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Glenn Beck Bombs in Jersey

Maybe he’s not quite the conservative pied piper he’s made out to be? Glenn Beck began his “Restoring America” tour Saturday to a crowd of just 700 at a New Jersey Six Flags. Attendees paid $50 (or $125 for VIP treatment) to see the Fox News host and other conservatives speak over six hours. This event didn’t benefit from the weeks of marketing that helped bring 100,000 people to Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally on the National Mall in August, and it had far less planning. The crowd didn’t come close to filling the arena, which has a capacity to hold 8,000. He’ll make many such appearances across the country until the November midterm elections.