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Noah Rothman and Glenn Beck: false compassion for border kids - 07/09/14

... HotAir. He's promoting a plan by Glenn Beck to give teddy bears, food, and soccer balls to Unaccompanied Alien Children; see UAC for the backstory on that issue. The Beck plan Rothman supports is an example of false compassion: something that is superficially compassionate but which will make things worse. The plan would encourage more kids to cross the border illegally, with some dying along...

"The Kronies": slick libertarian propaganda linked to Koch, and who doesn't reveal that - 01/24/14

... thoughts. * Becket Adams of Glenn Beck's The Blaze offers "Viral Video Blasts Big Government and Crony Capitalism in a Very Hilarious Way" ( peekURL.com/zP5Kda7 ). He says "Oddly enough, no one seems to be claiming responsibility for the campaign" but, instead of bothering to do reporting and finding out, simply refers to the futile efforts of HotAir and The Federalist to find out. Write @...

Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Limbaugh, Hannity paid to promote FreedomWorks, AFP, Heritage (Koch, immigration) - 06/18/11

Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity are paid large amounts of money to promote groups like FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, and the Heritage Foundation. In some cases it might not be obvious to their listeners that those hosts are promoting those groups in part due to the money they receive ("Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck sell endorsements to conservative groups"...

A list of "conservative" bloggers who are actually Communist agents of George Soros - 04/18/11

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's with a heavy heart that I bring you today's post. I didn't want to have to write this post, and I didn't want to have to think about what I'm going to reveal. However, someone has to be looking out for the United States when she's under attack by forces who will do anything - and say anything - to bring her down. I'm sorry, I choked up a bit there. But, I will persevere...

How Glenn Beck could have kept his Fox News show - 04/07/11

Glenn Beck announced yesterday that he was going to stop his daily Fox News show as of the end of the year. He'll still be doing the occasional special for them, and he promises that he'll have surprises in store and that the best is yet to come. Some notes: 1. The reason why he quit or was fired isn't known, but the most likely explanation is that Fox asked him to leave because he wasn't...

The Teaparty-ification of NPR (James O'Keefe, cheap stunts, distraction) - 03/09/11

... donation. 3/11/11 UPDATE: Oddly enough, Glenn Beck's site offers a "decide for your yourself" take on the O'Keefe video (link), indicating that some parts of the edited videos might have been taken out of context. It's rare to see a partisan site even show an interest in getting the facts right, so that post is a bit unexpected.

Reason Magazine misleads about Jared Loughner (+AllahPundit, Glenn Reynolds) - 01/18/11

... David Brock making the claim "Glenn Beck has been responsible for three thwarted assassination attempts this year". It should be obvious that I'm not a Media Matters for America fan, but when they're right or close to it, they're right or close to it. And, they make a strong case to back up that claim here. Reason isn't doing their friends in the teaparties or in other parts of the deranged...

Globalist Rep. Keith Ellison: "God willing, one day the border will become an irrelavancy" - 12/22/10

... currently burning up the wires at Glenn Beck's site (link). While NEN's "shock" videos haven't proved to be that accurate in the past, this is indeed in context.

The Glenn Reynolds, Don Surber, Joe Walsh propaganda team (Illinois) - 10/22/10

... death threats she received after Glenn Beck said this about her on his show (link): We wanted to look at the moderator, Kathy Tate-Bradish, from the League of Women Voters. Oh, she sounds so neutral and everything. I mean, she’s even neutral on the Pledge, apparently — just a typical woman voter trying to get the truth out. No, not so much — not so much... She is on fire for Obama. She is a big-...

Koch family, U.S. Chamber, businesses met to plan strategy (+Glenn Beck, tea parties, "mobilize citizens for November") - 10/20/10

... Aspen Mountain, and listened to Glenn Beck of Fox News in a session titled, “Is America on the Road to Serfdom?” (The title refers to a classic of Austrian economic thought that informs libertarian ideology, popularized by Mr. Beck on his show.)The participants included some of the nation’s wealthiest families and biggest names in finance: private equity and hedge fund executives like John...

Glenn Beck urges donations to illegal immigration-supporting U.S. Chamber of Commerce - 10/14/10

Earlier today, Glenn Beck urged his fans to donate to the US Chamber of Commerce, a group that strongly supports illegal and massive immigration. In 2006, GOP Rep. James Sensenbrenner suggested that the Chamber register as a foreign agent due to what they support. Now, Glenn Beck wants his listeners and viewers to send them money. The pretext is because of innuendo leveled by both ThinkProgress...

Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside smear tea partiers (New Left Media; a challenge) - 09/01/10

... it (link). A recent effort is 'Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" Rally - Interviews With Participants' ( peekURL.com/vcgsgls ) in which they smear their opponents. Obviously, I'm not a tea parties fan. However, one great part of not being a partisan hack is that I can also not be a fan of New Left Media ("NLM") and their attempt to play on prejudices. The NLM video does in fact play to the...

Christopher Hitchens has no clue about the tea parties - 08/31/10

... Hitchens offers "White Fright / Glenn Beck's rally was large, vague, moist, and undirected—the Waterworld of white self-pity" about Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally (at Slate: slate.com/id/2265515 ). A few comments: 1. The leaders and many of the followers of the tea party movement are all about the money. Those like Dick Armey (of FreedomWorks) and Grover Norquist aren't in any way white...

Example of Tea Party helping their opponents (immigration, "Restoring Honor") - 08/29/10

... interviewing the crowd at yesterday's Glenn Beck event. At 5:00 on the video Gillespie asks an attendee for the one political change he'd like to see. The attendee responds: "The biggest thing... is illegal immigration. I'm a construction worker... I got laid off, laid off for a year and a half." Clearly, he's at the wrong rally: the top leaders of the tea parties don't represent his interests....

Glenn Beck "Restoring Honor" rally linked to Dick Armey (Koch too?) - 08/28/10

Earlier today, Glenn Beck held a "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington DC which was attended by somewhere around a few hundred thousand people; certainly an impressive turnout (UPDATE: see below). Thankfully I didn't watch it, but Part 1 of Beck's speech is at peekURL.com/vqlzrtm and Part 1 of Sarah Palin's speech is at peekURL.com/vyn3lcr Any response to the borderline lunacy offered by Beck...

Meet the 'Patriots': SPLC lies and misleads (Bachmann, Al Garza, Joseph Farah, Taitz...) - 04/18/10

... during an interview with Fox News' Glenn Beck last year. "Americans were told that they wouldn't have their information used against them. They did." Whether Bachmann's fears are well-founded in this case or not, Census Bureau data was used in the case she describes and others (link). See also July 30, 2004's "Homeland Security Given Data on Arab-Americans" (link) from the scaremongers at the...

Henry Waxman: government intervention to help MSM; far-left Soros group cheers (John Poirier, Tim Dobbyn) - 12/02/09

... this, and this. The first has a Glenn Beck video where he discusses the various far-left statements of one of their co-founders. To illustrate the problem, if Reuters relied on the Obama administration for direct or indirect payments, does anyone think it would be more likely for them to tell the whole truth about Free Press?

Doug Hoffman's immigration position, Part 2 - 11/02/09

On October 21, Glenn Beck interviewed Doug Hoffman on his radio show, and the transcript and audio are here, relevant portion excerpted at [1]. I previously discussed Hoffman's immigration position based on the three sentences he has on his site (questions for him are here); my review wasn't positive. While there's a slight glimmer of hope in what he said on Beck's show in regards to amnesty, the...

Lindsey Graham slams Glenn Beck; "Birthers" are "crazy" (The Atlantic's First Draft of History) - 10/01/09

The Atlantic is conducting a corporate-sponsored series of interviews they call the "First Draft of History". Me, I call them EstablishmentHackapaooza. Earlier today, one segment featured Sen. Lindsay Graham being interviewed by Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic (firstdraftofhistory.theatlantic.com/analysis/graham_the_loyal_opposition.php). As could be expected, Graham wasn't exactly challenged on...

Census worker found hanged in Kentucky; see who's politicizing it - 09/24/09

... figures and politicians (such as Glenn Beck and Rep. Michelle Bachmann) for creating an environment that led to the tragedy, despite there being no evidence of that. This could have been a suicide, or the "Fed" note could be a red herring to disguise a non-political crime, or other explanations. However, the most likely is that he stumbled upon some hidden drug operation; he was found in the...

Irony deficient Christopher Knight of LAT: "Glenn Beck's '9-12' logo based on communist and socialist designs" - 09/14/09

... the Los Angeles Times offers "Glenn Beck's '9-12' logo based on communist and socialist designs" (link), a hilarious example of someone - in this case some sort of art critic - just not getting the joke. His shocking news is that the logo used for 9/12's march on Washington was lifted from Communist symbols. That's obvious, and it was intentional. To help Knight understand this, he should refer...

9/12: Tea Party march on Washington DC live coverage (Glenn Beck, Freedomworks) - 09/12/09

... also signed that here. UPDATE 4: Glenn Beck is now ranting about corruption and encouraging his audience to think of the country first instead of thinking of themselves as Democrats and Republicans. The latter I strongly support. Unfortunately, what he appears to want to fill the partisan gap is some pretty extreme libertarian concepts; see the first link in this post and note the speakers from...

Glenn Beck's five points, explained - 08/28/09

On today's show, Glenn Beck offered five points representing his concerns about the Obama administration (link), and he asked his viewers to contact their representatives and find out whether they were "In or Out", i.e., whether they agreed with Beck's points. If they don't agree, he wants his viewers to vote them out of office the next chance they get. The five points follow, and after that I...

When even Glenn Beck turns on the "Birthers", should they get a clue? (+ HotAir <3 MMFA) - 08/04/09

Even Glenn Beck has turned on the "Birthers", saying that he doesn't believe Obama was born in Kenya, that if it came out that he was born there it would result in "civil war", and that "there are other things that you should concentrate on... Who cares about the birth certificate thing? ...What do you say we pay attention to he's appointing Communists..." (The audio is at mediamatters.org/mmtv/...

HuffPost, The Atlantic, LGF, Gawker, Sullivan, C&L, & more spread smear video (Glenn Beck, "burn the books") - 04/12/09

... attached video is a local meetup for Glenn Beck's "912 Project" and features someone who's probably genuine giving an anti-Communism and partly paranoid rant. However, near the five minute mark, a lady's voice is heard shouting out "burn the books". She's then challenged by a male attendee who asks her whether she's serious; she replies that yes she is. It's pretty clear that the book burning...

Honk three times if you're on the road to Idiocracy: bombastic Bob Basso gives final tea party talk - 04/11/09

... which was shown as part of the Glenn Beck program. You can see it at HotAir here. It's even worse than you'd expect, and it pushes the tea parties even further down the road to Idiocracy. Previous sign posts on that road have included mailing tea bags to politicians. The current sign post Basso is aiming for is for people to honk their horns three times at noon on April 15. No, I'm not kidding....

Is Michael Cohen of the New America Foundation trustworthy? ("Live From the Campaign Trail") - 04/08/09

Can you trust Michael Cohen of the New America Foundation? Read on if you've ever heard of that author of "Live From the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the 20th Century and How They Shaped Modern America" and want to see whether trusting him is a wise idea or not.

Glenn Beck, Popular Mechanics "debunk" FEMA camps - 04/07/09

About a month ago, Glenn Beck of Fox News breathlessly announced on another of their shows that he was looking into the issue of FEMA camps and said that he couldn't disprove them (link; contemporaneous leftwing reaction here and at mediamatters.org/countyfair/200903160021). Now, Beck is back on the attached video... and he's "disproved" them. His debunking was conducted with the assistance of...

Jeffrey Feldman /Huffington Post invites your mockery (Glenn Beck, FEMA camps) - 03/15/09

... Feldman offers the hilarious 'Glenn Beck Recycles "X-Files" Plot to Spread Fear of Obama' (huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-feldman/glenn-beck-recycles-x-fil_b_175068.html). Let's not all laugh at once but ration it out over time: FOX News personality, Glenn Beck, has been using his airtime to broadcast a right-wing conspiracy theory about the Obama administration setting up 'concentration camps,'part...

Media Matters for America on immigration "myths" ("Fear and Loathing in Prime Time") - 05/21/08

... Lou Dobbs, Bill O'Reilly, and Glenn Beck. Not only that, but members of Congress are involved in helping them push their support for illegal activity: On Wednesday, May 21, Media Matters Action Network, along with several members of Congress and prominent immigration groups, held a press conference to discuss "Fear and Loathing in Prime Time: Immigration Myths and Cable News." Participants...

Did Bob Barr swipe his immigration policy from Barack Obama (or Bush, McCain, Clinton,...)? - 04/11/08

... UPDATE: Barr appeared on the Glenn Beck show a few days ago and continued to sound as sleazy and misleading as his opponents as well as other hacks who support massive and/or illegal immigration. Asked whether he'd "ship [illegal aliens] home or not", Barr said: When you find them, you ship them home, absolutely. What Barr forgot to mention was that, based on what he's said earlier, that would...

We Can Stop The Hate: Mexico-linked groups try silencing opponents of illegal immigration - 01/31/08

... Center Their targets include Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Pat Buchanan, and others, and a video from them is here. The easy way to defeat their effort is to go to public appearances by their representatives and ask them about their constituent groups' links to the Mexican government and whether they're receiving any help from that government. And, engage them in a debate designed to show that they're...