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Holding Fox News Accountable Stop the Ads Now!
Wade Rathke: Chief Organizer Blog ^ | 20 Oct 2010 | Wade Rathke

Posted on 10/20/2010 7:20:38 PM PDT by combat_boots

New Orleans It’s amazing how we become inured to the ridiculous, even when it is abusive and preposterous. That’s my cut on Glenn Beck and his ranting, especially when he evokes me as anti-christ and revolutionary. Over the last couple of years, whenever I would mention the absurdity of it all, too often it would end up on Beck’s show on another whiteboard of whackiness, so I followed Huey Long’s old dictum that there is no real defense for a public attack and let it all run off of me like water off a duck’s back.

When I flew into San Francisco a couple of months I got there just as a crazy was in the news having been arrested in a fire fight with the cops as he was headed to do damage to the Tides Foundation, ACLU and others. He’s now conceded he was revved up by Beck and the Fox News fanatics. I didn’t enjoy seeing my name in those articles either, but what can you do, move under a rock? Nada, me! Not because I’m such a cowboy anymore (I swear!), but the work has to be done, and it’s the risk we’ve always lived with….

Well, my friend, Drummond Pike, Tides Founder and CEO, has had enough of this shit and though generally much, much more mellow than me, has reared back and lofted spit right in the eye of not Beck, the puppet, but Rupert Murdoch, the grand master of Fox, the Wall Street Journal, and more. Drummond wrote an excellent letter that’s getting good reviews asking Fox to stop the hate speech before someone else is hurt or killed, and going one better and demanding that Fox advertisers back away from this insanity before it’s too late. Working with Media Matters and

(Excerpt) Read more at chieforganizer.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aclu; acorn; beck; drummondpike; fox; glennbeck; hueylong; mediamatters; rupertmurdoch; soros; tidesfoundation; waderathke; wallstreetjournal
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1 posted on 10/20/2010 7:20:41 PM PDT by combat_boots
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To: Jet Jaguar

Rathke/ACORN Ping.


2 posted on 10/20/2010 7:22:19 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: combat_boots

I guess I should know this guy because he writes like he’s the center of the universe, but I never heard of him.


3 posted on 10/20/2010 7:23:04 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (All great civilizations, in their early stages, are based on success in war. -Kenneth Clark)
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To: combat_boots

Blow it out your a$$ Rathke


4 posted on 10/20/2010 7:23:43 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: combat_boots

Nice try at calling Beck “anti-Christ”.

I smell sh**, er liberals, er...Obama.

Eat it, liberals. You’ll get yours in November and if you cheat us out then, the next step is the revolution.

A violent one.


5 posted on 10/20/2010 7:24:09 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Darkwolf377

I think this is that crazy looking dickweed who started ACORN/SEIU.


6 posted on 10/20/2010 7:24:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey kids! Vote for the DemocRATS and get FREE ice cream!!!)
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To: Darkwolf377

Oh, so you don’t watch Glenn Beck...


7 posted on 10/20/2010 7:24:24 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: combat_boots
That’s my cut on Glenn Beck and his ranting, especially when he evokes me as anti-christ and revolutionary.

You're a liar and a moron Rathke. I suspect you're even more of a coward than your boss as well.
8 posted on 10/20/2010 7:24:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Freddd

Or listen to his radio program...


9 posted on 10/20/2010 7:25:02 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Darkwolf377

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade_Rathke


10 posted on 10/20/2010 7:26:45 PM PDT by goodnesswins (f you don't support Obama, and the deconstruction of America: YOU are a RACIST.)
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To: Darkwolf377

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade_Rathke


11 posted on 10/20/2010 7:26:54 PM PDT by goodnesswins (f you don't support Obama, and the deconstruction of America: YOU are a RACIST.)
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To: combat_boots
Drummond wrote an excellent letter that’s getting good reviews

From who? DU?
12 posted on 10/20/2010 7:28:47 PM PDT by AaronInCarolina
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To: combat_boots

I’ve been thinking about this all afternoon and I can’t decide if Glenn has done something that has stirred them up or he is going to do something that has them riled.


13 posted on 10/20/2010 7:29:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: goodnesswins

FUWR!


14 posted on 10/20/2010 7:29:28 PM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: combat_boots

Media Matters+Ratke+Soros.

Yeah that works.


15 posted on 10/20/2010 7:30:32 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: combat_boots

The 1960’s radicals had the chance they were waiting all these years for. They spent all that time culminating in an EPIC FAIL.

No one liked them then and nobody likes them now.

Wade, you are put out to pasture. You are no longer wanted or needed. Just get lost.


16 posted on 10/20/2010 7:30:45 PM PDT by dforest
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To: goodnesswins

That’s what I get for being lazily coked out on cold medicine. Thank you.

What a weak joke with his “stop the hate speech” crap. Doesn’t he have prostitutes to advise or something more important to do than this?


17 posted on 10/20/2010 7:31:34 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (All great civilizations, in their early stages, are based on success in war. -Kenneth Clark)
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To: combat_boots; All

AND....Rathke PROBABLY stands to gain immensely with the unionization of all those government health care workers....


18 posted on 10/20/2010 7:31:54 PM PDT by goodnesswins (f you don't support Obama, and the deconstruction of America: YOU are a RACIST.)
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To: combat_boots; All

AND....Rathke PROBABLY stands to gain immensely with the unionization of all those government health care workers....


19 posted on 10/20/2010 7:32:02 PM PDT by goodnesswins (f you don't support Obama, and the deconstruction of America: YOU are a RACIST.)
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To: Freddd
Oh, so you don’t watch Glenn Beck...

No. I like some of his positions but find him annoying.

20 posted on 10/20/2010 7:32:46 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (All great civilizations, in their early stages, are based on success in war. -Kenneth Clark)
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To: goodnesswins

okay....I do NOT know why my posts are double....we’ll see if this one is...


21 posted on 10/20/2010 7:33:17 PM PDT by goodnesswins (f you don't support Obama, and the deconstruction of America: YOU are a RACIST.)
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To: combat_boots

Tactics of totalitarians.

Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.

FUWR


22 posted on 10/20/2010 7:34:02 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Marty62

Some 50,000 references to Glenn beck at media matters over the past year.


23 posted on 10/20/2010 7:35:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: combat_boots

And we all know what happened to Huey Long, AKA the human sieve.


24 posted on 10/20/2010 7:36:30 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: combat_boots

If he thinks Glenn promotes “hate speech”, he’s more of an ass than I thought.

From little ACORNS, grow mighty Marxists.


25 posted on 10/20/2010 7:39:49 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: combat_boots

I'm sure Fox is shaking in it's boots. They aren't intimidated by people like you like the alphabet channels!

26 posted on 10/20/2010 7:41:01 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: combat_boots

Wade Rathke, founder and Chief Organizer of Community Organizations International / ACORN International and Local 100 United Labor Unions (formerly SEIU Local 100).


27 posted on 10/20/2010 7:42:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: cripplecreek

Oh, yea.....and Glenn said that soros is after him, now.

When’s that piece of human offal ( soros) gonna kick the bucket?


28 posted on 10/20/2010 7:42:46 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: cripplecreek

Didn’t he just have to resign as the head of SEIU.

Maybe the FBI needs to do an old fashion “mob” investigation of this union.


29 posted on 10/20/2010 7:42:51 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Darkwolf377

He annoys Rathke, Soros and Obama too!


30 posted on 10/20/2010 7:43:14 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Mortrey
When’s that piece of human offal ( soros) gonna kick the bucket?

I keep saying that about Fidel Castro.
31 posted on 10/20/2010 7:44:30 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: combat_boots

Drummond Pike - Tides Foundation

32 posted on 10/20/2010 7:45:48 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: cripplecreek

Well, it seems quite ironic that this Vitamin D deficient little “we will use the power of persuasion...and if that doesn’t work we’ll use the persuasion of power” scum, is crying.
Yet Beck is the one that has to have security and wear a flak jacket in public. HUMMMMMM.


33 posted on 10/20/2010 7:46:56 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: combat_boots

Pike studied Political Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and became involved in the anti-war movement of the late 1960s

Founder and President of the Tides Foundation
Director of Environmental Working Group
Views the United States as a racist nation
Opposes the Iraq War
Calls for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center


34 posted on 10/20/2010 7:48:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: combat_boots

Pike founded the website Egrants.org (now Groundspring.org) to facilitate online charitable contributions to leftwing causes. He also created the Tsunami fund, an anti-capitalist, anti-gun ownership lobbying group. Both organizations have strong ties to the Tides Foundation.

Pike endorsed a May 1, 2003 document titled “10 Reasons Environmentalists Oppose an Attack on Iraq,” which was published by Environmentalists Against War. Other signers of the document included the Earth Island Institute, Friends of the Earth – US, Global Exchange, the Rainforest Action Network, the Ruckus Society, and Working Assets.

Viewing the United States as a nation infested with “structural racism” that limits opportunities for nonwhites, Pike favors a highly progressive tax structure (i.e., one that taxes the rich at much higher rates than the poor) as a necessary means of redistributing wealth. Pike also supports socialized medicine.


35 posted on 10/20/2010 7:54:59 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: combat_boots

Ummm, what happened to the barf alert?

The guy needs a grammar coach.


36 posted on 10/20/2010 7:59:31 PM PDT by tiki
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To: combat_boots

Just so happens that I have Fox News on right now. And I will continue watching it for another 10 minutes (11 PM EDT) at which time I will turn off the TV and head for bed.

I won’t be boycotting Fox. Granted, I turn off Shwepp, and don’t watch O’Reilly, but we all have our standards.


37 posted on 10/20/2010 8:02:34 PM PDT by meyer (Tax the productive to carry the freeloaders - What is it with democrats and slavery?)
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To: combat_boots

Gotta be a Soros puppet.


38 posted on 10/20/2010 8:03:23 PM PDT by Marathoner (The only reaching across the aisle I want to see is to smack the bejeebers out of someone.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’ve been thinking about this all afternoon and I can’t decide if Glenn has done something that has stirred them up or he is going to do something that has them riled.

Oh, I think he's fixing to do something that might tick them off just a little. Although, he's really pulled the shroud off of their antics for the last year or two anyway. But I think he has something up his sleeve that they will NOT like. Probably already recorded 'just in case'.

39 posted on 10/20/2010 8:05:31 PM PDT by meyer (Tax the productive to carry the freeloaders - What is it with democrats and slavery?)
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To: Mortrey
When’s that piece of human offal ( soros) gonna kick the bucket?

Frankly, I'm surprised that nobody has accelerated the process already.

40 posted on 10/20/2010 8:07:35 PM PDT by meyer (Tax the productive to carry the freeloaders - What is it with democrats and slavery?)
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To: combat_boots
Well, he's wandered outside of the beltway - no slobbering media, no "acting" president...

I love how these great pretender liberals think the world stops and starts at the snap of their fingers...maybe they learned it from catering parents, who knows.

FOX doesn't have to stop any ads. They derive their income from ads.

And shouldn't one be in a position of authority to hold anyone - or anything - "accountable"?

Why isn't this person demanding that michelle obama be "accountable" for her Spain gravy train? Why doesn't he insist the kenyan be "accountable" for the deficit? Maybe a work asking for "accounability" for the housing debacle from Barney Frank?

But Wade Rathke demanding accountability from anyone is a stretch in itself. Was he accountable for orgaizing "draft dodgers"? How about some accounability for the $350K his brother embezzeled?

Maybe he's accountable for his group advising people on how to start brothels with underage, illegal alien girls?

Accountability is not a trademark of the left...and certainly not from Wade Rathke.
41 posted on 10/20/2010 8:11:15 PM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: combat_boots

So Rathke, do you like Gladiator movies?

Have you ever been to a Turkish bathhouse?

Do you sleep under your bed at night?


42 posted on 10/20/2010 8:27:17 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: combat_boots

Watch the Media Matters video/audio of the supposed “brainwashed would-be assassin” and it sure seems like a fraud to me. Loaded with weapons and ammo, with a detailed plan to murder the heads of the Tides Foundation and the S.F. ACLU, yet he drives like an idiot on the highway, practically hitting people until he is leading cops on a chase? Gets into a “gun battle” with cops yet survives? when interviewed by cops, and without a lawyer present, spouts more details about what Glenn Beck has said in the past year than I even know (and I DVR it every day)? And how did Media Matters get the police tapes anyway? SUSPICIOUS!


43 posted on 10/20/2010 8:30:27 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Army Air Corps

Is this the Rathke that embezzled a million$ or two (taxpayer money) from ACORN? or the brother who bailed him out and made the problem go away?


44 posted on 10/20/2010 8:33:43 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: Publius6961

I believe this is the douchebag who founded ACORN.


45 posted on 10/20/2010 8:41:24 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: combat_boots
Drummond wrote an excellent letter that’s getting good reviews asking Fox to stop the hate speech before someone else is hurt or killed...

This guy lost me here. The only mention is the assertion that hate speech occured. I must confess I have not watched every Beck TV episode, so I may have missed it.

Any progressive troll reading this have a clue what Rathke is talking about?

46 posted on 10/20/2010 8:43:10 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: combat_boots
I think Wade should march right over to Beck's studio and have it out with him. Give Beck a good what for. Come on, Wade, man up and prove Beck wrong. Stop using union thugs to do your dirty work.
47 posted on 10/20/2010 8:52:26 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: kcvl

Why the picture of Cindy Sheehan?


48 posted on 10/20/2010 8:54:16 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: combat_boots

FOX has more viewers than the networks and npr combined. Good luck with that dirtbag. It would make terrible business sense to not advertise on FOX.


49 posted on 10/20/2010 8:54:29 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: combat_boots
I was thinking of leaving a comment for wade, but it seems he removes any he does not like. I guess he is as against free speech on his blog as he is on tv and radio.
50 posted on 10/20/2010 9:08:12 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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