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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:43 PM
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Beck: Holocaust deniers - only one not there was Jimmy Carter
On the December 14 edition of his CNN Headline News program, discussing Iran's December 11 conference, a gathering of Holocaust deniers purportedly to "debate" the existence of the Holocaust, Glenn Beck said: "When I saw David Duke there, I thought, 'Gee, the only one that wasn't there was Jimmy Carter.' "

But in 1979, then-President Carter signed the executive order to establish the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. The order defined the Holocaust as "the systematic and State-sponsored extermination of six million Jews and some five million other peoples by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II."

During the conversation with Heritage Foundation senior fellow Peter Brookes, Beck added that "maybe Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad just didn't want to invite Jimmy Carter, because he was like, 'Oh, well, he'll discredit the whole conference. That guy's always wrong.' "

As Media Matters for America has noted, Beck has previously referred to Carter as a "waste of skin."

http://mediamatters.org/items/200612150003

Glenn Beck - a waste of brains.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:46 PM
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1. David Duke is a glen beck kinda guy
Rude, racist, ignorant, talentless, no concept of constitutional liberty, takes his freedoms for granted. Conservatives with microphones could not make a living any other way. They have no marketable skills, but for a certain audience they are very good with their mouths.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:21 PM
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29. That is a fascinating point.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:46 PM
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2. Waste of brains? More like a rounding error
If Beck had the same condition Sen. Johnson has, he'd require microsurgery :P
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lyonn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:51 PM
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7. Beck is a second rate Limbaugh, shame on CNN
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 12:52 PM by lyonn
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:48 PM
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3. Does anything besides gas come out of this guy's mouth? n/t
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:48 PM
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4. Every couple of weeks, I send an email to CNN
Noting that MSNBC is gaining ground by the minute because it hires intelligent, thought-provoking people, not pigs like Beck and O'Reilly. They never answer.
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BeachBuckeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:15 PM
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27. I actually GOT an answer from CNN
They said Beck has "quickly become one of the top people on cable news". They went on to say "Glenn Beck is a tried and true professional broadcaster and CNN is proud to have him represent us."

Guy
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:30 PM
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30. This is why CNN is programmed off of my TV
It's a worthless station that is constantly trying to misinform the public.
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:50 PM
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5. I'd sooner listen to El Drugbo.
At least El Drugbo is indicative of overall conservative thought and probably believes the dung he spews out. Beck is more interested in being a comedian than a commentator, which is an ironically amusing fact since he's not even remotely funny.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:50 PM
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6. On Tuesday Night, Beck drew less than 300k total viewers
to his show...

About one tenth of one percent of the population...

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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:57 PM
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8. Beck is an embarrassment to this country.
What a freaking neanderthalic idiot that "man" is. :puke:
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kaneko Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:54 PM
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19. Please
do not insult our dear Neanderthals!!!
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:04 PM
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21. They aren't willing to take that sort of abuse any more....

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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:12 PM
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9. Jimmy Carter, a holocaust denier?
Is this some common right-wing lie, perhaps based on intentionally taking some statement out of context? Or did Beck just pull it out of his ass?
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:07 PM
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23. it's about Carters new book...
on Palestine and this is the way he gets 'punished'.
criticize israel = holocaust denier.
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Lurking Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:24 PM
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10. What an asshole.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:29 PM
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11. its a joke! you liberals have no sense of humor!
HAW! i'm just jokin'!

why CNN went with this tool is beyond me.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:36 PM
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16. Threads like this....
...is why CNN went with Beck. Headlines aren't about what's importat. They're about what attracts advertising dollars. Advertisers don't bother to distinguish between viewers and gawkers.
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:32 PM
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12. Why do they hate Carter?
Ugh, Beck is a real pig. Another reason why I don't watch CNN.
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:33 PM
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14. He's been taking a lot of heat since his new book on Palestine has been out.
i'm not surprised at all that he's become a bigger than usual target in this Beck manner.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:40 PM
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18. Yes. The sort of attacks on him support that paper written
a year or two ago by two professors. They did a study and found that people who criticize Israel even in the slightest get personally and professionally attacked. After the paper came out, they were both harshly criticized (pretty much supporting what the study was showing). IIRC, at least one of the profs was Jewish too.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:05 PM
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22. Just exactly how is one a Holocaust denier because they
believe that the Palestinians should be treated like HUMANS with an method of self-governance?

People are idiots - particularly Beck-like people.
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:09 PM
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24. oooo, lots of beck-like people about
you'd be surprised how nice and civil some are, until you talk about Palestine....
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WernhamHogg Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:12 PM
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25. They hate Carter because he is a much better Christian
They hate Carter because he is a much better Christian than anyone from the "religious" right. They know that he makes them look VERY bad. Jimmy Carter is the kind of Christian that is truly following what he believes in rather than following the extremely bastardized version of Christianity that people like Dobson and Fawell preach.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:33 PM
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13. Glenn Beck
is a clown who looks to capitalize on ignorance and fear.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:35 PM
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15. Beck is beyond lost.
The man can't argue his way out of a paper bag.
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:38 PM
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17. holy calculated commentary batman!
he KNEW such an idiotic quote would be trumpeted near and far.
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pop goes the weasel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:02 PM
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20. Carter should sue for slander
These lying liars who lie need to be held accountable. There are impressionable ears which hear such lies and believe them.

And I say this as someone who is still angry at Carter for ending detente and introducing deregulation.
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BeachBuckeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:13 PM
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26. If Beck could ever be half the man Jimmy Carter is
He would be lucky indeed.
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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:18 PM
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28. CNN's support of this man dimishes their credibility even more than
they have done already. To give this man a forum on what is supposedly a "respected" news outlet makes an entire farce of the idea of CNN as journalists.

Beck is disgusting and his hatred should not be given a platform on any credible news outlet. MSNBC learned their lesson with Michael Savage. Let's hope CNN can figure this one out soon.
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:25 PM
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31. Oh, Glenn's just angry because he slept through the rapture.


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slj0101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:28 PM
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32. Glen Beck is a 9th rate shock radio fucknob.
Anyone who listens to his show and gets any entertainment value from it is also a fucknob.

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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:30 PM
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33. i call bullshit.
on these charges.
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