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.
I see that as a contract for murder. Beck should call the FBI, pronto!
Great job kristinn.
Excellent! Congratulations! Job well done!
Good job kristinn!
Showing once again the value of information distribution and control. The other side does not control information flow any more.
"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."
may be construed as a solicitation to assassination...
Poppycock! It was right up their alley.
His task wopuld be easier if he targeted Al Franken, IMO.
Is this kind of solicitation even legal?
Looks like an invitation to manufacture “evidence”.
Puffpost has lost its marbles.
hope Beck saved this and shows it tonight.
They the far left really are disgusting with their hate and lack of free speech, intolerance etc.
To them hatred and intolerance comes so easy but the way they cover it up is be calling others names what they are and then go on places like huff post and tell each other how they are so great and so right
I love how the writer makes it explicit to mention that he’s not putting up the money himself but he’ll facilitate getting the money collected. Typical leftist, he can’t even put out a bounty on someone’s head with his own money. He has to get someone else’s money to do it...
WOOT!! Stick it to the little fascist bastards!
Am I so out of the loop that it’s generally understood in certain circles that a person has a “sex tape” like he has a driver’s license? Is this a liberal thing, i.e. you have no street cred unless you have a “sex tape”...?
I hope he shows it too.
” I hereby offer to negotiate a $100,000 payday to the person “
So, he was offering someone else’s money? Who?
Or does the liberal think money just magically appears?
Either is equally likely.
Conservatives don’t need Beck or anyone else to hold our same values.
Do what you will commies!
I will gladly contribute to a fund with a goal of $1M to the first person who produces a REAL birth certificate for the Dung Beetle in Chief.