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Glenn Beck boycott helps ratings and helps conservatives spread the word.


Glenn Beck, FOXNEWS conservative host.

The liberals at Huffington Post are having a field day with the Glenn Beck boycott.  How many of them have actually watched an entire episode is not apparent, given their lack of understanding of the message he gives his audience.  Beck has been repeatedly accused of holding views contrary to those that he espouses on his program.  The best example of this misrepresentation would be the claim that he believes there are "secret FEMA concentration camps."  This is blatantly false and serves only to feed the liberal fire.  HuffPo, of all publications, actually exposed the truth in this article months ago.  Despite this fact, the left continues to use defamatory claims such as this in an attempt to trivialize Glenn Beck, and ultimately his audience.

Beck most recently struck a nerve by exposing the radical views of some of Obama's closest advisors, to include Van Jones.  As a result of his unearthing these unflattering truths, ColorOfChange.org has sounded the alarm.  They have convinced advertisers to pull their spots during Beck's show.  Despite this loss of "support," Beck's ratings have skyrocketed.  If his true intentions are as I suspect, to get the word out about his views and fears for our nation, this latest media frenzy is only helping that cause.  Kudos to ColorOfChange.org!  With a left-leaning Main Stream Media, conservatives have to utilize whatever venues we're given.

UPDATED:  There has been quite a bit of speculation in the comments here, and elsewhere on the web regarding the timing of Glenn Beck's discussion of Van Jones' radical views.  With the hope of getting the facts out there, as opposed to the lies that have been spread, I will include links and dates where you can watch and listen.

July 23, 2009:  Glenn Beck discusses Van Jones' radical ideology.  http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playlistId=f909db77f0ad31bbfd35cb7e6a04f50204809c04

July 28, 2009:  Glenn Beck is on Fox & Friends and says that he thinks Obama has a problem and is a racist.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI_0Kt_e3Go

July 28, 2009 (part 2):  Later that same evening, on his own show, Beck, as reported in The LA Times, "called the activist a "self-professed communist" and questioned the role he was playing in the administration."  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80zzW6Osyhs

July 30, 2009:  Color of Change sent out an email to its members and supporters suggesting the boycott.  http://www.colorofchange.org/beck/message.html

For more info: www.glennbeck.com
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Comments

  • zack 5 years ago

    I bet a lot of people at the Huffintgon Post have been tuning in to glen beck which is probably the real reason his ratings have been skyrocketing.

    You have to check your facts here. "As a result of his unearthing these unflattering truths [re: Van Jones], ColorOfChange.org has sounded the alarm. They have convinced advertisers to pull their spots during Beck's show"

    Actually. Glen's revelations of Van Jones' past (skewed and omitted facts) was a response to the boycott led by ColorofChange.org because of his remarks that Obama is a racist and has a deep-seeded hatred of white people.

    This is not a defense of the Obama administration either. I call BS when I see it though and Beck does not deserve to call himself a journalist or have his opinions aired on a "news" network.

  • Rob 5 years ago

    We should lock some terrorists in a room with fugly Arianna Huffington and the other liberal wackos... THAT would fix 'em all!

    NOBAMA!

  • Michael 5 years ago

    Actually Beck attacked Van Jones after the fact sponsors were pulling their advertisements. Are you a real journalist? If not, sorry for taking this seriously.

  • Rob 5 years ago

    Glenn Beck had pointed out Jones viewpoints TWICE before the boycott... and by the way, I think that Obama is a racist just like his mentor Wright.

  • zack 5 years ago

    Rob-

    I'd bet you would believe Obama is the son of a half-man/half-lizard if Glen Beck told you he was. The funny thing is that Glen Beck talks about not being a sheep... so take his advice Rob and don't be a sheep.

  • Lesa B 5 years ago

    Glenn Becks ratings have nothing to do with Conservatism, it has everything to do with Common Sense and the Freedoms of this country.

  • dan 123 5 years ago

    Glenn Beck, " I was a liar and a dirt bag, but not anymore".
    Glenn Beck, " the stimulus bill was written by the weather underground"
    There is a point each day during Beck's show where he actually takes a minute to say what a complete idiot he is and how horrible a human being he was 5 years ago, and then he laughs at his audience for taking the other stuff he says seriously.

  • Pere 5 years ago

    His ratings are high because people tune it to see a pathetic wreck of a man who hates himself eagerly await the end of the world. Online, Faux knews trails other news sites- repulicants gaze at the idiot box, liberals and centrists READ. If you had half a brain and any humility it'd wipe that ugly smirk off your fat face.

  • Ruby2sday 5 years ago

    Pere is half-right! "His ratings are high because people tune it to see a pathetic wreck of a man who hates himself eagerly await the end of the world." It's just that the pathetic wreck in this scenario is Obama, who doesn't hate himself but hates all things American. He and his minions want to destroy everything that is great in this country, and Beck calls them on it.

    God Bless Glenn Beck for his courage and fortitude!

  • Holly 5 years ago

    The first statement that has been written in these comments that is wrong is that Glenn Beck mentioned Van Jones only after their boycott. The boycott supposedly started after Beck's appearance on Fox and Friends and stated his opinion regarding Obama's racism toward white people which took place on July 28. Glenn Beck has been discussing Van Jones since at least July 22.
    Also, Glenn Beck has never called himself a journalist, but is instead a commentator. In fact, whenever he is referred to as a journalist it is quickly corrected by Mr. Beck.

  • Steve 5 years ago

    Hello to all. I say if you do not like Glenn do not watch.

  • Olivia 5 years ago

    EPIC FAIL

    Beck started the attack on Van Jones after the boycott. Typical ignorant redneck, can't even get the most basic, easily verified fact straight. It would be funny if not so sad, and pathetic.

    Beck is the one who started the FEMA camp rumors, he then backed away from the FEMA camps. This is typical for Beck, look at his hypocritical flip flop on health care.

    This examiner needs to go back to school and get her GED. This is poorly written, poorly researched, and factually incorrect.

  • John 5 years ago

    hey Olivia, you carpet licking lib,

    Beck started his attacks on Van Jones BEFORE the boycott. You know how I know that? I have watched his show every day since he has been on Fox news. Have you??? Didn't think so. Beck has talk about Van "thug" Jones for some time now. Typical ignorant Liberal carpet lickers, can't even get the most basic, easily verified fact straight. It would be funny if not so sad, and pathetic.

    Beck did NOT start the FEMA camp rumors, he checked them out to make sure they were false. And wouldn't Bush be blamed if they did have FEMA camp's, the lib's would have loved that.

    This Olivia, carpet licker needs to go back to school and get her GED.

  • Natalie 5 years ago

    I apologize for not realizing that there were so many who were misinformed regarding the sequence of events. To correct that, I've updated this posting with dates and links to video proof of their order. There is enough misinformation floating around on the web, at the very least we can all be equipped with the same information on which to base our judgments.

    Olivia - thank you for taking the time to read and respond. Please check out the links that have been added with regard to the facts that you assumed were in question.

  • ColdDeadHand 5 years ago

    I love to see all this chit-chat about Glenn take up space on this vitual rag. Huff'n'Puff is a great way to see how much damage Beck-driven truth is doing to the America-haters and Jew-haters. I'm grateful to you, too, and other media-thugs like you and the clueless choatic Obama Administration. It has woken up millions of fence-sitters, independants and Democrats with a shred of sanity left inside and started a fire. A fire that will lead us back to the Constitution and the Free Market. Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death (BTW, I won't go down easy).

  • snab 5 years ago

    Olivia is a perfect example of Obama supporters. They seldom give facts, and when they do, their facts are lies. Their bombastic innacuracies only serve to galvanize real Americans. Obamaphiles are shrill little kids. Everytime they squeak, they wake the adults. America is coming back for its country.

    Thumbs up, Olivia. Keep up the good work.

  • curtis 5 years ago

    Could it be that Glen is so worked up over Van Jones because a group he started "Color Of Change" is leading the boycott of his show.

    Even though Glen is ratings gold, no major corps continue to run ads on his show because he said that he thinks Obama hates white people.

  • Natalie 5 years ago

    Curtis - Thanks for joining the conversation. If you read through the comments, and follow the links in the "updated" portion of my article, you will see that Glenn Beck began publicizing Van Jones and his radical background prior to the statement regarding Obama and racism. The idea that Beck has only been investigating Jones as a result of the boycott is just not based in fact. This is the reason so many conservatives have a problem with this group in particular pushing the boycott. As I said though, the boycott and all of the media attention has been great for his ratings.

  • Hgus 5 years ago

    To quote Glen Beck... "Believe in something. Believe in something, even if it isn't true".

  • l8nitedave 5 years ago

    Everyone here lost me when they took on the idea that somehow someone besides these corporations are responsible for the decisions they made regarding the image they wish to portray with their advertising. It does fall cleanly into the "it's someones else's fault, let's blame who we hate" ideaology though.

  • barbara 5 years ago

    Glenn Beck is like watching a train wreak- that is why people watch- even if they do not agree. I support my president - because his agenda is not fear base. I want my children to hear his speech I respect a man that looks to the future and does not hide behind other ignorance and fear of the future to promote a hate/ race based
    right wing agenda that will be the downfall of us all
    / Glen Beck you are sick and need help.

  • barbara 5 years ago

    Fear and hate mongering is the easy way out like Klansmen hiding under sheets. Check Glenn Becks family history it includes mental illness. Every day he loses reality a little bit more . He lives in a mansion in New Cannan , Ct one of the most affulent counties in the country- while he sits back and lets the average/ uninformed fridge element do his dirty work. Glenn Beck is a con - and the joke is on those who feel he is being honest about anything -He hates himself / why should he care about this country execpt to do News Corps bidding/ Rupert Murddock who is not even American. This is his business/ what you feel you can not control- you destroy.

  • B Lame 5 years ago

    Looks like Van Jones had to bow out in the middle of the night. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. Thanks Beck!

  • I AM CHRISTIAN AND 4 years ago

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH GLEN.I WISH HE WOULD GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE SUBJECT OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER THAT IS COMING.THAT IS WHY BARACK HUSSIN OBAMA IS TRYING TO PASS EVERYTHING HE CAN SO VERY FAST, NOT GIVING HIS FOLLOWERS TIME ENOUGH TO THINK ABOUT IT, SO HE CAN GET IT PAST BEFORE THEIR LIGHTS COME ON. JUST LIKE THE BIG EMPTY STIMULESS PACKAGE. THAT MAN IS HERE TO TOTALLY BANKRUPT AMERICA AND GET CONTROL,SO WE ALL WILL BE WORKING ONLY FOR THE GOVERMENT. IF PEOPLE HAD NOT PUSHED GOD OUT OF THE PICTURE AND READ THEIR BIBLES, THEY WOULD KNOW THAT THIS NEW WORLD ORDER IS COMING. HENRY KISSINGER HAS ALREADY STATED THAT HE THINKS OBAMA WOULD BE A GREAT WORLD LEADER. ALL PROOF OF THIS IS IN THE BIBLE. READ IT!WHEN GOD TAKES HIS HAND OFF OF AMERICA BECAUSE PEOPLE HAS PUSHED HIM OUT,AMERICA WILL BE OVER AND DONE AND THERE WILL BE NOTHING ANY OF US CAN DO ABOUT IT. BARACK HUSSIN OBAMA AND HIS HIDDEN SUPPORTERS WILL HAVE TAKEN AMERICA OVER. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON OUR SOULS AND GOD BLESS GLEN BECK

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