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Beck Slaughters Huffington’s False Claim: Clearing up the Argument between Beck and Huffington
David Horowitz's NewsRealblog ^ | Jeff Hedgpeth

Posted on 02/03/2010 4:18:13 AM PST by Michael van der Galien

In a previous post I discussed the confrontation between Fox News President Roger Ailes and Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington on last Sunday’s This Week on ABC. Let me repeat the relevant portion of the transcript from the video embedded in that post.

HUFFINGTON: Well, Roger, it’s not a question of picking a fight. And aren’t you concerned about the language that Glenn Beck is using, which is, after all, inciting the American people? There is a lot of suffering out there, as you know, and when he talks about people being slaughtered, about who is going to be the next in the killing spree…

AILES: Well, he was talking about Hitler and Stalin slaughtering people. So I think he was probably accurate. Also, I’m a little….

HUFFINGTON: No, no, he was talking about this administration [Emphasis added].

AILES: I don’t — I think he speaks English. I don’t know, but I mean, I don’t misinterpret any of his words.

When I wrote the last post it was unclear to what Ms. Huffington was referring. Since then, she has clarified what she was talking about when she said Beck was accusing the Obama administration of leading people to slaughter. Ms. Huffington offered this explanation on the Huffington Post, “Glenn Beck Goes After Me, But Forgets His Show Is on Video and Lies About Things He “Never, Never” Said”. Please note that the video to which she is referring is embedded in Ms. Huffington’s post.

Clearly, Glenn Beck was talking about the economy being slaughtered by the Obama Administration policies in the video Ms. Huffington cites, and she was trying to conflate a dated clip with Mr. Beck’s recent documentary about actual slaughter by ruthless socialist and communist dictators while it was still fresh in people’s minds.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: ariannahuffington; glennbeck

1 posted on 02/03/2010 4:18:14 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

Beck has been very effective in helping shine a light on what the administration is doing. Like they do with Rush, the left is doing everything they can to cripple and maim him. I worry sometimes that Beck doesn’t have the stamina as Rush does. I love Glenn, but I do worry. I hope he can face the storms that will keep coming his way.


2 posted on 02/03/2010 4:22:13 AM PST by EmilyGeiger (Our constitution was written so that we could have equal opportunity, not equal results.)
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To: EmilyGeiger

What I find interesting about Beck is that the more the left tries to demonize him, the more we conservatives and libertarians are rallying behind him. He has shown us all what kind of people we’re dealing with, and they hate him for it. Well, guess what, he’s here to stay as are we.


3 posted on 02/03/2010 4:23:23 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

Glenn’s segment on the show, last night, about the Huffington criticism was hysterical.


4 posted on 02/03/2010 4:28:07 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Michael van der Galien

Glenn Beck is a light shining in the darkness, that the roaches would love to see extinguished.


5 posted on 02/03/2010 4:28:10 AM PST by xmission (www.iwilldefendtheconstitution.com)
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To: Michael van der Galien
And aren’t you concerned about the language that Glenn Beck is using, which is, after all, inciting the American people?

This is where he should have pressured her to explain exactly what Beck is "inciting" us to do.

In my opinion Beck is inciting us to read, inciting us to learn, and most important, inciting us to resist.
6 posted on 02/03/2010 4:29:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

I cannot see how Arrianna Huffington, a foreigner who married a queer and became rich because of it ,plays such a part in liberal politics.

What are her claims to fame about being an expert on anything besides being a gold digger?

Her brains are where her little money maker is, between her legs.


7 posted on 02/03/2010 4:30:05 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Michael van der Galien

Why does anyone even dignify this woman with debate? She’s a spiteful, chronically-inaccurate, malcontent.


8 posted on 02/03/2010 4:31:13 AM PST by americanophile
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To: Michael van der Galien

The left is so ignorant when their veil is lifted.


9 posted on 02/03/2010 4:32:07 AM PST by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: dawn53

Anybody know if there are transcripts?


10 posted on 02/03/2010 4:34:33 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: americanophile

Just goes to show that those Right Wing Lunatics did not buy her crap when she was trying to be a pundit for the right. It even further indicts the Left Wing Lunatics for their willing acceptance of her bile she spews forth essentially lending further truth to the old P.T. Barnum rule for his success.


11 posted on 02/03/2010 4:36:17 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov. - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: xmission

This was Beck at his best - just wish he would drop his “3rd party” nonsense and focus more on regaining control of the GOP as we appear to be doing. This is what Reagan espoused and remains the best option to save America.


12 posted on 02/03/2010 4:38:10 AM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: mazda77

I think that this should be pointed out time and again: Arianna first tried to become a pundit of the right. She only became ‘leftist’ when she realized that there was a big market for it and no one was covering it even a little.


13 posted on 02/03/2010 4:40:50 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: BunnySlippers; dawn53

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfyeo63Q0HE

Glenn Beck Breaks it down for Arianna Huffington


14 posted on 02/03/2010 4:42:27 AM PST by maggief
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To: Michael van der Galien

Huff and Puff Huffington has an IQ below that of an oyster . I found Beck to be on his best game best yesterday and even Huff & Puff should now be able to figure out the point he was trying to get across . These @$$h0le$ always claim to be smarter than the average oyster but you still gotta go over and over the same details before they release their stupidity on the world .


15 posted on 02/03/2010 4:42:40 AM PST by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: maggief

Yeah, that’s it. So funny, we were cracking up. My husband says Glenn’s show is about the only one that you can watch and get good information, sometimes scary info, and then belly laugh in the next second.


16 posted on 02/03/2010 4:46:03 AM PST by dawn53
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To: newfreep
This was Beck at his best - just wish he would drop his “3rd party” nonsense and focus more on regaining control of the GOP as we appear to be doing. This is what Reagan espoused and remains the best option to save America.

Surely you must have some quotes, because I watch his show daily and I'm not hearing this "3rd party nonsense".
17 posted on 02/03/2010 4:48:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek
This is where he should have pressured her to explain exactly what Beck is "inciting" us to do.

Oh, I'm sure they are worried that he is inciting people to think, to resist socialism, to resist the erosion of America and American values, to resist the taking of our liberties, etc.

In short, they are being good little socialists, and acting like typical so-called "liberals." That is, when they can't win an argument or debate on facts, they turn to personal attacks, innuendo, twisting words out of context, and outright lies.

Conservatives don't do these kinds of things because of the values we hold dear. Even if we were wont to distort the truth to make a point we don't have to. The current socialist power block in DC (Reid, Pelosi, and obama) give us all the ammunition we need to win any debate on the merits of limited government and capitalism.

18 posted on 02/03/2010 4:52:42 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: dawn53

Great piece. I loved it when Beck talked about his ratings slaughtering flat-lining MSNBC. “Can’t kill something that is already dead.”

LOLOL!


19 posted on 02/03/2010 4:54:20 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

LOL! Absolutely. I was also laughing my butt off when he said that.

Glenn’s often hilarious.


20 posted on 02/03/2010 4:55:28 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Venturer

She wrote a biography of Picasso.


21 posted on 02/03/2010 4:56:16 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Arianna Huffington is not very bright.


22 posted on 02/03/2010 4:58:52 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: Michael van der Galien

This was almost as good as when he slaughtered Joe Klein.


23 posted on 02/03/2010 5:00:39 AM PST by maggief
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To: ricks_place

Racist!

Oh, wait, I mean, SEXIST!

;)


24 posted on 02/03/2010 5:01:02 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Venturer

Agree wholeheartedly. What makes Zsa Zsa Huffington a pundit, other than her ex-husband’s money? She has all the intellectual weight and credibility of any of the Gabor sisters.


25 posted on 02/03/2010 5:02:54 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Venturer
I cannot see how Arrianna Huffington, a foreigner who married a queer and became rich because of it ,plays such a part in liberal politics.

She's the closest the Left comes to a normal American.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

26 posted on 02/03/2010 5:05:12 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: maggief

Indeed.

“You can’t kill something that’s.....already dead.”

almost spit out my tea


27 posted on 02/03/2010 5:10:42 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: cripplecreek
Well, first stop calling me Shirley!

I can't say what you have or have not heard but Beck does push his 3rd party preference quite often on both his radio & TV show esp when he goes down the "both parties are the same". If that were true, we would have ALL of MAO-bama's socialism policies passed.

Of course we have RINOs in the GOP but better & more effective to replace them with Reagan/TeaParty conservatives.

In fact, other radio hosts have commented on this including Rush & Hannity. During his TV interview of Sarah Palin, he tried to get her to accept the 3rd party mantra - thankfully, she didn't bite.

28 posted on 02/03/2010 5:12:58 AM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Arianna is a strange bird, anyway.

Last I heard, she was dating Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, NJ who is like half her age or something. Nevermind the fact he was also dating another chick.

Weird.... Arianna knew/knows about the other chick.


29 posted on 02/03/2010 5:14:27 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Glen Beck is the best thing to happen to politics in my lifetime. This Fraud “Lady Huffinpuff” hardly speaks english and I think she should see a speech therapist prior to seeking citizenshhip .
Or maybe move back to what ever country she crawled out of.
Go Glenn Beck !!!


30 posted on 02/03/2010 5:19:03 AM PST by chatham
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To: Michael van der Galien

ping for later


31 posted on 02/03/2010 5:29:14 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Michael van der Galien

I remember seeing her in the 90’s during the impeachment on CNBC (couldn’t get Fox back then) and I thought she leaned right because she spoke against Clinton and for the proceedings to go forward.


32 posted on 02/03/2010 5:29:23 AM PST by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Arianna, “IT”S THE ECONOMY, STUPID”


33 posted on 02/03/2010 5:31:16 AM PST by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: Venturer

“I cannot see how Arrianna Huffington, a foreigner who married a queer and became rich because of it ,plays such a part in liberal politics.”

I think you answered your own question ;-)


34 posted on 02/03/2010 5:34:51 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: chatham

She’s not even a citizen? You know, it’s rare when a foreigner really understands what is really going on over here, and she proves the point.


35 posted on 02/03/2010 5:37:04 AM PST by chopperman
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To: The Comedian

Are you kidding!!!She ran for governor of Kalifornia and Got almost 1% of the vote!!!!Get your facts straight (SARC)


36 posted on 02/03/2010 5:38:56 AM PST by ontap
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To: cripplecreek

“Surely you must have some quotes, because I watch his show daily and I’m not hearing this “3rd party nonsense”.

Just yesterday on his RADIO program, he was touting the Libertarian party again - celebrating that when the rare lefty sees the light and comes around, they don’t go Republican, the go LIBERTARIAN.
And he also constantly says that both Democrat and Republican parties are the same thing.

I love Glenn to death, but this is the one thing I wish he’d stop with. 3rd party contenders only hand victory over to Democrats. Rush is right on this point. What we need is to RETAKE the Republican party, not go Libertarian or some other 3rd party.

BTW- The subject of this thread - Priceless... How can the left even PRETEND to argue when folks like Glenn and Rush will take the time to slowly and calmly go back over the issue at point via audio and/or video and point out the clear truth of the matter? It’s HILARIOUS!!


37 posted on 02/03/2010 5:43:01 AM PST by J40000
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To: J40000

More hearsay.

People have right to vote their conscience no matter what party they choose. Refusing to acknowledge the problems within the GOP is nothing but cowardice.


38 posted on 02/03/2010 5:50:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

Hearsay? I’ve heard it MANY times from Glenn’s own mouth. And apparently, so have others on this thread.

Granted, folks have EVERY right to vote their conscience. Nobody is denying that.

But nobody here is “refusing to acknowledge” the problems with the GOP either.

What did my post say? - “..we need to RETAKE the Republican party...”

Why start an arguement here? To what purpose?


39 posted on 02/03/2010 5:55:22 AM PST by J40000
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To: Venturer
Her brains are where her little money maker is, between her legs.

Sorry, but not even with yours!

40 posted on 02/03/2010 5:57:37 AM PST by SMM48
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To: J40000

Well one other has said so and I’m still not seeing any proof.


41 posted on 02/03/2010 5:59:19 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek
You want another? Fine, count me as another. Next time, though, instead of the pompous attitude and false accusation of hearsay, either accept that many of us here and millions of Americans who listen to both the radio and TV show have heard Glenn promote third party (none specifically) over the GOP umpteen times or have your own courage, do the homework and dig up the transcripts, available on his website.

It makes me nutty, to have to defend Glenn AND opposing FReepers of Glenn almost daily here.

42 posted on 02/03/2010 6:05:48 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: Michael van der Galien

40 years ago at Cambridge University, Arianna was very ambitious and an opportunist. In those days she was a kind of Melina Mercouri with bad skin. As a young college student she hooked up with Bernard Levin, an extraordinarily unhandsome but very powerful conservative columnist for the Times and TV celebrity - an ugly George Will. It gave her access to social circles that her own minor accomplishments at that time would not have allowed. She is certainly not stupid - but she is conceited, pompous, elitist and above all presumptious. The latter is an unfortunate trait of most Oxbridge and Ivy League graduates. Beck did a great job exposing her sloppy thinking and her overwhelming condescension. Alas Beck’s criticisms will have about as much effect on her as similar criticisms would have on Nil Maher.


43 posted on 02/03/2010 6:25:08 AM PST by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Glenn Beck does not have a show but a Continuing Education program shown daily for free throughout the US.....Best hour of tv anywhere. Thank you and God Bless and watch over him!


44 posted on 02/03/2010 7:17:32 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................Thanks, Susan!)
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To: Michael van der Galien
The Glen Beck TV program yesterday was a real treat. He was on a roll refuting the Huffington contortion of what he actually said. Beck is doing an outstanding job of presenting background information on the players in the progressive movement who have taken control of the democrat party. I think he has taken unnecessary and uncalled for shots at Bush and the Republican party and recently at Scott Brown. He seems to think a third party would be the solution to whatever deficiencies exist in the Republican party. He is wrong, wrong, wrong. A third party, however well motivated, or successful, inevitably results in democrats returning to, or staying in, office. This may be in part because they are, IMO, infiltrated from the beginning with socialists and democrat party members whose goals are to defeat Republicans, not elect the candidate of the third party.
45 posted on 02/03/2010 8:24:29 AM PST by mountainfolk ( God bless America and our Republic.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Doesn’t Glen Beck have an ACTUAL TELEPHONE on his desk with a direct number he has GIVEN TO THE WHITE HOUSE in case they want to correct any of his so-called ‘lies’?


46 posted on 02/05/2010 10:25:19 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Venturer

Huffington actually started her carreer as a conservative! when she found that no one would give her idiocy any air time she changed to a liberal- they are MUCH more tolerant of idiocy (in fact I think it is a requirement to believe liberalism)


47 posted on 02/05/2010 10:27:15 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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