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Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

Surprisingly fascinating

I had pretty low expectations for this book, expecting nothing but name calling. But it turned out to be full of rich information about media, conservative politics, and the man Glenn Beck. I don't think I'll ever watch his show the same way again.

posted by PortlandLiberal on July 3, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

13 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

A Joke

This book is a joke, and is full of lies. Maybe thats why its collectimg dust on the shelves.

posted by 2570826 on June 30, 2010

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  • Posted August 10, 2010

    Balanced look at Glenn Beck the main

    Alexander Zaitchik has written a well-researched and thoughtful book about the conservative media superstar Glenn Beck.
    He traces Glenn Beck's life from his early days growing up in Mount Vernon, Washington to his time as a Top 40 disc jockey at various radio stations around the country to his eventual rise as a conservative pundit and multi-media personality.
    Mr. Zaitchik interviews a number of people who worked with Beck as he rose through the media ranks. Some have positive things to say about him; others have less than positive memories of him.
    Readers will discover, for instance, Glenn Beck sported a pony-tail during his Top 40 radio days, dressed as a banana for a publicity stunt, and loved to snort cocaine.
    Anyone who is interested in learning more about Glenn Beck will find this book illuminating.

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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