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Author Zaitchik, Alexander, 1974-
Title Common nonsense : Glenn Beck and the triumph of ignorance / Alexander Zaitchick.
Published Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010.
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 Reading Room  CT275.B5463 Z35 2010    IN LIBRARY
 Generously Provided By: Robert and Maureen GohstandReading Room Bookplate Image 
Description v, 282 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-273) and index.
Contents Portrait of a young deejay -- Last stop on the top 40 train -- The luckiest loudmouth in Tampa -- It's always about Glenn -- CNN? -- A rodeo clown goes large -- Beck unbound -- False victory -- A deep-seated hatred for...the White culture? -- Acorn -- Brother Beck presents : Mormon masterpiece theater -- The ghost of Cleon Skousen -- The 9.12 project -- Epilogue.
Summary "Traces Beck's personal history from his troubled childhood through his years as a 'morning zoo' DJ to his sudden and meteoric rise to the conservative media heap. [The author] pays special attention to Beck's transformation from alcoholic-snorting, failed disc jockey without a political thought in his head to wealthy, bile-spewing, right-wing demagogue." -- Dust jacket.
Subject Beck, Glenn -- Influence.
Beck, Glenn -- Political and social views.
Conservatism -- United States.
Ignorance (Theory of knowledge) -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political culture -- United States.
Popular culture -- United States.
Radio personalities -- United States -- Biography.
Television personalities -- United States -- Biography.
Authors, American -- Biography.
Mormons -- United States -- Biography.
Collection Title Robert and Maureen Gohstand Reading Room Collection.
ISBN 9780470557396 (cloth)
0470557397 (cloth)
OCLC number 471799571