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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:19 PM
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ACTION ALERT: CNN's Glenn Beck threatens Muslims with concentration camps
FROM: FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting)
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3014


Action Alert

Flirting With Fascism on CNN Headline News
Host Glenn Beck threatens Muslims with concentration camps

12/5/06

The New York Times (12/4/06), profiling new CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck, called him "brash" and "opinionated," with an "unfiltered approach." The conservative talk-radio host-turned-cable news announcer, the paper reported, "takes credit for saying what others are feeling but are afraid to say."

The Times mentioned one of the things Beck has said recently, to newly elected U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a Muslim: "Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies." But as press critic Eric Alterman pointed out (Altercation, 12/4/06), as offensive as that question is, it doesn't begin to suggest the poisonousness of Beck's rhetoric about Muslims.

On his August 10 radio show, distributed by Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks, Beck told listeners, "The world is on the brink of World War III," then issued this warning:

All you Muslims who have sat on your frickin' hands the whole time and have not been marching in the streets and have not been saying, 'Hey, you know what? There are good Muslims and bad Muslims. We need to be the first ones in the recruitment office lining up to shoot the bad Muslims in the head.' I'm telling you, with God as my witness... human beings are not strong enough, unfortunately, to restrain themselves from putting up razor wire and putting you on one side of it. When thingswhen people become hungry, when people see that their way of life is on the edge of being over, they will put razor wire up and just based on the way you look or just based on your religion, they will round you up. Is that wrong? Oh my gosh, it is Nazi, World War II wrong, but society has proved it time and time again: It will happen.

On September 5, Beck took the same message to his CNN Headline News audience, declaring, "In 10 years, Muslims and Arabs will be looking through a razor wire fence at the West." He explained:

Since 9/11, Americans have gotten so fed up with the "yes, but" Muslims. The "yes, but" Muslims are the ones who show up on talkshows and in the media and say, "Yes, terrorism is bad, but"and then they go through a list of reasons on why we should try and sympathize with people who fly planes into buildings.... If, God forbid, there's another attack, we won't have anymore patience for the "yes, buts." The Muslim community better find a spokesman who isn't a "yes, but" Muslim. They shouldn't even understand the word "but," because if they don't, when things heat up, the profiling will only get worse, and the razor wire will be coming.

Beck went on to say:

You want the profiling to stop? Then, here's an idea. Stop murdering innocent people. Stop excusing the people who do. You do that for a while, and I guarantee you won't have any more problems at the airports. Stop blowing stuff up and the world just might be your oyster. Otherwise, it's going to be like that movie, The Siege. You remember that movie? The Muslims will see the West through razor wire if things don't change.

He concluded:

Look, I'm not saying all Arabs and Muslims are anti-American. Far from it. We should get to know these people and embrace the good Muslims, and eliminate the bad ones. Here's what I don't know. I don't know if the Muslim community will ever step to the plate like the Japanese-American community did during World War II. You know, it was absolutely disgraceful how we rounded innocent people up then and, sadly, history has a way of repeating itself no matter how grotesque that history might be. The Muslim community can prevent this if they act now.

When Beck is talking about "razor wire," he's talking about concentration campsin the original sense of the word, places where masses of people are imprisoned "just based on the way you look or just based on your religion." Despite his (perfectly accurate) observation that such camps are "Nazi, World War II wrong," comparable to the "absolutely disgraceful" wartime interment of Japanese-Americans, Beck is clearly using the threat of such camps to coerce Muslims into behavior he approves of, like volunteering "to shoot the bad Muslims in the head."

Since the overwhelming majority of U.S. Muslims are neither "murdering innocent people" nor "excusing the people who do," there's really nothing that they can do to avert Beck's threat that "the razor wire will be coming." And Beck is explicit that there's nothing non-Muslims can do to avoid locking Muslims up en masse.

The New York Times, in its profile about Beck, refers to his criticism of the animated film Happy Feet, but fails to mention that he uses his Headline News slot to issue threats that he himself compares to Nazi behavior. For the Times, CNN's decision to give Beck a TV show is a "success," because he "has increased the ratings in his 7 p.m. time period 60 percent among all viewers, and 84 percent among viewers aged 25 to 54."

The Times article quoted CNN executive Kenneth Jautz as saying that the network did not take Beck's politics into account when it hired him. "We did not set out to have anyone from any particular view fronting these shows," he said. In fact, CNN hired Beck knowing that the host's repertoire included hateful attacks--the Hurricane Katrina refugees seen on TV and the father of a terrorism victim were both "scumbags" (Mediamatters.org, 5/17/04, 9/9/05)--as well as a disturbing preoccupation with violence:
Beck has told his listeners that he was praying for a gruesome death for Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich (3/6/03), and that he was fantasizing about strangling filmmaker Michael Moore to death (5/17/05). As FAIR predicted (FAIR Action Alert, 1/18/06), Beck has not changed his repellent tune simply because he's been hired by a major media outlet.

Contrary to Beck's suggestion, there are things that the people of the U.S. can do to avoid repeating the "grotesque" history of Japanese-American internment. One of these things is to take people seriously when they start threatening people with concentration campsrather than looking the other way because of their ratings "success."

ACTION: Please contact CNN/U.S. president Jonathan Klein and urge him to condemn Glenn Beck's chilling threats against Muslims.

CONTACT:
CNN/U.S. President
Jonathan Klein
Phone: 404-827-1500
Web: www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form1.html?39
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:22 PM
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1. K&R
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:26 PM
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2. thank you, I would appreciate some more kicks and recommends
this is important
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 03:54 PM
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106. Done, and third time I have written CNN about Beck
It's just a matter of time before CNN has to take him off and apologize. It happened for other networks with Rush and Savage. Beck is particularly annoying. Hell to me would be having to spend time with these nut jobs. They are all obnoxious, but Beck is particularly smarmy. I wonder what he has been looking up on the Internet. I am guessing it's not very nice.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-08-06 04:57 AM
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129. How very nazi of him! Imprison the people who are fighting back against US
aggression....

Rings an eerily familiar bell.

The bell keeps tolling. How long until they REALLY fight back?
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Johnny Appleseed Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:30 PM
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3. Bad Muslims?
What a simplistic argument and what an idiot Glen Beck is. The "bad ones" (al-qaeda) were a pretty tiny fringe element up until the actions of the Bush regime. Now look.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 07:51 PM
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30. It reminds me of what my grandmother used to say
"There are good blacks and then there are n*****s"

I loved my grandma when I was a kid, but she was one of the scariest racists I've ever met.

Glen Beck is a pig.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 12:44 AM
Response to Reply #30
49. There are poor whites, and then there is poor white trash.
Maybe that's the equivalent of what your Grandma meant.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 12:59 AM
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50. you didn't know my grandma ;)
The first time I ever saw a black person up close, she told me to stay away because they all carry knives.

Funny, that's what they used to say about us Italians.

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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 01:36 AM
Response to Reply #50
54. My grandfather was from Canada and he used to bitch about the French
all the time! If I had a nickle for every time he said: "Those G*damned French", I'd be very wealthy.

I was on a cruise once and a Dutch man said they made fun of some other european group, (sorry I forgot the name, maybe people from Belgium but I'm not sure).

I think some people need to put down other groups just so they can feel worthy of the air they breathe.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 03:58 PM
Response to Reply #30
107. Chris Rock says the same thing
"I love black people but I hate n*****s" - Chris Rock
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 01:03 AM
Response to Reply #3
52. Still are.
Even going with the worst-case scenario, and assuming
Al-Qaeda's support has doubled...the support of something that was only 1% (AT MOST) of the Muslim population is, comparatively speaking, nil.

Practically speaking, it's a damn sight more of a problem, but there's still 98% of Muslims out there who aren't going to go commit a suicide bombing.
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Johnny Appleseed Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 07:23 PM
Response to Reply #52
119. true. but that same 98% probably wouldn't mind seeing another
911 type attack on US soil. If muslims over in that part of the world were at all passive/indifferent to the US they are no longer.
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:32 PM
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4. What exactly does Beck propose that American Muslims do by "stepping up to the plate?" n/t.
Edited on Tue Dec-05-06 04:33 PM by FVZA_Colonel
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majorjohn Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 08:03 PM
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35. By attacking the Bad Muslims
:shrug:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 04:05 AM
Response to Reply #4
58. Join the Army so the chickenhawks don't have to
All those legions of smug, Christian, white Republican war supporters can stay home and manage their portfolios.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:32 PM
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5. Lock up Beck.
Preferably in an insane asylum.
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 04:10 AM
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59. ABSOLUTELY NOT!!
That individual is pure evil. He is not insane. He is just a very bad man. He needs to be in extreme lockup, preferably in a prison where there are lots of Muslims (whatever their race or color). No, the asylum treatment is too good for him. And everyone please note: there are no sarcasm icons here.

(Hope you don't mind my piggy-backing off your post.)
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:36 PM
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6. Done
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:36 PM
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7. we know this white guy is racist
in reference to the GD thread asking this question. I only watched him for about 10 minutes and when he started bagging on the World Cup Soccer tourney calling it stupid and unamerican, i knew he was an idiot right then and there and turned him off and never tuned in again.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:36 PM
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8. and CNN still insists on saying Beck is a moderate
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:41 PM
Response to Reply #8
10. They insist he's a "regular joe."
Unfortunately, I don't think that's far from the truth.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:43 PM
Response to Reply #10
12. yeah, sadly, I think you might be right about that
Regular Joe is a scary motherfucker
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:40 PM
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9. I would hate to go thru life that bitter and hateful. n/t
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:41 PM
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11. Jon Stewart on Beck: Finally a guy that says what people who don't think...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 05:24 PM
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19. That's funny. n/t
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majorjohn Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 08:05 PM
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36. So true! n/t
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:45 PM
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13. There's one thing non-Muslims can do to stop this, shout from the highest rooftops:

OVER MY DEAD BODY YOU GODDAMN NAZIS!

WE WILL NOT BECOME GERMANY IN 1933! OR AMERICA IN 1941!

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:48 PM
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14. He is a demagogue, pure and simple
If he were speaking of Jews instead of Muslims there would be an outcry that could be heard to the moon and back.
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:49 PM
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15. Is he using again!? n/t
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 04:58 PM
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16. k&r- he's a purveyor of hate
and agitator to violence. There's no excuse for CNN giving him a show.
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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 05:07 PM
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17. I remember when they hired
that jerk, and CNN's excuse was that Glenn Beck was conversational not confrontational. :wtf:

Guess that is proving to be a bit of problem for the lazy hacks at CNN.
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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 01:06 PM
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85. CNN is the new Fox. There's no excuse for another rightwingnutjob show.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 05:24 PM
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18. kick
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 09:10 AM
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123. PLEASE DON'T FORGET -- Please contact CNN NOW!!
ACTION: Please contact CNN/U.S. president Jonathan Klein and urge him to condemn Glenn Beck's chilling threats against Muslims.

CONTACT:
CNN/U.S. President
Jonathan Klein
Phone: 404-827-1500
Web: www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form1.html?39
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 12:58 PM
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126. kik
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-08-06 04:46 AM
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128. kick
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 05:27 PM
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20. WHY is this jerk still on the air?
SHAME, CNN. SHAME.

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Bad Penny Donating Member (392 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 05:52 PM
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21. glenn beck in his drug addled youth


who'da thunk he'd turn into such a mature, thoughtful, balanced raving lunatic slobbering away daily on the idiot box.

America. Where young morons full of drugs and idiot gas become middle-aged idiots with their own TV show.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 06:19 PM
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22. Done. NT
NT
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 06:39 PM
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23. He's a blatant, hateful racist being supported in his acts of cheerleading
and inciting millions of other racists. He must be kicked off the air.

How long before anti-Muslim hate crimes in the US grow numerous and vicious enough that even the censored corporate US press can no longer ignore them, let alone excuse and incite more of them?
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 06:45 PM
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24. What an ass. "Good Muslims" shooting "bad Muslims" in the head, indeed.
He probably thinks we sent the "good Japanese" (Daniel Inouye, Spark Matsunaga, etc.) to shoot the "bad Japanese" in the head in WWII. We did not. We sent the 442nd/100th to Europe. On purpose. Precisely so they would not potentially be put in the position of shooting their cousins, villagers, what have you, in the head (or points south).

Come to think of it, since Inouye is and Matsunaga was a distinguished Dem Senator, Beckkk probably thinks we should shoot them in the head. :scared:
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 08:48 AM
Response to Reply #24
67. Right. All the good muslims should be serving in the drug wars
in south america, to free up the troops there for duty in iraq, who can then shoot their cousins in the head.
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 06:51 PM
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25. Incredibly racist, because Beck knows that razor-wire will never happen to him.
So this pig just lords it over everyone else. It's depressing how, in this day and age, and with all that America has gone through, that someone on a major media outlet would actually say something like "eliminate the bad ones." :grr:
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 07:12 PM
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26. People should complain to the FCC
Hate speech--fascist hate speech--should not be allowed on the air and CNN should be fined and ordered to stop.
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Limelight Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 07:37 PM
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27. K&R...
And the following is what I had to say to the administration of CNN:

Are you folks over there so desperate for ratings that it seems a good alternative to stand behind a bigot and xenophobe like Glenn Beck?

His completely transparent racism is demonstrated by his utterly obnoxious questioning of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), asking him "Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies." All this because Ellison is the first Muslim to serve in congress.

He furthermore showed his pathetic cowardice when he tried to back pedal after Ellison informed him he didn't have to prove his patriotism to Beck, Glen quickly saying "I know, and I'm not asking you to...." despite the fact that everyone listening heard him ask the man to do exactly that.

Furthermore comments such as the following can not be spun as in being moderate in any way, shape or form:

All you Muslims who have sat on your frickin' hands the whole time and have not been marching in the streets and have not been saying, 'Hey, you know what? There are good Muslims and bad Muslims. We need to be the first ones in the recruitment office lining up to shoot the bad Muslims in the head.' I'm telling you, with God as my witness... human beings are not strong enough, unfortunately, to restrain themselves from putting up razor wire and putting you on one side of it. When thingswhen people become hungry, when people see that their way of life is on the edge of being over, they will put razor wire up and just based on the way you look or just based on your religion, they will round you up. Is that wrong? Oh my gosh, it is Nazi, World War II wrong, but society has proved it time and time again: It will happen.

and

Look, I'm not saying all Arabs and Muslims are anti-American. Far from it. We should get to know these people and embrace the good Muslims, and eliminate the bad ones. Here's what I don't know. I don't know if the Muslim community will ever step to the plate like the Japanese-American community did during World War II. You know, it was absolutely disgraceful how we rounded innocent people up then and, sadly, history has a way of repeating itself no matter how grotesque that history might be. The Muslim community can prevent this if they act now.

More or less Mr. Beck has stated to Muslims in this country that "You better be a good little Muslim and prove that you like us cuz if you don't we'll round you all up and put you in cages like the animals I view you as. And, despite my attempts to sound conciliatory and moderate the bottom line is, I don't give a damn about justice because when they come to get you I won't protest and say this is wrong and you should stop. No, I'll sit back with a glass of scotch and smoking a cigar and laught "I told you so".

The fact that you people allow this man to spew his bitter, vile and patently racist propoganda that is as insipid as it is insidious makes you complicit in his bigotry and just as responsible for the hate mongering that goes out over your airwaves as he is.

You should be utterly ashamed of yourselves. Oh, but that's not the sad part. The sad part is I have a funny feeling that as long as it gets you ratings?

You could give a damn.


Ahhhhh... I feel so much better now that I got that out of my system.

:rant:
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 08:52 AM
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68. Ellison should have replied -
Prove to me, sir, that you are not a member of Aryan Nations, bent on subverting the constitution and undermining American democracy in the goal of establishing your racist pseudo-christian white homeland.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 03:20 PM
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102. Beck can't prove that, because he might actually be
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mark11727 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 09:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
74. I would've loved to see Beck try that shit with another American Muslim...
...John Allen Muhammad, locked and loaded. :evilgrin:
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 07:40 PM
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28. I wrote and told them
This man was sick, said bizarre things, hateful things that are Un American, and if they don't fire him that WE will Boycott CNN, that our site Takebackthemedia.com had boycotted Limbaugh to great effect, causing him to lose MANY High profile advertisers, and we'd do it again, that we had over 100 million hits on our site our first year alone.

And we WOULD, with you help :)
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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 07:46 PM
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29. Did he even see the movie THE SIEGE?
The whole point of the movie is about the immorality of rounding up Muslims and interning them. And in the end, they're freed.
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 08:33 PM
Response to Reply #29
37. If any DUer has not watched that movie in recent years they should...
The Siege came out a few years before 9/11 and it was a decent movie although nothing spectacular. Watching it today however it is a frightening, because the film was definately ahead of its time and far too much of what that film suggested could happen has happened. While it may not have been a great film when it was first released, I would definately consider it a great film today because it really has shown itself to be very prophetic.
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majorjohn Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 08:44 PM
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39. You know what other TV show/Movie was scary?
First episode of the Fox Network Show "The Lone Gunmen" aired on March of 2001, it pretty much predicted the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

By the way, this was the show that was supposed to replace the X-Files, but it was pulled off air only five months later with no apparent reasons.

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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 09:09 PM
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42. I have heard about that one, and have been wanting to check it out
I know the reason it was pulled was low ratings and bad critical reviews, but from what I heard the pilot episode it was certainly more than a bit prophetic. A story about a plane crashing into the World Trade Center monthes before it actually happened, now that is creepy.
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spillthebeans Donating Member (486 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 09:33 AM
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72. enjoy, the clip is included in the second clip
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 04:45 PM
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112. thanks for the link
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 06:40 PM
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117. Eerily prophetic....
I caught it again last week. There was even a scene with the twin towers in the background. It's almost like the wingnuts stole the script and tweaked it....spooky. :scared:
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 07:53 PM
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31. Here is what I wrote
I'm writing about Mr. Glenn Beck's recent comments on Muslims. Mr. Beck concludes in his recent comments both on his CNN show and his radio show that unless Muslims take action they will soon find themselves in camps looking through barbed wire. He compares this incarceration to WWII Nazi concentration camps in his own quoted comments.

Regardless of what Mr. Beck asserts his comments really mean, the overriding influence is hate speach.

Hate speech is unacceptable in American society. I implore the CNN leadership to reevaluate their relationship to Glenn Beck. Until then, I'll be blocking your content and watching MSNBC for my news.
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 11:02 PM
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47. Excellent, they get enough like that and they'll can his racist ass.
Rec !
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majorjohn Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 07:58 PM
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32. Glenn Beck's words are sickening!
He's a very bad person with a very twisted mind!
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 07:59 PM
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33. "brash" and "opinionated,"
with an "unfiltered approach."

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Tinksrival Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 08:02 PM
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34.  I really think judging by his tone in these comments dispite the "God forbid"...


"If, God forbid, there's another attack, we won't have anymore patience for the "yes, buts."



This guy is praying every night to his "god" for an attack. This guy totally creeps me out.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 08:36 PM
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38. Yes, all the action alerts against the other right wing hate mongers
have been sooooo successful. Notice how we got Andy Coulter and Michelle Malkin and Michael Weiner kicked off the air?

Stop the masturbation, people. The only way you're going to get slime like Beck off the air is to TURN IT OFF
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 09:00 PM
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40. kick
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IWantAChange Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 09:06 PM
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41. K&R and email sent - this needs to make it to greatest threads so the
campaign to get this hatemonger off the air continues.
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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 09:12 PM
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43. glen bek.....
is a fucking asshole, he can eat shit and die! does cnn think anybody is watching that piece of fuck! how fucked up is cnn?!?! i haven't watched that piece of shit news station in years.
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majorjohn Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 09:24 PM
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44. and CNN is supposed to be more Liberal
Right...
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 09:24 PM
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45. Well, some folks might think this doesn't make a difference
but NOT saying anything doesn't really get us anywhere either. I don't think sitting on your hands is viable.
I do believe the whole OJ brouhaha and eventual pulling of book and interview didn't happen because the publisher and folks at FOX "got religion". It was the outcry from the viewers.
That said, I told CNN they should at least have the intelligence, if the moral courage is lacking, to keep racist xenophobic spew off their airwaves.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 09:54 AM
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76. exactly
right-wing forces have long learned how to pressure the media. when progressives write and complain to the media in large numbers, it may not necessarily make the media more progressive, but it does give them pause to think.

I doubt very much that CNN would have have on air someone promoting the same hate-speech regarding African-Americans, gay people or Jewish people because they know the response would be immediate and overwhelming.

Beck's comments are so extreme because he is attacking someone that he thinks most Americans either don't care about or feel animosity toward. He also assumes that CNN management does not care or else approves.
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cool user name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 06:46 PM
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118. That is an excellent assessment ...
As Americans, we should care about that.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 10:39 PM
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46. K & R.
Edited on Tue Dec-05-06 10:40 PM by BleedingHeartPatriot

MKJ
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 11:03 PM
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48. Most certainly
kicked and recommended.
:kick:
Glenn Beck claims to say what 'everyone is thinking but is afraid to say,' but he is inaccurate. He says what the KKK is thinking and is not afraid at all to say.
It's nice to see that CNN is catering to different demographics...such as the 'hateful bigot,' the 'white supremacist,' and the 'homicidal maniac.' It's certainly doing wonders for their ratings!
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 01:01 AM
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51. Yeah. A White Christian right-wing guy bombed Oklahoma City... A White, Christian, Right-wing guy
Edited on Wed Dec-06-06 01:19 AM by impeachdubya
bombed the Olympics and a gay bar in the Atlanta Area (and was protected by various "terrorist enablers" in appalchia, too- one wonders when they're all being shipped off to Gitmo?) ... White, Christian Right-Wing men have shot abortion doctors. White, Christian, Right-Wing men have bombed clinics. Those "anthrax attacks"? Well, before they dropped down the "you're not supposed to remember that" memory hole, the trail was leading back towards.. um, you get the idea.

When are the white, Christian, right-wing men going to "step up to the plate"? After all, THEY have been responsible for the VAST MAJORITY OF TERRORIST ATTACKS IN THIS COUNTRY IN THE PAST TEN OR SO YEARS.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 01:33 AM
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53. "Stupid is as stupid does" . . . Mama Gump . . . n/t
.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 01:56 AM
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55. they've merely gone from killing Alan Berg to replacing him
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 02:30 AM
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56. thanks everybody -- please let's keep this kicked and recommended
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 03:53 AM
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57. Did it
Hopefully, all these emails expressing disgust with this clown will have some effect. Like getting him fired.
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Califooyah Operative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 04:52 AM
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60. Done - Here is the HLNews link:
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 06:46 AM
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61. any more kicks and recommends, please?
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 07:57 AM
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62. K&R. Glenn Beck sounds like an unredeemable POS.

Will email CNN's president.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 08:00 AM
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63. killing innocent people!!" Gasp! Something America would NEVER do!
We're the biggest purveyors of terrorism on earth yet we get on our high horses daily.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 08:05 AM
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64. Here's what I sent as feedback using that link.
I read in a NY Times article that Glenn Beck said, speaking of Muslims,
"Otherwise, it's going to be like that movie, The Siege. You remember that movie? The Muslims will see the West through razor wire if things don't change."

If you do not condemn Glenn Beck's hateful statements against Muslims, you are giving them tacit approval.

Remember that the genocide in Rwanda was fueled by hate radio.

Sincerely,

XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

K & R.

I checked the little box saying my email was "positive" thinking that it would more likely be read. :evilgrin:
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chemenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 08:10 AM
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65. I think his is a most excellent idea.
I'm all for rounding up all the assholes in our society (the Coulters, Hannitys, Limbaughs, Becks, Malkins, KKK'ers, neoconservatives, BFEE supporters, Freeptards, Christian Coalition Fundies, etc.) shipping off to a barren, active volacnic island and praying for another Tambora/Krakatoa like volcanic explosion.

Then, I think the world will have taken a step in the right direction.

There are only two kinds of people in this world ... decent people and non-decent people (assholes). The fewer assholes in this world the better off we all are.
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falconwing Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 08:34 AM
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66. Hit them in their coporate wallet
The only thing that will move CNN is the potential loss of revenue. I wrote them this:

"CNN,
I am writing to tell you that I find Glenn Beck's comments about muslims to be unacceptable hate speech. I am appalled that your corporate policy would condone this.
Therefore, I will compile a list of advertisers who buy time during Beck's air time and contact them to let them know that I will no longer purchase any of their products due to their association with this kind of programming.
This list of companies and the transcript of Beck's comments will be emailed to all of my friends, family and business associates, urging them to likewise contact and boycott your adverisers, and to branch out this information to their email lists.
I understand that only by hitting CNN economically will any change be affected, but rest assured, you have caused a determined effort to remove this kind of irreponsible hate speech from the air waves"
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 01:50 PM
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87. Welcome Falcon wing
Good idea when you get all of them and you are able to start a thread you should post it for all of us. I canceled my cable.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 09:02 AM
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69. Why is he still employed?
This ass should have been fired after what he said to the Muslim Congressman.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 09:11 AM
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70. Is there a list of CNN's advertisers? We need to contact them as well.
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Semi_subversive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 09:29 AM
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71. Another chickenhawk directs others to the recruitment office
Too bad he was busy abusing alcohol and drugs when he was of age. Well, he's still young enough to join the Guard.
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MCMetal Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 09:37 AM
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73. They insist he's a "regular joe."




More like a Regular Joke ...............This stupid silly twit is trying to make veiled threats ? My mother , a sweet old woman in her 70's , is Moslem . Think I'm going to stand by idly while this clown threatens her ? Retarded slugs have more intellectual capacity than this Glen Speck loser.........................
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 09:52 AM
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75. This calls for a special comment by KO. Beck should be sacked. nt
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 09:59 AM
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77. Glenn Beck, 2006 = Fauther Coughlin, 1938
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Coughlin


On Nov. 20, 1938, two weeks after Kristallnacht, when Jews across Germany were attacked and killed, and Jewish businesses, homes and synagogues burned, Coughlin blamed the Jewish victims, saying that "Jewish persecution only followed after Christians first were persecuted." After this speech, and as his programs became more anti-Semitic, some radio stations, including those in New York and Chicago, began refusing to air his speeches without pre-approved scripts. This made Coughlin a hero in Nazi Germany, where papers ran headlines like "America is Not Allowed to Hear the Truth." On December 18, 1938 two thousand of Coughlin's followers marched in New York protesting potential asylum law changes that would allow more Jews (including refugees from Hitler's oppression) into the US, chanting, "Send Jews back where they came from in leaky boats!" and "Wait until Hitler comes over here!" The protests continued for several months. Donald Warren, using information from the FBI and German government archives, has also argued that Coughlin received indirect funding from Nazi Germany during this period.

Additionally, after 1936, Coughlin began supporting an organization called the Christian Front, which claimed him as an inspiration. In January, 1940, the Christian Front was shut down when the FBI discovered the group was arming itself and "planning to murder Jews, communists and 'a dozen Congressmen'" <1> and eventually establish, in J. Edgar Hoover's words, "a dictatorship, similar to the Hitler dictatorship in Germany." Coughlin publicly stated, after the plot was discovered, that he still did not "disassociate himself from the movement," and though he was never linked directly to the plot, his reputation suffered. (New York Times, Jan 22, 1940)


The main difference is that radio stations used their discretion to remove Coughlin from the air, while Glenn Beck (and Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter and "Savage" Weiner...) are endlessly promoted.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 11:25 AM
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79. eerie comparisons
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Hatalles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 04:51 PM
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113. Wow. Thanks for posting this.
There is so much material and history that has been ignored/forotten about the lead up to the Holocaust and also Japanese internment here in the States... the similarities between then and now are mind boggling.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 10:54 AM
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78. PLEASE DON'T FORGET -- Please contact CNN NOW!!
Edited on Wed Dec-06-06 10:58 AM by Douglas Carpenter
ACTION: Please contact CNN/U.S. president Jonathan Klein and urge him to condemn Glenn Beck's chilling threats against Muslims.

CONTACT:
CNN/U.S. President
Jonathan Klein
Phone: 404-827-1500
Web: www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form1.html?39

and please if you don't mind, recommend this thread
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The Blue Flower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 12:33 PM
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82. Done
n/t
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 01:50 PM
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88. Condemn? I want that MFer fired.
Edited on Wed Dec-06-06 02:31 PM by TWriterD
His bio in a nutshell:

--Start career in radio.
--Become alcoholic and drug addict; refer to self as "a despicable human being".
--Supposedly lose passion for radio; enter Yale as Theology major; drop out after one semester.
--Divorce first wife.
--Turn to a "program of recovery" and convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
--Remarry.
--Pursue career in talk radio.

That's what it takes to get an hour-long show on CNN. Impressive! (Contrast with Keith O., who earned a B.S. in Communications Arts from Cornell.) It's truly pathetic that Americans accept those of such mediocrity and promote them to greatness; hopefully Beck will get knocked down off of his hate-filled pedestal before his career advances any further.

Glenn, you need to work on that aforementioned recovery. Just keep away from any and all microphones while doing so.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 02:14 AM
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121. kik
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 12:21 PM
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80. any more kicks and recommends, please?
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 11:55 AM
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125. kick
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 12:27 PM
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81. It sounds to me like Beck is actually trying to make Americans think that doing 'bad things' is
the 'natural thing' to do. Almost an inevitable eventuality of human nature - so we shouldn't feel bad about having those feelings.

This Beck argument is the same flawed argument that a woman wearing a miniskirt in a bad section of town was just "asking to get raped". That bullshit places the blame on the victim, not the assaulter.

This muslim/razor wire argument is the same flawed reasoning.

Beck is about as intelligent as Ann Coulter at this point.

He's gone over the deep end, and the good news is that when people do that, they usually drown themselves.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 12:37 PM
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83. Give a nutjob like Beck a soapbox and something like this is bound to happen.




He is impressed with his own importance. Other raving nutjobs call in to his little dog n pony show and it just makes him feel empowered to spew more nonsense. Give him enough rope and he'll hang himself.






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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 12:56 PM
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84. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 01:47 PM
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86. Nice try; hopefully no one will take the bait. (n/t)
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 01:50 PM
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89. Imagine if Beck had directed this same hatefilled name-calling
against say Jewish people, African Americans or gay people. He certainly would not be a regular on CNN.

Beck's hate-speech is straight out of 1930's Germany.
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 01:55 PM
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90. You're right, I will be intolerant of you.
Edited on Wed Dec-06-06 01:56 PM by Akoto
Glenn Beck doesn't give a damn about this country, about terrorists, or about you. He wants ratings, and the method by which he gets them is the same as every other right-wing television sensationalist: spreading blind fear and hatred.

I have zero respect for him, just the same as I have zero respect for Hannity, O'Reilly, Coulter and all of their foul-spirited colleagues.

This is America. We don't condemn people as a whole because of the actions of a few, no matter their religion, and the opinion of any man who'd even begin to evoke the memory of internment camps as a solution is worth less than dirt to me.
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civildisoBDence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 02:21 PM
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94. The only question in my mind is whether these people actually believe what they say
If so, they're reprehensible. If not, they're worse.

Newsprism
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 02:36 PM
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96. I'm afraid they probably do. Every bigot thinks their particularly bigotry is justified
Every homophobe, every anti-Semite and every racist thinks that those of us on the side of tolerance are just being naive. "Oh you don't know what 'they' are 'REALLY' like" is the cry of every hatemonger down through the ages.

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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 02:12 PM
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93. Whoa, that was fast. I'm proud to say I alerted BEFORE the pizza.
Those one-digit-post-count bigots are SO fleeting and elusive.
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 01:59 PM
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91. Beck's a "regular Joe", all right...
...a regular Joe Stalin or Joe Goebbels. I'm sure this particular diatribe sounded much better when ol' Joe Stalin first delivered it against Trotskyites.

:puke:
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 02:04 PM
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92. Why Didn't We Round Up Southern White People When The KKK Terrorized
Black people in the South from the period of reconstruction through the 1960s?
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 02:31 PM
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95. glen beck represents the string pullers at cnn
Edited on Wed Dec-06-06 02:45 PM by ooglymoogly
they just don't have the guts to say it straight out...calling glen beck a moderate, a regular joe tells you where cnn sees the middle of the road...and that is a nazi govt with a subservient we the people. at least faux is laughable. cnn is much cagier. k&n
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Infinite Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 02:46 PM
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97. Based on his words, it doesn't seem like he supports that.
He's saying it's something that "unfortunately" could happen.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 02:52 PM
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98. unfortunately Glenn Beck has long, long record of racist name calling
when it comes to Arab and Muslim people. He wasn't just speculating on which he personally disapproves.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 03:06 PM
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99. Awww, do we have a Beck apologist in our midst?
How touching.
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jhrobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 03:29 PM
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104. I'm not a Beck apologist-in fact, I despise GLenn Beck,especially
after what he said about President Carter, but i do understand what the other poster (sorry, I forgot the name) was saying. It is what I have said a lot - that moderate Americans can only be pushed so far before they begin to look for someone to blame-especially when their comfortable way of life is being threatened (or at least told it is being threatened). Beck's an ass, but we need to be aware of what he is saying as a possibility.
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Infinite Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 05:25 PM
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114. Being accurate isn't being an apologist....
Edited on Wed Dec-06-06 05:26 PM by Infinite Hope
I don't desire to fall into the same trap as the far right and misconstrue every statement that comes by. Beck has made comments such as that to my fellow Minnesotan Keith Ellision that merit condemnation. If a position is a correct one, there's no need to create false evidence. Instead, one should point to the evidence that already exists. In terms of accuracy and honesty, I will not be the left's equivalent of the far right.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 03:09 PM
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100. Yeah, like a mobster in the 30s when you refuse protection and he says...
"Hey, you could suffer an accident or something."

Friendly advice, 'sall.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 03:11 PM
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101. Or, "how's your boy"? (n/t)
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 03:22 PM
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103. He's saying it a helluva lot more clearly than any of his BS strawman "Yes, But- muslim apologists"
Edited on Wed Dec-06-06 03:23 PM by impeachdubya
have ever tried to get anyone to "sympathize" with "people who fly planes into buildings".

I'd like to see where the FUCK anyone -of any religion- has done that...

Oh. Wait! Actually, I think there WERE a couple religious leaders who minimized what happened on 9-11, engaged in cheap blame-shifting, and tried to rationalize people flying planes into buildings:


Jerry Falwell: "The ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for this. And I know I'll hear from them for this, but throwing God...successfully with the help of the federal court system...throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools, the abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked and when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad...I really believe that the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who try to secularize America...I point the thing in their face and say you helped this happen."

Pat Robertson: "I totally concur, and the problem is we've adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government, and so we're responsible as a free society for what the top people do, and the top people, of course, is the court system."

Or, how about this exchange:

Federal judges are a more serious threat to America than Al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 terrorists, the Rev. Pat Robertson claimed yesterday.


"Over 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that's held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings," Robertson said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

"I think we have controlled Al Qaeda," the 700 Club host said, but warned of "erosion at home" and said judges were creating a "tyranny of oligarchy."

Confronted by Stephanopoulos on his claims that an out-of-control liberal judiciary is the worst threat America has faced in 400 years - worse than Nazi Germany, Japan and the Civil War - Robertson didn't back down.

"Yes, I really believe that," he said. "I think they are destroying the fabric that holds our nation together."
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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 04:26 PM
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109. This is contemptible.
Theoretically, there isn't anything in any way racist or bigotted about predicting (as opposed to advocating) putting Muslims in concentration camps.

In practice, however, it's fairly clear that Mr Beck is giving it his tacit approval.

Even if we do take him at his word that it's a prediction rather than a proposal, it's a fairly poor one - I think it vanishingly unlikely that America will be interning Muslims qua Muslims in the forseeable future.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 04:30 PM
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110. So what is that fat drunken bastard gonna do anyway?
Glenn Beck = radio lightweight.
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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 04:43 PM
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111. "Stop murdering innocent people. Stop excusing the people who do."
Beck should heed his own words and stop excusing an administration that has murdered so many innocent people.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 06:19 PM
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115. PLEASE DON'T FORGET -- Please contact CNN NOW!!
ACTION: Please contact CNN/U.S. president Jonathan Klein and urge him to condemn Glenn Beck's chilling threats against Muslims.

CONTACT:
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Jonathan Klein
Phone: 404-827-1500
Web: www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form1.html?39
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 06:32 PM
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116. His species, the RW pundit, is quickly becoming extinct. And he knows it.
Hence, their ever-increasing, hysterical, "Please, please look at me!" rhetoric.
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 02:18 AM
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122. What's his ratings v. KO anyway? {nt}
uguu
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 07:58 PM
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120. There's a Muslim shrine in Cuyahoga Falls, and Beck's going to come
Edited on Wed Dec-06-06 07:59 PM by zbdent
to Akron for his "Christmas hate message" ...

I wonder if they'd be kind enough to send a note (not a "message") to where he's going to appear to say that they would no longer do any business with them ... if they got wind of what he's been saying ... not that they're not already aware of what a sick f*ck he is anyway ...
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 10:40 AM
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124. one more kick...because it's so important
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-08-06 08:05 AM
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130. Sigh. Don't watch cable news, people.
Can you really have not noticed? The U.S. news media are going broke. They're hiring these goons 1) because only the bottom-feeders are left as an audience and 2) as provocation to the rest of you.

Writing letters to CNN tells them this strategy is succeeding. Tuning in so you can get outraged and run back here to share tells them it's succeeding.

If you really want to reform our corporate news media, you will starve it.
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