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Gayle in MD
03-24-2010, 03:43 PM
<span style="color: #000066">Good to see some respected journalists putting people like Beck, into the correct context.

I hope we see more of this in the future, and think, given the rash of criminal behavior, from the Republican Tea Party, Radical RW Beck/Palin/Hannity/O Reilly followers, that we will. </span>


http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100323/OPINION09/303239994/-1/OPINION

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Font size:AAAPublished: March 23. 2010 12:01AM
Roberts: Beck 'worse than a clown'
Cokie
& Steve Roberts
Steve recently took part in a lunchtime panel sponsored by a local radio station. A beefy young man in the audience grabbed the microphone and challenged the speakers, in a sneering and confrontational tone, to name one good thing about President Obama's health-care proposal.

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Steve's answer: People without insurance flood hospital emergency rooms and push up medical bills for everyone. So it would be in the "national interest" to expand insurance and hold down costs.


"The national interest?" retorted the questioner in an even louder voice. "That sounds like fascism!"


We have been in this business a long time. We welcome tough questions and certainly don't believe we have all the answers. But "fascism"? That's over the line -- way over the line -- for any sensible or civilized conversation.


We don't know what the beefy guy reads or to whom he listens, but we would bet he's a disciple of Glenn Beck. The popular author and broadcaster who has turned nonstop name-calling into an art form is a big fan of the "F-word."


On a recent show, Beck went after Christian churches that preach "social justice" (which includes just about all of them). "I beg you," he told his followers, "look for the words 'social justice' and 'economic justice' on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words."


Then he explained what the "code words" mean: "Social justice was the rallying cry -- economic justice and social justice -- the rallying cry on both the communist front and the fascist front." In case anyone missed the point, he held up a swastika and a hammer and sickle as he ranted.


Beck has made millions spewing such incendiary language, but in the process he is corrupting the very essence of democracy. Our system can only flourish if citizens with varying viewpoints accept the outcome of elections and respect the rule of the majority.


But if you think your rivals are "fascists," if you consider politics a form of holy war, then you place yourself outside basic American traditions.


Beck is clearly a growth industry, but even his friends are starting to get uneasy, and they should.


After Beck denounced Obama in 2009 as a "racist" with "a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture," major advertisers quit supporting him. After Beck derided the Republican Party at a meeting of Tea Party activists, conservative talk-show host Mark Levin urged Beck "to stop acting like a clown" and added, "Decide what you are, a circus clown, self-identified, or a thoughtful and wise person. It's hard to be both."


Executives at Fox News, where Beck's 5 p.m. show is a huge hit, back their star in public, but Howard Kurtz reports in the Washington Post that there is a "deep split within Fox" over his impact on the network's reputation. "Beck has become a constant topic of conversation among Fox journalists," Kurtz writes, "some of whom say they believe he uses distorted or inflammatory rhetoric and that undermines their credibility."


We defended Fox News when the White House attacked the network in 2009, partly because it employs many fine journalists, including several of Steve's former students. But news folks at Fox are right to be worried. At some point, Beck's fanaticism taints them all.


"They're right on the cusp of losing their image as a news organization," says Andrew Tyndall, a respected television analyst.


We are not denying Beck or anyone else their First Amendment rights. He can say anything he wants. But advertisers don't have to support his brand of hate mongering, and audiences don't have to take Fox News seriously if one of its top names has become a "circus clown."


Actually, Beck is worse than a clown. He's more like a terrorist who believes he has discovered the One True Faith, and condemns everyone else as a heretic. And that makes him something else as well -- a traitor to the American values he professes so loudly to defend.


COKIE and STEVE ROBERTS are syndicated columnists (stevecokie@gmail.com).

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 20pt'>Actually, Beck is worse than a clown. He's more like a terrorist who believes he has discovered the One True Faith, and condemns everyone else as a heretic. And that makes him something else as well -- a traitor to the American values he professes so loudly to defend. </span> </div></div>

Perfect description of the radical clowns on this forum.

G.

pooltchr
03-24-2010, 04:36 PM
Cokie Roberts! The poster child for non-partisan journalism!

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Steve

hondo
03-25-2010, 06:06 AM
Actually, much more non-partisan than most.

Gayle in MD
03-25-2010, 06:09 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Actually, much more non-partisan than most. </div></div>

Usually the most ignorant of people are unaware of their own ignorance.

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llotter
03-25-2010, 06:33 AM
Only among the Leftist are such incompetent boobs as Cokie and Steve Roberts respected. So they attach Beck and all the left-minded media cheer as though the Roberts' words have real insight.

Rather than repeat such nonsense, Gayle and her tribe should give Beck some thoughtful critique of their own. As a regular viewer, I think he is very informative and adds a great deal of perspective to American history that is rarely brought to light.

Gayle in MD
03-25-2010, 06:45 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Only among the Leftist are such incompetent boobs as Cokie and Steve Roberts respected. So they attach Beck and all the left-minded media cheer as though the Roberts' words have real insight.

Rather than repeat such nonsense, Gayle and her tribe should give Beck some thoughtful critique of their own. As a regular viewer, I think he is very informative and adds a great deal of perspective to American history that is rarely brought to light. </div></div>


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LWW
03-25-2010, 07:03 AM
Isn't she on like the Nick-at-Nite News Channel or something?

LWW

pooltchr
03-25-2010, 08:04 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Isn't she on like the Nick-at-Nite News Channel or something?

LWW </div></div>

The last time I heard her, she was on the government funded radio network. I will admit, I do not find it worth my time or effort to keep up with her activities.

Steve

wolfdancer
03-25-2010, 03:13 PM
I watch him in total disbelief that they give any air time to this ******* air head.
The legendary news reporters, media commentators of the past, must be turning over in their graves, knowing this clown act is being foisted on the public....
Unlike yourself, WE (the left) still hold true, the American ideal that all men are created equal
But, then Tom Jefferson would be considered a leftist liberal, by you,were he alive today.
Buck Fush!!!

DeadCrab
03-25-2010, 03:41 PM
Beck sets off my gaydar.

llotter
03-25-2010, 04:28 PM
I was hoping for a thoughtful critique of your own.

pooltchr
03-25-2010, 04:31 PM
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Steve

wolfdancer
03-25-2010, 04:35 PM
that's about the best I can do, with regards to Beck.
I despise him, so I might not be as objective as you are with your posts about the leftist "enemies of the state"

cushioncrawler
03-25-2010, 04:42 PM
On the July 2, 2008, edition of Fox and Friends, co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy aired photos of New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg and Times television editor Steven Reddicliffe that had been crudely doctored, apparently in order to portray the journalists unflatteringly.[71] This occurred during a discussion of a piece in the June 28 edition of The New York Times, which pointed out what Steinberg called "ominous trends" in Fox News' ratings.[72]

According to Media Matters, the photos depict New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg with yellowed teeth, "his nose and chin widened, and his ears made to protrude further." The other image, of Times television editor Steven Reddicliffe, had similar yellow teeth, as well as "dark circles ... under his eyes, and his hairline has been moved back."[73]

During the discussion, Doocy called the Times report, written by Steinberg, a "hit piece" ordered up by Reddicliffe.[72] The broadcast then showed an image of Steinberg's face superimposed over a picture of a poodle, while Reddicliffe's face was superimposed over the man holding the poodle's leash.[72]

Times culture editor Sam Sifton called the Fox photo work "disgusting," and the criticism of the paper's reporting a "specious and meritless claim" while denying that it was a "hit piece."[72]

MSNBC caught this and exposed it on air shortly afterwards.[citation needed]

Gayle in MD
03-26-2010, 03:00 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">On the July 2, 2008, edition of Fox and Friends, co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy aired photos of New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg and Times television editor Steven Reddicliffe that had been crudely doctored, apparently in order to portray the journalists unflatteringly.[71] This occurred during a discussion of a piece in the June 28 edition of The New York Times, which pointed out what Steinberg called "ominous trends" in Fox News' ratings.[72]

According to Media Matters, the photos depict New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg with yellowed teeth, "his nose and chin widened, and his ears made to protrude further." The other image, of Times television editor Steven Reddicliffe, had similar yellow teeth, as well as "dark circles ... under his eyes, and his hairline has been moved back."[73]

During the discussion, Doocy called the Times report, written by Steinberg, a "hit piece" ordered up by Reddicliffe.[72] The broadcast then showed an image of Steinberg's face superimposed over a picture of a poodle, while Reddicliffe's face was superimposed over the man holding the poodle's leash.[72]

Times culture editor Sam Sifton called the Fox photo work "disgusting," and the criticism of the paper's reporting a "specious and meritless claim" while denying that it was a "hit piece."[72]

MSNBC caught this and exposed it on air shortly afterwards.[citation needed] </div></div>

Fox does so much twisting anyone would have to be an idiot to watch that station.


They used fake photos to make it look like there were thousands of Tea Party people at the capital, when there were less than two hundred there...got caught doing that, too.

MSNBC exposes their lies and deceit regularly, with proof, nearly every evening.

Beck spews the most antiamerican trash on television. Only Palin comes close. I don't even both taking anyone who watches that bunch of nuts on Fox, seriously. If they're watching Beck, that tells me all I need to know.

Too bad, they don't tune into live coverage on C-Span, but then, there would be a pundit to tell them what to think. They couldn't handle that.

G.

G.