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Glenn Beck, Fox end dark, nasty cable era today (major hurl alert)
The Baltimore Sun ^ | 10:47 a.m. EDT, June 30, 2011 | By David Zurawik

Posted on 06/30/2011 9:12:30 AM PDT by Lucky9teen

When Glenn Beck signs off today at the end of his last Fox News cablecast, he will leave a TV legacy of reckless, divisive and ugly speech in his wake. He and Fox News should both feel some shame for the harm they have done to the national political discourse -- how they have taken an hour of dinnertime each weeknight and used it to help polarize us with paranoid and angry words.

But, of course, Fox and Beck seem to have no shame, do they? In the case of Fox News, it thinks good ratings are all that matter. And in the case of Beck, it's all about the new projects he has and his claim to make $30 to $40 million a year, with only a tenth of that having come from Fox.

Good for them and their skewed value systems.

I will tell you something, I did much of my Ph.D. dissertation research on the blacklisting of the 1950s, and Glenn Beck's speech and attacks were as nasty and dirty as any of it. And there is no one who can absolve Fox News for loosening those ugly forces on American life again at a time when we as a nation need to come together to solve massive problems like no time since World War II.

Tell me about how Beck will end his Fox run in third or fourth place overall in cable news ratings, and I'll ask you at what price? He and Fox did it by speaking to our worst demons and betraying any notion of public trust that comes with being a cablecaster and part of the American press.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: beck; fox; hate; liberals
No...liberals aren't hateful, spiteful, mean people...not at all.

Beck is on to something, if they are still screeching like stuck pigs. I hope his new endeavors have an even bigger and longer lasting affect on these tools.

1 posted on 06/30/2011 9:12:35 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

I keep hearing the meme that Glen Beck was so horrible. How about some examples? Instead, just saying how bad he was.

Wasn’t Van Jones a commie? What did he say that wasn’t truth?


2 posted on 06/30/2011 9:15:24 AM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: Lucky9teen

Glenn said “they’ll be crapping their pants when they see what he does next” so I’m guessing the left is worried.

Glenn was restricted on FOX and felt that that wasn’t the deal he made.


3 posted on 06/30/2011 9:15:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Lucky9teen

this guy is bitter and jealous.


4 posted on 06/30/2011 9:16:35 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Lucky9teen

This article is a riot. They are comparing Beck to McCarthy! The writer is complaining about Beck exposing communists in the Obama administration.


5 posted on 06/30/2011 9:18:29 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Lucky9teen

On the bright side, FOX’s tissue bill should drop significantly.


6 posted on 06/30/2011 9:18:56 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Lucky9teen

I hope glenn is right in saying “they are going to wish I was only on an hour at five”....


7 posted on 06/30/2011 9:19:56 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Lucky9teen

Wow....what a totally misinformed individual...


8 posted on 06/30/2011 9:20:55 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: brivette

My thought is Beck is going to go after the school systems for not teaching the Constitution and Declaration.

Get ready for the up and coming cultural war. And it is going to start with Isaiah 11:6


9 posted on 06/30/2011 9:21:37 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberals who graduate from Ivy League schools are the dumbest people on the planet.)
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To: Lucky9teen

I love how libs like this idiot always love to bring up McCarthyism and then go on to engage in the same exact behavior... ie. silence FOX, silence Beck, etc.


10 posted on 06/30/2011 9:22:42 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Lucky9teen
Liberals are in such denial over FoxNews.

On their planet it is inconceivable that folks could weigh the issues and reach conclusions that are different from theirs. The only explanation is that they have been brainwashed by Fox and talk radio. How could it be otherwise?

Try telling them that FoxNews simply reflects beliefs that people have held for centuries and they will refer you to Rolling Stone or something.

11 posted on 06/30/2011 9:24:37 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Lucky9teen; All
What a crock ... Since when are facts not allowed? We hear the liberal twist out of the mouths of 90% or so of the newscasters, or commentators, daily. No way is the news in America fair and balanced.

Many are so busy or too careless to pay attention to what has and is happening to the American way of life.

Glenn has a point of view which is based on facts. So get real and NOTICE what is occurring daily to our government, local, state, national. Most all have spent their self into oblivion.

This is currently an upside dawn and crazy America and the government of today is insane.

God help us in our day, in Jesus name, amen.

12 posted on 06/30/2011 9:24:42 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Lucky9teen
.... did much of my Ph.D. dissertation research on the blacklisting of the 1950s....

....Mr.David Zurawik pissed away his time....

13 posted on 06/30/2011 9:25:03 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: B.O. Plenty
Though Senator Joseph McCarthy was before my time ,my study of America indicates he was a patriotic American bent on exposing and destroying the insidious Communist infiltration of American government and institutions.

I regret he wasn't able to complete that work.And that so few supported him.

14 posted on 06/30/2011 9:39:34 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Lucky9teen

Dave, here is typical Pinko Scum,Useless to society and a Liar.


15 posted on 06/30/2011 9:42:53 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Lucky9teen

So let me get this straight...this guy got his doctorate with a dissertation propagating the commie’s defensive smoke-screen of the fifties, and we’re supposed to credit that as his authority to write an itemless editorial condemnation of Beck’s rhetorical style, regardless of validity.

These guys really are very funny.


16 posted on 06/30/2011 9:43:27 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: Lucky9teen

I guess that’s one way to get someone to look at your dissertation-not that I bothered. The man is a dolt! Ivy League Faculty?


17 posted on 06/30/2011 9:47:46 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: Lucky9teen

Beck is so hateful that 3 million folks tune in daily to watch him spew. LOL!!


18 posted on 06/30/2011 9:47:53 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

How about when Beck quotes Soros from George’s own book or from a taped speech, and the libtard media goes to Soros to get a NEW quote, so they can claim they’ve “decimated” Beck’s credibility?


19 posted on 06/30/2011 9:56:36 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: Lucky9teen
TV legacy of reckless, divisive and ugly speech

Must be writing about keith Olberman

20 posted on 06/30/2011 10:04:36 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand, much less a country. Away with him!)
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To: Lucky9teen

God Bless and Protect Glenn Beck.

I don’t know where we would be at this time without him, he is truly a hero.

I will be buying a subscirption to his tv network, and I will have no further need to watch Fox, aside from Redeye, of course.


21 posted on 06/30/2011 10:08:33 AM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: papertyger

True. And most of the so called hate speech is just quotes that Glenn plays from these crazy commies Obama has put in high places. The guy who wrote this article is too stupid to realize that he’s right about the hate speech but its coming from his own tribe.


22 posted on 06/30/2011 10:11:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Lucky9teen
I will tell you something, I did much of my Ph.D. dissertation research on the blacklisting of the 1950s, and Glenn Beck's speech and attacks were as nasty and dirty as any of it.

I looked this guy up. Now I know why he tries to impress the reader, he has the brain of a tulip.

23 posted on 06/30/2011 10:15:52 AM PDT by Edgerunner (Second Amendment Spoken Here)
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To: Lucky9teen

The hypocracy is amazing. Amazing that they don’t see it. He compares Beck to blacklisting yet he wants to blacklist Beck. They see this as reasonable.

Plus, he never mentions Chrissy Mathews.


24 posted on 06/30/2011 10:18:28 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Lucky9teen

I’m guessing the writer never read (or has conveniently ignored) books like “Red Star Over Hollywood,” the brilliant debunking of the blacklisting myth by Ronald and Allis Radosh.

I can’t recommend the book fAs most of you know, Radosh was a communist for many years, and knows the territory well. As he outlines in the book, many of those in the film community accused of being “Reds” were guilty as charged, and their plight was cleverly manipulated by the Communist Party. I used the term plight advisedly; as the Radoshes remind us, many of the “blacklist” victims maintained a very comfortable lifestyle, and many still found work in their profession.

In fact, the real victims of the blacklist were those who tried to expose the communist influence. Case in point: Edward Dmytryk, director of “The Caine Mutiny.” For “naming names,” he became a pariah in Hollywood. He kept working, but his career tapered off after “Caine,” largely the result of his testimony before the HUAC. He was largely blacklisted by the power brokers in Hollywood for exposing communists. That was the “real” blacklist.


25 posted on 06/30/2011 10:21:02 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Lucky9teen
My ROKU arrived today....soon I will have GBTV 24x7.....

It's like awaiting a juicy prime cut of perfectly grilled beef.....It not only looks great, but it will taste as good as it looks.... One can depend on uncut "primebeck".............

26 posted on 06/30/2011 10:21:56 AM PDT by cbkaty (Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy---W Churchill)
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To: Lucky9teen
I will tell you something, I did much of my Ph.D. dissertation research on the blacklisting of the 1950s, and Glenn Beck's speech and attacks were as nasty and dirty as any of it.

The "blacklisting of the 1950s" is child's play compared to that which is needed. I want criminal leftists working for years at hard labor in chain gangs.

27 posted on 06/30/2011 10:22:30 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Correction in my post...meant to say I can’t recommend the Radoshes book highly enough. It is a great read, superbly researched and well-written. Completely demolishes the blacklisting myth and documents the long influence of communists in Hollywood.

Another good book (though not widely read) is Edward Dmytryk’s memoir, “Odd Man Out.” He covers much of the same territory, from someone who was a communist in Hollywood, realized the error of his ways, and cooperated with the HUAC.


28 posted on 06/30/2011 10:26:23 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Lucky9teen

Here’s yet another anti-American communist denying that anti-American communists actually exist or ever existed. Naturally, anyone who claims otherwise is a “McCarthyite” - which is the Left’s preferred epithet for those unafraid to tell the truth. Deception and false accusation are as natural as drawing breath to these people, for whom the ends always justify the means.


29 posted on 06/30/2011 10:27:07 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

And 2 million of them must be liberals. Otherwise how could they know that “Beck lies all the time” and “spews hate and intoerance”? sarc

I have an idiot cousin who actually posted the following on FB:

“Fox News is not a news channel. Everyone knows that. Only Fox News thinks they’re a news channel.” Huh?

He constantly posted that Beck was a liar. I constantly asked him for one example and all he’d do is keep repeating that Beck is a liar. We no longer speak to each other. I’m no longer on FB. My life is so much more calm.


30 posted on 06/30/2011 10:27:32 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: hoosierham
I was in high school at the time. I recall that my family didn't have a problem with McCarthy.

I do remember, however, there was a teacher who taught "civics", who tried to get us all to write a letter to our senator to "stop McCarthy"..it didn't work with me.

I suppose that there have been liberal nuts trying to warp young minds since time began...

...(I am ready for the final conflict)....

31 posted on 06/30/2011 10:27:56 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: Lucky9teen

Where do newspapers get people like this David Zurawik? He is guilty of that of which he accuses Beck.


32 posted on 06/30/2011 10:48:42 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Lucky9teen
"I will tell you something, I did much of my Ph.D. dissertation research on the blacklisting of the 1950s, and Glenn Beck's speech and attacks were as nasty and dirty as any of it."


History has proven that Joe McCarthy was right. Stick that in your Grade-F dissertation and smoke it, Dave.
33 posted on 06/30/2011 11:19:16 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Can you afford to board the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?)
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To: Lucky9teen

I like Beck, disagree with the hope,Charity,etc. But he has shined a huge spotlight on some dark corners in the the US. Pay to listen to him on the web, not likely. Paid to listen to satellite radio (XM) at night while working, now that he’s gone, might drop XM....but not paying to listen more....I’m mobile over 14 hours a day, no time for “podcasts,etc”


34 posted on 07/02/2011 10:36:42 PM PDT by Aut Pax Aut Bellum (The Summer of Recovery Part 2 coming soon!)
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