I don't watch Glenn Beck mainly because I can't stand to watch him. But then that's true of any of the cable talking heads. But it turns out Beck has an interesting history. I remember hearing about some of his publicity stunts although I don't remember his name being associated with them.
I didn't know he was from Mount Vernon, Washington--as if that really makes a difference--until I read the mayor was going to award Beck the keys to the city. That's been a little controversial itself.
Alexander Zaitchik has an excellent three-part series about Glenn Beck over on Salon.com. Links to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.
After reading about his rise to fame I have to wonder what really motivates him. And I wonder if he is familiar with the movie A Face In The Crowd.