Glenn Beck ratings skyrocket, Olbermann up, Maddow down, has anyone seen CNN?

by editor on March 18, 2009

Note: here’s a more current article on the ratings: O’Reilly-Hannity-Beck go 1-2-3 in cable news ratings again, Fox destroys competition again

The biggest news in cable news this week is the remarkable rise of Glenn Beck at Fox.

Top 10 cable TV shows for 03/13/09His Friday night special drew huge numbers and leapfrogged his show above long-time #2 Sean Hannity. What was CNN thinking when the let this guy get away?

As for the rest of the cable news pack, some were up a little, some were down a little. And Larry King continues to be CNN’s last man standing.

The accompanying chart looks at the top 10 cable TV news shows for March 13, 2009.

Source: MediaBistro, Nielsen Media Research

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stella
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stella
September 7, 2009 1:03 pm

TO QUOTE BUSH……………..YOU ARE WITH US OR AGAINST US!!!
YOU GOPERS LOST!! 🙂 YOU ARE ANTI AMERICAN! YOU WOULD MAKE US ALL HAPPY IF U WOULD TAKE YOUR GUNS AND YOUR NON EDUCATED PEEPS AND LEAE OUR COUNTRY. 🙂

k1000
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k1000
September 8, 2009 7:43 pm

Stella,

You are right. We did lose “this” time. Time being the great equalizer will prove that anti-capatilist, non-productive, socialist ideals of the left are as “anti-american” as you can get!
For the time being, I shall keep my guns as a defense against the likes of yourself and others who would love to justify taking property from those who have earned it and use it to satisfy your own greed. I will also pledge once again to use my education to be as productive as I can to support the capatilist, free ideals of the USA as she has existed historically. Thanks for the stupid comments. It only works to re-temper the resolve of the conservatives. At least for now, I am not going to “LEAE” the country.

k1000
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k1000
September 9, 2009 4:29 pm

Also, as everyone with any sense knows, you cannot educate a peep. They don’t listen. Especially the yellow ones!
Very tasty though and they give one heck of a sugar rush!!

Administrator
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September 7, 2009 2:06 pm

Stella, I left one of your comments on so I could reply to you. You’re gonna have to stop shouting if you’d like to keep posting. And try to post something intelligent.

VinceP1974
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September 7, 2009 1:11 pm

Thank you for proving how stupid you idiots on the Left are.

It pains me to have to explain to you that “with us or against us” was in the context of war. You stupid bitch. Not domestic politics, but international warfare.

dwill
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dwill
September 1, 2009 5:07 am

In response to JasonWedge. Beck and Fox Commentators have no individual thinking? You sir are the epitome of the liberal think mentality. The Fox commentators are the only ones engaging in free think. All you other loons are the ones who are following the political correct thinking. Without Fox News, we would be in a world of hurt (even more than we are now) because they have told the truth of whats going on. They comment and back it up with facts and backgrounds of these people running our government. The corruption is rampant. And yes it not just the Democrats but they make up more than their fair share of it. When you start converting our Republic into a soft tyranny the true middle class, who pay taxes, will revolt. Obama has done one thing so far. He has divided this Country more than any other President in recent history. When its all said and done, the way Obama’s poll numbers are dropping the only support he will have in 6 months will be the small group of radical leftist, in which it appears he identifies with anyway. The rest of us poor peasants will be looking around and saying..WOW!! whered our country go?, and what have we done putting him office…well I won’t say that because I didn’t vote for him and feel sorry for those people who are so ill informed about what he is. They are the one’s who we will blame for all this.

dwill
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dwill
September 1, 2009 4:48 am

In response to JasonWedge. Beck and Fox Commentators have no individual thinking? You sir are the epitome of the liberal think mentality. The Fox commentators are the only ones engaging in free think. All you other loons are the ones who are following the political correct thinking. Without Fox News, we would be in a world of hurt (even more than we are now) because they have told the truth of whats going on. They comment and back it up with facts and backgrounds of these people running our government. The corruption is rampant. And yes it not just the Democrats but they make up more than their fair share of it. When you start converting our Republic into a soft tyranny the true middle class, who pay taxes, will revolt. Obama has done one thing so far. He has divided this Country more than any other President in recent history.

Huck
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August 30, 2009 11:35 am

Strange as it may seem, there is no universal clear definition of Fascism. A fasci was an Italian night stick carried by Moussolini’s goons.That is a pretty good indication of what the word should mean right there. The left has always turned things around backward. Remember the” Peoples Republic” of the Soviets? There was no republic and it had nothing to do with the people except to screw them.

David Zimmerman
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David Zimmerman
August 29, 2009 5:53 am

Glenn Back has asked repeatedly for any dispute of his facts. I see none in the comments so far. Libs just call him names. I particularly like the criticism from the one who admitted she canceled cable (and thus has NEVER seen his show).

susan riegler
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susan riegler
August 27, 2009 9:36 pm

I think that one thing that could really improve Fox is to get rid of Geraldo! What is he doing there? Send his a55 to msnbc! Glenn Beck may be the voice that saves America from being bullied by obama and henchmen into socialism. Government keeps getting bigger, richer and fatter and mainstream America is starving! O’Rielly is fearless with the truth as well!!

truth
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truth
March 3, 2010 3:11 pm

Suscan before you head of using big words to spread fear try to understand it first my dear, first off too much of any thing will kill anything that include to much socialism idea and to much conservative ideas, that why the goal is to try to be balance but in america we to conservative that we follow people like beck and still trail behind in health care. With out socialism idea we would not have had the new deal with stop the great depression and brought us back to the great country we are, hover conservative ideas wanted to let the market fix it self which would have cause the depression to continue into WWII where then we could have most likely been unable to defeat the NAZI and set our place as world dominance. SOCIALISM IDEAS GAVE US THE POLICE FORCE, FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND OUR MILITARY. While conservative ideas will want private companies to run these operation like the private military company BLACKWATER who dont follow under no nation guide line and look how well that turn out. Now why do we allow our nation to mandatory provide protection of our life and property but not our health. Maybe because followers of beck still dont understand but instead drop words like the know the true meaning

k1000
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k1000
March 3, 2010 4:17 pm

Are we “trailing behind in healthcare” at the same level you are trailing behind in the English language? Man, your grammer is awful!! It’s near impossible to interpret what you are trying to say. Are you a product of public schools or possibly a dropout? Just curious.

truth
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truth
March 3, 2010 10:20 pm

Actually, im a pharmacist student with a 3.85 gpa, so i guess im doing ok. And I didnt think that i was turning this statement into my english teacher so to avoid single mined folks from switching up the subject i make sure i spell check

k1000
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k1000
March 4, 2010 5:14 pm

Go beyond the spell checker and try out the grammer function. It works too if you have the capacity to understand what it is trying to tell you.
Also, you have to be alert to the spell checker. It will not tell you where you are being really stupid such as when using comments like “so to avoid single mined folks”. Said this way, it is easy for me to think that you mean people who were planted with a single mine. That statement makes no sense. I think of mining as something you might do when you want to sink a ship or blow up the enemy on the battlefield.

If you have a gpa of 3.85, then your own words testify to the greatly reduced standards in our social education system. Wow!

Truth
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Truth
March 11, 2010 8:05 pm

Well k1000 you just made an excellent point about why socialist polices are a bad thing for our government. Instead of going away from the subject, you prove your point that conservative ideas are best for our nation. And if you don’t know Im being sarcastic, but you are to stupid and blind so you may still think that I actually agree with your dumb ass. I wonder what you doing with your self, what education or career path you heading to. But I personally dont care cause I am about to become a pharmacist soon while you just sit in your corner of America still stuck in your own ways. So if you want to respond why socialist polices are no good, please do but I don’t think you can so I am about to go study, I wish the best for you even if you wish me the opposite

k1000
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k1000
March 24, 2010 2:55 pm

“I be making 100000, take away 10000 and that leave me with 90000 more then enough for me.”
Obviously you do not understand the cost of all those social programs. The government will throw you in jail if you only pay $10,000 on a salary of $100,000. What planet do you live on?Have you ever had to pay taxes before? Your tax burden will be over 30% for just the federal side. FICA, social security, etc. That’s just the federal tax. You have state taxes on top of that. God help you if you live in New York or California. The more you make, the more percentage you are taxed. That’s what you progressives are pushing. The progressives will not stop at current rates either. Expect them to push for more tax percentage from you. Get used to feeling the effect of your own politics. When you make $100,000, you will be lumped into the catagory of the “evil capitalist”.

Truth
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Truth
March 22, 2010 2:10 am

LOL that’s great but you get it confuse like im trying to change your principles, that what a man live by, Im only challenging why you think the way you think. The so call
”conservative principles” you name is the basic principle of a real man bro. And yes I cant wait to finish my education and become a pharmacist and I will have no problem to pay taxes that would go to help provide jobs and programs that would better my NATION that I really love. I be making 100000, take away 10000 and that leave me with 90000 more then enough for me. This my point as a nation shouldnt you want to give back so the government could help provide for the unhealthy or unwealthy, your fellow citizens. These government aid program help me get this opportunity. Yes you could say im from the ghetto where selling drugs or playing sports was the only thing expected from a kid growing up. I didn’t know my father, I only had my mother who work her way from WELFALL, off SECTION 8 and into a better house. And really only because of her that I have the chance to become a pharmacist. But with out those programs to help GUIDE AMERICANS, not provide for them but just to add some type of hope that you can really reach your happiness, but until then the rich will remain rich while the poor remain poor. So yes I will pay my taxes, and hopefully the government use some of the money to provide after school programs for kids who didn’t have a mother like myself.

RockingHorseGuy
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September 14, 2010 6:14 pm

So, pharmacists are no longer taught how to spell, punctuate, or put a sentence together? I hope you’re better at counting pills than writing. Somebody could die.

k1000
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k1000
March 14, 2010 8:47 am

Thanks for your well wishing but I don’t really need it from you. Only the Lord supplies my blessings. Because you love to brag on yourself and assume things about others, let me enlighten you. I am a very,very well paid engineer. I finished my education many, many years ago. I work in the aerospace industry. Make a six figure salary. I am doing ok in this ecomomy for several reasons. 1. I save for rainy days, 2. I don’t spend outside my income level, 3.Most important and certainly not the the least, I tithe 10% gross to the Lord. I live using conservative principles in my life and the Lord has blessed my family throughout the years. I base my principles on what has worked for me and you are going to have a hard time convincing me otherwise. You set there with allusions of grandeur about your future life as a pharmacist. Well, work hard and submit well to the kitty with your taxes so we can all benefit from your hard work. I am looking forward to your contribution to the pot. Hurry up and finish school so we all can have a piece of your pie.

professional woman
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professional woman
September 8, 2009 7:32 pm

I agree, Geraldo is the balance part. If it were left up to him, anyone from any country could come here to America and live off the hard working people. Non of them want to pay taxes. If they have a business, they deal only in cash. That way they can keep their hard earned money and then jump on our welfare system and get food stamps and suck the life out of every worker in this country. If they want to come to this country, they should have to serve in our military for four years first.

Justme
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Justme
January 1, 2010 2:03 am

OMG I cant stand Geraldo. He really makes my skin crawl. I like Beck a lot. He is a good base to get facts from and ideas on where to start researching on the net. People can make fun of him but he cares about whats happening in this country!

danybhoy
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danybhoy
January 26, 2010 1:03 pm

Geraldo is a bleeding heart too much for my tastes, but he is more rational then most libs. He is smart enough to call scumbag criminals what they are, & does’nt care if they are exicuted. Most libs go nuts over the death penalty. Geraldo is a legit journalist, with a legal backround, & he will state his case, & the fact that FoxNews lets him do so is a good thing. If you saw the slugfest he had with O’Reilly about illegal imigration, you know what I mean. They went at it, finished a bit early, & laughed about how hot it got. I don’t agree with Geraldo all of the time, but I like what he brings to the table, & I think that Fox has a guy who will swim upsteam makes them what they have become. Unlike BSNBC or CNN, all in lock step, it’s like watching the North Koean military march by their leader Kim Jong Il.

RockingHorseGuy
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September 14, 2010 6:11 pm

I usually disagree with Geraldo, too. But as was mentioned above, he is part of the balance in fair and balanced. Does MSNBC do that? I haven’t ever seen anyone on MSNBC that I agreed with, as a commentator. The only thing I will watch on there is To Catch A Predator. There should be more of that kind of thing going on. Kinda keep the molesters in their closets, where they belong.

Jesse Wilson
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Jesse Wilson
August 25, 2009 2:56 pm

Maddow going down like a dike on a dike.

Kip Hooker
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August 22, 2009 6:04 am

It’s good that Beck is shaking things up a little bit over there at FOX, I’m often put off by the O’Reilly swagger (its only entertaining if you are William Shatner and get the joke) and Hannity seems like a good guy . . . but it is so painful to watch him struggle with even the simplest of concepts whenever he has to go off the talking points.

“remember according to the guy on MSNBC…socialism is the new N word…i can’t beleive how the race card now gets played….its amazing….”

Socialism is not the new ‘N’ word, it is the old ‘S’ word . . . slavery.

Huck
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August 21, 2009 10:20 pm

I believe that it must be impossible to be a top rated cable host without a stupendous amount of narcissism. These people literally bath in self glory. O’reilly’s love of self grows on a daily basis. But has anyone noticed that when ever the subject turns to matters of economics HE GETS EVERYTHING WRONG.? I wish O’reilly would take some business courses at a local Jr. college or spend 6 months working as a stockbroker or just buy a gas station for a couple of weeks. And I am sick of listening to Savage whine about his lack of support from other talkers when he lambasts them with filthy names. Duh.

jasonwedge
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jasonwedge
August 20, 2009 11:05 am

tree…it does come up here and there on his show…and i agree i dont want it to be the only thing that comes up …. I have never heard beck radio show…so I cant say…its not on in the chicagoland area….
I would put beck as my 2nd favorite tv/radio guy…Its just funny when he mentions something…and I already know where he’s going with it because I have already heard it on the radio….but I’d gladly listen to beck over limbaugh any day of the week…I guess I like savage and beck more than all the other guys because when a topic comes up you dont instantly know what side of it they are going to fall on…unlike many of these other tv/radio droughns on both sides…..

Treehog
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Treehog
August 20, 2009 11:18 am

If you want to listen online to Beck’s radio show (which i honestly find more entertaining than his tv show. The producers are really amusing guys) try http://www.winkwnog.com/listen_live.php. It’s a station based in Florida. The woman that does the show before his (Mandy Connel I think. A local show) is a good listen too.
Savage isn’t on during my normal drive-time, but I might just make an effort to listen more.
Aside from personality, or who steals what from who, what I really like about Beck is that he makes me want to look for myself and not trust something just because I’ve heard it. His show re-awakens my patriotic, self evaluating, and crititcal thinking sides.
I agree with you on the others. I do like Rush more than I used to. I think his pompous attitude is offered with a rather large grain of salt, and is intended to be so. I really don’t care much for Hannity. I’ll listen once in a while, but more often than not he’s a bully to the people he has on and can be rather rude and insulting. When he demands that a guest answer a question, usually interrupting them to do so, it reminds me of continually pulling your car ahead a few feet while a friend is waiting to get in the passenger side.

Administrator
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August 20, 2009 11:23 am

You’re absolutely right. I cannot take Hannity. He’s does not know how to have a conversation, and simply talks over everyone. He loves the sound of his own voice. You nailed it on Rush. He acts pompous, but I think it’s more of an act. And his show is much, much better now than it was for years. The pomposity I can’t stand is Bill O’Reilly’s. His self-love is just too much for me to watch. Him and his fawning guests like Dick Morris.

Constitutioner Steve
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Constitutioner Steve
August 30, 2009 7:47 am

Hear hear! No need to say more, you just said it all Administrator! So put that in your culture quiz pipe and smoke it Mr. Pomp and Circus Stance! I don’t like O’Reilly and Hannity mainly because, although the viewpoints they espouse are generally correct in my view, they themselves are 2 dimensional monkeys in suits. BUT – I have to give Hannity big props for the hard work he does for vets and others with his Freedom concerts (then again he has to go and mess them up with his rendition of The Devil Went Down to Georgia!).

Beck, Savage and Levin get my vote; and lest you think they tell me how to think, I listen to them because they echo my thoughts and feelings on the issues. I also watch CNN and MSNBC though – even though I’ve smashed three TV’s now in frustration (LOL).

professional woman
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professional woman
September 8, 2009 7:02 pm

Its amazing to me that you think that because a few of you don’t like the Fox guys, that the rest of the country agrees with you. First of all, have you seen the ratings. Oreally, Beck, and Hanity have the top spots in this country. You keep believing the people on MSNBC and when you relize how much they destort the truth, lets see if you are man enough to addmit you were taken for the liberal ride of lies. And by the way, if you worked for a living instead of taking the free to you government handouts of my hard earned money, maybe you would see things differently. The Robinhood way of the Dems. is wearing thin. I should just quit my job and live on what I worked hard for all my 50 yrs , that way maybe without me working and paying for those who don’t want to work, the well will run dry. I don’t know why you think you should have all the wonderful things I have. And If you do want them, get off you butt, stop smoking everything you smoke, stop drinking everynight and get up and put in a 10 hr. day.

VinceP1974
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August 20, 2009 4:50 pm

I agree with you about Hannity. I cant stand to listen to him. He takes an hour and a half to ask a question and he always has to do that counting a litany thing with his finger.

OReilly is an arrogant prick who is always telling his guests what th e important part of something is even if they thihnk its someths else.

Lefties should Remember though Oreilly is not a conservative.

Treehog
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Treehog
August 20, 2009 11:26 am

I watched ten minutes of O’Reilly’s show the other day and it took all I have in me not to throw my remote through the screen. I avoid his broadcast like a bad smell.

jasonwedge
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jasonwedge
August 20, 2009 2:08 pm

its funny how so many “conservatives” despise hannity and and the leprechuan…someone should tell maddow … she would refuse to buy it…since all “conservatives” are racist, rich, old mean white men who have no brains….

remember according to the guy on MSNBC…socialism is the new N word…i can’t beleive how the race card now gets played….its amazing….

jasonwedge
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jasonwedge
August 20, 2009 10:11 am

treehog…talent is your talent only if it comes from you…he has talked about his lawsuit because he was banned from the UK for talking …. Doesn’t that worry you a bit?

Beck is good for his shock value of things that is for sure…but when you steal the shock and put it out there…don’t claim to be the one behind the idea…thats all…

The more I watch TV the more I realize that I’m not sure I can believe anything I see anymore….maybe thats why I find the SciFi channel so interesting because it may be the most realistic channel…

American78
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American78
September 9, 2009 11:27 am

I follow Glenn Beck and Michael Savage religiously. I have read most the books from both these fine Gentleman. I do not believe that Glenn is “stealing” from Savage or Vice Versa. At times they do cover the same things but most of the time they are talking about different subjects and have different points of view. I believe both are great at digging into the grim of politics and finding the hidden agendas that the Government are trying to conceal

RockingHorseGuy
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September 14, 2010 5:19 pm

Not only do Beck and Savage often present different topics, when they are on the same topic, they do often have somewhat different views, and the presentation is of course completely different. I like them both.

VinceP1974
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September 9, 2009 4:29 pm

When Beck was on CNN he did a story on the Antichrist with John Hagee.

He had a list of the similarities between the Antichrist and Islam’s Mahdi.

I gave him that list and gave him the source from where I got it.

On TV he said his researchers put together the list.

So I think he might be “borrowing” things from other people without attribution. This is a flaw that I just have to forgive him about.

Treehog
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Treehog
August 20, 2009 10:32 am

I didn’t mean to imply that I don’t sympathize with Savage’s case. I do. I’m just not interested in hearing the same story every day. There’s a lot to Beck’s show (tv and radio) that I haven’t seen elsewhere. I don’t really think it’s fair to say that his career has been based on stealing ideas from others and passing them off as his own. The 912 project is a good example of that. (If he’s stolen that from someone else it would be news to me.)

Laughingatyou
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Laughingatyou
August 20, 2009 8:50 am

“The road to hell is paved with liberals”

Daniel
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Daniel
October 29, 2009 10:59 pm

I Like the idea of paving the road with liberals, boiled down to sort of a shitty grease first

Constitutioner Steve
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Constitutioner Steve
August 30, 2009 7:34 am

trouble is they’re dragging me and my family with them…

susan riegler
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susan riegler
August 27, 2009 9:34 pm

Amen!!!

jasonwedge
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jasonwedge
August 20, 2009 8:28 am

Glenn Beck … I find him intriguing…I read his book and I enjoyed it…I started watching him on Headline news…… but he seems to steal a lot of his material from Michael Savage….the reason savage calls him the hemorroid with ears….

When I dont catch savage on the radio I know I can turn in the next day or a few days later to beck and get the same story….

One good thing is Beck gets this stuff out to a different audience than savage does …. but the more it gets out there…the better we all are….

Treehog
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Treehog
August 20, 2009 9:00 am

I try to listen to Savage once in a while. The only thing I’ve heard him ranting about for 4 months is his lawsuit in the UK. It doesn’t appeal to me. Honestly, I couldn’t care less who breaks a story first. We might as well be talking about what musician sounds just like another. Talent is talent, wherever it lives.

Administrator
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August 20, 2009 11:15 am

Michael Savage is great. It’s too bad he has to spend so much time on this UK thing, but it’s because conservatives who supposedly believe in free speech have not come to his defense, and most top conservative media outlets have not even mentioned it. Fox News should be all over this story. Rush, Sean, O’Reilly and the rest have whimped out on the story because Savage has trash-talked them in the past. But hell, I thought we believed in free speech for all. Given how little these hosts seem to believe in free speech for all, Savage may have been right to attack them in the past.

If the U.K. banned Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow or a hater of their ilk, I’d be pissed about that as well. Free speech is free speech.

First they came for Savage….

jasonwedge
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jasonwedge
August 20, 2009 2:04 pm

Admin…I couldnt agree more…these so called “fox” conservatives are talking heads also…they have no individual thoughts….

They don’t beleive in anything other than ratings….they pander and they pander….just like ulberdork and rachel madman….

Constitutioner Steve
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Constitutioner Steve
August 30, 2009 7:34 am

I respectfully disagree, jasonwedge. I think Beck cares less for the ratings verses giving a much needed voice to many Americans who are increasingly concerned about the direction of the government. A direction that started long before Obama was set in stone pretty solidly by GW Bush. We are now being marched “Bataan” style, forced to trample over the Constitution with blinding speed toward a full fledged socialist/facist state. (and yes, I know the definition of each – just because elements of one ideology are in place doesn’t exclude the other from also being implemented.)

David Zimmerman
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David Zimmerman
August 29, 2009 6:00 am

Did you listen to Beck this week? Do you ever listen? His research is impeckable. Your inane comments do you no justice!

Treehog
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Treehog
August 20, 2009 11:28 am

Food for thought, and perhaps fuel for action.

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Alienated Wannabe
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Alienated Wannabe
August 10, 2009 1:43 pm

I love Glenn Beck. He is one of the very few Television commentators I actually trust to tell it like it is — without regard to personal consequences. God bless him!

Chicago Joe
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Chicago Joe
August 18, 2009 2:14 pm

I guess if you have no regard for facts and just want to satisfy your own backwards myopic views, then yes, he really tells it like it is (in your own little world). God has a plan for people such as Beck and has nothing to do with blessings. I still can not understand the fascination with these uneducated “commentators”. They spread hate, contempt and try to polarize Americans from each other. This does not help America or it’s citizens.

Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and Dogmatism cannot confine it. (John Adams, letter to John Quincy Adams, November 13, 1816)

Matt
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Matt
April 6, 2010 3:10 pm

This guy either hasn’t a brain, or dutifully obeys what the folks at msnbc tell him to do. Glenn Beck puts together more facts into a coherent picture than all other TV commentators combined. I suggest Chicago Joe actually watch the show and try to follow along with admittedly, may be a very feeble mind.

IDB
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IDB
January 26, 2010 10:49 am

I think you forget people with self educated are normally smarter than the people the go to school. They can think out side of the box. My father is one of the smart people I know and no college just a GED. I know many people that are brilliant. I guess you forgot about Bill Gates. He is great example. Many of the small business in this country are owned by people with no college education just a passion.

I have job that I am the only person in my department that does not have degree. Guess what I know more than them. I research, read, ask questions and trial by error. You need to look around you. Most of my friends are millionaires and they don’t have a college degree. Think long and hard before you answer.

danybhoy
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danybhoy
November 6, 2009 6:32 pm

Chicago Joe needs to watch or listen to Beck more before he jumps him. It’s not so much Glenn telling it like it is, but he plays the video/audio of the person in their own words. They tell it like it is, Beck just presents it.

We have some nice parting gifts for you, thanks for playing.

Brian
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Brian
October 31, 2009 4:26 am

Geez… that sounds a little like judgment upon others. Are you who God appointed to judge people before die? Try me now. Hey, didn’t God say something about NOT passing judgment on your fellow man? I think he very well may have. I noticed that you didn’t actually mention what he was lying about… Strange… Since you know, I figured you could enlighten us… Guess not….

Jack
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Jack
October 31, 2009 9:54 am

Brian,
FYI I talked with God the other day. He said he had been misquoted.

kaj
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kaj
August 19, 2009 11:00 pm

Joe–Your mind isn’t just loose, it seem to have fallen out.

Chicago Joe
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Chicago Joe
August 20, 2009 2:01 pm

What’s funny is that I am not a liberal- well those who replied probably think anyone with an decent education would be liberal, but not in the sense that normal people would think. I actually hate most of these stupid cable shows and am well aware of the fact they are not the news and more or less a soap box for some agenda. Olberman, Maddow, O’Reilly, Beck, and Hannity are all the same (expect for the Daily Show). I think most people realize this. They are funny to watch, Beck especially. I just keep hoping he starts crying every show. Aren’t lib’s supposed to be the wimps???
K1000- I have no problem not instituting these social programs that “Using the gov as a means of theft”. Such as the purely socialist programs as Social Security & Medicare/Medicaid. These programs are completely run by government taxes. I will never need these programs and am in the tax bracket that gets hit with the most taxes.
You must also realize that these were programs installed by liberals and strongly opposed by their conservative counterparts.
So no government supported healthcare for anyone and a purely capitalistic society sounds great. Let’s do it!

Constitutioner Steve
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Constitutioner Steve
August 30, 2009 7:23 am

If you don’t think The Daily Show isn’t a soapbox for a certain agenda then you’ve never watched it. I supposed Bill Mahr has no agenda either…

danybhoy
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danybhoy
March 3, 2010 3:13 pm

The only agenda Mahar has is going to parties at the Playboy mansion & getting laid. The rest is just pure anger from him.

k1000
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k1000
August 20, 2009 5:23 pm

Liberals with “decent” educations are usually majored in the “liberal” arts. As a degreed engineer, I am biased toward the applied sciences. This is where the real works gets done. Interpreting poetry aint my thing! Sorry you liberal artsy types. I would wager that a majority in the applied sciences are conservative whether they know it or not. I owe my livelyhood to God and the automotive segment from which I have worked. Now I am in aerospace until the Libs accomplish their goal of completely killing manufacturing in this Country. So some of us conservatives have educations also. Who would have thunk it?

Chicago Joe
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Chicago Joe
August 21, 2009 12:43 pm

Wow- You really do try to put everyone into a single category, guess that makes it less difficult to understand.
By the way Liberals are the ones keeping manufacturing jobs in America. Capitalism does not try to “save” jobs. It will seek the least expensive labor to maintain an acceptable level of quality. The American automobile industry has used such protectionism at it’s own peril. This is one of the many reasons it needed government assistance over the years. The American government should have never intervened in 70’s with Lee Iacocca or present day. I think it is funny that liberal unions and politicians are the ones that have kept it alive and yet this is who insult. You may have been better served to take some basic economic classes in addition to the engineering classes.
By the way:
The first three engineer friends that I know just off the top of my head are all liberals.

Reason of account
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Reason of account
April 20, 2010 11:14 pm

“Capitalism does not try to “save” jobs. It will seek the least expensive labor to maintain an acceptable level of quality. The American automobile industry has used such protectionism at it’s own peril.”

Not true at all

“I think it is funny that liberal unions and politicians are the ones that have kept it alive and yet this is who insult.”

Do you mean killed the industry?

You may have been better served to take some basic economic classes in addition to the engineering classes.

I have taken economic, finance and accounting classes and you are wrong. More lib misleading

Justme
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Justme
January 1, 2010 1:48 am

Yep Unions is what drove Auto industry to the dirt. Their demands for higher pay, More and More health coverage ect… Unions bleed a company dry and then stand up and demand more till they smother it to death! Whats scary now is Obama and his lefties want to make TSA Union. That will make for great security wont it. A great pay off to the Unions for helping get Ohcrapa in office…. Thats going to be Security you can believe in too right?

k1000
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k1000
September 27, 2009 6:58 am

Sorry Jeremy. My mistake 🙂

k1000
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k1000
September 26, 2009 8:12 pm

Keyboard chicken Jeremy? What’s your story, brainiac?

Jeremy
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Jeremy
September 26, 2009 5:39 pm

idiot

k1000
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k1000
August 21, 2009 4:07 pm

Making elitist jabs with your proverbial pinky in the air proves nothing. The “taa taa” tone just shows hypocrocy. You can make any claim about “the engineers” you know”. Over the last two decades, I have worked with more people that call themselves engineers than those that have the true credentials to make that claim. Companies hire these so called “engineers” everyday and slap that label on them. I have only worked with one or maybe two individuals that could actually solve a simple binomial equation, much less integral calc. of diffy q. Liberals give lip service to keeping jobs in America as long as it is favorable to get elected,but then strongly support the unions who have no desire to produce efficiently with quality. I have witnessed it first hand. Union engine assemblers watching portable TV while torquing down fasteners without looking. Feet propped up on a leather recliner in front of a 500ton press. Sleeping with the press running when I went by. Many other examples. This is who the Liberals support.
In theory, the global free trade idea works, all things being equal. Nothing you say about free true trade in untrue, but the US society had better be ready to downscale our current standard of living if we choose to play ball with communists societies like China and Russia. Their goverments will ensure that wages are controlled to maintain power. This will be the regulator for our wages. One way we could help equalize is to drop our indutrial environmental controls to keep the field level with say China. Probably not an option at this point.
I get crap parts shipped to me weekly from China but “capatilist” ,i.e. get it as cheap as possible is the driving force. Quality suffers, but the powers that be still are willing to accept inferior quality when compared to paying a union working to provide the same. It’s just expected that ,you guessed it, the engineers will “fix” it. Demming showed this a bad policy.
Global capatilism can only work if worldly philosophy is 100% or maybe even 85%+ capatilistic in thought and deed. Maybe those liberal “engineer” friends of yours should take a refresher in economics.

Treehog
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Treehog
August 21, 2009 12:53 pm

The unions are responsible for choking the life out of the American auto industry.

k1000
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k1000
August 19, 2009 5:48 pm

Chicago Joe,

Let your mind be loosed as much as you want. Just keep your greedy hands off my hard earned money. Using the gov as a means of theft to support idleness is not a matter of free thinking. It’s theft, plain and simple bro.

Liberalism is nothing more than a doctrine as well. It’s really simple if you want to break it down to simple economics. You don’t work, you don’t eat. You choose to stay uneducated and sit at home , drink malt liqiour and play video games on your welfare check purchased plasma screen, don’t start shouting “free the mind” if you expect someone else to pay for your slothfulness.

VinceP1974
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August 18, 2009 4:06 pm

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anne shea
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anne shea
August 6, 2009 5:50 pm

This guy is sad and insane! He’s an ex-drug addict, college drop out and divorced…what say ye now you conservatives??!! Also heard he was gay…

idaho2run
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idaho2run
July 23, 2010 11:42 am

And he has turned his life around. And your irrefutable evidence that he is gay is what??? (crickets…) BTW I thought all lefties were gay-friendly. Hmm, that would make you a “hater” wouldn’t it?
You are not following the DNC marching orders, you are supposed to throw the RACE card, not the GAY card, when you are: 1)losing the argument 2) have no logical explanation 3) when all attempts to blame G.W. Bush have been exhausted or 4) you just have to say something stupid to show your liberal, moronic intellect.

chris
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chris
April 30, 2010 9:22 am

It is a great thing Jesus does not think like you because there would be no redemption out of compassion from you. We all make mistakes, I am sure your family has made NONE based on your critical response, but it is easier to point out a person’s flawed past then to debate the facts he is presenting you with……..

cat
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cat
April 7, 2010 3:32 pm

well at least this dude changed his life. He’s also married again, has a few kids and a good marriage. People mess up but that dosent mean that they cant become better people. Heck, I read a couple of his books and really liked it….they were really funny too.And you must be hearing from people who are liers if there saying he’s gay. I mean he is married to a women if you havent noticed………

Matt
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Matt
April 1, 2010 5:14 pm

The thing about Beck is he makes learning fun. And he knows how to teach. He has all the facts and models the concept right before your eyes, using real things, like magnetic pictures, drawings, piles of money, or whatever he needs to model what he’s talking about. Teachers everywhere should learn from Beck. On the other hand, I was watching Rachel Maddow talking about economics, and she wrapped up her story with a “and Macro Economic Theory” or something like that, then gave a smug look at the camera, nodding, as if the viewers were expected to dig into their memory banks about macro-economic theory and come to her conclusion (I don’t recall what about economics she was talking about, something having to do with the debt and health care or something). I guess, if you didn’t get her point, then you are not smart enough to watch her show. Or more likely, the people who watch her show didn’t get the point either, but it doesn’t matter, because they think their thinking is on the right side of history.

Anyway, Beck’s a genius. Teachers should watch and learn.

EQUILAZER1000
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EQUILAZER1000
March 29, 2010 3:26 am

How can a sad exdrug addick , insane college drop out laughs all the way to the bank? this guy is by far the number one in ratings, so most americans are stupit cause they watch him and support him ?
just analize the indicators
an inspiration to any one , get your self together anne and admire people who overcome bad habits

IDB
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IDB
January 26, 2010 10:41 am

Anne,

Obama had a drug addiction?? I think you forgot about the one! If I am remembering correctly he also quit smoking once he was in the White House. If you read his books and learn about his life. Obama and his wife looks like a political marriage like the Clintons.

IDB

Truth
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Truth
March 3, 2010 2:38 pm

LOL so you really comparing cigarettes to a alcohol and weed thats sad but ok

danybhoy
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danybhoy
March 3, 2010 3:11 pm

More then that, but he wrote about that in his books.

truth
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truth
March 3, 2010 3:14 pm

But experimenting is different from being addicted

mattw503
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mattw503
November 12, 2009 1:28 pm

If he was gay he would be a Democrat and on MSNBC, Like Rachel Maddow, Or Cris Matthews,[Tingely sensation down his leg when ever Obama speaks].

Justme
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Justme
January 1, 2010 1:35 am

HAHAH YAh I forgot Madcow was gay. Like I said I like to watch Glen Beck. Hes a good start on what to research on the net. I enjoy listening to his radio show as well. I just wish there was someone real on the left side as well so I can get a well rounded thought on whats going on. I like to hear real debate and discussions not name calling as they do on Misseditmbc.

danybhoy
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danybhoy
November 6, 2009 6:28 pm

Yes he is, he also points out that even as a recovering alcoholic dj & a former drug addict, that he understands what so many “educated” people with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of elite Ivy League educations don’t. You know, things like economics, health care, those sorts of things. Sorry about being a longtime fan of someone who has actually lived hope & change rather then following someone who just uses those words as a slogan to advance his politics.

Brian
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Brian
October 31, 2009 4:22 am

Actually, I’m an ex-drug addict as well. Does that make me a bad person? I’m also a veteran. I know Glenn isn’t, but what’s the difference? Why do liberals have to dig up things from people’s past instead of arguing the REAL issues? Oh, liberal shit doesn’t stink, I forgot about that. I bet Glenn and I are both a lot stronger from our experiences than you are with your closed in, protected life. We’ve made our mistakes and pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps. Oh yeah, I also have a daughter with a girl I didn’t marry. Oh gosh, I’m a HORRIBLE person. Oh wait… I take care of her. Dang…. Try again libs…

leslie
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March 23, 2010 3:14 pm

thanks for protecting our country!!! i applaud you for your courage its not easy to admit..I KNOW..as i am an ex drug abuser..a sometimes catholic..all i DO know is that my experiences whether good or bad have made me who i am today, and i wouldnt change anything!
How about this: glenn beck for president?
and one of my favorite quotes: A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government. – Thomas Jefferson

TJ
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TJ
September 9, 2009 12:49 pm

I say look at the ratings Liberal. The Obama ship is sinking fast and all the liberals can do is name call… boo hoo! Talk about GAY… that’s Olberman!

Justme
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Justme
January 1, 2010 1:30 am

All I can say is Glen’s personal life dont matter to me nor concern me. I watch Glen Beck yet I used to try to stomach Madcows show to see if I could get the other points of view. It seems lately when I watch MSNBC I dont get left side thoughts any more all I see on there is where they make fun of FOX channel. Madcow used to be the only show I could take on MSNBC as she seemed to be the one who didnt dis other stations. Now it seems she likes to just down anyone that dont agree with her like Blubberman and Chris (I got a tingle up my leg). What we need is a REAL news station that reports REAL news and whats REALLY going on instead of spewing hate against another station or people with other thoughts and ideas. I guess I watch Glen Beck so I can at least get ideas of where to start researching and looking for the truth on the net because God knows we are not going to get all sides fair on any station. I still like FOX news more then the others because they will report REAL news and I dont see much bashing the other station people as the others do. THATS what loses me. I hate people like MADCOW that bashed the tea parties just because she didnt agree with them and BLUBBERMAN AND CHRIS I got a tingle up my leg do. I guess their viewers are losing interest so all they have left it to name call.

Truth
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Truth
March 3, 2010 2:35 pm

OK so this man have no higher learning after high school.
He stated that he “is not a reporter but a commentator so he dosent need to provide facts”
And on top of that he LIES like really just flat out LIE to the people, the reason that fox news (the shows like hannity/beck/o’reilly on fox) get bash so much on fox is only because they make up facts, contradict themselves and dont present evidence to support their facts. You can find many videos on youtube of these shows telling lies, you cant find none for MSNBC show because they actually try to know what… present the truth.

What Truth on MSNBC
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What Truth on MSNBC
May 19, 2010 10:43 am

I am sorry were is the lies from the big three (Oreilly, Hannity, Beck). You didn’t give one example of a lie. So, I guess your Truth is a lie. Just because its on youtube doesn’t makes it a lie. You need to get some fresh air. MSNBC is just the bash network nothing of any substance is ever reported.

professional woman
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professional woman
March 3, 2010 2:52 pm

You are either very young or just plain stupid. All MSNBC does is LIE. That the only way they can get anyone to watch their shows.

truth
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truth
March 3, 2010 3:20 pm

MSNBC is bias of course somebody have to balance out fox or at least try but it shouldnt be like that; but lies no, show me proof then i take back my statement, but you can find proof that fox tell lies and contradict its self by just
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rqdtZlec0s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCQ4gAAVW2k
hell just type in fox news you find it

Jay
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Jay
April 22, 2010 11:39 pm

Truth, I got a video for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-ZswFsYVy0

cat
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cat
April 7, 2010 3:40 pm

and you say youre name is truth?

tjluhrs
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tjluhrs
August 31, 2009 10:55 am

Anne Shea,
Get a life! Regardless of what MAY have been in the past, why is it necessary to attack on a personal level? The guy has very valid points that have absolutely nothing to do with a personal profile.

VinceP1974
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August 25, 2009 7:03 pm

Leftists are the most assholish people in this country. If you have a flaw , they will find it. They will beat you up with it. If you make a mistake, they will rub your face in it. If you are not perfect, you wil be reminded of your imperfection.

They seek to destroy. They have no forgiveness. They are cruel , angry people.

tg
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tg
November 21, 2009 12:06 pm

America is going down the proverbial drain because of people like Beck, Rush, Olberman and Madcow, and the idiots who believe what they say because they are too stupid to do some research of the facts and look at all sides of the equation. They are out to get rich spewing there very seldom, if ever, fact based ridicule. We need a moderate third party, not now, but yesterday. Wake up people, neither one of these parties as a whole, cares about us. The human brain: It may not technically be a muscle, but try working it out once in a while. Not just your ears(listening to morons like Beck) and then your mouth(repeating word for word the often fiction based garbage that your ears just heard). Here is my personal, I’ll report, you decide. The one fact that I see, (minus Clinton and Gingrich years), is that both parties are more than happy to borrow our childrens future into oblivion in order to stay in power, rather than do the right thing. Freeze or cut spending, and raises taxes by a percentage point or 2.

Lester
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July 23, 2010 10:39 am

Tg, being a moderate, middle of the road kind of guy, that just means that you’re not smart enough to have an opinion.

cat
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cat
April 7, 2010 3:38 pm

Beck is not a moron. At least he follows the constitution unlike Obama who shoved healthcare down our throats when about 70% of America didnt want it.

dennis
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dennis
July 2, 2010 2:05 am

Glen Beck is on the WRONG side of history when it comes to civil rights!
i.e. corporatism, racism, etc.

Matt
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Matt
July 22, 2010 7:29 pm

Would you explain to me why Martin Luther King’s niece has been on his show at least twice (that I’ve seen) and why she loves Glenn Beck and supports what he does? Currently, she is some sort of civil rights activist working with some church groups or something. She didn’t get into what she does, but why she believes MLK wasn’t a Marxist as some current historical revisionists are claiming. That’s one thing she talked about when she was last on Beck’s show about 3 weeks ago. If you missed her, don’t worry. She will be with Beck again at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2010. Watch and learn.

KimmyQueen
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July 3, 2010 1:04 pm

How so? He is the ONLY one in the media who takes time out of his life to showcase and instruct people on REAL Black American or African American heritage. He is the only one that is punching holes on liberalism and progressivism and showing what they truly are a base that wants power and uses division between people to get that power. Your statement has no basis with factual reality. Yes please be more specific.

rocketman
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rocketman
July 3, 2010 12:14 pm

Dennis,
Can you be more specific? What is your definition of “civil rights”? How has Beck shorted yours or others so called “civil rights”? I defy you to give a solid response. If your definition of civil rights is to have free stuff given to you by big daddy gov., just remember, someone had to pay into the system so you could get your so called “civil rights”. Have you ever thought about their civil rights or are you just another one of the Lady Gaga generation that thinks you and others in your ilk deserve stuff that others have worked for?Eventually the me generation that you live in will collapse under it’s own massive weight of the sniveling, whiny, latch key kids it is full of.It’s a joke how all your group has is to drop back to racism and blame the corporate world for your laziness and jealousy.It’s losing it’s effect quickly

drb
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drb
July 23, 2010 8:24 am

Ditto, KQ, iwas a latch key kid too. What to taught me was to rely on no one but myself.

KimmyQueen
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July 3, 2010 1:06 pm

I take offense to a small part of your post. I was a latch key child and I am not a sniveling, whiny person who prefers to have something given to me instead of working for it. In my opinion, being a latch key child more than anything allowed me the insight that I had to do for myself.

supermc
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supermc
May 15, 2010 4:27 pm

Beck IS a moron….I love it when he critiques art for one…especially the time when he called one piece at Rockefeller Center both communist and fascist at the same time!! Wow! And that was supposed to incriminate the residents inside the building (NBC). He’s a hoot.

Matt
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Matt
June 30, 2010 11:57 pm

This guy, supermc sees it as a contradiction that a work of art can be communist and fascist at the same time. I guess Beck would have to talk down to him to explain that. But perhaps he should try reading a few books on the subject. Yes, prior to Beck, it may have been a contradiction. But Beck explains that the Right and the Left are two sides of the same coin, Big Controlling Government. supermc, pay attention.

peter
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peter
April 13, 2010 8:15 pm

Thats right , out of that 70% about half of those wanted A public option and felt the health care bill didn’t go far enough. Greed has gotten completely out of control and is running DC like a bunch of little puppet’s.

k1000
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k1000
November 21, 2009 1:21 pm

tg,
Calling people idiots, stupid and morons is not a good way to gather support for your third party. How about stepping down off your high horse just a little before speaking.

k1000
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k1000
August 19, 2009 5:37 pm

Anne,

all I can say is that you are a complete moron. Maybe someday you might “hear” that Obama has mandated that you should report for an immediate delicing and long awaited bath. I “heard” that you have terrible body odor. What say you liberal?

Truth
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Truth
March 3, 2010 2:17 pm

So Anne is a moron because she presented the truth, that is sad about people who are fans of beck, at least o’reilly followers try to showcase intelligent thoughts. You are just stupid my friend you the type of american that think because the MAJORITY OF THE WORLD dont like us it only means they just jealous. Educate yourself please

Gen
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Gen
May 29, 2010 9:42 am

Seriously….you are telling people to “educate themselves,” please proofread beofre you hit submit. You sound like a complete idiot! Beck does have a past, as do many others, but you can’t take away the fact that he has been accurate on most things he has stated. I wish you luck in life, because I bet you need it.

bdawg
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bdawg
August 25, 2009 6:56 pm

All I have to say for Beck and his ‘checkered past’…we all have things that have happened in our past that we are not proud of. I am divorced, so does that make me any less of a conservative? The saying, “there but by the grace of God go I” comes to mind. people can change…it happens every day. God and America is the place of second chances.

Pittsburgh Z
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Pittsburgh Z
August 7, 2009 10:10 am

And The One did his share of “blow” too. And Ted Kennedy killed a girl. And Byrd is a former Klansman……

I hope Anne that you were using sarcasm…

kaj
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kaj
August 6, 2009 10:25 pm

What do I say? I don’t watch any of ’em, they are all clowns. I got fed up and cancelled the cable years ago. I won’t watch that garbage.

Mick Russom
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Mick Russom
March 10, 2010 12:29 am

Yeah, who can take Glen Becks read this book, know this about history and the truth. So annoying. Cancel that and get your statist progressive programming OTA.

Administrator
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August 6, 2009 5:54 pm

Well gee, Anne, what can we say? You sure got us on that one.

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C. Clemans
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March 18, 2009 3:33 pm

Beck is one talented one dude alright. If he just didn’t look like a cast off from “Big Love.”

oc madam
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oc madam
March 18, 2009 6:29 am

do you have the stats on the network news? I’d be curious to see how CBS, NBC and ABC compare

danybhoy
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danybhoy
November 6, 2009 6:18 pm

The real tell tale numbers about the networks would be what was the percentage of homes who watched the network evening newscast say, 20 or 30 years ago & compair it to today’s percentage. It would be way lower, & it’s going to keep going down.

FoxNews is pushing network numbers, but I think that has says as much about how bad the networks have become. Fox is excelent, but their compitition sucks, BIG TIME.

idaho2run
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idaho2run
July 23, 2010 12:02 pm

Spoken like a true Madam. Like Heidi Fleiss. P.S. Use spell check.

ocmadam
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ocmadam
September 7, 2009 2:07 pm

Stella — was that you I saw under the bleechers doing Glen and the rest of the team?

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