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Doing more than any other cable “news” outlet, Glenn Beck interviewed Republican presidential candidate (and current frontrunner) Rick Santorum for a solid hour on the GBTV Internet show yesterday, asking him questions that included several posed by listeners who had twittered them into the studio.

As my radio show listeners know, I’m just about completely weaned off TV cable news. Done with it. Fini. Kaput. My blood pressure is normal now.  I no longer feel insulted as I did every time the idiots on Faucks et al blahblahblah-ed their usual propaganda. Direct deposit paychecks, not truth, are everything to these people.  Start with with Roger Ailes and work your way down the list…

Now I’m getting news of the day on the Internet, beginning with Glenn’s radio show sharing my computer screen.

Following that, I’m tuned to Rush, either by computer or iPhone when I’m out and about. Later, when I’m prepping for my own radio show, the two-hour GBTV afternoon program is running on my screen, followed by the hour-long “Real News” — arguably the smartest, liveliest discussion available on a variety of topics — foreign policy, the economy, politics, Obama — offered by the Triple-B (beautiful, brilliant and brainy) S.E. Cupp, Will Cain, Buck Sexton, Jedediah Bila, and Amy Holmes (who’s a much better commentator than headline reader.  Suggestion: Can we get Robyn Walensky from Beck’s morning show to do the afternoon cut-ins?)

Depending on the day’s topics, other experts also sit in — Erick Stakelbeck is a frequent contributor when discussing radical Islamism, for example.

Scott Baker, The Blaze executive editor, reports on the day’s top stories, as  measured by what you and I are reading.

For my money, subscribing to GBTV for $10 a month is the best investment I could make.  It is seriously well worth the soon-to-be price of a gallon of gas…

Here’s a clip of yesterday’s show with Rick Santorum.  Where else have you seen an hour long interview with him?

“Glenn Beck, whose tenure at Fox News was meteoric, controversial, and ended frostily on June 30, 2011, has built a subscription-based Internet network, GBTV, which is the distinctive feature of his extensive multimedia empire.

He also has a nationwide radio program that competes with Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity for top ratings, and he has written a stream of books that have landed him on the New York Times bestseller list in both adult and children’s categories.

Clearly, Beck has a committed following. His daily two-hour webcast launched last fall with 230,000 subscribers at a base price of $4.95 per month. Forbes media writer Jeff Bercovici estimated that Beck could net $100 million a year from all his enterprises, but with a daily Internet audience of only about 10 percent of his peak viewership on Fox News.”

The Atlantic

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