Glenn Beck Rebrands the Blaze as Libertarian
And he plans to move offices in New York to 'piss everyone off'
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2013 1:09 PM CST
Glenn Beck shows a diagram on his hand as he and Gov. Eliot Spitzer, left, square off at DISH's "War of the Words" at the Fillmore on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Denver.   (AP Photo/DISH, Chris Schneider)

(Newser) – Glenn Beck is jumping back into the fray, announcing plans to take the Blaze and recast it with a Libertarian spin. He'll also be opening three foreign bureaus, starting a nightly news magazine called For the Record, and will relocate his New York staff to a building that will "send a very clear message to everyone in New York... it will piss everyone off," reports BuzzFeed. For the Record will cover terrain "that no one else, quite frankly, has the balls to do," says the cryptic Beck.

Beck thinks television news has turned into political extremists on both sides just "yelling at each other" and promises his network won't "play in that crazy space." A teaser of the nightly program showed conversations about non-crazy-space topics like how the NSA is turning America into a "surveillance state." Buzzfeed speculates that it's an attempt to grab a young conservative audience, but Beck maintains the move is a reflection of his own politics. "I'm a lot closer to Penn Jillette than I am to Chuck Hagel," he said.

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loyalamerican
Jan 13, 2013 8:47 AM CST
I could watch his old show for 3 minutes and see him at his chalkboard preaching conspiracy. Always good for a laugh. People that watch his show and believe him are good cantidates for a lobotomy.
Murahu
Jan 11, 2013 6:38 PM CST
Beck helped expose the millions of dollars spent by George Soros on his left-wing front groups. Beck was one of the first to warn about Muslim Brotherhood Morsi and his rise to power in Egypt, with the help of the Obama-Hillary crowd. While Al Gore was busy selling his Current to Arab fanatics, Beck continues to expose the ideological madness at the core of much of the progressive movements. I may not agree with all of his views; but Beck is someone who should be heard more.
DougMasters
Jan 10, 2013 8:09 AM CST
"Beck thinks television news has turned into political extremists on both sides just "yelling at each other" and promises his network won't "play in that crazy space."" Beck, it isn't that I don't like what you say here, it's true that this is the state of media and I hope you don't play in that crazy space. But, you are crazy. I'd like to take you seriously but you're kind of batty.