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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    It makes no difference whether he is not. He is still having the same effect on his followers.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    It makes no difference whether he is not. He is still having the same effect on his followers.
    True but you could argue the wacky far right has always been there but sidelined by more center mainstream republicans. Even advertisers are running away from Fox News because they are becoming associated with scams like Goldline.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    I hope someone I know dresses up as Glenn for Halloween.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    Yes and no.

    I think he truly believes a lot of what he says, but I also think he deliberately goes overboard with inflammatory language and theatrical behavior. The real Glen is probably a really nice guy. But you know what they say. Nice guys are boring and boring doesn't keep the ratings high.
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    True but you could argue the wacky far right has always been there but sidelined by more center mainstream republicans. Even advertisers are running away from Fox News because they are becoming associated with scams like Goldline.
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    No. I've listened to him for years (before he was well-known) and I think that he truly believes what he says.


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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    It's weird how the ones who say he's fake are the very ones who complain about things he says. If he's fake then he doesn't believe what he says, so why are you complaining??


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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    I think he's pretty conservative, but I think he hams up the crazy a lot to make money. It works, look at Ann Coulter. I think she's very right wing, but the crazy she spews I think she does on purpose because it sells books which makes her money. Some of the crap Beck does is fake indeed, hyperbole and spin. Easier to get ratings, crazy apparently sells well in this country.
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a Fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    It's weird how the ones who say he's fake are the very ones who complain about things he says. If he's fake then he doesn't believe what he says, so why are you complaining??
    Because it's dangerous for a society made up by mostly ignorant people to follow somebody who is even more ignorant. Do you think Glenn Beck actually cares about what he's saying? This is a guy who makes a paycheck by getting people too dumb to think for themselves to come to his rallies. I mean honestly, wake up. The overwhelming majority of people who actually 'follow' talk show hosts of any ideology are too dumb to actually look at issues for themselves. It's the reason people watch Olberman, Hannity, O'Reilley, Oprah, Dr. Phil. It's because they're too ignorant to go to their local library and make up their own minds on the subject. I equate people who watch and defend talk shows to university kids who pretend to be socialists only the stupidity comes from a completely different place.
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