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Matt Gurney: Glenn Beck Wins Gold in the Newest Olympic Event - Annoying Obama
National Post ^ | October 02, 2009, | Matt Gurney

Posted on 10/03/2009 2:42:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Chicago loses in first round of voting. 101st Airborne Division due in Copenhagen shortly.

Beck, an increasingly contentious figure, got under the Administration's skin via typically goofy segment (Link goes directly to video) on Obama's plan to travel to Copenhagen to lobby on behalf of the city of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympic Games. While the White House bloggers do effectively rebut several of the points raised during the segment on Beck's show, you have to ask yourself when the White House decided to duke it out with television pundits.

Guy Benson, blogging for the National Review, is wondering the same thing: "Perhaps I've totally missed the boat on this, but is it customary for the official White House website to attack individual political commentators and TV networks?...It seems utterly beneath the Office of the President of the United States to be authoring snarky blog posts assailing critics in the media. Unless I missed this type of thing in the past, this represents yet another unseemly change brought about by this hyper-partisan White House."

Look, the man promised us change. This counts. He never said the changes would be logical or productive, and if we read too much into that, that's our own fault.

Blogging at Time magazine, Michael Scherer sees potential for this to indeed drag on for a long while yet: "Quite a twist, eh? This is just the latest public declaration in the barely-subsurface battle that has been going on for months between Fox News and the White House--which Fox is winning at least in terms of ratings. We are in new terrain here. The White House is using its official blog to go after a network.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; beck; bho44; glennbeck; obama; olympic; talkradio; teamusa

1 posted on 10/03/2009 2:42:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

How much longer before the White House goes after Fox with something more substantial than a blog?


2 posted on 10/03/2009 2:47:31 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (atement)
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To: nickcarraway

First Rush, now Beck.

This TOTUS is an easy target — he flies low and slow in the assumption that no one would ever rhetorically shoot at him.


3 posted on 10/03/2009 2:47:56 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: nickcarraway
"Look, the man promised us change. This counts. He never said the changes would be logical or productive, and if we read too much into that, that's our own fault."

Now there's a takeaway quote!

4 posted on 10/03/2009 2:49:24 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: xkaydet65

It will be FCC oriented and soon most likely.


5 posted on 10/03/2009 2:54:32 PM PDT by allmost
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To: freedumb2003

I was wondering why they switched from targeting Rush to targeting Beck. I don’t like Beck as much (not that he’s not good, it’s just taste). Rush is more powerful, intellectually as well as in terms of market penetration.

Also, remember how Rush and Beck had some kind of meeting, earlier this last summer, and Rush appeared on Beck’s show? I wonder if they’re working together in some way. Beck as the flak-catcher, Rush flying high cover.

Is it all because Beck cost them a czar? Maybe that’s it. I think Rush costs them more in the long run.

I’m not complaining, let me make that clear.


6 posted on 10/03/2009 2:55:50 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians BS.)
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To: Steely Tom

>>Is it all because Beck cost them a czar? Maybe that’s it. I think Rush costs them more in the long run.

I’m not complaining, let me make that clear.<<

I think you are right. Rush was just irritating — Beck drew blood.


7 posted on 10/03/2009 2:58:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: nickcarraway
Beck has a number of scalps on his belt, and is goingfor another. The WH wants to stop Beck casting light on the records of the Obaczars. Cockroaches are scurrying for cover.

White House OBJECTS?

Buahahahahahahah! Lay on McBeck!

Vet your own people, Obathing!

The next to go will be the NAMBLA loving POS Czar of School Safety, wherein bathroom sex with minors ( statutory rape)is an approved activity.

8 posted on 10/03/2009 3:00:15 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t watch TV, but GB’s show seems to be quite humorous while whacking Washington DC. Thanks for getting me to watch a few youtube segments.


9 posted on 10/03/2009 3:06:19 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Candor7
Beck has a number of scalps on his belt

Yes indeed. Some don't like him; even some conservatives. But you have to admit he knows how to shake that tree.

10 posted on 10/03/2009 3:09:19 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( If you have kids, you have no right of privacy that the govt can't flick off your shoulder.)
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To: Candor7

I hope the next scalp Beck takes is that of that POS commie whore Valerie Jarrett.


11 posted on 10/03/2009 3:09:47 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman; All

The Movie The Devils Advocate is on TNT (west coas) righ now.

Just started (25min ago).

It reminds me of the whole 0 and minions.

Perfect for our times.
(btw I have seen it numorous times before 0 was elected)


12 posted on 10/03/2009 3:20:42 PM PDT by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: nickcarraway
It is kinda creepy-having our White House turn into a partisan fortress that attacks individuals and networks that disagree with it.

Oh well, Chavez does the same thing down in Venezuela and Putin does it in Russia and well....since our president doesn't keep his oath of office to protect seriously, it is no wonder he has slugs blogging there heads off from the White House defending his stupidity and it is no wonder there is ZERO transparency as promised.

Our nation is getting torn apart at the seams by this gaggle of dirtbags.

13 posted on 10/03/2009 3:35:34 PM PDT by Republic
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To: Steely Tom

I agree, Rush I could listen to all day, however after an hour I have had enough of Glenn (but I like his spirit and fight). Sean Hannity is another one I can barely listen to, he repeats himself and has no depth. I am starting to really like Greta though, since the election she has taken a more conservative view.


14 posted on 10/03/2009 3:44:14 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: samtheman
I hope the next scalp Beck takes is that of that POS commie whore Valerie Jarrett.

This is exactly who he is gunning for now
Only after he trained his sights on Jarrett did the White House start a blog trying to slime Glenn Beck

This shows that Jarrett is a most valued insider at the 0bongo White House

15 posted on 10/03/2009 3:46:08 PM PDT by dennisw (Free Republic is an island in a sea of zombies)
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To: ohiogrammy

Sean is hopeless. Maybe the ladies like him, I’m not sure.

He follows the normal Disney formula: 40% self-promotion, 60% watered down, warmed-over material cribbed from the classics. Well, one classic in particular.


16 posted on 10/03/2009 3:49:12 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians BS.)
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To: samtheman

He needs to go after the FCC Czar Mark Lloyd, next. Look him up if you arent familiar with him.


17 posted on 10/03/2009 4:49:51 PM PDT by New Yawk Minute
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To: Steely Tom
I was wondering why they switched from targeting Rush to targeting Beck

Rush understands their mentality far better than they understand him. I think the battle turned for good when Rush challenged Obama to a live debate on his program. The Obamites got all wee-wee'd up and had no way to even think of a good answer..

18 posted on 10/03/2009 4:54:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (Truth--The liberal's Kryptonite)
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To: nickcarraway

19 posted on 10/03/2009 5:02:20 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: xkaydet65

Someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) can react violently when their self-image is threatened. If Hussein is increasingly mocked, ridiculed, and disrespected, look for him to become increasingly irrational and insane.


20 posted on 10/03/2009 5:10:42 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625

So you’re saying Beck will make Dear Leaders many TV appearances more entertaining... bring it on!


21 posted on 10/03/2009 5:19:40 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Steely Tom
Also, remember how Rush and Beck had some kind of meeting, earlier this last summer, and Rush appeared on Beck’s show? I wonder if they’re working together in some way. Beck as the flak-catcher, Rush flying high cover. Is it all because Beck cost them a czar? Maybe that’s it. I think Rush costs them more in the long run.

I think Rush and Glenn are operating as a team.

In bullfighting, you have the picador and the banderillero sticking the bull, making the bull charge around, expending energy and losing blood, until the matador comes in to finish him.

I think Rush and Glenn have a plan. I think Obama is spending too much time being enraged by Glenn to think about what Rush might have in store.

22 posted on 10/03/2009 5:21:19 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Neidermeyer
So you’re saying Beck will make Dear Leaders many TV appearances more entertaining... bring it on!

I'm thinking that the Chicago Thug in Chief might get crazy enough to order ACORN to try a hit on Glenn.

23 posted on 10/03/2009 5:25:49 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: nickcarraway
Hey 0bama!


24 posted on 10/03/2009 5:30:13 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: freedumb2003

Now if O’Really would go back to being an obnoxious asshole he could get under their skin. As it is, he doing so much sucking up, so he can be the first to scoop an interview at Fox.

Never gonna happen.


25 posted on 10/03/2009 5:37:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: New Yawk Minute

I would disagree, a better strategy would be to go after “the most trusted” advisor (and BFF to Shelli) Valerie (Slum Poodle Millionaire) Jarrett.

ValGal, to quote the good Rev. Wright has been “riding dirty” with some real estate deals (housing for the poor morphing into housing for potential Olympic athletes...now just worthless, useless properties.). The Epic Fail of the Obamas and Oprah are “fresh” news; Jarrett’s self promoting financial ties are clear and easy to follow...Beck/Limbaugh/(even)Hannity need to drive this point home. Get Jarrett to step aside and you know then chaos is reigning in the WH.


26 posted on 10/03/2009 5:38:25 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Rio 2016! Mmmm, mmmmm, mmmm!)
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To: samtheman

“I hope the next scalp Beck takes is that of that POS commie whore Valerie Jarrett.”

Me too. She’s crooked as can be. When she goes, Obama will be in a jam, IMO, without his surrogate mamma by his side.


27 posted on 10/03/2009 7:29:53 PM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: FreeStateYank

Beck has gotten more focused since the election. A year ago he seemed to be merely shooting off the cuff and was often unlistenable.


28 posted on 10/03/2009 7:45:13 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: nickcarraway
Fairness Doctrine will be BHO's next push!
29 posted on 10/03/2009 10:37:25 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (Third party has never won in USA, but some are born losers!)
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To: Steely Tom

Not sure about the ladies, unless you are empty headed! Also cannot quite figure out how he got where he is today. He cannot ever be compared to the likes of Rush or Levin.


30 posted on 10/04/2009 8:41:38 AM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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