Glenn Beck University Is Now Enrolling
No campus, just online lectures
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2010 11:18 AM CDT
Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Saturday Feb. 20, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

(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.

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Jul 6, 2010 5:37 PM CDT
Its all about the Benjamins Baby.
Jul 6, 2010 11:42 AM CDT
Who was it that said 'there is a sucker born every minute?"..was it P.T. Barum? Rupert Murdoch?...yeah, probably Rupert....and now Rupert's lap dog, Glenn "Wreck" will be giving "lectures"..... L E C T U R E S ! ! ! Just think all that we can learn from this ex-disc jockey who, with his celebrated experience as a former elected official, with extensive back ground running a major business's, his professorial skills teaching college classes, military and combat back ground, his abiity to speak several languages, his law and theological egrees, not to mention all his international experiences and relationships right...and gee...don't forget his actual writing skills as an author?! What better person to learn from than Glenn "W R E C K ? "....kinda makes yuh, yuh, know, like ahh proud to be ah Amurican..huh?!
Jul 5, 2010 11:39 AM CDT
Glenn Beck (with what? One college credit?) with his blackboards, his lectures on the deep meaning of it all and his connecting all the dots now thinks he's some type of professor. In this society now being a talk jock makes you some sort of great philosopher.