Top 10 Glenn of 2011: The #1 Glenn moment is...

Glenn Beck moves about a thousand miles an hour and sports an 'idea per minute' ratio that few could rival. By the time the end of the year rolls around it's easy to lose track of all the ground that he covered during that year. We have been counting down the top Glenn moments of 2011 and have finally reached the top moment. It was another fantastic year filled with huge changes, successes, ideas, inspiration and more. Get the top 10 moments here: #10,#9,#8#7, #6#5#4#3 and #2.

#1 Leaving Fox to start GBTV

Forget about being the top Glenn story of 2011, Glenn Beck's decision to leave Fox News was one of the biggest news stories in all of 2011. From the beginning Glenn Beck was not your typical cable news host - in fact, Glenn was not really a cable news host at all. Case in point - name the cable news host who would ever dare to devote hours to history professors who wrote Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism?? They don't exist. Why? Because most cable news hosts are confined to talking about whatever the media elite establish as the 'top news of the day' which usually ends up being the same old crap we always get. Republicans yelling at Democrats…yadda yadda yadda. Glenn was constantly going against conventional cable news wisdom - and clearly (judging by the huge ratings) it's what people wanted. But there was only so much Glenn could do on Fox to push the envelope. That's part of what led to one of the biggest decisions Glenn has ever made: leaving Fox to start GBTV.

After Glenn's last show on Fox News he immediately hosted a broadcast on GBTV to talk about his time at Fox and a little about the future. And that future is GBTV. You can check out the premiere broadcast, which hundreds of thousands tuned in to see. GBTV is the vehicle that will drive everything Glenn does with Mercury One and Mercury Radio Arts. GBTV is also what Glenn believes is the future of media. No one in Glenn's position has ever tried anything like this before - this is truly a groundbreaking project. This is where media is heading - people want to watch the handful of shows they like without having to pay for 700 channels just for the ability to see those few shows WHEN they want to watch. GBTV is pioneering the path to give people that ability.

Under the leadership of experienced network TV executive Joel Cheatwood, GBTV has already launched or announced several exciting shows in addition to the daily Glenn Beck ProgramLiberty TreehouseThe B.S. of A. with Brian Sack,Independence USA (premiering January 18th) and a future unnamed animated series to be developed by GBTV and Icebox, originally founded in 1999 by a group of primetime TV writers including Jon Collier (The Simpsons, King of the Hill) and Howard Gordon (24, Homeland) are just the first of many entertaining and informative shows to come.

Leaving Fox to start GBTV is bold, cutting edge, risky, unconventional, surprising, prescient all rolled into one and more. But then again - so is Glenn Beck. So why'd you expect anything different?

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

Watch the video below to hear the conversation:

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

Watch the video below to hear the conversation:

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

Watch the video clip below for details:


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