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Sep. 22 2009 - 10:15 pm | 927 views | 1 recommendation | 10 comments

Glenn Beck’s First TV Appearance – 1986

After archiving 101 clips that cemented the Fox News nomination as the official broadcaster of Idiocracy, it does not surprise me that this is how Glenn Beck started his broadcasting career, 23 years ago.

What you’ll see in the video clip below is Glenn’s first TV appearance, a 1986 commercial for radio station Y-95 in Phoenix and… “the new Y95 morning zookeepers — Glenn Beck and Tim Hattrick!

Interestingly in an interview Tim Hattrick said…

It was impossible to talk to him about anything without reference to how to bring it into the show. I never once saw any evidence that he could turn it off. In that sense he was a one-dimensional person. But he was great at being a grandstanding, pompous idiot and shaking the brushes for attention.

Still, everyday I wonder how Glenn Beck has so much influence over the masses.

Even more interesting from the article. Is how it describes how Beck settled a rivalry he had with another DJ.

A couple days after Kelly’s wife, Terry, had a miscarriage, Beck called her live on the air and says, ‘We hear you had a miscarriage,’ ” remembers Brad Miller, a former Y95 DJ and Clear Channel programmer. “When Terry said, ‘Yes,’ Beck proceeded to joke about how Bruce [Kelly] apparently can’t do anything right — about he can’t even have a baby.

These quotes came from a extensive 3 part, 12 page article written by Alexander Zaitchik for Salon.com.If anybody has an audio clip of this by all means send me the link and I’ll update it into this post.


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    The article on Salon is great. I give it a huge recommendation. Explains a lot about the freak he has become now.

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    Beck is a shoulder shrugging, unapologetic commercial success story. In Katie Couric’s CBS interview with Glenn Beck he stated that any protests deriding President Obama were fair play. He also said he was not a journalist – something quite obvious. Apparently his mother’s suicide influenced his decision to become a Mormon and straighten out his drug and alcohol addled life. I think Karl Rove’s mother killed herself too. I sympathize with both men for that, maybe they would have taken a different tack if their mothers had lived. Tom Medlicott

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    I can’t tell which one is the monkey.

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    Cool! Chips AND human-sized piles of chimp poop! Seriously, how dearly I wish that the public realized that such people are so-called “entertainers” and are not politcal experts of any kind.

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    Apologies for the typo — meant to type “political,” of course.

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    Cool! Chimps AND human-sized piles of chimp poop.

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    Good lord – Zaitchik is writing a whole book on Glenn Beck?

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