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Published:September 24th, 2009 21:07 EST
Glenn Beck Has Made No Secret of His Desire to Influence

Glenn Beck Has Made No Secret of His Desire to Influence

By SOP newswire2

Fox`s Glenn Beck increasingly sets media`s agenda

Fox News` Glenn Beck has made no secret of his desire to influence the stories other news outlets cover, at one point boasting that a story on his program about ACORN would divert the media`s attention from health care reform. In recent months, Beck has successfully pushed into the mainstream stories about ACORN; the April 15 and September 12 tea parties; White House "czars" Van Jones, Mark Lloyd, and Cass Sunstein; and the National Endowment for the Arts. CLICK TO READ THE FACTS
 
ACORN videos

April 15 Tea Parties
9-12 Tea Parties
"Czars" witch hunt: Van Jones
"Czars" witch hunt: Mark Lloyd
"Czars" witch hunt: Cass Sunstein
NEA and Yosi Sergant
 
 
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THE FACTS

Beck Praises Constitutional Provision Protecting Slave Trade
In a chapter in his new book purporting to explain to "idiots" what "our Founding Fathers really intended," Glenn Beck praises an obsolete provision of the U.S. Constitution that prohibited Congress from outlawing the slave trade before 1808 and capped taxes on the slave trade at $10 per slave. In his explanation of the provision, Beck does not mention slavery, saying instead that the provision means that the Founders apparently "felt like there was a value to being able to live here" and lamenting: "Not anymore. These days we can`t ask anything of immigrants -- including that they abide by our laws." Continue Reading...
 
Beck Attacks 14th Amendment, Complete With Picture of Man, Baby In Sombreros

Beck Ignores Reported Arrest To Attack "Nanny State" Road Checks For Drunken Drivers

The Skeletons In Glenn Beck`s Closet 
 
 
Doug Stauffer
Television Booking Coordinator
Media Matters for America
dstauffer@mediamatters.org