Posts tagged Glenn Beck
The New York Times Magazine has a big profile out on Glenn Beck. Buried deep within the report was this gem (emphasis added):
While Beck’s personal ventures and exposure have soared this year, his television ratings have declined sharply — perhaps another factor in the network’s impatience. His show now averages two million viewers, down from a high of 2.8 million in 2009, according to the Nielsen Ratings. And as of Sept. 21, 296 advertisers have asked that their commercials not be shown on Beck’s show (up from 26 in August 2009).
This report is consistent with my internal numbers and private list. More >
From Glenn Beck’s September 27, 2010 radio show:
A while back, we had our first caption contest. The submissions were so good that I wasn’t able to pick a winner! Well, we’re having another (and, this time, I promise to pick a winner).
In case you missed it, Glenn Beck is breaking his promise not to financially profit from his contemptible 828 stunt. He repeatedly said that all proceeds from the event will go the Special Operations Warriors Fund, the charity that he used in order to raise money for the event tax-free. He’s doing this by selling an 828 picture book for $35 – and if you order now, More >
Glenn Beck’s 828 event is contemptible and odious for plenty of reasons. One of the charges levied against Glenn Beck is that he was attempting to hijack MLK’s memory. This claim was based on Glenn Beck’s proclamation that 828 was about reclaiming the civil rights movement. Despite Glenn Beck’s own words on the matter, he insisted that he was not trying to hijack MLK’s memory and pushed back against the notion by asserting that “Blacks don’t own Martin Luther King.”
Now, what’s the best way Glenn Beck to demonstrate that he has absolutely no intention of comparing himself to MLK?
Easy! By More >
There are some people that squeeze blood from a stone. Then, there’s Glenn Beck, who convinces people the stone is actually God telling them to give Glenn Beck money.
You might think 828 is over, but Glenn Beck’s not done cashing in on MLK’s memory just yet. You see for the low price of $35, you too can own a picture book filled with photos of Glenn Beck and others from his contemptible 828 stunt – and if you order now, you’ll even get a free picture of Glenn Beck:
Now, I know you’re going to say: But, he’s giving all the money More >
On today’s show, Glenn Beck explained that he must be telling the truth or else Rupert Murdoch would not keep him on the air:
I often wonder how Rupert Murdoch keeps Glenn Beck on the air too given that his show has reportedly lost more than half of its advertising revenue. I’d add that Glenn is giving an underhanded dig to the scores of advertisers that are boycotting his show – and that this dig follows Murdoch’s recent dismissal of advertisers’ concerns.
Over the weekend, Glenn Beck mocked Michelle Obama’s healthy food initiative with a suggestive remark about where he’ll stuff the carrot.
This morning, Glenn Beck claimed that Michelle Obama’s initiative has something to do with administration officials plan to put sterilants in the drinking water: (more…)
Last night, conservatives converged in Illinois at the Right Nation 2010 Convention. I lived tweeted most of it. It was mostly unremarkable, but if you’re really interested feel free to check my twitter stream.
About halfway through Mr. Beck’s speech, the live video feed was shut down – so the live tweeting ended at this point. I contacted the feed’s purveyor asking for confirmation of reports that the feed was shut down at the behest of Glenn Beck’s team, but they have not replied to requests for information.
After the video feed was shut down, Mr. Beck propagated his typical vitriolic nonsense. More >
Glenn Beck is very mad…at Elmo. Apparently, Elmo is now part of a government conspiracy to redistribute all wealth in America! In yesterday’s newsletter, Glenn Beck wrote:
Elmo wants to redistribute wealth Your government hard at work – they’ve enlisted the help of Elmo to push for redistributive change. The FCC is using children, saying all kids should be connected to the Internet and not that crappy dial up. Elmo says he’s tired of buffering, so he needs free broadband access!
No wonder Elmo is red…he’s…a marxist!
Glenn Beck often boasts about having the biggest and best staff in the whole wide world, which makes me wonder how the possible double double meaning of this graphic’s title escaped them:
I’m not trying to be hysterical or read too deeply into things here, but I mean..come on. Glenn Beck is already in an awful lot of hot water for repeatedly preying on racial anxieties, you’d think someone on his crack team of staffers would be checking for this kind of stuff.
Anyway, I don’t want to make a big deal about this – there are plenty of offenses worthy More >