Glenn Beck University Is Now Enrolling

No campus, just online lectures

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 3, 2010 11:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – Three words sure to strike fear, or maybe just ridicule, in the hearts of his enemies: Glenn Beck University. The Fox News host announces its launch on his website, though it's not exactly a university (despite a crest featuring George Washington's head). Think online lectures. As Beck puts it, his "experts will explore the concepts of Faith, Hope and Charity and show you how they influence America’s past, her present and most importantly her future."

One of Beck's lecturers is David Barton, an evangelical minister who's not big on the separation of church and state and who has been frequently criticized for shoddy scholarship, reports CBS. He is, in fact,. a "pseudo-historian," says Keith Olbermann, who describes the lineup of professors as ranging "from seemingly legitimate to off-the-charts cuckoo," notes Mediaite, which has the video.

Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)  in Washington on Saturday Feb. 20, 2010.
Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Saturday Feb. 20, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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