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Arianna Huffington and Hugh Hewitt Debate Whether Glenn Beck "Goes Too Far" - Video
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 7, 2010 | Michael

Posted on 02/07/2010 11:43:38 AM PST by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of Arianna Huffington and Hugh Hewitt, on "Reliable Sources," debating whether Glenn Beck has "gone too far." (Video)

Arianna said that Glenn Beck takes "apocalyptic statements that basically fuel peoples fear and anxiety and has made them his talking trade, practically no show is done without some kind of form of inciting fear in the American people and I think that's dangerous especially in a time like this."

Huffington was asked why she did not apply the same standard she has for Beck when she was asked on MSNBC about Rahm Emanuel's recent use of the word "retarded," she dismissed it as "political correctness" and said "let's not talk about it." She called it "a very different category" and even though "he should not have used it, it's not the kind of firing offense that Sarah Palin made it out to be." Hewitt called this a "selective use of a particular standard" and told Huffington that she's "got to give this up."

They also discussed why Huffington did not criticize Keith Olbermann's recent remarks calling Scott Brown "racist" and a "supporter of violence against women" among many other things. Arianna said it was because "Jon Stewart" criticized him and because Olbermann later "apologized" for "going over the top." Hewitt called Olbermann "a joke" and "a sportscaster who doesn't know anything."

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: ariannahuffington; beck; glennbeck; huffington; hughhewitt; reliablesources

1 posted on 02/07/2010 11:43:39 AM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot
whether Glenn Beck has "gone too far."

That should be an easy question to settle. Just refute what he says. If he's that crazy and that far off the mark, just refute him. Should be easy.

2 posted on 02/07/2010 11:46:20 AM PST by marron
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To: Federalist Patriot

Huffington on Olberman:
Pot calls kettle black.


3 posted on 02/07/2010 11:47:25 AM PST by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

How about a debate as to whether or not Huffington has sold herself to Soros and did he make a good bargain.


4 posted on 02/07/2010 11:47:55 AM PST by marron
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To: Federalist Patriot

Obviously they’ve not heard of or read about the First Amendment - free speech for me and not for thee?????


5 posted on 02/07/2010 11:50:07 AM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: bjc

Two faces have I: “Huffington did not criticize Keith Olbermann...” - Yet asks if Beck has gone too far...indeed...

Who cares (or watches or listens to or reads) what the Huffer has to say? It’s so predictable anyway.


6 posted on 02/07/2010 11:51:53 AM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Federalist Patriot

FR debates whether Arianna is really human or just a very large sock puppet for PMSNBC and MoveOn.org


7 posted on 02/07/2010 11:57:48 AM PST by Zathras
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To: Zathras

Please don’t dis the sock puppets.


8 posted on 02/07/2010 12:01:15 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: Federalist Patriot

yeah, but does she say anything about being able to prove Glen’s statements as factually UNTRUE? that’s all I really care about right now...I could give a flying fig about HOW he presents it.


9 posted on 02/07/2010 12:01:49 PM PST by TiredofItalltoo (tiredofitalltoo)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Beck doesn’t need Hewitt to defend him...he did a fantastic job himself, LOL!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsf86QSwhYc


10 posted on 02/07/2010 12:02:05 PM PST by dawn53
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To: Federalist Patriot

they are really getting desperate in trying to find ways to divert from the real issues.


11 posted on 02/07/2010 12:02:37 PM PST by TiredofItalltoo (tiredofitalltoo)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Tza Tza Huffpo is so irrelevant.


12 posted on 02/07/2010 12:03:04 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Did Arianna go to far in marrying a wealthy Republican homosexual to get her career started? I know someone who worked for her during that time and she is not a nice person.


13 posted on 02/07/2010 12:05:27 PM PST by freedomrings69
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To: Federalist Patriot

idiots


14 posted on 02/07/2010 12:11:06 PM PST by cubreporter (Scott Brown turned it all around. The people CAN and DID make a difference!!!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Are you kidding? I’d just as soon spoon out my own eye than listen to Arianna Huffington talk.


15 posted on 02/07/2010 12:19:25 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Federalist Patriot

Every time I see that idiot woman on TV, I ask myself why the left lets such a stupid person speak in public.


16 posted on 02/07/2010 12:24:58 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Federalist Patriot
Arianna said that Glenn Beck takes "apocalyptic statements that basically fuel peoples fear and anxiety and has made them his talking trade, practically no show is done without some kind of form of inciting fear in the American people and I think that's dangerous especially in a time like this."

I'd like to ask Arianna what she means by "especially in a time like this". Is she referring to the fact that the man occupying our White House hates America, is prosecuting our soldiers more aggressively than he targets terrorists, and is incompetent to lead our country's foreign affairs? Or perhaps she is referring to the fact that we are spending more than $1.5T a year more than we bring in and that this crippling debt is being passed on to our children immorally. Exactly what is it about times like this, when we are facing the greatest danger in the history of our country from an internal threat that hates freedom as much as Hitler and Stalin did, that makes this a bad time to exercise our First Amendment rights by speaking out against evil?

17 posted on 02/07/2010 12:33:10 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I actually think it’s dangerous to debate whether talk show hosts are affecting the state of the union or not.

We’ve got to keep our eye on the ones who are actually destroying our nation: the politicians.


18 posted on 02/07/2010 1:04:41 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (It's time to expose politicians for what they are. My soapbox is here: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Don’t tell me let me guess, Huffandpuffington thinks Beck is too partisan as opposed to her website. Did she mention how much she makes from her sewer?

Pray for America’s Troops


19 posted on 02/07/2010 1:23:28 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: Federalist Patriot
According to Glenn Beck himself, Arianna once asked him to join her website. Has anyone asked her why she would want such an “extremist” to join her on her own website?
20 posted on 02/07/2010 2:14:51 PM PST by Stegall Tx (Democrats: raising your taxes; cheating on theirs.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

All they have to do is prove him wrong, and they can’t.


21 posted on 02/07/2010 8:03:11 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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