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Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck Bad for America?
Time ^ | 09/17/2009 | David Von Drehle

Posted on 09/17/2009 7:54:30 AM PDT by GoldStandard

On Sept. 12, a large crowd gathered in Washington to protest ... what? The goals of Congress and the Obama Administration, mainly — the cost, the scale, the perceived leftist intent. The crowd's agenda was wide-ranging, so it's hard to be more specific. "End the Fed," a sign read. A schoolboy's placard denounced "Obama's Nazi Youth Militia." Another poster declared, "We the People for Capitalism Not Socialism." If you get your information from liberal sources, the crowd numbered about 70,000, many of them greedy racists. If you get your information from conservative sources, the crowd was hundreds of thousands strong, perhaps as many as a million, and the tenor was peaceful and patriotic. Either way, you may not be inclined to believe what we say about numbers, according to a recent poll that found record-low levels of public trust of the mainstream media.

At any rate, what we can say with confidence is that Deanna Frankowski was there. A cheery woman of 49 from Leeds, Ala., Frankowski said she had come to Washington as part of a group of 100 or more protesters. They filled two buses. And they were motivated by a concern about runaway government spending — that, plus an outraged feeling that their views as citizens are not being heard. "We are sick and tired of being ignored," she said. "There is too much money being spent."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: barfalert; beck; glennbeck; hitpiece; killthemessenger; msm
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1 posted on 09/17/2009 7:54:31 AM PDT by GoldStandard
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Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck Bad for America?

Only for those that want to destroy her.

God speed Glenn Beck!

2 posted on 09/17/2009 7:56:14 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: GoldStandard

Wasn’t that the exact same title to a story they ran years ago about Rush?


3 posted on 09/17/2009 7:56:32 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: GoldStandard

bad for LIBERAL america, yup. Bad for America? Not on your life!


4 posted on 09/17/2009 7:56:41 AM PDT by wombtotomb (Equal opportunity does not mean equal OUTCOME!!)
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To: GoldStandard

#@%& you, Time.


5 posted on 09/17/2009 7:57:22 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: GoldStandard

Another Time screed.

*yawn*


6 posted on 09/17/2009 7:58:06 AM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: GoldStandard

Yes....Glenn is Mad.....he’s mad as hell at the direction our country is heading and he is the only one in the media that is coming out with facts for us to consider. All he does is lay out the facts as to how our country is being controlled. It’s up to everyone else to figure out what they want to do about it.


7 posted on 09/17/2009 7:59:36 AM PDT by RC2
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To: GoldStandard

Is Glenn Beck Bad for America?

Depends on what your definition of America is.


8 posted on 09/17/2009 7:59:45 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Change you can believe in...Revolution you must pay for.)
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To: GoldStandard

Time magazine! LOL! What a joke. They put Obama on the cover every other week. Zero credibility.


9 posted on 09/17/2009 8:00:10 AM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: GoldStandard

Beck seems to be pretty effective at getting people to pay attention which leads to results.


10 posted on 09/17/2009 8:00:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: GoldStandard
Is Glenn Beck Bad for America?

Have they asked the same question about Obama?

11 posted on 09/17/2009 8:00:31 AM PDT by SteamShovel (When hope trumps reality, there is no hope at all.)
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To: GoldStandard

I seem to recall Woodward and Bernstein being lionized in my youth for hard-hitting investigating of the President. I guess now that the Messiah is in office, the only legitimate role for journalists is propagandize on behalf of their beloved leader.


12 posted on 09/17/2009 8:01:06 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: GoldStandard

Typical Time hit piece - anyone disturbed by this administration is paranoid. Glenn Beck the heavy. Too bad they don’t apply this same wisdom to bammy and his Black Caucus brown shirts. Did Time break the ACORN story - or did I miss something. Nothing worse than a news source scorned. You would think the business types at Time would see an opportunity to gain readership after watching the August townhall dust ups and the 9/12 march. These are people looking for a media vehicle. I guess Time would prefer bankruptcy as a true socialist than success as a capitalist.


13 posted on 09/17/2009 8:01:40 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: GoldStandard
Van Jones was and is bad for American...Glenn Beck brought him down.

ACORN is bad for American...Glenn Beck is bringing that down (thank God!).

I expect the list is going to get significantly longer.

...and that is GOOD for America.

And, BTW, the numbers at the 912 event in Washington DC speak for themselves. Anyone looking at the photos knows that there were at least hundreds of thosuands, and probably a million or more...and that too, was good for America.


912: AMERICA AWAKENS IN 2009

INDEPENDENT AMERICAN MOVEMENT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RESTORATION

14 posted on 09/17/2009 8:02:35 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: GoldStandard

Is Obama good for America?

We can all play the liberals crazy loon game.

Hey how about is the known anti-Semite Carter good for America?


15 posted on 09/17/2009 8:02:44 AM PDT by Tarpon (The Joker's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
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To: GoldStandard

If I am home at 1700 hrs., Glenn Beck is on the TV. He is the only news commentator that speaks my mind.


16 posted on 09/17/2009 8:03:19 AM PDT by l8pilot
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17 posted on 09/17/2009 8:04:47 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: GoldStandard

18 posted on 09/17/2009 8:04:49 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Jeff Head

This morning on the CBS morning show, Maggie Rodriguez just could not discuss any of this without playing the race card. She insisted the poster with Obama looking like the joker was racist...because it was ‘white face’. According to these media pukes we are ALL racists, they can distort anything!


19 posted on 09/17/2009 8:05:13 AM PDT by AuntB (If the TALIBAN grew drugs & burned our land instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: Unam Sanctam

The libs hounded Nixon right out of office. Maybe he deserved it but I would bet my last nickel they would have given a Democrat a pass on much of what he was accused of.

I wasn’t really aware of politics in those days but I will never forget how the news day after day was filled with the drumbeat until he finally made the famous “goodbye” speech


20 posted on 09/17/2009 8:06:06 AM PDT by Howie
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To: GoldStandard
Dear Mr. Von Drehle,

Glenn Beck is bad for YOUR America.

Sincerely,
Hildy

21 posted on 09/17/2009 8:07:00 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: GoldStandard
Glen Beck is not bad for America; he's bad for the USSA!!
22 posted on 09/17/2009 8:07:30 AM PDT by skully (Truth and reality will never stop a libtard from trying to poop a rainbow.)
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To: GoldStandard

Is “Time” bad for America?


23 posted on 09/17/2009 8:08:09 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer...)
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To: GoldStandard
Is Glenn Beck Bad for the Communist of Amerika?

Yes, and heck yeah !!


WE THE PEOPLE HEAR US ROAR !!!!

CAN YOU HEAR US NOW !!!!
24 posted on 09/17/2009 8:08:25 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: GoldStandard

They may ask the question regarding Beck, but they are afreaid to ask about Obama!!!


25 posted on 09/17/2009 8:10:10 AM PDT by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: GoldStandard
Did Time ever ask this same question of Obama with his questionable past?????
26 posted on 09/17/2009 8:10:17 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: GoldStandard

No he is not and neither is Rush or Hannity. They all talk about some of the same threats and Beck has been busy tying all he knots together about all of 0bama’s hacks..if only the sheepeople would wake up!


27 posted on 09/17/2009 8:11:54 AM PDT by celtic gal (My Mob name is" Molly Maguire" per Hannity...we all need mob names !)
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To: AuntB
Hehehe...


LIAR, LIAR, YOUR PLANS ARE ON FIRE

28 posted on 09/17/2009 8:11:55 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Howie

Can you imagine how the media would have behaved if Nixon assumed an unconstitutional position at the head of the UN security council?

Obama did it today without a peep of protest from the media.


29 posted on 09/17/2009 8:12:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
" Typical Time hit piece - anyone disturbed by this administration is paranoid. Glenn Beck the heavy. Too bad they don’t apply this same wisdom to bammy and his Black Caucus brown shirts. Did Time break the ACORN story - or did I miss something. Nothing worse than a news source scorned. You would think the business types at Time would see an opportunity to gain readership after watching the August townhall dust ups and the 9/12 march. These are people looking for a media vehicle. I guess Time would prefer bankruptcy as a true socialist than success as a capitalist."

NEW YORK TIMES THE GREY LADY
( Hell have no fury than a woman scorned ).
30 posted on 09/17/2009 8:12:54 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: GoldStandard

Time magazine circulation: 3,389,166

FOXNEWS BECK: 3,340,000


31 posted on 09/17/2009 8:14:08 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (NEXT: Sting ACORN on Voter Registration.)
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To: GoldStandard

Listening to Beck now. Playing the video of the One speaking to the union workers.

The chanting is reminiscent of the Sig Heil chant with Hitler.

Terrifying is an understatement.


32 posted on 09/17/2009 8:15:31 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: GoldStandard
If Time, the magazine only found in Doctor's and Dentist's offices now, is against Glen Beck, then he must be doing something right. Time is so irrelevant it is laughable they are still in business.
33 posted on 09/17/2009 8:15:48 AM PDT by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jeff Head

I guess we ‘conservatives’ are dumber than posts, I NEVER looked at that as being ‘racist’....disrespectful, perhaps, calling the CIC a joker, but then the truth hurts.

I keep asking these libs, just WHAT can we criticize this man about? I haven’t gotten an answer yet!


34 posted on 09/17/2009 8:16:25 AM PDT by AuntB (If the TALIBAN grew drugs & burned our land instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: Howie
" the news day after day was filled with the drumbeat "

That's a very good idea for the CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW protest of the main fringe media ...
Bring those base drums and make a constant drumbeat with people yelling " CAN YOU HEAR US NOW !! " ........
35 posted on 09/17/2009 8:17:45 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: GoldStandard

Glenn CONSTANTLY says: “CONVINCE ME THAT I’M WRONG ABOUT THIS STUFF!!!”

He gets NO answers from the left, other than the long-distance ‘he’s a nut!’ insults.

-Which says; He’s telling the truth.

The Truth is GOOD for America.

Therefore: Yes, Glenn Beck is GOOD for America.


36 posted on 09/17/2009 8:17:46 AM PDT by J40000
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To: GoldStandard

I saw and tried to read a TIME magazine a few weeks back. Not much in there including ads. It seemed about 1/10 of it’s size of 30 years ago. Their business plan must be to slowly go out of business over the next 10 years.


37 posted on 09/17/2009 8:18:35 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: GoldStandard

Communism is bad for America.


38 posted on 09/17/2009 8:19:29 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: GoldStandard
Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck Bad for America?

Leftist Agitprop: Is Time Magazine Bad for America?

The magic 8-ball says:


39 posted on 09/17/2009 8:19:46 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: GoldStandard

So now they’re asking if someone’s speech is bad for America.

Once people start asking those questions, it’s not a long step to tyranny.


40 posted on 09/17/2009 8:19:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mainepatsfan
Wasn’t that the exact same title to a story they ran years ago about Rush?

The one I remember was in March, 2008: "Rush Limbaugh Is 'Un-American"

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2008/03/06/msnbcs-dan-abrams-rush-limbaugh-un-american

41 posted on 09/17/2009 8:20:08 AM PDT by shiva
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To: GoldStandard

Let’s see, helped get rid of Commie Van Jones, exposing ACORN as a corrupt left wing front. YEP, GOOD FOR AMERICA!


42 posted on 09/17/2009 8:22:47 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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TIME magazine = The bulge in their cheek is not a piece of candy.


43 posted on 09/17/2009 8:24:54 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: GoldStandard
Can Glenn Beck raise your taxes?
Can Glenn Beck destroy the entire Health Care System?
Can Glenn Beck steal money from one Citizen to give to another Citizen or to an Illegal Alien?
Can Glenn Beck proclaim what car you can drive?
Can Glenn Beck increase your Utility Bills because he believes in some fairy tale about Man Made Global Warming?
Can Glenn Beck surrender to our enemies?

Yeah, he is really bad for America. Geez...

44 posted on 09/17/2009 8:25:19 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Conservatives THINK people are smart. Liberals KNOW people are stupid.)
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To: Howie

Nope, Nixon didn’t deserve it.

jmo


45 posted on 09/17/2009 8:27:53 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: GoldStandard
Slime magazine?

I wouldn't even touch it in a hazmat suit.

46 posted on 09/17/2009 8:28:27 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
I'd say that Time magizine is paranoid of Glenn Beck.. the numbers are the proof in the pudding

( Time magazine circulation: 3,389,166 ) ..

FOXNEWS BECK: 3,340,000


47 posted on 09/17/2009 8:28:32 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Carley
Did you hear the bootcamp chant ? CHILLING !!

48 posted on 09/17/2009 8:29:50 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

Heard it and continue to be shocked by the ignorance of the O voters.


49 posted on 09/17/2009 8:30:53 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: GoldStandard
Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck Bad for America?

Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck Bad for Komrade Obama's Amerika?
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50 posted on 09/17/2009 8:31:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat." - Claire Wolfe)
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