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Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:09:50 PM »

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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 12:14:48 PM »
I see it differently. Beck pointed out how Obama is/was divisive. He went to the WH and led a large protest. So the Beck statement is odd.
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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 12:21:38 PM »
I see it differently. Beck pointed out how Obama is/was divisive. He went to the WH and led a large protest. So the Beck statement is odd.

I agree. He opened the eyes of a lot of people, and if that is divisive, so be it. Things would be worse without his educating the people.

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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 12:48:03 PM »
Another example of a product (media personality) serving a narrow but loud market niche.

The question for ME is this: Do such personalities influence the opinions of others, or do they just reinforce already held opinions?

The same is true for most such media figures, btw. (Limbo, Levin, etc.)

I think probably NOT. Anybody remember standing in line at the election polls, remarking how they listened/saw Glenn Beck recently, and decided to change their votes?

I think NOT.
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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 12:51:56 PM »
I never watched Beck when he was on FOX and only occasionally listen to him on radio now, so it's safe to say I was not affected by his alleged divisiveness.  :shrug:
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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 12:54:29 PM »
Personally I don't think telling the unvarnished truth is EVER divisive but obviously someone has convinced Beck otherwise.

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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 01:04:37 PM »
Personally I don't think telling the unvarnished truth is EVER divisive but obviously someone has convinced Beck otherwise.

And that's sad.

Beck's on the wrong path here.
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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 01:06:29 PM »
And that's sad.

Beck's on the wrong path here.

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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 01:15:50 PM »
The question for ME is this: Do such personalities influence the opinions of others, or do they just reinforce already held opinions?

That's a good question. I don't think there is a one size fits all answer. I would wager that the bulk of the audience for these people has already made up their mind, so it's an echo chamber.

When I found Limbaugh, I was barely right of center and voted Democrat quite often. Limbaugh opened my eyes to some things. You could say I was already looking, but Limbaugh brought me into the fold.

The point is, these guys can serve as introductory agents for conservative ideology. Unfortunately, Beck, when he was on Fox and CNN came across as seriously unstable. I don't think that helped.

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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 01:54:59 PM »
That's a good question. I don't think there is a one size fits all answer. I would wager that the bulk of the audience for these people has already made up their mind, so it's an echo chamber.

When I found Limbaugh, I was barely right of center and voted Democrat quite often. Limbaugh opened my eyes to some things. You could say I was already looking, but Limbaugh brought me into the fold.

The point is, these guys can serve as introductory agents for conservative ideology. Unfortunately, Beck, when he was on Fox and CNN came across as seriously unstable. I don't think that helped.
Unlike you, I was a conservative Republican when I found Limbo (1990). He entertained me for years. but it is predictable and repetitive. Now I prefer the Fox Business channel, Cavuto, Dobbs and  Stossel.

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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 02:08:40 PM »
And that's sad.

Beck's on the wrong path here.

I agree...he brought a lot of information to our attention...I just don't get it and I am very disappointed in his statement last night..

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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2014, 02:19:02 PM »
I agree...he brought a lot of information to our attention...I just don't get it and I am very disappointed in his statement last night..


The comments on Facebook were interesting.. it surprised me ad I figured it would reflect the haters on this forum, in fact they were overwhelmingly positive for Beck and how much people appreciated what they have learned about real American History thanks to his old Fox show...  quite a few saying they thought they were liberals until the started listening to Beck.. Oh, and this wad on Megyn Kelly's FB page, not Becks.

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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 03:41:58 PM »
I agree...he brought a lot of information to our attention...I just don't get it and I am very disappointed in his statement last night..

What I wonder is, how does he think he should have 'united' the country when most Americans weren't hearing the truth about Obama from almost anyone else?

Does he regret 'dividing' us in talking about Valerie Jarret, Anita Dunn,  Van Jones, the czars, and all the other crap Obama has been doing since he's been in office?

I don't get it either.

btw, Brian Fischer of American Family radio was disappointed too, since he considers Beck an ally in the culture wars and wonders if he's gotten soft.
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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 03:43:30 PM »
Unlike you, I was a conservative Republican when I found Limbo (1990). He entertained me for years. but it is predictable and repetitive. Now I prefer the Fox Business channel, Cavuto, Dobbs and  Stossel.

I don't need to be screamed at, for example, by Levin. Don't need the drama.

I suppose when you stick by the same principles and talk about them for 3 hours a day for over 25 years, you do get a bit 'predictable' and 'repetitive.'
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Re: Beck: I played a role in tearing country apart
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2014, 04:45:58 PM »
He talked about this today on his morning progra, Interesting, he said he was very nervous because he knows Megyn is a no-nonsense interviewer, but he didn't expect the question when she asked it.  He went on to discuss how he prays every day to make him a better man and for God to help him find a way to say and do the right things to help unite this country, it is very disturbing for him to see the country he loves so bitterly divided.  I don't think he regrets bringing the things to our attention he brought out, just regrets doing it in the manner he did in his early days at Fox.  He said he often feels like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole..

I remember when he was on CNN my husband, who was not a fan of constant politics, and I found his show and we started watching it every night. George would say - I can't believe this guy is on CNN.  Well as we all know it didn't last long because they couldn't have someone speaking the truth on their network.  We were thrilled when he went to Fox and would watch him every afternoon.  I think a lot of people who denigrate him never watched him on either CNN, FOX or on THE BLAZE...   and BTW yesterday the push to get people to call their cable companies to get them to carry The Blaze was very successful, Beck had a cable company employee call his show and say that he was overwhelmed with calls from people wanting The Blaze yesterday... and he heard the same from other places also.


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