Glenn Beck recently lost 19 more advertisers, leaving mostly infomercial-type ads and those for gold-related companies. Beck devoted an entire segment to promoting gold investment in his typical fear mongering style. He said that America might be “facing the end of the almighty dollar” and warned of hyperinflation.
BECK: So, everybody gave us the gold. We still had a nice stack of cash here, and gold.
You’re over here. You don’t have any gold, right? This is you. This is you. This is your savings.
How much did you lose if you had any money in your 401k? Did you lose, let’s say, I don’t know, 40 percent of it? So, that’s gone.
BECK: Any way to protect yourself?
BUCKNER: Well, you invest in things that are friendly to inflation.
BUCKNER: Gold, real estate and some realm of the world.
Not once did Beck mention that gold investment companies are sponsors of his show and his comedy tour, like Goldline International, Inc., or that he’s done commercials for Goldline. He’s, essentially, trying to scare his audience into supporting the few sponsors he has left. Gold-related sponsors like Wholesale Direct Metals, Inc. appear to be faithful to Beck, sometimes belligerently, so he must be working harder to keep them happy and return the favor.
It’s also worth mentioning that there seem to be plenty of complaints about Goldline International, Inc.