Talk:Glenn Beck

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Beck w rgd tenure at FNC[edit]

During an interview on Tuesday with Megyn Kelly of Fox News, Beck reflected on his time at Fox this way: “I remember it as an awful lot of fun, and that I made an awful lot of mistakes, and I wish I could go back and be more uniting in my language. Because I think I played a role unfortunately in helping tear the country apart. And it’s not who we are. I didn’t realize how really fragile the people were. I thought we were kind of a little more in it together. And now I look back and I realize if we could have talked about the uniting principles a little more, instead of just the problems, I think I would look back on it a little more fondly. But that’s only my role.”

--From here (NYT)]--Hodgdon's secret garden (talk) 23:09, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

& Beck's mea culpa debunked/at least doubted @ [http://theweek.com/article/index/255467/time-to-forgive-glenn-beck

This Week].--Hodgdon's secret garden (talk) 18:15, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Considering all he has accomplished since leaving FNC, you could say the 'divorce' was mutually appreciated; Beck had thought of it for more than a year. -- Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 01:19, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Grayson Bruce and Bronies[edit]

So this has been removed by Daniel on claims that it's been removed by several editors when its only been removed twice. The first time by Dougweller just saying that it needed more sources that weren't from Beck's personal site, and so I added more sources and left it at that, and Dougweller didn't respond to anything, so I assumed all was well. That was a month ago. Daniel took those sources and edits away and said, "seriously? How is this a major event in Beck's biography worthy of an entire section?" So I was asked to bring this to the talk page. I don't see why this wouldn't belong on the page . . . I mean if you're going to give theGlennBeckRapedAndMurderedAYoungGirlIn1990.com satirical website story an entire section, I don't see why a story where he not only showed support for bronies and Grayson Bruce, a 9 year old who was bullied for liking My Little Pony, but also asked his fans to tweet and share pictures of them with My Little Pony toys and stuffed dolls, caught a lot of media outlets off guard with this action and brought the kid onto his show. Was the problem that it was in a "Section" and not a "subsection"? You'll have to forgive me, I'm fairly new to Wikipedia. The entire Glenn Beck page, as pointed out by Gschadow that the page gives a lot of page space to progressives responding to Glenn's beliefs and points. The page comes across as biased against Beck and slanderous. Marshan3q (talk) 14:09, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

If you feel that there is undue weight to something like "GlennBeckRapedAndMurderedAYoungGirlIn1990.com" and "progressive" responses to Beck's positions then the proper action would be to shorten, condense or remove them. Adding fluff like this brony business in an attempt to balance these sections out is not the proper way to write an encyclopedia article. The fact is, Beck's support for this child is not a major factor in his public image or biographical history. --Daniel(talk)
Dude.... all I want to know is where in the article it can be included. A subsection, maybe? It wasn't "fluff" in an attempt to balance anything. It was a story that gained media attention. Marshan3q (talk) 01:09, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
Dudicle.... Beck gets media attention of this kind (internet news blogs) for virtually every topic he covers. Do you, in all serious, think that this would merit a mention in a concise biography of this person? Unless you can provide a real indication that this is a major event in Beck's life then you'll have to drop it. Keep in mind that your comparison to the Beck v. Eiland-Hall case is complete nonsense. Comparing a couple of tweets from Beck to a major WIPO free speech case, in which he was the plaintiff and which was commented on by legal scholars around the world, is simply shocking. --Daniel(talk) 05:17, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

A couple tweets? This was a feature on his nationally broadcasted network, and specifically on his three hour radio show and hour long evening show, for most of the week! He asked his staff to go out and buy My Little Pony toys and place them on their desks for a week in an act of respect... then he went on the radio and said what he considered "a man" to be. I'm not saying it deserves an entire section of its own, I agree with you there, but for you to remove the entire thing, and then claim it was only "a couple tweets" makes no sense. Marshan3q (talk)

Beck talks about something on every one of his shows. Should each topic he has ever discussed be covered? --Daniel(talk) 23:54, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
I agree with Marshan3q. Glenn Beck standing up for a kid when nobody else would is worth mentioning. I doubt Glenn Beck would consider this event a minor event in his life that did not build his character (especially since his critics were calling him a Brony). Tachyon1010101010 (talk) 09:29, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
The fact that he was one of the only media personalities to stand up for the kid and make several blog posts and such about it... and the fact that it gained attention and praise from the Bronies makes it an interesting story, I agree. Marshan3q (talk) 27 June 2014

Breitbart: Beck & company's charity toward Cent. Amer. undocumented minors linked to preceding mea culpa?...[edit]

All this could be a sign in Beck’s case that he is committing to something he promised earlier this year: In January, he told Fox News host Megyn Kelly that he fears he played a role in helping to “tear the country apart” with his rhetoric, and that he planned to change.

--Read more: Breitbart

--Hodgdon's secret garden (talk) 22:53, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Professor Pestritto's book linked to Amazon.com on Glenn Beck's Website[edit]

There was one more source of verifiability that I could have put but it did not seem very appropriate. On the RHS of the GlennBeck.com page for "American Progressivism", there is a link to Amazon.com that goes to Ronald J. Pestritto's 2008 book "American Progressivism: A Reader". I won't link directly to it here either but I wanted it noted. Progressingamerica (talk) 00:21, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

how much might Beck have to pay in the defamation lawsuit?[edit]