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(Upworthy)   In the least self-aware 95 seconds you'll ever see, Glenn Beck explains how he manipulates people into believing his bullshiat   (beingliberal.upworthy.com) divider line 146
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2013-02-02 12:30:31 AM
He definitely sounds authoritative on this subject.
 
2013-02-02 12:44:53 AM
I'd have gone with "Glenn Beck outs himself on his own show."
 
2013-02-02 01:23:07 AM

BarkingUnicorn: I'd have gone with "Glenn Beck outs himself as a sweet transvestite from Transylvania on his own show."


Really go for the green.
 
2013-02-02 01:55:03 AM
Transcript?
 
2013-02-02 02:58:26 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Transcript?


He's talking about how conspiracy theorists start with a factual statement, to get you to agree with them, then start "asking questions."  Then throw in more facts, but start mixing in outright lies.  Then start bringing up media bias when your lies are easily proven as lies.  Top it off by saying how much you distrust the government but you love Freedom and the Constitution.
 
2013-02-02 07:06:48 AM
Now that he has outed himself as a liar and cheap fear-merchant, maybe he'll finally tell us what happened back in 1990.

Come clean, Glenn. It'll do your soul good.
 
2013-02-02 07:36:09 AM
that....was surreal.
 
2013-02-02 08:12:32 AM
This is not news to half of us and will be put "into context" by the other half soon enough.

Glenn, Sean, Rush --- none of those guys are idiots. They know their product and their market and they are damn good at selling it.
 
2013-02-02 08:43:20 AM

Sgt Otter: The My Little Pony Killer: Transcript?

He's talking about how conspiracy theorists start with a factual statement, to get you to agree with them, then start "asking questions."  Then throw in more facts, but start mixing in outright lies.  Then start bringing up media bias when your lies are easily proven as lies.  Top it off by saying how much you distrust the government but you love Freedom and the Constitution.


Which is pretty much his business model. Oligarhy anyone?

He's a con man. He sells ideological snake oil, and what is sad is that there is an entire network that wasn't duped into letting him spout his brand of crazy, but has pretty much predicated their own business model on that very model as well. Well, not even crazy, he is aware and knowledgeable of exactly what he's doing, and is well compensated for it, because the rubes really like to feel smarter than those book learning chumps, and he plays into that.
 
2013-02-02 08:50:44 AM

hubiestubert: because the rubes really like to feel smarter than those book learning chumps


sadly that's what it all boils down to.
 
2013-02-02 09:06:11 AM
Glenn Beck is still on the air?

If I had raped and murdered a young girl in 1990, I would keep a lower profile.
 
2013-02-02 09:13:11 AM

edmo: This is not news to half of us and will be put "into context" by the other half soon enough.

Glenn, Sean, Rush --- none of those guys are idiots. They know their product and their market and they are damn good at selling it.


I agree on Glenn & Rush, but Hannity would need to borrow a neuron to be mono-synaptic.
 
2013-02-02 09:14:47 AM
that's hilarious.
 
2013-02-02 09:22:10 AM
And what is a set of moving pictures synchronized to sound supposed to prove, exactly?  That I ain't heard nothing yet?  Well, I haven't, because you can't read a video, and I don't watch 'em, either.  Beck is cleared of all charges and this thread is closed.  Further attempts to post may result in a ban.
 
2013-02-02 09:22:19 AM
Hello pot
 
2013-02-02 09:27:25 AM

scrumpox: edmo: This is not news to half of us and will be put "into context" by the other half soon enough.

Glenn, Sean, Rush --- none of those guys are idiots. They know their product and their market and they are damn good at selling it.

I agree on Glenn & Rush, but Hannity would need to borrow a neuron to be mono-synaptic.


Hannity's always struck me as a "Just tell me what you want me to say, then pay me" kind of guy.
 
2013-02-02 09:30:08 AM
I am still rooting for Glenn Beck to channel the spirit of R. Budd Dwyer.
 
2013-02-02 09:32:12 AM
GB explains his show's model for taking advantage of people to the people he's taking advantage of, on his show.

Whoa...meta.
 
2013-02-02 09:34:17 AM

log_jammin: hubiestubert: because the rubes really like to feel smarter than those book learning chumps

sadly that's what it all boils down to.


That is really the perfect way to describe it.
 
2013-02-02 09:34:39 AM

hubiestubert: Sgt Otter: The My Little Pony Killer: Transcript?

He's talking about how conspiracy theorists start with a factual statement, to get you to agree with them, then start "asking questions."  Then throw in more facts, but start mixing in outright lies.  Then start bringing up media bias when your lies are easily proven as lies.  Top it off by saying how much you distrust the government but you love Freedom and the Constitution.

Which is pretty much his business model. Oligarhy anyone?

He's a con man. He sells ideological snake oil, and what is sad is that there is an entire network that wasn't duped into letting him spout his brand of crazy, but has pretty much predicated their own business model on that very model as well. Well, not even crazy, he is aware and knowledgeable of exactly what he's doing, and is well compensated for it, because the rubes really like to feel smarter than those book learning chumps, and he plays into that.


Who/what is he conning? he's not a truther, he's not a birther he doesn't like Bush, republicans or fox news  he seems to do a show about nothing with some morning zoo type calls mixed in
 
2013-02-02 09:35:30 AM
I haven't seen Beck in a while, but good lord, what happened to him since he left TV?

His radio sidekicks were suspiciously absent.  I think glenn may have eaten them.
 
2013-02-02 09:36:25 AM
"I do this every day."
 
2013-02-02 09:37:53 AM
He left out the part about selling collectible gold coins to the rubes.
 
2013-02-02 09:38:13 AM

Phoenix_M: he seems to do a show about nothing


He's bringing you the REAL Seinfeld!
 
2013-02-02 09:40:24 AM

Emposter: GB explains his show's model for taking advantage of people to the people he's taking advantage of, on his show.

Whoa...meta.


I CAN SEE THROUGH TIME
 
2013-02-02 09:44:12 AM
That's the behavior of a man who has been told he has a terminal disease.
 
2013-02-02 09:44:22 AM

Phoenix_M: Who/what is he conning? he's not a truther, he's not a birther he doesn't like Bush, republicans or fox news  he seems to do a show about nothing with some morning zoo type calls mixed in


The short version: Any rednecks dumb enough to fall for his schtick are dumb enough to send large sacks of money to his gold companies. He's same as every other snake oil salesman in history.
 
2013-02-02 09:44:58 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: He's

the same as every other snake oil salesman in history.

/FTFM.
 
2013-02-02 09:45:33 AM
"If I were Satan this is how I would do it every day"
Proceeds to describe what he does every day.
Therefore Glenn Beck is Satan
 
2013-02-02 09:46:48 AM
That was like totally meta.
 
2013-02-02 09:49:37 AM

MmmmBacon: Now that he has outed himself as a liar and cheap fear-merchant, maybe he'll finally tell us what happened back in 1990.

Come clean, Glenn. It'll do your soul good.


Why doesn't he deny knowing the girl? Why hasn't he denied even being in the same city, hell the same state, as the girl?

I only ask in the name of freedom.
 
2013-02-02 09:53:10 AM

bmongar: "If I were Satan this is how I would do it every day"
Proceeds to describe what he does every day.
Therefore Glenn Beck is Satan


No. Satan is a man of wealth and taste.
 
2013-02-02 09:53:38 AM
GB has done this before on TV, radio and print over the last couple years yet he still has true believers, like my in-laws.

How can so many be so dumb?
 
2013-02-02 09:54:58 AM

Delay: bmongar: "If I were Satan this is how I would do it every day"
Proceeds to describe what he does every day.
Therefore Glenn Beck is Satan

No. Satan is a man of wealth and taste.


Well, that's what he says, anyhow.  Can you really trust anything coming out of Satan's mouth?
 
2013-02-02 09:57:25 AM
THAT was the the most concise, accurate description of what he does that I've ever heard. The fact that he projects it on those who he's paranoid of  only confirms that he is either one sick puppy,...or the greatest troll of our time.
 
2013-02-02 10:03:39 AM

edmo: This is not news to half of us and will be put "into context" by the other half soon enough.

Glenn, Sean, Rush --- none of those guys are idiots.

Which is more than we can say for their audience.

 
2013-02-02 10:11:20 AM
Satan just laughed so hard he farted.
 
2013-02-02 10:17:48 AM
Ya know, if that guy drank he might be a hell of alot more fun.  I can't say I would still agree with him, but after a few cocktails I can see the manner in which he's trying to sell us things as being entertaining as all get-out.
 
2013-02-02 10:19:38 AM
Glenn truly believes he is above the conspiracy theorists and that he puts on serious show based only on facts.

I threw his show on one day and he was playing clips of Alex Jones then laughing at him and his craziness.  Glenn Beck laughing at Alex Jones.  My brain almost exploded.
 
2013-02-02 10:20:00 AM

Delay: bmongar: "If I were Satan this is how I would do it every day"
Proceeds to describe what he does every day.
Therefore Glenn Beck is Satan

No. Satan is a man of wealth and taste.


Pleased to meet me, aren't ya?
 
2013-02-02 10:23:56 AM

edmo: This is not news to half of us and will be put "into context" by the other half soon enough.

Glenn, Sean, Rush --- none of those guys are idiots. They know their product and their market and they are damn good at selling it.


It's easy to make money if you have no ethics.
 
2013-02-02 10:24:16 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-02 10:25:40 AM
am I wrong or did that start with him ascribing that behavior to Satan (*if I'm Satan*)?  Cuz I always knew THAT.  He didn't just admit he's fleecing the flock, he most assuredly ALSO admitted that's a pretty evil thing to do do.
 
2013-02-02 10:25:59 AM

Mike_LowELL: And what is a set of moving pictures synchronized to sound supposed to prove, exactly?  That I ain't heard nothing yet?  Well, I haven't, because you can't read a video, and I don't watch 'em, either.  Beck is cleared of all charges and this thread is closed.  Further attempts to post may result in a ban.


I love you.
 
2013-02-02 10:28:52 AM

palelizard: Delay: bmongar: "If I were Satan this is how I would do it every day"
Proceeds to describe what he does every day.
Therefore Glenn Beck is Satan

No. Satan is a man of wealth and taste.

Well, that's what he says, anyhow.  Can you really trust anything coming out of Satan's mouth?


Have some courtesy
 
2013-02-02 10:41:56 AM

Mike_LowELL: And what is a set of moving pictures synchronized to sound supposed to prove, exactly?  That I ain't heard nothing yet?  Well, I haven't, because you can't read a video, and I don't watch 'em, either.  Beck is cleared of all charges and this thread is closed.  Further attempts to post may result in a ban.


Those moving pictures certainly don't show what happened to that 23-years expired girl.  Maybe those moving hands of a medical examiner could shed light!
 
2013-02-02 10:43:17 AM

DrD'isInfotainment: THAT was the the most concise, accurate description of what he does that I've ever heard. The fact that he projects it on those who he's paranoid of  only confirms that he is either one sick puppy,...or the greatest troll of our time.


Considering the history of mental illness in his family, I'd go with "one sick puppy."  As for the unholy triumverate of Rush, Glenn, and Sean.....Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity say what they say because it makes them money.  I don't think they believe what they spew, it just generates ratings and thus more cash, and that's why they do it.  Glenn Beck, and to a similar extent, Sarah Palin?  Oh, they're true believers.  They're mentally unbalanced enough to tip the scales from "saying it for money" to "Victoria Jackson."
 
2013-02-02 10:43:56 AM
So....

"No U"
 
2013-02-02 10:43:58 AM

unexplained bacon: palelizard: Delay: bmongar: "If I were Satan this is how I would do it every day"
Proceeds to describe what he does every day.
Therefore Glenn Beck is Satan

No. Satan is a man of wealth and taste.

Well, that's what he says, anyhow.  Can you really trust anything coming out of Satan's mouth?

Have some courtesy


Seriously, Use all your well-learned politesse, Or he'll lay your soul to waste, um yeah
 
2013-02-02 10:44:19 AM

Delay: That's the behavior of a man who has been told he has a terminal disease.


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One of them does less damage to society.
 
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