Glenn Beck Loses Half His Audience

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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.”

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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0 responses to “Glenn Beck Loses Half His Audience

  1. 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.

     
    • And you’re not alone! 1.8 million other viewers have abandoned Beck. LOL
      People like Beck must think we’re stupid (actually he did say he thinks we are stupid!). He makes fun of his viewers for simply wanting to know the truth, then he thinks they’ll still stick around for his abuse. What a maroon. LOL

       
  2. 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.

     
  3. 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.

     
  4. 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 the US, I was born in Kenya” this was after his Senetorial election….so, some where, Obama is lying.

    Can anyone explain this to me…if it is not what it appears to be, Obama admitting he was born in Kenya.Doesn’t he have to be removed from office, then?

     
  5. 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.

     
  6. 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 be told something several times before it “takes.” I’m just thankful that I’m not one of those people.
    I give Glenn credit for what he has accomplished in the way of getting the attention of a lot of Americans, and even though I’m not a particularly patient person, I wonder if those of us who “get it” the first time shouldn’t give him a break on what we don’t like.

     
    • Jeanette,
      It’s one thing for him to avoid the birth issue because he was threatened — or so the rumors go. It’s another thing for him to MAKE FUN OF us by calling us “birthers” and implying we’re stupid! The first does NOT entail the second.

       
  7. 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). One credible procedure resulted in hospital and doctor documentation of the birth. The other procedures were less than credible because they were fraught with the potential for fraud. To date, no one but Obama knows which procedure was used to generate his original vital record in Hawaii. This unknown is why every “birther” is demanding to see Obama’s original 1961 vital record. If you don’t believe me, you can visit http://www.birther.com and see the actual scans of Hawaii’s 1961 vital records’ procedures. Read them and decide for yourself if Obama’s Certification of Live birth is suspect.

     
    • forseti,
      I’m sure you know that Tim Adams, who was the Chief Elections Clerk in Honolulu in 2008, recently said he’s now freed from Hawaii’s confidentiality clause and can now publicly say that Hawaii does not have an original long-form birth certificate for Obama. That means the short-form Certifcation of Live Birth was generated from nothing!

       
      • Has Tim Adams signed an affidavit attesting to these facts? If not, does he intend to do so?

         
      • First of all, I want to get to the truth. That is why I bought birther.com and posted my research there. Unfortunately for the Mr. Adam’s revelation, he never actually stated that he ran the search for the BC himself and found none. What he was quoted by WND.com as saying was:
        “I had direct access to the Social Security database, the national crime computer, state driver’s license information, international passport information, basically just about anything you can imagine to get someone’s identity,” Adams explained. “I could look up what bank your home mortgage was in. I was informed by my boss that we did not have a birth record [for Obama].”
        “They told us, ‘We don’t have a birth certificate for him,'” he said. “They told my supervisor, either by phone or by e-mail, neither one has a document that a doctor signed off on saying they were present at this man’s birth.”
        Adams, 45, stressed, “In my professional opinion, he definitely was not born in Hawaii. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that he was not born in Hawaii because there is no legal record of him being born there. If someone called and asked about it, I could not tell them that person was born in the state.”
        Apparently, Mr. Adams’ opinion is based upon heresay. Although it is something that might lead to discoverable information, it doesn’t not carry a lot of evidentiary weight.

         
        • Correction:
          ” it doesn’t not carry a lot of evidentiary weight.” should have read: ” it does not carry a lot of evidentiary weight.”

           
  8. Behold:

    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…

     
    • “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…

       
  9. 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)

     
  10. 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.

     
    • For someone rude like you who questions “Is any thing on this website based on provable facts,” you sure don’t practice what you scold others for. Let’s see your source?
      The numbers for Beck in my post, “Glenn Beck Loses Half His audience,” are the latest stats from Drudge Report. Here are more “provable facts”:
      From a BusinessInsider article nearly 2 months ago on April 29, 2010:
      “The Los Angeles Times’ Joe Flint reports that News Corp.-owned Fox News cable news ratings are still high above the competition. But Glenn Beck’s total number of viewers are down by almost 30%, from 2.9 million in January to 2.1 million in April.”
      From a HuffingtonPost article of a month ago, May 18, 2010:
      “For the month of April, Glenn Beck suffered his first year-over-year decline since joining Fox News in January 2009, declining 7% in total viewers and 6% in the demo compared to April 2009. Moreover, Beck shed 28% of his audience between January and April in both total viewers and the demo. Friday’s program was Beck’s fifth worst since joining Fox News. Politicususa’s Jason Easley notes that Friday’s total was ‘50% off of [Beck’s] peak audience of 3.4 million’ total viewers.”
      You owe me an apology. But I don’t think I’ll ever get one because you are RUDE, a LIAR, and a SLANDERER.

       
  11. 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.

     
  12. 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 the word of Hawaii’s governor. That isn’t sufficient for me no matter what letter comes after his name.
    I am really beginning to wonder if most “conservatives” really have their hearts into what must be done so save this country from it’s now imminent demise.
    -Dave

     
    • Dave,
      While you were “away,” Steve was banned from RedState as well! Two bozos from RS also got on the thread, “Impeach Obama for Gulf Oil Disaster,” and behaved very rudely and arrogantly, telling us what we can/should and cannot/should not write!
      I then remembered that you had told us some time ago of your experience with RS, and that RS is now suspect because it’s no longer truly conservative.
      Here’s my post in response to the RS bozos, “A Letter to RedState.”

       
  13. 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 idiot libs.
    Ron…..

     
  14. 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

     

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