The Blaze, which launched late Monday. Think of the “news” site as The Huffington Post for the conservative set, complete with articles about the leftist agenda, the Fox News star’s Lincoln Memorial rally, and a letter from Beck himself explaining his intentions:Glenn Beck wants (to strangle?) you! Or at least he wants you to peruse his new website,
“If you are like me, watching the news or reading the paper can be an exercise in exasperation. It’s so hard to find a place that helps me make sense of the world I see.” Bonus points to Beck for word choice, pointing out he’s looking at a “world I see.” (No doubt through a pair of Wonka-tinted glasses.) And additional bonus points to Beck for compiling the site “in just two months,” which is just 53 days longer than God took to create Earth. But, just as God made mistakes, so will Beck, as he claims: “Of course we will make mistakes. Honest mistakes. And we’ll be quick with corrections.”
Also, apparently Beck plans to be to his writers as your Aunt Sue is to your email inbox: “I intend to keep them busy by sending a zillion story ideas at all hours.” Forwards are fun! But enough about the site’s content. Let’s talk about that name: The Blaze. Not to be confused with a gladiator. Or Harlequin’s series of romance novels. Vote!