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Fox News should fire Glenn Beck; Speaker Boehner should denounce the birthers (Too much hate)
The Hill ^ | 2/25/11 | Brent Budowsky

Posted on 02/25/2011 10:10:40 AM PST by Libloather

Fox News should fire Glenn Beck; Speaker Boehner should denounce the birthers
By Brent Budowsky - 02/25/11 09:48 AM ET

Fox News should fire Glenn Beck because there are some "opinions" that should not be given prominence on a network that purports to be a serious news station. Beck has the right to express his opinions, but a publicly traded company that presumes to be a credible news network should not be aiding and abetting the spreading of hate using its shareholders' money on the public airwaves.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) should denounce the birthers clearly, unequivocally, immediately and unconditionally and should state, without qualification, that President Obama is a Christian and an American. A leader of one of our two great parties, and the leader of the whole House of Representatives, which is the true role of the Speaker, should not give one ounce of credence to the politics of lies and hate, or leave one inch of doubt that he condemns the politics of lies and hate.

There is weakness in the Democratic Party, for sure, but there is a cancer that is spreading in the Republican Party. The GOP should not allow Glenn Beck to be one of its loudest voices, and should denounce his hate. The Speaker should not treat the purveyors of hate as a valued part of his constituency, or a faction he is too fearful and timid to publicly and clearly condemn.

The president does not say he is a Christian. He is a Christian. The president does not say he is an American. He is an American.

What is happening in American politics is the cheapening of our dialogue and dishonoring of our democracy that combines the worst of the trivial pursuits of what is called cable news with the most extreme voices from talk radio and the Internet, and adding a partisan hunger for power that is extreme and dominates every other consideration in our political and media nation.

Personally, I am fed up with Republicans who preach or tolerate the politics of hate, fed up with Democrats who seem to have no higher values they will champion with conviction, fed up with cable news that treats politics like a forum for hate or a freak show with the latest babble about Sarah Palin and Donald Trump and the idiot nonsense that insider Democrats and Republicans who are out of touch with America tell each other at their insider lunches.

What they all have in common is that they disrespect their audience for their higher purpose of gaining power, making money, peddling the latest insider pittypatter without any serious discussion about the one-fifth of the nation that is jobless, the deadly crisis of the tens of millions who are hungry or the continuing cascade of those who are foreclosed upon and homeless.

I am going to have a lot more to say about cable news and the culture it breeds, and I will not spare Democrats or liberals. There are tens of millions of Americans who do not watch cable news because their voice is not respected, and the battle is only beginning for their hearts, minds and eyeballs.

For now, it is time for Fox News to fire Glenn Beck and time for Speaker Boehner to denounce the birthers, or Fox News will forfeit its right to be treated as a serious news network, and Speaker Boehner will forfeit his stature as a national leader for being too afraid to say publicly what he surely believes in the privacy of his conscience.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beck; birthers; boehner; brent0buttocks; butt0ut0ski; certifigate; fox; foxnews; jimmyqaeda2; naturalborncitizen; ribs4moochelle2day; victory911mosque
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I am going to have a lot more to say about cable news and the culture it breeds...

But will anyone care? At his point, I don't.

Brent, toughen up buttercup. Get a real job and begin enjoying life.

1 posted on 02/25/2011 10:10:48 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Excuse me.... Boehner has to do no such thing. Maybe Obama should take care of this.


2 posted on 02/25/2011 10:13:23 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: Libloather

Well, fair is fair after all - since MSNBC fired Matthews, Olbermann, and Maddow, and Pelosi denounced Code Pink...

Oh - wait....


3 posted on 02/25/2011 10:14:12 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: GoCards

bump


4 posted on 02/25/2011 10:14:27 AM PST by tom paine 2
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To: Libloather

I think they should replace O’Reilly with Alex Jones and Shep with Michael Savage. Wallace should be replaced by Rush and then they will have a real network. For a real kick Ted Nugent could replace Bret.


5 posted on 02/25/2011 10:14:30 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Libloather

Brent, when your facing the hand with the doctrine agreed news broadcast for the day, and you know if you do not follow it you will loose your job, or worse.....

Let me know how your following of the communist ideology went for you.

In the mean time.... who are you anyway

EL


6 posted on 02/25/2011 10:14:30 AM PST by Eureka_Lead (No political party has ever become a dictatorship when the citizens have firearms - Stay Vigilant)
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To: Libloather

This guy should butoutski.


7 posted on 02/25/2011 10:14:37 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Turn off the EPA, FCC, Federal Dept. of Education, ...)
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To: Libloather

And who decides what kind of dicourse s out of bounds for a publicly traded company ... Brent Budowsky?

Sorry, guys. The hippies and Gore Vidal-types started this in the sixties. This is where it was going to inevitably go.


8 posted on 02/25/2011 10:14:59 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Libloather
Boehner needs to do no such thing... if a gallon of gas reaches $5, the number of so-called “birthers” will grow exponentially.
9 posted on 02/25/2011 10:15:34 AM PST by Common Sense 101
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To: Libloather

WTF is a Budowsky? Is that a beer enema or something?


10 posted on 02/25/2011 10:15:41 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: Uncle Ike

They are all the same. They all support Hussein including Prince Al Waleed’s Fox. Beck and O’Reilly are hussein b*m boys.


11 posted on 02/25/2011 10:16:43 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: GoCards
You're right--Boehner has to do no such thing...

As for Glen Beck--I've always found him an embarrassment for our side....but that's probably just me!

12 posted on 02/25/2011 10:16:53 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: GoCards
You're right--Boehner has to do no such thing...

As for Glen Beck--I've always found him an embarrassment for our side....but that's probably just me!

13 posted on 02/25/2011 10:16:58 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Libloather
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) should denounce the birthers clearly, unequivocally, immediately and unconditionally and should state, without qualification, that President Obama is a Christian and an American.

Brent, ol' buddy, ol' pal, what proof, exactly, is there that he is either?

14 posted on 02/25/2011 10:17:29 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Libloather
Brent is in the bunker issuing orders to nonexistent troops. Shaaaddup.
15 posted on 02/25/2011 10:17:29 AM PST by JPG (As WI goes, so goes the nation. Thank you, Gov Walker.)
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To: Libloather

Sounds like Brent Bud-out-ski is ready to go postal.


16 posted on 02/25/2011 10:17:35 AM PST by Lets Roll NOW
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To: Lazamataz

Why do you low rating leftists keep talking about it?


17 posted on 02/25/2011 10:17:47 AM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: Lazamataz

This guy drank too many Bud-skis


18 posted on 02/25/2011 10:17:50 AM PST by Rodm
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To: Libloather

Brent sounds like a Brenda.


19 posted on 02/25/2011 10:17:53 AM PST by Lessthantolerant (The State is diametrically opposed to our search for a better living.)
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To: Libloather

Ever read what the Left said about Pres. Bush, cry baby? Libs can sure dish it out, but they can’t take it.
And by the way, has there ever been a less American president than the current one? Perhaps if he’d actually grown up as an American instead of a Communist with a victim complex, he’d have less of a problem acting like an American.


20 posted on 02/25/2011 10:18:00 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Libloather

I’m sick of these limp wristed whining liberal sacks of crap.

When Bush was President, calling him chimpy, Bushitler, a drug user, dumber than dirt was all civil, good fun.

Now the media routinely savages Sarah Palin with lies, half truths, and spin. All in good fun, very civil.

Let some conservatives get on point, a little too close to home, and all the sudden it’s incivility, hate mongering, and racist.

Shove it liberals. I hope every last bit of the SEIU is broken, and were I king, the leaders would be shot.


21 posted on 02/25/2011 10:18:13 AM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: Libloather

... on the other hand, perhaps we should consider the suggestion. After all, it’s easily demonstrated the Left understands the use of “hate” far better than does the Right ... heh-heh.


22 posted on 02/25/2011 10:18:21 AM PST by glennaro
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To: basil

And I find myself an embarrassment for posting twice!


23 posted on 02/25/2011 10:18:51 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Libloather
No one cares about anything you say Brent. You are an old Commie hack who worked for Lloyd Benson. Now there was a real POS. You have no credibility and no readership. I am sure you are real concerned bout the image of Fox and Boehner.

Is this really someone you want to hitch your wagon to Brent?

24 posted on 02/25/2011 10:19:18 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Libloather

Heard the same theme on Morning Joke today.

Talking points must have gone out early.

I bet we hear more of this.


25 posted on 02/25/2011 10:19:18 AM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: Libloather

All this skinny, pipe-stemmed illegal alien has to do is come up with his birth certificate . . . I can go home and get mine this afternoon. No need for me to spend $2 million to make mine off limits.


26 posted on 02/25/2011 10:19:50 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Libloather

Who is Boehner or Beck to denounce anyone? Does this guy think that would be some kind of official marching orders? What’s the point of this babble?


27 posted on 02/25/2011 10:20:16 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Lazamataz

“WTF is a Budowsky? Is that a beer enema or something?”

No, that would be a Budinsky.


28 posted on 02/25/2011 10:20:30 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Libloather

“Brent, toughen up buttercup”

LOL super duper.

Brent wants the right to succumb to the fictions of the Kenyan on the basis of left wing marginalization of dangerous ideas.

I say if the ideas are dangerous to the Kenyan, I BELIEVE!

I am a birther.


29 posted on 02/25/2011 10:20:55 AM PST by y6162
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To: Libloather
Brent is a typical round mouthed Democrat with knee pads. When the left fires their asinine talkers then the right might consider some of the statements. Prove Beck wrong first.
30 posted on 02/25/2011 10:20:55 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Libloather
Glenn Beck "spreading hate and lies"?

I have watched Glenn and have never actually noticed him spreading "hate" or "lies." In fact, he is careful to tell his viewers to do their own homework and thinking...and to draw their own conclusions.

And who the h$ll is Brent Budowsky?

31 posted on 02/25/2011 10:21:04 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies ('And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?' Yeats)
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To: Libloather
"The president does not say he is an American. He is an American"

Excuse me, asswipe, but can The Messiah simply produce his ORIGINAL LONG-FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE, AND HIS COLLEGE RECORDS AND TRAVEL RECORDS, proving his citizenship; or do we just take YOUR word for it, having no FACTS or DOCUMENTATION to back it up?

The ONLY people who attack those who question the "natural born citizen" issue that hangs over The Messiah are those who haven't seen a shred of proof of the above.

32 posted on 02/25/2011 10:21:17 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: screaminsunshine

I like Bret Baier, and he has two adorable little children. I’d never want to see him fired from Fox. He is a gem, IMO.


33 posted on 02/25/2011 10:22:01 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Libloather
Who is this little self-appointed arbiter? Never heard of the twerp.
34 posted on 02/25/2011 10:22:45 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Libloather

Boehner will continue to get kicked around until he takes a less passive stance. Rather than saying he shouldn’t tell us what to think, he should say he agrees with Obama’s good friend Abercrombie, that the documents should be released, thus putting the issue to rest. Put it back on Obama and his good buddy Hippo Mouth. That is the only way to stop the MSM badgering.


35 posted on 02/25/2011 10:22:54 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: basil
"As for Glen Beck--I've always found him an embarrassment for our side....but that's probably just me! "

Glen came out of the gate swinging at FOX, but something changed, or someone got to him...then he turned into "Dr. Doom".

For several months I faithfully DVR'd his program, and watched as many as I had time for...then after a while his gloom and doom just got to be more than I wanted to hear.

Anyone - even a community organizer - can go on the air and tell us all that's "wrong", but to close it out with, "that's it America, you'd better be ready, it's coming, dig a hole and climb in it" is chicken-hearted and the non-American spirit.

His popularity became like obama's...a skyrocket blast, and then a fizzle.

I have deleted him from my DVR program.
36 posted on 02/25/2011 10:23:16 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Libloather
You first, Brent! Denounce & silence Olbermann, Maher, Matthews, Amanpour, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, NY Times, LA TIMES, Wash. Post, et al, then we'll talk about Beck & FNC.

As for Boehner, he can say or refuse to say what he pleases. Free speech, whether you like it or not.

37 posted on 02/25/2011 10:23:27 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

[And who the h$ll is Brent Budowsky?]

Exactly what I was thinking. To answer, I have no idea, I don’t care, and I could not care less what he thinks.


38 posted on 02/25/2011 10:23:43 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Libloather


39 posted on 02/25/2011 10:24:01 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I wrote this on the site:

Mr Budowsky, “PSST” Glenn reaches more people in 10 mins of his show then has read your writings in a year. Sure must suck to be you and feel so jealous to spew hate. If a liberal writes a story and no one sees it is it a real story LOL.


40 posted on 02/25/2011 10:24:05 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Libloather
Maybe Brent should condemn the 600 members of the Journo-list who spread lies to help elect this fraud. These are members of the mainstream media who actively worked for the Obama campaign. Brent should condemn himself for being an ignorant stooge.
41 posted on 02/25/2011 10:24:32 AM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Libloather; All

excerpt:

“The latest development comes as well-connected sources in Hawaii are warning that certain government officials in the state have been contemplating releasing fraudulent birth records for Obama in the run-up to the 2012 election. At least 11 states are currently considering legislation that would require future presidential candidates to prove constitutional eligibility by proving they are “natural born citizens.”

Link: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=267897


42 posted on 02/25/2011 10:24:34 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Libloather
Brent stop ranting,

Change the Channel. Go after Obama to prove he qualifies. Not a third party.

The Hill has gone downhill. No discussion of facts.

43 posted on 02/25/2011 10:24:45 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Libloather

Hey Brent, Butt-out-sky!!, would ya? You and your type are not who people listen to anymore.


44 posted on 02/25/2011 10:25:07 AM PST by dforest
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To: Libloather

“but a publicly traded company that presumes to be a credible news network should not be aiding and abetting the spreading of hate “

What about Al Franken spreading Hate...oh wait, he’s a US Senator now.


45 posted on 02/25/2011 10:25:27 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: screaminsunshine
Alex Jones already has way more clout just as he broadcasts now, look what happened with Charlie Sheen on just a portion of his show yesterday.
46 posted on 02/25/2011 10:25:36 AM PST by de.rm ("Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, 3 times is enemy action." Auric Goldfinger)
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To: Libloather

Well actually both Boehner and Beck need to go completely, I’d even throw in Sean, Ann and Malkin. The reason they all need to go is because of their lack of spine concerning the birther issue. All of them attacked birthers, obtw, Levin needs to go too, same reason they cannot be trusted.


47 posted on 02/25/2011 10:25:38 AM PST by stockpirate (U-6 Total unemployed for January 2011 16.1 percent)
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To: Libloather
What is happening in American politics is the cheapening of our dialogue ...

Right. Clean the Dems/SEIU/Public Service Unions house first and then we can have a look at our side.


48 posted on 02/25/2011 10:25:54 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Lazamataz
WTF is a Budowsky? Is that a beer enema or something?

"Great taste or less filling"?

49 posted on 02/25/2011 10:26:00 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Libloather

Typical of critics of Beck and Palin they never, ever, ever, ever cite a single example of what they are so outraged over.


50 posted on 02/25/2011 10:26:28 AM PST by samtheman
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