FOX News host Glenn Beck has been accused of content theft by the conservative blog The Daily Caller. Tucker Carlson, editor of the site offered a statement blowing the whistle on Beck's shady business practices. Carlson stated that Beck ripped off many of his "fellow conservatives" and also blatantly took "elaborate steps to cloak the origins of the material" for the hit FOX News show.
Several bloggers, including Andrew Breitbart, Rebel Pundit, and Liberty Chick, have stepped forward with claims that Beck snatched catch phrases, like "The Truth Has No Agenda" from websites, blurred out logos from videos, displayed charts posted from other sites, and used other materials from many conservative bloggers, without ever giving credit to the people who created them.
Andrew Breitbart, conservative publisher, issued a statement in reference to Beck's unscrupulous tactics. Breitbart stated his appreciation and gratitude "for the many times [Beck] has credited me and my sites, [but] sometimes he also uses other peoples' work without crediting them, making it appear as though it were his own. But especially since adopting "The Truth Has No Agenda" slogan - and trying to deliberately re-position himself as the pious conscience and judge of many of those he took content from - he has exposed himself to his new motto's unforgiving standard."
Beck's camp has responded to the claims, confirming at times there have been "lapses" in giving credit where it is due. Reps stated: "Glenn's shows have a high-standard and long history of championing bloggers and attributing sources whenever possible including frequently providing extensive footnotes on GlennBeck.com."