Glenn Beck SLAUGHTERS Arianna Huffington (not literally)

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  1. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    I had to specify 'not literally' in case Arianna was reading this forum and got confused. :)

    Anyway, for anyone who's been following this hilarious display of stupidity on Arianna Huffington's part for the last few days, starting with her appearance on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday when she confronted Roger Ailes about Glenn Beck's supposed comments indicating he thought that Obama was going to literally "slaughter" Americans... Beck nailed her to the floor during his show tonight.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsf86QSwhYc
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfyeo63Q0HE

    The sad part, is that this even needed to be done by Beck. It's hilarious to watch all of the blinded liberals, Fox News haters, and HuffPo lovers go nuts on this issue calling for Beck to be terminated and much more because of something he said about the ECONOMY, and not about Obama.

    If you need to catch up, go ahead and read Arianna's point of view of the whole issue before Beck's slaughtering of her on tonight's show... but make sure you go back and watch the clip... definitely entertaining. I wish I could have seen Arianna watch it.

    "Glenn Beck goes after me..."
    "The backpedaling begins..."

    It's too bad Arianna has to reduce herself to making up false claims about Beck to try and defame him. I'd like to see her use some actually substantive arguments so we could see a real debate instead of an intellectually dishonest biased lie-off.
     
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    It's too bad I never will watch a sociopath who has his own TV show.
     
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    Looks like you might have something in common with most of the HuffPo readers. Too busy being blinded to even take a second to listen to the facts! Just listen to Arianna... she'll tell you what to think! :) Hahaha.
     
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    I don't watch her show either. Nor do I ever visit her website.

    I think for myself. Thank you.:)
     
  5. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Nobody really cares about the guy or what he has to say. He is even less credible than that other guy who is the subject of at least two current threads here.
     
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    Really? Because I think he's probably the #1 or #2 show on all of Cable news. He has like 10x the viewership of CNN or MSNBC in the same time slot. I'd say a LOT of people care about what he has to say. ;)
     
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    Anyone who listens to either Huffington or Beck is a mindless drone, regardless of their political viewpoint.

    I hate opinion journalism, it is ruining America. I wish we could use the entire staffs of Fox News and MSNBC to plug the hole in the ozone or something.
     
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    No. A lot of people watch him for entertainment, like SpongeBob Squarepants. He is a self-confessed rodeo clown and does a good job making people laugh.
     
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    That is an oxymoron sir!
     
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    Not in this country buddy. :(

    They call themselves journalists but it's mostly either opinion, spin or outright fabrication.
     
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    I guess I'm a mindless drone... I read HuffPo and watch Beck from time to time. Probably read HuffPo more. I like opinion journalism... the only difference is that the opinion isn't veiled in a thin attempt at 'fairness'. Journalism has never been opinion free. In fact, it's almost always been liberally biased.



    I doubt many people watch him "for laughs". If you want to laugh, you watch the Daily Show (which I always watch). People watch Beck because he talks about issues that no one else on TV is talking about. They watch him because he's actually doing in-depth analysis on the economy, on the constitution, and more. He has guests on that aren't spewing the same driven you get everywhere else. He actually talks to libertarians and economists who PREDICTED the economic collapse. They watch Beck because he offers things they can't find anywhere else.
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly. Murrow and Cronkite are probably rolling in their graves seeing this spectacle on television or on the internet called "news".
     
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    I'm anxious to see how Arianna tries to play this one off tomorrow. One thing is for sure... she won't be linking to this video. How could she? It clearly and explicitly explains why her entire argument is bunk and baseless. She'll most likely ignore that it ever happened and continue on with her attacks. Drama! Hilarious stupid drama!
     
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    We've turned the running of our country into a giant soap opera. We are truly doomed.
     
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    I could not read that and held my self in with laughter wow :rolleyes:

    Beck does not do any indepth things he just takes random thins and says oh wait this ancient dictator did something or make up random bullSh*t that its not even funny heck he even Compaired Hitler to todays "liberals"
     
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    lol....that WOULD turn you into a mindless drone if you weren't one before
     
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    I've got to admit that was hilarious!

    Economy
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    GENOCIDE!!!!!!
     
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    Hahaha! :D It makes perfect sense!
     
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    The problem is that Glen Beck communicates at the intellectual level of an oxygen starved high school student. Clearly he wasn't talking about literal slaughter, but his unfortunate choice of metaphors conveys much more than the message he claims he intends to convey. Frankly, this is how 'news' operates in this country.

    As to the point about 'opinion free' journalism, I would be surprised, fivepoint, if anyone would claim that news doesn't have or didn't have a bias. Are reasoned arguments also the domain of 'liberals'? I ask because as a representative of a 'conservative' (right wing) 'news' outlet, Fox fails to find time for reasoning. I guess reasoning is the reserve of the liberal elite out to slaughter America with socialism.
     
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    Mokusatsu
     
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    Porn is the most popular thing on the internet, does that make it the most credible thing on the internet? No.... :rolleyes:
     
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    Transcript of the smackdown (or should I say 'slaughter')

     
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    Just trying to point out the facts without any bias - she actually said "this administration" not Obama and you stated. Ailes in reply said Beck was talking about the Nazi regime. There seems to be quite a disconnect between videos in question.
     
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    What I, as the simple thinking man on the street, find funny about the entire lot (And no, I haven't seen Huffington's interview, and I'd rather clean floors with spit and a toothbrush than watch Glenn Beck's drivel) is that obviously it affected Beck. Otherwise he wouldn't have gone to such lengths to get back at her in such a dramatic fashion on his show. If he were as mature (or as egotistical) as he could be, he would have just brushed it off his shoulder like dust from a moth, and not give it a second thought.

    But he didn't, so he wasn't, and quite obviously, it bothered him. So he decided to try to get even with a reponse salvo at Huffington's expense. Will she take the bait? Don't know. If she doesn't, then you know that she has bigger balls than he ever will.

    What people don't understand is that in entertainment, yes, it is all about the ratings. But in life, it's all about the type of person you are, and that you can look back at your life with no regrets. I doubt Beck could ever do that.

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    Actually, he's said himself he's an entertainer, not a reporter:

    Beck has referred to himself as an entertainer,[95] a commentator rather than a reporter,[96] a rodeo clown,[95] and identified with Howard Beale "When he came out of the rain and he was like, none of this makes any sense. I am that guy."[97] For a Barbara Walters ABC special, Beck was selected as one of America’s "Top 10 Most Fascinating People" of 2009.[98] Time Magazine describes Beck as "[t]he new populist superstar of Fox News" saying it is easier to see a set of attitudes rather than a specific ideology, noting his criticism of Wall Street, yet defending bonuses to AIG, as well as denouncing conspiracies against FEMA but warning against indoctrination of children by the AmeriCorps program.[99] What seems to unite Beck's disparate themes they note, is a sense of siege.[99] Time further describes Beck as "a gifted storyteller with a knack for stitching seemingly unrelated data points into possible conspiracies", proclaiming that he has "emerged as a virtuoso on the strings" of Conservative's discontent ... mining the timeless theme of the corrupt Them thwarting a virtuous Us."

    It's all footnoted over on Wikipedia if you want the source references.
     

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