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Beck responds on-air to Washington Postís Irene/Mormon smear of him
New York Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | August 29, 2011 | Adam Taxin

Posted on 08/30/2011 2:37:58 PM PDT by Adam Taxin

Monday, August 29, 2011. 6:24 PM

Toward the beginning of his radio show today, Glenn Beck responded to an effort this past Friday by the Washington Post to smear him and his Mormon faith by means of a skewed article with an even more misleading headline (“Mormon Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a ‘blessing’ from God,”)

As discussed in an earlier article in the Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner space, the Post was successful if its goal was to spread the impression that Beck really believed that last week’s natural East Coast hurricane and earthquake were themselves a blessing. This is of course as opposed to what Beck actually pretty obviously -- to anyone who listened to his words without a predominating agenda -- meant, which was that there was a blessing in the need for preparedness these could-have-been-much-more-deadly disasters highlighted.

Near the very beginning of his discussion on this topic, Beck (who broadcasts on his own GBTV network and who can also be heard in the New York City area on 800 WLAD-AM) called out the Washington Post’s headline, saying: “So they smear immediately. It’s like saying 'Jew George Hilzig says'."

Shortly thereafter, Beck, who was in Israel during much of the previous two weeks for his “Restoring Courage” solidarity event, said, “Here I am, not playing into the fear, not telling you 'hey, freak out.' What I’m saying to you is: this is a good thing because it’s not going to kill a lot of people, and maybe a few people will remember “hey, maybe I should be a help to others..."

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TOPICS: Religion; Society; Weather
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1 posted on 08/30/2011 2:38:10 PM PDT by Adam Taxin
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To: Adam Taxin

That headline is disgusting. They should be ashamed.


2 posted on 08/30/2011 2:41:03 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

That would require having a sense of shame.


3 posted on 08/30/2011 2:44:20 PM PDT by Adam Taxin (Phila. Jewish Culture Examiner - http://www.examiner.com/jewish-culture-in-philadelphia/adam-taxin)
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To: Adam Taxin

He shouldn’t even bother responding.

I read what he said and he’s absolutely right. A mild hurricane is a blessing if it warns people to prepare for worse.


4 posted on 08/30/2011 2:44:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The GOP has been "moderated" into a coma.)
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To: Adam Taxin

Beck is a mormon, and he said the hurricane was a blessing.


5 posted on 08/30/2011 2:45:24 PM PDT by svcw
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To: Adam Taxin
Wow. WaPo going after peoples religion. What a surprise. Elizabeth Tenety, the religion editor, is a 10 year old girl who thinks that writing a piece on religion means slamming it. She is a clown.

Find the deep piece on faith here in her list of recent articles.

Rick Perry, evangelicals and evolution as ‘a theory’s that’s out there’ AUG 18 Senator Lieberman talks sex and the Sabbath AUG 17 Obama hosts Muslim leaders for Ramadan iftar (VIDEO) AUG 11 Warren Jeffs, ‘Sister Wives,’ and American polygamy AUG 10 Rick Perry’s prayer at The Response: “Father, our heart breaks for America” (video) AUG 6 Rick Perry hosts ‘The Response’ prayer revival (live video) AUG 6 The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart on Ground Zero cross AUG 5 Religious exemptions in new birth control regulations AUG 1

All shallow valley girl style insulting crap.

6 posted on 08/30/2011 2:51:25 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: svcw

And you are a troll.


7 posted on 08/30/2011 2:51:32 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Adam Taxin; americanophile

Truth means so little to media liberals.


8 posted on 08/30/2011 2:54:07 PM PDT by flowerplough (Pelosi on Republicans: "They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, ...")
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To: Dan(9698)
Beck's actual words.

“How many warnings do you think you’re going to get, and how many warnings do you deserve? This hurricane that is coming thorough the East Coast, for anyone who’s in the East Coast and has been listening to me say ‘Food storage!’ ‘Be prepared!’ ‘Be somebody that can help others,’ you’ve heard me say this for years. People have made fun of me. That’s fine, I don’t care. I’ve been telling you, ‘Don’t be in a panic situation.’ If you’ve waited, this hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you — as was the earthquake last week — it’s God reminding you you’re not in control. Things can happen. Be prepared and be someone who can help others so when disaster strikes, God forbid, you’re not panicking.”

Horrifying eh?
9 posted on 08/30/2011 2:54:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The GOP has been "moderated" into a coma.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Leftists are filth.

In this one they edit a clip of Michelle Bachmann to make her appear racist.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/was-bachmann-clip-edited-out-of-context-to-make-her-look-racist/


10 posted on 08/30/2011 2:57:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The GOP has been "moderated" into a coma.)
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To: svcw
Beck is a mormon, and he said the hurricane was a blessing.

Did you bother to read the article or did you just roll in here to slam a Mormon. I am not the biggest fan of Beck, but he was right on the day he said this. I guess you would rather have the citizenry relying on the Gov't to make it through hardships.

11 posted on 08/30/2011 3:00:09 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Adam Taxin

I heard Beck on the radio when he said this. I think I’m crazy because I understand exactly what he was saying. ??? do these people have to twist anyone who speaks out. I know one truth, Glenn Beck has never waivered. I could care less if he is a Mormon, I judge by his character. I’ve listened to him since 1999 and get him. Prepare yourselves as I have, which means I didn’t have to get in line for water or groceries when Irene was heading towards us.


12 posted on 08/30/2011 3:02:17 PM PDT by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: Dan(9698)

Thanks Danny.
What did I say that was incorrect?
Beck is a mormon and he did say the hurricane is a blessing.


13 posted on 08/30/2011 3:02:51 PM PDT by svcw
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To: svcw

I’m not a mormon, and I agree with Beck.

What’s yer point?


14 posted on 08/30/2011 3:04:05 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Not this one, but I will. I did read him on his own web page.

However, the fact remains Beck is a mormon and to say so is not bashing mormons, it is just stating the truth.
To say that Beck said the hurricane is a blessing is not incorrect either.


15 posted on 08/30/2011 3:05:20 PM PDT by svcw
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To: chris37

The point? The point is that Beck is a mormon and he said the hurricane is a blessing.


16 posted on 08/30/2011 3:06:34 PM PDT by svcw
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To: svcw

Why are you telling us that Beck is a mormon?

Why do you assume we don’t already know this, and if we didn’t already know it, why do I or anyone else need you to point this out to us?


17 posted on 08/30/2011 3:10:29 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: marygam

A few years back I woke up at 4 AM with a tree in my bedroom. It stopped about 6 inches from my face.

It sucked but I saw it as a blessing because it lit a fire under my butt and got me on the ball about removing other dangerous trees. I had 6 of them taken out a few weeks later and sure enough, we had a bad ice storm immediately following that.

God flicked me in the forehead.


18 posted on 08/30/2011 3:11:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The GOP has been "moderated" into a coma.)
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To: svcw

This is what he said:

“How many warnings do you think you’re going to get, and how many warnings do you deserve? This hurricane that is coming thorough the East Coast, for anyone who’s in the East Coast and has been listening to me say ‘Food storage!’ ‘Be prepared!’ ‘Be somebody that can help others,’ you’ve heard me say this for years. People have made fun of me. That’s fine, I don’t care. I’ve been telling you, ‘Don’t be in a panic situation.’ If you’ve waited, this hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you — as was the earthquake last week — it’s God reminding you you’re not in control. Things can happen. Be prepared and be someone who can help others so when disaster strikes, God forbid, you’re not panicking.”

What is your motivation for singling out a single phrase from an entire paragraph as “what he said”, because he clearly said quite a bit more than what you said he said?


19 posted on 08/30/2011 3:13:22 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: svcw

No, see, that’s a “statement”, not a “point”. Look it up.

Can’t wait to hear the “point” of your “statement”.


20 posted on 08/30/2011 3:17:53 PM PDT by moonhawk (The only problem I have with burying Bin Laden at sea is that he was already dead.)
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