The 2010 TIME 100 – Glenn Beck
The Time 100 World’s most influential people list is out and Glenn Beck has made it. Love him or hate him, he has done a lot to wake the conservative American people up by giving them facts and proper history lessons – not the bleached version of the libs. I now know more about the USA constitution and the founding fathers than I thought I’d ever need to know. My only problem with GB is that he should stick to USA history and stay away from making comments on other countries as he usually puts his foot in it. Otherwise, well done Glenn! I’m sure your progressive fans will be lining up to congratulate you!
By Sarah Palin
Who’d have thought a history buff with a quirky sense of humor and a chalkboard could make for such riveting television? Glenn’s like the high school government teacher so many wish they’d had, charting and connecting ideas with chalk-dusted fingers — kicking it old school — instead of becoming just another talking-heads show host. Self-taught, he’s become America’s professor of common sense, sharing earnestly sought knowledge with an audience hungry for truth. Glenn, 46, tackles topics other news shows would regard as arcane. Consider his desire to teach Americans about the history of the progressive movement: he’s doing to progressive what Ronald Reagan did to liberal — explaining that it’s a damaged brand.
His love of the Founding Fathers inspires others to learn and respect our nation’s history. Best of all, Glenn delights in driving the self-proclaimed powers-that-be crazy. (The whole country awaits the red phone ringing!). Even his critics (whom he annihilates in ratings) have to admire his amazing ability to galvanize everyday Americans to better themselves and peacefully engage their government. Though he sometimes dismisses himself as an aw-shucks guy or just a “rodeo clown,” he’s really an inspiring patriot who was once at the bottom but now makes a much needed difference from the very, very top.
Palin, a former governor of Alaska, was the Republican candidate for Vice President in 2008