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WLA On December - 4 - 2009

Thanks to poster Sub Libertate Quietum at HP for the tip.

“In New York, Beck sold 17 tickets. In Boston, another 17. And in Washington, D.C., the hotbed of political activism, his tearful film drew only 30.

Glenn Beck’s new movie The Christmas Sweater – A Return To Redemption — released for a viewing Thursday night in hundreds of theaters across the country. While it performed better in the south and in rural, more conservative areas, his ability to draw viewers in major US markets was a bust.

“The theater’s almost empty,” a representative at Regal Cinemas in Manhattan told Raw Story moments before it began.

The flick features the firebrand Fox News host sharing with willing souls his most profound childhood memories, along with his philosophies on life, love and happiness.

“It is the story of faith, tragedy, redemption and hope,” Beck says in the trailer. (Reporter’s caution: he cries in it.)”

http://rawstory.com/2009/12/glenn-beck-christmas-sweater-movie-flops-big-cities/

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  1. Beachchick says:

    Gawd, I loath Glenn Beck. The phony populist charged twenty bucks to see his lobbytainment unlike Micheal Moore who offered free admission to those who couldn’t pay.

    The Right is desperate to mimic Moore’s success, but what the Right doesn’t understand is that authenticity matters.

  2. BigDogMom says:

    My sister-in-law and brother-in-law had tickets to go see this, both were quite excited about going, when the announced it at Thanksgiving dinner…Beckheads both of them….sometimes you just can’t choose your relatives.

    • FeloniousMonk says:

      I just avoid those types like the plague. My second cousin and her husband are in the heart of Missouri, both retired military (early 50s) and extreme Rush and Beck worshippers. And they aren’t particularly stupid. I think some of their children may have turned out all right, but I haven’t the guts to e-mail the local ones here and ask what she thinks of her mom’s politics. But from what I caught at their wedding…

      The second cousin sent me a winger alert a few months ago. I smacked her down with a family insult really quickly. I will not tolerate such arriving in my in-basket and neither will I send praise Obama letters to those I know it would offend.

      • BigDogMom says:

        Hey Monk, I haven’t talked to my southern cousin since two months before the presidential elections.

        I hung up on her when she said she didn’t want a “n…..r” in the White House.

        Haven’t talked to her since and refuse to return her calls.

        This pair above we have very limited contact with, hubby talks to them more than I do, thank god.

    • escribacat says:

      LOL. I am very sorry, BDM!!

      • BigDogMom says:

        Hey what can you say…because anything you say to these people just gets them all riled up and it goes in one ear and out the other.

        Bless the little hearts!

  3. escribacat says:

    “The Christmas Sweater

    • FeloniousMonk says:

      Probably not, but after seeing the peice on Countdown yesterday about Sister Sarah charging $16 for a small photograph of you with her (and more for the larger one) I can just picture all the wingers will soon be selling their images with you at movies and book events and other gatherings.

  4. AdLib says:

    Sounds like it should have been titled, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

  5. Suzanne525 says:

    Interesting that I haven’t even heard there was movie, and I live in rural Indiana, surrounded (literally) by Faux fans.

    BTW, I’d never heard of Beck when I lived in Los Angeles. When I moved back here, I saw a couple of commercials on TV for a window/doors and more company featuring Glenn Beck. I had no idea who he was or what his politics were, but I recall thinking “that guy sounds phony and creepy”. Sometimes I’m a good judge of character!!


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