Glenn Beck is a conservative radio host, author, entrepreneur, political commentator, and former television host. To his supporters he is a staunch defender of American values. His critics find that he espouses conspiracy theories and provocative rhetoric in order to get good ratings
Beck has written six best selling books. He has been married twice and has four children. Beck began working in radio after graduating high school. He is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. Raised Catholic, Beck and his wife joined the Church of the Latter Day Saints in 1999.
Beck describes himself as a conservative with Libertarian leanings. He was influenced by W. Cleon Skousen, a conservative, and Robert Welch, founder of the John Birch Society.
“This president I think has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture, I don't know what it is … I'm not saying that he doesn't like white people. I'm saying he has a problem. He has a, this guy is, I believe, a racist.”
(On President Obama during Fox & Friends on Fox News, July 28, 2009 – Source)
“The most used phrase in my administration if I were to be President would be, "What the hell you mean we're out of missiles?”
(The Glenn Beck Program, Premiere Radio Networks, 12 January 2009 – Source)
“Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The goal is globalization...And you must silence all dissenting voices. That's what Hitler did. That's what Al Gore, the U.N., and everybody on the global warming bandwagon [are doing].”
(The Glenn Beck Program, May 1, 2007 – Source)
“The only [Katrina victims] we're seeing on television are the scumbags.”
(The Glenn Beck Program, Sept. 9, 2005 – Source)