Patt Morrison for October 14, 2010

Tears of a Clown: Dana Milbank on the "tea bagging" of America

Mercer 11181

Knopf Doubleday Publishing

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank traces Beck's ascent from divorced, alcohol/cocaine addicted, pro-choice DJ to one of the most respected (and simultaneously disrespected) conservative media icons in the country.

Who tops your list of most admired figures? Gallup posed the question to Americans at the end of 2009. The person who topped the list? Glenn Beck - the Fox News pundit people either love to love or love to hate. Beck's name beat the Pope, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush only to be topped by Nelson Mandela. In his new book Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank traces Beck's ascent from divorced, alcohol/cocaine addicted, pro-choice DJ to one of the most respected (and simultaneously disrespected) conservative media icons in the country.

Guest:

Dana Milbank, political reporter & columnist for the Washington Post; author of Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck & the Tea Bagging of America


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