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Is Glenn Beck Sinking?

(303) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 8:03 PM

Since Glenn Beck launched his television show on Fox News Channel in January 2009, the program has become the premier conservative showcase for conspiratorial incoherence. But in recent months his ratings have taken a nosedive. Most strikingly, nearly half of his audience has disappeared in the last year....

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Does Robert Rodriguez's "Machete" Advocate 'Race War'?

(76) Comments | Posted September 10, 2010 | 5:15 PM

Most critics have come to more or less the same conclusion about Robert Rodriguez's new film, Machete. With few exceptions, the movie has been received as a directorially accomplished and modestly enjoyable comic-book revenge fantasy -- easy to look at, easy to laugh at, and easy to forget. There is,...

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The Farce of Glenn Beck's "Rally for America"

(230) Comments | Posted August 24, 2010 | 2:35 PM

America, the first step in your spiritual and political redemption is finally at hand.

Or so Glenn Beck would have us believe. After an eight-month build-up that began at an Orlando retirement community last November, Beck is now making the final preparations for his "Restoring Honor" rally on the National...

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Past is Prologue: Glenn Beck's "Rally for America" Redux

(112) Comments | Posted July 5, 2010 | 3:11 PM

The following contains an adapted excerpt from the author's new book, Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance.

Glenn Beck deserves every shell of heavy fire he's getting for his "Restoring Honor" rally scheduled for August 28 on the National Mall. His critics are right about...

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