From an interview with Glenn Beck in Forbes (emphasis mine):

With a deadpan, Beck insists that he is not political: “I could give a flying crap about the political process.” Making money, on the other hand, is to be taken very seriously, and controversy is its own coinage. “We’re an entertainment company,” Beck says. He has managed to monetize virtually everything that comes out of his mouth. He gets $13 million a year from print (books plus the ten-issue-a-year magazine Fusion). Radio brings in $10 million. Digital (including a newsletter, the ad-supported and merchandise) pulls in $4 million. Speaking and events are good for $3 million and television for $2 million. Over several days in mid-March Beck allowed a reporter to follow him through his multimedia incarnations, with one exception, his 5 p.m. daily show on Fox News, which attracts just under 3 million viewers. (FORBES has a relationship with that channel via Forbes on Fox.)

Sure, sure, deadpan. Here’s my response — which will simply come across as preaching to the choir to my politically simpatico friends and as unworthy of notice for anyone else:

Dear Glenn,

Glad to see you’re being honest with yourself and acknowledging that you’re really just putting on an act designed to feed into the fear and anger of some of the most narrow-minded members of the right wing movement. It’s unfortunate that even if your “constituents” are faced with this exact comment from you, they will stubbornly insist that it was taken out of context and twisted out of shape by the manipulative liberal media to discredit you. But you knew that already, didn’t you?

Enjoy the money!



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