Advertisers pulling from Glenn Beck show

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  1. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I was working today and the show was going in the background (not by my choice), he was actually trying to act like he was crying over nazi propaganda or something, I am sure it will be on youtube or something. ****ing ridiculous.

    Found it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddZexeSYGoI

    Doesn't show the second part of his cry segment IIRC.
     
  2. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Glenn Beck has a prime-time television show. I think the number of people on this forum who have a prime-time television show is near zero. Nobody here should be telling him what to do because he has a show, and the one criticizing probably does not.

    Glenn Beck has every right to cry about his daughter who has cerebral palsy on his prime-time television show. Glenn Beck has every right to make the connection between another person who has cerebral palsy to his daughter. If my daughter had cerebral palsy I'd cry, especially if I thought that America would eventually adopt certain Nazi-Germany ideals. Eugenics might be watered down in Obama-care, but it is a possibility that the government won't want to pay for 92 year old grandma's throat surgery or a severely mentally disabled infant's birth. In some state run healthcare states similar situations have already arisen.

    I've been around people who have cerebral palsy. It's like dealing with infants, but marginally worse. It's saddening and I've shed tears over it before, but at home, alone. Not on national television.

    If Glenn Beck believes that the government wouldn't want to support his daughter, he can cry about that. That doesn't mean every other Republican will, one being that not every Republican has a crippled child and two because a fair amount of them don't believe what he's saying to the extremes that he's displaying them.

    I do think that there is a chance that there will be remorse when the government runs healthcare on their budget and not everyone can afford to have so and so treatment when they really need it.

    You do realize Obama-care is going to be run on a budget?
     
  3. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i know its not the whole clip, but what was his point?....
    Was this an attempt to connect Obama with Nazi's?
     
  4. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    His point was that Nazi-Germany had government healthcare and practiced eugenics.

    The advertisement that Nazi-Germany used had a child with cerebral palsy on it.

    His daughter has cerebral palsy.

    Some state run healthcare states already have denied people of care or put them on long waiting lists.

    Glenn Beck is sickened by this.

    Glenn Beck cries.

    Six step explanation.
     
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Basically a linkage back to the death panels or whatever they are going on about right now. I think I have heard the word death panel at least 100 times today, Obama included.

    I did hear Obama's speech earlier and I think he might have messed up when saying he didn't want a one payer system, he basically made it sound like he knew it wasn't viable right now so he wants to transition into it.
     
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    On a sorta half related side note, did anybody see Keith Olbourmens (sp) take on all this?
     
  7. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    It was posted in another thread somewhere, can't quite remember which one.
     
  8. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Very sad about his son. Fortunately Glenn can afford the proper healthcare for him.
     
  9. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    It is precisely because Glenn Beck has a prime-time television show on a news network that he has a responsibility to engage in fact based commentary and journalism. It is precisely because of his unwillingness or inability to do so that his sponsors are pulling their support. This is not difficult to understand, and trying to spin criticism as either a) professional jealousy or b) liberal conspiracy is asinine.
     
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    I personally don't blame them. Glenn Beck is a complete and total ass. He makes Conservatives look like brainless monkeys. People like him are killing the Republican party, and are slowly destroying any power that we Conservatives have. Once idiots like him are gone, things will start to get better for Conservatives IMO.

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    Glenn Beck's only "true" responsibility is to make sure his show doesn't encourage assassinations or anything along those lines. I'm sure he thinks that his other responsibilities include reporting news accurately and so fourth, but talking about whether he does that well or not is just the typical Democrat / Republican argument. Which, by the way, became boring about a million years ago.

    It's not like it's Geico's responsibility to advertise from 5-6 PM EST or 2-3 AM EST. They can leave if they want to. There are certainly other advertisers which would want to fill Geico's spot. There won't be any screen for 45 seconds of blankness where Geico's commercials should have been.
     
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    Excuse me while I shed a tear for a guy who thinks porn leads to adultery. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Eugenics was invented and first practiced in, (GASP!) America.

    Almost all states allow insurance companies to deny coverage with little or no explanation, even though premiums have been paid in full. What is that if not being denied care?

    Everyone is sickened by Glenn Beck's misrepresentation of the facts. His personal tragedies have nothing to do with anything.

    Life goes on.

    Stop whinging.
     
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    I'm sure his "true" responsibilities as per FCC guidelines are much more in-depth than that.
    Just because your nation has become polarized to the extent that partisanship is the only type of politics doesn't mean that there aren't objective facts and verifiable truths. That your country has devolved into right/left gimmickry and he-said she-said reporting doesn't absolve news anchors and commentators of the responsibilities of accountable reporting, nor does it make them immune to criticism for conducting business as usual.
     
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    Yes because they're privately owned. Privately owned businesses don't have to help anyone that doesn't want to pay or will be consuming more medicine (ultimately meaning money) than they should be from said company.

    Government AKA public healthcare denying people is eugenics. Privately owned healthcare denying people is competitive and successful business management.

    Don't like Glenn Beck? Don't watch him! Tell everyone else not to watch him too!
     
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    so you're in favor of death panels as long as they're privately run? :confused:
     
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    iThink that Geico has realized that it has become not beneficial to associate themselves with Mr. Beck. Even spaceboots has to see where they are coming from. His views are a tad extreme and his show has taken particularly sour notes. It has gone from what used to be somewhat comedy to just plan lies now. Last week he fabricated a quote by taking a document that was written, quoting the footnotes from Page 16 and then text from Page 10, the text from Page 10 that he quoted was in the material only as an example and not as an actual argument. In addition, I understand that we live in a free country and what not, but calling the president a racist Nazi on a daily basis is not tasteful no matter if it is Glen Beck or Jon Stewart; Barack Obama or George Bush.
     
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    Private industry isn't awarded the luxery of "free" money. The companies have to watch their bottom line when entering into contracts with people who have pre-existing conditions or no one whom they insure will be covered as they will be out of business. These ethical issues are going to be troubling if the government tries to take on a public option. At what point do we stop taking equity out on the next generations future? My guess is we will just continue to spend, and I don't believe any plan we come up with is going to dissipate the burdon we face for the elder generation.
     
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    so you're in favor of "death panels" as long as they're private run? :confused:
     
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    This is "Going Places"
     
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    Killing Sarah Palin's darling baby Trig is "ok" as long as it's done for profit by private industry??? :eek:
     
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    Nice consistent view there.



    Seriously, it reminds me of a certain George Orwell book.
     
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    So, you advocate patient dumping and Denial of service, simply because a public option is distasteful to you?

    I've always believed that medical advances happen much quicker than we're able to process them. Medical ethics has been shaped more by profit than common sense. Does it make sense to give a hip replacement to a 90 year old with Alzheimers? What about saving grossly premature babies? Giving lifelong alcoholics liver transplants?

    Whether we like it or not, we need to somehow put a price on procedures like the British do. No system, public nor private can continue to pay for all medical advances. Rationing is inevitable if health care inflation increases at double digits.
     

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