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Howard Kurtz Smacks Down Bill Press for Comparing Glenn Beck to Al Qaeda
NewsBusters ^ | 8/29/10 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/29/2010 3:27:25 PM PDT by Nachum

Howard Kurtz on Sunday smacked down liberal talk radio host Bill Press for saying the Park Service allowing Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" event at the Lincoln Memorial was like "granting al Qaeda permission to hold a rally on September 11th at Ground Zero."

Towards the end of the opening segment of CNN's "Reliable Sources," Kurtz surprisingly brought up last Friday's disgraceful editing job by ABC's "Good Morning America" that Beck himself said was like something Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels would have done.

When finished with this admonishment, Kurtz went right after Press who was seated directly in front of him (transcript follows with commentary, video pending):

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bill; howard; kurtz; press

1 posted on 08/29/2010 3:27:27 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I don’t know if he intended it, but Beck laid one heck of a trap and will be picking pieces of liberals out of his teeth for weeks to come.


2 posted on 08/29/2010 3:31:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum
Any truth to the rumor that Beck is a Mormon? Just curious...
3 posted on 08/29/2010 3:32:18 PM PDT by celmak
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To: Nachum

I saw that piece this morning. Press was completely unhinged.


4 posted on 08/29/2010 3:33:45 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Nachum

The left has always used outrageous language and then pointed at the right and blamed them.

Bill Press was only following the playbook ..

It is about time the right started to point out the hypocrisy ...in this case Press’s Toxic book... LOL


5 posted on 08/29/2010 3:34:09 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: celmak
Beck is a Mormon...
6 posted on 08/29/2010 3:36:38 PM PDT by nj patriot (Gore is beyond help.... Snakes in the head.)
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To: celmak
Any truth to the rumor that Beck is a Mormon?

It's not a rumor. Beck is a Mormon convert from Catholicism

He embraces the faith and gives his testimony frequently.

Why? Does it bother you? I am not a Mormon, and his faith
doesn't bother me.
7 posted on 08/29/2010 3:39:46 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Nachum

Somebody should tell Press that once the Ground Zero mosque he’s so in favor of gets built, the real al Qaeda will be holding rallies there every day of the week.


8 posted on 08/29/2010 3:40:32 PM PDT by Argus
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To: cripplecreek

Very well stated, and you’re right. This was a stroke of brilliance on Beck’s part, and Palin’s as well, and both intended it.

Its the opening salvo of what will become a watershed political season, and one that history will record as having saved this country.


9 posted on 08/29/2010 3:43:18 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: righttackle44

Better than A westboro Baptist Church member any day of the week.


10 posted on 08/29/2010 3:43:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum

Does Bill Press support the Mosque at Ground Zero?
I bet he does.


11 posted on 08/29/2010 3:45:18 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Senator Goldwater

The media and liberals went rabid without ever taking a look at the rally to find out what it was about. Now they just like like meanspirited bullies.

Restoring Honor and caring for wounded warriors are hardly controversial issues.


12 posted on 08/29/2010 3:47:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kalee
He does, indeed. He'd grab a hammer and help build it if he could.
13 posted on 08/29/2010 3:50:24 PM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: JPG

There is a word for him, starts with an H.
Hypocrite comes to mind, but so does hemorrhoid.


14 posted on 08/29/2010 3:54:21 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Nachum

post the video when you can find it. please...


15 posted on 08/29/2010 3:56:02 PM PDT by devane617 (November!)
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To: cripplecreek

He certainly did! Did you see Rev Sharptoon on Geraldo last night. I was laughing outloud at the REV trying to get out of last week statements....

(Thing that really made me angry on the program is they had invited Dr King on and the lefties didn’t let her speak.)


16 posted on 08/29/2010 3:56:28 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: abb

>>Press was completely unhinged.<<

How could you tell? Was he more despicably devious in his denunciations? Was he more of a Liberal lying lustily?

His normal state, to me, is somewhere between snarling snake and apoplectic alligator.


17 posted on 08/29/2010 3:58:24 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: cripplecreek

The media and liberals went rabid without ever taking a look at the rally to find out what it was about. Now they just like like meanspirited bullies.

I could care less about Mormon. Restoring Honor was friggen great. There is nothing that could be bashed. The libs want to try, but they come off like nuts.


18 posted on 08/29/2010 3:58:39 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad,)
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To: celmak

Beck could be a secret Muslim for all we know.


19 posted on 08/29/2010 4:02:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: celmak

He will come right out and say it.


20 posted on 08/29/2010 4:06:45 PM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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To: Nachum

btt


21 posted on 08/29/2010 4:12:20 PM PDT by marvlus
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To: celmak

Shouldn’t you be more concerned with the rumour Obama is a Muslim?


22 posted on 08/29/2010 4:43:59 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: righttackle44
Why? Does it bother you? I am not a Mormon, and his faith doesn't bother me.

Doesn't bother me either. If he professes that Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior that is good enough for me. And remember that we are facing a President whose "faith" is somewhere between Liberation Theology and Islam. So we can't afford the luxury of sectarian infighting.

23 posted on 08/29/2010 4:49:53 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Nachum
PRESS: I think it is just as outrageous to have the people who offended -- I mean, who carried those attacks out at Ground Zero on 9/11, to give them that sacred site, to give a political huckster the Lincoln Memorial, yes.

It almost sounds like he is opposed to the Ground Zero mosque.

I know that is not what he means, but you could almost infer it from what he says.

I guess he was a little agitated when he said it.

24 posted on 08/29/2010 5:03:52 PM PDT by Pontiac
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