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Why Glenn Beck lost it (HERE COMES LUNCH! HURL!)
wapo ^ | Dana Milbank

Posted on 04/30/2011 2:57:20 PM PDT by mainestategop

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When Beck’s show made its debut on Fox News Channel in January 2009, the nation was in the throes of an economic collapse the likes of which had not been seen since the 1930s. Beck’s angry broadcasts about the nation’s imminent doom perfectly rode the wave of fear that had washed across the nation, and the relatively unknown entertainer suddenly had 3 million viewers a night — and tens of thousands answering his call to rally at the Lincoln Memorial.

But as the recession began to ease, Beck’s apocalyptic forecasts and ominous conspiracies became less persuasive, and his audience began to drift away. Beck responded with a doubling-down that ultimately brought about his demise on Fox.

He pushed further into dark conspiracies, urging his viewers to hoard food in their homes and to buy freeze-dried meals for sustenance when civilization breaks down. He spun a conspiracy theory in which the American left was in cahoots with an emerging caliphate in the Middle East. And, most ominously, he began to traffic regularly in anti-Semitic themes.

Uh... Okay can someone tell me when the hell Glenn Beck ever was anti semetic? Being against government killing freedom is now anti semetic?

he had attacked the Jewish billionaire George Soros, a Holocaust survivor, as a “puppet master” and read descriptions of him as an “unscrupulous profiteer” who “sucks the blood from people.” Beck falsely called Soros “a collaborator” with Nazis who “saw people into the gas chambers.”

Yeah what about it?

It is a sign of the nation’s health and resilience that Beck, after 27 months at Fox, is meeting a similar end.

danamilbank@washpost.com

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: beck; conspiracy; defamation; foxnews; georgesoros; glennbeck; liberalbias; milbunk; racebaiting; slander; wapo
This fool calls anyone who opposes socialism a race baiter and anti semite!? What drek! and if George Soros were older back in WW2 He would've helped herd his fellow jews into the ovens.
1 posted on 04/30/2011 2:57:24 PM PDT by mainestategop
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To: mainestategop

He also told his listeners to buy gold, back when it was $670 an ounce. Today, it’s almost $1,600.

Bet she didn’t include THAT mere factoid.


2 posted on 04/30/2011 3:09:10 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Trump is fearless, and if he announces, he's going to fight a fight we've never seen, and will win.)
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To: mainestategop

His show still had better ratings than almost all MSNBC shows put together....nice try


3 posted on 04/30/2011 3:09:45 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: mainestategop

George Soros is an admitted and unrepentant Nazi collaborator.

Milbank lost me after “But as the recession began to ease”.


4 posted on 04/30/2011 3:10:11 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: mainestategop

“But as the recession began to ease, ................
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Me thinks this Milbank creature lives in an alternate universe.
I stopped reading at that point.


5 posted on 04/30/2011 3:13:18 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: mainestategop

I don’t know how to post a pic on FR, but this might help to better understand this freak.

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/tag/dana-milbanks


6 posted on 04/30/2011 3:13:33 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: mainestategop

This is the same Dana Milbank who announced that BO was too smart to be President.


7 posted on 04/30/2011 3:15:08 PM PDT by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: mainestategop

This is the same Dana Milbank who announced that BO was too smart to be President.


8 posted on 04/30/2011 3:15:35 PM PDT by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: mainestategop

soros is a left-wing narcicistic dictator wannabe. I couldn’t care less that he’s Jewish. He’s evil scum.

Just like obama is a left-wing narcicistic dictator wannabe. I couldn’t care less that he’s half-black. He’s evil scum.

Does saying that make me, a staunch Israel supporter who despises racism and racists of all stripes, an anti-semite or a racist? In they eyes of the left, yup. But I also couldn’t care less what they think. I know that I’m not - and neither is Beck - and that’s enough.


9 posted on 04/30/2011 3:17:41 PM PDT by piytar (Talga Vassternich)
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To: NTHockey

>>”Milbank lost me after “But as the recession began to ease”.”<<


LOL! Me too.

The author is a steaming pile of dog $hit, as well as a Communist apologist.


10 posted on 04/30/2011 3:18:18 PM PDT by panaxanax
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To: mainestategop
The article is almost a month old.

Beck hasn't lost his job yet, but Milbank has lost whatever semblence of profesionalism he might have employed at some time with the tea bagging sleaze talk.

No journalist confident that his prose commands respect would lap up that smut in an off balance moment, much less present that primordial goo in the hopes his audience would want to parrot that filth.

11 posted on 04/30/2011 3:25:09 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama.....a perfect example of why you can't trust someone that won't look you in the eye)
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To: mainestategop
Another caustic bid of flipping the truth upside down and crazy.

Glen worked himself overtime for months, what with his public appearances, writing books, doing his shows, and being physically challenged in several ways,

God bless Glen Beck, and may he be healed and continue to prosper. Thank you Glen for your vital informative programs. George Soros is an evil man, in his intentions for America.

12 posted on 04/30/2011 3:28:26 PM PDT by Countyline (God loves you ... He wants you to love Him back; to learn of Him and obey His commands.)
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To: mainestategop
"But as the recession began to ease..."

Yes, with real unemployment in double digits, gas & gold prices rising, home prices and the dollar falling, trillion dollar annual deficits.

Happy days are here again!

13 posted on 04/30/2011 3:29:10 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: panaxanax

Why is Glen Beck being canceled?


14 posted on 04/30/2011 3:33:09 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: panaxanax

Why is Glen Beck being canceled?


15 posted on 04/30/2011 3:33:13 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Gator113

LOL ~ They must be proud of that one!


16 posted on 04/30/2011 3:33:20 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama.....a perfect example of why you can't trust someone that won't look you in the eye)
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To: mainestategop
But as the recession began to ease

Here's the State Run Media''s talking point for 2012.

In an effort to prop up Obama's reelection campaign, the State Run Media will claim that the recession is over and the economy is doing fine.

Never mind the high unemployment numbers, the high inflation rate, the low or even negative GNP numbers. The economy is fine, just fine thanks to The One!

We have always been at war with Oceania. Always have been, always will be.
17 posted on 04/30/2011 3:41:41 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: mainestategop

Last Friday Beck beat everyone including Yawn Hannity and even the big fat BOR.

http://television-ratings.info/televisionratings/2011/04/cable-news-overnight-daily-final-tv-nielsen-ratings-friday-april-22-2011/


18 posted on 04/30/2011 4:02:07 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: mainestategop
Glenn Beck has been right on so the liars attack him. Do not buy their mind washing bs. Glenn Beck is speaking the truth and exposes the usurpers like Obama and his minions.
19 posted on 04/30/2011 4:05:36 PM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: Prokopton

Yawn Hannity! That’s pretty funny!


20 posted on 04/30/2011 4:07:02 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: mainestategop
But as the recession began to ease

No reason to read another word.

21 posted on 04/30/2011 4:09:09 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: mainestategop
But as the recession began to ease . . .

When did this happen? I must have blinked and missed it.

22 posted on 04/30/2011 4:15:31 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: sportutegrl
When did this happen? I must have blinked and missed it.

What is your definition of a recession?

23 posted on 04/30/2011 4:16:53 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“Why is Glen Beck being canceled?”

Not canceled, his contract will expire this year, and for whatever reasons won’t be renewed with Fox News.


24 posted on 04/30/2011 4:25:22 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (One Big Awful Marxist America)
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To: Doe Eyes

I meant the ‘easing of the recession’, not the recession itself. BTW, if your point is that we are in a recovery, I know that the definition of a recession is 3 quarters of no growth, and that the ‘official’ data (that is always downwards adjusted later) shows positive growth, but I question that. Also, we have a lot of growth to do to get back to where we were when Obama took office, and that is where I consider this recession over.


25 posted on 04/30/2011 4:35:31 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: NTHockey

Milbank lost me after “But as the recession began to ease”.

That’s where the writer lost me. Milbank must be a prophet.


26 posted on 04/30/2011 4:49:37 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
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27 posted on 04/30/2011 4:55:37 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Armaggedon
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28 posted on 04/30/2011 5:00:17 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: mainestategop

When the Berlin Wall came down, Dana was so depressed that he tried to blow his brains out but missed both brain cells. Now he can whistle “Imagine” from the hole under his left ear.


29 posted on 04/30/2011 5:07:28 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: Countyline

I can’t believe Beck has only been on for 2 1/2 years. Holy Cow, he put more hard facts out than any other show I’ve ever seen.


30 posted on 04/30/2011 5:35:41 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: mainestategop
But as the recession began to ease, Beck’s apocalyptic forecasts and ominous conspiracies became less persuasive,

Stopped reading right there. The economy may be great for homosexual newspaper babblers, but for those of us out here in flyover country, we're just trying to survive on Obama's $4 gas and 25% food inflation.

Reading this kind of stuff just drives regular people away, and Milbank's betters at the Wapo are too ivory-tower themselves to realize it.

31 posted on 04/30/2011 7:42:56 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: sportutegrl

It has to be BETTER than “when Bush took over”, because liberals were howling about how bad 7.7% unemployment was.


32 posted on 04/30/2011 8:11:38 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: mainestategop
Dana Milbank is but one of the homo hordes who populate the commie-laden offices of the Washington Compost and the New York Slimes .

He has a history of mocking hostility to the Christian faith in his writings.

Hey, Dana, you dishonest puke.....be not deceived, God is NOT mocked!

Leni

33 posted on 04/30/2011 8:26:50 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: mainestategop

Cause I like to stick to what is obvious and easy to establish I’ve fallen out with Glenn beck. I never really bought the Egypt thing.


34 posted on 04/30/2011 9:15:42 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: neverbluffer

Why did Beck’s show get pre-empted last night? Anybody know. I tuned in at about 5:10PM and Bret Baier was doing a 2 hour news show.


35 posted on 04/30/2011 9:20:36 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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