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Glenn Beck Agenda 21: How One Editor Got Duped By Conservative Pundit

In this photo provided by DISH, Glenn Beck, right, shows a diagram on his hand as he and Gov. Eliot Spitzer, left, square off
In this photo provided by DISH, Glenn Beck, right, shows a diagram on his hand as he and Gov. Eliot Spitzer, left, square off at DISH's "War of the Words" at the Fillmore on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/DISH, Chris Schneider)

Two weeks ago I discovered, to my surprise, that I had line-edited an early draft of Glenn Beck’s new novel, “Agenda 21.” Glenn Beck! At the time I was working on it, the manuscript belonged to its actual author, a woman named Harriet Parke, who lives a few minutes from my aunt. But a year and a few lawyers later, Glenn Beck purchased the right to call himself its creator, and Ms. Parke agreed to be presented as a ghostwriter.

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