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Glenn Beck's Latest Money-Making Scheme: Glenn Beck University

Reported by Ellen - July 2, 2010 -

With his lucrative relationship with Goldline coming under federal scrutiny, multi-millionaire Glenn Beck has come up with a new way to pry more bucks out of his supporters' pockets. Glenn Beck University. Really.

Although this sounds like something straight from The Daily Show - no, crying out for The Daily Show - Beck is completely serious. At least about the for-profit part. The academics - not so much.

As Will Bunch of Attytood writes,

Beck U. is strictly a profit deal. Only by paying Glenn Beck Inc. to become an extreme insider ($9.95 a month, or $74.95) can you enroll on Beck's pseudo-cyber-campus...

In addition to the myriad other reasons, one thing that guarantees that Beck U. won't be showing up in the U.S. News and World Report survey anytime soon is that 33 percent of the faculty is a fraud. That would be the Christian-oriented pseudohistorian and Texas schoolbook perverter David Barton, whose sins against knowledge have been chronicled here in the past. Students at Beck U. can also learn economics from a Beck pal, David Buckner, with a mediocre pedigree (he has been an adjunct associate professor not of economics but of psychology and education at Columbia) and also from an actual professor who somehow sneaked in there, LSU's James Stoner.

Paging Jon Stewart!

(H/T Hula)

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