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Exposure by Free Republic Forces Huffington Post to Pull Article Threatening Glenn Beck
Monday, August 30, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 08/30/2010 9:12:45 AM PDT by kristinn

The Huffington Post has pulled an article published this morning targeting Glenn Beck with a $100,000 bounty after news of the threat was broken on Free Republic.

The article, titled $100,000 For Glenn Beck's Sex Tapes has been replaced with the following message:

Editor's Note: This piece was published directly to the Huffington Post by its author. It didn't meet our editorial standards and has been removed from the site.

The URL for the pulled article reflects the title: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beau-friedlander/100000-for-glenn-becks-se_b_698724.html

The author of the threat, Beau Friedlander, is the former editor-in-chief of Air America.

Here is the text of Friedlander's call for information to destroy Beck:

It is time to pop the tea baggers' favorite balloon (so what if it will be replaced by another?), and with that in mind I hereby offer to negotiate a $100,000 payday to the person who will come forward with a sex tape or phone records or anything else that succeeds in removing Glenn Beck from the public eye forever. I am not offering the cash myself, but I will broker the deal and/or raise the money for what you bring to the table. (And it better be good.)

If you have the goods, or if you want to contribute to a slush fund to buy more takedowns (probably not tax deductible), please contact me at: glennbecksextape@gmail.com.

The Free Republic article was posted at 9:19 a.m. EDT, and was immediately picked up by several Tweeters and bloggers who used the Free Republic headline without attribution or just plain stole the article from FR.

The news about the Huffington Post threat reached critical mass when it was reported by Newsbusters.

Free Republic has proven yet again that its value in the conservative blogosphere even as FR enters its 14th year online next month.


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To: an amused spectator
may be construed as a solicitation to assassination...

Not that that would bother Arianna.

251 posted on 08/30/2010 3:48:29 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: maggief

Catching up....
I think he is Edward B. Friedlander.


252 posted on 08/30/2010 3:50:26 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (.)
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To: kristinn

FReepers RULE!


253 posted on 08/30/2010 3:54:48 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: maggief

http://www.observer.com/node/41108

Who counts among his clients, the Unibomber.


254 posted on 08/30/2010 3:55:24 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (.)
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To: kristinn
Howie Carr, radio host on WRKO Boston, mentioned this and then said “Free Republic, a conservative news site on the internet which I read all the time...I love that site...” Nice!
255 posted on 08/30/2010 3:56:04 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: LomanBill

Thanks for the photos, they need to be posted often.


256 posted on 08/30/2010 4:01:55 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles
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To: an amused spectator
"forward with a sex tape or phone records or anything else that succeeds in removing Glenn Beck from the public eye forever."

may be construed as a solicitation to assassination...

I'm not seeing thatand I dont think glenn becks security people or the FBI would see it either.

However there may be some sort of RICO statute or other legislation prohibiting this type of ganster activity

.....and I'm not just saying that to defend my own keyboard hooliganism. I myself am guilty of pushing the enuendo and metaphor to the redline into borderline DHS alert territory..........But then again, that was what the founding fathers were all about too

257 posted on 08/30/2010 4:06:53 PM PDT by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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To: kristinn

Thank You Kristinn...Job well done!!


258 posted on 08/30/2010 4:10:35 PM PDT by justkillingtime
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Have you found one of the two obit?


259 posted on 08/30/2010 4:13:45 PM PDT by maggief
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To: kristinn

Great work, Kristinn.


260 posted on 08/30/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT by 50mm (A ghlacadh do shilelagh agus cead bliain suas do nostril chle)
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To: MozarkDawg

Glenn Beck may well be forced to run for office—only in the fact he could lead reforms that would drain the swamp for real. He could —in a position of power—end the libral/ progressive power trip of the left. I know its a thing he would hate! But is that a bad thing? Why not a president who doesn’t want the job!


261 posted on 08/30/2010 4:27:19 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: kristinn

Why doesn’t he just repudiate the things that Beck says?


262 posted on 08/30/2010 4:38:42 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: abb
The other side does not control information flow any more.

..and now they finally know it.

263 posted on 08/30/2010 4:42:53 PM PDT by CommieCutter (A Centrist Democrat is now defined as: between Socialism and Communism.)
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To: 50mm; Darksheare; darkwing104

193 & 194 are n00bies as of today as well.


264 posted on 08/30/2010 4:44:09 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: kristinn; LucyT; ExTexasRedhead; null and void
The liberal fascists are on the prowl. We need to put the fear of the almighty on them!

Watch them get violent while hopping up and down charging that violence comes from the right.

It takes a whole lot more to get the right violent. And they do not want to see that, guaranteed, and have no way of making that happen either ,unless they act to take away our liberty. And both Congress and Obama know where that line is. That is why they have to lie, obfuscate, and work in the dark behind closed doors.We have drawn the line of freedom in concrete, not sand. They now dare not cross it
in the light, and seek to undermine it in the dark.

Its amazing the amount of violent allusions the left keeps putting out, and this is one of many.

These are NOT democrats. Democrats would not threaten people or pretend to. The Liberal fascists can't stand effective opposition, they go nuts like this Huffington author did.Thats why fascism is a disease, a sociopathic disease, and we mean to inoculate it with the vaccine of freedom!

Here it COMES fascists. BEND OVAH! Get better quick or enter the halls of historic infamy, denigrated and ignored in our nation's history, like the genuine socipaths you have become!( And they call the right whackos? Oh puleeease!)

I hope more and more of them post this sociopathic tripe.It shows the entire nation that fascism in America is a real threat coming from the left.What Glen Beck did therefore needs to be repeated all across America,let that light of liberty shine, so more of these leftist fascists will go into paroxysms of sociopathy, thereby revealing themselves to all in the broad light of day.

See:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html

265 posted on 08/30/2010 4:51:06 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Don’t know how I missed those. They look legit, though.

There was a link to this thread posted on Drudge. Some signed on after reading about us there.


266 posted on 08/30/2010 4:51:26 PM PDT by 50mm (A ghlacadh do shilelagh agus cead bliain suas do nostril chle)
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To: kristinn

Nice going!


267 posted on 08/30/2010 4:59:20 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michelle Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: kristinn

Outstanding work, folks. Simply outstanding.

Makes one proud to be a member here.

note to JimRob: remind folks of this when it comes time for the next Freepathon fund drive.


268 posted on 08/30/2010 5:04:11 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: kristinn
Glenn DID mention obliquely the Huffington filth in his appearance on O'Reilly tonight. Unfortunately, it came out so fleetingly and almost unintelligible it was probably lost on most listeners.

I hope O'R brings it up again, more clearly and hard-hitting this time.

Leni

269 posted on 08/30/2010 5:26:20 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
Glenn...in his appearance on O'Reilly tonight.

Speaking of which, did BOR concede, keep his end of the bargain, and give his 8:00 time slot to Beck.

270 posted on 08/30/2010 5:32:10 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Deo volente; TigersEye; kristinn
HUFFPOST BLOGGER Beau Friedlander 2 hours ago (9:59 AM) 207 Fans Follow

I am offering to broker the deal. There are several ways to raise the funds ranging from an individual paying the whole thing (probably rather easy to arrange), a news agency buying it, or micro-funding through progressive blogs like Daily Kos, FireDogLake, Crooks and Liars. I am merely a catalyst here. (Make a disingenuous comment, get a concrete answer--so unlike the right wingers, eh?)

What an appropriate name.>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I had a few drinks at a staff picnic today, and so I said the idjit's name quickly and you know, it came out well:

Faux Breidlander!

He leaves no bone unturned in fast forwarding the liberal fascist agenda.Oh yeah. They are running out of time!

CONGRATULATIONS KRISTINN! A well earned notch on the grip of your ZOT .45!

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271 posted on 08/30/2010 5:36:04 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: maggief

Nada. He seems to be another mystery man. Still looking.


272 posted on 08/30/2010 5:43:28 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (.)
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To: Candor7
The author of the threat, Beau Friedlander, is the former editor-in-chief of Air America.

A Journolister?

273 posted on 08/30/2010 6:11:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: kristinn

Oh, wow kristinn.......you are AWESOME!


274 posted on 08/30/2010 6:29:23 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: TigersEye

Maybe a journolister! But he has egg on his face today!


275 posted on 08/30/2010 6:34:06 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Ancient Drive

“dang... that sounds like a hit contract to me... It is time to pop the tea baggers’ favorite balloon”

The left really, really doesn’t want to get into a “cap” popping contest.


276 posted on 08/30/2010 7:22:41 PM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: KTM rider

“It is time to pop the tea baggers’ favorite balloon”

That CAN be taken numerous ways.


277 posted on 08/30/2010 7:26:10 PM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: a fool in paradise

bump


278 posted on 08/30/2010 7:58:37 PM PDT by GOPJ (TIME Magazine - - a conserve-a-phobe publication.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thanks kristinn.


279 posted on 08/30/2010 8:16:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: kristinn
"I hereby offer to negotiate a $100,000 payday to the person who will come forward with a sex tape or phone records or anything else that succeeds in removing Glenn Beck from the public eye forever."

I'll make a counteroffer of $100,000 to anyone who can provide a shred of evidence that any writer at the Huffington Post has a sense of morality exceeding that of the average sewer rat. Heck, might as well make it a million dollars, given that high bar the money's perfectly safe.

280 posted on 08/30/2010 8:47:28 PM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: GunsAndBibles

You’re welcome.

>>they need to be posted often.

And thanks.


281 posted on 08/30/2010 9:10:50 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: kristinn
EXCELLENT WORK! :)

FYI: It's still up on his Twitter page:


282 posted on 08/30/2010 9:15:20 PM PDT by StarCMC (Sometimes you need a Jimmy Carter to get a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: kristinn

Way to go Freepers. Thank you! You look out for “the folks” better than Ted Baxtor’s alter ego at Fox News!


283 posted on 08/30/2010 9:19:54 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: kristinn

What a new low they reach. I remember Glenn Beck talking about drinking problems before he sobered up. At least he admitted to his problems and is now sober.


284 posted on 08/30/2010 9:43:10 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Bunnies Are Worthy Of Death!)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL and you do it so well.


285 posted on 08/30/2010 9:44:27 PM PDT by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: avacado
I see that as a contract for murder.

Which would not bother Mizzz Huffinpuff or any of her lefty friends one bit.

286 posted on 08/30/2010 10:18:50 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: avacado
I see that as a contract for murder.

Which would not bother Mizzz Huffinpuff or any of her lefty friends one bit.

287 posted on 08/30/2010 10:18:54 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: verga

Ten years at hard labor if I was the judge.


288 posted on 08/30/2010 10:29:31 PM PDT by upsdriver (ret.)
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To: kristinn
As quoted in this NY Observer article, Friedlander sent a copy of it to the New York Observer: http://www.observer.com/2010/100000-glenn-becks-sex-tape.
289 posted on 08/30/2010 11:35:42 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: kristinn

You so totally rock, kristinn! Thank you!

EAGLES UP !!!


290 posted on 08/31/2010 12:38:05 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: kristinn

Definitely ROCKING there, friend!


291 posted on 08/31/2010 2:50:03 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The period from Election Day 2010--to the new Congress sworn in--will be one of extreme tyranny)
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To: manc

Glenn Beck:

First they ignore you.

Then they try to destroy you.

Then you win!


292 posted on 08/31/2010 5:18:12 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
The thing is, he's not the only one saying them or that can say them -- the fact of the matter is at the moment he has a public forum and is providing a useful service. This does not mean he is the only one in the whole of America who has the talent, ability and means to do so; people are getting too caught up in populism, it happens all the time. It's how dingy celebrities achieve serious office and then make a mockery of it, ie. Franken, to name but one.

John the Baptist was not the one to bring the people to God ... he was the voice in the wilderness announcing the coming of The One who would.

293 posted on 08/31/2010 5:55:17 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: kristinn
Way to go! Keep the unAmerican scumbags at bay.

I'm not surprised, and yet I am... This "freedom of speech is only for Liberals" crap infuriates me.

294 posted on 08/31/2010 7:44:28 AM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (I love the Bill of Rights. Is that extremist?)
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To: kristinn

Glen Beck has highlighted this article on his new website.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/huffpo-pulls-glenn-beck-sex-tape-article/


295 posted on 08/31/2010 8:04:10 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Jewbacca
"So, he was offering someone else’s money? Who?"

Soros' money, I'm sure.

296 posted on 08/31/2010 8:52:09 AM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

10 hours later since you posted that link, and that article is STILL linked there at the NY Observer!


297 posted on 08/31/2010 9:16:02 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: BigSkyFreeper

That’s the lil’ problem Friedlander et al have. Articles like this tend to live on forever on the internet. It should come back to really bite them HARD in a court of law!


298 posted on 08/31/2010 9:19:45 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: randog
Is this a liberal thing, i.e. you have no street cred unless you have a “sex tape”...?

Mega LOLs!!

299 posted on 08/31/2010 10:05:04 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: kristinn

Thanks, Kristinn!

More and more the leftists getting more evil....what a horrid piece to put on the internet.

Those that does that every where, the internet, radio, and, TV Are vulgar group


300 posted on 08/31/2010 2:18:19 PM PDT by joyce11111
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