Who is this guy and why are people listening?
Forget Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and Sean Hannity--Glenn
Beck is the Right's new media darling and the unofficial leader of
the conservative grassroots. Lampooned by the Left and Lionized by
the far Right, his bluster-and-tears brand of political commentary
has commandeered attention on both sides of the aisle.
Glenn Beck has emerged over the last decade as a unique and
bizarre conservative icon for the new century. He encourages his
listeners to embrace a cynical paranoia that slides easily into a
fantasyland filled with enemies that do not exist and solutions
that are incoherent, at best. Since the election of President
Barack Obama, Beck's bombastic, conspiratorial, and often viciously
personal approach to political combat has made him one of the most
controversial figures in the history of American broadcasting.
In "Common Nonsense," investigative reporter Alexander Zaitchik
explores Beck's strange brew of ratings lust, boundless ego,
conspiratorial hard-right politics, and gimmicky morning-radio
entertainment chops.Separates the facts from the fiction, following
Beck from his troubled childhood to his recent rise to the top of
the conservative media heap Zaitchik's recent three-part series in
"Salon" caused so much buzz, Beck felt the need to attack it on his
show Based on Zaitchik's interviews with former Beck coworkers and
review of countless Beck writings and television and radio shows
Explains why Beck is always crying, why he has so many conservative
enemies, why he's driven by conspiracy theories, and why he's
dangerous to the health of the republicA contributing writer to
Alternet, Zaitchik's reporting has appeared in the "New Republic,"
the "Nation," "Salon," "Wired," "Reason," and the "Believer"
Beck, a perverse and high-impact media spectacle, has emerged as
a leader in a conservative protest movement that raises troubling
questions about the future of American politics.
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