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TheBlaze is the nation's hottest spot for arson tips a television, radio, and Internet portal founded by Glenn Beck. The website describes itself as a "news, information, and opinion site"[1] whose agenda is to "post, report and analyze stories of interest on a wide range of topics from politics and culture to faith and family." TheBlaze also has a television network available on cable, satellite, and online streaming that features Beck's radio and television shows as well as other libertarian and conservative personalities. TheBlaze Radio Network, which carries Beck's radio show and others, is available on satellite radio and streaming.

Sections[edit]

TheBlaze.com contains five sections titled, "The Stories," "Business," "Faith," "Technology," and "The Blog"

The Stories[edit]

"The Stories" section covers U.S. political events, current events in the U.S. and world, and some human interest stories. Headlines often use clickbait style of headline writing and appear to be more from a tabloid than a news site.

Often, this section highlights stories (both political and human interest) that target a white, Christian, conservative audience with a huge persecution complex. Expect plenty of "black on white crime" and "school punishes student for prayer" type of stories. Don't forget about those eeeeeeeeeeeeevul Moozlims![2][3]

TheBlaze publicized a story about a Virginia mother who accused her daughter's special education teacher of assaulting said daughter "during a lesson involving a Muslim 'hand sign.'"[4]

Inflammatory content has been published as well, including groundless implications that Trayvon Martin might have committed arson.[5]

Business[edit]

The Business section is more on track than The Stories in that they actually have to do with business rather than people's personal lives. Some outliers still exist however such as "Top 10 Best Paying Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree[6]" and "America, Get Ready for Guinness Beer‘s New ’Guinness Black Lager’[7]

Faith[edit]

The faith section of the site has what you would expect from a conservative media outlet, with a small amount of articles that criticize the Christian religion. Many articles as well as participants in the comment section tend to focus on bashing atheists and anyone who isn't a Christian fundamentalist. What a big surprise. Moderate amounts of politics are also blended in with the articles, mostly with regards to the 2012 presidential election candidates.

Spongebob Scheme[edit]

In July of 2011 a mini episode of Spongebob Squarepants was released, specifically to be shown as part of a United States school program about global warming and what kids can do to help. A Dora the Explorer cartoon was issued at the same time, for the same program. The cartoons promoted such radical ideas as riding bikes and walking instead of driving, and using fluorescent light bulbs. Glenn Beck and other right wing lunatics decided the US Government and Obama himself were turning into Satan and convincing our children to change lightbulbs so they didn't have "free choice".[8]

Pocketin' the suckers' money[edit]

In 2015, TheBlaze attracted national attention for raising over $140,000 for an Indiana pizza restaurant owner who publicly pledged not to serve gay couples, following the passage of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration ActWikipedia's W.svg, a law frequently accused of facilitating discrimination by businesses against LGBT people.[9]

See Also[edit]

WND: Another far-right internet tabloid and news aggregator, but even more crazy and overtly racist.

Breitbart.com: Same deal as above, but with a more populist slant.

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