Beck's charts by the numbers

››› ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF

A year ago, Glenn Beck rolled out the first in a long series of increasingly bizarre blackboard scrawls and graphics intended to link President Obama and the progressive movement to extremists and dictators and otherwise illustrate Beck's conspiratorial worldview. Throughout the year, he has used chalk, markers, and Fox News' graphics department to bring his theories to life. Media Matters for America has reviewed Beck's charts and detailed them below by the numbers.

"[S]ometimes I feel like Russell Crowe from A Beautiful Mind trying to lay it out for you."
-- Glenn Beck, September 23, 2009

Beck's charts visualized

(Click to see full resolution)

Administration Officials

Most mentions: President Obama (35)

Other notable current and former administration officials:
Alan Solomont
Aneesh Chopra (2)
Anita Dunn (5)
Ben Bernanke (2)
Brian Deese
Buffy Wicks (3)
Cass Sunstein (5)
David Axelrod
Ezekiel Emmanuel (2)
Hilda Solis
Jackie Norris
Joe Biden (4)
John Holdren (6)
Julius Genachowski (2)
Kathleen Sebelius (3)
Mark Lloyd (6)
Mark Patterson
Michelle Obama
Peter Orszag (2)
Rahm Emmanuel (5)
Robert Gibbs (2)
Tim Geithner (9)
Valerie Jarrett (7)
Van Jones (27)
Yosi Sargent (4)

Current and Former Democratic Officials (Not in the Administration)

Most mentions: Barney Frank (6)

Other notable current and former officials:
Andrew Cuomo
Bill Clinton (4)
Bill Daley
Bill Richardson (2)
Charlie Rangel (3)
David Paterson
Dick Gephardt
Jimmy Carter (2)
Kevin Johnson
Nancy Pelosi (5)
Phil Angelides
Ted Kennedy
Tom Daschle (3)

Progressive Groups

Most mentions: ACORN (25)

Other groups that have appeared:
AFL-CIO
Apollo Alliance (10)
Bay Area Police Watch
Black Farmers USA
Center for American Progress (5)
Ella Baker Center
Fund for the Public Interest
Greenpeace
Health Care for America Now (4)
League of Conservation Voters
PRLDF
Progressive Future
Progressives for Obama
Roots Against War (RAW)
SEIU (19)
Sierra Club (2)
STORM (2)
Tides Foundation (4)
UAW
United Steelworkers (2)
Workforce Development Institute

Progressives

Most mentions: John Podesta (10)

Other notable progressives:
Andy Stern (8)
Bertha Lewis (2)
Carl Davidson
Carl Pope (2)
Dale Rathke (4)
Ed Whitacre
Franklin Roosevelt
George Soros (7)
Heather Booth
Herb and Marion Sandler
Leo Gerard
Paul Booth
Paul Krugman
Peter Singer
Robert Creamer (4)
Sonia Sotomayor (2)
Susan Crawford (4)
Wade Rathke (7)

Other Conspirators

Bill Ayers (11)
Che Guevera (4)
Frances Fox Piven (2)
Hugo Chavez (5)
Jeff Jones (11)
Jeremiah Wright (2)
Mao Zedong (5)
Richard Andrew Cloward
Saul Alinsky (4)

Countries

China
France
Germany
Switzerland
United Kingdom

From various editions of Fox News' Glenn Beck:



[02/19/2009]



[03/17/2009]



[05/13/2009]


[05/15/2009]


[06/16/2009]


[06/19/2009]


[06/29/2009]


[07/01/2009]


[07/13/2009]


[07/15/2009]


[07/28/2009]



[07/30/2009]


[08/04/2009]


[08/11/2009]


[08/13/2009]


[08/17/2009]


[08/25/2009]


[08/26/2009]


[08/27/2009]


[08/28/2009]


[09/10/2009]


[09/15/2009]


[09/18/2009]


[09/20/2009]


[09/21/2009]


[09/22/2009]


[09/23/2009]


[09/30/2009]


[10/12/2009]


[10/13/2009]


[10/14/2009]


[10/19/2009]



[10/20/2009]


[10/26/2009]



[10/29/2009]


[11/16/2009]


[12/01/2009]


[12/04/2009]


[12/07/2009]


[12/08/2009]




[12/09/2009]


[12/10/2009]




[12/11/2009]


[12/17/2009]


[01/05/2010]


[01/11/2010]


[01/15/2010]


[01/18/2010]


[01/19/2010]



[01/20/2010]




[01/25/2010]



[01/26/2010]



[01/27/2010]




[01/28/2010]


[01/29/2010]


[02/05/2010]


[02/17/2010]


[02/18/2010]

Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel
Person
Glenn Beck
Show/Publication
Glenn Beck show
We've changed our commenting system to Disqus.
Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here.
Updated rules for commenting are here.