Glenn Beck fondly reminisces about the good old days when he was so popular that he was up there with Nelson Mandela and the pope in polls. And now he’s despised and people think he spreads crazy conspiracies. And it’s all because of the “smear machine.”
Alternate theory: He’s seen as a loony conspiracy theorist because he is, in fact, a loony conspiracy theorist. When you say stupid things like “empathy leads to Adolf Hitler,” people figure out that you’re bugnutty.