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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    I don't like Beck at all, but I'm surprised people think he's fake or in it for the money. I think he values recognition over wealth and he believes what he says, but his arguments are usually extremely flawed. So I guess I'd say his message is genuine but the delivery is fake.
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Personally, I do think Glenn Beck is a fake. I don't want to discredit his message, but as an individual I think he is fake. I think he tries to cater to traditional Christian conservatives in order to make money. He's very dramatic, and seems almost like a political charlatan to me. Not that I think everything he says is bad or wrong, but I do believe Beck as an individual is a fake who is manipulating people.
    The perfect term for him: Snake Oil Salesman.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    Beck is an entertainer posing as a political expert. His JOB is to sell advertisements. He does this by putting on a very entertaining show. I do think he is bad for America though. He makes already ignorant and upset people warped with exaggerations and wild connections to "Leftist takeovers". He preaches hate, screams, cries and exaggerates almost everything. I have heard him yell that he wants to kill people with a shovel. Come on. If you think for one second that he has a show on TV that's intention is to better the country or enlighten you your crazy and deserve each other. I hope you put ALLLL your money in priceline gold.

    He is entertaining. I love the school room blackboard. Makes me feel like I am learning something. When he can twist a word to mean some fantastic plot by the democrats I laugh every time.

    I see it like this. They interviewed this body builder once who sold a work out drink. Based upon the picture you assumed you would look like that if you drank it. Nobody seamed to get results so they asked this body builder if it was a Fake product. Turned out he was taking roids like crazy and said "Anyone who thinks I just use those drinks to look like this is a fool." But that's what they were selling the drinks as. Anyone who listens to Beck and thinks what he says is factual or correct is a fool. Anyone who thinks that HE believes what he is saying is a fool. He is an entertainer!!
    If the "entertainment" is insulting to your intellect, will you know it? (think tree, falling, forest).
    Those who actually believe him are already lacking in smarts and in need of an education. A new vessel should not be filled with old BS. (biblical reference and slam on today's schools curriculum)
    I suppose if he was funny, like Jon Stewart, he would be entertaining. But, and this is just me, if you can't be funny without being insulting, you should be buzzed off the stage immediately. (AGT) Beck is just a sad caricature of an aging, almost dead, comic who was only funny the first time, and rarely has any new material. (Don Rickles)
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    The perfect term for him: Snake Oil Salesman.
    I thought it was appropriate.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    I thought it was appropriate.
    "Snake Oil" often contained genuine drugs that at least had SOME medicinal effect.

    Beck's "merchandise" doesn't even rise to the level of snake oil.

    But, I also think he is stupid crazy enough to think there's some value to his snake oil.
    Last edited by Bastinda; 10-09-10 at 01:48 AM.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    I agree with most of the other people. I think he cries and pulls off the theatrics for press and for the money.. I think his fame and success has gone to his head, because he seems very egotistical now IMO.

    I really do think that Beck failed to meet his own expectations of that Martin Luther event he did..

    I think when a republican becomes president, he will be less popular because he won't have a reason to act hysterical anymore.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    He's a media personality, folks, an entertainer. He wouldn't make much of a living if he was boring. Besides, he gets talked about more here than at Tea Party rallies.
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    One can only hope that he doesn't believe the stuff he says.

    That should have been Option 3: "I hope so."

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    Well he is either a snake oil salesman or he's in desperate need of medication.

    If he's fake he should have went into acting.

    I heard someone say once about Beck - "It's like someone took a manic, doom-prophesying hobo off the street, cleaned him up a little, shot him full of zoloft and gave him his own TV show".
    Last edited by snodog; 10-12-10 at 10:37 PM.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    I would say so, as being on television is to be fake almost by definition.

    On the other hand, I know too many people just like him in the real world to have perfect certainty.

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