Will Glenn Beck Turn on his John Birch Buddies?

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A bold prediction from Philadelphia blogger Joel Mathis:


My prediction is this: Within two years, Glenn Beck remakes himself as a David Brock/Arianna Huffington lefty 'disillusioned' with the right. He'll be so good at it that liberals will ... like him. Beck's left himself plenty of escape hatches along the way, with the "rodeo clown just trying to understand stuff" routine he does. He'll say: "Well, I understand now! And once Fox realized I was going places that weren't in line with GOP orthodoxy, they got rid of me!"

This seems shockingly plausible, but if Beck does make that turn, it would likely be one of the most shocking changes in attitude and perspective in television history, challenging even 1996's Bash on the Beach:

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