Skip to comments.Beck Slaughters Huffington’s False Claim: Clearing up the Argument between Beck and Huffington
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 Sundays This Week on ABC. Let me repeat the relevant portion of the transcript from the video embedded in that post.
HUFFINGTON: Well, Roger, its not a question of picking a fight. And arent 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, Im a little .
HUFFINGTON: No, no, he was talking about this administration [Emphasis added].
AILES: I dont I think he speaks English. I dont know, but I mean, I dont 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. Huffingtons 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. Becks recent documentary about actual slaughter by ruthless socialist and communist dictators while it was still fresh in peoples minds.
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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.
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.
Glenn’s segment on the show, last night, about the Huffington criticism was hysterical.
Glenn Beck is a light shining in the darkness, that the roaches would love to see extinguished.
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.
Why does anyone even dignify this woman with debate? She’s a spiteful, chronically-inaccurate, malcontent.
The left is so ignorant when their veil is lifted.
Anybody know if there are transcripts?
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.
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.
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.
Glenn Beck Breaks it down for Arianna Huffington
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 .
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.
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.
Great piece. I loved it when Beck talked about his ratings slaughtering flat-lining MSNBC. “Can’t kill something that is already dead.”
LOL! Absolutely. I was also laughing my butt off when he said that.
Glenn’s often hilarious.
She wrote a biography of Picasso.
Arianna Huffington is not very bright.
This was almost as good as when he slaughtered Joe Klein.
Oh, wait, I mean, SEXIST!
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.
She's the closest the Left comes to a normal American.
“You can’t kill something that’s.....already dead.”
almost spit out my tea
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.
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.
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 !!!
ping for later
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.
Arianna, “IT”S THE ECONOMY, STUPID”
“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 ;-)
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.
Are you kidding!!!She ran for governor of Kalifornia and Got almost 1% of the vote!!!!Get your facts straight (SARC)
“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!!
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.
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?
Sorry, but not even with yours!
Well one other has said so and I’m still not seeing any proof.
It makes me nutty, to have to defend Glenn AND opposing FReepers of Glenn almost daily here.
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.
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!
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’?
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)