Glenn Beck, and others in his field, project themselves as beacons of truth when they're on the air and then and to hide behind words like "opinion" and "commentator" and "entertainer" when they get caught totally screwing up.
In other words, Glenn Beck and others like him sell themselves as legitimate sources of accurate information, and then they hide behind the First Amendment when they get called on the carpet -- and that's when they don't preemptively invoke "opinion" at the very moment they're spouting their rhetoric.
Since Glenn Beck can't seem to decide whether he's going to bill himself as a source of information or a font of opinion, I thought I'd ask the question here, in a poll:
Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer? To which standard should he be held?
ETA: "Entertainer" is used to reference the profession. You can be an entertainer without actually being entertaining.