Well, it's about time. Today, ABC News reports that the city attorney of Santa Monica, Ca., in conjunction with the Los Angeles District Attorney's office, has launched an investigation into Goldline International, the gold company that sponsors and is heavily promoted on Glenn Beck's TV and radio shows. Apparently, California authorities discovered what Mother Jones readers likely already knew, which is that Goldline misleads customers into buying overpriced gold coins that they weren't necessarily in the market for:This news of course puts a smile on my face. Beck shills for these fucks on both his Fox TV show and his radio show. The fuckwits at Goldline are saying this is a politically-motivated investigation by people that hate Glen Beck. Oh horseshit you assholes! Becky has no involvement in the investigation, nor he is being investigated. The DA's office now has a website set up for people with complaints about Goldline www.gold.smconsumer.org.
"There are two main types of complaints we're seeing," said Adam Radinsky of the Santa Monica City Attorney's office, which has launched what it described as a joint investigation with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. "One is that customers say that they were lied to and misled in entering into their purchases of gold coins," he said. "And the other group is saying that they received something different from what they had ordered."Radinsky says that the investigation is in the preliminary stages but that it involves more than 100 consumer complaints about Goldline and the Superior Gold Group, which are both based in Santa Monica.
UPDATE: on Dylan Ratigan's show today Rep. Anthony Weiner stated he wants congress to investigate these fucks.
Added bonus: Media Matters has a piece up on how many times Becky uses Nazi references on his show, from a piece by Dana Milbank's WaPo column:
Consider these tallies from Glenn Beck's show on Fox News since Obama's inauguration: 202 mentions of Nazis or Nazism, according to transcripts, 147 mentions of Hitler, 193 mentions of fascism or fascist, and another 24 bonus mentions of Joseph Goebbels. Most of these were directed in some form at Obama -- as were the majority of the 802 mentions of socialist or socialism on Beck's nightly "report."Ain't that friggin lovely? The nutters/teabaggers obviously eat it up.