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WTH are Drudge and Beck trying to achieve? (vanity)
Vanity | 1/24/2012 | tatown

Posted on 01/24/2012 7:46:35 PM PST by tatown

The attacks by both Drudge and Beck on Newt are about as vicious as I've ever seen by either of them even on Obama. I turned off Beck some time ago due to his extreme doomer act and I'm starting to get to the point where I avoid Drudge as well. I understand that they might not be Newt fans but the force of their hatred toward him is stunning.


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Thoughts?
1 posted on 01/24/2012 7:46:41 PM PST by tatown
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To: tatown

Drudge isn’t attacking Newt. What he always does is bring up the hottest stories on each candidate. Quite frankly , Pelosi’s statement is something that we should attack her on. She is trying to insert herself and I think that will backfire. I don’t think Drudge has shown any favoritism to Romney or others.


2 posted on 01/24/2012 7:50:35 PM PST by shoedog
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To: tatown

Not sure about your Q. My concern here is that we’re getting the brer rabbit treatment from the “republican establishment.”

“whatever you do, don’t throw me in the (Newt) briar patch, Mr (tea party) Fox. It feels like we’re being set up.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 7:51:03 PM PST by Rio (DNRC)
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To: tatown

I gave up both of them looong ago. Neither of them are true conservatives - just my opinion.


4 posted on 01/24/2012 7:51:29 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: tatown

It’s his web site. No one has to go there.


5 posted on 01/24/2012 7:52:52 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: tatown

Drudge is not so much biased as he just picks and chooses stories that are eye-catching and fit his vision of what he wants on the site. It’s a free country.

Beck is just nuts.


6 posted on 01/24/2012 7:54:02 PM PST by bigbob
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To: BradyLS
A circular firing squad?

Go after Obama and we will see who we want to represent us in the general election!

7 posted on 01/24/2012 7:55:57 PM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: tatown
Read Glenn Beck's book, “The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life”, and you'll see that Newt's world view doesn't fit very well with Beck's extreme New Age philosophy
8 posted on 01/24/2012 7:56:08 PM PST by WhatNot
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To: bigbob
Beck is just nuts.

pretty much.

9 posted on 01/24/2012 7:56:46 PM PST by Rio (DNRC)
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To: tatown

Beck is a mormon. Romney is a mormon.

Not hard to figure out.

On non-mormon stuff, Beck is pretty good and fun to listen to.

Drudge apparently is for Romney; or at least appears to be.

The one good thing is both of them aren’t in the tank for Barry.


10 posted on 01/24/2012 7:56:58 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: bigbob

Yeah, Beck has jumped the shark bigtime. The question here is what exactly does Pelosi know? We know the record of what happened. Only one charge stuck and that was because his lawyer screwed up.


11 posted on 01/24/2012 7:56:58 PM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: tatown

Beck has some agenda I don’t know if he is a total Romney sop because of the common cult they are in or not... Drudge is selling web page hits and he knows how to get them that’s all...


12 posted on 01/24/2012 7:57:33 PM PST by Breto (The republican establishment are morons)
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To: tatown

Hey, the guys are just trying to make a living. Right? Both betting on getting their toast buttered from somewhere that cascades butter. Drudge has been flattered or fraternized that’s for sure. Blackmail maybe?

Beck has to be making a killing off all the last days scenario, what with the generators, metal meat, aluminum bread, shell casing materials, and the myriads of other survival profiteering equipment. Oh, I forgot the GOLD buying that only the wealthy can do without actually having to go hungry for months first.


13 posted on 01/24/2012 7:57:39 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: tatown

RE: Beck
Beck gave Huntsman Sr a big award for Humanity I think

Jon Huntsman Jr and Sr are related to Mitt Romney (Think from grandfather with five wives in Mexico.

The mass fortune of the Huntsman is intertwined and has been for years with Romney/Bain

Running Jr only in NH set up a “straw” candidate that kept the ABM crowd from voting for another candidate and taking the win away from Mitt.

Are you getting the picture....follow the money AND power.


14 posted on 01/24/2012 7:58:07 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: tatown

Thoughts?

I think beck is trying to commit suicide by Internet.


15 posted on 01/24/2012 7:58:53 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: tatown; All

Maybe because this is a free country and people have a right to question any candidate????


16 posted on 01/24/2012 7:59:33 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: tatown

I like the others think Drudge is aiming for hits, but Beck in a loon. His reverse psychology and reverse roll playing on his show is a little odd to say the least. Don’t get me started on his food insurance and combat training commercials! Lol


17 posted on 01/24/2012 8:01:07 PM PST by lahargis (Every day is independence day)
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To: F15Eagle
Beck is a mormon. Romney is a mormon.

Not hard to figure out.

You'd think except Beck was for Bachmann, now Santorum is his guy. Beck on Romney "Romney scares me"

Go Santorum!

18 posted on 01/24/2012 8:01:21 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: tatown
Beck is logically inconsistent when he can not see the obvious—that Romney is a liberal progressive clearly evidenced by running to the left of Ted Kennedy in Mass, and an inability to articulate and defend conservatism, as Romney doesn't really understand it.

Pelosi is simply telling us who she is scared of. Pelosi knows Newt will actually get rid of the liberal garbage is Washington, while the liberal progressive Romney will grow the horrible things Pelosi holds dear....

19 posted on 01/24/2012 8:02:41 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: rockrr

I listened to Beck for the first time in a month today. He strated out saying Newt was “lying” about something. I made until he said Newt was drummed out the House for ethics violations...a lie in and of itself. Ironic.


20 posted on 01/24/2012 8:03:02 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: tatown
Drudge is so in the tank for Romney it's bizarre.

I picked up way back when Perry was the front runner.

21 posted on 01/24/2012 8:03:22 PM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: tatown

Beck has gone off the deep end, he railed against ObamaCare and embraces Romney and RomneyCare.
I’m done with Beck.


22 posted on 01/24/2012 8:04:34 PM PST by PMAS
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To: Peter from Rutland
Well there may well be something ugly in Newt's past..but why is she the only one who knows it?

So...was Newt born in a different country? Is he a communist? Did he snort coke whenever he could? Have sex with a guy? Lie under oath? Do an intern while on the job? Hang out with enemies of this country? Profit from information he learned because of his office? Hide evidence right after one of your staff allegedly committed suicide? Refuse subpoenas?

I mean, what does it take these days to prevent someone from being POTUS?

23 posted on 01/24/2012 8:05:06 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: tatown

Both Beck and Romney are morons. They also happen to both be mormons.

As for Drudge, Romney supports “alternative” lifestyles. That gets him support from both Drudge and Coulter.


24 posted on 01/24/2012 8:05:06 PM PST by peyton randolph (Mitt has more views on an issue than he has pairs of magic underpants)
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To: tatown

I quit Drudge when I kept getting viruses from the main site.


25 posted on 01/24/2012 8:05:59 PM PST by vmivol00
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To: Peter from Rutland

Pelosi is bluffing because she doesn’t want Newt. She knows Newt can defend Conservatism, and sympathetically, America.


26 posted on 01/24/2012 8:06:04 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Tribune7

You will be hard pressed to find either Drudge or Beck trash Romney yet they both act as Newt is worse than Obama. Bizarre to say the least.


27 posted on 01/24/2012 8:06:36 PM PST by tatown
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To: ez

That was my impression as well. Frankly I’m puzzled by the pungent vitriol that beck, coulter, krauthammer, hume, etc are showing. These are allegedly pundits who would ordinarily call for us to rally around our candidate once he is selected but how can we do that when they have so effectively poisoned the well?

Assholes all of them.


28 posted on 01/24/2012 8:07:40 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Domandred

Interesting. Beck a few years ago seemed to be a believer in the so-called “White Horse Prophecy” - yet another false prophecy by Joseph Smith - and wanted to know if evangelicals could vote for Romney.

I haven’t heard all of Beck’s stuff but he did a pretty good job nailing some stuff while he was still on Fox. I catch him at rare moments on the radio these days.


29 posted on 01/24/2012 8:10:05 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: tatown

There is a story out there that is making the rounds of all the internet sites, that Newt Gingrich was somehow responsible for outing Britt Hume’s son and causing his suicide in retaliation for an anti-Newt article that the son had written.

We always heard the story that it was that group of Gays who made it their business to out gay Republicans, but that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t Newt who tipped them off.


30 posted on 01/24/2012 8:13:11 PM PST by Eva
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To: rockrr
One would think that those persons you mentioned, who seek to gain the confidence of the audience to value their opinions, would take care not to allow their inner demons to color their judgement.
31 posted on 01/24/2012 8:13:32 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Peter from Rutland
Only one charge stuck and that was because his lawyer screwed up.

Sorry, but that doesn't sit right with me. A completely clean person doesn't resign in disgrace just because some lawyer screwed up. Something more is going on here.

The problem is that we basically have no alternative at this point. Gotta go with Newt, and hope that nothing much more comes out.

32 posted on 01/24/2012 8:14:00 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: tatown

Most of us have come to the understanding that Newt is the best we can get this time, but his bagage is stacked a mile high. Many good people won’t be able to accept Newt and that’s just part of the package we get with Newt. It wasn’t all that long ago that people wondered if Reagan could win with his having been divorced. Sometimes it seems like we’re surounded by Clinton supporters the way character doesn’t seem to matter anymore.


33 posted on 01/24/2012 8:14:51 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: tatown

So nobody is allowed to question Newt Gingrich, is that right?


34 posted on 01/24/2012 8:19:00 PM PST by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: tatown

Beck is a Mormon and Drudge is a South Beach queer.

Next question?


35 posted on 01/24/2012 8:20:31 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: Leaning Right

The resignation had to do with the loss of seats in Congress, not with alleged ethics violations 2 yrs previously. That’s why the resignation occured AFTER the election and not two years earlier. That’s according to Krauhammer who is not a Newt fan.


36 posted on 01/24/2012 8:20:43 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Leaning Right

The resignation had to do with the loss of seats in Congress, not with alleged ethics violations 2 yrs previously. That’s why the resignation occured AFTER the election and not two years earlier. That’s according to Krauthammer who is not a Newt fan.


37 posted on 01/24/2012 8:20:54 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Peter from Rutland; Leaning Right
Only one charge stuck and that was because his lawyer screwed up.

No. All charges were dropped. What the lawyer screwed up was that Gingrich had to pay for his own witch hunt.

Ethics Committee Drops Last of 84 Charges Against Gingrich

The speaker's office issued a statement noting that yesterday's dismissal of the last three charges means that 83 of the 84 ethics allegations filed by Democrats have been dropped.

The 84th was the IRS allegation and it too was dropped.

38 posted on 01/24/2012 8:20:54 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Domandred
Beck wears whatever beard is the flavor of the week, who isn't a threat to Mitt, Gingrich is, and Beck devotes himself to stopping that threat.

After dismissing Palin back when she was a real threat, Beck said this.

"I have to tell you that Mitt Romney could be the only guy that could win, and I don’t know if he could because I think that Americans are going to be I mean, this country is going to be in deep trouble by 2012, and the next term, if it’s not decided this term, the next term will decide our fate. Then I hope that Americans are ready for an adult and are ready for hard news."

39 posted on 01/24/2012 8:23:05 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Ajnin

Good post, the Gingrich people go bananas on anyone who doesn’t love him. Heck I will vote for him over Romney , he is the best fiscal conservative candidate we have, but I hardly call him ideal. The guys has plenty of skeletons, and is thin skinned, he has his moments when he wants the love of the libs and the media. Right now he is going to other way since he knows that’s Romneys crowd and he is the conservative choice. Bottom line, he has earned a lot of the scrutiny he is taking, he better be able to handle it without whining but by being on point because it is only going to become worse if he gets the nomination!


40 posted on 01/24/2012 8:24:00 PM PST by shoedog
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To: Ajnin

Of course you can question the man. But don’t you think character assassination is less than sporting?


41 posted on 01/24/2012 8:26:15 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: piasa

You are right, the ethics violations were not the issue, the lost seats were. Newt’s tenure was interesting in that he made some major changes and had the Congress in lock step initially, but the longer he served the more disenfranchised many of the Republican members were. Part were definitely RINO’s but part of the conservative class of 94 felt he had lost his way.


42 posted on 01/24/2012 8:26:41 PM PST by shoedog
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To: Ron C.
I gave up both of them looong ago. Neither of them are true conservatives - just my opinion so flip that switch for me....thanks a lot/s Barack
43 posted on 01/24/2012 8:27:29 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: tatown

Drudge to date as far as I know still has not posted the polls showing Newt ahead on Romney. He sure was quick to post the Pelosi nonsense. I do not visit his site anywhere as often as I used to. His bias is very blatant.

Glenn Beck has gone off the deep end. I have no use for the man anymore and I have stopped tuning him in.


44 posted on 01/24/2012 8:27:54 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: DJ MacWoW; piasa
All charges were dropped.

I know. But that's not the main message the average voter will take away from all that. If Newt is our nominee (and there are really no other options at this point), all the voter will hear is this: Newt Gingrich was accused of ethics violations, and he resigned.

That's quite damaging.

As an aside, I find it very discouraging that conservatives resign when under pressure (Palin, Gingrich, Cain) while liberals fight back, and win (Ted Kennedy, Clinton, Barney Frank).

45 posted on 01/24/2012 8:29:58 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: tatown

Glemn Beck and Romney share the same god. He sends messages to Glenn Beck and tells him the future but always gets the timing wrong (according to Glenn). The things happen but exacty when is the problem. Maybe the mormon god is kind of like our God except without a calender or a clock.


46 posted on 01/24/2012 8:30:06 PM PST by tsowellfan (https://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: freedomfiter2

The man in the race with the worst character is Mitt Romney, it wouldn’t make sense to surrender to him.

Romney has shaped two presidential fields in a row.


47 posted on 01/24/2012 8:32:20 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: tatown
"Thoughts?"

Yeah here is a thought instead of Blind Rah Rah worship of a Candidate let's for a change ASK the real tough questions of All candidates.

I have researched Newt Romney Santorum and Cain. Cain Was my first choice Now its Newt BUT NEWT IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE. He is just the MOST CONSERVATIVE Candidate left that has a shot a winning.

So NEWT"S feet should be held to the fire at every chance we get. Let him know it is he who must meet us waaaaaay more than half-way. None of this "Rah Rah our guy won" and anything he does is Okey Dokey. We've been there and done that Damn it this time it needs to be done right!

NEWT, CUT THE BUDGET if Congress sends you a Budget that is one penny more than last year VETO IT ON PRIMETIME TV AND TELL CONGRESS YOU WILL KEEP DOING SO TILL THE BUDGET IS LESS THIS YEAR THAN LAST YEAR!

Bottom line Newt should not get a free ride from anyone. He should answer the questions honestly and admit his wrong doings and state "I will not repeat them!"

48 posted on 01/24/2012 8:32:43 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Parley Baer

I think most freepers would agree that Mitt would be the easiest for Obama to defeat in the general otherwise why would most and the MSM be pushing him? With that being the case is Drudge/Beck secretly supporting Obama by attacking any threat to Mitt?


49 posted on 01/24/2012 8:33:34 PM PST by tatown
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To: Leaning Right

Gingrich has learned a thing or two after being railroaded. He’ll get his message out.


50 posted on 01/24/2012 8:33:34 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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