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    Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    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.
    Last edited by TacticalEvilDan; 01-05-10 at 01:04 PM.
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    To call him a reporter would imply he is a journalist, which he isn't.

    To call him an entertainer implies that he's entertaining, which he isn't.

    I abstain.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    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?
    he is an entertainer, just like rush, hannity, coulter...

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Missing "Nutjob" on the list.

    He aint a reporter that is for sure..
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer


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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    He is an entertainer who is a lot better at reporting than reporters, which is even more entertaining.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    To call him a reporter would imply he is a journalist, which he isn't.

    To call him an entertainer implies that he's entertaining, which he isn't.

    I abstain.
    Oh, I disagree. You can be an entertainer who fails at entertaining. Entertainer implies a profession, not a quality.
    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

    The closest thing on that list I suppose is entertainer. Though in reality he's just a raving mad dumbass.
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    How come ass-clown wasn't a choice?

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