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"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Hate to Say I Told You So, But …

You should have listened to Glenn Beck! Bullion strikes record above $1,700 on S&P downgrade By Lewa Pardomuen/REUTERS Bullion roared to record highs above $1,700 an ounce on Monday as an unprecedented downgrade to the U.S. credit rating sent investors scrambling out of riskier assets, hammering equity markets and the dollar. Both U.S. gold futures […]

You Should Have Listened to Glenn Beck

In May 20, 2010, when I first took note of Rep. Anthony Weiner’s attack on Glenn Beck for promoting gold, the price was $1,192.60 per ounce. Now here’s Monday’s headline from Bloomberg: Gold Tops $1,600, Surges to Record in Longest Rally in 31 Years on Debt Monday’s price was $1,607.90 an ounce, which means gold […]

Beck and O’Reilly vs. Hannity?

Among the many interesting tidbits in Gabriel Sherman’s gossipy 6,000-word article about Roger Ailes and Fox News: Sean Hannity complained to [Fox News programming chief] Bill Shine about Beck. And it didn’t help matters that O’Reilly, who had become friends with Beck and can’t stand Hannity, scheduled Beck as a regular guest, a move that only […]

Gold Tops $1,500 Per Ounce: Now Don’t You Wish You’d Listened to Glenn Beck?

A little less than a year ago — on May 20, 2010, to be exact — I first took notice of Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner’s attack on Glenn Beck for encouraging people to buy gold. The headline of my post: Everybody Should Buy Gold, Even If Glenn Beck Gets Paid to Tell You So Weiner […]

Fox & Beck: The Real Story

Jason Write, who co-authored Glenn Beck’s book The Christmas Sweater, explains the less-controversial truth behind the end of Beck’s daily show: He and his vastly underrated business and creative teams at Mercury Radio Arts have long considered a change when he became, in effect, a free agent. It’s not what his detractors want you to […]

REPORT: Beck to End Daily Fox Show

Apparently, Glenn Beck has issued a press release announcing he “intends to transition off of his daily program” on Fox News Channel. Exactly what that means, we don’t know yet. UPDATE: The press release describes discussions about “a variety of television projects” in a vague enough way that media tea-leaf readers at both the Washington Post and […]

Will Fox Dump Glenn Beck?

That’s what David Carr of the New York Times suggests: Beck’s contract is up in December and maybe he and the Fox folks don’t see eye-to-eye. Howard Portnoy at Hot Air Green Room is dubious about this theory, citing Scott Baker at the Beck-sponsored Blaze blog. I don’t watch Beck’s show enough to offer any […]

Hey, Maybe Glenn Beck Was Right

You may recall that, when the Egyptian revolution first popped into the news, Glenn Beck caught a lot of grief for saying that the American Left was in league with Islamists to destabilize the Middle East. What Beck said — or perhaps the way he said it — seemed a bit kookier than that, but […]

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