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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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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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To: chris37

Ok, people are complaining (in a variety of places) that Beck is being criticized for what he said and the headline is bashing mormons.
My point is, Beck is a mormon so why does it bother him (others) that it is pointed out in the headline.
My point is, Beck said what he said, so why is it bothering him (others) that it is quoted.


21 posted on 08/30/2011 3:18:26 PM PDT by svcw
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To: moonhawk

point?


22 posted on 08/30/2011 3:20:11 PM PDT by svcw
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To: svcw

Regarding mormon- I don’t need to know that he is a mormon, nor do I need to know that anyone else is a mormon.

In fact, the only times that I personally think I need to know a person’s religion is if they are an atheist, a satanist, or a muslim, because such information can reveal a lot about a person, but that’s just me.

Regarding what he said- I posted to you what he said, all of it, not just one little section when considered without any of the other remarks makes it seem rather inflamatory, especially when that fragment is coupled with what religion he is.

I’m bothered by the fact that you, and apparently others, want to tell me his religion and then 10% of what he said.

But hey, I appreciate that meaningless data and inflammatory sentence fragment. Certainly tells me what I need to know about the author of this article and it tells me what I need to know about you.


23 posted on 08/30/2011 3:33:42 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: svcw
Your response strikes the unwarned reader as an attack on Glenn Beck.

Either 'fess up to being antimormon/antiBeck or take an evening course in English composition and then enjoy a new capability for clearer posts.

24 posted on 08/30/2011 3:34:06 PM PDT by Chainmail
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To: Chainmail; chris37
Thanks boys, I'll take your scolding under consideration.


25 posted on 08/30/2011 3:37:55 PM PDT by svcw
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To: Dan(9698); svcw

And you are a Mormon.


26 posted on 08/30/2011 3:39:45 PM PDT by colorcountry (Comforting lies are not your friends. Painful truths are not your enemies.)
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To: svcw

I’m a 40 year old man, sir.


27 posted on 08/30/2011 3:44:20 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: svcw
Yes, Beck is a Mormon. Mormons believe in being prepared for emergencies whether man made or natural. The Boy Scouts of America motto (many decades ago when I was one) says: BE PREPARED. So, you're saying the Boy Scouts are a bunch of Mormons? Some probably are; so what?

Being prepared for emergencies IS a blessing (from God or otherwise) when the proverbial Spam hits the rotating fan blades. I don't have a problem with being prepared or with Glenn Beck or Mormons or the blessings from God you receive when you are prepared for an emergency.

Where I have a problem is with bigots who purposefully twist innocent statements to suit their own twisted agendas. Beck has every right to be P.O.’ed. I am with him 100 percent.

28 posted on 08/30/2011 3:51:46 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: MasterGunner01
So, you're saying the Boy Scouts are a bunch of Mormons? No, (oh brother).

I do not have a problem being prepared.

I do not have a problem with mormons.

I do not have a problem with Beck (well, didn't used to anyway)

I do have a problem with people being upset over something that was said and/or pointed out, both of which are correct.

29 posted on 08/30/2011 4:03:09 PM PDT by svcw
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To: svcw

Self-evident, unlike yours.


30 posted on 08/30/2011 4:38:24 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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To: colorcountry; svcw

You may call me Baptist Graybeard, I promise, I won’t be offended.


31 posted on 08/30/2011 5:41:45 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: chris37

“I’m a 40 year old man, sir.”

... a n00b too, I note.


32 posted on 08/30/2011 5:46:29 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: Graybeard58

And you are a Baptist! :D


33 posted on 08/30/2011 6:05:16 PM PDT by colorcountry (Comforting lies are not your friends. Painful truths are not your enemies.)
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To: colorcountry; Graybeard58

Just don’t call him late for dinner.


34 posted on 08/30/2011 7:06:18 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: svcw; greyfoxx39; Colofornian; SZonian; All

Of course he sees it as a blessing. Mormons are obsessed with ‘emergency preparedness’ even to the point that they often have to deal with spoiled goods because they are expected, almost commanded to have a 2 year supply on hand.

It, many times, becomes hoarding rather than preparedness. There are Sunday School and Relief Society lessons on it, websites, stores, etc. It really does become an obsession for some. One landlord I had when I lived in Utah would spend more on her “preparations” than her tithing. It was weird.

I’m all for being prepared (and am) but they take it to extremes. In that way, this is a reflection of Beck’s Mormonism seeping through, something that has been happening more and more.

Mormons are also paranoid. Anything said that isn’t glowing in their eyes, is considered an attack or a smear. Victim mentality.

Now, I expect to get flamed. Oh well...ce la vie


35 posted on 08/30/2011 8:33:48 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: marygam

Are your emergency preparations a requirement or expectation of your religion? It is for Beck.


36 posted on 08/30/2011 8:35:28 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: chris37; svcw

In fact, the only times that I personally think I need to know a person’s religion is if they are an atheist, a satanist, or a muslim, because such information can reveal a lot about a person, but that’s just me.

- - - - -
For many, knowing someone is a Mormon is information can reveal a lot about a person. And not always in a good way. I’ve been there, done that, know what really goes on and how it micro-manages their lives and not in a good way.


37 posted on 08/30/2011 8:38:06 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: reaganaut

Makes one wonder why Joseph got Egypt ready for a 7 year famine, doesn’t it? Before the famine.

Or, Noah building the ark. Before the flood.

Or, the Bible saying HAVE the oil for the lamps...???


38 posted on 08/30/2011 9:08:06 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Freddd; reaganaut

You really don’t know what the Biblical account of Joesph is do you?


39 posted on 08/30/2011 9:49:11 PM PDT by svcw
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

No, I been around this place for about three years now, so that makes me not a n00b.

Now, kindly go **** yourself, chump.


40 posted on 08/30/2011 11:34:04 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: reaganaut

Lot’s of religions try to micromanage peoples lives.

But as long as one doesn’t believe that one is God, satan is God, or anything that muslims believe, I’m pretty much okay with whatever they think, because none of us really know 100 % for sure what the facts are or are not until we die.

Furthermore, I’ve been watching and listenign to Beck for a number of years, and I know he is an honest and decent man, and I don’t much appreciate people flicking crap in his face, pointing out his religion as if it matters, and deliberatley omitting 90% of one of his thoughts in an effort to smear him.

Dishonesty doesn’t impress or persuade me in the slightest.


41 posted on 08/30/2011 11:44:04 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: chris37
one doesn’t believe that one is God

So then you did not know that mormons believe they are gods in the making, will become gods.

So then you did not know that mormons believe jesus is the brother of satan.

When you say you believe Beck is honest, well, he is not honest about his religion.

42 posted on 08/31/2011 6:12:41 AM PDT by svcw
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To: chris37

Sorry n00b try harder


43 posted on 08/31/2011 7:09:55 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

n00b?

Isn’t this the same website that constantly asks for new donors to support it?

Long time reader, first time donor, or some crap like that huh?

Hmmm, well, let’s see I’ve been here 3 years, not donotated once, but have thought about it a number of times.

But I guess if I do donoate, I’ll be a n00b donor, won’t I?

So, guess what? Not gonna let some 11 year member of this site call me a n00b donor, so Mr. Robinson will have to keep on looking for those n00b donors thanks to people such as yourself.

Hope you get to that target goal before 50 days pass, s0n. Wouldn’t want to see you shut down or anything...

And I got plenty, but I don’t much care for being called a n00b by some moron I wasn’t even speaking to, so this website will see ZERO of it thanks to an eleven year n00b member named aMorePerfectUnion.

Better luck...no better SKILL next time, genius.


44 posted on 08/31/2011 7:25:07 AM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: svcw

Gee, that’s great.

I believe in reincarnation.

Believe what you want, dog, it’s a free country, at least for now.

I can see that you don’t like Beck bc of his religion, and so can anyone else, so I suppose that makes you a bigot now don’t it?

Incidentally, aside from gay priests, it is people such as yourself who cause me to avoid church and organized religion at all costs. I know exactly how the universe and afterlife work and how it was all created and anyone who believes anything other than what I believe is a SIIINNNNERRRRR blah blah blah who cares what you think.


45 posted on 08/31/2011 7:39:32 AM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: chris37

Oh, good reincarnation. Then maybe you will get a redo and learn something.
No, really I wouldn’t be a dog, maybe a bitch dog.
Listen you made religious comments I was letting you know whats what.
I am really glad that you know everything, then know this


46 posted on 08/31/2011 7:48:49 AM PDT by svcw
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To: chris37

“And I got plenty, but I don’t much care for being called a n00b by some moron I wasn’t even speaking to, so this website will see ZERO of it thanks to an eleven year n00b member named aMorePerfectUnion.”

Typical n00b self-righteousness
Typical n00b stinginess
Typical n00b “take my bat and ball and go home” attitude

Go get thicker skin.

We are all officially hurt now!


47 posted on 08/31/2011 7:51:18 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: svcw
Beck is a Mormon... I don't agree with his religion.

But he didn't say that. You are lying.

Plus, that "storm" wasn't even a hurricane. More people have died in the Texas drought. But the East Coast would rather bitch about a little rain storm. I didn't see then carrying on about the Nashville flood.
48 posted on 08/31/2011 7:55:31 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: svcw
The point? The point is that Beck is a mormon and he said the hurricane is a blessing.

The point is, you insinuate there is a correlation between the two.

49 posted on 08/31/2011 7:57:00 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: svcw

I don’t need you to let me know what’s what.

I don’t hate people because they are mormons, or jews, or catholics, or baptists, or episcopalians, or hindus, or buddhists.

But I do hate inflexible, religious zealots who can’t let other people have their beliefs without getting all butt hurt about it.

But, as I said, I do not prefer atheists, satanists, or muslims, and I’m gonna go ahead and add to that list, thanks to you and those like you, basically any religious zealot who can’t live and let live.

Mind your own damn business.


50 posted on 08/31/2011 8:00:19 AM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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