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Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

Is Glenn Beck a Fake?


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tacomancer

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It makes no difference whether he is not. He is still having the same effect on his followers.
 

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It makes no difference whether he is not. He is still having the same effect on his followers.
True but you could argue the wacky far right has always been there but sidelined by more center mainstream republicans. Even advertisers are running away from Fox News because they are becoming associated with scams like Goldline.
 

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Yes and no.

I think he truly believes a lot of what he says, but I also think he deliberately goes overboard with inflammatory language and theatrical behavior. The real Glen is probably a really nice guy. But you know what they say. Nice guys are boring and boring doesn't keep the ratings high.
 

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True but you could argue the wacky far right has always been there but sidelined by more center mainstream republicans. Even advertisers are running away from Fox News because they are becoming associated with scams like Goldline.
Sponsors left because of boycotts from the far left.
 

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No. I've listened to him for years (before he was well-known) and I think that he truly believes what he says.
 

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It's weird how the ones who say he's fake are the very ones who complain about things he says. If he's fake then he doesn't believe what he says, so why are you complaining?? :doh
 

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I think he's pretty conservative, but I think he hams up the crazy a lot to make money. It works, look at Ann Coulter. I think she's very right wing, but the crazy she spews I think she does on purpose because it sells books which makes her money. Some of the crap Beck does is fake indeed, hyperbole and spin. Easier to get ratings, crazy apparently sells well in this country.
 

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It's weird how the ones who say he's fake are the very ones who complain about things he says. If he's fake then he doesn't believe what he says, so why are you complaining?? :doh
Because it's dangerous for a society made up by mostly ignorant people to follow somebody who is even more ignorant. Do you think Glenn Beck actually cares about what he's saying? This is a guy who makes a paycheck by getting people too dumb to think for themselves to come to his rallies. I mean honestly, wake up. The overwhelming majority of people who actually 'follow' talk show hosts of any ideology are too dumb to actually look at issues for themselves. It's the reason people watch Olberman, Hannity, O'Reilley, Oprah, Dr. Phil. It's because they're too ignorant to go to their local library and make up their own minds on the subject. I equate people who watch and defend talk shows to university kids who pretend to be socialists only the stupidity comes from a completely different place.
 

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I have no doubt he's a fake. While I do believe to a degree he does believe in a lot of what he says, he does ham it up and exaggerate quite a bit. He was not as bad as when he was on CNN, so I think that speaks volumes.
 

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I'm surprised none brought up Glenn Beck's promotion of Goldline a well know fraudulent gold broker using the Fox News Network as a platform.

GOLDLINE | Rip-off Report #356979
 

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It's weird how the ones who say he's fake are the very ones who complain about things he says. If he's fake then he doesn't believe what he says, so why are you complaining?? :doh
It's the lemmings that believe what the propagandist says that is problematic, whether or not Beck believes his own tripe is irrelevant.
 
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I have never watched Mr. Beck on TV. I don't know the answer.
 

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Because it's dangerous for a society made up by mostly ignorant people to follow somebody who is even more ignorant. Do you think Glenn Beck actually cares about what he's saying? This is a guy who makes a paycheck by getting people too dumb to think for themselves to come to his rallies. I mean honestly, wake up. The overwhelming majority of people who actually 'follow' talk show hosts of any ideology are too dumb to actually look at issues for themselves. It's the reason people watch Olberman, Hannity, O'Reilley, Oprah, Dr. Phil. It's because they're too ignorant to go to their local library and make up their own minds on the subject. I equate people who watch and defend talk shows to university kids who pretend to be socialists only the stupidity comes from a completely different place.
I think it's completely ridiculous to label a group of people stupid, dumb or ignorant simply because they listen to a radio show or watch a TV show everyday.

I could just as easily call someone dumb because they decided to go to college to learn instead of just going to the library and figuring it all out for themselves. I wouldn't do that, of course, because that would be incredibly stupid.

There is absolutely zero wrong with listening to a person discuss his or her opinion. Just listening to that person doesn't make the listener stupid, nor does that mean the listener DOESN'T read for himself. I read CONSTANTLY. Everything. I'm not stupid.
 
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I have no doubt he's a fake. While I do believe to a degree he does believe in a lot of what he says, he does ham it up and exaggerate quite a bit. He was not as bad as when he was on CNN, so I think that speaks volumes.
I'm not sure how that makes him "fake". He does exaggerate to make points. He is very sarcastic and hams it up all the time. How does that make him fake?
 

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I think it's completely ridiculous to label a group of people stupid, dumb or ignorant simply because they listen to a radio show or watch a TV show everyday.
It's not because they watch him. It's because they mindlessly parrot his rhetoric on internet bulletin boards.
 

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It's not because they watch him. It's because they mindlessly parrot his rhetoric on internet bulletin boards.
Yes, and the anti-Beck people on here mindlessly accuse every single Beck listener of being stupid.
 

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I think it's completely ridiculous to label a group of people stupid, dumb or ignorant simply because they listen to a radio show or watch a TV show everyday.

I could just as easily call someone dumb because they decided to go to college to learn instead of just going to the library and figuring it all out for themselves. I wouldn't do that, of course, because that would be incredibly stupid.

There is absolutely zero wrong with listening to a person discuss his or her opinion. Just listening to that person doesn't make the listener stupid, nor does that mean the listener DOESN'T read for himself. I read CONSTANTLY. Everything. I'm not stupid.
People who listen to and believe what Beck tells them have earned at least having their intelligence questioned. Beck's purpose is to generate ratings crying about liberals, and he will stop at nothing to do it. Honesty and integrity are not part of the equation. That does not mean everything is a lie, but it does mean that with him, and all other political pundits, you have to question what they say.
 

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Because it's dangerous for a society made up by mostly ignorant people to follow somebody who is even more ignorant. Do you think Glenn Beck actually cares about what he's saying?
Yes. There are some people on TV and radio who actually say what they mean and mean what they say.

This is a guy who makes a paycheck by getting people too dumb to think for themselves to come to his rallies. .
Like the Restoring Honor Rally? He made nothing. He rented out the theater himself, bought every ticket himself and paid for all the hotels of the people that were part of the rally. He said his credit card bill was $250,000 from that rally. Of course, you'll just say he's lying.

Again, some people ARE genuine. I believe he's one of those people.
 

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Is Glenn Beck a fake?

Do you mean, like, was he fashioned out of clay and animated into a grotesque imitation of life by a diabolical necromancer practicing the dark arts, and set loose upon the world in order to snuff out all that is good and pure so to pave the way for an eternity of human suffering? That kind of fake?

I think we should at least consider the possibility.
 

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Yes, and the anti-Beck people on here mindlessly accuse every single Beck listener of being stupid.
Only the ones who indicate, through their rhetoric, that they are, in fact, stupid.

Of course, I'm sure there are some non-stupid listeners whose brain cells haven't been killed by Glenn's whiny voice. They're just intelligent enough to be embarrased about their naughty little Glenn addiction.
 

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Only the ones who indicate, through their rhetoric, that they are, in fact, stupid.
Which, as far as I can tell, the anti-Beck people here believe is.....all of them.
 
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