Last week, Glenn Beck issued a call to action. He urged his radio listeners to give the Chamber of Commerce its biggest day in fundraising history. And, according to the Chamber, that’s exactly what happened.
Well, whatdya know, guess who just made a massive ad purchase on Glenn Beck’s non-Fox News businesses? The Chamber of Commerce!
It was a big ad buy too – filling up all three of Glenn Beck’s available advertising slots.
So, to summarize, Glenn Beck asks his fans to give money to an organization. That organization in turn gives a hefty portion of that money directly back to Glenn Beck More >
After Glenn Beck said that President Obama was a “racist” with a “deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture,” Rupert Murdoch had this to say:
“And um, that was something which perhaps shouldn’t have been said about the President, but if you actually assess what he [Glenn Beck] was talking about, he [Beck] was right.“
Glenn Beck’s show has lost hundreds of advertisers and his UK broadcast has run without any commercials for nearly 7 months now. When asked about this, Murdoch dismissed the advertisers’ concerns – and even implied that if they really wanted to stop funding Glenn Beck, they should leave Fox More >
On August 28, Glenn Beck held his “restoring honor” rally. But, in Glenn Beckistan restoring honor means telling a blatant lie to tens of thousands of people. On stage, Glenn Beck held his hands out and proclaimed:
“I went to the National Archives, and I held the first inaugural address written in his own hand by George Washington.”
Well, it turns out, this was a total lie. Mother Jones has the scoop (emphasis added):
Beck did receive a special VIP tour of the archives, arranged by an as-yet unidentified member of Congress. During that tour, he More >
Glenn Beck is now the keeper of a modern day Burning bush (at least that’s what he’d like people to believe)…
Glenn Beck is a willful deceiver, an intentional misinformer and a disseminator of reckless vitriol. But, don’t even think about criticizing Glenn Beck for it. Why? Well, for the past few years, Glenn Beck and his defenders have argued that Mr. Beck is not a hard newsperson, but instead an entertainer and a commentator. Thus, they contend that Mr. Beck should not be held to the standards of a journalist.
In the abstract, More >
Glenn Beck says he ‘doesn’t know’ where Barack Obama was born. Come on, Glenn…
Fueled by hatriot radio, there is embarrassing number of people that still refuse to believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States. They question Obama’s citizenship regardless of all contrary evidence. Because segments of his fan base overlap with birthers, Glenn Beck has walked a bit of a tight rope on this issue.
Nevertheless, in January, I thought Glenn Beck settled his position on the birther issue once and for all when he said of the birthers’ claim that it was “the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.” Now, don’t More >
In short, Glenn Beck not only misrepresented the terms of the policy and the relevant law, but he continued to spread misinformation even after More >