The arrangement was simply FreedomWorks paid Glenn Beck money and Glenn Beck said nice things about FreedomWorks on the air. I saw that a million dollars went to Beck this past year, that was the annual expenditure.Former Freedomworks head Dick Armey • Discussing, in an interview with Media Matters for America, the financial relationship his group had with Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, two men the organization paid millions of dollars simply to say good things about Freedomworks and the Tea Party. Armey calls the spending “ineffective,” stating, “If Limbaugh and Beck, if we were using those resources to recruit activists and inform activists and to encourage and enthuse activists, that’s one thing. If we are using these things to raise money; one, it’s a damned expensive way to raise money; and two, it makes raising money an end on to itself not an instrumental activity to support the foundation work that our organization does.” So basically, Freedomworks pays a ton of money to the people that would be most likely to support the Tea Party anyway.
You can allude to him. You can play Joe Biden. But I don’t want to hear the man’s voice. I don’t want to hear him. I don’t want to know about him. You want that information? Go any place else. There’s thousands of outlets, you can have all the information you want. I am not talking about that man.Glenn Beck • Starting his new year off, in the typical style of those of us prone to trap resolutions, by making a promise he simply cannot keep. Beck explained to his co-host that he’d no longer allow any mention of President Obama by the staff of his show. Referring to him namelessly, or as “the President,” would be viewed on a “case-by-case” basis, though Beck himself prefers “that man.” He also pledged not to play any presidential audio on his show — who’s got the odds on how long he and his crew can keep it up? source
There really is no need to make something like my participation in a skin cancer PSA into a sexist rant about my weight and physical appearance, because I’m going to let you in on a little secret, Glenn: You are the only one who looks bad in this scenario, and at the end of the day you have helped me generate publicity for my skin cancer PSA, a cause that I feel quite passionate about.Meghan McCain • Responding to Glenn Beck’s rather terrible criticism (if you can call pretending to vomit at the sight of somebody a criticism) of her involvement in a PSA about skin cancer awareness. The spot features a myriad of pseudo-celebrities posing in ways to make them seem nude, without showing anything explicit. Presumably because Meghan is a bit curvier than some of the others, Glenn Beck decided it was a ripe time to pretend to puke for a few minutes. McCain is absolutely right about this. Beck looks like the worst kind of crass antagonist, a millionaire in his middle age acting like some petulant, unfunny little boy because a younger woman doesn’t suit his ideal of beauty. It’s wholly sexist, and utterly shameful. source (via • follow)