Glenn Beck Loses Half His Audience

Glenn Beck is losing his audience by the droves.
In January 2010, he had over 3.7 million viewers. On February 24, 2010, his viewers declined to 2.4 million. By June 16, 2010, Drudge Report has Beck’s viewers down to 1.9 million. In other words, in five months, Beck lost 1.8 million or 48.64% — nearly half of his viewers!
I don’t watch Beck because we don’t have Cable TV (getting it would mean drilling a hole through the floor of our house!). But I do know this much:
Beck has alienated me because of his treatment of Americans who are troubled by Obama’s continual refusal to release many documents, including his school records (from kindergarten through Harvard Law School), passports, medical reports, and original long-form birth certificate. (To see the differences between a Hawaiian long-form vs. the short-form birth certificate that was published online on Factcheck.org, GO HERE.)
The MSM, always eager to be mouthpieces for Obama, have coined the derisive label  “birthers” to dismiss and marginalize those Americans who, according to a March 24, 2010, Harris Poll, number in the millions (the poll found that 25% of Americans believe Obama wasn’t born in the United States).
Speaking for myself, I have no idea where Obama was born — whether it’s Hawaii, or Kenya, or the Moon. What bothers me is the secrecy because to keep a secret requires concealment, deception, and lies. The secrecy especially is unseemly for a president who promised his administration would be the most transparent, ever.
Glenn Beck has every right not to join the ranks of the skeptical. What skeptical Americans do not appreciate, however, is that he threw in his lot with our political enemies who make fun of us.
On Jan. 4, 2010, Beck used the derisive “birthers” to refer to those who question why Obama continues to refuse to release his long-form birth certificate. Even worse, Beck calls us stupid, referring to the “birther thing” as “the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D67TpSAYVJo]
I have a Ph.D., was a tenured Full Professor, and am the sole author of four scholarly books and the co-author of another six. So I am secure in my intelligence credentials and not in the least intimidated by Beck’s or RedState’s or anyone’s mockery. Nor should others who do not have university degrees be intimidated. Your intelligence is not certified by diplomas. Actually, the stupid are those who mock us because they don’t even have the elementary common sense to know that a person lies and conceals only because he has something to hide because the truth is damaging. 
I’ve also watched one of Beck’s recent shows, recommended to me by a beloved regular of this blog, in which he gave a long rambling lecture before two blackboards covered with his scribbles, about how liberal politicians are connected to socialist revolutionaries, and how both try to manipulate each other, blah, blah, blah. 
Maybe Beck’s remaining viewers are impressed by his grandstanding attempt to be a professor, but I thought him to be a poor teacher. He rambled; he wandered off topic; the viewers couldn’t even see what he scribbled on the blackboards. (Note to Beck: profs today use PowerPoint! With your million-dollars-plus salary — so many times more than a professor’s humble salary — and a team of assistants and technicians at your beck and call, surely you can muster up a simple Powerpoint. Your blackboards, therefore, are merely stage props to make you look “professorial.”)
After more than half an hour, I didn’t learn any more than what Beck had grandly proclaimed at the beginning of his lecture — which is that liberal politicians are somehow “connected” with socialist revolutionaries. I never did find out how exactly the two groups “manipulate” each other, nor what all this means for America. Frankly, I found Beck’s faux professorial lectures to be plain embarrassing. 
If I had been a regular viewer of Glenn Beck, I would be among the 1.8 million who abandoned his show.
Conservative patriots really don’t need “friends” like Beck.
H/t Steve Cooper of ConservativeMonster.com.
~Eowyn

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tina
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Eowyn, I WAS a Fox fan for many years, until Beck and O’Reilly pushed this issue aside like it was nothing. I felt a total sense of betrayal by both of them, the only thing I watch now is Hannity. Since Fox has sold out to the Saudis, they pick and choose what to report on, it has became more than obvious.

Doc's Wife
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Doc's Wife

I watch Beck sometimes, but lately he has become a series of repetitions. He shows the same video clips over and over until I actually know them by heart. That said, Glen Beck has done a lot to get people enthused who otherwise would never give a flip, and he has taught history lessons to some who never had them before.

Ted Nougat
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Ted Nougat

Beck is the only one on television dealing with the deeper, philosophical reasons behind where we’ver been and where we now find ourselves as a culture. I also think he has done more than anyone in exposing the corruption which is the Obama administration. He has just gotten too repetetive with some of it. I used to be excited to tune-in each day but no longer make the time to watch. For me, it’s a “been there/seen this” attitude that has set in.

Artist
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This disturbs me as well…that Beck would completely and unceremoniously dismiss those who question Obama’s legal natural born citizen status as “dumb” and “birthers” I, too, am mostly concerned about the huge amount of money though that Obama has spent hiding all his documents. Logically this make no logical sense, no one would do this unless they were hiding something. I was just sent this YouTube below….most of which I’d seen before, about Obama not being born in the US…but in the first 30 seconds, Obama is speaking, saying “I was not born in Hawaii, I was not born in… Read more »

DCG
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DCG

I too was a fan of Beck but yeah, it really gets old after a while. I would rather watch repeats of Golden Girls than him anymore…!
He was on fire when he started but now just seems to treat us like idiots IMO.

Jeanette
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Jeanette

I was irritated about Glenn Beck’s response to those concerned about Obama’s eligibility issue, too. But we don’t know that he wasn’t told that the “birther” issue was one he was not to support, or he’d be gone. If that is the case, maybe he thinks it’s better for him to remain there exposing things that no other TV personality exposes, than to slip in something about Obama’s birth on his show one day, and then never have that venue for dissemination of information again. The repetition can be tiresome. But frankly, I know a lot of people who must… Read more »

forseti
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Good article. Not one single person in the MSM has ever pointed out that, although Obama and the state of Hawaii call his posted Certification of Live Birth an official birth certificate, it is nothing more than a scant summary of his 1961 vital record(s) on file with the Hawaii State Department of Health. What no one but Obama knows, however, is just what exactly is that posted Certification of Live Birth summarizing? In 1961 there were six vital records’ procedures in place in Hawaii that one could use to generate a vital record (and trigger a newspaper birth announcement).… Read more »

Zoltán
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Zoltán

Behold:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMF51vXblFI
Somebody notify this Beck that he can flush himself down the toilet! Isn’t there such a precondition of having an at least 11-year-old’s IQ level to be allowed to appear on screen (except when you’re a paid disinformation parrot)? I don’t know which one surpasses the other, media corruption or human hypocrisy…

DCG
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DCG

“Isn’t there such a precondition of having an at least 11-year-old’s IQ level to be allowed to appear on screen (except when you’re a paid disinformation parrot)?”
Apparently you’ve never tuned into MSNBC…

toastyaroma
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he lost me as a viewer after the dubious hatchet job he did on Debra Medina’s campaign. Not to mention he said he wanted to french kiss Rick Perry (no really.. he actually did)

not true
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not true

Is any thing on this website based on provable facts?
According to last months numbers Beck has 5 million in the 3pm time slot. That does not includee the repeat. That is the same as prime time for Kuric.

not true
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not true

Obama’s real name is Barry. So that youtube vid is fact. His school records say Barry, and Islam for religion. His wife was the one whom nicknamed him Barrack.

not true
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not true

I meant youtube is fake.
But the HI “cert. of live birth” is not a “birth certificate”.

Dave
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I don’t have much use for so-called “conservatives” who seem more concerned with what the other side thinks and says about them than they are about getting to the truth. I got banned at Red State for questioning why it is that the Comrade Chairman has spent well over $1 million to keep vast areas of his past hidden. Given the precariousness of our current predicament as a nation, Beck should be asking the same question. As for Obama’s BC, he has now been in office for 1.5 years, and no one has yet seen it. All we have is… Read more »

ron baby
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ron baby

Well, I read all the posts on the site about this subject and I see no reason to attempt an addition. except for some idiot called ‘not true,’… I did considerable research on many of the subjects offered on this blog and I’m sorry, ‘not true’ but you are mistaken —but I have a feeling you have been that way all your life. I would imagine your mommy isn’t there to wipe your butt and spoon feed you so you need some place to vent. Go back to your liberal dupes and tell them how nasty we are to you… Read more »

Dave
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Steve,
I will definitely check it out.
Erickson better be careful, or RedState will be the next LGF, and he will be the next Charles Johnson.
And his sucking up to CNN isn’t helping, either.
Even Beck had the sense to get out of that place.
-Dave