Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ivwshane, Sep 1, 2009.
At first I was appalled but then I got it
While I think it's fitting that a rumor started about Beck be just as crude as the man himself, this is in poor taste.
-1 for the lollerwebs
It's not about the rumor but the tactics that are used to spread such falsehoods (hint: it's the same strategy Glen Beck uses).
I get that, it's still in poor taste.
not a big fan of the man,but I have listened to his radio show and watched his program on occasion, do you care to cite any examples?...keep in mind he does urge people to research the information themselves.
If people choose to take him at face value without verification, that is their problem due to laziness and ineptness....not his.
soon when you type "glenn beck" in google, first result will be "raped and murdered a girl in 1990"
then he'll have to talk about on tv, then fbi will be involved and investigate.. putting a little nuisance in his life. this could turn out to be quite a conundrum.
I'm with Juball on this. This prank is childish and is only giving Glenn Beck more notoriety.
Then it's probably getting the results intended. The world has gotten to be one big mindfuck. Advertising, sales, marketing, politics...all mind control.
1) This is in poor taste.
2) This will give him more ammo and will work backwards.
Actually, it always was about mind control. We are herd animals after all, with scientifically proven herd instincts. Look at Apple's "Think Different" campaign, which implores you to think just like all the other people who think they'd like to be thought of as "thinking different". In reality, Apple isn't the runner throwing the hammer, but the huge talking face on the giant monitor screen!
oh. i get it.
i guess that justifies all the killing of innocents in the middle of east since they did it to us first. i seem to remember you taking a pretty anti-torture stance based on this same theory as well
(see what i did there?)
i think this is stupid, but glenn beck is a wanker so it doesnt particularly bother me.
100% agreement. I may die of the shock...
Put another way: Two wrongs don't make a right, though three lefts do...
I can't say I'm surprised at this whole thing though. It's the natural result of the dumbed-down ape-sh...poop tone of modern political discourse, from idiots who get their talking points via e-mail gossip of dubious origins, and make up for any deficit of intelligence with an extreme surplus of lung-power.
You need examples? Really? You don't remember him saying something to the effect, "I don't think the president hates white people.....I think the president is a racist"?
I can find a YouTube video if you need it.
And no one including the author if the site is claiming Glenn Beck killed anyone (look at the disclaimer on the site), it's a completely rediculous claim, one with no factual backing what so ever. Just like some of Glenn Becks claims and yet we still have people thinking it to be true.
The author of that site is just pointing out such rediculousness by mirroring the same tactics Glenn and fox uses.
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really? is that the best you have?
He called Obama a racist?
I am sure there is more to it than that......isn't there?
I get the point of the site...that was never in question, what I am addressing is where you stated that Beck uses the same type of tactics.
The best you can come up with is he called Obama a racist.....I would certainly hope you have more than that.
a) you are talking out your ass
b) you're too lazy to research actually back up your claims.
c)all of the above
I'm gonna go with c.
Which is where 80-90% of the population lies, which is why they follow CNN, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC with such blind allegiance and why many people actually believe Wikipedia is a credible information source.
Hurr ya go
YouTube - Glenn Beck: Obama is a RACIST! Hates White Folks!
and the spark notes version
Dang! You beat me to it! ^
I just knew Glenn Beck was a rapist!
yeah saw those when they hit youtube, again, not in question....but is that there all there is?
is this all that would make him the same as the people who created the site in the OP?
I listened to Beck early on and I liked him, I thought he made some good points, lately...not so much, I kinda think he may be a little too out there, but that is not the same as using the same tactics that are used in the OP, and if he has used similar lying tactics and statements other than what is shown in the videos, I'd like to see some examples, otherwise it's nothing more than a futile attempt at some idiotic smear campaign that is sure to backfire.
What did Beck say that was so inflammatory? A white person CAN'T call a black person a racist based upon his opinion? Reagan and the last 2 Bush's were consistently called racists. Get over yourselves. This race card shit is finally back firing on the left and I love the smell of the fumes. It smells of fear, self loathing and, desperation.
It's poor taste but Glenn Beck is ruining America so I'll let it slide.
I'm not a Beck fan, but his Common Sense book was pretty good actually.
i thought we were already ruined???
Really? Don't you think that statement is about as retarded as people saying Obama is the Anti-Christ?
YouTube - Glenn Beck: Cash For Clunkers is a government scam to gain access to your computer
Cars.gov Terms of Service: What Glenn Beck Gets Right and Wrong | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Beck links Mussolini, "completely unrelated" Obama "indoctrination next week" | Media Matters for America
Beck calls Obama's stay-in-school speech to students "indoctrination" | Media Matters for America
Indoctrination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beck rants that Obama's "Chavez administration" will "seize power" with its "civilian military" | Media Matters for America
YouTube - Glenn Beck Obama Friend of Dictator Hugo Chavez
Olbermann on Beck: "'Oligarhy'? Did Obama steal the letter 'C'? " | Media Matters for America
(ignoring the whole not being able to spend oligarchy, and pay attention to the end of becks segment).
Beck suggests that Obama administration will use bombings of Canadian pipeline to justify takeover of oil companies | Media Matters for America
Again pay attention to the end of his segment.
Sorry for linking to mediamatters so much but it's the easiest place to get to the videos without editing.
If you need more let me know
It is a ridiculous statement and is just as retarded as the people who think Obama is the anti-christ.
The problem is that no matter what "they" say and how many times you break down their points and disprove them one at a time and educate them, "they" still have something you (as in the people that refer to facts) do not have, and that's Glenn Beck who is still on the air spreading lies and propaganda.
And that is why I found the site I linked to interesting.
I will say this though: If your first reaction to that website was "WTF, that's not right", then congratulations! You are normal, you are capable of the most basic level of critical thinking. Unfortunately there will be those whose first thought is, "I knew Glenn Beck was a perv" and it's those same types of people that Glenn Beck is reaching out to. Does it make it right? No, but now, hopefully, your eyes are open and you are now aware of the tactics Glenn Beck and Fox uses.
And that was the point of that website.