Skip to comments.Meet kinder, gentler Glenn Beck: New 'global warming' believer
Posted on 02/23/2010 7:15:43 AM PST by OneVike
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Palin was blindsided with help from McCains campaign staffers.
Glen Beck knew what was coming and he still allowed it to happen. Beck is his own staffer, so why if conservative views are so engraved in his heart did he allow the interview to twist him?
My view is that No conservative needs the MSM to get their message out. Let the MSM dies they are not needed.
A lot of people here love to swoon over their current “star,” particularly if that star is a non-Christian, like Beck, and ignore all the tell-tails that keep popping up in their presentations.
There are so many of these bloopers with Beck that I find it difficult to see his supporters here as anything but shills, of which we have a considerable number.
The fact that he swipes articles from bloggers and throws them out there like they were his own ‘brilliance’ is a huge warning sign that he is some day going to blow up like an Islamist bomber. Sometime soon, to be sure.
The stuff is not coming from his heart.
And has said over and over and OVER AGAIN on radio -- this is bunk, people buying the tripe are the same ones who glommed on to the admittedly-made-up baloney about the rape charge.
He's either way too dumb for you, or way too smart.
Although I know what the answer is, I'll just let readers decide for themselves.
What is your opinion about James Hansen?
Also Phil Jones?
And then there's the biggie...
Dr Rajendra Pachauri?
There are dumazzes all over the place. Their calling card is usually an overblown sense of the importance of their opinion, their ignorance and, above all else, their empty resort to name-calling.
Familiarity with facts, and the ability to debate them is actually a good thing.
Until today I've never even heard of Pamela Geller and was fully aware of everything in the link you sent.
If we all had to cite sources for everything we utter we'd never get anything said.
It does a lot of harm to our cause when we bash those who are getting out truths that no one else is, and Gelnn is doing that. Maybe you already know the history but many do not.
This particular political climate has aroused a lot of interest in people who would normally be agnostic. How many lurkers do you think might come here, newly exposed to people like Glenn or Rush to see what people who are avid followers have to say about them?
WE need to attract all we can and not turn them off to people like Glenn, he's getting a lot of information out that needs to be heard.
Hell if we're bashing them they'll tune them out, it does a great disservice to our cause.
Disagreeing and having discussions about it are what this forum is for, eating our own for whatever inane reason is why we are known for snatching defeat from the jaw of victory.
I laugh out loud at those here who are calling Beck fans "robots" or some other similar moniker, do you know how many times I STILL have to explain ditto-heads are not people who just follow Rush blindly, he coined "mind-numbed robots" specifically because of that? The problem the folks here seems to have is that Glenn is not a party-hack, and figures that if you're going to fix the problems inside the party that claims to embrace conservatism, you'd better start with admitting what the problem is, recognize those in the party suffering from it.
Good post...The theory that bothers me most is who is next? It may be beck now but could be most anyone that steps into the limelight next.
“Palin was blindsided with help from McCains campaign staffers.”
I know that and according to your own words you would also say if Palin’s conservative views are so engraved in her heart, why did she allow the interview to twist her?
Well, it does give the trolls the opportunity to earn their paycheck.
What surprises me is the number of sleepers in FR from way back.
When they start coming out of the woodwork, we know something is afoot. And it's not good for the "pregressive," ACORN, SEIU types.
Hamblin’s star fizzeled for a lot of much more important reasons. He touched on topics that his network considered “untouchable,” and did it repeatedly after being warned.
Sarah did not say anything on purpose or accidentally that was of liberal views. They nailed her because of things she said that were not political.
What they did to her was what they did to Dan Qual ever the word potato.
Glen made statements that were downright leftist leaning. Big Huge Difference.
If they wrote that he is stupid on foreign affairs because he said he could see Russia from Alaska, that would be different.
So please do not take my statement and twist it like that.
FreeRepublic has become diluted in recent years.
We used to be a much more active bunch, but now its mostly armchair. The really hot freepers have moved on.
Glenn Beck, while amusing (I watch him each day at 3:00pm here in UT) is everything I’ve figured him to be:
GB is a guy that we’ve seen so many times before. Like Morton Downey Jr.
I don’t want him to run for office. I don’t want anyone to nominate him for office.
While he is entertaining, he is not a serious human being. And it’s possible that he is so intellectually “light” that he might be downright dangerous.
And for those of you who are unsure, I suggest you compare Mark Levin, someone who completed law school by age 22 and worked in the Reagan administration to Beck...who....didn’t do a damn thing for conservatives.
"Conservatives" bashing a successful person for doing and promoting the very things that made him successful.
Et tu brute?
Pamela Geller is an amazing conservative. Awesome, in fact.
OK, I agree on that. But he also began stating things that made conservatives like me cringe. I personally heard him say things that made me scratch my head.
Either way, you get my drift about shootings stars that come and go.
Considering how many here cannot see through such an impostor, it may soon be time. (entropy?)
Beck didn’t make those statements. I didn’t realize that you believed the article. I thought you were saying that he should have known they would lie about what he said. But don’t twist my words, either. I never said anything bad about Palin. I was being sarcastic.
A river in Africa?
i am going to wait and see and make my own judgment i guess. i have problems with Farah and am not inclined to take his word for anything. i am having a tough time catching Beck this week because my kids have basketball and hockey games most every day this week in the afternoon. if i knew how to run the dang dvr i’d dvr it, maybe i will see if i can figure that out.
Dump on Beck and call him names -- "intelligent."
Worship Al Gore and James Hansen --- "intelligent."
If I ever aspire to that type of intelligence, I'll be sure and read USA Today religiously.
Yep, we used to applaud and want to emulate successes.
Now we subject them to ridicule and accuse them of ulterior motives.
Glenn has a unique style, I would assume he's probably the same in person, he is who he is on TV.
If people don't like it they don't have to watch but there is no reason to come on this forum with terms like "useful idiot" "divide and conquer" etc.
Makes me question the motives of the poster. Why would anyone show up on a thread that they had no interest in or about someone they don't like, there has to be a motive.
I'll take your word for it, I just never heard of her until today. I'll look forward to hearing more from her in the future.
But the point still remains that I was fully aware of everything that was in the link you provided without ever reading anything by her.
With the Internet, everything spreads so fast and there is obviously no shortage of sources.
For every story that comes about there are a million Bloggers to cover it.
Oh Really? He's either way too dumb for you, or way too smart.
Anyone who is aware of how Beck exposes the crap out of the revolutionary communist left every single day, either doesn't know beans about the subject, is on the left themselves, or is simply too stupid to have a conversation with, at least not an intelligent one.
I did not say I believed it, I said the difference between the interview of Palin and the interview of Beck were completely different.
Until I investigate more and personally hear him deny it, I am on the side leaning that he did say what the interviewer wrote.
But I do know he attacks Republicans way too much.
I posted this article because I wanted to get to the truth. I have always been of the mindset that if I need to know something, and want the truth I come here.
Those of us at FreRepublic are the most informed individuals on the internet. So I like to ask the most informed people on the internet. My fellow Freepers.
Then I will contemplate, and meditate, and pray for wisdom from God. Eventually God will open up my mind and i will see the truth. It works every time it’s tried.
All that being said, Glen Beck is not my cup of tea, so I do look at things he says and does with a jaundiced eye.
And you just, my friend, made my point.
It will be nearly impossible to find a blogger who attributes a breaking story to GB. That’s because he takes the work of other people.
Pamela Geller is a respected blogger. She’s been around a long time, producing many books and in multiple languages, making GB look like an amateur. P. Geller gets interviews with international figures.
I don’t mind GB. I know that he eventually is going to come off the rails. I don’t mind that either.
I just hope he does’t take serious conservatives on the trip.
WTH is happening to these people? Yet another case of cranial squishiness. C’mon Glenn — who paid you?
I'm 68, retired military (O-6) with 32 years sea duty and have done things of which you could only daydream about.
You're the one accepting hear-say as fact without verifying...let's see how that system works out for you.
No, I didn't make your point.
You inferred the GB stole his story line from Geller, that was a false accusation.
Does Pamela Geller cite every source she obtained those video's from, no she did not.
Your Pamela is guilty of the same things you accuse Glenn of.
I also gather you didn't accept my point of eating our own in front of noobs who might be here looking for some guidance only to be turned off by our petty criticisms of any given spokesman for our side.
Hell, we're not even debating the the merits of an issue but in stead we're focused on the messenger.
So be it, I think it's a big mistake and it does nothing to further the Conservative cause.
Media Matters as a source without a barf alert? I smell ozone.
That's your opinion, and you know what they say about opinions.
Bravo Zulu, Skipper.
He did deny it on his show yesterday. I don’t listen often but was in the car and tuned him in.
I look at the interviews as being the same. Both were used by the MSM to distort the truth.
He does attack Republicans too much and doesn’t give conservative Republicans any slack. I’m not that crazy about Beck but he is very good bringing information out that the MSM won’t cover. I just get a little frustrated with his delivery. It is a little over the top for me. I usually watch snippets that people put up on the web.
People are entitled to their opinions about Beck, I simply get frustrated with attacking someone for things they didn’t say. (generalized statement not directed at you)
Your post is unclear. - You quote my post, then respond to some unrelated and disorganized propositions from out of a vacuum.
I repeat, to an intelligent, and observing person, the article was in no way “debunked.” When a person makes a plain statement, regardless of whether he may have made conflicting statements at other times, he must offer substantial explanation. He has not.
If you go back to her website, she not only shows her original source, you’ll find that the source responds in the Comments section to people questioning him.
She named the exact school where the documents came from. GB didn’t. GB just presented the documents in a generic way.
The parent of the involved student has his real name on the website. GB never mentioned him or the kid, for that matter.
P. Geller cited the names, and produced the documents they sent her; and then they consented to respond on her site. GB did none of these; he simply grabbed P. Geller’s documents off her site and presented the information as his own.
The reason we focus on the messenger, is that if the messenger is a fraud....perhaps so is the message.
And I think we concervatives should be concerned about tying ourselves to a fraud. Because he’ll take us down, too. He’s got NOTHING to lose.
You guys on the Midway did the first and last air-to-air kills in ‘Nam...who could forget.
Unwarranted conjunction. IMO, Beck is not attempting to 'further' the conservative cause; he is attempting to ride it like a wave, while winking to his other constituency.
Will we see more boiled frogs on his show?
Sideshow Glenn ...he would have made a fortune on the carnival circuit 50 years ago.
Like the characters played by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in “Road to Mandalay”.
Sounds like the rose colored glasses are falling off Rinos who don’t want to see their time is up. And from Birthers whoa re into Theories.
Beck has done great work against Global Warming. It is sad the infighting, but it is happening.
And yet they called CV59 the “First In Defence.” Gotta run Captain. Don’t let the Prima Donna, “thank you for you service” crowd get on your nerves
The debunking touted here reminds me much more of the little song sung by the sheriff in "Best Little Whore House in Texas."
So, you really really like Glenn Beck.
He's serving another constituency by exposing them?
Oh yeah, you're relly on to something there.
Yes—that’s it. Bob and Bing were carnival guys who tried every trick in the book at the carnival in Brooklyn (Coney Island) until they ended up burning down the place and going on the lam on a steamer.
I saw it recently on TCM. Amazing how they could be so funny with never a bad word or a vulgar reference!