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After Obama’s Election, Fox News Declared Itself “The Voice Of The Opposition”
Roger Ailes On Obama’s Election: “I See This As The Alamo.” A March 6, 2009, Los Angeles Timesarticle reported that, in a meeting with former Fox News host Glenn Beck, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes declared that his network would challenge the Obama administration, reportedly saying “I see this as the Alamo.” FromThe Los Angeles Times:

Before Glenn Beck started his new show on Fox News in January, he sat down with Roger Ailes, the network’s chief executive, to make sure they were on the same page.
“I wanted to meet with Roger and tell him, ‘You may not want to put me on the air. I believe we are in dire trouble, and I will never shut up,’ ” said the conservative radio host.
But before Beck could say anything, Ailes shared a message of his own: The country faced tough times, he said, and Fox News was one of the only news outlets willing to challenge the new administration.
“I see this as the Alamo,” Ailes said, according to Beck. “If I just had somebody who was willing to sit on the other side of the camera until the last shot is fired, we’d be fine.” [Los Angeles Times, 3/6/09] 
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    After Obama’s Election, Fox News Declared Itself “The Voice Of The Opposition”

    Roger Ailes On Obama’s Election: “I See This As The Alamo.” A March 6, 2009, Los Angeles Timesarticle reported that, in a meeting with former Fox News host Glenn Beck, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes declared that his network would challenge the Obama administration, reportedly saying “I see this as the Alamo.” FromThe Los Angeles Times:

    Before Glenn Beck started his new show on Fox News in January, he sat down with Roger Ailes, the network’s chief executive, to make sure they were on the same page.

    “I wanted to meet with Roger and tell him, ‘You may not want to put me on the air. I believe we are in dire trouble, and I will never shut up,’ ” said the conservative radio host.

    But before Beck could say anything, Ailes shared a message of his own: The country faced tough times, he said, and Fox News was one of the only news outlets willing to challenge the new administration.

    “I see this as the Alamo,” Ailes said, according to Beck. “If I just had somebody who was willing to sit on the other side of the camera until the last shot is fired, we’d be fine.” [Los Angeles Times3/6/09

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    — 1 year ago with 56 notes
    #Fox News  #Extremist Republicans  #Glenn Beck  #Roger Ailes  #GOP 
    image: from Think Progress: 17 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing, Right-Wing Extremism Is Significant Domestic Terror Threat
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Political correctness is deadly: right-wing extremism is our biggest domestic terror threat
As long as the media and average people pretend  that ‘both sides do it’ and decide that it’s okay for self-described ‘patriots’ to rabidly hate President Obama, Democrats, and the federal government — and as long as everyone continues to look the other way when right-wing attitudes manifest themselves publicly, in the form of open racism and / or violent rhetoric, we’ll be under threat as a society and a functioning country.
Ask yourself if the fictional right-wing, Fox “News” created, tea party celebrated ‘creeping Sharia law’ is more of a threat to our country than the very real and ongoing use of the Republican Party’s Southern Strategy. Recall Sarah Palin’s creative ‘sniper rifle symbols’ on Democratic U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the aftermath. Think of Breitbart-protégé James O’Keefe and his ‘pimp costume’ and ACORN and the fictional Democratic voter fraud issue (as we’ve learned, Mitt Romney, the presumed GOP presidential candidate, actually committed voter fraud).
Or look at the most recent example of our politically correct, both sides do it, national discourse:

The ‘outrage’ for the right was something said by a CNN commentator about a candidate’s wife and was, in fact, entirely true. The ‘outrage’ for the left, which should be an outrage for the entire country, was a thinly-veiled threat against the life of our sitting president, for purposes of demonstrating the speaker’s Southern Strategy bona fides in front of an NRA crowd. With our history of political assassinations and attempted assassinations, should we ever take such rhetoric lightly?
While you think about which outrage received the most national attention and why, you might also ask yourself how your silence on such matters not only contributes to the escalation of ignorance in our national discourse, but encourages some Beck- or Palin-inspired Manchurian candidate to prove his ‘Super Patriotism’ in the form of action. Sort of like this guy, who has been happily expressing his right-wing ideals in court all last week:

[Anders Behring Breivik] identified as his enemy the “cultural Marxists” who he said had destroyed Norway by using it as “a dumping ground for the surplus births of the third world”. Claiming Norwegians would be a minority in their own capital “within five years”, he blamed liberal politicians for bringing about Norway’s demise with “feminism, quotas … transforming the church, schools”.
The 69 people, many of them teenagers, who died on the island of Utøya when he opened fire on the youth camp of the ruling Labour party were “not innocent”, he claimed.
“They were not innocent, non-political children; these were young people who worked to actively uphold multicultural values. Many people had leading positions in the leading Labour party youth wing,” he said, going on to compare the Labour party’s youth wing (AUF) with the Hitler Youth.

    image: from Think Progress: 17 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing, Right-Wing Extremism Is Significant Domestic Terror Threat

    Political correctness is deadly: right-wing extremism is our biggest domestic terror threat

    As long as the media and average people pretend  that ‘both sides do it’ and decide that it’s okay for self-described ‘patriots’ to rabidly hate President Obama, Democrats, and the federal government — and as long as everyone continues to look the other way when right-wing attitudes manifest themselves publicly, in the form of open racism and / or violent rhetoric, we’ll be under threat as a society and a functioning country.

    Ask yourself if the fictional right-wing, Fox “News” created, tea party celebrated ‘creeping Sharia law’ is more of a threat to our country than the very real and ongoing use of the Republican Party’s Southern Strategy. Recall Sarah Palin’s creative ‘sniper rifle symbols’ on Democratic U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the aftermath. Think of Breitbart-protégé James O’Keefe and his ‘pimp costume’ and ACORN and the fictional Democratic voter fraud issue (as we’ve learned, Mitt Romney, the presumed GOP presidential candidate, actually committed voter fraud).

    Or look at the most recent example of our politically correct, both sides do it, national discourse:

    The ‘outrage’ for the right was something said by a CNN commentator about a candidate’s wife and was, in fact, entirely true. The ‘outrage’ for the left, which should be an outrage for the entire country, was a thinly-veiled threat against the life of our sitting president, for purposes of demonstrating the speaker’s Southern Strategy bona fides in front of an NRA crowd. With our history of political assassinations and attempted assassinations, should we ever take such rhetoric lightly?

    While you think about which outrage received the most national attention and why, you might also ask yourself how your silence on such matters not only contributes to the escalation of ignorance in our national discourse, but encourages some Beck- or Palin-inspired Manchurian candidate to prove his ‘Super Patriotism’ in the form of action. Sort of like this guy, who has been happily expressing his right-wing ideals in court all last week:

    [Anders Behring Breivik] identified as his enemy the “cultural Marxists” who he said had destroyed Norway by using it as “a dumping ground for the surplus births of the third world”. Claiming Norwegians would be a minority in their own capital “within five years”, he blamed liberal politicians for bringing about Norway’s demise with “feminism, quotas … transforming the church, schools”.

    The 69 people, many of them teenagers, who died on the island of Utøya when he opened fire on the youth camp of the ruling Labour party were “not innocent”, he claimed.

    “They were not innocent, non-political children; these were young people who worked to actively uphold multicultural values. Many people had leading positions in the leading Labour party youth wing,” he said, going on to compare the Labour party’s youth wing (AUF) with the Hitler Youth.

    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #death  #religion  #journalism  #never forget  #politics  #media  #wingnuts  #news  #America  #Anders Behring Breivik  #domestic terrorism  #Gabrielle Giffords  #glenn beck  #GOP  #ideologically motivated attacks  #islamic extremists  #lone wolves  #manchurian candidate  #norway  #oklahoma city bombing  #on the rise  #oslo  #President Obama  #Racism  #Republicans  #right wing extremism  #right wing extremists  #right-wing extremist  #safety of american citizens  #sarah palin 
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Corporate America Turns Its Back On Rush Limbaugh - Watching advertisers flee Limbaugh at an alarming rate last week, Beck must have felt a sense of déjà vu regarding the cavalcade of television sponsors who abandoned him after he insulted the president as a “racist.” (Not to mention a socialist -Marxist -Nazi.) It was an advertising exodus that eventually cost Beck his job at Fox News. Like Beck before him, Limbaugh has announced the mass migration is no big deal. Yet like Beck before him, Limbaugh last week learned the overdue lesson that there are real-world consequences for trafficking in hate speech. The talk titan learned there are free-market penalties, such as when companies like Carbonite and AOLwalked away from their existing ad commitment to Limbaugh’s show. […] Imagine how painful the sting must feel for Limbaugh who practically worships at the alter of big business, to know corporate America, via the beloved free marketplace, has spoken so loudly and so clearly about Limbaugh’s creepy, misogynistic taunts of Sandra Fluke.

    Corporate America Turns Its Back On Rush Limbaugh - Watching advertisers flee Limbaugh at an alarming rate last week, Beck must have felt a sense of déjà vu regarding the cavalcade of television sponsors who abandoned him after he insulted the president as a “racist.” (Not to mention a socialist -Marxist -Nazi.) It was an advertising exodus that eventually cost Beck his job at Fox News. Like Beck before him, Limbaugh has announced the mass migration is no big deal. Yet like Beck before him, Limbaugh last week learned the overdue lesson that there are real-world consequences for trafficking in hate speech. The talk titan learned there are free-market penalties, such as when companies like Carbonite and AOLwalked away from their existing ad commitment to Limbaugh’s show. […] Imagine how painful the sting must feel for Limbaugh who practically worships at the alter of big business, to know corporate America, via the beloved free marketplace, has spoken so loudly and so clearly about Limbaugh’s creepy, misogynistic taunts of Sandra Fluke.

    — 2 years ago with 5 notes
    #news  #politics  #rush limbaugh  #corporate america  #fleeing rush  #glenn beck  #sandra fluke 
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Rush Limbaugh Scandal Proves Contagious for Talk-Radio Advertisers - Rush Limbaugh made the right-wing talk-radio industry, and he just might break it. Because now the fallout from the “slut” slurs against Sandra Fluke is extending to the entire political shock-jock genre.Premiere Networks, which distributes Limbaugh as well as a host of other right-wing talkers, sent an email out to its affiliates early Friday listing 98 large corporations that have requested their ads appear only on “programs free of content that you know are deemed to be offensive or controversial (for example, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity).” This is big. According to the radio-industry website Radio-Info.com, which first posted excerpts of the Premiere memo, among the 98 companies that have decided to no longer sponsor these programs are “carmakers (Ford, GM, Toyota), insurance companies (Allstate, Geico, Prudential, State Farm), and restaurants (McDonald’s, Subway).” Together, these talk-radio advertising staples represent millions of dollars in revenue.

    Rush Limbaugh Scandal Proves Contagious for Talk-Radio Advertisers - Rush Limbaugh made the right-wing talk-radio industry, and he just might break it. Because now the fallout from the “slut” slurs against Sandra Fluke is extending to the entire political shock-jock genre.Premiere Networks, which distributes Limbaugh as well as a host of other right-wing talkers, sent an email out to its affiliates early Friday listing 98 large corporations that have requested their ads appear only on “programs free of content that you know are deemed to be offensive or controversial (for example, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity).” This is big. According to the radio-industry website Radio-Info.com, which first posted excerpts of the Premiere memo, among the 98 companies that have decided to no longer sponsor these programs are “carmakers (Ford, GM, Toyota), insurance companies (Allstate, Geico, Prudential, State Farm), and restaurants (McDonald’s, Subway).” Together, these talk-radio advertising staples represent millions of dollars in revenue.

    — 2 years ago with 7 notes
    #news  #politics  #talk radio  #rush limbaugh  #premiere networks  #Mark Levin  #Rush Limbaugh  #Tom Leykis  #Michael Savage  #Glenn Beck  #Sean Hannity  #this is BIG 
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What Are the Gobshites Saying These Days? - Santorum decided to flagellat… er… explain himself to Glenn Beck, and to Beck’s audience of angry shut-ins… The two public intellectuals got into a discussion of religion, and Santorum said: ”I saw one poll that said 62 percent of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it… I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely… The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country.”  …The putative Republican frontrunner is a fking religious loon. This, I believe, should be something of an issue in the campaign.

    What Are the Gobshites Saying These Days? - Santorum decided to flagellat… er… explain himself to Glenn Beck, and to Beck’s audience of angry shut-ins… The two public intellectuals got into a discussion of religion, and Santorum said: ”I saw one poll that said 62 percent of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it… I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely… The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country.”  …The putative Republican frontrunner is a fking religious loon. This, I believe, should be something of an issue in the campaign.

    — 2 years ago with 7 notes
    #news  #politics  #religion  #rick santorum  #glenn beck  #college  #indoctrination mills 
    ""I personally think this is God’s will. I think He has us on a path, and I do think there’s a lot more happening than what we’re seeing. Personally I mean I think Rick’s a great guy, and he’s really smart and everything. But I think a lot more is happening than what we can actually see. It’s completely a spiritual thing. This is God’s will." - Karen Santorum, speaking yesterday on Glenn Beck’s internet television show [for angry shut-ins]."

    Mrs. Frothy: God Wants Us To Win

    RELATED: Beck politely did not bring up the abortionist that used to fuck the shit out of Karen while they were shacked up. You know, the doctor that was 41 years older than Karen. That one that delivered her as a baby. That shit was SO not God’s will.

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #news  #politics  #religion  #rick santorum  #mrs. frothy  #god's will  #glenn beck 
    "I love the Israelis. I love the Jewish people. But they drive me out of my mind when they talk over each other. They’re constantly talking! I don’t know how that society even functions."

    Glenn Beck on his radio show Thursday from South Africa, about his “Restoring Courage” event in Israel.

    Wow.

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    — 2 years ago with 6 notes
    #news  #politics  #religion  #glenn beck  #Israel  #israelis need to stfu apparently  #jewish people talk too much  #restoring courage 
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Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” rally in Jerusalem ends with a whimper #Photo
After months of preparations, hours of television and radio talk all  geared up for the big day, tons of merchandise manufactured, Glenn Beck  could just about muster over a thousand people at his “Restoring  Courage” last night in Jerusalem. read more

Also, most of those that bothered to show up were Americans, not Israelis. I read about one woman who gutted her daughter’s college fund to afford the trip. 

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    Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” rally in Jerusalem ends with a whimper #Photo

    After months of preparations, hours of television and radio talk all geared up for the big day, tons of merchandise manufactured, Glenn Beck could just about muster over a thousand people at his “Restoring Courage” last night in Jerusalem. read more

    Also, most of those that bothered to show up were Americans, not Israelis. I read about one woman who gutted her daughter’s college fund to afford the trip. 

    (via sarahlee310)

    — 2 years ago with 17 notes
    #Glenn Beck  #Restoring Courage  #Jerusalem  #Israel 
    Mediaite has learned that Glenn Beck’s last day on Fox News is currently scheduled to be June 30th. Fox News has confirmed this information to Mediaite.
Glenn Beck Last Day on Fox

    Mediaite has learned that Glenn Beck’s last day on Fox News is currently scheduled to be June 30th. Fox News has confirmed this information to Mediaite.

    Glenn Beck Last Day on Fox

    — 2 years ago
    #news  #news  #politics  #glenn beck  #fox  #last day on fox 
    Glenn Beck believes Israel needs … HIM
On his radio show, Beck announced he’s going to conduct a “Restoring Courage“ event in Jerusalem — he says: “the very gates of Hell are gonna open up against us.”
Classic narcissism, much?
And what of the name of this shindig — Restoring Courage? Is Beck  implying that Israel has lost its courage and is desperately searching  for a chubby, Mormon, political entertainer from America to restore it for them?
And it’s peculiar that Beck is suddenly so interested in appearing pro-Israel. Maybe it’s because in January, 400 rabbis protested Beck’s constant use of Nazi imagery?  Or maybe it’s because Beck named nine people (eight of them were Jews) as enemies of America and humanity?
Or maybe it’s just the new voices in his head?

    Glenn Beck believes Israel needs … HIM

    On his radio show, Beck announced he’s going to conduct a “Restoring Courage event in Jerusalem — he says: “the very gates of Hell are gonna open up against us.”

    Classic narcissism, much?

    And what of the name of this shindig — Restoring Courage? Is Beck implying that Israel has lost its courage and is desperately searching for a chubby, Mormon, political entertainer from America to restore it for them?

    And it’s peculiar that Beck is suddenly so interested in appearing pro-Israel. Maybe it’s because in January, 400 rabbis protested Beck’s constant use of Nazi imagery?  Or maybe it’s because Beck named nine people (eight of them were Jews) as enemies of America and humanity?

    Or maybe it’s just the new voices in his head?

    — 2 years ago with 18 notes
    #politics  #news  #glenn beck  #Hell  #Israel  #Jews  #nazi imagery  #rabbis  #restoring courage  #sanity fail 
    image: wonkette
Where in the world is Glenn Beck crying this week?
 Palin wore a Star of David when she visited Israel in March (below), so it makes sense that Glenn would wear a yarmulke during his visit while his dinner digests, apparently. He’s supposedly been  contemplating a project. Involving Israel? Who knows. But why mom jeans?
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 Related:
 400 Rabbis protest Glenn Beck’s use of Holocaust imagery
 Glenn Beck recently named nine people as enemies of America and humanity. Eight are Jews.

    image: wonkette

    Where in the world is Glenn Beck crying this week?

    Palin wore a Star of David when she visited Israel in March (below), so it makes sense that Glenn would wear a yarmulke during his visit while his dinner digests, apparently. He’s supposedly been contemplating a project. Involving Israel? Who knows. But why mom jeans?

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    — 2 years ago
    #politics  #glenn beck  #sarah palin  #Israel  #star of david  #mormon  #fundamentalist christian  #yarmulke  #mom jeans 

    thedailywhat:

    In Case You Missed It of the Day: Jon Stewart bids farewell to Glenn Beck the best way he knows how: By spending (nearly) the entirety of last night’s episode of The Daily Show impersonating him.

    Parts two, three, and four below:



    [tds.]

    — 3 years ago with 521 notes
    #daily show  #jon stewart  #news  #politics  #funny  #glenn beck 
    "Premiere On Call, a division of the Clear Channel subsidiary that distributes Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, is a service that hires actors to call into radio shows and read a script that purports to be a true story presented by the public. They bind their actors to confidentiality agreements, and disavow any involvement in fraud, saying “Premiere, like many other content providers, facilitates casting—while character and script development, and how the talent’s contribution is integrated into programs, are handled by the varied stations.”"
    — 3 years ago
    #am radio  #glenn beck  #sean hannity  #actors  #rush limbaugh  #callers are actors  #premiere on call  #clear channel