Glenn Beck Launches News Website

Beck says 'The Blaze' will focus on under-covered stories
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2010 12:48 AM CDT
Updated Aug 31, 2010 7:47 AM CDT
Glenn Beck, center, holds hands with faith leaders at the "Restoring Honor" rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – Glenn Beck has launched a news and opinion website that supporters believe has the potential to become "the conservative Huffington Post." TheBlaze.com is being edited by former Breitbart TV host Scott Baker. The site, launched late last night, will focus on "news and information,” Baker tells Mediaite. “Some commentary and opinion stories we’re interested in that are being under-covered or not covered.”

Beck says he plans to be heavily involved in the website's day-to-day maintenance. "We want this to be a place where you can find breaking news, original reporting, insightful opinions and engaging videos about the stories that matter most," he wrote in an introductory message. At launch time, Gawker notes, seven of the front-page articles were about Glenn Beck and his projects. (Read more Glenn Beck stories.)

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