While Rep. Mark Souder is busy apologizing for his sins against God, Glenn Beck continues to shed phony tears, preach fear and hatred, and spread lies all while pocketing the big bucks with a little help from his sponsors. He apologizes to no one.
In recent months, Glenn Beck has repeatedly used his television show to plug gold as a way for his audience to "protect" themselves from the possible economic collapse of the U.S. dollar and economy. At the same time, several precious metals investment firms have regularly advertised on his television show, and Beck is a "Paid Spokesman" for Goldline International, which has an "exclusive" sponsorship deal with his radio show and bills itself as "Glenn Beck's Choice for Gold."
Beck has no problem with his conscience, with offending any deity, or any mortal, for that matter. He continues to use fear tactics to scare his viewers into buying gold while profiting from their fear.
Now Rep. Anthony Weiner is on to him, and he's sending a very loud, very clear message to Goldline. This can't end well:
Media Matters has documented how Beck and other conservative pundits frequently “plug gold” as a hedge against supposed economic collapse, while simultaneously profiting from ads run by companies like Goldline that sell the metal. Now, Politico’s Ben Smith reports that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is “going after” Goldline and its right-wing pundit backers:
A Weiner aide forwards his [press] advisory, headed, “‘Goldline’ Rips Off Consumers, Profits Off Public Fears, Likely Violates Federal Law.”
“The company has formed an unholy alliance with conservative pundits to drive a false narrative and play off public fears in order to sell its products”, says the release.
Unholy, indeed. I have a sneaky feeling God will side with Weiner on this one. Hey, Beck and Co., you might want to start repenting.
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