GLENN BECK HAS A PLAN
The GOP debate wars continue. In an open letter to Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, independent media maven Glenn Beck points out that the mainstream media treats the GOP debates as “comedies, as propaganda and as ratings and revenue opportunities, even as they mock conservative candidates.” Mr. Beck also notes that his online empire — which includes Blaze TV, TheBlaze.com and the Blaze Radio Network now reaches, at minimum, 41 million viewers, listeners and readers.
“We’d like to make out audience your audience by hosting the ninth scheduled debate on Feb. 28,” Mr. Beck advised the GOP, describing the proposed two-hour broadcast as the “first truly cross-platform, digitally engaged debate in the history of American politics,” and one that might even attract the young and restless voting bloc.
“Our plan is straightforward. Rather than being moderated by journalists who ask all the questions, I will host, and I will invite the greatest new conservative thinkers and media voices in American to prepare and ask questions live and by video. The time for theatrics and hyperbole is passed,” Mr. Beck wrote.