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Boston Marathon 'Suspect' Sues Glenn Beck

Beck was convinced Abdulrahman Alharbi was behind attacks

(Newser) - Remember the Saudi Arabian student who was briefly questioned and quickly cleared in the Boston Marathon bombing? Well, Glenn Beck was really convinced that 20-year-old Abdulrahman Alharbi was behind the attacks, railing against Alharbi on multiple episodes of his show even after he'd been cleared; now Alharbi is suing...

Sorry, Beck: Sometimes It's Too Late to Apologize

Caitlin Dickson, Matt Lewis say they're not letting Fox's ex-demagogue off the hook

(Newser) - Glenn Beck yesterday expressed remorse for, in his words, "helping tear the country apart" during his Fox News tenure. But Caitlin Dickson at the Daily Beast isn't accepting that apology, calling it "too little, too late." This is the guy who once told the world that...

Glenn Beck: I Helped 'Tear the Country Apart'

Says he should have been more 'uniting' on Fox News

(Newser) - Glenn Beck has apparently had some time to think since leaving Fox News to start his own media company in 2011. Speaking to Megyn Kelly yesterday, a bearded and apparently somewhat somber Beck reflected on his time at the network:
  • "I remember it as an awful lot of fun

Boehner, Reid: The Guys Who Won't Budge

Boehner could end the shutdown tomorrow; Reid leaks emails in cutthroat move

(Newser) - The government shutdown is dragging on thanks in no small part to two men: John Boehner and Harry Reid. Boehner, the Washington Post points out, could almost certainly pass a clean CR and end the shutdown if he wanted to—but he'd have to rely on a coalition of...

Glenn Beck: I Could Have Said Things Differently

Says he regrets being so divisive in years past

(Newser) - A reflective Glenn Beck says he regrets that some of his fiery opinions caused division in the country over the last several years. He wasn't fully aware of the perilous times and people "at each other's throats," said the conservative radio host, who accepted a First...

Stewart Blasts Beck's 'Freedom Towns'

Jon Stewart rails on so-called freedom lovers

(Newser) - A group of ultra-right-wingers in Idaho who want to start their own community and live "in accordance with Thomas Jefferson's ideal of rightful liberty"? That's like catnip for Jon Stewart, who spent more than 10 minutes on last night's Daily Show focused on the idea....

Glenn Beck Rebrands the Blaze as Libertarian

And he plans to move offices in New York to 'piss everyone off'

(Newser) - Glenn Beck is jumping back into the fray, announcing plans to take the Blaze and recast it with a Libertarian spin. He'll also be opening three foreign bureaus, starting a nightly news magazine called For the Record, and will relocate his New York staff to a building that will...

Glenn Beck, Vince Vaughn Plan Reality Show

Documentary makers will compete on Beck's network

(Newser) - The newest entry in the world of reality shows probably isn't what you expected: Glenn Beck is teaming with actor and director Vince Vaughn to create a competition for documentary filmmakers, reports Politico . The Pursuit of Truth will air on Beck's TheBlaze TV sometime next year, with 20...

eBay Removes Glenn Beck's 'Obama in Pee Pee' Art

Even though host said 'urine' was really just beer

(Newser) - For some reason, eBay didn't want to sell a piece of "art" by Glenn Beck dubbed "Obama in Pee Pee." Beck debuted the piece—a mason jar holding an Obama figurine submerged in Beck's "urine," which he says is really beer—on his...

Conservatives Pile on Candy Crowley

Rush accuses her of 'journalistic terrorism'

(Newser) - One person who definitely did not win the presidential debate this week was Candy Crowley—at least as far as conservatives are concerned. Right-wingers are claiming the take-charge moderator deliberately helped Barack Obama look good, reports CBS News . "Crowley's behavior goes beyond despicable as it was a blatant...

Glenn Beck Returns to Television Tonight

This time he's got his own channel

(Newser) - He's baaaaaack. Conservative talk show host and onetime Fox News darling Glenn Beck is returning to the television airwaves after about a year of trying his hand at Internet-only broadcasting, reports the New York TImes . He plans to make an announcement later today about a new partnership with Dish...

Glenn Beck Gets $100M Radio Deal

Deal will keep Beck on air until 2017

(Newser) - Love him or hate him, Glenn Beck isn't going anywhere. The conservative radio host has signed a new five-year, $100 million deal with syndicator Premiere Networks, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The deal represents a hefty pay bump for Beck, whose last five-year radio contract was for $10 million...

Ted Nugent Meeting With Secret Service Today

'I'll be thoroughly polite,' he tells Glenn Beck

(Newser) - As if the Secret Service didn't have enough to deal with just now, agents are meeting today with shoot-from-the-lip rocker Ted Nugent . They're concerned about his comments that he'll be "dead or in jail" if President Obama wins reelection, apparently indicating some kind of violence . During...

141 Companies on Limbaugh Ad Exodus

McDonald's, NBC, US Army join the anti-Rush list

(Newser) - The Limbaugh advertising stampede is now officially an exodus. What was "only" 45 companies listed last week has expanded into a mass migration of 141 advertisers, according to an internal Premiere Radio Networks memo obtained by the Traffic Directors Guild of America . The memo lists 96 national companies that...

Faith Experts to Santorum: Stop Ripping Colleges

Calls Obama academic 'snob'

(Newser) - Rick Santorum has a bone to pick with college. This weekend, he called President Obama "a snob" for wanting "everybody in America to go to college"—perhaps a bit strange coming from a man with more degrees than the president, the Washington Post notes. Added Santorum: “...

Fox News Takes Heat for Move Toward Center

It's part of Roger Ailes' 'course correction'

(Newser) - Is Fox News shifting to the center, relatively speaking? Politico thinks so, tracing it back to a "course correction" ordered by Roger Ailes last fall. He wanted Fox to move away from Tea Party "cheerleading" and to tone down the far-right rhetoric, writes Politico's Keach Hagey. "...

GBTV&#39;s New Reality Show an &#39;Absolute Beck-Gasm&#39;
GBTV's New Reality Show
an 'Absolute Beck-Gasm'

GBTV's New Reality Show an 'Absolute Beck-Gasm'

'Independence USA' looks like pretty much what you'd expect

(Newser) - Finally, a GBTV series that is an absolute "Beck-gasm," "exactly what you’d expect a Glenn Beck-produced reality series to be," gushes Jon Bershad at Mediaite . Other shows have had their Beck-inspired moments, but not until now have we had one that "completely embodies everything...

Tea Party's Newt Backers Are Racist: Glenn Beck

Now he says he didn't really mean it, and just wanted to get 'people to think'

(Newser) - Glenn Beck is back in the news, this time over comments that are rankling plenty of conservatives. On Friday, Beck made a bold statement: That Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama are basically the same progressive guy, so if you're a member of the Tea Party and support Gingrich, there'...

2011, as Told in 18 Items
 2011, as Told in 18 Items 

2011, as Told in 18 Items

From Steve Jobs' turtleneck to Kate Middleton cash

(Newser) - If the BBC can summarize all of history in 100 objects, then Vanity Fair can do a year in 18. The magazine offers a collection of iconic objects—some real, some fictional—as a time capsule of sorts for 2011. Among the highlights:
  • The Hello Kitty cat holding a “

Limbaugh, Beck Outraged Over Fallon-Bachmann Incident

Limbaugh responds by 'introducing' Michelle Obama...

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck have both weighed in on the Michele Bachman-Jimmy Fallon incident , coming down firmly on the side of Bachmann. “She’s right, if that had been Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton” who was introduced with a derogatory song, “NBC would have fired the entire...

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