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Glenn Beck
Born February 10, 1964 (1964-02-10) (age 44)
Occupation Talk-radio and Television host
Salary $10,000,000 for radio. Television and Publishing unknown. [1]
Spouse Tania Beck
Website
GlennBeck.com

Glenn Beck (born February 10, 1964) is an American radio/television host, conservative political commentator, and entrepreneur. His nationally-syndicated radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, airs on over 260 stations through Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks, and his self-titled television show began in May 2006 on CNN's Headline News. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... A radio presenter is a broadcaster who hosts a radio show or a segment thereof. ... NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw A news presenter is, broadly speaking, a person that presents a news show on television or radio. ... The American Conservative magazine. ... A political commentator is a figure in the news media who publically airs their interpretation of events in the politics of a state or institution. ... For the computer game by Peter Molyneux, see The Entrepreneur. ... In the entertainment and news industries, syndication is a method of making content available to a range of outlets simultaneously. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... Glenn Beck (born 1964) is a popular conservative American talk-radio host. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... Premiere Radio Networks is a radio syndication and preparation company based in the United States. ... Glenn Beck is a nightly cable current events and opinion[1] show on Headline Prime, the prime time programming block for Headline News (a CNN network). ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... This article is about the cable television network. ...


In addition to his radio and television programs, Beck is the publisher of Fusion Magazine, a comedy magazine written from a conservative perspective. He is also a New York Times bestselling author. He also stars in a one-man stage show which tours the United States twice a year.[2] Fusion is a comedy magazine founded and edited by Glenn Beck and published in the United States. ... The New York Times Best Seller List is a weekly chart in The New York Times newspaper that keeps track of the best-selling books of the week. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ...

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Career

Beck began his radio career when he won a local radio contest to be a DJ for an hour, and was eventually granted a part-time job. He hosted Christian radio on Saturday, rock on Sunday and country on weeknights. For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Christian radio is a radio format that focuses on transmitting programming with a Christian message. ... This article is about the genre. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ...


After graduating from high school, Beck pursued his career as a Top 40 DJ. By the time he was in his 20s, Beck was on WKCI-FM (KC101), a Top 40 radio station in Hamden, Connecticut, hosting the local morning show with Pat Gray. Originally the show was billed as the Glenn and Pat Show. When Gray left the show, Beck continued with co-host Vinnie Penn. While working in Connecticut, Glenn appeared and sang background vocals on The Delrays "Red, White and Blues" cd, a fundraising effort by then Gov. John Rowland produced by guitarist Tom Guerra. The cd was well received and was promoted by a series of live appearances. Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... WKCI 101. ... Hamden is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Pat Gray is one of the best hosts in talk radio! He is the best friend and former on-air partner of nationally syndicated talk show host Glenn Beck. ... Tom Guerra [1] was born April 27, 1963 in Hartford, Connecticut. ...


Years later, he began to explore the world of talk radio with a three-hour program on KC101's sister station, WELI. Beck then worked at Tampa, Florida's WFLA-AM and launched The Glenn Beck Program during the afternoon drive, filling the slot held by Bob Lassiter after the station's new owners, Clear Channel, fired him. Beck hosted the new radio show, combining politics and comedy. In the first year, The Glenn Beck Program moved from 14th place to the #2 position. Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... 970 WFLA-AM is a news/talk radio station in Tampa, Florida. ... Bob Lassiter on a Tampa TV news show, circa 1987-88. ... A clear channel, in the general sense, is a communications channel (such as a radio frequency) on which only one transmitter operates at a time. ...


His theme song back in the Tampa days was a copy of the song, "AM Radio (song)" by the band Everclear. "You got Glenn Beck on your AM radio... AM radio." AM Radio is a rock song by the band Everclear. ... Everclear may refer to: Everclear (alcohol), a brand of grain alcohol Everclear (band), a rock band founded in 1992 Everclear (album), an album by indie rock group American Music Club This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Within 12 months, Premiere Radio Networks offered Beck the opportunity to go national. In January 2002, The Glenn Beck Program launched nationally; by May 2008, it had reached over 280 stations as well as appearing on XM Satellite. With over six and a half million listeners, it was ranked 4th in the nation[3]. In January 2006, CNN's Headline News announced that Beck would host a nightly news-commentary show in their new primetime block Headline Prime; the show, simply called Glenn Beck, began in May 2006. 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for January, 2002. ... May 2008 is the fifth month of the current leap year. ... January 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses European nations of trying to complete the Holocaust by creating a Jewish camp Israel in the Middle East. ... May 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → May 1, 2006 (Monday) Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association outraged Vatican by planning to ordain another bishop, Liu Xinhong in Anhui Province. ...


On November 5, 2007, The New York Times reported that Premiere Radio Networks was extending Beck's contract. Two sources with knowledge of the deal said the five-year contract was valued at $50 million. is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


Personal life

Glenn Beck was raised a Roman Catholic. He was born in Mount Vernon, Washington, and attended high school in Bellingham. He graduated from Sehome High School in 1982. His mother committed suicide when he was thirteen. One of his brothers also committed suicide, and another reportedly had a fatal heart attack.[4] The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Skagit River, which flows through Mount Vernon, is prone to flooding during periods of heavy rain in the Cascades. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Heart attack redirects here. ...


Beck is a self-described reformed alcoholic and drug addict [5]. In the aftermath of those three family tragedies, Beck said he used "Dr. Jack Daniels" and heavy drugs to cope. He and his first wife divorced amid his struggle with substance abuse. Beck cites the help of Alcoholics Anonymous in his sobriety, and he eventually converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which teaches against the consumption of alcohol. Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... Drug addiction, or dependency is the compulsive use of drugs, to the point where the user has no effective choice but to continue use. ... This article is about Jack Daniels whiskey. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Also see Alcoholism and Drug addiction. ... AA meeting sign Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an informal meeting society for recovering alcoholics, its members state their primary purpose as, to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (disambiguation). ...


Beck has spoken often of his religious beliefs and conversion. "God stalked me!...He had a giant baptismal rifle," Beck said. "I thwarted him. I led people astray as much I could but he kept putting Mormons in my way."[6] Stalking means criminally following or similarly harassing a person over an extended period. ... This article is about the Christian religious act of Baptism. ...


Beck has two teenage daughters, Hannah and Mary, by his first marriage; Mary has cerebral palsy. He has two children, Raphe (adopted in 2004) and Cheyenne (born 2006), with his second wife, Tania. Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive,[1] non-contagious conditions that cause physical disability in human development. ...


On January 4, 2008, Beck posted a video on YouTube about a recent surgery he describes as "botched." Beck vaguely described his treatment at an unnamed hospital as gone "horribly awry," and recalled apprehension and suicidal thoughts brought on by sedation and his medication. He returned to radio on January 7, and indicated that he had been in for what he jokingly referred to as "butt surgery." He indicated that prior to his recent book tour he "started with three" and by the time the tour was over, he "had eight." He also joked that listeners would make jokes about "'roid rage." is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ...


Political views

Beck often says "I am a conservative who happens to not be a Republican." On his show, Beck addresses many current political, social, and economic issues using traditional conservative governing principles. GOP redirects here. ...


Political correctness

Beck is a frequent critic of political correctness, especially that which concerns Christmas. For instance, during the Christmas season Beck plays a "politically correct" version of O Holy Night. The lyrics have been changed to remove all reference to religion and gender, and the song is re-titled, O Somewhat Important Night. Beck coined the term RamaHanuKwanzMas, a portmanteau of the religious holidays Ramadan, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas, as the name of the ultimate politically-correct winter holiday. Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ... Christmas controversy refers to publicized controversy surrounding the public acknowledgement or celebration of the Christmas holiday in media, advertising, government, and other secular environments. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël) is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem Minuit, chrétiens by Placide Cappeau (1808-1877), an accomplished amateur. ... Gender in common usage refers to the sexual distinction between male and female. ... A portmanteau (IPA: ) is a word or morpheme that fuses two or more words or word parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. ... This article is about religious observances during the month of Ramadan. ... Grand Rabbi Israel Abraham Portugal of Skulen Hasidism lighting Hanukkah lights Hanukkah (‎, alt. ... Kwanzaa (or Kwaanza) is a week-long Pan-African festival primarily honoring African-American heritage. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ...


Beck has said "political correctness is the classic Great Idea Gone Wrong. All it's done is shut us up. It hasn't changed anybody's mind. It hasn't changed our hearts. It's changed our faces. It's taken every opinion we have, it's taken every joke we have, and it's forced us to conceal it and hide it and bury it. It's made us superficial."[7]


George W. Bush

On May 11, 2006, Beck said the following on his Headline News show, "And that's why I found myself taking a hard look at George W. Bush lately. I'm actually starting to feel a little like John Kerry, flip-flopping on my opinion of him every day, you know. Sometimes I think that the biggest problem with G.W. is that he just might be the worst communicating president since Buchanan."[8] is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... For other persons named James Buchanan, see James Buchanan (disambiguation). ...


Beck has recently said that, after seven years, he is "through with" Bush and is no longer willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. He questions the Bush administration on certain issues, especially on border security and the treatment of U.S. Border Patrol Agents, and government spending. The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... The border between Mexico and the United States spans four U.S. states, six Mexican states, and has over twenty commercial railroad crossings. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Government spending or government expenditure consists of government purchases, which can be financed by seigniorage (the creation of money for government funding, at a heavy price of high inflation and other possibly devastating consequences), taxes, or government borrowing. ...


Global warming

While Beck has stated that he believes global warming is real, he is skeptical that it is attributable to human activity, that it may pose a threat to human civilization, and that there is an attainable solution. Beck claims there is an under-reporting of scientific findings that do not support the theory of human-created global warming, also known as global climate change. Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ... Attribution of recent climate change is the effort to scientifically ascertain mechanisms responsible for relatively recent changes observed in the Earths climate. ... The global warming controversy is a dispute regarding the nature and consequences of global warming. ... Climate scientists agree that the global average surface temperature has risen over the last few decades. ...


On April 30, 2007 on his nationally syndicated radio show, Beck compared the convincement tactics used by global warming activists to those used by Hitler: is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Hitler redirects here. ...

"(Nobel Prize Winner) Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The goal is globalization. The goal is global carbon tax. The goal is the United Nations running the world. That is the goal. Back in the 1930s, the goal was get rid of all of the Jews and have one global government. You got to have an enemy to fight. And when you have an enemy to fight, then you can unite the entire world behind you, and you seize power. That was Hitler's plan. His enemy: the Jew. Al Gore's enemy, the U.N.'s enemy: global warming. Then you get the scientists -- eugenics. You get the scientists -- global warming. Then you have to discredit the scientists who say, 'That's not right.' And you must silence all dissenting voices. That's what Hitler did."[9] The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ) was established in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, and it was first awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in 1901. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... “Shoah” redirects here. ... Economic globalization has had an impact on the worldwide integration of different cultures. ... A carbon tax is a tax on energy sources which emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. ... UN redirects here. ... Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution: Logo from the Second International Eugenics Conference [10], 1921, depicting it as a tree which unites a variety of different fields. ...

Abraham Foxman, controversial director of the Anti-Defamation League, responded: Abraham Henry Foxman (born 1940) is the current National Director and chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith. ... The Anti-Defamation League (or ADL) is an interest group founded in 1913 by Bnai Brith in the United States whose stated aim is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. ...

Glenn Beck's linkage of Hitler's plan to round up and exterminate Jews with Al Gore's efforts to raise awareness of global warming is outrageous, insensitive and deeply offensive. Unfortunately, his remarks are just the latest example of a troubling epidemic on the airwaves, where comparisons to Hitler and the Holocaust are becoming all-too facile. It has become almost commonplace for talk-show pundits to use comparisons to the Holocaust and Nazi imagery to attack people whose views they disagree with, whether the issue is global warming or immigration, as we witnessed when CNN's Lou Dobbs recently suggested on his program that immigrant rights groups use tactics similar to those of Nazi propagandists. The six million Jewish victims and millions of other victims of Hitler deserve a measure of respect. Their deaths should not be used for political points or sloganeering. Every time a radio or television personality takes that unique event in history and twists it for their own political agenda, it cheapens the public debate and distorts and trivializes the Holocaust.

In Chapter 1 of An Inconvenient Book he clarified this viewpoint further, pointing out that one of the key elements of Fascism was "controlling public thought using fear to silence dissent". He went on to quote such advocates of alarm over global warming as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Christine Stewart, Stephen Schneider, George Monbiot, Jacques Chirac, Paul Ehrlich and Prince Phillip making a wide variety of representative statements to illustrate their use of fear and desire for control.[10] Fascism is a term used to describe authoritarian nationalist political ideologies or mass movements that are concerned with notions of cultural decline or decadence. ... For other uses, see Fear (disambiguation). ... Dissent is a sentiment or philosophy of non-agreement or opposition to an idea (eg. ... Alarmism is the production of needless warnings. ... Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. ... The Honourable Christine Susan Stewart, PC (born January 3, 1941) is a Canadian politician. ... Stephen H. Schneider (born c. ... George Monbiot. ... “Chirac” redirects here. ... Paul Ehrlich Paul Ehrlich in his workroom Paul Ehrlich (March 14, 1854 – August 20, 1915) was a German scientist who won the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. ... HRH The Duke of Edinburgh His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten, formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark), styled HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (born 10 June 1921), is the consort of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. ...


Beck also writes: "God bless you, Hollywood, for speaking out. But what you have to understand is that if you find yourself in the minority opinion, it's not because of some vast, right-wing or left-wing conspiracy. It's because you're out of step with everybody else. You're not going to be rounded up in the middle of the night and taken to jail...That doesn't happen in America." [11] ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... For other uses, see Conspiracy theory (disambiguation). ...


On his CNN Headline News program, Beck dedicated an entire show to the topic of global warming. The show, promoted as a mini documentary, was entitled "Exposed: The Climate of Fear".[12]


Iraq

Beck supports the war in Iraq. On his April 24, 2007 Headline News show he said, "Either you think that we should have never gone there in the first place and we should get out immediately, or you're like me and you think we should FINALLY start fighting this with everything we've got."[13] There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


He went on to say, "If we withdraw from Iraq right now, it will be our country's biggest moral scar since Vietnam." He claimed that one reason some Democrats were trying to add a timetable to withdraw from Iraq was to "throw a bone to some of your anti-war base and say, "Hey, look, we were just -- we're just like you, you know, liberal hippie communists. We tried, but the president is a big, bad man and he won't let us." He said, "It is immoral for us to do what we're doing right now, to abandon these people and let them get slaughtered after we started it. If we did that now, this would be America's most shameful act of immorality since slavery."[13] Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Anti war protest in Melbourne, Australia, 2003 Anti_war is a name that is widely adopted by any social movement or person that seeks to end or oppose a future or current war. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Slave redirects here. ...


Other issues

Beck has often proclaimed himself pro-life, including being opposed to euthanasia. He has not stated a definite position on embryonic stem cell research. He admits his daughter's cerebral palsy affects his viewpoint. "It's easy to say, Well, it would help my daughter. Having to look my daughter in the eye and say, This might repair you. And then say, I have to say no, because I don't think it's right to do it. I'm not sure that it's wrong to do it. I'm just not sure it's right. And so as we go and take measured steps, I think technology gets ahead of philosophy sometimes. And I'm leery on taking these giant steps before we've really thought it through."[14] This article is about the social movement. ... For mercy killings not performed on humans, see Animal euthanasia. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ... Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive,[1] non-contagious conditions that cause physical disability in human development. ...


For a long time, Beck was opposed to capital punishment. However, on his January 10, 2008 show, he announced that he had changed his position and now supports the death penalty.[15] Death penalty, death sentence, and execution redirect here. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ...


Beck has spoken supportively of "tough interrogation methods" as a means of obtaining terrorist information in certain circumstances. He is critical of the entertainment industry, and is opposed to anti-smoking regulations. He describes himself as pro-capitalism and supports a free market. This article is becoming very long. ... The entertainment industry consists of a large number of sub-industries devoted to entertainment. ... No Smoking sign. ... For other uses, see Capitalism (disambiguation). ... A free market is an idealized market, where all economic decisions and actions by individuals regarding transfer of money, goods, and services are voluntary, and are therefore devoid of coercion and theft (some definitions of coercion are inclusive of theft). Colloquially and loosely, a free market economy is an economy...


Beck supports an individual rights interpretation of the Second Amendment, and is against gun control legislation.[citation needed] The Bill of Rights in the National Archives Amendment II (the Second Amendment) of the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights declares a well-regulated militia as being necessary to the security of a free State and prohibits infringement of the right of the people to keep and bear... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Gun politics. ...


The Glenn Beck Program

Main article: Glenn Beck Program

The Glenn Beck Program began in 2000 airing on WFLA (AM) in Tampa, Florida, and took the afternoon time slot from 18th place to #1 within a year.[16] In January 2002, syndicator Premiere Radio Networks launched the show nation wide on 47 stations. The show was then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where it picked up new flagship station WPHT-AM. In the spring of 2006, Beck relocated his studios to Radio City Music Hall in New York City in preparation for his new TV show with CNN Headline News. It has been suggested that Glenn Beck: On Ice be merged into this article or section. ... Newsradio 970 AM WFLA Mobile News Unit SUV (with the previous 970 WFLA logo on the side of vehicle). ... Tampa redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... WPHT AM is a clear channel radio station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania broadcasting on 1210 kHz. ... Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Beck's show contains less news than discussion about politics, conservative commentary and social humor. Beck frequently says that he hates politics, and claims that his show contains "half the politics and twice the comedy" and "is not about right vs. left, it's about right vs. wrong." For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition...


The program can be heard live on weekdays from 9:00am-12:00pm EST (with a "best of" weekend edition on some affiliates).


Glenn Beck on Headline News

Beck's television show, simply called Glenn Beck, airs nightly at 7:00 p.m., repeating at 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (All times Eastern.) Glenn Beck is a nightly cable current events and opinion[1] show on Headline Prime, the prime time programming block for Headline News (a CNN network). ...


His show is an hour-long show on CNN Headline News that premiered May 8, 2006. The network has described the show as "an unconventional look at the news of the day featuring his often amusing perspective on the top stories from world events and politics to pop culture and everyday hassles."[17] CNN Headline News is a spin-off network from the original Cable News Network (CNN) television news network in the United States and Canada. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Criticism and controversial statements

In January 2006 the media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting criticized CNN president Ken Jautz's description of the newly-hired Beck as "cordial" by pointing out statements he made against figures like Michael Berg, Michael Moore, Hurricane Katrina rioters, and certain 9/11 victims. FAIR brought up a 2005 comment Beck made on his radio program where he noted he was "thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could."[18] Beck responded to FAIR by saying that these comments were taken out of context.[19] This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), is a media criticism organization based in New York, New York, founded in 1986. ... Michael Berg, a retired teacher and longtime antiwar activist, is a candidate for Congress from the state of Delaware, running on the Green Party ticket. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ...


Another watchdog group, Media Matters for America, highlighted comments Beck made in an interview with Keith Ellison, the first practicing Muslim elected to the United States Congress. In the November 14, 2006 interview on CNN Headline News, Beck said to Ellison, "...I have to tell you, I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.'"[20] Beck later said that his remarks were "poorly worded" and he "wish[ed]" he "could take back and rephrase."[21] Screenshot from Media Matters for America (Jan 6, 2006) Media Matters for America (or MMfA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2004 by journalist and author David Brock. ... Keith Maurice Ellison (born August 4, 1963) is an American lawyer and politician who became the first Muslim[1][2] to be elected to the United States Congress when he won the vacant seat for Minnesotas 5th congressional district in the House of Representatives, one of eight congressional districts... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political...


He described activist Cindy Sheehan as a "pretty big prostitute" and a "tragedy pimp". This was in reference to a question that he posed earlier, "Who'll do anything for power or money?".[22] Cindy Sheehan gives the peace sign in front of the White House in 2006. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


He compared Vice President Al Gore to Joseph Goebbels "for Gore's statement, during his testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, that he would initiate a "mass persuasion campaign" to urge Congress to act on climate change."[23] A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... Paul Joseph Goebbels (German pronunciation: IPA: ; English generally IPA: ) (October 29, 1897 – May 1, 1945) was a German politician and Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda during the National Socialist regime from 1933 to 1945. ... The U.S. House Commerce Committee on Energy and Commerce is one of the oldest standing committees of the U.S. House of Representatives. ...


Beck said about Hillary Clinton: "There's something about her voice that just drives me – it's not what she says, it's how she says it. She is like the stereotypical bitch – excuse the expression".[24] On his October 18, 2007 broadcast on CNN, Beck referred to Clinton as "Stalin in a pantsuit."[25][26] REDIRECT Hillary Rodham Clinton   This is a redirect from a title with another method of capitalisation. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Iosif (usually anglicized as Joseph) Vissarionovich Stalin (Russian: Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин), original name Ioseb Jughashvili (Georgian: იოსებ ჯუღაშვილი; see Other names section) (December 21, 1879[1] – March 5, 1953) was a Bolshevik revolutionary and leader of the Soviet Union. ...


On June 28, 2007, Beck read on his radio program a fake ad created by the "Insiders" - a group of subscribers to his web site - that recommended turning the bodies of Mexican illegal immigrants into fuel. Beck noted at the outset that "sometimes the Insiders go too far," and remarked "I don't think we need to make the illegal aliens into fuel....That would be evil conservative, yeah. I don't even know if that's conservative. That would be...psychotic, perhaps? Sociopathic, perhaps?" Despite Beck's comments distancing himself from the fake advertisement, Media Matters pointed out that "the ad was posted on the front page of Beck's website under the title 'Picture of the Day,' with a caption that described the 'ad' as a 'brilliant creation.'"[27] is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Evil (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Psychosis (disambiguation). ... Antisocial personality disorder (APD) is a mental disorder defined by the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual: The essential feature for the diagnosis is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood. ...


On his radio show on October 22, 2007, referring to wildfires raging in Southern California, Beck said "I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today."[28] A Los Angeles Times opinion blog asked: "Who knew those poor homeowners in San Diego, Orange County and the Inland Empire were pinko-commie America haters? Or did Beck forget that Southern California includes more than left-wing movie types who populate fire-ravaged Malibu?"[29] In response, the show's producer, Chris Balfe, told USA Today through a spokesman, "To most rational people, unfortunately still means unfortunately."[30] is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The California wildfires of October 2007 are a series of wildfires that began burning across Southern California on October 20. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


Beck called "a small percentage" of people "who decided to stay in New Orleans" "scumbags."[31] Beck has said that these statements were taken out of context, arguing in An Inconvenient Book that he was referring specifically to the "looters and murderers," not to just any victim.[32] New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


On his radio program, Beck referred to John McCain as "Juan" McCain and called him "Mr. 'Mexico first'" in a daily e-mail to his radio listeners.[33] McCain redirects here. ...


Live events

In March 2003, Beck ran a series of rallies called Glenn Beck's Rally for America in support of troops deployed for the upcoming Iraq war. While generally attended by war supporters, Beck spoke of those who "disagreed with the war, but still supported the troops." He ran the final rally at Marshall University over the Memorial Day weekend. March 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → // Events March 1, 2003 Iraq disarmament crisis: The Turkish speaker of Parliament voids the vote accepting U.S. troops involved in the planned invasion of Iraq into Turkey on constitutional grounds. ... Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... This article is about the holiday in the United States. ...


In subsequent years, Beck has toured American cities twice a year, presenting a one-man stage show. His stage productions are a mix of stand-up comedy and inspirational speaking.[34]


For his annual winter tour, Glenn Beck's Christmas Tour, Beck focuses on a Christmas theme.


In 2005, the summer show Glenn Beck on Ice advocating diminishing the role of politics in our lives. The 2006 summer show The Mid-Life Crisis Tour featured life's lessons from the perspective of a middle-aged man. Glenn Beck: On Ice was a nationwide comedy tour put on by the staff of The Glenn Beck Program in 2005. ...


Each year in January, Beck and Steve Burguiere return to their original home station of 970 WFLA to provide commentary on the yearly Gasparilla Pirate Festival parade. Steve Burguiere, known better as Stu, (born February 9, 1976) is the Executive Producer and Head writer of the Glenn Beck Program. ... Every January Tampa hosts the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, named for pirate captain José Gaspar who operated out of the area. ...


In June 2007, Beck completed his latest tour called An Inconvenient Tour which, despite the name parodying Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, had very little to do with global warming or climate change. It instead focused on the inconvenient aspects of everyday life. June 2007 is the sixth month of that year. ...


On July 4, 2007, Beck served as host of the 2007 Toyota Tundra Stadium of Fire in Provo, UT. The annual event at LaVell Edwards Stadium on the Brigham Young University campus is presented by America's Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is "to provide deeply felt emotional experiences that celebrate and promote the traditional American values of family, freedom, God and country."[35] is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Stadium of Fire in an annual event held in the Brigham Young Universitys LaVell Edwards Stadium on the 4th of July. ... Provo is a Utah city about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City. ... UT (or U.T. or ut) may stand for or refer to UT, postal abbreviation for Utah ut, *so that or such that in Latin UT (comic), an adult humour comic published in the UK Ultrasonic testing Unification Thought, the Unification Church philosophy. ... LaVell Edwards Stadium is a stadium on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. ... , Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is a private coeducational school completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ...


Books and magazine

Beck has written two books. His more recent, An Inconvenient Book, was released on November 20, 2007 and occupied #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list for the week of December 9, 2007. The New York Times Best Seller List is a weekly chart in The New York Times newspaper that keeps track of the best-selling books of the week. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Glenn Beck has also authored The Real America: Messages from the Heart and Heartland.


Beck is also the founder and editor of a comedy magazine called Fusion, which is a play on The Glenn Beck Program's motto, "The Fusion of Entertainment and Enlightenment." Fusion is a comedy magazine founded and edited by Glenn Beck and published in the United States. ...


See also

As political commentary, Glenn Beck refers to conflated holiday celebrations such as:

Chrismukkah is the modern-day merging of the holidays of Christianitys Christmas and Judaisms Hanukkah as celebrated in interfaith households where one parent may be of Christian heritage and another parent of Jewish heritage. ... Chrismahanukwanzakah (sometimes spelt Chrismahanakwanzaka, Chrismahanakwanza or Chrismahanakwanzika) is a fictional holiday that was created by Virgin Mobile USA for a 2004 television commercial campaign and used in both 2004 and 2005. ... Festivus is an annual holiday invented by Readers Digest writer and editor Dan OKeefe. ...

References

  1. ^ New York Times, A Folksy Guy, in Reovery, about to land Millions. Accessed February 25, 2008.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ The Top Talk Radio Audiences. Talkers magazine. Retrieved on 2008-05-06.
  4. ^ Glenn Beck not household name - yet | Deseret News (Salt Lake City) | Find Articles at BNET.com
  5. ^ CNN Programs - Anchors/Reporters - Glenn Beck
  6. ^ Glenn Beck: Mormon conservative says he's on a personal mission from God., May 11, 2007, The Salt Lake Tribune, Retrieved: May 19, 2007
  7. ^ Glenn Beck. The Real America: Messages From the Heart and Heartland. 
  8. ^ Transcript of Glenn Beck Headline News, 2006-5-11, CNN.com, Retrieved 2007-6-15
  9. ^ Media Matters - Beck said Gore using "same tactic" in fight against global warming as Hitler did against Jews
  10. ^ [Glenn]; Kevin Balfe (2007). An Inconvenient Book. New York: Threshold Editions, Division of Simon & Schuster, 2,4,11,10,11,19. ISBN 978-1-4165-5219-2. 
  11. ^ Beck, Glenn : "The Real america: Messages from the Heart and Heartland", page 84. Simon and Schuster, 2005
  12. ^ Official site
  13. ^ a b CNN Transcript of Beck TV show, 2007-04-24
  14. ^ Doom at 11, January 9, 2007, Radar Online, Retrieved: May 19, 2007
  15. ^ http://www.glennbeck.com/content/show/2008-01-10/
  16. ^ About the Glenn Beck Program. www.glennbeck.com. Retrieved on 2006-08-02.
  17. ^ Glenn Beck. www.cnn.com. Retrieved on 2006-07-30.
  18. ^ Media Matters - Radio host Glenn Beck "thinking about killing Michael Moore"
  19. ^ CNN's "Cordial" Hire, FAIR, January 18, 2006
  20. ^ "CNN's Beck to first-ever Muslim congressman: "[What I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies' "]", Media Matters for America, 2006-11-15. Retrieved on 2008-04-04. 
  21. ^ Media Matters - Beck to Muslim-American guest: "How do we know the difference between you and those that are trying to kill us?
  22. ^ Media Matters - Recent CNN hire Beck on Cindy Sheehan: "That's a pretty big prostitute"
  23. ^ Media Matters - Beck likened Gore to Nazi propagandist, let Inhofe distort his climate change testimony
  24. ^ Media Matters - CNN's, ABC's Beck on Clinton: "[S]he's the stereotypical bitch"
  25. ^ "Glenn Beck - Transcript 10-18-07", CNN, 2007-10-18. Retrieved on 2008-04-04. 
  26. ^ "Glenn Beck : Hillary Is "Stalin In A Pantsuit"", My Two Sense, 2007-10-19. Retrieved on 2008-04-04. 
  27. ^ Media Matters - On radio show, Beck read "ad" for refinery that turns Mexicans into fuel; posted it on website
  28. ^ Media Matters - Beck: "[A] handful of people who hate America ... are losing their homes in a forest fire today"
  29. ^ Thornton, Paul. "Do lefty-owned homes burn easier than conservatives'?", latimes.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-04. 
  30. ^ Carney, Mike. "Radio host sparks furor with comments about Calif. fire victims", usatoday.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-04. 
  31. ^ Media Matters - Glenn Beck called hurricane survivors in New Orleans "scumbags," said he "hates" 9-11 families
  32. ^ An Inconvenient Book, 144. 
  33. ^ Think Progress » Glenn Beck’s Rants Against ‘Juan McCain’ Would Not Be Welcome At RedState.com
  34. ^ Al Peterson (June 2005). "Not Just Another Conservative". radioandrecords.com. 
  35. ^ America's Freedom Foundation (Press Release) (June 2007). "Glenn Beck to Host 2007 Toyota Tundra Stadium of Fire". Yahoo! Finance. 

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