This takes the cake in shady marketing. Beck's handlers have designed a new website for him, ostensibly along the lines of HuffPost or Daily Beast, except for one catch. All the stories are about Glenn Beck. And all the ads are for Goldline. When will these sad tea party chumps realize they've been taken for a ride?
Exclusive: Glenn Beck Launches “News And Opinion” Website, The Blaze, Tonight
by Steve Krakauer | 8:20 pm, August 30th, 2010
Having conquered TV, radio, book publishing and now live events, Glenn Beck is looking to expand his media empire into a new arena – the web (obviously GlennBeck.com is thriving too).
Mediaite has the exclusive details about a news and opinion website Beck is launching tonight. Here’s what to expect.
Beck’s new site is called TheBlaze.com, and will be edited by Scott Baker, formerly of Breitbart TV and host of “The B-Cast”. In an exclusive statement, he tells Mediaite:
Holy cow this is getting tedious. Samples from this "News & Opinion" site below.
Oh yes, here's Baker's "exclusive statement." Have a seat, it's totally mindblowing:
Our hope is that everyone who comes to The Blaze finds original reporting, insightful opinions and engaging videos about the stories that matter most. We are excited to launch and I look forward to keeping Scott and his team busy by sending countless ideas at 3am every morning.
Well, let me just give you some of the original headlines and blurbs. I did not notice any insightful opinions or engaging videos. Is there any point in reading beyond these headlines?
A Message From Glenn
There comes a time when you have to stop complaining and do something. And so we decided to hire some actual journalists to launch a new website.
Here's what the "actual journalists" are reporting:
HuffPo Pulls Glenn Beck ‘Sex Tape’ Article
Author offered $100,000 for anything that "succeeds in removing Glenn Beck from the public eye forever."
Black Robe Regiment: The Clergy of 8/28 FAITH
Read Glenn Beck's interview with David Barton, Founder and President of WallBuilders, on the history of the Black Robe Regiment.
NY Times Columnist on Beck: ‘I Underestimated the Man’ FAITH
"Entering this weekend, I was convinced that Glenn Beck’s star was about to go into eclipse."
The Children of 8/28 FAITH
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Slideshow: Newspaper Coverage of 8/28 FAITH
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Kurtz Defends Beck: He’s Not Like Al-Qaeda OPINION & MEDIA
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In Memory of MLK: A Radical Leftist Agenda
Glenn Beck's rally avoided politics, but Rev. Al Sharpton's portrayed the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. dream as an extension of the Democratic Party
There are two ads for Goldline, and one for Dick Armey's book.
There is a blog. They did not spring for a copy editor, apparently:
Beck and Sharpton Step Into The ‘No-Spin Zone’ MEREDITH JESSUP
There are two side to every argument, and tonight, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly welcomed them both onto his 8pm broadcast.
Record number of Americans rely on government to get by MEREDITH JESSUP
As USA Today reports, the proportion of Americans who find themselves relying on government assistance to get by these days has grown to historic levels. More than 50 million Americans (an astounding one out of every six Americans) are now enrolled in government anti-poverty programs–that up at least 17% since the economic recession began in December 2007.
President Obama’s stimulus package also welcomed more people onto government assistance at the beginning last year. With Congress’ help, unemployment benefits have been extended on eight different occasions–from 26 weeks to the current 99-week entitlement.
Oh Meredith. Could you not afford to finish high school?
Here is the entire staff of professional writers,
editors journalists, and video producers:
THE EDITORIAL STAFF
Associate Editor/Video Producer
JONATHON M. SEIDL
You can take out an ad. That is, you can if you are Goldline, or Dick Armey:
The Blaze is a news, information and opinion site brought to you by Glenn Beck and a dedicated team of writers, journalists & video producers.
Our goal is to post, report and analyze stories of interest on a wide range of topics from politics and culture to faith and family.
Have a question? Contact us at email@example.com
Want to advertise? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Frankly, they don't need your stinking ad dollars.
The Blaze is the next Drudge, or HuffPost, or Gawker, or Daily Beast, or Breitbart, with an angle. All Glenn Beck News All the Time. If you think that's News & Opinion, I have some gold coins for sale. Also, a bridge. I can see it from my window.
At what point do the Gullibles admit they've been had? When they're down to their last Gold Quatloos?
UPDATE Now when I refresh the page, the ads are linking to FreedomWorks. God, it's just pathetic. Is this the best oppostion we can afford? What about some honest people with some real ideas?
Update Please remember this, friends, if you had any doubt. From the vanity site of the
great man himself:
Kurtz Defends Beck: He’s Not Like Al-Qaeda
I guess they were really running out of nice things to say about the guy.