Matthew Hiltzik, Glenn Beck's PR Guru, Is Former Democratic Operative

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Jason Horowitz Washington Post

"When I'm picking politicians, employees or business partners, I focus on their character not their political parties," Beck said in a statement. "And I know and trust Matthew's character."

The close friendship and lucrative business relationship that has developed between the 45-year-old conservative firebrand and the 37-year-old former Democratic operative shows how partisan media personalities get discovered, promoted and catapulted into the political stratosphere, even when the talent and the talent broker have opposing ideologies. But for Hiltzik's former Democratic allies, the alliance is still mostly shocking.

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