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Ball point pen on todays newsprint

I've never watched the Glenn Beck Show, but I've seen clips of his program and understand he's a conservative talk show host. Last week he called for Christians to leave their churches if they heard the words social or economic justice coming from the pulpit, saying they were code words for Communism and Nazism. I'm not shocked by the stupid things people say on TV anymore. What floors me is that Beck has had five books on the New York Times best-sellers list and his cable news show draws more viewers in his time slot than CNN, MSNBC and CNBC combined. Why are so many people interested in what this guy thinks? H.L. Mencken was right when he said "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."

Forbes reported Becks income for last year at $23 million.

8 Comments
  1. March 12, 2010 -

    I think people either watch him because they believe the garbage that comes out of his mouth or they watch just to catch him on his lies and hypocrisy. Either way it's a shame that someone like him is a multi millionaire while true educators are often struggling to pay bills. It's no surprise that he is against making college more affordable because if that happened his audience would shrink dramatically.

  2. March 12, 2010 -

    I was thinking . . . WOW!! Beck got a portrait! You did capture him really well. I'm not surprised that Beck used to do a stand up routine, apparently he did not stop. A NYTimes article once compared Limbaugh & Beck to some hip hop recording artists. Yes, I can see the comparison. I really love that quote by H.L. Mencken.

  3. March 12, 2010 -

    What do Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and Sean Hannity have in common besides their politics? All were college drop outs. Beck having only taken one course, while Limbaugh completed two semesters, flunking everything. William F. Buckley must be rolling over in his grave that the right has been hijacked by a bunch of uneducated carnival barkers.

  4. March 12, 2010 -

    You really caught him, Larry. Great job! have a wonderful weekend.

  5. March 13, 2010 -

    Enjoy checking out your unusual art style on newsprint even! My Gosh you are very talented indeed!

  6. March 13, 2010 -

    Thanks Sue and Rosy

  7. Alyssa
    March 13, 2010 -

    Uneducated and highly opinionated is the worst combination in a human being.

  8. Catherine U
    March 17, 2010 -

    If Beck and Ann Coulter were to marry, their offspring would be Satan.