This blog is dedicated to drilling reform with particular focus on natural gas extraction so you might be wondering why I’m suddenly blogging about Koch Oil, the Tea Party funders, and Glen Beck. This is voter education, which is desperately needed in Texas.
DAVID VON DREHLE, TIME Magazine: Well, Glenn Beck comes from top 40 morning zoo radio. That’s where he started out his career, as a goofy guy doing radio stunts. He — he did that through the ’80s and the ’90s. He has talked about his battles with alcoholism. He conquered that in part by joining the Mormon Church, straightened out his life, and, since then, has been moving in the direction of becoming more of a conservative talk radio host.
But his politics are very gradually evolving. And there’s still a big part of that — of that morning zoo, entertainment-oriented, event-organizing, entrepreneurial spirit to the kind of work that Beck does.”
My friend said: “So how come this has become influential in the national political discussion? Or have Americans always had a penchant for following clowns?“