ABC investigative reporter Brian Ross has taken aim at one of the main sponsors of Fox News Channel’s "The Glenn Beck Show," reports The Huffington Post.
On Monday’s episode of "Nightline," Ross launched a report on Goldline, contending that the on-camera counsel of Beck to invest in gold in these recessionary financial times is unethical given the advertising revenue provided by gold purveyors such as Goldline.
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, interviewed for the ABC report, called the connection an "unholy alliance."
Goldline is also under investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, according to the Huffington Post story.
ABC is not investigating Beck directly. "Glenn Beck has nothing to do with our investigation,” ABC said in its report. “Our investigation is about transactions with individual customers and the complaints that they’ve raised. And politics really has nothing to do with it. It’s all about consumer protection for us."
Authorities in Los Angeles have received more than 100 complaints against Goldline from consumers, the Huffington Post story says.