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Beck’s High-Priced Wilmington, OH Tickets Are Supposed To Benefit A Hard-Hit Community

…According to Beck, Wilmington is a town of about 12,500 people, with about 7,500 people unemployed. Beck’s appearance there is supposedly an attempt to help out Wilmington. His website states that the "net proceeds" from the expensive tickets ($500 to “meet and greet” Beck or $125 to watch his radio show broadcast or his “America’s First Christmas” show) will go to "local non-profits" in Wilmington. But the bottom line is that it’s unlikely the very people Beck is supposedly there to help will be able to afford to see the show that’s there to help them.

Presumably, Beck is hoping that some of his well-heeled fans will arrive in town and spend lots of dough elsewhere in Wilmington besides just in Beck’s coffers. But those fans may be a tad peeved to find out that they have been deceived if they believed Beck’s description of Wilmington as a town that rejected federal assistance.

As Media Matters reported, Beck has touted Wilmington as having “turned to faith, hope, charity” rather than “looking for a handout.“ The reality? Not so much. Media Matters said:

Wilmington and its surrounding county have, in fact, received $6 million worth of federal funds via the 2009 stimulus bill; a bill that Beck, of course, has derided as evil and un-American. And as Politifact.org noted, in the wake of the DHL pull out of the area, Wilmington received $7 million in emergency federal funds.

So in total, approximately $13 million in federal funds have flowed into Wilmington in recent years. But Beck pretends the town isn’t accepting “any money from the government.”

read more at: News Hounds: Beck’s High-Priced Wilmington, OH Tickets Are Supposed To Benefit A Hard-Hit Community

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Stephen Colbert catches Gretchen Carlson making stuff up about the war on Christmas

Gretchen Carlson, the pride of Anoka High School, and Steve Doocey’s best pal on Fox and Friends, probably has a clause in her contract to make sure we know there’s a war on Christmas. That’s the only logical reason she keeps obsessing on the subject.

Well, that and ratings.

But in her zeal to keep America safe for Santa and Jesus, she keeps making stuff up and spreading rumors, like the story about the Florida school that’s banned the colors red and green.

"It’s crazy!" she says. Also, it’s not true. And Stephen Colbert swooped in last night to try and keep her anchored to the reality-based community.

Watch the video here: Stephen Colbert catches Gretchen Carlson making stuff up about the war on Christmas - Minneapolis / St. Paul News - The Blotter

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Crazy Beck Clip of the Day

Glenn Beck’s “Favorite Things” Christmas list. Yes, he admits to buying his friends and family members “food storage” for the holidays. Food storage. The Becks bought their loved ones something that ought come with free tinfoil hats and a space alien anal probe kit.

click here to watch the clip: Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog! Go!: Crazy Beck Clip of the Day

If you follow @StopBeck on Twitter you know that Beck has no shame and hawks advertisers products not just during breaks but during the program itself, like QVT or late night paid advertising.

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