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Glenn Beck: If you trust what I say “you’re an idiot”

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Mr. Beck sees himself as “a rodeo clown.” Ironically, he trades in slanted information that many listeners —mistakenly— take seriously.
clipped from thinkprogress.org
beckf.jpg Today, the New York Times has a front-page article on the success of Glenn Beck’s Fox News show. According to the Times, Beck has become “one of the most powerful media voices for the nation’s conservative populist anger.” Although he says he believes every word he says, he doesn’t think smart people should actually listen to him:

Mr. Beck says he believes every word he says on his TV show, and the radio show that he still hosts from 9 a.m. to noon each weekday. […]

“At the same time, though, he says he is an entertainer. ‘I’m a rodeo clown,’ he said in an interview, adding with a coy smile, “It takes great skill.” […]

“He added later: “I say on the air all time, ‘if you take what I say as gospel, you’re an idiot.’

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  1. When EXACTLY did he say/wrote those things?! I am sure you have it documented, haven’t you?

    Eusei

    November 20, 2015 at 2:58 pm

  2. kO42Va comment2 ,

    Npscvfqf

    May 8, 2009 at 3:54 am

  3. this man is quite scary to me- a sort of horrified-freak show – nightmare version of a clown at best- and the fact that many people do listen to this man- is even more frightening.

    karen todd

    April 4, 2009 at 1:05 pm


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