Glenn Beck exposes ABC’s propaganda piece on 8/28



This morning Claire Shipman did a piece for Good Morning America on Beck’s 8/28 that was nothing more than an intentional hatchet job. ABC intentionally took a statement (not even a complete sentence) Beck said out of context so bad that it makes him out to be some kind of racist hate monger. Beck refers to it as propaganda piece that he likens to something Joseph Goebbels would have done.

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Bridgelinecorp
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Bridgelinecorp

he was the minister of propaganda in Germany during Hitler

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yes but it’s pronounced Gerbils.

courtney
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courtney

Everyone continues to mention Dr. King’s niece like she’s the deciding factor on what the true meaning or cause of this rally is…she is not the black people spokes woman so her being there is not a qualifier of anything but her lack of character

Philshuey
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Philshuey

that’s because your an left wing moron

don c
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don c

Why don’t we watch Beck’s program tomorrow and then we can better judge what GB is doing. I don’t need the LSM to tell me what GB means to do.

james
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james

God please help the USA. We see more hate now than before. We are doing a lot better than Bush era and most people were blind to see and silent to say anything. Glenn Beck is not a racist he is just using this rally to spread his hate. Our faith is strong and God will reveal the truth. Americans are not fool to find out his motives.

Cheryl~
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Cheryl~

And how did you get the inside scoop on things? Honestly, it seems to me that the bottom line here is either we all work together to save our country from going under or we can all fight like spoiled brats to our own demise…which is what is going on all over…a house divided against itself cannot stand…white, black, yellow, red, we CANNOT as a nation keep spending our way out of our problems, and the government ( no matter which administ) doesn’t know better than us and we don’t want them in every nook and cranny of our lives…those that think that way need to be sent home from Washington…simple! Wake up!

Cheryl~
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Cheryl~

And how did you get the inside scoop on things? Honestly, it seems to me that the bottom line here is either we all work together to save our country from going under or we can all fight like spoiled brats to our own demise…which is what is going on all over…a house divided against itself cannot stand…white, black, yellow, red, we CANNOT as a nation keep spending our way out of our problems, and the government ( no matter which administ) doesn’t know better than us and we don’t want them in every nook and cranny of our lives…those that think that way need to be sent home from Washington…simple! Wake up!

Cheryl~
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Cheryl~

And how did you get the inside scoop on things? Honestly, it seems to me that the bottom line here is either we all work together to save our country from going under or we can all fight like spoiled brats to our own demise…which is what is going on all over…a house divided against itself cannot stand…white, black, yellow, red, we CANNOT as a nation keep spending our way out of our problems, and the government ( no matter which administ) doesn’t know better than us and we don’t want them in every nook and cranny of our lives…those that think that way need to be sent home from Washington…simple! Wake up!

Cheryl~
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Cheryl~

And how did you get the inside scoop on things? Honestly, it seems to me that the bottom line here is either we all work together to save our country from going under or we can all fight like spoiled brats to our own demise…which is what is going on all over…a house divided against itself cannot stand…white, black, yellow, red, we CANNOT as a nation keep spending our way out of our problems, and the government ( no matter which administ) doesn’t know better than us and we don’t want them in every nook and cranny of our lives…those that think that way need to be sent home from Washington…simple! Wake up!

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

Yes, you have a right to be wrong.

American
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American

I don’t agree with what you said, but I agree you have a right to say it. As I’m sure you’ll agree that I have a right to say … Beck is an idiot.

Marciwaters
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Marciwaters

I love what Glenn Beck is doing!! Thank you Glenn!! You are in my prayers.

Ozzie Castillo
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Ozzie Castillo

On the point about any equivocation to the civil rights movement- I would agree that they are not the same and it should not be used by anyone for cheap points, (both sides do it and the double standard is unfair). However, he is allowed his interpretation of King’s message. Breaking things down by race and not by merit is a societal problem that it seems you are okay with (given the accusations of racism and the claim that MLK is owned by black people- his niece is speaking at GB’s event because she agrees with GB, not because he is forcing her in order to legitimize his effort) I am not okay with discriminatory behavior by any person of any race or any class of people over another, and I agree with Beck’s point and his agreement with that specific statement King made during his IHAD speech about merit… Read more »

Greg
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Greg

watch the glen beck show and you will see that he is trying to bring this country together, and not split it apart. Like you are!!! and the left. Name one person on the left that is trying to bring american together. No. They want to call us names. They want us to shut up. NO ……Way

John
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John

Well said!!!!

Dante
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Dante

ozzie – there are dozens of recorded video from Beck’s tv and radio programs suggesting that the movement he’s leading will reclaim the civil rights movement. a quick youtubing will pick that up pretty quickly, here’s one i found in as many minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwe5KuONMGw – explicit, clear, internally inconsistent. “this is a moment where we reclaim the civil rights movement, we are the right side of individual rights and liberties. we’ll retake that movement, because we’re the people that did it in the first place.” ok? also, who does he mean when he says “we’re the people who did it in the first place.”? couldn’t be Beck himself since, again, his values and MLK’s are fundamentally divergent. that’s what i mean about false appropriation. Beck’s using MLK purely stylistically; treating Dr. King like he’s a regimental tie to put on before addressing a group of British servicemen, so they’ll take… Read more »

Ozzie Castillo
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Ozzie Castillo

Show me where he said he’s reclaiming the civil rights movement and I will look at it- And if that is correct, why is it wrong when one side does it, but okay when another side uses it so far as to mirror them with the gavel?

I do believe falsely calling someone a racist is an insult- pretty big one IMO.

Who am I wrong about? Glenn? MLK? What did I erroneously say?

Dante
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Dante

ozzie – dude. c’mon. Beck consistently refers to this event as the reclamation of the civil rights movement, of which MLK is an inextricable link. Beck booked MLK’s niecet. Beck has decided to deliver his address in virtually the same spot that MLK used to share the IHAD speech. i mean, beyond that, Beck has had MLK in the intro to his show for months. so, attempting to retroactively build distance between Beck and his efforts to align himself with MLK is dishonest at best. especially seeing as while Beck had MLK as one of the introductory images to his program, he spent the bulk of those shows labeling people who are actually on the same ideological/practical page as Dr. King as marxisocialistcommiewhateverists who are destroying the American republic. also, the principal thing that Dr. King was protesting against non-violently was an individual right. That is, the individual right to… Read more »

Goldni007
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Goldni007

Go Glenn!

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
-MLK

Dante
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Dante

williamm – you’re not even trying now. c’mon, dude.

the post that we’re all discussing is beck and his team’s frustration over the abc news report on the rally. the content of the report had to do with folks being upset over beck’s appropriation of MLK.

that’s the topic at hand here, right? Right.

now, if you choose not to respond on the topic at hand – like asserting that i have somehow had suppressed the contributions of great black americans by explaining the philosophical/pracitcal distance between Beck and MLK – that’s not on me.

try harder, do better. or not. either way, it’s clear for everyone who reads this to see that you’re just not serious.

Ozzie Castillo
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Ozzie Castillo

I used ‘crazy’ as a nice word for what you actually typed. Insults (directed at Beck not me) don’t make you right. You miss the point that the event is not a tribute or meant to be about MLK- it’s a coincidence. I did hear that there will be a tribute to King by his niece though. He has no need to explain any likeness or difference from King’s message because it is not an event about King. The fact that you are trying to make it about him and contrast it with the event holder Glenn because you don’t feel he has anything in common with King illustrates why Beck had to respond that no one owns King. It is a rally for American honor which Glenn does believe King exemplified with his non-violent protests. I do not, and did not know King. I was not alive back then.… Read more »

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Anonymous

First off, Dante, where in this statement did I mention Dr King? ” Obviously you are the racist one. What do you have against Black Americans? Why don’t you want Glenn Beck talking about all the contributions from all the brave black people that helped make this the greatest country on earth? What do you have to gain by trying to suppress all the contributions of these great men? ”

Please point out any reference to any specific person in that statement. Ir’s ok for you to be wrong y’ know.

Dante
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Dante

ozzie – actually, no. you’re completely wrong about what i actually said. a very cursory read of what i posted will demonstrate as much very quickly. I never said Beck was nuts for saying that black folks don’t own MLK. I said he was nuts for feeling like he had to say that, that race was the basis for people’s frustration with his appropriation of Dr. King. Civil rights activists – who actually practically carry, protect and propagate MLK’s legacy – say that Beck doesn’t share MLK’s values on justice, equality and the role of government. Therefore, if Beck aligns himself with Dr. King, it’s disrespectful, disingenuous and dumb in equal measure. Many of those activists happen to be black. Beck sees/hears this and responds by saying: “Black people don’t own Dr. King!” He didn’t respond substantively, he didn’t explain why he and Dr. King are actually in sync on… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I believe your comments were made BEFORE Beck’s event so I am here to tell you AFTER the event that you are completely WRONG. Beck was admiring of Dr. King and said that we all should strive for his dream of equality by character and not color. But your buddies over at Sharpton’s event were just the opposite. Sharpton claimed that Beck and his follows, implying that all white people were one and the same, had no legitimate claim to Dr. King’s legacy. He all but said that only black people can claim and work for his dream. On top of that every single interview of a Sharpton attendee was mean and condescending towards Beck and any of his event attendees. All were wearing a hair shirt for attitude and anger. Who has a dream?

Robert Mahoney
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Robert Mahoney

I agree with Rush. The MSM will tell you who they fear.

Robert Mahoney
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Robert Mahoney

I agree with Rush. The MSM will tell you who they fear.

Dante
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Dante

williamm – you’re making my point. beck – and you, it seems – are choosing the tiniest parts of MLK’s perspective in a totally context-free manner to give a shiny patina of respectability to your positions. MLK, by your definition, was a Marxist. Completely. To the bone, in statement, deed. Frankly, he said far more explicitly collective-resource/responsibility-centric things than Van Jones or President Obama or whatever frightening black person Beck’s decided to shriek at or over. So, when Beck acts as though he’s somehow reclaiming the civil rights movement – which, again, was an explicit series of demands made by MLK and those around him for the federal government to enforce and, in some cases, create new protections against racial/economic discrimination on the state and municipal lecel – it’s either dumb or dishonest. So, which is it? Is he lying or just stupid? The facts of MLK’s pov vs. Beck’s… Read more »

Paul
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Paul

Chris, you are a complete MORON. (Nor, can you spell, either. “there” rather than the possessive plural “their.”) That people are sick & tired of Barrack and his liberal ilk taxing them into oblivion and have noted the utter hypocrisy of Obama and the rest, and are taking a stand against them, does not make them racist. Racism occurs when everything a person thinks or says or does is predicated solely on the color of someone else’s skin. Chris – here’s a wake up call for you – WE DON’T CARE WHAT COLOR SOMEONE’S SKIN IS. DO NOT CARE! YOU GOT THAT, MORON?!? The only racist is you, you pathetic, uneducated imbecile.

Ozzie Castillo
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Ozzie Castillo

So in addressing those that are claiming he is trying to co-opt the day MLK Jr. gave his speech and stating that no race owns any idea he is being racist, but then you go on to say that Beck is crazy for saying that blacks don’t own MLK Jr.- which means that you believe black people own any of MLK Jr.’s work because of the race prism you view things through. How is Glenn the crazy one when you’re proving the case?

The fact that he addressed someone’s claim that he was hijacking, by stating that American ideas are not owned by race (basically stating that race is not an issue) and you retort by stating that race is an issue because they belong to the collective race you are doing a good job leading race-based divisiveness by example- Kudos

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Glenn nor I have to agree with everything Dr King said. If you think I will ever agree with economic equality/wealth redistribution, you must be a Marxist. I would gain from redistribution of wealth. I don’t feel I have a right to other peoples money through your insane redistribution of wealth scam. As to your statement, “black folks don’t own Dr. King”, it’s obvious you are a leftist since you only quoted a small part of Beck’s comment.

Dante
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Dante

also, for Beck to have the gall to call an ultimately benign ABC news report Goebbels-esque…honestly, i’m not sure how he can even take himself seriously at this point. running a clip of him saying something that he actually does believe(black folks don’t own MLK)versus posters that declare “race over bastard! good over evil! god over devil! popular music over jazz!” is as dumb as it is self-obsessed.

seriously, give it a shot. compare this material with that news report on it’s merits and try not to feel like an absolute ass.

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters/rote.jpg

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters/wahl.jpg

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters/dragon.jpg (this is probably the most immediately shocking, explicitly declaring that the nazis actions were divinely sanctioned.)

Dante
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Dante

the problem, to my mind, is twofold. a) beck, in stating that “black folks don’t own Dr. King”, implies that the only reason people are concerned with his appropriation of MLK’s legacy is caused completely by race. this, within itself, demonstrates at the very least a stunning lack of self-awareness and at worst the kind of clumsy, hacky, cheap racism that he’s been juggling for years now. b)Dr. King and Beck couldn’t have been further removed in terms of general world view and specific perspective on what the role of government is. Dr. King called for an economic Bill of Rights on several occasions, the very thing Beck refers to as one of the more dangerously radical notions that Cass Sundstein subscribes to. Dr. King *demanded* – the entire point of the original march on Washington! – that the Federal Government intervene on state and municipal levels to ensure that… Read more »

Dante
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Dante

the problem, to my mind, is twofold. a) beck, in stating that “black folks don’t own Dr. King”, implies that the only reason people are concerned with his appropriation of MLK’s legacy is caused completely by race. this, within itself, demonstrates at the very least a stunning lack of self-awareness and at worst the kind of clumsy, hacky, cheap racism that he’s been juggling for years now. b)Dr. King and Beck couldn’t have been further removed in terms of general world view and specific perspective on what the role of government is. Dr. King called for an economic Bill of Rights on several occasions, the very thing Beck refers to as one of the more dangerously radical notions that Cass Sundstein subscribes to. Dr. King *demanded* – the entire point of the original march on Washington! – that the Federal Government intervene on state and municipal levels to ensure that… Read more »

jonathon b
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jonathon b

seriously Chris? that statement makes me think you don’t use your head for anything other than a hat rack. come back when you have an actual thought.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Obviously you are the racist one. What do you have against Black Americans? Why don’t you want Glenn Beck talking about all the contributions from all the brave black people that helped make this the greatest country on earth? What do you have to gain by trying to suppress all the contributions of these great men?

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

You people on the left just can’t help yourselves can you? Your response to anything you oppose like liberty,freedom,honor and the Constitution or those that stand for and support these things is to play the “race card” and hope to incite those you would attack. All you accomplish is to show us just how pathetic and desperate you on the left have become as you watch your chance at power slip from your grasp. Your diatribe and pathetically weak and juvenile name calling only serve to steel our resolve and strengthen us as we advance towards restoring our Republic in spite of you and your kind. In plain English, You have failed.

sodizzy
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sodizzy

Nobody held a gun to Dr. King’s niece and forced her. She bravely comes of her own free will to join many of us who do not have the approval of our family and friends now that we are “jumping ship” publicly. I think there’s a better way than the strong arm politics I have been seeing for years on the left.

Chris
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Chris

Its a shame that most of these comment are in favor of Beck, because it show how racist people still are. I mean “Good that Beck is doing”, clearly people dont care about the real contributions of Dr. King, Beck and the tea party are racist trying to repackage there message into something sounding good.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

What’s sad about blinded by hate people like you is that if you listened to Beck’s meeting and Al Sharpton’s meeting you see two different worlds. Beck’s was positive and upbeat and Sharptons was mean and noninclusive of any white person who dared try to praise Dr. King’s work. Every black person interviewed at Sharpton’s event was disparaging of Beck’s crowd and whites in general. Boasting by Sharpton himself that “We” meaning the black people at his event had claim to Dr. Kings legacy and that Beck and his crowd did not.

Nicholas Peter Urgero
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Nicholas Peter Urgero

glenn is a BEAST!!

Carter
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Carter

I think that Glenn Beck is awesome.

Arthur Autrey
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Arthur Autrey

Dear God, please let people see through these lies and seek the truth. Please let them see how wicked these progressives are and let them see the contrast and choose to side with those that adhere to the natural law.

christopher
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christopher

Progressive Cancer.

Orange Shaman
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Orange Shaman

The Daily Show & The Colbert Report did a small job on him too…but at least moved on after just a few minutes to other topics because they’re more about making fun of everything they can in the half hour they each have.

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