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Fri Jul 13, 2018, 12:17 AM

Glenn Beck Might Be Losing More Than His Media Empire After Tense CNN Interview

TheBlaze, the conservative cable media company established in Dallas by former Fox News host and chalkboard enthusiast Glenn Beck, seems to be struggling to stay afloat. And based on Beck's recent CNN interview, that's starting to get to its founding father.

Beck built his media business in the old Studios at Las Colinas facility in 2012 using the $80 million in earnings he scored from his memorable time as one of the Fox News Channel's loudest voices. He made even more millions from his online subscribers to TheBlaze's streaming online media channel before joining Dish Network later that year. For the last few years, however, downsizing has plagued the company, including a recent wave of layoffs that cut TheBlaze's staff totals and changed the company's leadership. The company has sold off some of its biggest assets; its private jet went up for sale in April.

The Daily Beast reported that TheBlaze has been trying to find a buyer to help strengthen the network's struggling bottom line. The latest attempt to sell the fledgling news network included a pitch to the owners of conservative pundit and Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro's media empire. Talks broke down and a deal failed to materialize, leading to another round of layoffs of "more than a dozen" staffers that reduced TheBlaze's staff to just under 50 full-time workers, according to The Daily Beast's article.

The situation is so bleak for Beck's media company that he's even started selling some of his personal items to keep it from imploding. An unidentified source who works for TheBlaze told The Daily Beast that Beck has been selling some of his collectibles on display in the offices, "including statues and costumes that the host had collected over the years."

Read more: http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/glenn-beck-his-media-company-tanking-becomes-a-trump-fan-10845643

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 12:26 AM

1. Beck, Harry Reid and Mitt Romney are all 'Temple' Mormons, the elite and most devout of that

religion, they all three carry ID proving so and are re-examined every 2 years to keep that I.D., without it they cannot enter the sacred temples which are forbidden to regular Mormons.

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Response to braddy (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 01:30 AM

4. Maybe there are certain 'temples' that are extra sacred, but the large ostentatious ones

You just have to be an active member of the church to get inside. You show up they ask you your ward, your Bishop's name, last time & place you attended service, that kind of thing.

Look, I live in Mesa, AZ, there's an LDS church I could walk to in 3 minutes, and my recent ex-wife's family are all LDS. I know how it works

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 01:39 AM

5. That is absolutely false, you need a Temple Recommend card and that is not earned by most Mormons,

Regular Mormons must attend the regular churches, a major requirement is that you give 10% of your income to the religion, that is part of the focus of the examination every 2 years.

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Response to braddy (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 02:46 AM

6. Maybe things have changed a bit, I'm relying on what my ex told me but she's been

inactive for like 25 years ... but most of the rest of her family is still active. She specifically told me that to, say, attend weddings at the temple, you just have to be an active church member ... and that's pretty much it.

Her sister, her husband, their family ... often went to weddings at the temple and she and her husband were really not 'hard core'. They had their kids baptisms at the Church and went 'most Sundays' but weren't so devout that they like ... didn't let their kids swim on Sundays cause 'the devil owns the water on Sunday' ... unlike her brother's family. They also drank, alcohol AND coffee.

And I seriously doubt they paid 10% of their income to the Church. I also rather doubt that they were being reviewed and having to earn their 'Temple Card' every 2 years. Rather, they 'knew people who would vouch for them', and so they could go to Temple for 'happenings', if they were invited.

Maybe it varies on locale, and just generally 'who you know'. But I think that what you're talking about is a level of privilege that exceeds that of just being able to 'attend festivities at the Temple'.

What you're referring to is maybe the criteria for asking to actually be married ... at the Temple ... as opposed to just attending a wedding there.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 09:15 AM

7. No, my facts are as they are stated, temples are only for the small number of the most devout and

examined, and in some cases even investigated Mormons who are approved and show the special I.D., if it is suspected that you are not giving fully 10% of your income to the organization then they can investigate your evidence. The activities inside the temples are secret, for instance that is where you will be baptized into Mormonism after you die and they see your name. Those of the temple must wear their magic underwear day and night, etc.

""To enter the temple, an individual must be baptized, and after one year, may seek a temple recommend. The individual is interviewed by his/her bishop, during which the candidate is asked a series of questions to determine worthiness to enter the temple. The individual is also interviewed by his or her stake president. The bishop and stake president sign the recommend, indicating their approval of that member's worthiness. The individual also signs the recommend, acknowledging the responsibility to remain worthy to hold the recommend. A recommend is valid for two years.""

There are a few very limited temporary exceptions, but if you read closely you see that they are in and out exceptions well controlled and no secrets are revealed, and still involve the temple standards.

""A Limited-use Recommend is available to members who have not yet received their endowment or who have not been a member for one year. These may also be issued to a group for a single visit to the temple. These can be issued to youth 12 and older who will take part in specific temple ordinances, to single members age 820 who are preparing to be sealed to their parents, or for individuals, not endowed, who wish to observe specific ordinances. The church member must meet the same worthiness standards as a standard temple recommend in an interview with the member's bishop. Unlike the standard temple recommend, a limited-use recommend does not require a year's membership nor an interview with a stake president. A limited-use recommend is only valid for proxy baptisms and confirmation ordinances.

Emergency access
Those without recommends occasionally need to enter temples after dedication during fires, medical emergencies, or building inspections. They are escorted by temple personnel during such visits. Temples may offer introductory tours to new local firefighters and emergency medical technicians during regularly scheduled maintenance periods.""

""A temple marriage is held inside a temple, so a temple recommend is required to attend the ceremony. ""

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Response to braddy (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 01:30 PM

9. Okay, well then I suppose from what I've seen, 'temple recommends' are not as hard to come

by and 'elite' as you're imagining them to be. Those may be 'the rules' but there's a lot of wiggle room in terms of it being about 'who you know' and 'your overall connections'.

By this, I mean my ex-wife's family is HUGE and were all raised LDS (though some have left) and as a whole contribute a TON ... hell her like great great great grandfather worked for Joseph Smith or some shit ... these guys go WAY BACK with Mormonism they're like 'founding family' so that may actually be why my SiL and Hubby had temple rec's when I *know* they were not all that devout, didn't attend every weekend, BiL had NO 'designs' on like becoming a Bishop, I seen both of them drink, and have caffeine, and I seriously doubt they were shelling 10% to the church, though I suppose I never asked directly.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 01:55 PM

10. The rules are stringent, that is why one is reexamined every 2 years and estimates run to as low as

15% of Mormons among this religious elite, which also applies to the quality of the afterlife.

Your thoughts about your ex wife and such are not the reality of the church doctrine and practice.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 02:33 PM

11. Here is a more pleasantly written article from a Mormon Newspaper that is easier to read than my

admittedly warmth lacking style of posting. The article is about Temple marriages and if you read it carefully you can see the line between regular Mormons and Temple Mormons. People don't know that Ann Romney's parents were kept outside of the Temple when she married Mitt Romney.

http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=51970338&itype=CMSID

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Response to braddy (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 04:13 AM

14. I live in Mesa

There is a good chance he knows what he is talking about but I never been a Mormon Temple or Church but Mesa is a heavily Mormon area. Maybe things are different elsewhere but could be right about Mesa.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 01:17 PM

15. Temple law is absolute, it does not vary on local whims, even the Temple secrets are kept from none

Temple card holders.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 12:45 AM

2. how much is he getting for the private jet?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 01:10 AM

3. Costumes .... like his vampire cape...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 09:56 AM

8. Boo Hoo

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 08:02 PM

12. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

No, wait -- I take that back. I'd rather Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller would crash and burn first.

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Response to JarOCats (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 08:51 PM

13. Ben Shapiro too. They're all a lot of liars and propagandists.

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