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August 10th, 2014
12:30 PM ET

The business of being Glenn Beck

In part two of Brian Stelter's exclusive interview, Glenn Beck opened up about his business strategy - "my goal is to hit as many touch points as we possibly can" - and where he sees himself in ten years.

For more, watch part one of the interview, watch this video clip about Beck's admiration for Walt Disney and read Stelter's CNNMoney.com article about Beck's cable and Internet channel TheBlaze.

· Related: Glenn Beck's challenge: Getting onto your TV


Filed under: Reliable Sources
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  1. Scott Peterson

    A really poor journalistic effort. May be the last time I watch this show and increases my doubts about CNN being a go-to quality news source.

    August 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Reply
  2. Iwitte Le Sneuse

    WHAT THE FIRETRUCK IS THIS B.S. ABOUT GLENN BECK DOING ON RELIABLE SOURCES? What were you thinking? A. It is CNN Business News only, except it is a programmed opportunity for Brian Seltzer (yeah, mispelled on purpose for a purpose) to push himself over on CNN Business news. It's called "hype". The gross mis-portrayal of Glenn Beck alone was so highly biased that I was reaching for the Alka-Stelter. Brian, young man, you have now branded yourself in my mind as one of THE unobjective characters on CNN, and a complete betrayal of what Reliable Sources is supposed to be (well among us news-educated viewers)! Glenn Beck would be one of those cannon-fodder fools that Reliable Sources is supposed to be taking down via Reason! How far up and where is your head stuck? And as just news or business news, why is Glenn Beck's little fantasy network national news at all? You (your producers) have turned a birthday party balloon (and hired clown) into a giant hot-air balloon. Why are you in the business of advertising to this dingdong? Reliable Sources? No. Reliably Hype? Yes. Grossly unjournalistic portrayal of Glenn Beck for the entirety of who he is and what he says? Yes. If he was what you portray, he would even still be on Fox (Faux) News as a punditer. BAAAAAD journalism. Spankable offense. On that note, I actually go watch Howard on Media Buzz, and in spite of being on Fox Propaganda, it is better than Reliable Sources as media/news criticism. What would Kurtz have to say about Beck (oops, no offense to the real Beck, and congrats on the excellent new genius release). I would LOVE to see Media Buzz's take on Reliable Sources. Re-lie-able Sour-says. One effective thing that the piece ("piece of work") will do, is that it will help Glenn Beck get more cable access. (That Glenn is actually taking on big corporate media and takeover of cable TV is highly commendable, Mr. Beck. And regardless of the content (I have been following you as an educated journalist for many years, and you have provided countless Intro to Media Criticism hours of fun), I highly commend you for taking your resources and being an independent. So, Brain Seltzer, this piece was an f'ing joke, and had NO business on "Reliable" Sources. In fact, I challenge you to refute me, but bear in mind that Ron Superpowers is on my speed dial, and my brain was forever altered by Mike Kirk beginning in September, 1973. Add Joyce Campbell and Art Hook (brought us Eyewitless News as curriculum) a few years later, and although my B.A. in Radio/TV did not take me off into the fluffland of broadcast TV news, it did take me into critical thinking as it pertains to the news. I don't just watch the news, I analyze it. I understand local and national broadcast TV news in a way that a small fraction of your viewers do. (Maybe even you, not that I care.)

    August 10, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Reply

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