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Klavan On Beck?

Posted on | October 19, 2011 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

Does this mean I need to subscribe to GBTV?


11 Responses to “Klavan On Beck?”

  1. Joe
    October 19th, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    Beck is better on the radio than on TV. And you can always go on the Blaze. 

  2. elaine
    October 19th, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    Nope… he’s much better on TV.  He’s a lot calmer on TV than on the radio.  I listened to his radio show for the first time a few weeks ago.  I couldn’t last through all three hours, because of the repetitive nature of the program.  And now with Klavan… yeah.  You need to subscribe.

  3. Ima Wurdibitsch
    October 19th, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    I finally subscribed last week. Glad I did.

  4. Paul Zummo
    October 19th, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    I agree with Joe on this one.  Radio Beck is a lot funnier and looser. Whenever I saw him on tv it seemed like he was about to break down and cry.

  5. Joe
    October 19th, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    You either have to be in the car a long time (with no ipod, radio, or CDs) or have no life to listen to Beck for three hours a day.  I can’t listen to Rush three hours a day. 

    I think his radio show is great in small doses. 

  6. Anonymous
    October 19th, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    Beck’s GBTV is a very well-produced enterprise even in these early stages. If you liked him at FOX, you’ll like him more now. He’s even more informative and assertive with the extra hour while never sounding rushed to fit within the time slots required on a major news outlet.

    I’d say he’s gotten better. There’s a bit more religious centering during some episodes, but it doesn’t seem out of place given what we know about Beck and the world today. But even if one were more secular, the content of Beck’s production team is still excellent.

    Klavan joining the team will be an asset. It sure looks like the entertainment value will increase.

  7. DaveO
    October 19th, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    Beck aside, I’d like to see all CIA analysts be taught by him and his staff on how to do simple research and connect dots. Beck knows more about the bad guys than the alleged professionals do.

  8. elaine
    October 19th, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    On Fox he was like that.  On GBTV he’s quite different.  Unless you’ve seen his GBTV show, you can’t judge.

    Further, there’s a lot more to GBTV than Beck’s 2 hour program.  They do an hour program at 1 pm which is old TV shows (usually from the 50s — Like the Red Skelton Show, The Betty White Show, etc. — I’ve caught this a couple of times.)  There’s also The Liberty Treehouse at 4 PM (which I haven’t watched yet) which is for kids.  Plus Beck’s radio show and the Stu and Pat 4th Hour program.  Plus specials.  Translation: there’s more to GBTV than just Beck, which was his plan all along…

    Aaaaaand, they’re currently running a special for you to try the network for free for 2 weeks to see how you like it before it costs you anything.  How can you beat that deal?

    BTW, I do NOT work for Beck or his network.  🙂

  9. elaine
    October 19th, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    I had it running on my computer while I was doing other things.  Like a lot of people do…  But thanks for presuming to judge me and my life. 😛

  10. wordygirl
    October 19th, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    I signed up, thinking that I’d probably cancel before the two weeks was up, but no way.  While I agree that three hours of Beck in a single sitting would be a bit much, having the ability to watch/listen whenever it’s convenient for me is terrific.  I’m still working during his live show, so I usually listen later while I’m cooking or cleaning, or doing bills, etc.  The show is very well produced, and the other personalities are great.  Klavan will be a fabulous addition!

  11. ThePaganTemple
    October 21st, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    Remember, the “alleged” professionals are hamstrung and under the thumb of political appointees.