I Glen Beck bad for America i say yes. He insights the ignorant into believing all things bad in their lives start and end with Obama. An angry White man with an agenda, an agenda that may get someone killed. Free speech may be the first amendment, but yelling fire in a theater isn't covered. Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck Bad for America? - Yahoo! News The old American mind-set that Richard Hofstadter famously called "the paranoid style" - the sense that Masons or the railroads or the Pope or the guys in black helicopters are in league to destroy the country. No one has a better feeling for this mood, and no one exploits it as well, as Beck Fears of a Clown Beck is 45, tireless, funny, self-deprecating, a recovering alcoholic, a convert to Mormonism, a libertarian and living with ADHD. He is a gifted storyteller with a knack for stitching seemingly unrelated data points into possible conspiracies - if he believed in conspiracies, which he doesn't, necessarily; he's just asking questions.