Politics & Media
Sep 24, 2009, 06:51AM

Understanding Glenn Beck

A lengthy profile on the man who now seems to control the Republican party.

Early one morning in May 1979, a 41-year-old divorcee named Mary Beck went boating in Washington's Puget Sound. Her companions on the expedition were a retired papermaker named Orean Carrol, whose boat she helped launch near the Tacoma suburb of Puyallup, and Carrol's pet dog. Exactly what happened next remains shrouded in morning mist, but among the crew, only the dog would survive the day. The boat was recovered late that afternoon adrift near Vashon Island, just north of Tacoma. It was empty but for two wallets and the frightened animal. Mary Beck's body was discovered floating fully clothed nearby. Carrol's corpse washed ashore at the Vashon ferry terminal the following morning.

  • Oh man, this was disappointing. I thought they were going to say that Glenn Beck's father was some kind of sea monster, maybe a bunyip.

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  • Alexander Zatichik's a good writer, and the story was fine, but what makes you think that Beck "seems to control the Republican party"? Does George Soros or MoveOn.org control the Democratic Party? Wait: we'll call it a draw.

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  • My fav quote is where Beck is compared to Kurt cobain: " That year Cobain would wrap his mouth around a loaded shotgun. Beck, after contemplating doing the same while listening to a Nirvana album, would not."- Damn it!

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