Glenn Beck's New Gig: Organizer

Fox News' wackiest host is taking up a new role: community organizer. Glenn Beck says he hopes to rally his audience by promoting voter-registration drives and conservative conventions all across the country, all culminating in a rally in Washington that will coincide with the release of his new book in August. Beck didn’t say how directly he might back political candidates, The New York Times reports, only saying he wants to help people be more "proactive." He's announcing his new role in a Florida rally on Saturday. Conservative pundits like Beck, Sean Hannity, and Mike Huckabee have a huge effect on politics, especially for the nebulous "tea party" movement, where they stand in as leaders. Beck rejects the title, saying he is just a fed-up citizen.