Considering every dollar spent subscribing to Glenn Beck's The Blaze TV is a dollar that can't be used to purchase canned food, ammunition or the Crovel Tactical, it's a minor miracle that the professional crybaby and conspiracy-monger has been able to make a dime off his network.
Nevertheless, the sharia socialism of the Obama years has been kind enough to Beck's projects that he has the resources to expand into a new venture, titled "American Dream Labs." The expansion will include a new global headquarters in New York City meant to "send a very clear message to everyone in New York…it will piss everyone off," as well as the creation of an international news program staffed by investigative journalists whom Beck has promised to "grow [on] our own."
Even more controversial than the NYC-based reporter-growing super-lab is The Blaze's pivot toward becoming "global libertarian news network." Needless to say, libertarianism and Beck's brand of bombastic Christian-tinged American exceptionalism are two tastes that rarely taste great together. Denizens of the Daily Paul boards were skeptical:
KingWm: Anyone calling RP, the epitome of libertarianism, an evil kook and pretending to be a libertarian is a wolf in sheep's clothing, and is up to no good. Does he think he is going to redefine libertarianism?
youngclassicalliberal: This can't be good. Doesn't this guy advocate war with Iran? That is about as illiberal as it gets.
Tudo: He's about as libertarian as mitt romney. Lowlife scumbag.
Ron Paul fans are the Underwriters Laboratories of libertarianism, except instead of engineering degrees they have volumes of Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises, and instead of checking for product defects they analyze political figures for ideological inconsistency.
In any case, they find Glenn Beck defective.
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