Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Relaunching The Blaze As Global Libertarian News Network
Posted on 01/09/2013 1:04:38 PM PST by Nachum
Glenn Beck announced plans Tuesday during his online television program to expand the news operation in his media company, The Blaze, and refocus it as a libertarian network, opening three foreign bureaus, debuting a nightly newsmagazine show, and relocating his New York staff to showy new offices. Beck introduced his ambitious plans by standing in front of a split screen with MSNBC´s Chris Matthews on one side and Fox News´s Sean Hannity on the other, and bemoaning the fact that cable news has devolved into the "far left [and] far right... yelling at each other." "We´re not gonna play
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His 'evolution' is obvious.
The news media is as healthy as ever, there’s just onnnne little catch:
IT’S CHANGING HANDS.
First it was GBTV. Then it was The Blaze. Now it’s GLNN. What next?
And the acronym for the Global Libertarian News Network will be, what, exactly?
Well played, Mr. Beck. ;-)
So is his a show that can be seen somewhere other than on the internet and the Dish system?
Libertarian? THAT figures. Maybe Glenn will report on how fabulous gay marriages are.
So why not find someone to put on a screen to represent the Far Right?
“Libertarian? THAT figures. Maybe Glenn will report on how fabulous gay marriages are.”
While tearfully looking into the camera.
And smoking a joint at the same time.
3 rebrandings in one year is p*ss-poor marketing.
He should have chosen Global Libertarian E-News Network
This appears to be the direction many conservatives are going to go. The traditional social conservative platform (pro-life and pro traditional marriage) is not going to get much love from the Republican Party OR from conservatives like Beck and others that would prefer to move in a more libertarian direction. The problem is that while the social conservative movement may be shrinking, no right of center party (Republican, Libertarian or otherwise) is going to be able to win without these voters - not for at least another generation.
If you truly want an alternative to the presstitutes, it's time to put your money where your mouth is.
You can’t be conservative if you aren’t, and libertarians are not conservatives.
Conservatives are just that, conservative, something that libertarians are out to destroy.
Okay...I understand Matthews as the far left, but where does Hannity fit in???
Beck is showing a picture of Sean Hannity as a representative of the “far right?” Um, okay. Don’t quite see that. But then again, I don’t quite see Beck’s embrace of degeneracy via homo-marriage either. Due to the latter, I really don’t put much stock in anything he has to say anymore.
Filling? Stuffing? Cranberry Sauce? Giblet gravy? White meat? Dark meat? Bordeaux? Merlot?
I agree that Libertarians are not Conservatives. Both may count as right of center, but they aren’t the same.
This is one of the big problems we are facing. The right is fractured. A large chunk of it wants to be more fiscally conservative, but more in tune socially with the libertine times we are in and the younger generations. The older (and more rural) conservatives put more emphasis on the traditional values first and foremost and will not vote for a party that doesn’t care about these things. Ron Paul may be a kook on many issues, but he does tap into a pool of voters out there that agree with us on economic issues, but want nothing to do with Republicans because of their social conservative positions. Beck is simply trying to tap into this.
Beck’s TV show is awesome. He features David Barton from time to time as well, hardly a libertarian.
I don’t see libertarians as right of center, they are leftists on too many things, true radical leftists, anti-conservative leftists, not moderates/centrists.
Their effect is to destroy conservatism not bring in new voters to it, the left can afford to take the long view and let libertarianism work for them.
For instance, “open the borders today, eliminate the Border Patrol and INS” and then we will fight to end all the welfare and social programs tomorrow .
Glenn Beck complaining about yelling. Heh.
Wherever his talking points tell him.
There’s certainly something to that, but remember that libertarians tend to naturally ally with conservatives for a reason. Most of them (myself included) believe in conservative values, just not enforcing them at gunpoint. As far as political affinity goes, we also believe that even the most rock-ribbed conservatives can be reasoned with or at least peacefully coexisted with, and know that’s not possible with liberals.
Contemporary liberals aren’t ‘liberal’ in any sense of the word, and their love of the state as a mechanism to force conformity vastly outweighs their love of freedom or individuality. Despite our differences, conservatives and libertarians are far more compatible than either group will ever be with progressives.
So, I’m glad that Beck is trying to cash in. He’s no doctrinaire libertarian, but he certainly knows how to make money. There’s a market out there that’s really just being filled by Fox Business at the moment. And it’s nice to move the goalposts back for a change, and let the left deal with the fact that Fox is now the centrist channel. ;-)
He’s not on DirecTV.
He’s learning. This isn’t a bad thing.
I will never ever watch it or pay any attention to Beck again
The title "libertarian" is a simplification. Glenn's midway on the libertarian/conservative spectrum. Not a bad place to be.
And he has the drive, power, resources and plan to help re-establish a free and just society.
It won't be long until his network is as influential as Fox. I expect his network to surpass Fox in viewership in 3-5 years.
I'm so sick of people claiming Fox or Hannity as far right. I have yet to see any news channel that's totally on the right, let alone far right.
I've seen a ton of mediocre so called conservatives and plenty of rinos filling up the airwaves.
Yet, tell me again the number of times the Congress and Bush tried to bring up immigration reform? Dream Act?
I haven’t heard word one from ‘your side’ about upholding the Law, why it didn’t work the LAST few times, but THIS one will....
You bring up a ‘fringe’ topic and use it to paint broad strokes; the main L point being kill the overbearing gov’t, get it out of the Free Market, roll back all Unconstitutional laws, mandates, dept., etc. and you won’t have such a worry about the border (no free ride, why come). Helps too if we didn’t police the planet and give $$ to every tinpot dictator in hopes of Democracy *talk about black eyes recently*
Course, both cartels join hands to ‘reach across the aisle’ ...for the good of the Country, you see. But, no, shut out the ‘kooky’ L; we’ll see how many votes you guys win in ‘14; maybe Boehner can help </s>
I’m sure Glenn will be crushed to hear that you personally won’t be watching.
The last really good work that I saw Beck do was his multi-part expose of Soros on Fox. That got him kicked off Fox due to financial pressure from Soros against Fox advertisers, as I recall. I really haven’t watched or listened to him much since then. The few times I’ve heard him on the radio, he always seems to be more into a “hold hands and sing Kumbaya” mode. Has he done anything insightful lately?
liberturdians are the enemy of conservatives
Not sure who “liberturdians” are, but I know you RINO’s have done more damage to the GOP than anyone else.
It’s best Glenn come out of the closet with his libertarian pals. : )
I think it is interesting he claims that libertarian means moderate - not right and not left. LIEbertarian can mean anything any wacko wants it to mean.
Mainly, it likes everyone but the one in front of it. They hate Beck for turning his back on some conspiracy theories, like FEMA re-education/death camps. LIEbertarianism is an inch deep and a mile wide of pure and simple unstable duncehood.
Andrew Breitbart (RIP)
Know of anyone else (right of center) who is trying to engage in pop culture?
Politics is downstream of pop culture.
Wasn’t surprise that Al Gore’s Current TV didn’t sell to him. the left can’t afford to give him a platform outside the talk-radio sphere.
If Glenn Beck is a real Libertarian then Barney is a real dinosaur.
There are Conservative Libertarians,
just as there are Liberal Libertarians
Libertarians, as a group, dislike
Governmental Interference with Private Activity
Within the context of U.S. politics, a conservative libertarian is a person that adheres to the constitution as a libertarian does, but will do so in a conservative manner. Conservative libertarians are conservative in political nature, such as foreign policy, homeland security, and economics while strictly interpreting the constitution as it states. They tend to believe in equal rights, individual liberty, and equal opportunity for all. Conservative libertarians leave it up to the individual to determine what is right and wrong for themselves, and leave it up to the states to deal with many illegal or unjustified actions. Conservative libertarianism is also a political position that deals with morality and ethical beliefs, based that all people are created equal. It is also a position that does not allow religious beliefs to get in the way of allowing all people (regardless of their background, ethical standpoints, or religious standpoints) the promises of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
I’m a RINO because I oppose gay marriage, open borders and abolishing the age of consent??
Yeah. My brother is like you. He’s some kind of Presbyterian who believes that the state should be run by laws based on the Westminster Confession. Anyone disagreeing with those beliefs should eventually be tossed in prison or deported.
He doesn’t mind gun control either. How can you force people to live under your theocracy if the people are armed?
He’s also a lifelong religious conservative and loyal “Republican.” No thanks.
I’ve been a big Glenn Beck fan and his show is on now and all week he is blabbing on changes and his vision and some American dream labs thing. But this change and his comments more than anything else are baffling. I don’t know what anyone else might think but I am no Libertarian and I think Ron Paul is a bit off kilter and can be crazy. I am and have always been confused on the direction of the libertarian movement and I have always been confused on the direction of people;e like Ron Paul, his son Rand, Bob Barr, Gary Johnson and others. I was embracing some libertarians in 2008-2009 until I realized that there is a line that they cross that is not lock and step with 60% of what I believe in. I don’t hate them, but I like conservatives first and foremost. And last I looked no Libertarian won anything. So Ia really worried here people that beck is going the wrong direction and will lose me or he no longer relevant and he will be in trouble because he will lose his main base of support for years.
These are my first thoughts. First I want to read what others have said. Because what he also said yesterday has really confused me on what he wants as well. I have yet to tune into today’s show as yesterdays gave he a bad feeling and a headache.
Way too often in our society Republicans want to get along with liberals. When Republicans meet in what liberals call the middle they always meet on the far left.
The United States is a constitutional republic not a democracy. We are a country of laws, the basic law being the Constitution. Being a conservative means following the Constitution instead of some Democrat thought up new law or ideal no matter how wonderful it is.
Somehow conservatives have gotten away from what conservatism is it is not doing necessarily what your grandfather did or what your father did it is simply following the law of the land which is based on the Constitution.
Being a liberal means that you interpret the Constitution very liberally instead of confining it in a small space you let it mean almost anything. Being a conservative means you confine the meaning of the Constitution to exactly what it says and nothing more.
Being a libertarian means you don't care what anyone else does, you don't care if they follow the Constitution or not. All you care about is that they leave you alone and that they let you do whatever you want to as long as you don't hurt anybody. That is not what our Constitution does for our society. The Constitution was written for the common good and to protect individual rights,
Libertarians emphasize the individual rights part of the Constitution and liberals emphasize the common good part of the Constitution. A true conservative does not take sides one way or another he simply follows the law as written in the Constitution.
I have been a Republican and a conservative for nearly 50 years. The Constitution of the United States is probably the most wonderful document on the face of the earth, it has promoted the well-being of millions of people in a way that has never before been seen in the history of the world.
I will not be in this world much longer only because I am at the natural age that our lives come to an end. If you are lucky you too will be here someday.
I sorrow not for the end of my time on the planet but only at seeing the demise of the wonderful country which has given so many so much.
I only agree with your analysis in part. There are plenty of social conservatives who are just fine with extremely liberal fiscal policies.
So when they admit they’d legalize people drugging and having sex with their own kids, that’d be fine?
I’m not in favor of gun control, I think 11-year old girls should be able to by shoulder-laaunched SAMs for gosh sakes.
Ive been a big Glenn Beck fan and his show is on now and all week he is blabbing on changes and his vision and some American dream labs thing. But this change and his comments more than anything else are baffling. I dont know what anyone else might think but I am no libertarian and I think Ron Paul is a bit off kilter and can be crazy. I am and have always been confused on the direction of the libertarian movement and I have always been confused on the direction of people like Ron Paul, his son Rand, Bob Barr, Gary Johnson and others. I was embracing some libertarians in 2008-2009 until I realized that there is a line that they cross that is not lock and step with 60% of what I believe in. I dont hate them, but I like conservatives first and foremost. And last I looked no libertarian won anything. So I am really worried here people that Beck is going the wrong direction and will lose me or be no longer relevant and he will be in trouble because he will lose his main base of support for years.
These are my first thoughts. First I want to read what others have said. Because what he also said yesterday has really confused me on what he wants as well. I have yet to tune into todays show as yesterdays gave he a bad feeling and a headache.
I’ll add this, why I am re-adding this, he says he agrees more with Libertarians than anyone else which I don’t. I agree most with conservatives. He said he hates the talking heads and the format on cable news and that he burned out of it. Fine. But he says that he dislikes the far left and the far right. He said the far right and ran some video in the back ground of Hannity. Says what you will about Hannity and I have not been always lock and step with him, but as a independent free thinking individual who likes America and is conservative I think he has doen shows that are worth it even in doses. Like having Michelle Malkin on and letting Sarah Palin speak and taking on the Journal News and allowing debate. Sayw hat you will but and it is understandable beck fired the first shots at attacking Fox News.
I have not always been a biog fan of Fox News but it is the best we have and I defend it and support it. Beck seems to want a BBC News libertarian style....just wow. A international bureau? He thinks setting up shop with headquarters in NYC will just make then all unhappy in the other networks, but didn’t beck want to flee New York City? Never go back? So he will stay in texas and how will he run it then? I hope he knows what he is doing. Becauae I very confused.
We need a conservative network run by a conservative period.
“Being a libertarian means you don’t care what anyone else does, you don’t care if they follow the Constitution or not. “
Nonsense. You are describing a very small subset of “libertarians” in the United States who are anarcho-capitalists.
I’d say about 50% of conservatives have a vague idea of what’s in the Constitution and 1% walk around with a copy. If there is one thing I’ve noticed about libertararians, they always seem to have a copy of the Constitution and want to talk about it ad nauseum.
I’m more concerned that it actually gets seen, because it is a pipe dream on our side that we can outdo the state-media by just playing around on the internet and AM radio only.
I dont need to watch this. Millions of others do.
No. You are a RINO for the same reason you lump all libertarians together.
Screw facts. Just get your shots in first...
Seems to be your modus operandi...