A little annoyed with Glenn Beck lately

@xfahctor (14128)
Lancaster, New Hampshire
February 17, 2010 12:11pm CST
I like Beck, let me say that to start with, I watch his show and I like that I get stories and info that is ignored by most of the media, including the rest of Fox News. Lately however he has shown a disturbing trend with his tea party support, that is, supporting more of the hijacked part of the movement rather than the independant/libertarian masses. Recently though, and this is what annoyed me, he interviewed Texas gubinitorial candidate Debrah Mediana on his radio show. Medina is the quintessential liberty candidate, a very Ron Paul-esque person. In recent polls she has screamed ahead, leaving Hutchinson in the dust and nearly catching up to Perry. A few polls even showed her ahead of Perry in a primary and it is certain that if she were to take the republican nomination, she would win the governors seat. she could probably even take the seat if she ran as an indepandant. In this interview, she was asked about her beliefs on the events of 9/11 and she basicly responded by saying she didn't think we had all the answers. Well, isntantly the main stream media grabbed this and used it to bash her as a 9/11 turther and a conspiricy nut. Though it didn't seem to hurt her in the polls and in fact garnished her even more exposure and donations. One could even say that Beck should be thanked for this. BUT....his intent was apparent, to discredit her. Palin, someone whom beck seems to have taking a liking to, is a staunch supporter of Current governor Perry and is endorsing and campaigning for him, so I suspect this may be why Beck did what he did, to maintain the hold the commercial establishment has on the tea party movement and eliminate the real liberty candidates. To wit...in a brief exchange with a group "we are change", a group that advocates new 9/11 invetigations, Palin was asked if she supported a new investigation...her answer was a resounding and definitive "yes". So, why hasn't Beck or anyone else called HER out on it? Not that I disagree, I think a new investigation should be launched. But the double standard is astounding. Palin Fans, don't believe she said this? www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPDbmQmV6O8
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• United States
18 Feb 10
I use to be a big fan of Glenn when he first started his radio show, and only spent a portion of his show talking about his love affair with far right wing conservatives. The thing that makes me laugh is the fact that you very rarely heard a word about his TV show when it was on CNN, but since he moved to FOX he is like the flavor of the week. Everyone on here has to start discussion about some of the foolish things he talks about (which at times he does on purpose to lighten up your day). When it comes to your issue with Beck, it has more to do with the tea party movement that wants to be a different voice, but has made a horrible decision to support Palin. She doesn't fit the tea party movement at all, and as a matter of fact is everything the movement hates. While governor of Alaska, her state took every dime they could find from the US tax payers. She also is a huge supporter of the oil industry, who spend millions every year buying representative to vote they way they want. She supported taxing the oil companies more because they were making more money off the sale of oil. If I removed the name Palin from all of these things, and inserted the name Obama would you agree that this is part of his platform? To all of you Palin lovers (and you know who you are) I AM NOT BASHING HER. I am just pointing out the facts. This whole situation is like high school and Palin is the cool kid in school. Everybody hangs on every word like it is biblical, and no one wants to piss her off, because then you won't be cool. She sits on both sides of the fence, speaking at tea parties, then supporting, and hanging out with establishment republicans. If you ever really listen to what she says, she is rarely ever specific, and speaks in popular talking points, and generalities. If no one knows where you really stand, then you can be everything to everyone. When really you are nothing to anyone!
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• United States
18 Feb 10
After reading my comment I have just come a very scary conclusion: SARAH PALIN IS THE WHITE FEMALE VERSION OF BARACK OBAMA!!!!
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• United States
18 Feb 10
Kenny, your idol Palin had no problem taking every dime of PORK she could find, and when she couldn't find anymore, she hired a lobbyist to find more. We all remember the "Bridge to nowhere", and we all know that had Palin's finger prints all over it. Palin fought to tax the oil companies as much as she could, and as you put it even went to court to do so. If Obama did something like this, YOU would attack him for years. When Palin does it, you praise her. Can you say: HYPOCRISY? I am sure you can't KENNY!!!
• United States
20 Feb 10
X, I understand that Palin isn't endorsed by this group, but they paid her $100,000 to speak in front of their convention. Would you pay someone that kind of money if you didn't agree with what they had to say? I think this race in Texas is not going to be good for republicans or tea party supporters. They very well could fight against each other, split the votes, and both parties could lose the election. But, this may be the best thing for the Independent movement to show the republicans that they mean business, and can control elections. If that is what the Independent movement wants to accomplish.
@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Feb 10
I think Glenn Beck takes some getting used to, for one thing. I still think that his buffoonery might put people off, but I've come to see it as his manner, and it doesn't bother me as much. Sometimes, it still does if it seems inappropriate. I agree he often covers the stories that no one else picks up on, and I am grateful for a lot of the information. The problem with following personalities is that they are going to occasionally do something to disappoint. If Beck was throwing a shadow over Medina because of Palin's support of Perry, I think it diminishes him in my eyes, at least as a source of unbiased information. Unfortunately, no human comes without some biases. My honest opinion of Medina's comments were that she was trying to sit on the fence and not make either side unhappy. She gave no specific opinion but left it open for interpretation. That's politics for you. I don't think she said enough to identify herself as a truther. We expect Beck to be the guy who goes way out there where others fear to tread. But if he doesn't hold to his non-partisan stance - endorsing no party and supporting the Constitution - then he will lose his credibility with those who tune in for just that.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Feb 10
Beck has made a huge effort to distance himself from birthers and truthers. I think that he and Bill O. believe this will keep them from being regarded as kooks. I am not a truther, but I see no harm in further investigation. The bottom line may be that the American public shouldn't know everything for security reasons. I may be okay with that, if it's in the interest of national security.
• United States
24 Feb 10
I would like to see this interview with the candidate that you referred to so that I can make an opinion about it. If Glenn likes somebody, he is pretty blunt about it, and if he doesn't like somebody he is the same way. At least from what I have seen. I seen the youtube video of Sarah Palin, and the response is not defining her as a truther, but is more of a "cover all your bases" type of response. Investigate further ? Why not, since there are a lot of people who feel there is a conspiracy at large. I would do the same thing if I were Sarah. As far as Glenn's style is concerned, he is who he is. And he is Hi-Lar-I-Ous ! It helps you to remember some of things he is saying through that humor by keeping you entertained and not at all bored. And everyone needs to remember, he is not a journalist, but rather an entertainer. I always reserve the right to change my opinion, but right now I am in step with at least 95% of what he has brought to the table.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
17 Feb 10
I can't believe you like Beck. He is way into conspiracy theories for me besides all of his double talk. But, he's a Palin fan and of course he isn't going to go and make her look like a fool.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
17 Feb 10
"He is way into conspiracy theories for me" Define conspiricy theory? It's a pretty broad brush. There is quite a bit of his material that I came to well before he did and reached the same conclusion based on same and cooberating evidence I dug up on my own. There is quite a bit goin on most folks aren't ready to believe. I spend time at prisonplanet's forum....trust me I KNOW conspiricy lunacy all too well. But even in there there are pretty starkly true, startling things being written and posted about. You just have to sift through the junk. But I digress. I am just really peaved he has been raking Medina through the coals, she truly doesn't deserve it and is genuinely just the kind of governors our states need. She's Ron Paul in a skirt. ALL of our states should be so lucky. I'm even more peaved now because he just did it AGAIN on his show. Pretty much marginalized her and put her in the "extremist" catagory. ARGHGHGHG!
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
17 Feb 10
ROFL! as soon as I hit sublit he was doing a BIG back paddle on Medina, put her down in the "us" catagory because of her stance on states rights....must have gotten a flood of emails and a hand signal from a a frantic stage manager...lol!
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
17 Feb 10
Perhaps if she had just answered the question she would have fared better. I heard that show and she hemmed and hawed and hedged to avoid answering the question. What ever happened to a straight yes or no? Politicians are incapable of doing that. She could have said "no, not at the moment but we don't have all the facts." As it was, I was disgusted by her evasion--just like every other politician. I don't follow Palin so I'm not familiar with that reference. Mr. Beck may very well have been out to discredit Medina but she did it to herself, in my opinion.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
17 Feb 10
I agree, she was waling a line, but she did come out and say that she thinks more investigating needs to be done at least she was upfront about that much. It was a baited question though and thats what bugged me. Unfortuneatly Mrs Medina is not a seasoned politician and was caught off gurd, so it did trip her up. Other than that, I personaly feel she is just the type of governor our states need these days. She certainly has a lot more spine than my wimpyarse federal boot licker.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
17 Feb 10
I'm watching that new governor of New Jersey. I wonder how long he's going to be around! He made a speech about how everyone is going to have to sacrifice and that included the unions--that they were part of what was breaking the economy along with the reckless spending and entitlement programs. I admire him and hope he serves out his term in good health. He certainly sets a good example so far. Now lets see if he can carry out his ideas.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
18 Feb 10
There's hope for you after all...lol! I have to say when Palin appeared on Beck's show the week she was making the rounds on Fox I thought he acted like a love-sick teenager. When he read what he'd written in his diary or journal about his meeting with Palin I think even she was uncomfortable. Anyway, now Palin's telling tea partiers they should start "pickin' a party" so I'm wondering if Beck will follow her lead there and decide to officially endorse GOP candidates. About Medina, I heard a few bites of a speech she'd made recently where it sounded kind of like she's in favor, or could be in favor of Texas seceding from the Union. Any thoughts there? Annie
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
18 Feb 10
You can keep Glen there are Progressives everywhere Beck, I only watch his show when the Judge is guest hosting. As to who Glen supports and does not support, what can I say he has a crush for Palin, and Perry came to his Unelectable tour in it came to Texas. Back in 08 he called Ron Paul a nut job for wanting to withdraw from Iraq which ironically now Beck is calling for. Interesting how Beck support continued involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan with Bush but now against involvement with Obama. As to this 9/11 investigation remember Palin is hot to Beck that is and Medina is not.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
20 Feb 10
LOVE the judge, this guy should run for office.