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Glenn Beck: Not just stupid, also a racist: Why don't we kick this clown off the air?!

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    Reference: http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200912090042

    I was appalled by this clip. Here, on mainstream TV, Glenn Beck maligns the entire Indian culture by stating that India does not have "flush toilets", that doctors in India are uneducated, and that the most sacred river in India, the Ganges River, sounds like a disease. It's times like these that you just have to step back for a second, just dumbfounded. He is not just up to his usual bag of idiocies, but he is actually blatantly offending a sixth of the world's population in a matter of minutes. How can we allow clowns like this to still be on the air after a fiasco like this. Suprisingly, this has not led to any significant PR damage either. There was scarcely a mention of this clip, except on fringe liberal websites.

    And by the way Beck, get your facts straight, the Ganges River is pronounced "Ganga", not "Gaaanjeees" you moron.
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    I suppose it's just something to add to the list of horrible things this man has said. He is obviously stupid and narrow minded, but I do also wonder about his mental health.

    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Glenn_Beck_weeps_on_air_0313.html
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    Selling hate is like selling pornography.  It is very profitable.  According to this Business Insider article, Glenn Beck's Cash Machine,  of April 2009, Glenn Beck is on track to make $18 million a year.  That's why Rupert Murdoch keeps him.  That's why Rupert Murdoch sells hate.

    But the king of "hate pornography" is Rush Limbaugh. From M&C News, Rush Limbaugh signed a $400 million deal with Clear Channel in 2008:

    "According to the New York Times the deal pays Limbaugh 38 million dollars for eight years, plus a 100 million dollar signing bonus. The Rush Limbaugh show commands a weekly audience of nearly 20 million listeners on 600 stations, according to Premiere, which markets his program to stations and advertisers."
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    Pulkit Wrote: Reference: http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200912090042

    I was appalled by this clip. Here, on mainstream TV, Glenn Beck maligns the entire Indian culture by stating that India does not have "flush toilets", that doctors in India are uneducated, and that the most sacred river in India, the Ganges River, sounds like a disease. It's times like these that you just have to step back for a second, just dumbfounded. He is not just up to his usual bag of idiocies, but he is actually blatantly offending a sixth of the world's population in a matter of minutes. How can we allow clowns like this to still be on the air after a fiasco like this. Suprisingly, this has not led to any significant PR damage either. There was scarcely a mention of this clip, except on fringe liberal websites.

    And by the way Beck, get your facts straight, the Ganges River is pronounced "Ganga", not "Gaaanjeees" you moron.





    "We" do not "allow" anyone on the air. The last I read, the 1st amendment (while not as reaching as some might wish) was intended to allow the freedom of political speech. You may not like his "speech", but that is just what it is....political speech.

    If Beck is so stupid, you can only hope the market will weed him out.

    And you have to wonder what creates the pull for his show.
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    Schmidt Wrote: Selling hate is like selling pornography. It is very profitable. According to this Business Insider article, Glenn Beck's Cash Machine, of April 2009, Glenn Beck is on track to make $18 million a year. That's why Rupert Murdoch keeps him. That's why Rupert Murdoch sells hate.

    But the king of "hate pornography" is Rush Limbaugh. From M&C News, Rush Limbaugh signed a $400 million deal with Clear Channel in 2008:

    "According to the New York Times the deal pays Limbaugh 38 million dollars for eight years, plus a 100 million dollar signing bonus. The Rush Limbaugh show commands a weekly audience of nearly 20 million listeners on 600 stations, according to Premiere, which markets his program to stations and advertisers."





    It seems like we could move away from this discussion and concentrate on something useful.

    Neither Limbaugh, nor Beck is listened to by the great majority of people who vote Republican. In fact, Becks audience is supposedly filled with liberals who are keeping any eye on him making his 3 million voters (out of over 100 million who voted in the last election) even less significant.

    Both sides have them.

    The left has Kieth Olbermann....the right has Sean Hannity.

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    This is a direct quote I recived from Glenn Beck via facebook, " You sure do whine alot. Maybe your son is afraid of the cops after they arrested his dad." This man knows nothing about me and as a matter of fact my kids father who has never been arrested. He actually works to jobs. Now who would make an ignorant comment like that, only Glenn Beck
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    Does Glenn Beck even believe most of the trash that comes out of his mouth?  Just looking at his face as he spews this filth out.... its af he's trying to hold back the laughter, because he even knows that its complete bull.  Don't know..... just an observation.
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    Glenn Beck is dangerous.  He reminds me of the racist, anti-semitic Father Coughlin of the 1930's.  He has to be stopped.  The best way is to organize a boycott against his program sponsors.  The nerve of the man to say he is reclaiming the civil right movement, he doesn't know what civil rights are. I am old enough to have marched during the 60's and I say he is dangerous.  Boycott his sponsors, jam his airwaves.  Let's get him off the air and blackballed.
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    So when Beck stated that Ganges river is polluted you disagree? So when he states that India doesn't have plumbing like the US you disagree.

    Please see link
    www.wordfocus.com/word-ganges.html

    He unfortunately for is not wrong on those two points
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    Be grateful for Glenn Beck & the Tea Partiers - they make it easy to separate the ideological, crazy Republicans from Wall Street, the financial, greedy Republicans - and they may be the best chance Democrats have.
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    Beck is a very scary man. I was watching a documentary on the Military channel yesterday. There was a point where in talking about an orator where the person being interviewed talked about how the man could get people to stop thinking rationally and to simply emote. He went on to say that this man could, with the skill of an actor, go from simple conversational tones to complete hysterical fanaticism in a matter of seconds and take his followers with him. The man in question was one Adolf Hitler. I am always cautious in comparing someone to Hitler; especially since that is the favorite straw horse of the Right, but as I listened to this man, I could only think of Beck in light of his "reclamation" of America this passed weekend. He does exactly what the man said of Hitler, he gets people to suspend rational thinking and emote. He uses religion, race, economics...whatever he can to reach into the most base and vile parts of his followers, and that is scary. That is what created the environment that led to mass murder. It is easy to turn away from the fact of the matter when you see the "enemy" as "the other." Beck and is ilk do America a serious disservice.
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    Beck is INDEED a very scary man but also a very dangerous man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In his show several times Glenn Beck
    said that Christians should leave churches
    that preach "social justice." Mr. Beck equated
    the desire for a just society with--wait for it--Nazism
    and Communism Glenn Beck is saying something else:
    "Leave Christianity." Again and again in the Gospels,
    Jesus mentions our responsibility to care for the poor,
     to work on their behalf, to stand with them.
    In fact, when asked how his followers would be judged
     he doesn't say that it will be based on where you worship,
     or how you pray, or how often you go to church,
     or even what political party you believe in. He says something
     quite different: It depends on how you treat the poor.
    On the contrary Beck defends individual salvation and
    ignoring the poor....
    his entire thrust is to promote the idea that somehow
    is evil for the Government to care for the
    least powerful and that the least powerful should be
    forgotten as irresponsible beings....Glenn is Anti Christian.


    The term "social justice" originated way back in the 1800s
    (and probably predates even that), and has been underlined
     by the Magisterium and popes since Leo XIII, who began the
     modern tradition of Catholic social teaching with his encyclical
     on capital and labor, Rerum Novarum in 1891. Subsequent popes
     have built on Leo's work, continuing the church's meditation
     on a variety of issues of social justice in such landmark
     documents as Pope Pius XI's encyclical on
    "the reconstruction of the social order,"
    Quadregismo Anno (1931), Paul VI's encyclical
    "on the development of peoples," Populorum Progressio (1967)
     and John Paul II's encyclical "on the social concerns of the church"
     Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (1987).

    The Compendium of the Social Teaching of the Church,
    published by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, says this:

    The Church's social Magisterium constantly calls for the most
     classical forms of justice to be respected: commutative,
     distributive and legal justice.

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    Sadly, we just can't remove Glenn Beck from the air. As long as there is a demand for his inflammatory rhetoric, Glenn Beck will fill that demand.

    Some kind of organized boycotting of his sponsors would likely be the quickest way to get him off the air, but he would likely try and spin that boycott as some kind of conspiracy against the right as whole. So right now, we should just try and educate people and hope they realize how poisonous his speech is.

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    A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide”
    Samuel Butler

    You People are so blind to the world around you because you believe everything you hear on tv and radio. Fox news is obviously funded by Republicans. Msnbc is funded by Democrats and vice versa. CNN just says whatever to keep you in front of the tv watching their show. And don't even get me started on Headline News. I'm not saying Glenn Beck is right. I'm not saying he is wrong either. I just wish people would base their opinions on facts instead of what someone says on the air. You want to know the truth? Turn off the tv and do some research. Find your own facts and then base your opinions based on what you have found and never be afraid to change your opinions based on new facts instead of being a stubborn "donkey" criticising views that you know nothing about.
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    This from the guy calling us all communists?
    How about you stop criticizing views that you know nothing about?
    Some example you set ASSHOLE