What does Glenn wish he did differently at Fox News?

The Washington Post published an article today by two political scientists from the University of Georgia which shows that although Americans mostly identify as moderate, really, they’re not. Glenn Beck joined the Real News discussion on America’s polarized political beliefs and what people can do to unite the divided. In the discussion Glenn, reflects on his interview with Megyn Kelly and also reveals TheBlaze’s mission statement: “We tell stories of love and courage where the good guys win.”

After a short discussion on uniting principles, Will Cain asked Glenn what mistakes he made while at FOX News and why he told Megyn Kelly he felt like he wished he had been less divisive.

“Look, there’s no way I could have done it any different than I did,” Glenn said, “I only look back at what is it I can change now so that I can reach more people.”

Glenn explained that while at CNN and FOX News, he was branded as a Republican and he focused a lot of his show on the debates between the two big parties.

“If we could have made more impact on the Libertarian front away from the Republican party it would have been a lot different, or rather a lot better,” Glenn explained.

He added that he wants to throw more “curveballs” at people, and to break away from people’s preconceived notions.

Will also brought TheBlaze’s mission statement that Glenn revealed to employees at the end of the year Town Hall back in November. The mission statement? “We tell stories of love and courage where the good guys win.” But how do you define good guy and bad guy while still promoting uniting principles.

“The good guys are the ones who try to do the right things…they try to stand up against the machine,” Glenn said. “The people who are empowering others.”

Glenn added that rather than focus on conflict “good guys” and “bad guys”, he is looking to tell stories of hope and inspiration that empower the individual.

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  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Unfortunately the “Good Guys” don’t always win.

    85 people own as much as half the people on earth.

    When people like Gilbert Bigio become billionaires profiting off the misery of the people of Haiti it only gives credence to the fact that for many of us the game is rigged.

    While many of us struggle to get by the scion of the wealthy live in opulence.

    http://richkidsofinstagram.tumblr.com

    What commends these arrogant children of privilege to suck on the teat of humanity?

    Where is your heart for the poor Glenn what are you doing for the people of Haiti? What have you done to equal your whipping boy Sean Penn who has devoted his time and efforts to the poor of Haiti the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere?

  • Crassus

    All Sean Penn did in Haiti was bang Scarlett Johanssen on the beach. Or was it Charlize Theron. He’d spit on any poor Haitian who got within ten feet of his personage.

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  • Anonymous

    There are no corners. As with Democrat and Republican, I wouldn’t paint myself into the “Libertarian” corner. There are no corners.

    God says: I AM WHO AM, Satan says I AM WHO AM NOT

    The are only two sides: Heaven and Hell. God judges which soul goes where. People cannot make that judgement. People will argue for shades of gray. Shades of gray are for the Earth and Satan. The Earth and its inhabitants are imperfect. Shades of gray require forgiveness, mercy, reparations and a sincere promise to never do the evil again.

    The path and the word of union is already here and has been revealed to us for over two-thousand years. The language of union is divisive. Our fault. There are those who do not and will not live for Truth. There will be division and while we can choose to be a dim, flickering candle in the darkness we are not the source of the light. Those who hide in the darkness desperately desire for that flame to be extinguished and they want us united in the darkness. Keep the candle lit.

    We know how it all ends. Badly. Tragic. Heartbreaking. For many it will be very bad. At the end the good guys win absolutely, completely and forever — but not unscathed. Hold fast and endure the coming storm.

  • Anonymous

    The “Good Guys” always win. The winner or loser is determined at the end. Sean Penn is not at the end. Pray for the 85 that own the 50%. Pray for the rest of us that own the other 50%. The “Good Guys” are not envious, lustful, greedy, wrathful and prideful. If Sean Penn truly did good for those in Haiti then he did good. Haiti, however, is not the totality of Sean Penn’s life.

  • Anonymous

    Is that true? Were you there?

  • Anonymous

    Well said, thank you for this!

    It’s interesting — as far as I can tell, Glenn Beck’s “Liberty One” charity group does fine work. (Haven’t delved into the $$ numbers, e.g. intake vs. money actually spent on charity, but I’m assuming it’s not a scam.) And Beck likes to occasionally assume this persona of a guy who’s interested in unifying, who doesn’t want to attack all the time, who wants to inspire and so on and so forth. Then two minutes he’s back to vicious slanders & attacks against people he hates.

    So i’m willing to allow that Beck (like Sean Penn, presumably) is complex — that people/organizations can have good & bad aspects. Beck is mostly a con artist in my view, getting his followers to fork over their hard-earned $$ for his deceptive junk product, in part by using his faux-MLK spiel to entice them. But if the charity group does good work, then they do good work and Beck’s sleaziness doesn’t obviate that.

    Of course Beck himself almost never allows for that same complexity in people he doesn’t like. John McCain is a piece of dirt, Chris Christie is a fat b**tard, Barack Obama hates America and wants to destroy us all and is a “piece of garbage”, Cass Sunstein is the most evil man in America, etc. etc. Oh well.

  • Marie Gray

    Glenn should concentrate on telling the truth, and let the chips fall where they may. Telling the truth is not always popular…Is Glenn trying to win a popularity contest witn MSNBC?

  • Crassus

    Sure was. I got seconds off ScarJo. They were sloppy though.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Thanks for proving Glenn’s point the some people refuse to be civil.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I do not know Glenn people on both sides are to stuck on themselves.

  • Anonymous

    Boy, Glenn left himself wide open for abuse, making that comment about dividing the country. Liberals won’t look at it in the vein it was said, they’ll use it to bash him.

  • Take 2

    I’m still on high blood pressure drugs. Uniting was or remains empossible with the shadow government in place. Which Beck… so keenly went after over and over BUT what did it matter with a born raised in Islam lying actor prince Barry Dunham or Davis – Obama Jr. Soraeto – they gave me one name Barack. What is this cats true background.

  • Anonymous

    People need to learn to help themselves. This means, we can lend a helping hand but people need to understand that even if you take away all the money from the rich there will still be poor people on this earth.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a free world. No body is forcing you to buy Glenn Beck’s “junk products”, on the other hand the government (Obama Administration)
    did not tell the truth and we, the people are stuck with Obamacare.
    So, it is good in a way that Mr. Beck is pointing out the short-comings of those who he disagrees with. Then we should check it out and make up our own minds if the critique is justified

  • Anonymous

    We all want to know!!!

  • Anonymous

    I actually miss the Glenn that was on FOX. I have Dish, so I’m fortunate to be able to watch Glenn…but, many a night I turn it off and go back to FOX for the Five. I miss the information we used to get connecting the dots of the world and about Truth and Lies the Govt. is telling us. Don’t get me wrong…It’s nice to hear good over evil stories…but, the George Soros, Valerie Jarrett’s are still in charge as the puppet masters and the audience (new) don’t know what’s going on in our govt. behind the scene that Glenn connected for us so well. I loved the old passion! Okay, yes what I’d like in “good vs evil” is to tell us the “evil” around us…and then help problem solve to turn it around for “good”. Glenn, if you are reading this…please consider the old passion with the new kindness messages. You, are gifted and I know you can do it!!

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm, sounds a lot like many of the televangelists all over the place. I sense that Glenn is becoming more of a preacher every day. The problem is that most all media tell us that THEY are telling the truth. Have you counted how many times Obama has told the nation that he tells the truth?

  • jalina susan stutte

    Why should Glenn or any American do anything for Haiti? Don’t you think they have sucked off our breast enough? It’s time they fly and do for themselves. Sean Penn is a Communist as his father was, so Im not impressed with Penn. Besides most of the money that was raised was squandered and never reached the people. Who do you think donated most of that money? Americans did! So go to your Haiti. Have a nice trip.

  • jalina susan stutte

    So how long have you been drinking the Communist Kool-Aid? I don’t like many on both parties when they spew Communist Adgenda crap.

  • jalina susan stutte

    And he taught his son to refer to them as Niggas! It’s on video with papa standing right next to him. Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm, interesting! I criticize Glenn Beck for hypocrisy: for posing as some do-gooder unifier then turning around and attacking his opponents with the most vicious, infantile slurs … for expecting people to acknowledge his complexities and yet refusing to grant his ideological foes the same courtesy.

    You read that and you think: Communism!!

    Congratulations! Mr Beck has taught you well.

  • fire lion

    nothing, they do nothing. They are angry old white people who are barely above reptiles in deep thought. They feel that their invisible hand of privilege is going away.

    They blame easy scapegoats for their sinking. Obama. gay marriage etc.
    When in fact their god their TRUE GOD capitalism is one that created this
    desolation and depression.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    If Glenn Beck really didn’t want divisiveness he could demonstrate it by promoting dialogue with the people he has attacked.

    Glenn said he could choke Michael Moore to death. Why not invite him on his show and apologize for his divisive and abhorrent behavior?

    Why not, because Glenn Beck is a fraud.

  • BlueMN

    So now he wants to become a kinder, gentler Joseph Goebbels? This won’t last long.