This week in shameless hucksterism
As he counts down the days until he’s deFoxed, Glenn Beck is building an independent media empire. At first it looked like he was just going to sell subscriptions to a website with a video feed of his radio broadcast. But to sweeten the pot for his audience of elderly shut-ins and unemployed gun-strokers, Beck is offering EXCLUSIVE extras if they act without delay. Including a Beck-guided tour of Auschwitz to kick off his Restoring Coinage event in Israel:
I’m going to Poland in a few weeks and I’m going to take you to Auschwitz, live, as I am taken on a tour of Auschwitz, as I prepare mentally and prepare the story for 8-24. I don’t even know what that’s going to be like. I have no idea what that’s going to be like.
But there are going to be things, live events, including 8-24, with behind the scenes access, documentaries that you won’t see anywhere else, interviews and things with world leaders, right there as they happen. It’s going to be quite a wild summer. And you can sign up now at GBTV.com.
Yep, he really, really went there. Note the deadline for the offer: 9/12. I guess he couldn’t figure out a way to work 6,000,000 into the pitch.
[H/T: Media Matters]