DRAFT: The case for Glenn Beck

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<p><img src="/images/29239/images.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>After the 9-11 terrorist attacks, I became a news junkie wanting as much information on how it happened, who did it and what would be our response?&#160; I quickly found myself listening to Sean Hannity on a regular basis through my AM stations when I was coming home from work.&#160;</p> <p>Fast forward a few months to the middle of summer, late 2002.&#160; I was driving from New Jersey, where I lived, through Pennsylvania to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on my way to my Army Reserve annual training event.&#160; There were no satellite radios then, only Ipods, CDs and whatever noise came out of the local stations.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>After Hannity&#8217;s show ended, I left the station on and began to hear &#8220;The Glenn Beck Program&#8221;. I truly enjoyed it.&#160; Very much different than Sean, a little more relaxed, funny and at the time, not very political.&#160; He and his crew (Pat &amp; Stu) mostly talked about current events and silly, uplifting home grown stories.&#160; The further west I got, I lost the signal and that was it.&#160; Back to my old fashioned Ipod and CDs. I was a little disappointed.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>Eventually, Glenn Beck&#8217;s show did become syndicated and also produced a podcast I would tune in to regularly.&#160; I remember his adamant about promoting his show as the &#8220;Third most listened to radio talk show in the America&#8221; behind Hannity and Limbaugh.&#160; He was clear to point that out and content with the ranking because the theory being the higher you got, the more pressure there was to stay on top.&#160; I respected Glenn&#8217;s humbleness, and became one of his regular &#8220;Sick Twisted Freaks&#8221;.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>As time went on, Glenn&#8217;s radio program and listeners continued to grow and I along with it. He became more political (as did I), but still stayed true to his principles, values and reporting style.&#160; Glenn went from a simple radio talk show host to a syndicated giant who produced his own television network.&#160; As one of his original fans (as I like to call it), I am very proud of him and all that he has accomplished.&#160; As he grew and progressed in life and politics, I too did the same.&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>Of course Glenn Beck is not everyone&#8217;s cup of tea, even too many Conservatives and Libertarians.&#160; Some think he is a loon, nut-job, &#8220;Mormon&#8221; or a crazy conspiracy theorist, like, say, Alex Jones?&#160; Anyhoo&#8230;..I have to admit, if I turned on Glenn&#8217;s radio show right in the middle of one of his loud rants, I can see how someone (who doesn&#8217;t listen to him) might think he is certified crazy.&#160; Fortunately, I know better.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>So why am I writing this?&#160; Certainly Glenn can defend himself, right?&#160; To be clear, there are those who will never like him or his views, but this is not really for them. Over the last couple years, I&#8217;ve been more disturbed not by his detractors, but by those who used to be his fans and supporters, then turned their back on him when he wouldn&#8217;t, or more like, couldn&#8217;t support Trump. Why?&#160; What happened?&#160; Did Glenn change or did these (so called) fans change?&#160; I believe the latter.&#160; Glenn&#8217;s principles, loyalty, values and integrity have not changed much.&#160; It was these (so called) fans that did.&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>I understand many Trump supporters on the Right were tired of being pushed around by the Left for 8 years.&#160; However, that doesn&#8217;t mean you should vote for a President that will push around the other side now.&#160; That was Glenn Beck&#8217;s main point, but some people didn&#8217;t want to hear it and not only bailed on him, but threw him under the bus.&#160; These people are hypocrites in a sense because when Obama did or said X, Y &amp; Z there was a huge outcry by these &#8220;conservatives&#8221;, but when Trump does or says the same or similar things, it&#8217;s a beautiful thing.&#160; Why?&#160; Because-Trump!</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>Today, some former listeners and fans might be surprised to find Glenn supports Trump now.&#160; Not like a blind less fool. &#160;Not because he had a change of heart or because he has &#8220;seen the light&#8221;, but because he wants our President to succeed and do good things.&#160; He still criticizes Trump when appropriate, but also praises him for the good things. Just the same as he did for Obama.&#160; No one should want to see their President fail. Again, he is not everyone&#8217;s cup of tea, but there is no arguing Glenn Beck has done so much more for the Conservative movement than any other that I know of.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>V/R&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;</p> <p>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; A Sick twisted Freak</p>

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