Glenn Beck's Show is Over, But His Empire Lives

Glenn Beck’s talk show on Fox News is over, but Beck will cash in on his new-found “obscurity."  Fans can still soak in Beck’s indoctrination on his three-hour-a-day radio talk show for free, but what about those who miss his face?

There is a solution! Pay just 4.99/month plus a $60 box, and hardcore Beck followers can stream his rants onto their TVs by September.  But wait.  For $9.95/month, even more hardcore fans can join Beck’s “Insiders” club, where they can watch both Beck’s show on TV and check out the videos of his daily radio program. 

If September cannot some soon enough, Becksters can join his “Insider Extreme” club and watch a show about Beck’s show called “The Making of GBTV.” As thrilling as that sounds, Beck also announced a new, non-profit humanitarian project “Mercury One” that is dedicated, like he, to “saving America.”

Dig into your pockets a little deeper and you can rock Glenn Beck apparel.  His clothing line “1791: The Original Blueprint” (derived of course from the year the Bill of Rights was signed) will manufacture all-American items like polo shorts and long-sleeved button-downs, made in the good ol’ U.S.A.  Proceeds will go to charity, and Beck will move to a mansion in Dallas, Texas that rents for $20,000/month.

God bless the free market. 


AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at July 6, 2011, 8:42am

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