In Glenn Beck’s Crosshairs: Interview with Frances Fox Piven

In Glenn Beck’s Crosshairs: Interview with Frances Fox Piven

Glenn Beck’s nightly tour through the terrifying political landscape of his paranoid imagination inevitably includes a detour into the shadowy precincts of liberal thought, unfriendly territory where conspiracies to destroy the United States are incubated in...
Glenn Beck Attacks IPS

Glenn Beck Attacks IPS

Glenn Beck has decided to attack the Institute for Policy Studies. I’m proud to confess that I’d never watched his Fox News show until Beck named IPS during one of his rants about George Soros’ funding of progressive organizations. Using second-grade...

OMG! Glenn Beck is onto Something!

Glenn Beck recently baffled reasonable people by playing with creepy “socialist” puppets on his Fox News program while blabbering about how beneficiaries of billionaire George Soros’ philanthropy are supposedly Conspiring to Take Over America. The...
Beck’s Civil Rights Delusion

Beck’s Civil Rights Delusion

It seems to be the season of rallies–tea party rallies, 9/11 rallies, 9/12 rallies, Glenn Beck rallies. I’m all for it; I love rallies. Beck’s was the most controversial and perhaps the biggest. We’ll never know how big. Some estimated it at...
Glenn Beck’s Past Wasn’t My Past

Glenn Beck’s Past Wasn’t My Past

I am haunted by the sight of Glenn Beck on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial exhorting his followers to “turn back to God.” It is clear which God he means – the one that mainstream Christian faiths pray to. His vision of returning to the old days...