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Glenn Beck hits cover of Time Magazine


WASHINGTON---The newest political phenom is Glenn Beck, entering stage right. He's the cover on the new Time Magazine.

Excerpt: Glenn Beck: the pudgy, buzz-cut, weeping phenomenon of radio, TV and books. Our hot summer of political combat is turning toward an autumn of showdowns over some of the biggest public-policy initiatives in decades. The creamy notions of postpartisan cooperation -- poured abundantly over Obama's presidential campaign a year ago -- have curdled into suspicion and feelings of helplessness. Trust is a toxic asset, sitting valueless on the national books. Good faith is trading at pennies on the dollar. The old American mind-set that Richard Hofstadter famously called "the paranoid style" -- the sense that Masons or the railroads or the Pope or the guys in black helicopters are in league to destroy the country -- is aflame again, fanned from both right and left. Between the liberal fantasies about Brownshirts at town halls and the conservative concoctions of brainwashed children goose-stepping to school, you'd think the Palm in Washington had been replaced with a Munich beer hall.


Time magazine? Aren't they on the top 10 Liberal media media + website list.Read it> They are high up on the LIST!!!

One of the more poignant observations of Beck and Fox News is provided in this commentary.

I am a former Democrat who couldn't stomach the corrupt, disgusting primaries that resulted in an Obama reign. I am now an Independent.

There are very few authentic people in any form of journalism or politics today.

Glenn Beck makes Keith Olbermann sound like a nutty, paranoid old has been! Of course, I no longer tune in to MSNBC!

Glenn has the "charisma" Obama has lost! And, he is authentic! He also gets it done! Bravo Glenn! :)

What this says to me is that the liberal media is seeing the signs that they are going to be left behind in the conservative resurgence. They are now covering ACORN, the czars, and now Glenn Beck... the "times" they are a changin'...

Being attacked by a magazine that made Hitler man of the year is not necessarily a bad thing. Time has had a tradition of supporting anyone with socialist ideals, including Adolf Hitler's National Socialist movement for which he was praised and featured on the magazine cover as man of the year. It isn't a surprise then to see Barack Obama pop up every couple of months on the cover of the same magazine where he finds nothing but praise and support for his socialist agenda. The other thing to keep in mind is that there is a growing class of parasites within the media that try to gain an audience by talking about those people who have huge audiences. As an example I can cite Keith Olbermann of MSNBC who dreams of having a large audience like Glenn Beck and Bill O'Rielly so every week he has to talk about them. Time magazine is desperate for readership so why not feature a guy with one of the largest audiences out there.

Fox is the only news agency reporting all of the facts...they are for we the people. Who needs NBC, CBS, ABC? Apparently not many, according to the ratings. Thanks to Beck, O'Reilly and all the Fox people!

America needs at least 6 more of Glenn Beck to bring back the dignity of jounalism and freedom of the press.

The system has become so rotten that the Secret cults and special interest ruling America no longer hides it's tentacles spread all over the mainstream media.

Glen Beck tells it like it is. Therefore he is consideret as a threat to some. Finaly there is a man who can stand up for those who for one reason or another rather not give a opinion for the sake of "politcaly correct" However, these politcs lately have not been "correct" so there we have Glen Beck. Finaly, sombody cares about our Constitution before it becomes an "Institution". Thank you Glenn Beck for opening the eyes to the blind. I hope it is not too late! Real americans are not afraid of the truth for which it stands.

Holy Crap... Every political hoohah out there will always say something to catch everybody's attention.. He could say he Promises something.... Or he could say he can Change things.... or he can say he would Abolish Corruption.... or say that the Destructive nature of some organization is out to get us and I will SAVE you all from them... but at the end of the day, everyone of them are smart..thus they can bend you to seeing what you want to see and not what they are really after... huh... corruption exists in every government and that is the truth... everyone believed in obama, what happened now?! please, dont be hypocrites...

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