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Glenn Beck Off This Week: Vacation or Something More?
Media Bistro ^ | August 20, 2009

Posted on 08/20/2009 10:23:50 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

First on TVNewser: Tipsters inside Fox News tell us Glenn Beck's vacation this week from his Fox News show was not planned. We hear Beck was told to take this week off to let some of the heat surrounding him die down. That heat began July 28 on "Fox & Friends" when Beck said he thought Pres. Obama has "a deep-seated hatred for white people," adding, "This guy is, I believe, a racist."

In the days and weeks that followed an organization called ColorofChange.org mobilized an effort to get advertisers to pull their spots from Beck's show. Earlier this month, a Fox News spokesperson told TVNewser that the advertisers simply moved their spots from Beck to other programs, "so there has been no revenue lost."

But the list of advertisers grew to 20 and so did the resolve inside FNC that something more should be done.

A Fox News spokesperson denied our accounts and simply told us, "Glenn Beck will back on Monday." But several sources inside FNC confirm that this is a forced vacation.

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


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I tend not to buy this, since August is typically vacation month for radio and TV personalities.
1 posted on 08/20/2009 10:23:51 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.


2 posted on 08/20/2009 10:25:52 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Last week Glenn was promoting a big series for this week. He didn’t look too good. I almost think his vacation is health related. He was getting pretty wound up. I hardly think FOX would succomb to those goons complaining about him but I guess they could. Truth hurts, folks.


3 posted on 08/20/2009 10:27:06 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yeah, well.

Beck said last week that he’d be on vacation this week but would be back next week with material he’s been working on for some time. Sounded intriguing, and he didn’t sound like he’s backing off one bit.

He’s pulling in more viewers than anyone on cable except Hannity and O’Reilly right now, and he’s nipping at their heels. This, in an afternoon — not primetime — time slot.

FOX would be foolish to mess with him, and I’m not buying it. Sounds like jealous rumors to me.


4 posted on 08/20/2009 10:29:27 AM PDT by Jedidah ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I laugh.

Glenn would be the first to tell us.

5 posted on 08/20/2009 10:29:32 AM PDT by lysie (A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.T.Paine)
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To: rockabyebaby

ping


6 posted on 08/20/2009 10:29:44 AM PDT by Fishtalk (If you're a Freeper and have a Blog Freepmail me with the link. I'll do you if you do me.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Supposedly he was ‘threatened’ a couple of weeks ago (or something to do with a family member).....but he didn’t elaborate....and I’ve not heard anything since.


7 posted on 08/20/2009 10:29:55 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ('Always love your country — but never trust your government!' ~ Robert Novak (RIP))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I tend to agree with you.

Plus one day was taped in advance with Glen in it.


8 posted on 08/20/2009 10:30:55 AM PDT by Fishtalk (If you're a Freeper and have a Blog Freepmail me with the link. I'll do you if you do me.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He is taking off of his radio show this week as well. Wouldn’t it make sense for him to appear on his radio show (especially if he is under contract to do so) if the TV was forced? I seem to recall him interviewed by either Cavuto or BOR and he said that there was no pressure on him about his TV show - or the content therein. He did say that he was “tying up some loose ends” this week and will “reveal” all and connect the dots when he returns next week. He stated he didn’t want to dump it last week and not be present to respond to the anticipated response. Perhaps it is just show business schtick?

Gwjack


9 posted on 08/20/2009 10:32:48 AM PDT by gwjack ("You just can't make people work, the South lost a war on that issue.")
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To: bk1000

August is vacation time, slow news and all that. It’s normal to take time off now.

That said, you know full well that Beck is getting threats. Nobody does the kind of truth-telling he’s doing without paying a price. He’s got to be under tremendous personal stress.


10 posted on 08/20/2009 10:32:49 AM PDT by Jedidah ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Maybe he flew down to the Dominican Republic with a few guys and a bottle of.. oh, wait.. that’s the other guy.


11 posted on 08/20/2009 10:35:24 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: bk1000
I believe that what Glenn Beck said about Uhbama is absolutely spot on.

Why all the upset?

They used to say MUCH WORSE about President Bush!

12 posted on 08/20/2009 10:35:41 AM PDT by Republic
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Right...you can’t trust left-wing sources, either!


13 posted on 08/20/2009 10:36:29 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
He is pretty quite about this, but....

He alluded to voice generated threats during his troop tour that freaked him out. I get a sense the left may have threatened to go after more than just himself.

IHMO this is a vacation because of stress. I knew a businessman that when he got to wound up, his wife would schedule 3 or 4 days away at an island in the Caribbean and not tell him until the last minute and throw him on a plane. No phones etc no stress.

I get a sense what he will talk about next week will really put him in the sights of the Obama Admin. Therefor, he is resting and "sharping the saw" if you will before he has to start swinging at the tree, to use the lumberman analogy.

14 posted on 08/20/2009 10:36:50 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Didn't he have a vacation this summer? The Left is already saying FNC is trying to chill him out. I don't think he is the type to run and hide, especially with the ratings he has.

It could be health related.

15 posted on 08/20/2009 10:39:22 AM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("The rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office". ~Andrew Jackson)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I agree. I recall him mentioning he would be ‘off’ but didn’t make a big deal of elaborating. I think what GB is working on for next week is about the ‘Czars’ of Obama.


16 posted on 08/20/2009 10:40:08 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ("First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win!" Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

To piss of a conservative, lie to him
To piss of a liberal, tell the truth...


17 posted on 08/20/2009 10:40:48 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 211 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: taildragger

Hope he’s OK. He’s REALLY ‘hitting the bone’ of this administration. I pray for him and the safety of his family.....and a good rest! America needs him to shed ‘the sunlight’ on these putrid, corrupt people.


18 posted on 08/20/2009 10:40:53 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ('Always love your country — but never trust your government!' ~ Robert Novak (RIP))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Wow! 15 posts and not one mention of how good Judge Napolitano is doing sitting in for Glenn.
19 posted on 08/20/2009 10:41:57 AM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: null and void

of=off

*sigh*


20 posted on 08/20/2009 10:42:37 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 211 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: taildragger

Can not think of a Caribbean island that is stress free. The ones I been to felt like I always had to watch my back.


21 posted on 08/20/2009 10:42:51 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I support Glenn Beck.


22 posted on 08/20/2009 10:43:18 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Also - did the list really grow to 20 or is Color of Hate just claiming that it grew to 20. There was a point they were claiming that advertisers had pulled ads that never had spots on Glenn’s show in the first place.


23 posted on 08/20/2009 10:43:59 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: fish hawk

I was thinking the same thing. The Judge has been spot on all week.


24 posted on 08/20/2009 10:46:00 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
He speaks the truth and these Hateful people have a fit! Personally I am way past caring about their little feelings as the lot of that bunch contribute nothing .
25 posted on 08/20/2009 10:49:04 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

When we were on St. Martin, I was struck by how many people worked, had cars, and houses. We walked around day and night and went to two night clubs. Haitians were coming there because of employment opportunities. Also, try St. Barts which is pricier.


26 posted on 08/20/2009 10:49:20 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Have you been to Paradise Island?


27 posted on 08/20/2009 10:49:34 AM PDT by Barb4Bush (God help us all!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

He had that one caller last week. The lady that got recorded at a townhall asking a question. Later she got threatened, strangers calling her house, etc. Glenn was real, real sympathetic towards her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuXdT4SPzRU


28 posted on 08/20/2009 10:50:46 AM PDT by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s hard to argue with “tipsters” and “sources”.


29 posted on 08/20/2009 10:50:51 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Right Cal Gal

As of yesterday on the DefendGlenn website he had picked up 26 new sponsors and I think it was something like 16 he had lost. I’ll have to check again today.


30 posted on 08/20/2009 10:51:50 AM PDT by Barb4Bush (God help us all!)
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To: DuncanWaring

Unless you are Bill Clinton.


31 posted on 08/20/2009 10:52:38 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: Joe Boucher

Which I’m not.

Thankfully.


32 posted on 08/20/2009 10:53:46 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Jedidah

Been listening to him for about 4 or 5 years on the radio.
passionate, real, patriotic, and a true American not a partisan.

Hello Jedidah


33 posted on 08/20/2009 10:55:42 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: Right Cal Gal
While Color of Hate is busy monitoring Fox did they happen to catch the 8 minutes of true unadulterated racism with Mark Lamont Hill on BOR the other night. To encapulate
34 posted on 08/20/2009 10:57:10 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yeah I heard some nervous comments from him during a show a couple weeks ago... he said something like, “friends, if I turn up in Bangkok dead of auto-erotic asphyxiation, don’t believe it”.

He didn’t sound like he was joking. This has bugged me ever since.


35 posted on 08/20/2009 10:58:04 AM PDT by Zeddicus
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Please.


36 posted on 08/20/2009 11:01:12 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Zeddicus
Update from Politico, a memo from an aide to Glenn Beck:

Beck's vacation

Contradicting a report just now on TVNewser that Fox sources say Glenn Beck has been knocked off the air for a week in response to pressure from advertisers, an aide to Beck, Matt Hiltzik, emails with evidence that, contrary to what's apparently the company's spin, Beck isn't being punished, but is rather off on a planned vacation.

Hiltzik forwarded a July 14 internal email from Christopher Balfe, the president of Beck's production company, stating that Beck will be off "the week of August 17."

Hiltzik noted that Beck is also off the radio this week.

The full email -- which seems to show that the boycott has yet to take an effect on Beck -- is after the jump.

From: Balfe, Christopher
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 3:35 PM
To: *MRA All
Subject: GB August Vacation

All,

Glenn will be off of radio & TV the week of August 17th, returning to air August 24th.

Thanks,

Chris
37 posted on 08/20/2009 11:01:23 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Can we trade in the clunker we have in the White House?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Flap Jackson in the morning this morning should fill in for Beck. Flap rules, Glenn drools.

Freegards


38 posted on 08/20/2009 11:08:13 AM PDT by Ransomed (Son of Ransomed Says Keep the Faith!)
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To: fish hawk

Fish Hawk Judge Napolitano can’t carry Glenn becks jock.

A few years ago while driving around this fine country we came across the Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park.
Drove in near sunset and WOW. NO one there and GODs walking there.
Also about 35 years ago during a drought I used to go camping during the winter in Sequoia National. No one around forever.
Here I go scuba diving or sailing and it too is GODs country.
Conservative Indian huh? Man you are a minority.
Hawaii, only state I’ve not visited, hoping to someday sail there.


39 posted on 08/20/2009 11:10:19 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Thanks for posting that ... it is beyond silly for anyone to believe Fox *forced* Glenn on a time-out due to these racist yahoos, considering how Pat has been promo-ing the TV show next week during the radio broadcast, telling us it's big stuff on the czars, tying up loose ends, "If you only watch five tv shows this years, make them Glenn Beck on Fox next week" in the deep-silly voice.

Grasping, these people are sinking and looking for the preservers.

40 posted on 08/20/2009 11:13:37 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: nufsed; Barb4Bush
I have been to St Kitts, Nevis, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. So, no I have not been to St Martin or Paradise Island. I have heard very bad stories from other previously British controlled islands.

If I ever go there again I will take one of the cruses so I don't have to stay on the islands at night.

41 posted on 08/20/2009 11:18:04 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: DuncanWaring

No DuncanWaring, I am sure you are not a degenerate like that pos.


42 posted on 08/20/2009 11:23:47 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: Zeddicus

Heard that too. He was really trying to make something clear without spelling it out. He’s spooked. He knows he’s crossing someone’s line in the sand.


43 posted on 08/20/2009 11:30:01 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (flag@whitehouse.gov may bounce messages but copies may be kept. Informants are still solicited.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Atlantis on Paradise Island felt nice and safe. I took a water taxi across to Nassau however and know what you mean about watching your back.


44 posted on 08/20/2009 11:30:25 AM PDT by Barb4Bush (God help us all!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Meanwhile the anti-boycott website DefendGlenn.com keeps exposing Color of Change's claims as total lies.

Color of Change's Phony "Boycott" Continues to Unravel.....P&G Denies Pulling Ads; WalMart Pulls Its Ads from ALL Talk Shows; Sargentos Too

Color of Lies: Best Buy Denies Pulling Ads Off Beck

HotAir: Is there really a boycott of Glenn Beck?

45 posted on 08/20/2009 11:35:13 AM PDT by montag813
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To: fish hawk

Re: “Wow! 15 posts and not one mention of how good Judge Napolitano is doing sitting in for Glenn.”

**************

I’ll say it — Judge Napolitano is doing a great job. That said, I miss Glenn Beck! Nothing Beck has ever said made me blink an eye. It’s all true —


46 posted on 08/20/2009 11:36:10 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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47 posted on 08/20/2009 11:36:17 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

St. Martin is half Dutch and half French. Not British. I think St. Bart’s may also be French. Aren’t these the French West indies?


48 posted on 08/20/2009 12:03:14 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: Zeddicus
"Yeah I heard some nervous comments from him during a show a couple weeks ago... he said something like, “friends, if I turn up in Bangkok dead of auto-erotic asphyxiation, don’t believe it”.

The same day I heard that I was listening to the local Air America outlet. The night-time host called Hannity, Rush, Levine and Beck "those pigs" and said that Beck looked suicidal, and he exepcted that he would kill himself any day now. It wasn't said in a joking way.

49 posted on 08/20/2009 12:07:22 PM PDT by Jack Black
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Oh, I found his web site. (Barf Alert). mikemalloy.com.

This is the intro paragraph you get:

Is there still any doubt that there is no bottom, no depth below which the crazed, incestuous coupling of American Christianity and American Fascism will not take this decaying society? Even with the insane ravings and body spasms of a drug-addled freak like Rush Limbaugh; the gibbering bullshit and potential on-camera suicide by the alcoholic Glenn Beck; the demon-possessed (or demon-exorcised; who knows?) shrieks of a once and future Republican presidential hopeful about “death panels” that may pass judgement on her grandmother and her (as she describes him) “baby with Down Syndrome,” the increasingly incoherent Sarah Palin; even with all that foaming, acid-soaked madness there is an even deeper pit into which America’s Curse of Christian Fascism is trying to drag us all.

50 posted on 08/20/2009 12:11:27 PM PDT by Jack Black
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