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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:13 PM
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http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/04/beck-mcveigh /

Among high-profile media pundits, Glenn Beck has used some of the most divisive language when speaking about President Obama. Just last week he called Obama a racist who hates white people. But yesterday on his Fox News show, an unusually subdued Beck turned down his hostility to deliver a message, in an apparent attempt to insulate himself, saying the interaction needs to be respectful, polite, forceful and peaceful because one lunatic like Timothy McVeigh could ruin everything:

BECK: If anyone thinks that it would be a good idea to turn violent, think again. It would destroy the Republic. They have awakened a sleeping giant. But just one lunatic like Timothy McVeigh could ruin everything that everyone has worked so hard for. Because these people in Washington wont pass up the use of an emergency. Look how the media ran with the abortion doctor killing. They tried to pin that despicable act on Fox in general and specifically Bill OReilly and me. I dont want to ever hear from our own Americans, anyone voicing some sort of Muslim-extremist type justification.

Watch it:
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dugaresa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:15 PM
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1. perhaps he is fearful he may incite enough of his lunatic fringe to something
perhaps he may even have some emails from his minions and now he is backing off because if a crazy person goes and kills someone it might implicate Beck.

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Tulio Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:34 AM
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28. +1
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:16 PM
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2. What a fool - he's alienating his base. nt
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:18 PM
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3. 
Yeah asshole, case in point: THE FUCKING BU$H ADMINISTRATION USING 9-11 TO INDVADE IRAQ FOR NO REASON!!!! :grr: :grr: :grr:

the fucking nerve of this loser :mad:
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:27 PM
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8. beat me to it. nt
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:34 PM
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10. GMTA
It's the first thing that jumped out at me....the uttter gall to say something like that :eyes:
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wileedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:19 PM
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4. He left out "... for me."
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:20 PM
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5. Beck is just covering his ass... he knows his rhetoric has been inciting this stuff...
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 05:14 PM
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15. Precisely
"Even if it's the wrong thing, do something."

His words. He's trying to get people to forget he ever said them.

Ain't happening.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 08:21 PM
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23. When did he say that?
I missed that one. Unbelievable!!

Do you have a link?
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 05:31 PM
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26. It was in his blubbering speech
About how he feared for his country.

Back in early 09. I don't have a link. It may be here in his 9-12 Project weepfest.

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Glenn_Beck_weeps_on_air_0...
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 05:17 PM
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16. That's it.
When a reich-wing domestic terrorist blows something up, Beck will replay his one lonely comment while ignoring the 99.9% inciteful comments.
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:22 PM
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6. 
Really?

Like 9/11 and justification for war?
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 05:07 PM
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12. I'd pay good money to get Obama to go on TV and say in response
"THESE people"? What the HELL you MEAN "THESE people"?
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 05:11 PM
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14. I have similar fantasies.
:evilgrin:
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:22 PM
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7. Could be because 3 of his advertisers have pulled their support?
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:34 PM
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9. I wonder how much jail time there would be
if the DOJ decided to hold him accountable for some act of violence or other that was carried out due to him encouraging his listeners to commit them?
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 05:06 PM
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11. No doubt - he's starting to feel some heat.
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 05:09 PM
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13. yeah and i guarantee the next lunatic will be a fan of Glenn Beck
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 05:19 PM
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17. Wha? Oh yeah, HE's the one who would suffer.
God forbid people would die and he'd get BLAMED. It would hurt HIM so much! Go sign Color of Change's petition, folks. Get him off the air.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 05:22 PM
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18. What's the matter Beck? Did you get a visit from the Secret Service (again)?
or are you chastened because three of your advertisers pulled out? Regardless -- go find a little hidey hole somewhere, crawl in, and STFU.
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 05:27 PM
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19. Hmmm... Looks like his producers are telling him that his histrionic crazy rants are losing
advertisers.

Advertisers indirectly pay his salary.

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TheBigotBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:47 PM
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20. K & R
This may have quite a bit to do with it


Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) will not be hosting any town hall events this August instead, hes making himself available to constituents for one-on-one meetings about health care reform and at least part of the reason is this: His offices have received threatening phone calls, including at least one direct threat against his life.

We had no town hall events scheduled for the August recess anyway, but in light of everything thats happened we have received a threatening phone call in the D.C. office, there have been calls to the Raleigh office, said Miller communications director LuAnn Canipe, in an interview with TPM. The threatening call in question happened earlier this week.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/08/dem-congress...
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 07:15 PM
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21. "They have awakened a sleeping giant." FUCK YOU BECK.
YOU are the one inciting the lunatics.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 08:16 PM
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22. And Beck is doing his best to incite 100s of McVeighs.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 08:30 PM
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24. Too bad Beck and his buddies didn't think about speaking up
before. Maybe this was just a game to them, a ratings game. For 20 years Rush has fed the hate mongers amongst us and he is not slowing down and he has no regrets.

It's too late Beck you lit the cloth that's in the firebomb....violence has started and it's too late......

Psst....here's the difference Beck if you think that we are going to stand back and get our heads bashed in by your freaks....you are sorely mistaken.

Yea, I said it. They bully and they hate and they expect no push back....well it's 2009, those days are over.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 08:32 PM
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25. this man is dangerous. dangerous.
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SidneyCarton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 05:34 PM
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27. Well Glenn, maybe you should have though of that before you whipped the loony's in a lather.
Funny thing, shit rolls downhill, as it goes, it collects ever more shit until it grows to such a size that it could easily crush the man who originally sent it rolling.

Karma's a beast Glenn.
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