Forbes Says Glenn Beck Gets Audience With Outlandish Words

Posted: Friday, April 9, 2010 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: , , ,

FORBES.COM : "You may love or hate his outlandish words, but that is how he gets an audience

Glenn Beck insists that he is not political: "I could give a flying crap about the political process." Making money, on the other hand, is to be taken very seriously, and controversy is its own coinage. "We’re an entertainment company," Beck says. He has managed to monetize virtually everything that comes out of his mouth. He gets $13 million a year from print (books plus the ten-issue-a-year magazine Fusion). Radio brings in $10 million. Digital (including a newsletter, the ad-supported and merchandise) pulls in $4 million. Speaking and events are good for $3 million and television for $2 million.


"I don’t necessarily believe that [what Beck says] is reflective of his own personal politics — I don’t even know if he has personal politics," says Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers, a trade magazine devoted to talk radio. "I see him as a performer."


It’s all about the money for Beck, the entertainer, who made $32 million last year. I guess Beck said it best himself. "If you believe everything that I say, you're an idiot."


I don't believe much of anything that Glenn Beck says and particularly his portrayal of himself as a true-blue, all-American patriot. Beck is a money-grubbing charlatan who doesn’t give a "flying crap" about the political process and 32 million is a shitload of cash for a man who says that "We are no longer a capitalist society." Glenn Beck makes his money by deceiving the politically unsophistocated, and the plian old ignorant and paranoid.


Last week he attempted claim that the advertising boycott against him has had little effect and that somehow being featured in Forbes magazine is proof of that. It might not have much of an effect on him financially, but Fox News must be taking a loss now that his commercial breaks are filled with Fox News promos and ads from some of Uncle Ruperts enterprises. ie: Wall Street Journal and Harper Collins. All of the big national advertisers have gone away and been replaced by rightwing political ads, and some wingnut hocking seeds to grow veggies when and all of the super markets shut down as we prepare for the end times.


Only in America can a man make millions spinning yarns about the impending doom of the very country that provides him with such great wealth. What Beck does take little tallent, zero conscience, and a willingness to spend the rest of your days on earth surrounded by bodygards. There is a price for everything.

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