Then fame set in, and he has since been cheered on by sheeple who blindly nod at his every word. Some sort of positive reinforcement, I suppose.
Fame corrupts, and Beck is no exception. He and his followers tell themselves that he has a mission of revealing truth...as they see it.., but what is really happening is some sort of preaching to the choir, stirring the pot, agitating...
Of course, unless he/they are calling for physical unrest, its their right to speak/listen as they wish, and, not being a journalist, Beck isn't obligated to adhere to facts.
Does that sum it up?