How much are you prepared to pay for a shocking conspiracy theory? That's the question that's currently obsessing paranoid pundit Glenn Beck, who is reportedly starting a campaign to get his internet channel on television.
According to the Huffington Post, Beck, who founded internet channel The Blaze after tensions forced him to leave what critics called his increasingly out-there Fox News program, is asking his viewers to request the channel from their cable and satellite providers.
To aid the effort Beck has launched the website GetTheBlaze.com urging his followers to call, email or contact their cable providers through Facebook.
'You probably pay good money every month to your TV provider for access to channels like MSNBC and Al Jazeera America-channels that you might not watch, or even agree with,' Beck wrote on the web page. 'Adding The Blaze will ensure that you and your family have a source of news and analysis that you can trust and that doesn't betray your values.'
Beck, who is also reportedly mulling building a private libertarian compound in Texas for his followers to live in, launched The Blaze as GBTV in September 2011. The show returned to television a year later when the network struck a deal with Dish Network.
In a statement Dave Shull, the Dish senior vice president of programming, said that the company 'had customers sign up quickly, and we saw new customers join Dish. In fact, subscriptions attributable to The Blaze outpaced our projections by 80 percent, proving that Dish is giving customers what they want with a choice in programming, not to mention the technology to choose how to watch it.'
Beck's channel currently carries his flagship program and his radio show, as well as the children's show 'Liberty Treehouse' and a weekend show hosted by right wing comedian Brian Sacks.