Glenn Beck Revealed

September 29th, 2010

By Tom Carter

The New York Times has run a long profile on Glenn Beck based in part on an interview.  “Being Glenn Beck” was written by Times reporter Mark Leibovich.

The article is an interesting look at Beck’s background, personality, and current activities.  Fans of Beck might be reluctant to read it because they expect it to be a hatchet job, but it really isn’t.  In fact, the profile reveals much that doesn’t have a lot to do with politics.

Whether you view Beck with respect or disdain, you’ll learn things in the article that will help you understand where he’s coming from and maybe where he’s going.

One interesting factoid — I’d always pictured Beck as a short little pudgy guy, but he’s actually 6’2″ tall!  Go figure….

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5 Responses to “Glenn Beck Revealed”

  1. Rob |

    You’re right, Tom, it’s definitely worth reading. I’m going to link to it from my blog.

  2. Tom Carter |

    Hi, Rob! Thanks for the comment. I hope a lot of people read it, conservatives especially. It doesn’t really attempt to debunk Beck or his ideas, and it gives some good insight into the man himself and raises the question of where he may go from here. It’s also interesting that his relationship with Fox News is a bit rocky.

  3. Dan Miller |

    The Glen Beck rally in Washington may provide some insights if not into Beck then into his followers. The people there actually cleaned up after themselves and did a pretty good job of it. Here is a video of the mess left at more recent rally by the other side. Although I’ve seen worse it’s pretty disgusting. However, the worst part of the video was of a pile of union signs and other trash including a discarded United States flag. Might the photographer have planted it? I don’t know; anything’s possible.

  4. Tom Carter |

    For a good look at the ignorance and hatred being spewed by Beck, read Dana Milbank’s article published today in The Washington Post. Beck’s comments and quotes echo in right-wing politics today and throughout the inane conspiracy theories that clutter our e-mail in-boxes. True glennbeckians probably won’t read it, and even if they did most wouldn’t recognize the gross distortions and misrepresentations of history that Beck promotes.

  5. Brianna |

    I would recommend that anyone who is interested read “Liberal Fascism” by Jonah Goldberg or “Road to Serfdom” by Friedrich Hayek and judge for themselves the connections or lack thereof between old-day Progressives, Fascists, Communists, Socialists, and modern day liberals.

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