Another Glenn Beck issue

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    Yahoo News:
    "Yet another controversy appears to be brewing around Fox News host Glenn Beck. Some are accusing him of a blatant conflict of interest concerning his frequent on-air promotion of an investment sold by one of his main advertisers: Gold."


    Glenn Beck's gold-gate problem - Yahoo! News

    Beck and the rest of them seem to always have 'other agendas' don't they.
    I always wondered WHY Beck and others on FOX pushed that GOLD purchasing down our throats a 'million' times a day.

    I am glad I stopped watching Fox a long while ago.
     
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    At least we have a choice as to whether or not we invest in gold, unlike the liberals who are pushing healthcare and cap and trade down our throats to greatly empower and enrich themselves and their cronies. Nothing like having the force of government over people to force them to participate so you can make a buck, huh?
     
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    It's not news or new, Fox knew it when they hired him. If it was a conflict they should have addressed it at that time.
     
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    Beck needs to own this. It is a problem and he has to stop. I rarely see him on Fox News, but he is on ignore until he makes this right.
     
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    I don't see what the big deal is, if he's personally doing commercials for them on his radio show, then obviously he's getting paid to do them. Why would he do them for free? And just because he advertises a certain gold broker doesn't mean that he can't freely speak about his opinions on investing in gold during his show.

    From the article:

    However, Beck, who responded to the conflict of interest allegations on his show last Thursday by saying "So I shouldn't make money?", isn't devoid of defenders on the matter. Business Insider called the controversy "nonsense," adding "there's nothing wrong with a commentator advising viewers, listeners, or readers to take positions that he is taking himself. In fact, you might wonder about the motivations of someone giving financial advice he wouldn't take himself."

    I agree.
     
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    While you make good points, two wrongs have never equalled a right. Beck needs to sort this issue. I don't always agree with his conclusions as a commentator but factually, he's as accurate as hell.... which is useful for getting factual info... and, as an added value... it annoys the crap outta the left and drives the Obama Administration crazy. :lol::lol:
     
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    Oh my.!!! Beck supports fiscal and personal responsibility and planning for the future.
    Fuck fuck fuck.
    Im trading my Krugerrands for Magic cards.
     
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    Newby, when it is a financial product, you are supposed to disclose your relationships to the investment. It is a law to a certain degree and certainly the ethical thing to do. When you place yourself in a position of holding others up to an ethical standard, you need to be beyond reproach.

    We as conservatives need to require this of our people.
     
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    Why didn't you start a thread when Beck dropped his support of GM when they got stimulus money and cut his bottomline by nearly 7 figures ?
     
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    I dont see the conflict or the controversy.
    He says " I buy gold as insurance against what may happen.'

    I have been doing that since before Beck was on the radar screen .
    if you haven't, you are just plain stupid.
     

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