Tag Archives: Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck’s ‘Agenda 21′ is a young adult dystopia conspiracy novel

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here.) Actually, Glenn Beck didn’t actually write “Agenda 21,” a fan named Harriet Parke did, but Beck’s name, huge at the top, is why this young adult, middling dystopia … Read More

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In Lee v. Skousen tiff, LDS Church sided with the man who liked strippers

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here) One of the more entertaining Utah political tiffs was the battle between Salt Lake City Mayor J. Bracken Lee and Salt Lake City Police Chief W. Cleon Skousen. … Read More

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Get ready for Glenn Beck Web TV

Glenn Beck may be leaving Fox News, but the poli-evangelist who can cry on cue is not leaving his fans’ adoring eyes. In what will be closely watched by industry observers, Beck will soon launch a Web TV channel GBTV, … Read More

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Frank J. Cannon was a reverse Glenn Beck-type celebrity for antiMormonism

Editor’s note: This is part 2 of a Standard Works series on the campaign of Mormon renegade, Frank J. Cannon, son of an apostle, to turn public opinion against the LDS Church and its prophet, Joseph F. Smith. Part 1 Read … Read More

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More than 100 years ago, Mormons, Smoot Senate hearings titillated the public

To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here Utah Sen. Reed Smoot, R-Utah, was an apostle and U.S. senator. Too bad that too few of us recall the fierce, almost-four year U.S. Senate battle that resulted … Read More

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Is Glenn Beck pitching the White Horse — Constitution hangs by a thread — Prophecy?

Dana Milbank, a cleverly snarky writer for The Washington Post, is tub-thumping a new hit-job book he’s published on Glenn Beck. Milbank can write, and I want to read it. On the Huffington Post, Milbank has penned a blog claiming … Read More

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