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Slide show: Glenn Beck, professional time-waster

Gold, Nazis, bald Communists and stand-up comedy: Let us count the ways that Glenn Beck has wasted people's time


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Salon Staff
March 11, 2010 5:11AM (UTC)

Glenn Beck felt so bad about the way former Rep. Eric Massa meandered (and tickled) his way through their hour-long interview on Tuesday that he apologized to his viewers for it. "I think this is the first time I have wasted an hour of your time," the chagrined host said.

But while Beck may have learned one valuable lesson -- next time, spend a few minutes doing research before you book a guest for your full hour just on a hunch that he'll agree with your paranoid conspiracy theories -- he's apparently oblivious to the fact that he often wastes his viewers' time.

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Salon has put together the following handy guide to five other episodes that should have prompted similar contrition from Beck. See for yourself: Those bizarre commercials for "survival seeds" usually aren't the only time-wasters on Fox between 5 and 6 p.m.

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