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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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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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