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HamiltonHabs32 Donating Member (465 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:02 PM
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Three days after Glenn Beck's rival's wife had a mis-carriage, Beck called her on air and mocked her
 
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From when he was with Y-95

A couple days after Kellys wife, Terry, had a miscarriage, Beck called her live on the air and says, We hear you had a miscarriage, remembers Brad Miller, a former Y95 DJ and Clear Channel programmer. When Terry said, Yes, Beck proceeded to joke about how Bruce apparently cant do anything right about he cant even have a baby.

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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:10 PM
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1. Is there audio?
I am not surprised, in the least. The man is a monkey who would bathe in his on shit on air if someone paid him. Oh---he already does that.
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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:11 PM
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2. Please tell me he didnt do this
Please tell me he didnt do this
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:11 PM
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3. OMFG!!!
Sick and sad. What a farging ace hole!!! I've been in and out of radio for over 30 years, and I've never seen a bigger psycho than Glenn Beck!! In a business full of egotistical assholes, Glenn Beck is king!!! Sic Phuck...
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:12 PM
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4. No young girls were raped and murdered during the making of this promo...
we hope.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:12 PM
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5. Wow. That's where Beck comes from.
Jeff Christie, anyone?

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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:14 PM
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6. Aaaaaaaahhh!!! My eyes!!!
The guy that used to get his arse kicked at school at least twice a week! And an A/V geek, even!!! We had a guy like this in my first market and we called him the whale...
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DebbieCDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:10 PM
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7. Yes -- I read this today on Salon
They are doing a three-part story on that sack of shit's "rise" to prominence. How fucking low can this creature be?
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:38 PM
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8. Can't we send Beck to the moon? nt
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TheeHazelnut Donating Member (166 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:36 AM
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9. ignore this
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 01:54 AM by TheeHazelnut
i decided what i wrote was stupid
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:56 AM
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10. GB IS a gimmick. Nothing more. nt
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:10 AM
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11. I accidentally Unrec'd. Sorry.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:55 PM
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14. I cancelled it out.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:25 AM
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12. What a sick & cruel bastard
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/09/22/glenn_beck...

Beck and Hattrick began their show far behind Kelly's market-leading show on KZZP. As they continued to get clobbered, Beck grew obsessed with getting his name on the leading station. His first attempt to get Kelly to mention him on the air came shortly after his arrival. "I walked out to get the paper one Saturday morning," remembers Kelly. "When I turned around, I saw that my entire house was covered in Y95 bumper stickers. The windows, the garage doors, the locks -- everything. But I refused to mention Beck's name on the air, which drove him nuts."

Beck kept trying. When KZZP's music director held his marriage at a Phoenix church, Beck loaded up Y95's two Jeeps with boxes of bumper stickers and drove to the ceremony. As the service was coming to a close, Beck and his team ran crouching from car to car, slapping bumper stickers on anything with a fender. The service ended while Beck was running amok, and the KZZP morning team appeared just in time to see Beck jump into his getaway car. "Beck saw me standing in the way of the exit and gunned right for me. I threw a landscaping rock on his windshield and blocked him," says Kelly. When his old friend demanded he roll down the window, Beck reluctantly obliged. Kelly then unloaded a mouthful of spit in his face.

"Glenn Beck was the king of dirty tricks," says Guy Zapoleon, KZZP's program director. "It may seem mild in retrospect, but at the time that wedding prank was nasty and over the line. Beck was always desperate for ratings and attention."

The animosity between Beck and Kelly continued to deepen. When Beck and Hattrick produced a local version of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" for Halloween -- a recurring motif in Beck's life and career -- Kelly told a local reporter that the bit was a stupid rip-off of a syndicated gag. The slight outraged Beck, who got his revenge with what may rank as one of the cruelest bits in the history of morning radio. "A couple days after Kelly's wife, Terry, had a miscarriage, Beck called her live on the air and says, 'We hear you had a miscarriage,' " remembers Brad Miller, a former Y95 DJ and Clear Channel programmer. "When Terry said, 'Yes,' Beck proceeded to joke about how Bruce apparently can't do anything right -- about he can't even have a baby."

"It was low class," says Miller, now president of Open Stream Broadcasting. "There are certain places you just don't go."

"Beck turned Y95 into a guerrilla station," says Kelly. "It was an example of the zoo thing getting out of control. It became just about pissing people off, part of the culture shift that gave us 'Jackass.'" Among those who were appalled by Beck's prank call was Beck's own wife, Claire, who had been friends with Kelly's wife since the two worked together at WPGC.
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Their friendship soured, Beck continued with the stunts, some of which won the competition's begrudging admiration. The most elaborate and successful of these neatly throws a double-spotlight on both the juvenile nature of morning radio competition and the culture of pop cheese in which Beck marinated for 20 years.

Toward the end of Beck's time in Phoenix, KZZP sponsored a free Richard Marx concert at the Tempe El Diablo stadium in downtown Phoenix. Marx was at the time riding high on a triple-platinum album, and the show was a monster publicity coup for Beck's rival. But Beck was in no mood to let KZZP bask in the concert's glow without a fight. He and Hattrick arrived at the stadium early on the night of the show and gave the sound technician $500 to play a prerecorded Y95 promo moments before KZZP's Bruce Kelly was scheduled to announce the show. As an audience of nearly 10,000 waited for the show to begin, the KZZP mics were cut and Beck's voice suddenly boomed out of the stadium's sound system: "The Y95 Zoo team is proud to present Richard Marx!" As soon as he heard his name, an oblivious Marx walked onto the stage and began to play. As the KZZP crew stood stunned offstage, scattered Y95 agents popped up and began throwing "Y95 Zoo" T-shirts in every direction to a cheering crowd.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:33 PM
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15. Please post as a new thread in GD
That article reveals the true Beck - distasteful, sleazy, desperate for attention.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:59 PM
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16. Done -
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Torn_Scorned_Ignored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:19 AM
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13. Beck is such a PIG
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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:05 PM
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17. The richard marx thing was funny though
Max Blumenthal said people in the Obama admin were looking into ways to discredit beck. He said that is what Eisenhower did with McCarthy, found a way to publicize info to discredit him.

Anyway, hopefully this gets out. But who knows. Beck is already a pretty low person, I doubt anyone expects better and his viewers are probably too dumb to notice.
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 09:52 PM
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18. Mike Malloy is right! Please kill yourself on live TV Beck!
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 12:16 AM
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19. Glenn Beck is like one of those shitty Christian rock bands.
You know, the kind that can't cut it in the music biz, then start dropping jesus references, because they know Christian rock has a built-in audience that will buy their stuff, no matter how shitty, as long as it's sufficiently religulous.

Beck couldn't make a name for himself as a member of a wacky morning zoo crew, so he decided to lace his third-rate, Dave Coulier-esque 'comedy' with right wing talking points and - voila - he made millions as that wacky, supposedly hip conservative we see today.

pity he couldn't lose the bad DJ delivery on all of his lines
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