far as I’m concerned it amounts to a two hour infomercial .... he’s promoting a book, or his TV show, or his latest grand project .... or just standard commercials. It’s very predictable and beginning to bore me.


20 posted on 06/19/2012 10:51:40 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Hojczyk
I still haven't watched Glenn Beck since the day he left Fox News channel. Maybe someday I'll get around to figuring out the Roku thing...

I know very few people who used to love him on FNC who now watch him via Roku. It's a shame he left "regular" TV, IMO.

21 posted on 06/19/2012 10:52:18 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Hojczyk
Andrew Breitbart had a few words to say about Glenn Beck.

Audio of Breitbart at link:
http://nation.foxnews.com/andrew-breitbart/2011/12/13/breitbart-goes-coward-glenn-beck-he-dead-me

22 posted on 06/19/2012 11:02:22 AM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: nutmeg

-—It’s a shame he left “regular” TV, IMO.——

True. The worst part is that he won’t be discovered by channel surfers.

On the plus side, he is protected from Soros-financed boycotts.


23 posted on 06/19/2012 11:02:22 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: DTogo

I wear a bullet proof vest. Am I a coward?


24 posted on 06/19/2012 11:06:19 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: netmilsmom; Snickering Hound
>>Really jumped the shark with that fake Oval Office. <<
Do you understand how many liberal heads exploded when that was unveiled?

Hey, at least it wasn't a phony Greek forum.

25 posted on 06/19/2012 11:50:08 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: nutmeg

Roku is a good alternative to cable. I watch Beck on it, and Roku has a lot of interesting channels.

There are a lot of cable channels not on the Roku, but it’s worth looking into as an alternative to paying those high cable bills for a lot of channels one does not watch.

I don’t always agree with Glenn Beck, but at least he is using his fortune to try to undo the damage caused by the propaganda media. I feel that his motives are right in exposing media lies and informing the public with the truth.


26 posted on 06/19/2012 11:50:49 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Hojczyk

HOORAY Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck is OUTSTANDING! (as are the individuals who work with him)


27 posted on 06/19/2012 11:56:07 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: trailhkr1

I always confused GBTV with LGBT, when I glance at articles with those letters I had to read further to see if it was about Glen or Gays


28 posted on 06/19/2012 1:22:15 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

>>uhh..they could have still shot him in the head ! that was silly<<

Dude, women are irrational sometimes.
He did it to please her. It’s not my marriage nor yours, it’s his.


29 posted on 06/19/2012 2:01:06 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: nutmeg

I know tons of people who watch him.
Having the Roku and GBTV means you don’t have to watch him at five.

And you don’t need cable.

If you need help with the Roku, I could sell them. Just FReepmail me and I’ll help all I can.


30 posted on 06/19/2012 2:04:19 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Bronzy

I was watching when Beck announced Breitbart’s death.
He was as upset as I was. It’s wasn’t the drama queen act either.

Personally, I believe that the Big sites gave Beck all the info that they were planning to release on BO. Beck had the “vetting” that AB announced. Because the Big people knew the truth about AB’s “Natural Causes”. I think Beck came to the plate and volunteered to do it.

Who knows what goes on behind the scenes.


31 posted on 06/19/2012 2:09:10 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: netmilsmom
If you need help with the Roku, I could sell them. Just FReepmail me and I’ll help all I can.

Thank you so much for your offer of help, netmilsmom!

"Buy Roku" is on my list... just haven't done it yet. It's been kind of a back-burner thing. Maybe within the next month or so.

GREAT tagline, by the way... ;-)

32 posted on 06/19/2012 10:43:23 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: netmilsmom; MikeSteelBe
I have a stupid question about Glenn Beck's network and Roku: Once you hook up the Roku, do you just tune into GBTV, or do you have to somehow get it from your computer to the Roku to the TV? I've never understood that.

I do know you have to pay to subscribe to GBTV. Does it run LIVE 24/7, or does Glenn just do a couple of shows per day, and they re-run over and over? Can the Roku be used like a DVR, ie you can watch Glenn's show on it whenever?

Also I've heard you can get all kinds of movies and old TV shows via Netfix and Amazon.com Prime. How do you do this? I don't understand the specifics.

Thanks in advance. :o)

33 posted on 06/19/2012 11:22:19 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: netmilsmom
Because the Big people knew the truth about AB’s “Natural Causes”.

What IS the truth about Andrew's death? I've never heard a definitive answer.

I miss Andrew Breitbart SO much...

34 posted on 06/19/2012 11:24:19 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
-—It’s a shame he left “regular” TV, IMO.——

True. The worst part is that he won’t be discovered by channel surfers.

Yup...

35 posted on 06/19/2012 11:32:23 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: netmilsmom

Also, who knows, he may have received a specific threat.


36 posted on 06/19/2012 11:53:44 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: nutmeg

Once you subscribe to GBTV.com, you hook up your Roku and find the GBTV channel. You “add channel” and it will guide you through connecting your GBTV account to the Roku.

You basically just have to go to your computer and type in a code that the Roku displays on your TV.

It’s not 24/7, yet. But he just announced plans for 24/7 programming.

He is always selling something. I don’t care. It’s my prerogative whether or not to buy his products. I like his take on things.


37 posted on 06/20/2012 12:01:13 AM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: nutmeg

With Netflix and Amazon it’s the same deal. If you have a Netflix account (with streaming) or Amazon account (don’t *have* to have Amazon Prime, but you get a lot of free content if you do), you add the channels, Roku displays a code and gives you a web site to go to, you go to your computer and access the web site, log into your Netflix/Amazon account and enter the code.


38 posted on 06/20/2012 12:10:24 AM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: Hojczyk
GBTV will be merged with TheBlaze.com, the Beck-owned but independently operated news and opinion website. The entire network will be called TheBlaze.

Somebody as smart as Beck should have seen that "GBTV" looks too much like "LGBT", and people viewing cable TV listings with their remotes in their hands aren't going to click on anything that looks like the faggot channel. And sorry, but "The Blaze" sounds homo to me too (shrug).

Great idea, Glenn, but come up with a better name. Good luck, and I'll be watching.

39 posted on 06/20/2012 12:42:47 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: nutmeg

It seems you got a great explanation. If you need any more help, shout out! We are here to help


40 posted on 06/20/2012 5:14:13 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Royal Wulff; nutmeg

And you only need to put in codes for Pay stations.
Things like Dailymotion or FoxBusiness are added from the “Channel Store” straight to the Roku.


41 posted on 06/20/2012 5:24:05 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: nutmeg

And here is a their new channel guide.

http://www.rokuguide.com/


42 posted on 06/20/2012 5:38:34 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Royal Wulff; netmilsmom; Kit cat; MikeSteelBe
Wow... THANK YOU to all of you who helped me (finally) understand how Roku works. At long last, I think I finally get it. Guess I'm firmly in the "laggard" category, huh? lol

I'll head over to Best Buy one of these days and will get going on it, and I'll sign up for GBTV.com. Glad to hear Glenn's TV world is expanding...

Does anyone have an opinion on which is best: NetFlix or Amazon Prime? (I've had a regular Amazon.com account for over a decade)

Some friends of ours subscribe to Amazon Prime and love it - they watch lots of old TV episodes and new and old movies.

Looking at the Amazon.com/prime list of videos... looks like I can watch (ie) Downton Abbey - all of Season One for free (?).

43 posted on 06/20/2012 11:14:50 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: netmilsmom

Thank you so much for that link, FRiend! I’ve really learned a lot on this thread...


44 posted on 06/20/2012 11:41:55 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg

My hubby likes Netflix but I like Amazon Prime.
When you sign up for Prime, you not only get the videos but also they upgrade you to 2 day supersaver shipping on Amazon purchases. (I just received a Korean indoor grill that I ordered Saturday night, shipped free) Last I looked, it was 80.00 a year.

When I went to Amazon and put in Downton Abbey, it showed 0.00 to watch season 1.


45 posted on 06/20/2012 12:58:57 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
any "emasculation of males" has been done by males themselves...

American males in particular, have bought the Playboy philosophy and it was goodbye to boy scouts,altar boys,Annapolis,etc....

you can't serve two gods....either you're morally upright and steadfast or you are not...

so I think we'll see more self emasculation of males.....sorry to say...

46 posted on 06/20/2012 2:51:58 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

Perfect storm, all of the above. ‘Girl power’ in the schools overshadows all. Even most of the Disney movies now are about female super heroines; Tangled, Brave, blah blah... Bad for boys and boyhood.


47 posted on 06/20/2012 3:24:34 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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