History Radio / GlennBeck

6th May '17 3:56:48 PM CaptEquinox
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Glenn Beck is a political pundit slash talk-show host. His status as a political talking head has made him a strong magnet to controversy, but his ardent right-libertarian viewpoints set [[BerserkButton some people's teeth on edge]]. Probably best known for flowcharts, mobilizing the "9/12" sub-movement within the Tea Party, [[PatrioticFervor crying for his country]] on-air almost regularly (not really OncePerEpisode, but often enough for his detractors) and his over-the-top antics. He aligned himself with the Tea Party political movement in its infancy and spends hundreds of hours over each year talking about current events. In 2016, however, he very publicly began stepping back from some of his more incendiary positions and rhetoric, saying that he came to realize that he was contributing to the problem rather than offering a solution.

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Glenn Beck is a political pundit slash talk-show host.host[[note]]not to be confused with Pundit Slash SlashFic (and yes, [[Rule34 it exists]])[[/note]]. His status as a political talking head has made him a strong magnet to controversy, but his ardent right-libertarian viewpoints set [[BerserkButton some people's teeth on edge]]. Probably best known for flowcharts, mobilizing the "9/12" sub-movement within the Tea Party, [[PatrioticFervor crying for his country]] on-air almost regularly (not really OncePerEpisode, but often enough for his detractors) and his over-the-top antics. He aligned himself with the Tea Party political movement in its infancy and spends hundreds of hours over each year talking about current events. In 2016, however, he very publicly began stepping back from some of his more incendiary positions and rhetoric, saying that he came to realize that he was contributing to the problem rather than offering a solution.
31st Jan '17 3:47:42 PM bombadil211
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Glenn Beck is a political pundit slash talk-show host. His status as a political talking head has made him a strong magnet to controversy, but his ardent right-libertarian viewpoints set [[BerserkButton some people's teeth on edge]]. Probably best known for flowcharts, mobilizing the "9/12" sub-movement within the Tea Party, [[PatrioticFervor crying for his country]] on-air almost regularly (not really OncePerEpisode, but often enough for his detractors) and his over-the-top antics. He aligned himself with the Tea Party political movement in its infancy and spends hundreds of hours over each year talking about current events.

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Glenn Beck is a political pundit slash talk-show host. His status as a political talking head has made him a strong magnet to controversy, but his ardent right-libertarian viewpoints set [[BerserkButton some people's teeth on edge]]. Probably best known for flowcharts, mobilizing the "9/12" sub-movement within the Tea Party, [[PatrioticFervor crying for his country]] on-air almost regularly (not really OncePerEpisode, but often enough for his detractors) and his over-the-top antics. He aligned himself with the Tea Party political movement in its infancy and spends hundreds of hours over each year talking about current events.
events. In 2016, however, he very publicly began stepping back from some of his more incendiary positions and rhetoric, saying that he came to realize that he was contributing to the problem rather than offering a solution.
16th Jan '17 6:29:13 AM Market43Fan
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** Similarly, Sen. Ted Cruz (who Beck endorsed in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries) fell into this by late September 2016, when Beck went from comparing Cruz to UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington to complaining that he should have endorsed Rubio. The offense? Cruz issuing an official endorsement of the party nominee: Creator/DonaldTrump (who Beck was openly very critical of).
1st Dec '16 1:39:45 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* DeadpanSnarker: Being a political commentator, it's no surprise he would sarcastic at times.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Being a political commentator, it's no surprise he would get sarcastic at times.
6th Oct '16 1:21:28 AM 06tele
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* TheRival: Of sorts with Keith Olbermann from ''Series/CountdownWithKeithOlbermann''. Olbermann talks about Beck like he's a psychotic menace to society. Beck talks about Olbermann like he's a pompous windbag high on his own ego.

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* TheRival: Of sorts with Keith Olbermann from ''Series/CountdownWithKeithOlbermann''. When Olbermann isn't gleefully mocking Beck (which he does ''a lot''), he talks about Beck him like he's a psychotic menace to society. Beck talks about Olbermann like he's a pompous windbag high on his own ego.
30th Dec '15 11:02:09 AM RushLimborg
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* LargeHam: Him, Pat, and Stu are ''really'' prone to ChewingTheScenery, SuddenlyShouting followed by zen music playing as they cool down...and so forth. PlayedForLaughs, of course.
30th Aug '15 7:44:15 PM Exxolon
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* OddFriendship: Beck and... Canadian singer Michael Bublé? He hit it off with Jay Leno when he was a guest on his show and he seems to be on speaking terms with Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, though his last encounter with her was a few years ago. It's been reported that he once had a long conversation with Creator/GeorgeClooney and they got along great. He's also pals with [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]].

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* OddFriendship: Beck and... Canadian singer Michael Bublé? He hit it off with Jay Leno when he was a guest on his show and he seems to be on speaking terms with Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, though his last encounter with her was a few years ago. It's been reported that he once had a long conversation with Creator/GeorgeClooney and they got along great. He's also pals with [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]]. He's also given Music/AndrewWK a slot on his radio network.
27th Aug '15 9:56:08 AM RushLimborg
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* SimpletonVoice: Often Glenn, Pat, or Stu would use this to represent someone making a liberal trying to counter a statement Glenn made. It sounds vaguely of [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Marvin the Martian]].

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* SimpletonVoice: Often Glenn, Pat, or Stu would use this to represent someone making a liberal trying to counter a statement Glenn made. It sounds vaguely of [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Marvin the Martian]].
30th Jul '15 6:18:03 AM JamesAustin
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* AcceptableTargets: Liberals, Socialists, Communists, and Nazis. Which are all, for Beck, synonyms.



* ChannelHop:
** His television program began on [[Creator/{{CNN}} CNN Headline News]], but moved to the Creator/FoxNewsChannel in 2009.
** In 2011 and despite sky-high ratings, Beck left Fox in a move that had many questioning the friendly farewell from both parties. He has since started his own subscription-based pay cable network, delivering the same performance as on Fox in a much greater quantity and shows no signs of slowing down.



* OneOfUs: Glenn is a major fan of ''StarTrek'', ''StarWars'', and comic book films--often invoking them to color his points.



* StrawDystopia: Describes one in Agenda 21.
21st Jul '15 6:03:57 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* HitlerAteSugar: He draws the many parallels between Progressives and Nazis.
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