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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:56 PM

Should Glenn Beck be FIRED?

Michael Moore✔
@MMFlint 28 Nov 12

Yesterday, Glen Beck took a flag-draped Obama doll and put it in a jar of what he called urine. (no I won't provide the link)

Mary94523@mary94523

@MMFlint he should be fired. Respect the President, no matter what.

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Reply Should Glenn Beck be FIRED? (Original post)
Playinghardball Nov 2012 OP
Atman Nov 2012 #1
still_one Nov 2012 #6
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #8
Great Caesars Ghost Nov 2012 #20
Atman Nov 2012 #42
sadbear Nov 2012 #2
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #5
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #3
PoliticalBiker Nov 2012 #4
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #7
msongs Nov 2012 #9
MadHound Nov 2012 #10
MineralMan Nov 2012 #17
AlexSatan Nov 2012 #27
MineralMan Nov 2012 #30
AlexSatan Nov 2012 #33
Doctor_J Nov 2012 #18
AlexSatan Nov 2012 #28
Doctor_J Nov 2012 #47
AlexSatan Nov 2012 #50
MineralMan Nov 2012 #31
Doctor_J Nov 2012 #48
LanternWaste Nov 2012 #41
Enrique Nov 2012 #11
Are_grits_groceries Nov 2012 #12
dballance Nov 2012 #13
MineralMan Nov 2012 #14
aquart Nov 2012 #15
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #16
RandiFan1290 Nov 2012 #19
Initech Nov 2012 #21
devilgrrl Nov 2012 #22
cali Nov 2012 #23
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #24
Throd Nov 2012 #25
Taverner Nov 2012 #26
clydefrand Nov 2012 #29
immoderate Nov 2012 #32
dhill926 Nov 2012 #34
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #35
leftynyc Nov 2012 #36
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #37
WorseBeforeBetter Nov 2012 #38
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #39
RandiFan1290 Nov 2012 #54
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #57
11 Bravo Nov 2012 #40
Politicub Nov 2012 #43
MrScorpio Nov 2012 #44
Bucky Nov 2012 #45
DFab420 Nov 2012 #46
chemenger Nov 2012 #49
spanone Nov 2012 #51
PDJane Nov 2012 #52
dembotoz Nov 2012 #53
kooljerk666 Nov 2012 #55
RandiFan1290 Nov 2012 #56

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:01 PM

1. "Fired" from what?

He was fired from Fox "News." I thought he has since been self-employed. Who will fire him?

Although, it would be nice to see all his syndicators dump him.

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:07 PM

6. Doesn't he have a show on dishnetwork?

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Response to still_one (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:14 PM

8. He still has a radio show on the right-wing AM stations. n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:06 PM

20. As well as Sirius-XM

 

FCC should have some control over satellite radio. Our tax dollars is beaming the signal to earth.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:58 PM

42. NOOOOOOOO!

Are you f***ing serious? You want rich old white-men Washington douche bags setting the rules for satellite radio content?

That is the day I cancel my subscription.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:03 PM

2. He can only be fired if we stop paying attention to him.

And this little stunt is a good indication that we have stopped.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:06 PM

5. :sarchasm:

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:04 PM

3. I would love to hear Foxnews opinion on this.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:04 PM

4. HA!

He should never have been hired in the first place

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:12 PM

7. No, do something worse...

Ignore him.

He's got to be treated like a 3 year old having tantrums that he is. Don't encourage him by even paying attention.

That aside, a jar of urine? Is he trying to create his own version of "Piss Christ"?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:15 PM

9. "respect the president no matter what?" -that's just silly nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:15 PM

10. For what, exercising his right to free speech and expression?

 

Perhaps the better question is fire him from where? He is now down to working for himself, since Faux did fire him last year sometime.

But no, I wouldn't fire him, I wouldn't fire anybody exercising their right to free speech.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:50 PM

17. Freedom of speech only applies to the government preventing it.

If he's working for someone, the First Amendment doesn't apply to speech related to his work. It doesn't apply on DU, either.

Constitution 101.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:25 PM

27. And the gov't didn't prevent it

 

Thus, as MadHound said, he was just exercising his right to free speech.

And MadHound said he would not fire someone for doing that (implying that he legally could).

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Response to AlexSatan (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:28 PM

30. Say, now....

Thanks for clarifying that for me...

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:37 PM

33. Hey always glad to help

 

sweep up strawmen!

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Response to MadHound (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:57 PM

18. Heh.

As MM pointed out, the first amendment protects you from prosecution. If I were to approach one of my co-eds and say, "My, you are gorgeous. Please come into my office and have sex with me", I would be fired in the time it took to get security to my office. OTOH as long as she is of age I can't be prosecuted for my lechery. Hank Williams II got fired from MNF for telling the president, "You're not one of us - get the hell out of the country". He cannot be prosecuted for that. And so on.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:25 PM

28. Where did MadHound mention

 

anything about prosecution?

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Response to AlexSatan (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:56 AM

47. He mentioned "freedom of speech" as in the first amendment

the 1st protects citizens from prosecution

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #47)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:22 AM

50. Yep, as in "exercising it"

 

MadHound didn't even imply that the person was under any threat of prosecution.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:30 PM

31. Well, see, I wouldn't fire Beck.

I'd just assign him to clean the latrines once an hour and never let him speak another word on my dime. I'd give him the option of quitting.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:57 AM

48. Explain to his followers that he's been "re-assigned"

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Response to MadHound (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:37 PM

41. If their "right to free speech and expression" negatively affected my networks ratings

"I wouldn't fire anybody exercising their right to free speech..."

If their "right to free speech and expression" negatively affected my networks ratings, I certainly would.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:18 PM

11. who is Mary94523@mary94523

and who does she think is Beck's employer?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:19 PM

12. No

It's free speech, but as Keith always pointed out, that doesn't always apply to the private sector.

AND it just makes people realize that people on the right are crazy. That's simplified, but it's the same as lumping all those to the left as communiss. No nuance for many people.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:19 PM

13. I fired him a long time ago by not watching or listening to him /eom

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:20 PM

14. Yes. Fired from one of those circus clown cannons.

Into a vat of elephant crap. I'd be for that.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:28 PM

15. Well, it got your attention. For today.

What's he gonna have to do to get it tomorrow?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:29 PM

16. Does he have a job?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:02 PM

19. This stuff is OK with Clear Channel

but the Dixie Chicks crossed a line?

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:11 PM

21. Yeah I'm wondering that myself.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:14 PM

23. no. and who gives a shit anyway.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:15 PM

24. Moore is being a total ass.

 

#1) Parody of the Piss Christ thing the wingnuts are still up in arms over after what, more than two decades?

#2) Beck works for himself. So he's going to fire himself? Fox fired him ages ago.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:20 PM

25. You mean like DU was so respectful of the last president?

Is the office more sacred at some times than others?

Fuck Glenn Beck and Michael Moore.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:24 PM

26. CAN he be fired? I thought he was his own station now...

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:26 PM

29. Is that spelling correct?

You sure it shouldn't be fried?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:37 PM

32. It's not "freedom of speech;" it's "poetic license."

I think Beck buys his time. Sponsors foot the bill.

Beck says outlandish things. And it appeals to some people. I don't see how you could prevent this without severe restrictions on rights.

--imm

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:40 PM

34. institutionalized perhaps....

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:45 PM

35. From what exactly?

And there s this pesky first amendment...

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:47 PM

36. No - let him do whatever juvenile

nonsense he wants. He was looking for Democrats to get all outraged and call for censoring beck - that's what he's looking for. Ignore the fool or broadcast this story everywhere - he loses either way.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:50 PM

37. He should be IGNORED n.t.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:56 PM

38. (Piss) Christ, no. (n/t)

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:26 PM

39. Glenn who? And what kind of moron ruins a perfectly good glass of beer

by dropping a bobble-head toy in it?

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #39)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:36 AM

54. Beer? He was playing with his urine

Once word got around he tried to claim it was beer. It obvious from the pictures that it isn't beer. There is no carbonation. Now he is trying to claim it is colored water.

He can't get his story straight because he was caught playing with his urine.

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #54)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:16 AM

57. that could be, but i have only a marginal and limited interest in carefully following stories

that involve glenn playing with his own "pee pee"




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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:35 PM

40. Transpose the "I" and the "R" and I'll vote YES. Saute that doughy little fuckwad and ...

feed him to a herd of feral cats!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:00 PM

43. Doesn't the lunatic have his own web show?

He may just fire himself one day.

(But I'm actually enjoying watching him come unhinged)

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:02 PM

44. The greatest thing about freedom of speech…

Is that it gives complete fucking idiots a wonderful incentive to demonstrate their complete fucking idiocy.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:05 PM

45. If he was my employee, I'd fire him. He's not. It's a free country.

There's a long American tradition of defiling the flag and the president. Beck takes it to a disgusting low, but he's a free voice (free of reason anyway) in a free country. The First Amendment belongs to douchebags too.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:06 PM

46. Nope, let him work at whatever shithouse hires him. I'll continue to ignore him

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:06 AM

49. More appropriately ... he should be strait-jacketed, medicated, and ...

shut away in a padded cell in an institution. The Beckster is certifiable and a menace to our society. But then, that describes a hell of a lot of other Repubs, doesn't it.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:24 AM

51. he's a sick man. mentally ill.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:29 AM

52. Don't fire him, institutionalize him.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:34 AM

53. am under the impression that mr beck is self employed and is doing rather well

recently i happened on one of his rallies televised on the supposed christian tv station the comes with the cable package

full house

some fricken stadium

added a couple singers and he looked like a billy graham

He eliminated a bunch of middle men and now controls his own little network
heard he is making more money not less

i found it hard to believe--but that filled stadium gave me pause.

and this little stunt he just pulled will make him even richer

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:45 AM

55. Leela: You've been assigned the job you're best at just like everyone else.

 

Fry: What if I refuse?
Leela: Then you'll be fired...
Fry: Fine!
Leela: ...out of a cannon into the Sun!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:49 AM

56. First, he claimed it was beer. Now, he says it is "colored water"

He was caught playing with his pee.

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