***DON'T MISS THE AUDIO AT BOTTOM OF POST FROM ACTUAL GLENN BECK GOLDLINE COMMERCIALS!***
Looking into the Weiner report about Glenn Beck and Goldline, Weiner (or more likely his former Media Matters employee, the sloppiness is a dead giveaway) goes to great length to try to paint a picture of Glenn as a frantic pitchman for gold.
Some Weiner quotes:
--He will often promote the purchase of gold as the only safe investment alternative for consumers who want to safeguard their livelihoods.
--The message that these commentators push is that government is out of control and unsafe, inflation will continue to devalue the dollar and that as an investor you should protect yourself by stock piling gold coins.
--...there is always someone ready to take advantage of the situation and profit from people’s fears.
--Commentators like Glenn Beck who are shilling for Goldline are either the worst financial advisors around or knowingly lying to their loyal viewers.
--Goldline’s high pressure sales tactics and fear mongering about big government as well as their ability to hire sales staff and spokespeople who misrepresent their roles are case studies in why entities like the SEC and FTC are necessary.
So is Glenn really using "high pressure sales tactics" by telling everyone to spend all of their money "stockpiling gold coins"?
To listen to Glenn Beck's "hard sell" for Goldline click here. Does this match up with the picture Weiner is trying to paint?