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Author Milbank, Dana.

Title Tears of a clown : Glenn Beck and the tea bagging of America / Dana Milbank.

Imprint New York : Doubleday, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  320.52 B388Dm 2010    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 261 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents /repsonsible/responsible
Summary Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank takes a look at the unsettling rise of silly Fox News host Glenn Beck. The wildly popular broadcaster, with three million daily viewers, perfectly captures the vitriol of our time and the fact-free state of our political culture. The secret to his success is his willingness to traffic in the fringe conspiracies and Internet hearsay that others wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole: death panels, government health insurance for dogs, FEMA concentration camps, an Obama security force like Hitler's SS. But Beck, who is, according to a recent Gallup poll, admired by more Americans than the Pope, has nothing in his background that identifies him as an ideologue, giving rise to the speculation that his right-wing shtick is just that--the act of a brilliant showman, known for both his over-the-top daily outrages and for weeping on the air.--From publisher description.
Subject Beck, Glenn -- Political and social views.
Beck, Glenn -- Influence.
Television personalities -- United States -- Biography.
Radio personalities -- United States -- Biography.
Ignorance (Theory of knowledge) -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political culture -- United States.
Popular culture -- United States.
ISBN 9780385533881

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