View Poll Results: Should Glenn Beck be treated as a legitimate reporter or as an entertainer?

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Thread: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    moment of zen hall of fame right there!!!!

    AWESOME!
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Oh, I disagree. You can be an entertainer who fails at entertaining. Entertainer implies a profession, not a quality.
    You say tomato, I say tomahto.

    (No, actually I don't.)

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    He seems to me like a combination of both. He has the ability to connect with his viewers on an emotional level, and he puts forth information that you won't generally see on prime time news broadcasts, because it's not really news, but things that encourage one to think beyond the headlines.

    Say what you will, make fun of him all you want, I have yet to see anyone try to challenge the accuracy of about anything he discusses on his show, and when he does say something in error, he faces up to it. I think he looks more at implications than at the surface of things.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    How come ass-clown wasn't a choice?
    Because the poll question limit is 10, and if I allowed myself to go all smart-assy I couldn't have done it justice with just 10 options.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    moment of zen hall of fame right there!!!!

    AWESOME!
    It really amazes me how some folks almost worship this guy. I guess it shows how gullible people really are. There was a time when TV evangelists had a lock on peoples gullibilty, now people pretending to be journalists are exploiting that market.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    He seems to me like a combination of both.
    You can't be both. You're either one or the other. They are mutually exclusive.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    It really amazes me how some folks almost worship this guy. I guess it shows how gullible people really are. There was a time when TV evangelists had a lock on peoples gullibilty, now people pretending to be journalists are exploiting that market.
    no same people being sold the same snake oil pretty much.
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    You can't be both. You're either one or the other. They are mutually exclusive.
    You are projecting your limitations on to others. I can do both. I can tell the truth in an entertaining way. If I talk about something that happened to me or something that I saw, I am reporting it. If I report it with humor and wittyness, I become entertaining. There is no reason at all why someone can't be both.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by Martin_Kaine View Post
    You are projecting your limitations on to others. I can do both. I can tell the truth in an entertaining way. If I talk about something that happened to me or something that I saw, I am reporting it. If I report it with humor and wittyness, I become entertaining. There is no reason at all why someone can't be both.
    Being entertaining has nothing to do with being an entertainer.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    no same people being sold the same snake oil pretty much.
    I guess you are right. You almost have to be a faithbased individual to be a Beck follower. Jimmy Baker and Glenn Beck are very similar in their sermons.

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