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Did Glenn Beck ‘jump the shark’? (Video)Continue reading on Examiner.com:
Examiner.com ^ | February 4th, 2011 9:37 am ET | Ryan Witt

Posted on 02/13/2011 6:48:22 AM PST by llandres

Glenn Beck has always been known as someone to make some fairly bold and strange predictions, but the protests in Egypt may have given birth to a Beck prophecy on a whole other level. Beck has said that the Egyptian uprising is not merely about an oppressed and impoverished people fighting for their rights, but instead, Beck sees the uprising as an effort by radical Muslims and socialists to establish a one world government called a caliphate. Under Beck’s theory, the caliphate will eventually lead the “end of the Western world as we know it.” Beck has warned his viewers that the revolution is not merely about Egypt, but about their own towns, homes, and way of life...

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Seems like there are two categories of media: 1) those who just don't get Beck's facts, so portray him as an "out there" conspiracy theorist, and 2) those who know Beck's facts are real and don't want them researched, so portray him as an "out there" conspiracy theorist.
1 posted on 02/13/2011 6:48:28 AM PST by llandres
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To: llandres

Well the Egyptian MILITARY has just DISSOLVED Parliment.

Early predictions is it is perfect for the Muslim Brotherhood. Glenn hasn’t jumped anything. Just telling the TRUTH.


2 posted on 02/13/2011 6:51:49 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: llandres
Glenn has been reading an listening to the MB’s own statements

Doesn't he know they just make that stuff up to sound good until they get elected, then they turn secular and humanist

sarc

3 posted on 02/13/2011 6:52:32 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: llandres

Here’s the direct link to the video:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/41418056#41418056

There’s no reason to excerpt the examiner.
It’s just a blog. And full of pop-ups and trackers.


4 posted on 02/13/2011 6:54:28 AM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: llandres

Beck’s out there because they don’t think muslims want a region wide, not worldwide, sharia law? Just goes to show they don’t understand Muslims at all.

He is 100% correct about that


5 posted on 02/13/2011 6:55:10 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: llandres

He is out of his depth. He extrapolates an extrapolation then inserts the result into an equation that results in an asymptotic trend


6 posted on 02/13/2011 6:56:03 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: llandres

He’s still got a lot of growing up to do... it’s hard to take him seriously when he’s alway snickering (mostly improvised) like a teeny-bopped non conformist, whispering jokes behind the teacher’s back... he may be right, but who can take him seriously? Really...


7 posted on 02/13/2011 6:56:32 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: llandres

It took nearly a year for the radicals to take control after the Iranian revolution.


8 posted on 02/13/2011 6:56:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: llandres

I’m with Glenn on this! Tomorrow’s program wil be interesting. Follow the money and you will find SOROS and friends near the middle, just as he has been in other “revolutions”.


9 posted on 02/13/2011 6:57:44 AM PST by WellyP
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To: llandres

He jumped the shark a long time ago. I don’t watch his show because I don’t like being lectured to and bitched at by his whiney voice. He takes on some kind of a preacher persona that just hits me sideways.

I know people here like him, but this is just my opinion.


10 posted on 02/13/2011 6:59:53 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: llandres
Hey MSM:

Facts. Truth. Double sourced and triple checked.

Got it? Try it sometime. . . Research is 'in'. .

11 posted on 02/13/2011 6:59:56 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: llandres

This guy is a propaganda spewing liberal.

Beck also correctly mentioned the socialist and communist ties to the events in Egypt.
According to this clown all the muslim brotherhood would have to do is change their name then Beck would become so very exposed.

The fact that his rating are down by 50 % is a total lie, coming from a fool who may have 10-20 loyal readers each week.

Nice try, the American are way too informed to believe one word of what you say, you might as well be wearing a Mao hat plowing the fields, as far as I’m concerned.


12 posted on 02/13/2011 7:01:55 AM PST by RINOS ARE RADICALS
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To: llandres
Of course, Beck is always able to convince his audience that he was right all along. He consistently says that higher inflation rates are coming even though they have not come yet. Beck is quick to point to rising prices for any product while ignoring stable prices overall.
They are "stable" because little things like FOOD and ENERGY have been removed from the calculations, you nitwit.
13 posted on 02/13/2011 7:02:37 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Semper911
He jumped the shark a long time ago. I don’t watch his show because I don’t like being lectured to and bitched at by his whiney voice. He takes on some kind of a preacher persona that just hits me sideways..... I know people here like him, but this is just my opinion.

those crocodile tears just make me shut this wuss off every time. I agree with most of his politics but his style is for someone else...not me.

14 posted on 02/13/2011 7:03:54 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: llandres

I don’t mistake Beck for a prophet. He’s sincere, often right, and he’s got a megaphone built with Beck’s Miracle Gro. But predicting something big and apocalyptic shouldn’t, in itself, discredit him. He could be right, you know.
I’ve talked to enough muslims (used to be neighbor to a whole pack of fundies with a mosque/madrassa “islamic center”) to say without a doubt, they DO want their nasty cult to take over the entire world. They DO want a caliphate and they want it yesterday.
Those muslims who don’t, haven’t the intellectual ammo or the guts to differ with the “revealed word” in their quran. They can never get to first base with a reformation, because the quran is plain on this point.
As many have said, there’s no moderate muslim as opposed to fanatical muslim. Certainly not when it comes to islamic domination.
We need to get our heads out of the sand while they’re still attached to our necks.


15 posted on 02/13/2011 7:04:11 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (BYOST -- bring your own sark tag. Thank you.)
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To: dps.inspect
He’s still got a lot of growing up to do... it’s hard to take him seriously...

Agreed. I don't like listening to Beck for this reason. His style is irritating and it sucks. Trouble is, his analysis about the intention of radical islam to restore the caliphate , destroy western civilization, and spread islam worldwide is beyond dispute. It may not happen, or it may take a century if it does. But he is right aout the basics. Now if only he could act like a serious adult when addressing serious things.

16 posted on 02/13/2011 7:04:56 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: llandres

If Beck has “jumped the shark” on this then put me right there with him because I believe him to be EXACTLY right!


17 posted on 02/13/2011 7:05:09 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: dps.inspect

While I agree that his delivery is somewhat of a trial at times, and he is not too polished, the assessment of the muslim brotherhood’s goals is still correct. They’ve not made any great secret of their wishes or what they work toward. Even if one discounts the collusion between disparate groups, the mb is a genuine concern, and we will likely pay for this blunder of the president’s for quite some time to come. Those who desire islam ruling all still want it. And work toward it, darn them. Just as those of a PC bent ignore and discount it.


18 posted on 02/13/2011 7:05:14 AM PST by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: llandres

That’s what I’m seeing. Those that think this is good and those that think this is bad. I tend to lean more towards what Glenn is saying in part because I know what the bible says about the time before Christs return. I also know how parasites work, from the microscopic all the way up through the food chain to humans. The muslim brotherhood are parasites and so is Soro’s and the left. They feed on destabilized situations and the ignorance and panic of people.


19 posted on 02/13/2011 7:05:35 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: llandres

Wow, Beck predicted trouble in the middle east.


20 posted on 02/13/2011 7:06:41 AM PST by svcw (God in His own time not ours)
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To: llandres

Jumped the shark or jumped the gun? He’s been right about many predictions people called him crazy for when he made them. Whatever his personal quirks, he doesn’t ask people to believe, he just asks them to look at the same facts, listen to the same words out of peoples’ mouths that he does to draw the conclusions he’s made. Give it a try before calling him crazy. Between 60 and 70 percent of Egyptians want a caliphate rather than an independent country on its own called Egypt. Are they all in on a conspiracy? The Mohammadan world was once fairly recently one political unit, or much of it was - the divisions in it we see as independent countries were in very large part impositions of the European colonial powers in the last century. Beck might not be expressing it that way, and he might not have gotten the right degrees from the right places and belong to the right think tanks and the right associations for the establishment to look to him for quotes on this subject. But can’t, for instance, a plumber be right about predicting where the sun is going to rise tomorrow morning without a degree in astrophysics?


21 posted on 02/13/2011 7:06:44 AM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: WellyP

Me too!!!


22 posted on 02/13/2011 7:06:56 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: llandres

If in 2 years Egypt is threatening to break peace with Israel bringing the whole Middle East to the Brink of war - will the same media look back and say, “Glenn was the only one who got it right”? Don’t hold your breath.


23 posted on 02/13/2011 7:07:41 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: humblegunner

Really Rachel Madhow.


24 posted on 02/13/2011 7:08:12 AM PST by svcw (God in His own time not ours)
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To: bert

bert, we got it.
You don’t like Beck.

You make it clear on every thread.


25 posted on 02/13/2011 7:08:18 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Bigun
If Beck has “jumped the shark” on this then put me right there with him because I believe him to be EXACTLY right!

Meanwhile; Rush blathers on about football and golf...I actually can LEARN some things from Beck...

26 posted on 02/13/2011 7:08:50 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: silverleaf

Mark Levin played a clip on Friday of some of the reaction, in NY, to MB’s ‘stepping down’ and there was a guy, sounded arabic, yelling “this is the end for Israel, this is the end for America!!”. Sounds completely democratic to me /s

With that said, GB is pushing the limit on the predictions. People are fed up with being scared crapless for 3 hours plus an hour on TV. He’s done a lot of good and has been critical in opening eyes with his research but predicting what is going to happen in such detail is careless and foolish and irresponsible as well (imo). No one ‘knows’ what is going to happen; only God knows.


27 posted on 02/13/2011 7:08:50 AM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: llandres

The islamists and the radical left are in a marriage of convenience to bring down the West as we’ve known it. They both believe they will rise to the top in both of their spheres. The muslims believe the socialists are idiots, and will be their next target.


28 posted on 02/13/2011 7:09:12 AM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: llandres

29 posted on 02/13/2011 7:09:12 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Oh of course islamic fascist have been saying this themselves for decades. For Beck to repeat does not make him “divine”.
30 posted on 02/13/2011 7:09:47 AM PST by svcw (God in His own time not ours)
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To: WellyP

Just search the term “Day of rage” with the name of virtually any middle eastern nation and you’ll be amazed. They’re going on all across the mideast and elsewhere and they all want “Change” and “Social Justice”. (Uganda seems to be the new one)

Looking at the history of “The day of rage” is also interesting. It was first used in 1969 Chicago by the weathermen and SDS.

Those who refuse to pay attention may as well consider themselves marxists because they’re either with us or against us.


31 posted on 02/13/2011 7:10:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: llandres
I'll support Glenn at every opportunity possible.

He's being attacked from every imagineable quarter.

32 posted on 02/13/2011 7:12:42 AM PST by blam
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To: NavyCanDo

Exactly.

And when the Copts, who have been there for 2,000 years, are given the 24 hour warning to leave or die, what will the MSM say?

That is what is happening in Iraq now. The Christian population in Iraq has been cut by 2/3 since the fall of Saddam. The sectarian cleansing is now accelerating. The church bombings are just a warning to leave. And they are. After 2,000 years, the last holdout Christians are being cleansed from the M.E. And we are watching it happen.


33 posted on 02/13/2011 7:13:07 AM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: Marty62

Regardless of who runs for President in Egypt, if Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t condone them, again, we will see riots in the square, forcing all those they don’t approve of, to back out..leaving the one they want, to win.

Regardless, all of our Allies must be quakin in the boots to see US turn on Mubarek.

It’s odd, didn’t Obama say in 2009 regarding the President in Honduruas that US couldn’t support a military coup? He labeled the Honduras removal of a President, ignoring rule of law, as “illegal”....but yet, called for Mubarek ousting....


34 posted on 02/13/2011 7:13:22 AM PST by Engedi
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To: llandres

I no longer watch Beck because I got rid of Cable TV (including Fox News—which was about the only thing I watched anymore). Even so, I think he’s done the country a great service by exposing some of the cockroaches under the rock, including: ASoros, Van Jones, Cloward-Piven, and the ACORN crowd. He is very good at describing the purpose, structure, and operating practices of these networks. Its the first step toward dismantling them.

On the flip side, I think he does go overboard at times. But, overall, he is doing a great job.


35 posted on 02/13/2011 7:13:44 AM PST by rbg81
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To: llandres

This author hasn’t been to Michigan where football practice was moved to after dark so as to not upset the fasting (and drinking fluids) part of Ramadan would not be disrupted.

Now either non-muslims were having midnight football practice or the entire football team is muslim. Either way, it’s not good.


36 posted on 02/13/2011 7:15:24 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
But predicting something big and apocalyptic shouldn’t, in itself, discredit him. He could be right, you know.

Here's the bind we Cassandras inevitably wind up in:

If we're right, and not heeded, we die with everyone else.
But if the warning's heard, and we defend ourselves so it doesn't happen, we're wrong:
"SEE? It didn't happen"

37 posted on 02/13/2011 7:15:26 AM PST by tsomer
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To: Semper911

I can’t stand to watch him either although I have email friends who hang on his every word.


38 posted on 02/13/2011 7:17:47 AM PST by moondoggie
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To: bert
"He is out of his depth. He is out of his depth. He extrapolates an extrapolation then inserts the result into an equation that results in an asymptotic trend"

So you missed the part where he tells his audiance to 1. believe nonone, including him; 2. do their own research before believing anything; and, best of all, 3. he hopes he is wrong?
39 posted on 02/13/2011 7:18:33 AM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: bert
"He is out of his depth. He is out of his depth. He extrapolates an extrapolation then inserts the result into an equation that results in an asymptotic trend"

So you missed the part where he tells his audiance to 1. believe nonone, including him; 2. do their own research before believing anything; and, best of all, 3. he hopes he is wrong?
40 posted on 02/13/2011 7:18:41 AM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: llandres

Well, I’ve never actually listened to Beck, because I don’t do much radio or any TV.

So, I get the impression that he’s a bit kooky in his methods of presentation.

However, he is not kooky about this. He’s simply telling people what the Muslim Brotherhood says about itself.

And the danger is real. The Generals would like to preserve the status quo under a replacement for Mubarak, who has gotten too old to hand on much longer. But they may not be able to control the situation if their subordinates revolt.

Then it’s Caliphate here we come! And I’m afraid that Obozo dreams of helping to restore the Caliphate, and perhaps thinks he will be the new Caliph. That’s what his name implies, in Arabic, as we learned back in 2008.


41 posted on 02/13/2011 7:19:10 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Semper911

He takes on some kind of a preacher persona...

There are times when I've watched him that remind me of some of those religious programs such as "The King is Coming" or the "John Ankerberg Show". Not necessarily the content, but the style.

42 posted on 02/13/2011 7:21:18 AM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: llandres
Beck's informational presentations are problematic for me. While they are good, concise, and accurate, they are only as complete as a television format allows.

The information on a topic he covers in one day, would take a real classroom in a good school an entire week to view from all sides and probe with questions and debate. He transfers that responsibility onto the viewer, who in nine out of ten cases, moves the topic into the "I know all about this now" part of their brain.

That's not to discount his efforts. I commend him for that. Psychology 101 class makes most freshmen the most clueless experts in the field of human behavior. But it is a start..........

43 posted on 02/13/2011 7:21:22 AM PST by blackdog
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To: sayuncledave

Agreed. He is usually correct, hammered by his critics because of the timing issues. He does have a delivery like the late Gene Scott.


44 posted on 02/13/2011 7:22:03 AM PST by kingcanuteus
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To: moondoggie; Vaquero

I knew I wasn’t alone, even among conservatives.


45 posted on 02/13/2011 7:22:23 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: llandres

First, anyone who doesn’t know the left bends over backwards for radical Islam, is an idiot. This despite Islam despising most of what the left supports (womens’ rights, dissent, gays, etc.)

Second, just bc radical Islamists can’t take over the World tomorrow, doesn’t mean they aren’t really trying.


46 posted on 02/13/2011 7:22:35 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Engedi

As far as Glenn, yes, I find him annoying at times with the crying, his delivery but I love his passion to point out:

How our history is being hijacked, 8 school districts now teaching that a Muslim discovered America, etc.

The history of civil rights, slavery, was the Republican party not the Democrat Party.

The Czars in Obama’s WH, the power of the EPA, Sierra Club, taking over of the lands of private citizens,etc.

In other words, tune out the delivery, focus on the facts he gives. Like another poster here said: He doesn’t ask you to believe him, but do research the facts he provides, make your own decision.

His passion and love and patriotism for our country means more to me then his annoying delivery of content on his show...


47 posted on 02/13/2011 7:23:04 AM PST by Engedi
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To: llandres
Some of the players involved in Europe were all Obama supporters, fellow community organizers and propagandist. Soros, Acorn's Radke, union president Trumka, code pink, Dohrn....

The Muslim Brotherhood has clearly stated their agenda. Obama will not speak out against their involvement.

The promotion of a ICG candidate indicates Brzezinski, Soros, Clinton, UN globalist manipulators.

48 posted on 02/13/2011 7:26:46 AM PST by opentalk
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To: hinckley buzzard

Don’t get me wrong, Beck is far and away better to listen to, than the likes of MSN-BS... but there are times I cringe, especially when his snicker seems “glommed on” when facing O’Reilly...


49 posted on 02/13/2011 7:28:19 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Vaquero

“I agree with most of his politics but his style is for someone else...not me.”

So, what you are basically saying is that you wouldn’t read a good factual book if you didn’t like the cover?


50 posted on 02/13/2011 7:30:55 AM PST by panaxanax (*Memo to Jim DeMint: Check your mail. Your DRAFT NOTICE will be arriving soon!)
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