Whatever became of that Glenn Beck guy?
When Glenn Beck ‘parted company’ with Fox News in June of last year, he took his Glenn Beck-ness with him. He took his tears, and his chalkboards, and his patriotic unction. He took his world-historical sweep and his zodiac of personal demons. He took his edifying projects and his long-haul feuds, his hobbyhorses and hobgoblins. He took his face, his voice, the vials of his wrath, the quivering curds of his indignation—he took it all, and he left the network. Gone! There was no replacement for Glenn Beck. None was possible. The portal simply resealed itself, and there we were again—we the people, the watchers of Fox, back with the everyday lineup of guffers and bluffers.
Where did Glenn Beck go, on his nimbus of madness? To the Internet, that’s where. In September 2011, mere months into his exile, Beck launched a Web TV network called GBTV.
Read on dear reader. Bask in the brilliance of GBTV’s lineup. GBTV surely has something for everyone. Whether you want to chuckle at a low-brow comedy program or watch post-acopalyse types living out the end of days in bunkers, this is the place to get it. And don’t worry gentle souls of the intertubes, Glenn didn’t forget the children.
Liberty Treehouse is GBTV’s show ‘for the younger set.’ Here you can step aboard the BioBus (it runs on vegetable oil), explore the history of the jelly bean, and learn what happens when you put dry ice inside a latex glove. It’s a pretty good show. You can also listen to the host, Raj Nair, gush about the Big Cheese, his visionary CEO. ‘Glenn is my boss,’ he told viewers on March 6, ‘so I see him a lot, and if there’s one person he really reminds me of, it’s that of Walt Disney. This guy who has dreams … People are like, ‘Ah! Ain’t gonna happen! No way! Too crazy, too big!’ But just like Walt Disney, Glenn’s like, ‘All right!’ and that just fuels him even more.’
My dear poor Mr Nair, I don’t know Disney, but I know Glenn is no Disney.
Oh and don’t fret, Glenn is still carrying on his grudge against George Soros.
Now he’s at his blackboard, probing the money behind the perfidious liberal organization Media Matters: ‘$4.3 million from Tides Foundation,’ he murmurs, wonderingly. ‘That’s George Soros! Then there’s 2.3 [million] from the Bohemian Foundation … Huh, that’s almost like the ancient god Baal … Are you seeing the pattern here at all? Are you beginning to see the pattern?’