Tag: Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck and Samantha Bee Bond Over Their Fear and Loathing of Trump

TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck interviewed Full Frontal host Samantha Bee on his show Thursday as the first part in an effort between the rightwing talker and the leftwing comedian to find common ground and bond over their mutual distress at the election outcome, the dangers of “fake news,” and their desire to “stand up for people who are imperiled” now that Trump won.

Glenn Beck: ‘Obama Made Me a Better Man’

Nicholas Schmidle writes in The New Yorker that TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck has “rethought some things” after listening to a recent speech by Michelle Obama that Beck praised as “the most effective political speech I have heard since Ronald Reagan.” Beck, who Schmidle describes as “a Black Lives Matter supporter,” now even praises the president he once harshly criticized, declaring that Barack Obama made him “a better man.”

Glenn Beck to Charlie Rose: Trump Is a Sociopath

Monday on PBS’s “Charlie Rose” radio talk show host ‪Glenn Beck declared Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to be a sociopath. When asked what the indication is that Trump is a sociopath, Beck said, “Have you seen him during the last

Glenn Beck Sours on Cruz: I Should Have Backed Rubio

In a long and often rambling discussion following a contentious interview on Monday with Senator Ted Cruz, radio host Glenn Beck criticized the Texas Senator’s justifications for finally endorsing Republican nominee Donald Trump. The radio talker even declared at one point that he should have backed Senator Marco Rubio for president, instead of throwing his full support to Cruz in the GOP primary.

Former Blaze Exec Sues Glenn Beck; Claims Beck’s ‘Paranoia,’ ‘Erratic and Reckless Behavior’ Destroyed Company

Lloyd Grove writes at the Daily Beast about the latest legal trouble to hit The Blaze founder Glenn Beck — this time in the form of a countersuit by one of Beck’s most loyal and trusted advisors. Christopher Balfe, who was the chief operating officer of Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts and the chief executive of The Blaze before Beck unceremoniously fired him and then sued him, alleges in a new counter lawsuit that Beck’s “erratic behavior, excessive spending, and mismanagement” drove his media empire “into the ground.”

Politico: Glenn Beck’s ‘Bad Bet on Cruz’ a Crushing Blow to His Media Empire

Kenneth Vogel and Hadas Gold write in Politico about the latest trouble to strike Glenn Beck’s media empire, as Beck and one of his advertisers sue each other over unpaid bills and claims that the radio talker’s endorsement of Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign and increasingly shrill denunciations of Donald Trump alienated his audience. Politico notes that Beck’s diminished relevance is juxtaposed by the rising influence of Breitbart News, which — along with Matt Drudge, Sarah Palin, and Sean Hannity — Beck has repeatedly attacked during this election cycle.

Glenn Beck’s NYT Op-Ed Likens Black Lives Matter to the Tea Party

In an op-ed for the New York Times titled “Empathy for Black Lives Matter,” The Blaze founder Glenn Beck compares the Black Lives Matter movement to the Tea Party and describes Black Lives Matter “believers” as “decent, hardworking, patriotic Americans” who “feel disenfranchised and aggrieved.” This op-ed comes on the heels of more bad news for Beck’s terminally cash-strapped conservative media empire.