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Tears of a clown : Glenn Beck and the tea bagging of America

Author: Dana Milbank
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank takes a look at the unsettling rise of silly Fox News host Glenn Beck. The wildly popular broadcaster, with three million daily viewers, perfectly captures the vitriol of our time and the fact-free state of our political culture. The secret to his success is his willingness to traffic in the fringe conspiracies and Internet hearsay that others wouldn't touch with a ten-foot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Glenn Beck; Glenn Beck
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Milbank
ISBN: 9780385533881 0385533888
OCLC Number: 502029796
Description: viii, 261 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Crying all the way to the bank --
God smiles on a "recovering dirtbag" --
The white horse prophecy --
The end is near --
and the ratings are through the roof! --
Crazy like a fox --
A hemorrhoid on the body politic --
The Midas touch --
Glenn Beck's love affair with Hitler --
Woodrow Wilson, spawn of Satan --
Scalps --
Hey, kids, let's put on a show! --
Paging agent Mulder --
The facts are stubborn things --
A kindred soul --
Some of his best friends --
The 9/12 movement --
Glenn Beck is not repsonsible for any acts of violence committed by his viewers : he's just an entertainer.
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Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank takes a look at the unsettling rise of silly Fox News host Glenn Beck. The wildly popular broadcaster, with three million daily viewers, perfectly captures the vitriol of our time and the fact-free state of our political culture. The secret to his success is his willingness to traffic in the fringe conspiracies and Internet hearsay that others wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole: death panels, government health insurance for dogs, FEMA concentration camps, an Obama security force like Hitler's SS. But Beck, who is, according to a recent Gallup poll, admired by more Americans than the Pope, has nothing in his background that identifies him as an ideologue, giving rise to the speculation that his right-wing shtick is just that--the act of a brilliant showman, known for both his over-the-top daily outrages and for weeping on the air.--From publisher description.

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