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Exposure by Free Republic Forces Huffington Post to Pull Article Threatening Glenn Beck
Monday, August 30, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 08/30/2010 9:12:45 AM PDT by kristinn

The Huffington Post has pulled an article published this morning targeting Glenn Beck with a $100,000 bounty after news of the threat was broken on Free Republic.

The article, titled $100,000 For Glenn Beck's Sex Tapes has been replaced with the following message:

Editor's Note: This piece was published directly to the Huffington Post by its author. It didn't meet our editorial standards and has been removed from the site.

The URL for the pulled article reflects the title: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beau-friedlander/100000-for-glenn-becks-se_b_698724.html

The author of the threat, Beau Friedlander, is the former editor-in-chief of Air America.

Here is the text of Friedlander's call for information to destroy Beck:

It is time to pop the tea baggers' favorite balloon (so what if it will be replaced by another?), and with that in mind I hereby offer to negotiate a $100,000 payday to the person who will come forward with a sex tape or phone records or anything else that succeeds in removing Glenn Beck from the public eye forever. I am not offering the cash myself, but I will broker the deal and/or raise the money for what you bring to the table. (And it better be good.)

If you have the goods, or if you want to contribute to a slush fund to buy more takedowns (probably not tax deductible), please contact me at: glennbecksextape@gmail.com.

The Free Republic article was posted at 9:19 a.m. EDT, and was immediately picked up by several Tweeters and bloggers who used the Free Republic headline without attribution or just plain stole the article from FR.

The news about the Huffington Post threat reached critical mass when it was reported by Newsbusters.

Free Republic has proven yet again that its value in the conservative blogosphere even as FR enters its 14th year online next month.


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EAGLES UP !!!
1 posted on 08/30/2010 9:12:50 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
" I hereby offer to negotiate a $100,000 payday to the person who will come forward with a sex tape or phone records or anything else that succeeds in removing Glenn Beck from the public eye forever."

I see that as a contract for murder. Beck should call the FBI, pronto!

2 posted on 08/30/2010 9:14:47 AM PDT by avacado
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To: kristinn

Great job kristinn.


3 posted on 08/30/2010 9:15:12 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: kristinn

Excellent! Congratulations! Job well done!


4 posted on 08/30/2010 9:15:24 AM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: kristinn

Good job kristinn!


5 posted on 08/30/2010 9:15:28 AM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: kristinn

Showing once again the value of information distribution and control. The other side does not control information flow any more.


6 posted on 08/30/2010 9:15:28 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: kristinn
As others have pointed out, the part where Beau Friedlander said:

"It is time to pop the tea baggers' favorite balloon (so what if it will be replaced by another?), and with that in mind I hereby offer to negotiate a $100,000 payday to the person who will come forward with a sex tape or phone records or anything else that succeeds in removing Glenn Beck from the public eye forever."

may be construed as a solicitation to assassination...

7 posted on 08/30/2010 9:15:34 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Islamic law upholds that children born to a Muslim father are automatically Muslim)
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To: kristinn
It didn't meet our editorial standards

Poppycock! It was right up their alley.

8 posted on 08/30/2010 9:15:45 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: kristinn

His task wopuld be easier if he targeted Al Franken, IMO.


9 posted on 08/30/2010 9:15:57 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: kristinn

Is this kind of solicitation even legal?

Looks like an invitation to manufacture “evidence”.


10 posted on 08/30/2010 9:16:26 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: kristinn

Puffpost has lost its marbles.


11 posted on 08/30/2010 9:16:32 AM PDT by eleni121 (Thank you J-LO for canceling your Turk gig - decent human beings don't sing for rapist Muslim Turks)
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To: kristinn

hope Beck saved this and shows it tonight.

They the far left really are disgusting with their hate and lack of free speech, intolerance etc.

To them hatred and intolerance comes so easy but the way they cover it up is be calling others names what they are and then go on places like huff post and tell each other how they are so great and so right


12 posted on 08/30/2010 9:16:39 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: kristinn

I love how the writer makes it explicit to mention that he’s not putting up the money himself but he’ll facilitate getting the money collected. Typical leftist, he can’t even put out a bounty on someone’s head with his own money. He has to get someone else’s money to do it...


13 posted on 08/30/2010 9:16:39 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: kristinn

WOOT!! Stick it to the little fascist bastards!


14 posted on 08/30/2010 9:17:08 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 is here...)
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To: kristinn

Am I so out of the loop that it’s generally understood in certain circles that a person has a “sex tape” like he has a driver’s license? Is this a liberal thing, i.e. you have no street cred unless you have a “sex tape”...?


15 posted on 08/30/2010 9:17:40 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: manc

I hope he shows it too.


16 posted on 08/30/2010 9:17:50 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: avacado

” I hereby offer to negotiate a $100,000 payday to the person “

So, he was offering someone else’s money? Who?

Or does the liberal think money just magically appears?

Either is equally likely.


17 posted on 08/30/2010 9:18:00 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: kristinn

Conservatives don’t need Beck or anyone else to hold our same values.

Do what you will commies!


18 posted on 08/30/2010 9:18:40 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: kristinn

I will gladly contribute to a fund with a goal of $1M to the first person who produces a REAL birth certificate for the Dung Beetle in Chief.


19 posted on 08/30/2010 9:19:02 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: kristinn
So what's next for the loonie-lib-left-losers...a Wanted Dead or Alive Poster for Glenn Beck?
20 posted on 08/30/2010 9:19:17 AM PDT by moovova
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To: netmilsmom

these people need to be exposed for their hatred and intolerance.
It is simply disgusting that they have tried to smear him, close him down and now this.

Then we have a man called president backing this intolerant site


21 posted on 08/30/2010 9:19:23 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: an amused spectator

Could you imagine the uproar if Beck was assassinated and monies actually changed hands for it? The left media would go into an unrecoverable tailspin.


22 posted on 08/30/2010 9:19:46 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: kristinn

Good job FreeRepublic!

Can the leftist slimeballs go any lower? Just when you think can’t, they find a new low.


23 posted on 08/30/2010 9:20:26 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: kristinn

Please Screen shot grab the comment page - it’s still up over there for the original article that was pulled.


24 posted on 08/30/2010 9:20:41 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: ErnBatavia

And regardless of it having been taken down, the word is out now and the Huffington minions are hard at work. The flying moneys have been dispatched.


25 posted on 08/30/2010 9:20:41 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: kristinn
Besides implying solicitation for murder, is it also soliciting for entrapment? And even if it were neither, is it illegal to “gang up” on political figures? Maybe we need some protective legislation, since political character assassination has become a common tool of the left. (As in Palin/Bush Derangement Syndrome.) If we allow this kind of attack to go one, there will be far fewer leaders in the future.
26 posted on 08/30/2010 9:20:46 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: avacado

What, hypothetically speaking, 20-24 death threats on Beck himself prior to Restoring Honor? Personal security among the best in the world?

And the Demos paper to direct supporters and partner employees to infiltrate websites to specifically spread disinformation, a la Cass Sunstein, conveniently reported by English, indymedia & PrisonPlant of all places—i.e., web sites most folks WON’T read from the US?


27 posted on 08/30/2010 9:21:10 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: kristinn

Good work ferreting that out and posting it here. My guess—they didn’t want their tactics to backfire on them. Many over there, including Ms. H. herself, could very well have their own skeletons closeted away.


28 posted on 08/30/2010 9:21:54 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: kristinn

Excellent work.


29 posted on 08/30/2010 9:21:58 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kristinn
Editor's Note: This piece was published directly to the Huffington Post by its author. It didn't meet our editorial standards and has been removed from the site.

They have editorial standards......Who knew? ;^)

30 posted on 08/30/2010 9:22:20 AM PDT by The Cajun
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To: ridesthemiles

His task would be easier if he targeted Al Franken, but does anyone really need to see an Al Franken sex tape? Ick!


31 posted on 08/30/2010 9:22:20 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (If Pelosi were Pope abortion would be a sacrament.)
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To: Jewbacca

Considering the Huffington ties to the White House, I’m betting the money will come from “stimulus” money.


32 posted on 08/30/2010 9:22:25 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

Beau don't know jack!

PING!

33 posted on 08/30/2010 9:22:25 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Michelle Obama: the woman who ended "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.")
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To: kristinn

Thanks once again for turning on the kitchen light so the American people can see the cockroaches scurry about.


34 posted on 08/30/2010 9:22:58 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Free Vulcan

In the meantime, no one has collected the $10,000 from Brietbart proving racist behavior at the TEA Party.


35 posted on 08/30/2010 9:23:43 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: kristinn
John Mayer has HuffPuff's Number
36 posted on 08/30/2010 9:23:54 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (TV News is an oxymoron.)
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To: kristinn
>>It is time to pop the tea baggers' favorite balloon

Deflate this, Friedlander...




"I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"
--Thomas Jefferson
37 posted on 08/30/2010 9:24:00 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: kristinn

Kudos !


38 posted on 08/30/2010 9:25:04 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: kristinn

Kristinn and Free Republic: Bright light in the darkness

Cockroaches running for cover: Huffington Post


39 posted on 08/30/2010 9:26:19 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: kristinn

The defunct Air America still smells bad. Friedlander must have a lot of time on his hands.
http://michellemalkin.com/2005/09/07/inside-air-america-al-frankens-lying-lies/


40 posted on 08/30/2010 9:27:14 AM PDT by tumblindice (Let's `borrow' the money from the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club. It's not an orphanage.)
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To: kristinn

That pukeage posted by Beau Friedlander was so gross and indecent that even the Huff Po was offended.

Makes you think that maybe Huffington has some standards of decency.

Or maybe not.


41 posted on 08/30/2010 9:27:48 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: kristinn

You can still view the comments to the article. The author makes several stupid remarks. There are only about 35, so you can read them quickly.


42 posted on 08/30/2010 9:28:12 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: abb

The other side does not control information flow any more...

But we’re far from winning the war. That was only one battle, Glenn is just the tip of the iceberg. They will go after other figures in the tea party movement. Let’s keep an eye on whomever else, political or spiritual is important, not to mention boot out truly inept Tea Partiers and infiltrators as well. They specifically attempted Beck, because they felt that his religion would be a divisive issue to us. Plenty of us were smart enough to know otherwise and know that HuffPo and Co. don’t care about the standards they assign to us, and are willing to address their terms fair and square.


43 posted on 08/30/2010 9:28:18 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: kristinn

Take NO Prisoners!


44 posted on 08/30/2010 9:28:18 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: kristinn
Good job!

I sent an email to them telling them how despicable they were.

45 posted on 08/30/2010 9:28:36 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: avacado

“Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?”


46 posted on 08/30/2010 9:28:45 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: kristinn
Kristinn, thanks for taking out the trash. A BIG ‘thumbs up’ to you.
47 posted on 08/30/2010 9:28:51 AM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: ridesthemiles
His task wopuld be easier if he targeted Al Franken, IMO.

Al would have sold him the tapes himself. Yuck.

48 posted on 08/30/2010 9:29:01 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kristinn

d@mn, I wish they had left it up for at least 24 hours for all to see... just as well... I’m sure the whole thing has been recorded and those paying attention know what’s up.

jw


49 posted on 08/30/2010 9:29:38 AM PDT by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: Jewbacca

soros money


50 posted on 08/30/2010 9:30:08 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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