Skip to comments.Exposure by Free Republic Forces Huffington Post to Pull Article Threatening Glenn Beck
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
That pukeage posted by Beau Friedlander was so gross and indecent that even the Huff Po was offended.
Makes you think that maybe Huffington has some standards of decency.
Or maybe not.
You can still view the comments to the article. The author makes several stupid remarks. There are only about 35, so you can read them quickly.
The other side does not control information flow any more...
But we’re far from winning the war. That was only one battle, Glenn is just the tip of the iceberg. They will go after other figures in the tea party movement. Let’s keep an eye on whomever else, political or spiritual is important, not to mention boot out truly inept Tea Partiers and infiltrators as well. They specifically attempted Beck, because they felt that his religion would be a divisive issue to us. Plenty of us were smart enough to know otherwise and know that HuffPo and Co. don’t care about the standards they assign to us, and are willing to address their terms fair and square.
Take NO Prisoners!
I sent an email to them telling them how despicable they were.
“Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?”
Al would have sold him the tapes himself. Yuck.
d@mn, I wish they had left it up for at least 24 hours for all to see... just as well... I’m sure the whole thing has been recorded and those paying attention know what’s up.
I can’t say more, as I might get banned.
I agree, they want him dead..
Liberal are way beyond...STUPID...
Pages scrubbed and ping functions blocked already. You are keyboard warrior #1!
He compared it to when Keith Oberman had to retract his article about getting Beck.
I am guessing HP is in for it this afternoon.