Glenn Beck’s Chalkboard Is Trapped in the Closet

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 11:02 am

I noticed, on a visit to the offices of Americans for Tax Reform, that the chalkboard Glenn Beck gave to the American Conservative Union during CPAC was nowhere to be seen. (ACU’s David Keene had pledged to display it prominently at Grover Norquist’s weekly meeting of conservatives.) Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri ferret out the chalkboard’s location:

There was a grand unveiling ceremony the Wednesday following Beck’s appearance at CPAC. But since its unveiling, the board has yet to be used. Apparently, it got in the way of speakers who use microphones and PowerPoint slides to make their point.

“We haven’t gotten to the technology where we can use the chalkboard yet,” ATR Communications Director John Kartch told Yeas & Nays. “We’re not advanced enough for that yet.”

While ATR moved to a larger office in late 2008, and the new meeting room is fairly spacious, the Wednesday meetings are inevitably too crowded to make room for something as big as this.

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chrisjay
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

Beck & his chalkboard give his simpleton viewers the mistaken impression that they're learning something. These are the same yokels who slept thru class or ditched it altogether in school; Beck exploits the fact that they don't know any better and that scribbling words & squiggles on the board need not involve actual facts if it is going to make an impression on credulous rubes and teabaggerz.


monkey99
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

Absolutely!

They should be affronted by the way he does things. Of the few times I watched this crank, I was. He's a seditionist, nothing less.


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mardod
Comment posted March 27, 2010 @ 12:44 am

Cute headline. As for that quote near the end:

“We haven’t gotten to the technology where we can use the chalkboard yet,” ATR Communications Director John Kartch told Yeas & Nays. “We’re not advanced enough for that yet.”

For a group of people who are not generally regarded as being all that bright, maybe the attempt at self-deprecating humor was a bad idea.


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