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Tea Party Group Paid Glenn Beck to Say 'Nice Things'

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Published on Jan 7, 2013

"Former FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey revealed that the Tea Party group paid Glenn Beck about $1 million to say "nice things" about the group on his radio show, and that it got a negative return on that investment, in an interview Friday — with the liberal group Media Matters, of all places. It's the latest strange revelation in the FreedomWorks civil war. Armey reportedly tried to stage an armed coup last fall, but his reign didn't last long, and donor Richard J. Stephenson agreed to pay Armey $400,000 a year for 20 years to go away. Apparently that didn't come with a non-disparagement clause."*

Former Freedomworks leader Dick Armey admits that the group used embedded media-- they paid Glenn Beck to "say nice things" about the Tea Party group on the air. Is anyone surprised at Beck or Fox News anymore? Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more from Elseph Reid/ Atlantic Wire:
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politi...

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