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Nets Punt on Glenn Beck Drawing Crowd of 65,000 in Dallas
NewsBusters.org ^ | July 30, 2012 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 07/30/2012 5:30:28 PM PDT by Kaslin

CBS, which devoted four on-air segments between May 30 and June 1, 2012 to the "hundreds of Catholics" who rallied in support of dissenting nuns, ignored the tens of thousands who came from all over the U.S. to see conservative talk show host Glenn Beck speak on Saturday. In fact, all of the Big Three networks have yet to cover Beck's "Restoring Love" event in Dallas on their morning and evening newscasts.

CBS's Dallas affiliate reported that "more than 65,000 people filled Cowboys Stadium" for Beck's event. On Monday, Chris Ariens of MediaBistro's TVNewser blog noted that the gathering was a trending topic on Twitter on Saturday night.

Susy Solis of CBS 11 News in Dallas noted that Beck, "one of the most polarizing figures in America," drew the ire of the "notorious" Westboro Baptist Church, who protested the talk radio host. One unidentified protester labeled Beck a "false prophet."

This kind of omission from the Big Three isn't surprising. The networks also punted when Catholic dioceses and organizations filed 12 lawsuits against the Obama administration's abortifacient/birth control mandate in federal courts across the U.S. on May 21, 2012. They also regularly ignore the March for Life in Washington, DC, which draws hundreds of thousands to Washington, DC every year. As DC conservative talk show host Chris Plante has put it, one of the liberal media's greatest powers is the power to ignore.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: beck; blaze; gbtv; grassroots; lamestreammedia; newmedia; newsblackout; spiked; tx2012
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1 posted on 07/30/2012 5:30:39 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

A guy selling tickets to a concert in Dallas is not what most newscasts would deem news. Bruce Springsteen and Toby Keith do twice that much on most any night during the summer.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 5:33:00 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: Kaslin

Of course not, 50 people in front of a Chik-fil-A is much bigger news to them.


3 posted on 07/30/2012 5:36:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kaslin

Pay attention to me!

4 posted on 07/30/2012 5:36:33 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Kaslin

Network news has become irrelevant.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 5:37:50 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: Vermont Lt

You’re right, but seven fat chicks and a goat can make the news if they’re gathering for gay marriage or against guns.


6 posted on 07/30/2012 5:37:59 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Vermont Lt
Not exactly. Here's a link to the top grossing concert tours of all time.

Only one artist (U2) drew an average of 65,000 people. Most other performers averaged 20-30,000 people to a concert.

Thus I would say it is newsworthy that a conservative talk show host/book seller would fill a stadium of 65,000 people.

I would rather go to see Glenn Beck than to see Bono screeching about saving the environment while he drags a quarter million tons of equipment around the country on tour with him, not to mention the private jets and limos.

7 posted on 07/30/2012 5:41:55 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Vermont Lt
Bruce Springsteen and Toby Keith do twice that much on most any night during the summer.

When's the last time either of them drew those kinds of crowds to do charity projects in hundred degree heat ?

8 posted on 07/30/2012 5:46:52 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: iowamark

You really felt that you had to post that - Why?


9 posted on 07/30/2012 5:49:42 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Deagle

Ditto to your comment.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Vermont Lt; Kaslin
Yeah, VermontLT, but our local paper ignored a big (big for our little burg --- 300) Religious Liberty Rally, but ran a pic and article of "almost a hundred" women in Madrid --- Madrid! ---demonstrating in favor of abortion.

And you could easily gather 100 women in Madrid just by opening a keg of Mahou-San Miguel.

11 posted on 07/30/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Eat Mor Chikin." - William Shakespeare, Mark Twain and/or the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Vermont Lt
Bruce Springsteen and Toby Keith do twice that much on most any night during the summer.

No they don't.

12 posted on 07/30/2012 6:11:01 PM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: papertyger

No argument here. I like GB. But what he does is not “news.”. It might be great entertainment. It might move people. But it ain’t news.


13 posted on 07/30/2012 6:26:44 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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Total LameStream media BS.

Any single man that can gather 65,000 folks together and talk about God and Country should be news.

Because it’s NOT a socialist commie and because it’s Beck, the govt owned media ignores it.

Just like they ignore the Chicago murders, it’s an Aurora per month.

He gets things done.


14 posted on 07/30/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: GRRRRR
If Obama drew that kind of crowd it would be all over the news for days. They would be trumpeting his popularity and compare him to God...oh yeah they already did that.

I know a lot of people here aren't Beck fans, but I think the man is sincere and I know he loves this country.

15 posted on 07/30/2012 6:50:03 PM PDT by bushinohio
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To: bushinohio
I know a lot of people here aren't Beck fans, but I think the man is sincere and I know he loves this country.

I agree!

But; being sincere does not mean the same as being correct.

To jump from Catholicism to MORMONism is NOT a good career move!

16 posted on 07/30/2012 7:00:33 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: libertylover

Well, Springsteen sells out MSG for however many nights he wants.

But we a picking nits.

If GB sold tickets for this—he should buy commercial time. It’s just not news.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 7:14:53 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: Elsie

I agree, not an intelligent move!


18 posted on 07/30/2012 7:15:06 PM PDT by simonjo
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To: Kaslin

Glenn did yoeman’s work educating the country at FNC, but jumped the shark with his bullet-proof vest and security detail at “Restoring Honor” in DC, IMHO.


19 posted on 07/30/2012 7:28:51 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: dead

I come here for news and opinion and sometimes occasional chuckles. That post got me my chuckle of the day!


20 posted on 07/30/2012 7:32:38 PM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore. We were duped.)
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To: Kaslin

I think it is noteworthy to look at the media’s attention given to the Westboro Baptist Church members protesting the Beck event. When these cult whack jobs start calling Beck a false prophet, the media writes down every word to attack Beck. When they talk about God’s punishment for homosexuality, the media uses Westboro Baptist Church to paint every Christian with the same cult whack job brush. In effect, Westboro Baptist Church has put itself in the position of being a tool for the State Owned Media. It is pretty creative of the State Owned Media, I give that to them.


21 posted on 07/30/2012 8:25:33 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Kaslin
And don't forget that they networks waited FOUR DAYS to report the "You didn't build that" speech. Not until the Romney campaign was running ads. If they ads hadn't run, the ministry of propaganda would never have reported it.

Mark

22 posted on 07/30/2012 8:54:26 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: GRRRRR; Vermont Lt
Its not just the event the media is trying to ignore it's the 30,000 people who came out the day before to donate time, effort and money to charitable causes and projects all over the metro plex. Beck probably did more actual work for people in one day than Jesse Jackson has done in decades.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 9:08:43 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: Kaslin

I was there. The atmosphere was electric. I’ve never been around such a cohesive, service-oriented, uplifting, and motivated group of people. Of the 65,000 - 70,000 people from all 50 states and 20 foreign countries in attendance at the main event in Cowboy Stadium, about 35,000 were there early on Friday, in 100 degree heat, to volunteer their time, effort, and expertise in a day of service to thousands of area individuals, churches, nursing homes, and other organizations. When some logistical problems arose in getting 35,000 people to where they were supposed to be, individuals took the initiative to find a way to make it work. No one complained. They just got the job done. It was a testament to the power of the individual versus the inefficiency of government organizations. A life-changing experience.


24 posted on 07/31/2012 12:04:08 AM PDT by Prince Caspian
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To: Kaslin
One unidentified protester labeled Beck a "false prophet."

Not quite.

That he BELIEVES the words of a False Prophet would be more accurate.

25 posted on 07/31/2012 4:24:02 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: dead; goat granny
You’re right, but seven fat chicks and a goat can make the news if they’re gathering for gay marriage or against guns.

Yer gonna be gatherin' some nibbles on yer kibbles iff'n ya don't get me sumpin' to EAT!



26 posted on 07/31/2012 4:30:39 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Deagle
You really felt that you had to post that - Why?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USpeolBTKIo

WHY Glenn went looking for a church...

Timeline 1:00 - 1:15

27 posted on 07/31/2012 4:36:31 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: GRRRRR
Any single man that can gather 65,000 folks together and talk about God and Country should be news.

Thanks!!



28 posted on 07/31/2012 4:39:53 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: GRRRRR
Just like they ignore the Chicago murders, it’s an Aurora per month.

Bah! Pikers!!

The CHOICE industry in Colorado does more than 3 Auroras a DAY!!!

29 posted on 07/31/2012 4:41:26 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: jonrick46
When these cult whack jobs start calling Beck a false prophet, the media writes down every word to attack Beck.

If Mitt finally gets the RNC nomination as 2012 candidate; just WATCH the media's outpouring of data about the False Prophets of MORMONism to attack HIM!

30 posted on 07/31/2012 4:44:02 AM PDT by Elsie
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To: Prince Caspian
When some logistical problems arose in getting 35,000 people to where they were supposed to be, individuals took the initiative to find a way to make it work. No one complained. They just got the job done. It was a testament to the power of the individual versus the inefficiency of government organizations. A life-changing experience

This is what really annoys the Left. Individuals helping those less fortunate without government direction or approval puts the lie to using the power of government to help the "little guy."

31 posted on 07/31/2012 4:59:20 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Cowman

“...using the power of government to help ‘the little guy’...”

“the little guy” will always be a little guy in a leftist society.


32 posted on 07/31/2012 5:22:21 AM PDT by ripley
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To: GRRRRR

What exactly did Beck get done in Dallas? I know he drew 65K people, but what did that accomplish?


33 posted on 07/31/2012 5:31:01 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Vermont Lt
Bruce Springsteen and Toby Keith do twice that much on most any night during the summer.

Would you please point me to one concert either had with 130,000 people attending?

34 posted on 07/31/2012 5:50:52 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Vermont Lt
Well, Springsteen sells out MSG for however many nights he wants.

Madison Square Garden holds far less than 65,000.

For basketball events in the Arena, the seating capacity is 19,763 and for hockey events in the Arena, the seating capacity is 18,200. For all other events, seating capacity changes depending on the set-up of the event. For events in the Theater, the seating capacity is 5,600.

35 posted on 07/31/2012 5:57:20 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: csmusaret

Uh....probably got them motivated to go out and work to Fire Obozamma.

The day before, 35,000 went out and did local volunteer work.


36 posted on 07/31/2012 6:53:43 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: GRRRRR

In other words you don’t know.


37 posted on 07/31/2012 7:15:33 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Vermont Lt

90% of TV news isn’t news and less than that for newspapers. If Jesse drew that many it would be front page, also Farracane /sp and we would be hearing it and seeing it for a week. Plus they would be guest on all the junky TV shows.


38 posted on 07/31/2012 8:19:36 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Elsie

Elsie, I have been thinking about your girl every day. How is she coming along. I’d have freep mailed you but didn’t want to be a pest....goat granny


39 posted on 07/31/2012 8:24:31 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: csmusaret
***What exactly did Beck get done in Dallas? I know he drew 65K people, but what did that accomplish?****

Could you gather 100 people to talk of God and country? Its not headline news but is news that is of interest to many conservatives. If nothing else, he brought in a tidy sum of money for the community...

40 posted on 07/31/2012 8:30:36 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

In other words you don’t know either.


41 posted on 07/31/2012 8:34:02 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: csmusaret

In other words, I don’t give a darn what you think. I did mention one thing but you have to read it as I wrote it not read it as you think I wrote it....sorry that you have a reading comprehension problem...I am sure those that went enjoyed themselves more than they would have listening to you for the evening...


42 posted on 07/31/2012 8:51:27 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Kaslin

I clicked to see WTF the article was about - “Nets Punt”?


43 posted on 07/31/2012 9:04:43 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: ripley
my point is that government promises to help people but individuals actually do help people and that is what was proved by the day of service
44 posted on 07/31/2012 9:16:51 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: freedomlover

He’s talking about Networks, like CBS (SeeBS) Punt is a football term.


45 posted on 07/31/2012 9:21:26 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Elsie

Agree. There is enough religious bigotry in this country that any use of Mormonism will be an effective tool against Romney.


46 posted on 07/31/2012 9:25:00 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: goat granny

In your own words...if nothing else. You are LOL funny.


47 posted on 07/31/2012 10:45:49 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: csmusaret

Now you are just being obnoxious and contrary.

What is it that YOU were expecting him to accomplish?

End poverty and Visualize World Peas?
March in downtown Dallas and riot?

END


48 posted on 07/31/2012 11:08:59 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Vermont Lt

I disagree.

Beck got 65,000 people to show up from across America and the world for something that held nothing for them to personally gain but spiritual value. He got 35,000 volunteers to spend the day working on civic projects in the DFW area. Assuming they worked an 8-hr day (individual reports say they worked much more), that’s 280,000 hours of unpaid community service work.

THAT is newsworthy.


49 posted on 07/31/2012 12:02:03 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: DTogo

That security detail and vest were at the behest of the FBI, who was investigating what they described as several “credible threats” against Beck’s life and the lives of his family members.

There was no shark-jumping.


50 posted on 07/31/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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