Beck’s New Money-Making Scheme: Self-Aggrandizing

August 31, 2010

(ChattahBox)—Fresh on the heels of Glenn Beck’s much-hyped “Restoring Honor” rally, comes a new way for Beck to cash-in. With the formation of Glenn Beck Inc., Beck launched a conservative news website, called TheBlaze, which the self-described rodeo clown, says is a source for “the stories that matter most. What are the stories the Fox News broadcaster believes matter the most with his zombie army? Stories all about Glenn Beck, lots and lots of stories featuring Glenn Beck and Glenn Beck’s ventures.

Beck says on his new website, he created TheBlaze, because “Too many important stories are overlooked. And too many times we see mainstream media outlets distorting facts to fit rigid agendas.” […]

“We want this to be a place where you can find breaking news, original reporting, insightful opinions and engaging videos about the stories that matter most,” writes Beck

According to a very complimentary “exclusive” piece by Mediate, reporting on Beck’s new venture, endorsed by Goldline International, currently under investigation, Scott Baker, formerly of Breitbart TV (natch!) has been tapped to edit TheBlaze.

“People will inevitably make the comparison to Arianna Huffington – whether Beck’s role as figurehead behind the site will make The Blaze into a conservative Huffington Post. “The one thing pretty clear around Mercury [Beck’s company] is that Glenn is not short on ideas or hesitant on input,” Baker said. “His input is already evident in how the site looks, and that’s what will continue. It will be a continual flow of tips and suggestions and encouragement.”’

Among the current front page stories on TheBlaze, “Glenn’s Disgrace? Shocking Racism at Al Sharpton’s MLK Anniversary Politics,” “A Message From Glenn,” “HuffPo Pulls Glenn Beck ‘Sex Tape’ Article,” “NY Times Columnist on Beck: ‘I Underestimated the Man’ Faith,’ “Kurtz Defends Beck: He’s Not Like Al-Qaeda,” as well as a number stories reporting on his 8-28 “Restoring Honor” rally.

Well, you get the idea. All Beck, all the time. What a perfect vehicle for a deranged Messianic media personality.


33 Responses to “Beck’s New Money-Making Scheme: Self-Aggrandizing”

  1. Old Man Dotes on August 31st, 2010 1:46 pm

    “… too many times we see mainstream media outlets distorting facts to fit rigid agendas.”

    Beck would know, he’s a master at distorting facts to fit the racist redneck bigot hate-monger agenda.

  2. John P. on August 31st, 2010 8:12 pm

    After seeing the peaceful Beck rally and how they honored M.L. King and even prayed for Congress and the President I am willing to give this new news web page a try. Right now the only hurtful and mean spirited bloggers and other posters on the internet seem to be coming from my side–the Progressive side. Like the guy that posted before me! Now that’s saddens me. When did the Progressives start hating like that? Maybe I have been too closed minded and will give Glenn Beck a try.

  3. quietman on September 1st, 2010 1:30 pm

    Good for you John P.

    Hey Old Man, speaking of distorting facts, prove any of the statements you’ve made about Beck with facts rather than just throwing out innuendo.

  4. Camille Blackburn on September 1st, 2010 3:00 pm

    I watched the Restoring Honor Rally on Facebook Saturday. The crowd was quiet and thoughtful. There was no political push. It was about coming together as Amercans. All money from the event was for the families of our Military. I believe Glenn Beck also donated several thousands to the fund as well. It was not for profit, but for out benefit. I don’t know why you would claim that is a money making scheme? We need honest reviews of our government and public leaders to hold them accountable.

  5. John Burke on September 1st, 2010 3:47 pm

    Zombies, Rednecks? I used to live in the Northeast where the real Assho….s live with their liberal agendas. I have since moved to the South and couldn’t be happier living among the gun toting, constitution holding, God loving rednecks and zombies. Glenn Beck may not always be right, but I would rather listen to him than listen to an Assho… like the jerk who wrote this article. Seems like you lefties are scared shitless. Look out in November and we will see who the Zombies really are!

  6. Gordon J. on September 1st, 2010 4:18 pm

    John P., I am so happy to see that you are open to Beck. He is extremely patriotic and devoted to correcting the ills of this administration. He is an Independent and speaks his mind. We are all behind him and as you saw on 8/28, so are millions. Hang with him. Yup, the old man comments above are a splendid example of how the liberals react to reality. They cannot debate the real issues so just simply start throwing around hater, bigot, racist. That appears to be their only arguement. So sad!

  7. Zenas Brehm on September 1st, 2010 4:19 pm

    It seems as if the author of this piece suffers from the very thing Glenn is trying to overcome … the total lack of research, investigation or anything even remotely resembling journalistic curiosity. If you had attended the Rally on 8/28 with an open mind, and not relied upon third or fourth hand reports, you would have seen the nature of the event. If you would take a moment and go to site, you could see the type of stories their journalist report on. Most of these stories will not be seen on major news sources. I think the American public needs to see news that is not slanted as in the Huffington Post or that comes from the likes of Keith or Chris. Contrary to Progressives and Leftists, most American’s can make decisions for themselves, WHEN PRESENTED WITH THE TRUTH.

  8. Moise Audette on September 1st, 2010 4:44 pm

    As a Canadian we have no one on the right like Glenn Beck. I love his programs and he himself.I love his conservative views and his love for his Country,the U.S.A. constitution and the Pledge of Allegence. Would to God we had such men and women in Canada that would love Canada without the left progressive idealogy continuosly coming to the fore with almost every point of view put forword. Sincerely Moise Audette.

  9. Tim Yerxa on September 1st, 2010 4:53 pm

    love to see these liberal progressives squirm.They can not disrespect the message so they attack the messenger.

  10. sandy on September 1st, 2010 5:20 pm

    Glenn Beck does much good for the Nation. His efforts to educate the masses about the Founding fathers and the Constitution are admirable. Of course the Left demonizes him, he unveils their sinister agenda.

    God bless Glenn Beck and may good fortune always come his way.

    Thank you Glenn for your unwavering Patriotism.

  11. sandy on September 1st, 2010 5:23 pm

    How many saw Al Sharpton preaching hate at his rally. Alleging Beck was hijacking their day, their Martin Luther King. Maybe Al Sharpton needs to read the I have a dream speech.

    Al, MLK was preaching unity and brotherhood equality for all not just blacks . C’mon Sharpton, your days of hate mongering along with Jesse are over. MoveOn putz. No pun intended.

  12. s.sanders on September 1st, 2010 5:26 pm

    Sue, you need to read what you just wrote. Talk about self serving bias.

  13. Sar on September 1st, 2010 5:28 pm

    Glenn just announced this website on his Wednesday show. This website is for news, since he does not do news but, commentary on his show. You left wing kook nuts are always spouting off before you know the facts…so, shut your large pinholes will you?

  14. Jae on September 1st, 2010 5:33 pm

    Glenn Beck gives facts and truth. It makes sense that any one who fears truth would attack him. It doesn’t change the facts and truth though. So go ahead and attack fools!

  15. hate redneck on September 1st, 2010 5:35 pm

    It cracks me up to read post like old man…let the hate flow old man. I am surprised that having that much hate for one person has allowed you to live to become an old man. I am just a hateful redneck that loves his country, loves the Constitution and prays daily for my president (even though I don’t agree with him) and prays for my Congress. I wonder if you have ever said a prayer for a conservative president or congress??? BTW Old man, I am gonna say a prayer for you tonight too.
    I guess a hate filled redneck can love too.

  16. Brian on September 1st, 2010 5:37 pm

    November is comeing,and I can’t wait. Say ” BYE BYE” progressives!!!

  17. Skin Tin Tin on September 1st, 2010 5:39 pm

    Glenn Beck or Ed Schultz? You make the call. Har har.

  18. bob carlin on September 1st, 2010 5:40 pm

    why dont you liberals back up your reteric with the FACTS ?? Beck gives the facts and all we get in return from MSNBC and CNN is there opinion that hes crazy,,,show the facts,,,to dispute Beck,,,hes been right so far,,

  19. John Klekotka on September 1st, 2010 5:45 pm

    To all the “old man dotes”

    Time and time again the vituperative left attacks the truth. Yet the truth will win. Your day in the spotlight will come. You will be exposed so that all may see the rotten maggot ridden corpse that is really you. You will not be able to hide. You will be exposed then you will pass from the realm of those who love the truth. I pray for that day to come.

  20. s.sanders on September 1st, 2010 5:50 pm

    yeehaw remember in november!!

  21. Allen Iverson on September 1st, 2010 6:14 pm


    What is your name? Why do I have to give you my name in order to respond to an article written by “Sue”? Also “Sue”, who is Network Solutions LLC ?

    Not only are you linking me to a bunch of talking heads which I do not trust or believe, you forget that I do have choices!

    Bye Bye “Sue”

  22. Connie Alford on September 1st, 2010 7:35 pm

    You don’t have a clue do you?

  23. jonathan on September 1st, 2010 7:40 pm

    Desperate sounding hate filled opinion disguised as news? Love how the writer titles his article “Becks new money making SCHEME”, As if it were something inherently evil about starting a venture and maybe even profiting from it…….my god, he’s probably even employing people and paying them money…… Maybe the author forgot about his ability to turn instead to some liberal sources who’ll report to him all the news that’s pro liberal/Obama and ignore the rest? Maybe he could just stick to MSNBC as an example, Lord knows they need the ratings. Oh well, the article does nothing really other than to help drive some additional traffic becks way and apparently get some old man’s girly pants in a bunch soooo-overall I’ll give it a 7…………LOL

  24. jonathan on September 1st, 2010 7:49 pm

    Oh and the written by Sue kinda say’s it all too, a real reporter or even opinion columnist with an ounce of integrity or credibility would sign their real names to their work……….This is merely cowardly leftist rhetoric and again will only serve to (well, other than maybe sending a tingling sensation up Chris Matthews leg) drive more traffic to Beck’s new website………….Oh that’s “The” In case you might have forgotten…………….*grin*

  25. Ric on September 2nd, 2010 12:11 am

    Glenn doesn’t ask his listeners and watchers to believe him he tells us to look it up for ourselves do our own research. A good left winger would never do, when the lie is told often enough it becomes the truth…… Right Sue? You must find solace in being a mindless puppet repeating the same old rhetoric and talking points, I pray someday you will find yourself and your own opinions.

  26. Matt on September 2nd, 2010 12:14 am

    This is exactly what is wrong with the news media. “Sue” I ask you where you got your credentials to be a journalist? Was it from a cracker jack box? Try doing some real reporting instead of smearing. The same smearing you claim Beck does. Why call the kettle black? If your so good about journalism do us a favor and report something worth reporting like The Blaze reports?

  27. Ric H. on September 2nd, 2010 12:14 am

    Glenn doesn’t ask his listeners and watchers to believe him he tells us to look it up for ourselves do our own research. A good left winger would never do, when the lie is told often enough it becomes the truth…… Right Sue? You must find solace in being a mindless puppet repeating the same old rhetoric and talking points, I pray someday you will find yourself and your own opinions. HMMM and now I can not post because apparently I have already said this even though this is the first time I have ever posted to a site, I guess now there are too many differing opinions.

  28. Nel Castille on September 2nd, 2010 1:44 am

    Glenn Beck impresses me as someone who is truly honest and very sensible.
    He presents the facts and allows his audience to make up their mind. I also like
    that he does not rant and rave in a disrespectful way. He deserves much
    blessings for what he is doing. America is very lucky to have him.

  29. Rudy Mettia on September 2nd, 2010 2:05 am

    I love Glenn Beck!

  30. Evan R. on September 2nd, 2010 2:30 am

    Great show on Wednesday, Glenn. Glad to see you get riled up, when sharing the outrageous story of UnivCal, San Diego, taxpayer -paid GPS cellphones. I guess you could say, “Only in America could they get away with that!” But it was important for you to say those words, “Wake Up, America, Damn it!” COME ON, NOVEMBER!! Can’t wait to see the results!! And, a one-term president! It’s a shame there’s been so much destruction already.

  31. Shavager on September 2nd, 2010 1:06 pm

    Listen to the hate and bias from these progressives (aka marxists who think they know better than founding fathers and believe total govt. control is utopia) who are like the global warming crowd–when sunshine of truth illuminates their ideology, the deceit and dishonesty of their claims becomes evident, the facts disprove their views and expose their agenda. Like their pied piper daddy George Soros and his two “boys” Obumbler and Gore, they dance to the tune of marxism and the bias clouds their common sense.

  32. Lillian Melton on September 4th, 2010 10:58 am

    Thanks to Glenn Beck’s investigation and reporting, we are now aware of the kind of people that surrounds our president and influences the dicision making process that is leading our country down a path of destruction. People like Ben Jones, Rev. Wright, Al Sharpton and many other progressives. Just listen to the speaches given by Beck and Sharpton on 8-28 and compare, one with love for his country and concern for our furure, the other with criticism and hate. I pray for god’s blessings and protection for Glenn Beck, that through his tV program and the Blaze web site that he may continue to shine the light on the corruption that is going on in our goverment. Thank you Glenn.

  33. Chris Walker on September 6th, 2010 2:30 pm

    WE need honesty and facts, Glenn is both, done.

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