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Howard Kurtz: Glenn Beck Dominating Conversation Without Mainstream Media
Politics Daily ^ | September 14, 2009 | David Sessions

Posted on 11/14/2009 2:15:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

In his column in Monday's paper, Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz observes that Fox News personality Glenn Beck is dominating the media conversation -- even to the point of forcing a White House official to resign -- without a bit of help from newspapers, television or other mainstream news sources. "It has become a familiar chain reaction: Talk-show hosts whip up a noisy controversy, which hits higher decibels as it spreads to the establishment media, which costs some unfortunate soul his job," Kurtz writes. "But now the middleman -- the journalistic gatekeepers of yore -- may no longer be necessary."

Kurtz notes that White House green jobs advisor Van Jones, who Beck had relentlessly attacked for his profane comments and conspiracy-theorist past, resigned before the New York Times had run a single story on the conflict. Neither had there been any mention of the story on any of the network newscasts. Beck's ratings have soared to 2.25 million viewers for his 5 p.m. weekday slot in the Fox News lineup, despite losing multiple advertisers over his routinely over-the-top commentary. He deflects criticism by describing himself as a former "dirtbag" and a "clown," but at least this time, he beat the mainstream press to a serious story.

New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson said her newspaper was "a beat behind" on the Van Jones story, and that "we should have been paying closer attention."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beck; foxnews; glennbeck; howardkurtz; obama; talkradio
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1 posted on 11/14/2009 2:15:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank goodness for Beck! No one else in the media has enough balls to do it and there would be no resignations if there wasn’t the smell of crap following these socialists around.


2 posted on 11/14/2009 2:21:05 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a guy, huhh? Stay well, Mr. Beck, and God bless!


3 posted on 11/14/2009 2:21:48 PM PST by Paperdoll ( Hunter/Palin or Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Glen Beck is the man


4 posted on 11/14/2009 2:22:21 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Van Jones is not an unfortunate soul. He is an evil despicable person of low character.


5 posted on 11/14/2009 2:22:24 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ASk why the NYT, was behind on the Van JOnes story.

The answer? Well every thing they print about an Obama official has to be vetted, reviewed and edited before it can be published. That gives Conservative Talk Radio and bloggers a 48 to 72 hour handicap.

The MSM can't keep up, and they are GOING DOWN!

6 posted on 11/14/2009 2:22:24 PM PST by Candor7 (The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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If I haven't heard it, its news to me.
7 posted on 11/14/2009 2:22:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Even O'Reilly follows Beck, when it's safe. No one jumps in like Beck. I truly hope he lasts and continues to afflict the "Chicago Mob".
8 posted on 11/14/2009 2:25:52 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: cripplecreek
Charlie:If I haven't heard it, its news to me.

Charlie: If I don't want to report it, it's NOT news to me.

9 posted on 11/14/2009 2:26:34 PM PST by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Howard Kurtz: Glenn Beck Dominating Conversation Without Mainstream Media"

Ya think, Kurtz? Any clues?

10 posted on 11/14/2009 2:26:54 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Acorn....

Anita Dunn....

The list will keep growing the MSM has given up all semblance of Journalism. The Fourth estate has proven itself to be the impotent puppets of the liberals and the dimocRATS. Instead of hold them to a set of standards they raise the bar for Conservatives and Repulicans and give the others a pass. Nixon was brought down by his own hubris, but also by solid investigative journalism by Woodward and Bernstien. Same with Gary Hart.

But now it was the National Enquirer that showed John Edwards pecadillos, and talk radio and Matt Drudge that brought out the infamous "Blue Dress" against Bill Clinton, as well as Castle Grande, whitewater etc.....

Where was 60 minutes, Time, Newsweek, NY Slimes, the Washington Post?

The MSM integrity died with Tim Russert. Part of me really beleives that Obozo got in because Russert was not around to steer the MSM.

11 posted on 11/14/2009 2:27:40 PM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama is quickly becoming the complicit progressive MSM's Waterloo

And Beck is there to help usher it all in.

12 posted on 11/14/2009 2:29:27 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Congress should video conference in from their home state)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You can't handle the truth -- Col Jessup (as portrayed by Jack Nickelson in A Few Good Men)

The problem with the mainstream media is they can't handle the truth about Obam's administration, and they are complicit in the cover-up. Why does Glenn Beck have such a large audience? Because he isn't afraid of the truth.

13 posted on 11/14/2009 2:29:41 PM PST by khenrich (And people thought Jimmy Carfter was our worst president........)
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To: Candor7

**...every thing they print about an Obama official has to be vetted, reviewed and edited before it can be published..***

The MSM typists have no concept of investigative reporting, vetting or reviewing serious threats to our Republic. They are pathetic and deserve ingnominy.


14 posted on 11/14/2009 2:31:53 PM PST by sodpoodle (Never give up- Keep Up!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unfortunate souls...... they are soul less! I gravitated to Beck because he tells it like it is and has the poof to back up everything he says and he doesn’t whitewash it, play it down or repeat mantras over and over. He knows the deal and now we know the deal and now we must call thier bluff.


15 posted on 11/14/2009 2:32:20 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beck should put pressure on Bauer and make him defend Obama on the eligibility issue. The media needs to expose this. We can’t rely on our corrupt courts and justice department. Beck can take down Obama by exposing Bauer and his law firm.


16 posted on 11/14/2009 2:32:28 PM PST by circumbendibus (Where's the Birth Certificate?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

“Obama is quickly becoming the complicit progressive MSM’s Waterloo
And Beck is there to help usher it all in.”

You would think the lame stream media would drop the burning match before they get burned!


17 posted on 11/14/2009 2:34:13 PM PST by timetostand (Defund the left!! Defund the Federal Beast!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Beck has a "secret weapon:" he reports what people actually say, using their own words on video proudly admitting to being communists and followers of Mao.

When the NYT, Kurtz's rag and others in the Fringe Media finish spinning, they make it sound like the Obammunist slime is quoting George Washington.

18 posted on 11/14/2009 2:34:43 PM PST by Bernard Marx ("Civilizations die by suicide, not from murder" Toynbee)
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To: Candor7
Well every thing they print about an Obama official has to be vetted, reviewed and edited before it can be published.

Actually, any negative stories about Ogabe have to be deep-sixed if no one else has published them. If others have published already, then negative stories must only be mentioned in a short paragraph buried somewhere in the middle of the paper, and recast as a meritless partisan attack on Ogabe.

19 posted on 11/14/2009 2:35:01 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“There is no truth in Pravda.”


20 posted on 11/14/2009 2:39:36 PM PST by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re more than a beat behind. And it’s not just one story.

They are completely dark on the greatest story of our age:

The destruction of the American Constitution and the American Way of Life.


21 posted on 11/14/2009 2:40:12 PM PST by samtheman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now if only Beck could help expose the other Poser in the WH and cause him to resign.


22 posted on 11/14/2009 2:40:41 PM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Last I heard, that phone ain’t rung.


23 posted on 11/14/2009 2:40:41 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What do you get when you mix equal parts shameless partisanship, customer disdain, “info-tainment”, lack of professionalism, arrogance, meanness, fawning adoration of the unworthy, and intense focus on the grotesque, perverse, and pernicious?

Well, it certainly isn’t good network news ratings.


24 posted on 11/14/2009 2:42:16 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The journalistic gatekeepers of yore,” are definitely a thing of the past. But it has nothing the do with Beck. He is just doing the job they should be doing but are afraid to do.


25 posted on 11/14/2009 2:43:07 PM PST by AdaGray (uw)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The journalistic gatekeepers of yore,” are definitely a thing of the past. But it has nothing the do with Beck. He is just doing the job they should be doing but are afraid to do.


26 posted on 11/14/2009 2:43:12 PM PST by AdaGray (uw)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The journalistic gatekeepers of yore,” are definitely a thing of the past. But it has nothing the do with Beck. He is just doing the job they should be doing but are afraid to do.


27 posted on 11/14/2009 2:43:23 PM PST by AdaGray (uw)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beck didn’t beat them to the story. They were never going to tell it.


28 posted on 11/14/2009 2:44:28 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: freeangel

I thought that was now a Fringe Media that consisted of
NYT, Wash crimes, Newsweak. etc....


29 posted on 11/14/2009 2:46:17 PM PST by k2afe (Get the U.S. out of the UN and Get the UN out of the U.S.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Where to start...

some unfortunate soul ..

Van JONES??? (loud guffaw)

Then berating MSlimeMedia for not following up on Becks/FOX's stories to defend - ah, when the WH warned - publicly - MSM NOT to follow up on FOX stories, you don't really think that was the first orders from headquarters?

What a bumbling bunch of idiots, the liberals.

30 posted on 11/14/2009 2:48:45 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I fear that the state-owned media, will in fact become just that, with state bail-outs.

They’re doing rotten because people are no longer buying into their drivel hence their product suffers. Let them fall...

Go Beck!


31 posted on 11/14/2009 2:53:18 PM PST by bronxville
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To: verga

I haven’t watched since he died. And won’t. For the most part I only watch Fox but I did like Tim Russert. The man did his homework.


32 posted on 11/14/2009 2:53:23 PM PST by Qwackertoo (ACORN is going down, down, down~!!!! Finally~!!!!)
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To: maine-iac7

Howie: Please resign immediately! Your only salvation may be that you resign before EVERYONE realizes what a bad “journalist” you have been,...are...and will be. Even you family must be embarrassed by you.


33 posted on 11/14/2009 2:54:09 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, Howard did you forget that Obama has costs millions of jobs; not one in America; the government takeover of private businesses?

Besides Beck is right.


34 posted on 11/14/2009 2:54:54 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"What do you get when you mix equal parts shameless partisanship, customer disdain, “info-tainment”, lack of professionalism, arrogance, meanness, fawning adoration of the unworthy, and intense focus on the grotesque, perverse, and pernicious?"

mmmm mmmm mmmm let me think . . . a steaming pile?

35 posted on 11/14/2009 3:06:45 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: YHAOS
"What do you get when you mix equal parts shameless partisanship, customer disdain, “info-tainment”, lack of professionalism, arrogance, meanness, fawning adoration of the unworthy, and intense focus on the grotesque, perverse, and pernicious?"

mmmm mmmm mmmm let me think . . . a steaming pile?


36 posted on 11/14/2009 3:09:55 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Glenn needs a board with pictures that he takes out like terrorists playing cards.


37 posted on 11/14/2009 3:10:02 PM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: sodpoodle
The MSM typists have no concept of investigative reporting, ...

Unless it is a conservative! Then they can tell you what he/she did when they were thirteen, true or not.

38 posted on 11/14/2009 3:10:48 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"But now the middleman -- the journalistic gatekeepers of yore -- may no longer be necessary."

Hallelujah! From your lips to God's ears.

39 posted on 11/14/2009 3:12:22 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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...but at least this time, he beat the mainstream press to a serious story.

Yeah. Kinda the way my wife always beats me to the brussels sprouts.

40 posted on 11/14/2009 3:14:33 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Talk-show hosts whip up a noisy controversy, which hits higher decibels as it spreads to the establishment media, which costs some unfortunate soul his job," Kurtz writes.

Talk-show hosts tell the inconvenient truth, which resonates with the American people despite the best efforts of the establishment media to downplay it, which costs some Marxist, America-hating, Leftist, Obama hack his job," Kurtz grudgingly laments.

There. Fixed it.

41 posted on 11/14/2009 3:18:14 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson said her newspaper was "a beat behind" on the Van Jones story, and that "we should have been paying closer attention."

Well, there's good news, Jill. There are at least 40 more Van Joneses out there for you to get the drop on.

Time's a wastin'. Hop to it. Chop, chop.

42 posted on 11/14/2009 3:20:01 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: sodpoodle
...every thing they print about an Obama official has to be vetted, reviewed and edited before it can be published..***

The MSM typists have no concept of investigative reporting, vetting or reviewing serious threats to our Republic. They are pathetic and deserve ingnominy.

That's because when they finish vetting this steaming piece of crap and his Chicago mob---there's nothing left to report!

43 posted on 11/14/2009 3:20:07 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: verga
But now it was the National Enquirer that showed John Edwards pecadillos, and talk radio and Matt Drudge

Well said. The New York/Washington DC corridor is actually a foreign occupying power totally divorced from America.

They are the ruling elite on a par with Louis XIV and court. The answer then, and the answer now is GUILLOTINE !

(figuratively speaking...of course :)

44 posted on 11/14/2009 3:20:55 PM PST by Huebolt (Democrat = (national socialist) = NAZI)
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To: Texas Eagle
((( GLEN BECK ))))))!!!

Helping us survive the UbamaNation ...one day at a time !!

Does anyone know if Beck has a “deep throat” ??

45 posted on 11/14/2009 3:22:50 PM PST by W-Girl
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Well .. quite frankly .. I believe O’Reilly is just plain jealous of Beck’s popularity. Nothing stinks worse than jealousy.

Now, the two of them are teaming up .. and I suspect O’Reilly believes he can TAME Beck and thereby retain his status as #1.


46 posted on 11/14/2009 3:30:28 PM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: samtheman

The American Way of Life is somewhat on its head: we’re afraid and angry and unsure and blah blah blah — but those first few old parchment pages of the American Constitution have withstood attacks by much better men than Obama. Keep the faith!


47 posted on 11/14/2009 3:33:51 PM PST by JohnQ1 (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: CyberAnt

Beck got huge ratings so fast he has to be scary to O’Reilly.


48 posted on 11/14/2009 3:38:42 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Interesting Times

“There is no news in Tass.”


49 posted on 11/14/2009 3:46:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: Candor7

For the same reason they liked “uncle Joe” Stalin in the 1930’s


50 posted on 11/14/2009 3:59:01 PM PST by Manta (Obama to issue executive order repealing laws of physics)
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