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Will Time Magazine Apologize to Glenn Beck?
Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2009 | Ken Blackwell

Posted on 11/28/2009 4:19:45 AM PST by Kaslin

"Government Distrust and a Dead Census Taker."“...[W]as it part of the recent rage at what right-wing commentators decry as the big-spending, socialistic government of the first African-American President? Al Cross, a former reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal who covered the area for 30 years, believes that the conditions underlying the murder go back much farther and are much deeper — and more local — than the recent spate of ire. (Read TIME's cover story on Glenn Beck.)

Well, now it turns out that Kentucky investigators have concluded that poor Sparkman committed suicide, faking his own death in order to let unnamed beneficiaries collect on a recently-contracted life insurance policy. How very sad for Sparkman and those whom he loved. And how sad for our country when a leading news organ like TIME races to conclude that anti-tax protesters likely had a hand in the unfortunate man’s death.

This is a repetition on a much smaller scale of the liberal media reaction to the assassination of President Kennedy. The President’s murder was an open-and-shut case of a young, disaffected Communist, Lee Harvey Oswald, who hated the cold war warrior Kennedy. Oswald was especially affronted by JFK’s opposition to Cuba as a Soviet satellite 90 miles from our shores.

Prompted by the brave but mistaken Jackie Kennedy, liberals had to make Jack a martyr to civil rights. Jackie had complained that her husband’s assassination at the hands of “some silly little Communist” robbed his death of meaning. A better reality would have been to make Jack the victim of a vast right-wing conspiracy. The liberal media resembled nothing so much as Cinderella’s ugly step-sisters trying to jam their big toes into that delicate glass slipper. We’ll make it fit!

Liberals must be frustrated. For 46 years at least, they have been trying to make reality comport with their increasingly bizarre theories. If Kennedy was killed by a Communist that Communist must somehow have been motivated by the atmosphere of violence and intolerance fomented by right wingers in Dallas. Why, didn’t those Dallas schoolchildren cheer when JFK died? Yes, they did. But that’s because they had not been told why they were going home early on a beautiful fall afternoon. Even proper liberal kids yell happily for an afternoon off.

Ironically, civil rights was probably the only thing on which President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald would have agreed. Communists have committed countless crimes against humanity, but racism is not one of them.

So, now, we have the truth about John Sparkman. He was not the victim of Tea Party-goers waving copies of Glenn Beck’s book. He was not lynched by anti-revenuer low lifes straight off the set of the movie “Deliverance.” The poor man hanged himself.

Will TIME now apologize to Tea Party folks, to Glenn Beck, and while they’re at it, to Tea Party-goer James Madison? It was Madison who said “the people are right to take alarm at the first advance on their liberties.” That was the headline of a September 25th story in TIME about the death of 51-year old Bill Sparkman. Sparkman’s naked body had been found in a remote area of Harlan County, Kentucky, with the word “FED” scrawled on his chest. Sparkman had been hanged. Immediately, TIME and others began to speculate. Had Sparkman been hanged by anti-government, anti-Obama violent right wingers? TIME led the speculation, taking the opportunity to drag in Glenn Beck:


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 912march; blackwell; glennbeck; teaparty; time; timemag

1 posted on 11/28/2009 4:19:47 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER . . . .


2 posted on 11/28/2009 4:22:29 AM PST by DeaconRed (I want to WORK. I am tired of banging on the drum all day! ! !)
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To: Kaslin

No.


3 posted on 11/28/2009 4:37:03 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Jew, conservative, and proud supporter of Israel.)
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To: Kaslin

Blackwell said that the census taker “faked his own death”. If that’s true he failed big time.


4 posted on 11/28/2009 4:40:54 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: Kaslin

The left doesn’t apologize.


5 posted on 11/28/2009 4:41:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Kaslin

Won’t happen.


6 posted on 11/28/2009 4:52:55 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Kaslin
Communists have committed countless crimes against humanity, but racism is not one of them.

Better brush up on Stalin. He was very anti-Semitic.

Every citizen of the USSR had an internal pass port. Jews no matters were they were from had a pass port that showed they were Jewish.

7 posted on 11/28/2009 4:59:41 AM PST by Pontiac
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To: Kaslin
Communists have committed countless crimes against humanity, but racism is not one of them.

Tell that to Russian Jews.

8 posted on 11/28/2009 5:00:30 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Kaslin

Don’t bet the commune, comrades.

This only makes what the liberals did in 1963 even more monstrous. If the media had trumpeted the truth, “Kennedy Assassinated By Known Communist With A Russian Wife”, American society would have been galvanized and the damage done by the liberals’ demonization of Joe McCarthy would have been completely undone!

I sincerely believe if that had been the case, JFK’s successor would have announced, “We’re going to liberate Cuba and we’ll use everything we’ve got in order to do so. Our nukes outnumber the Russians’ by twenty to one. Any questions?”


9 posted on 11/28/2009 5:02:33 AM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: Pontiac

Being anti-Semitic isn’t racism, silly. It’s only racism if the “victim” is black.


10 posted on 11/28/2009 5:03:00 AM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Kaslin
When monkeys fly out of the editor's arse.

LLS

11 posted on 11/28/2009 5:06:37 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Kaslin
Here's the original article: Will Time Magazine Apologize to Glenn Beck?

Has Beck mentioned this? He should more than mention it. He should make this the subject of a multi-segment assault on Time. Maybe even sue them. Not with any goal of collecting money but of publicizing this. It's amazing. That link to Beck is right in the middle of the story. And it's still there. You think they would have scrubbed it by now.

12 posted on 11/28/2009 5:08:12 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Kaslin

Will Americans stop spending any money on Time publication?


13 posted on 11/28/2009 5:08:48 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: samtheman

In the backs of their minds ,with all evidence produced ,they still believe their story. They arent about to retract an inch of it.


14 posted on 11/28/2009 5:15:03 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Pontiac

Jews no matters were they were from had a pass port that (*showed they were Jewish*)Why?????.


15 posted on 11/28/2009 5:17:51 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Venturer

So what you’re saying, if I understand you correctly, that in the minds of all those Harvard graduates and such at Time Magazine, this story is FAKE but ACCURATE!


16 posted on 11/28/2009 5:18:58 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Kaslin
I'm sure this is uncomfortable for them and they would just rather forget it.
17 posted on 11/28/2009 5:20:25 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: 1raider1

He killed himself so his son could collect insurance money. The police had found that the word FED was written upside down on his chest and he was in a kneeling position. All he had to do was get up


18 posted on 11/28/2009 5:28:16 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

It doesn’t matter if the supposed instigation of this death has been proved a fraud or not. The fact is to the libs, if you don’t love liberalism/leftism, you’re a “hater.” Pure and simple. That basic meme has been shouted loudly since I was in my teens forty years ago. Don’t want to spend billion excuse me trillions on a wild goose chase? You’re a HATER!!! Think maybe people should try to work for a living rather than take government swag to subsist? Hater again. Maybe conservatives should start calling libs haters because, libs seem to hate the constitution and common sense.


19 posted on 11/28/2009 5:31:14 AM PST by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: Kaslin

I’m not sure if you are agreeing with me or not. What I meant was that the article said that he faked his death. He’s dead so his death wasn’t faked. What was faked was a murder.


20 posted on 11/28/2009 5:35:45 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: Kaslin
Will Glenn Beck apologize to his listeners for painting them as ignorant clods in need of education?

To that end, we will be conducting a series of conventions. These will be full-day experiences where you will be immersed in learning

How arrogant.

21 posted on 11/28/2009 5:38:58 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: elcid1970

the jfk thing was a stupid example to use. there is plenty of solid evidence including video testimony of james files (look him up on you tube) that prove otherwise.


22 posted on 11/28/2009 5:39:46 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: 1raider1

You are correct


23 posted on 11/28/2009 5:58:05 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Sparkman committed suicide, faking his own death . . .

If he committed suicide, then he is dead, but if he "faked his own death" does that mean he is still alive?

24 posted on 11/28/2009 6:02:52 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: Kaslin
Heck no, they'll say accidentally hearing Beck on the radio drove the poor man to off himself.
25 posted on 11/28/2009 6:05:58 AM PST by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: Kaslin
Will TIME now apologize to Tea Party folks, to Glenn Beck,

Look for it in the issue revealing the top global warming researchers cooked their data.

26 posted on 11/28/2009 6:08:04 AM PST by Tribune7 (God bless Carrie Prejean)
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To: Kaslin

the second Oswald’s name came up it was clear this cat is uninformed No offense Mr. Blackwell, but Oswald didn’t shoot anyone.


27 posted on 11/28/2009 6:32:26 AM PST by The Wizard (I support Madame President, the only President in America today)
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To: Kaslin

28 posted on 11/28/2009 6:37:25 AM PST by new cruelty (Shoot your TV. Torch your newspaper.)
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To: cripplecreek

They will say the facts are correct, even though the crimes are false or some such brownwater.
Time mag is a glossy rag that is unfit to line a bird cage.


29 posted on 11/28/2009 6:41:50 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Kaslin
Communists have committed countless crimes against humanity, but racism is not one of them.

The many Jews murdered by Stalin would disagree with that.

30 posted on 11/28/2009 7:21:30 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: The Wizard

Who shot J. D. Tippet?


31 posted on 11/28/2009 7:26:30 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Kaslin

Time was


32 posted on 11/28/2009 7:28:06 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: bert

Glen is


33 posted on 11/28/2009 7:28:43 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: bmwcyle
Will Americans stop spending any money on Time publication?

I never started.

34 posted on 11/28/2009 8:09:47 AM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: bert

Well put.


35 posted on 11/28/2009 8:10:10 AM PST by blam
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To: Vaduz
Jews no matters were they were from had a pass port that (*showed they were Jewish*)Why?????.

Jews were considered a security risk.

Why? I could not tell you. What is odd is that they were not considered native regardless of how long their families had been in their land.

Russian Czars used Jews as scapegoats for centurys. See the Pogroms

Here is the statement from a Jewish artist E u g e n e Y e l c h i n.

"Section Five" refers to the fifth section of the former Soviet Union passport, which stated a citizen's ethnicity. In the passport I carried until I emigrated from Russia to the US, the fifth paragraph listed me as "Yevrei, Jew."

In Cold War Soviet Union it was not safe to be a Jew. Jews were presumed traitors and security risks. Their activities elicited police surveillance and informers. As a result, Jews were in a constant state of anxiety.

The word "Yevrei" was embarrassing. Being a Jew was an embarrassment. It was also a liability.

Consequently, "Section Five" burned like a suddenly revealed deficiency, producing in the holder of the passport feelings of shame and guilt. It branded one for life. .

Yelchin

36 posted on 11/28/2009 8:29:42 AM PST by Pontiac
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To: sionnsar

If no one bought it, it would not exist.


37 posted on 11/28/2009 8:56:55 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: bmwcyle

True enough. But when I came to an age & income where I could buy magazines, Time was never on my list; it was garbage even way back then.


38 posted on 11/28/2009 9:25:45 AM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Kaslin

Big fat no...

Did the profilers ever apologize to middle age white males, re:maryland sniper?


39 posted on 11/28/2009 9:55:54 AM PST by Freedom2specul8 (The 1st Thanksgiving was to THANK GOD, not the govt. Thats my story..I'm sticking to it:Mestamachine)
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To: The Wizard
the second Oswald’s name came up it was clear this cat is uninformed No offense Mr. Blackwell, but Oswald didn’t shoot anyone.

Was going to post something similar, but you beat me to it. This guy, Blackwell, must not get out much. Oswald never fired a shot. It would appear he was complicit in the assasination planning, but realized too late that he was being set up as the patsy.

40 posted on 11/28/2009 10:15:56 AM PST by Prince Caspian
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To: elcid1970

LBJ’s mistress, Madelyn Duncan Brown, IMHO, may be telling the real truth here about JFK’s assassination:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1929769365635576415#


41 posted on 11/28/2009 10:56:08 AM PST by danamco
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To: BenLurkin

And who “killed” JFK Jr. just before he was about to announce his intent to run for the Senate seat of N.Y.???


42 posted on 11/28/2009 10:59:55 AM PST by danamco
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To: Pontiac; Kaslin; Just A Nobody
"Communists have committed countless crimes against humanity, but racism is not one of them."

That is absurd. Want one example ? A privileged, rich White liberal punk named Fidel Castro overthrew the Black President of Cuba, Fulgencio Batista. Blacks under Castro have always gotten it the worst. The left has manipulated Blacks for a century, using them as tools while the White left profited. The Socialist Margaret Sanger wished to wipe out the non-White races (and the White working class) via eugenics and birth control. It's all about race and racial exploitation to the left, always has been, always will be.

43 posted on 11/28/2009 11:22:08 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: bmwcyle
Subscriptions do NOT pay for Time, and neither do purchases of it at the magazine stand.

ADVERTISING pays for the existence of Time Magazine, and it is these ADVERTISERS who are responsible for the continuance of this vapid rag.

If you despise Time, then concentrate on those companies who provide most of Time's revenue stream via their marketing departments.

44 posted on 11/29/2009 6:57:59 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

Doctors could also send them back when they receive them for the office.


45 posted on 11/29/2009 8:08:02 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: 1raider1
"Blackwell said that the census taker “faked his own death”."

Actually that sentence is very revealing about the way many in the MSM operate...they communicate by insinuation and implication rather than report the facts. Of course there is the implied, "faked the (circumstances of) his own death...and 99% of media consumers accept the implication, and gloss right over, without picking it out like you did. This is how they get their agenda across all the time with plausible deniability.

46 posted on 11/29/2009 8:15:12 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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