Glenn Beck Didn't Rape And Murder Anyone... But He Doesn't Want Websites Discussing It

from the well,-this-should-be-fun dept

Ok, first off, I'll say this: I don't watch 24-hour cable news shows. In the rare moments when I catch any of the talking heads for any of those networks (CNN, Fox News, MSNBC), it makes me somewhat crazy, because none of them seem to have the slightest common sense. Frankly, they're all just a bunch of entertainers who appear to either be completely clueless, or exaggerate and lie for effect. I have little time for such people -- no matter what ideological bent they happen to come from. One of the popular tactics of such shows, is to use the ever popular "report on a rumor" setup, which lets them insinuate something, without ever officially stepping up and saying it themselves. The simplest form is the "some are saying..." lead in that lets these folks spend plenty of time discussing things without ever actually investigating if they're true. But, at times it goes much deeper into finding some random conspiracy theorist, and building them up into a "movement." It seems to happen pretty regularly, and it's rather silly.

In the last couple of weeks, a random internet meme apparently sprung up to highlight this sort of reporting, initiated in a comment on the ever-excellent Fark, it involved a commenter questioning: "Why haven't we had an official response to the rumor that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990?" The idea, which seems plain to many involved, is not to actually suggest that Glenn Beck did such a thing -- but to highlight this tactic of making a totally bogus rumor into "news" by stating it, and wondering why there hasn't been a denial. A bunch of folks have picked up on this claim and run with it (apparently greatly upsetting some loyal Beck fans), turning it into one of those internet memes with legs.

Someone -- quite anonymous -- then set up a website to chronicle all of this, called (appropriately, given the meme): GlennBeckRapedAndMurderedAYoungGirlIn1990.com. The site itself is clear that it's a parody, attempting to highlight this sort of "news" tactic, and the fact that it's often employed by Beck:
This site is parody/satire. We assume Glenn Beck did not rape and murder a young girl in 1990, although we haven't yet seen proof that he didn't. But we think Glenn Beck definitely uses tactics like this to spread lies and misinformation.
It turns out that Glenn Beck isn't happy about this either. He's filed a domain name dispute over the domain name, claiming that it violates his trademark:
Now, you might see some sort of claim over defamation (but, even that seems iffy, given that it's clearly a parody), but a trademark claim seems really iffy -- and not particularly smart. First, the site in question doesn't have any commerce. It does link to another site that sells stuff, which is how Beck tries to claim that it's a commercial site. For a trademark violation to occur, the name needs to be used in commerce. It's also supposed to be confusing -- but as plenty of "gripes sites" have shown, it's perfectly reasonable to use a trademarked term in a domain name (and, hell, Beck's name isn't even fully registered yet) as a part of a gripe/protest/parody, when it's clearly not run by the actual mark holder.

As for why it's not particularly smart -- whether he wins or loses -- is because he just called a whole bunch of attention to some silly internet meme that clearly wants attention. Beck would have been better off just ignoring it. Instead, in legitimizing it by trying to take it down, many more people become aware of the meme -- and may start calling attention to situations where Beck (and others) make use of such tactics.


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    barry, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 2:40pm

    Why haven't we had a response to the rumor that Michael Masnick is a pedophile?

     

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    some old guy, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 2:47pm

    ok.. clue me in..

    Ok, clue me in please.. but who the hell was glenn beck 3 days ago?

    never heard of him til today.. but since hes already got this meme thing...

     

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    Trails, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 2:47pm

    Obligatory

    Glenn Beck is a skank in NYC.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 2:47pm

    I heard a rumor that this is poetic justice.

     

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    davebarnes (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 2:50pm

    The site is very funny

    I just spent way too much time on the parody site.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 2:51pm

    Glenn Beck raped and murdered my sanity when I watched him.

     

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    RockDJ, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 2:53pm

    Learn how to spel

    Hey Barry it's paedophile not pedophile you brain dead moron...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:02pm

    Re: Learn how to spel

    A pedophile is a foot fetishist!

     

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    mr dimple, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:05pm

    Glenn or Glenda

    When did Glenn have the sex change, where did it all go so horribly wrong?

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5386909536678342435#

     

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    Pogge, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:06pm

    Glenn Beck

    Glenn Beck makes a living doing exactly what this parody website does-just without the disclaimer that would indicate he is lying through his teeth. And honestly, as much as I appreciate a sensitive guy Glenn Beck is the biggest wussie I have ever seen, weeping and sniveling at the drop of a hat. I don't understand what all the "men's men" in the GOP see in him unless they see him as a softer alternative to we hard hearted feminists. Well, to each their own. He makes my skin crawl....ewwww.

     

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    Ryebread, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:09pm

    Legal threats

    If anyone wants to see all of the messages sent from the lawyers, they're up on http://www.deathblow.org

    The fact that they claim "glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com" is so similar to "Glenn Beck" that people might be confused... Well, it leaves me speechless. I know Fox News viewers aren't that bright, but do they really think they're stupid enough to mix those two up?

     

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    Lucretious, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:09pm

    I often wonder if the respected newsmen of 40+ years ago came back and saw how their modern counterparts have completely destroyed the idea of fair and balanced reporting for sensationalist garbage how their reaction would be.

    I can't think of a single over-the-air or cable network that isn't leaning to the extreme left or right. Even WWW news sites are hard to pick through. Crazily enough, when it comes to general news Xinhua and Aljazeera have a more balanced editorial policy than most US/Western organizations. Thats pretty sad.

     

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    Danny (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:14pm

    pot is hoisting the kettle by its own black petard

    Note that if Glen Beck is dragged into making a statement denying "he raped and murdered a young girl in 1990", it will quickly be pointed out that
    • he didn't deny it happened in 1991 or 1989;
    • he didn't deny it was an older girl;
    • (my favorite) he didn't deny he raped OR murdered a young girl, only that he didn't do both.

    I love that he can't win for denying and he can't win for not denying. This is *so* Karl Rove.

     

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    Ryebread, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:18pm

    Re:

    Sitting here, a few miles away from the Edward R. Murrow School of Journalism, I could not agree more. I'm sure he's spinning in his grave. You make an important point - this isn't just about Glenn Beck, it's about the poor state of the "media".

    No longer do we have trusted voices, reporting just the facts and letting us come up with our own opinions. We have professional spinners, using tactics like those we're mocking, who influence the debate and public opinion far more than they should. And they pass it off as news. That's sad. We've become a nation of sheep, and it's a damn shame.

    While Glenn Beck may be the target of this, I hope it opens a few people's eyes. It's not just Beck, it's a whole lot of people in the media who employ these tactics. Beck is just an easy target, and one who's very fun to screw with.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:30pm

    is the website down? i tried to view it and opendns is telling me won't load

     

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    Mano Marks, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:41pm

    Beck loves this, I'm sure

    Beck doesn't care if people spread this rumor, it just means he gets more attention. Beck, Coulter, Limbaugh and others of their ilk live on controversy. I wouldn't be surprised if he sued just to have it live on. Meanwhile, real issues are going ignored or being subsumed by this kind of nonsense.

     

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    crisp, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:43pm

    Barry obama never denied that he was Barney Frank's gay lover.

     

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    Floyd, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:45pm

    Alternate Link

    The site was down for me, too, but I looked at the google cached version of the page and found the link to GB1990.com which worked, also listed is GB1990.net
    Think, people!
    Huzzah for google!

     

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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:53pm

    Whoa!

    "...a comment on the ever-excellent Fark"

    Put down the pipe and back away from the girl, Mike. *Always* excellent? *Occasionally* excellent, perhaps, but then you could say the same about /b/.

     

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    judasndstherapy, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 3:56pm

    Re: Learn how to spel

    In your comment here, maybe you should have checked your spelling before TRYING to sound intelligent. But then again with a name like RockDJ what is a person to expect. Paedophilia is the correct spelling of the psychosis. Aperson is a pedophile. Before you try to belittle someone to make yourself feel better all I ask is for you to think Twice and maybe just check facts.

     

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    judasndstherapy, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 4:00pm

    Re: Barney Franks gay lover

    He never denied that he was not his gay lover either. No win situation for Uncle Barry huh?

     

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    RockDJ, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 4:17pm

    Re: Learn how to spel

    Judasndstherapy you never denied you were a PEDOPHILE....

     

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    DJ (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 4:25pm

    Re: ok.. clue me in..

    He's had a radio program (don't know which station), and a syndicated spot on Fox News Channel for a while.

     

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    DJ (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 4:38pm

    Re: Glenn Beck

    If by "weeeping and sniveling", you mean encouraging Americans to think for themselves (regardless of his tactics) instead of blindly and stupidly following the rest of the herd, then I guess you're right.

    If by "weeping and sniveling" you mean ACTUALLY weeping and sniveling then two things are clearly true: 1)you've never watched or listened to his show, AND 2)you're just a designated blog-watcher whose sole job it is to bash people who disagree with the democratic agenda.

     

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    Jon Gales, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 4:40pm

    He misspelled the domain

    The embedded document misspells the domain name on the first page... "Disputed Domain Name: www.glennbeckrapedandmurdreredrayounggirlin1990.com The mistake is repeated another time in the document. Too funny. Great work Glenn.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 4:53pm

    THEM STEALERS ARE DESTROYING GLENN BECK'S ABILITY TO RAPE AND MURDER PEOPLE!!!

     

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    Lonny Paul (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 4:58pm

    No Matter what you Think... It's just Sleazy to spread the lies...

    Sure, Glenn Beck is an ass monkey.
    Sure, the domain registration does violate his trademark.
    Sure, we have a first amendment.
    Let's hope the "parody site" operator knows and understands his rights - and responds properly.
    If not, it'll be gone.

    Either way - the whole story and it's ongoing spread - is just sleazy.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:02pm

    I find it odd that the title of this post is so misleading. After actually RTFA, it looks as though there is an issue with the title phrased "Glenn Beck Didn't Rape And Murder Anyone... But He Doesn't Want Websites Discussing It". From that title I would assume that he had sent C&D's to multiple sites or threatened action for carrying the story, but the reality is simply that he took action against a parody site that is actually teetering on defamation?

     

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    Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased) (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:07pm

    The Onion

    It reminds me of this Onion article.

     

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    dorp, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:08pm

    Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    If by "weeping and sniveling" you mean ACTUALLY weeping and sniveling

    Umm, yeah, he actually weeps and snivels. That's on his show, no need to get defensive about truth. Again ;)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:10pm

    jackass

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:11pm

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:11pm

    Re: pot is hoisting the kettle by its own black petard

    except that Karl Rove was never a news commentator. As a political strategist, he was expected to pull such maneuvers, and did so with willful gusto. No less offensive than many pulled by the machinators on the other side have done too often to count.

    I have to agree with the general jist of our topic at hand here- just not with comparing news commentators, anchors or any other "journalist" to a politico who was never one of those things and never represented himself as such. Karl would take your inuendo as a compliment, as do I as a supporter.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:13pm

    Re: Beck loves this, I'm sure

    Don't forget Olbermann and Colbert. (with much less significance assigned to Colbert who at least presents himself as a comedian)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:14pm

    you state you dont watch cable shows but you can state that what he says is misleading and false? Beck always says to prove him wrong because on most things he wishes he is wrong because he would rather be wrong than be right and have something trumatic happen. check your facts first and stop slandering people.

     

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    DJ (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:18pm

    Re: Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    weeping. verb. expressing grief, sorrow, or any overwhelming emotion by shedding tears:

    Nope he never does that.

    Sniveling. verb. 1. to weep or cry with sniffling.
    2. to affect a tearful state;

    Nope he never does that.

    And yes there's a need to get defensive here, because there's very little truth on this particular page. Unless, of course, you count the irony that this entire story is decrying the use of unsubstantiated information to incite viewers/listeners/readers...That's exactly what Mike has done here.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:20pm

    So obvious

    Some people actually need this technique of Beck's pointed out to them? That's the scariest thing of all. The asshat is all about that sort of nonsense. It's junior high stuff. "Well, see, he isn't denying it." It can be followed up with a question that can't be answered in any way without sounding wrong, like "when did you stop banging your sister?" You may laugh, but some of these commentators ask serious-sounding questions in that "gotcha" style, and no one seems to notice.

     

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    KeyboardGato, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:20pm

    They did it

    They got to the domain registrar. The webmaster has posted the new legal documents involved. Keep the story going. You can still reach the site and message board at www.GB1990.com Ah Glenn Beck, thank you for defending free speech.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:21pm

    Re: Re: Beck loves this, I'm sure

    of course, Olberman and Colbert don't get commented on by conservatives or any of their comments made a controversy of because of two factors:

    1) the media is overwhelmingly liberal socialists who are angry at people who have achieved anything for themselves beyond academics and other safe, liberal pursuits

    2) dumb conservatives get branded as the voice of conservatism, while the rest of the conservatives who really run things and are successful are too busy to triffle with such baseless non-sense. The world around us speaks different truths than the liberal bible. You're welcome to join when you're ready.

     

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    DS, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:22pm

    Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    If you think that being a bomb-thrower is the same as encouraging Americans to think for themselves, well...

     

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    DJ (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:30pm

    Re: Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    I do so love rhetoric, as you clearly do too.

     

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    otto (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:33pm

    Did Glen Beck?

    I did hear that rumor, and I checked the intertubes carefully. No where I checked did it say he most definately did not murder and rape a young girl in 1990. So it could have happened. I checked Fark, and Reddit, and links to other sites, and no where did it say where he said he had not murdered any young girl, or young boy for that matter.

     

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    Marcus Carab (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:39pm

    Re:

    you're an ass

     

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    Marcus Carab (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:40pm

    Re: ok.. clue me in..

    he is a loud republican pundit who also does "comedy tours" which are actually just him harping on various social and political issues

     

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    Name Withheld (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:43pm

    We were down, and now we're back

    Glenn's lawyers are trying DESPERATELY to get us shut down. He's sent notices to my webhost, their datacenter, now the registrar, who took us offline tonight (but we're back up).

    Yes, GB1900.com is a backup domain that points to the site, so you can use it if you still can't get there...

    I did update the verbiage on the main page today, to try and make it even more clear what this is all about - it's about fighting the techniques that people like Beck use - making vague accusations and trying to get people to deny the patently stupid.

    My email and phone number are on the site. Feel free to let me know what you think, pro or con. I just want everyone to understand what we *are*, and *are not* doing. :-)

    Thanks to TechDirt for the article!

    Sincerely,
    -Name Withheld

     

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    Luci, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:45pm

    Re: Re: Learn how to spel

    Ahh, someone who didn't get the joke, and doesn't know how to 'spell,' themselves. Get a sense of humor.

     

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    Kickawesome, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:57pm

    Holy Streisand Effect Batman!

     

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    nasch (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 5:57pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    What do you call this?

    Glenn Beck crying

    (sorry if this is a double post)

     

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    nasch (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:00pm

    Re: pot is hoisting the kettle by its own black petard

    How about "I have never raped or killed anyone"? Or just grow a brain and realize nobody actually thinks he raped and murdered someone. Just ignore it and continue with his "journalism".

     

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    Glen Beck, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:03pm

    This is the first I hear that Glenn Beck had anything to do with young girls, rape, or murder.

    By his own admission he was an alcoholic with many demons in 1990. I guess it's not totally inconceivable that he did in fact do something horrible in 1990, or some other year.

     

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    Eddie, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:03pm

    Re: Barry

    I was just wondering the same thing about Barry.

     

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    ..., Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:09pm

    In Other News

    It is rumored that Baghdad Bob has signed with Fox News and will replace Glen Beck who has seen advertisers fleeing from his show. His first in depth story will be how Glen Beck is doing very well and is moving on to bigger and better things

     

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    Derek Kerton (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:09pm

    Re:

    I have seen his long-form Non-Pedophile Certificate. It is in good order...although some have come to question whether the jurisdiction in question used that exact formulary at the time of its issue. Apparently some "i"s are dotted with a different type of dot than some people were willing to accept.

     

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    Delphine, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:09pm

    He still hasn't told us whether or not he raped and killed a little girl.

    Mr. Beck, why won't you come clean?

    Just give us some kind of evidence you did not rape and kill a little girl in 1990. There appears to be a police report showing you raped and killed a little girl. Is it true?

    Are you suing for the domain as a part of a cover up?

    We're not suggesting you raped and killed a little girl in the 1990's. We're just saying we haven't seen any proof claiming otherwise. We're very confused.

     

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    Eddie, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:11pm

    Re:: Glenn Beck's Weeping

    How can someone who follows this assclown not realize that he cries and moans like a bitch all the time.
    And he most certainly does not encourage people to think for themselves, he encourages them to blindly repeat his cockamamie ideas verbatim at all times. If they thought for themselves and did the most rudimentary research, they would see him for the lying, whiny jackass he is.

     

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    batch, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:12pm

    Re: ok.. clue me in..

    Its late now that some other people replied, but you'll live a longer, happier, more enjoyable life if you can keep from learning anything about that douchebag, Glenn Beck.

     

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    MESCALITOSPOKE, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:13pm

    Re:

    Nor can you disprove that you haven't dressed up as Maggie Thatcher, and blown a donkey.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:15pm

    Re: Re: Re: Beck loves this, I'm sure

    Nice... It must feel great to be so superior that you know the "truth".

     

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    suzy, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:16pm

    Re: BARRY

    The internet hates you.

     

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    DJ (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:18pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    I call that a reason to retract the word "never" and replace it with "TWICE". TWICE! How many shows has he done? I can't view the video clips at work, but one of those images doesn't even look like it's his show, but I'll stick with twice. Yep, he cried on air twice. What a big crybaby. He has no control over his emotions.

    Even you "manly men" out there I guarantee have cried more than twice in your adult life. Criticizing someone for doing something you also do has a term: hypocrisy.

     

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    C Ya, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:18pm

    oops, sorry I thought I was watching a Technology Site. I will remove this Site from my watchlist and be gone.
    Bye

     

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    kevan, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:26pm

    Re: Learn how to spel

    First of all you start off your comment by saying "learn to spel." How ironic. Second of all it can be spelled both ways. So if he is a brain dead moron then what does that make you? Far worse I guess.

     

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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:26pm

    Re:

    "Beck always says to prove him wrong because on most things he wishes he is wrong because he would rather be wrong than be right and have something trumatic happen."

    What? So if he's right, something 'trumatic' might happen? Is he being irresponsible?

    And are we to understand from his denials that it was a young boy, and not a girl after all?

     

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    DJ (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:29pm

    Re: Re:: Glenn Beck's Weeping

    "encourages them to blindly repeat his cockamamie ideas verbatim at all times"

    Oh! so THAT'S what he means when I says to decide for ourselves! golly I could've sworn that when someone says "I'm just asking the questions. You can answer them for yourself", that that's exactly what they mean. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

    Oh yeah, that also means that if I interpret what everyone says as the exact opposite of what they really mean, then you are clearly a staunch Glenn Beck supporter.

     

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    Derek Kerton (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:31pm

    Re: Re: Re: Beck loves this, I'm sure

    "who have achieved anything for themselves"

    While it's true that one can work hard and advance one's lot, do you believe it's literally true that that person has done it "by themself"? Real question.

    I find that successful people in the US often claim 100% of their success as the result of their own doing, their own bootstraps, and thus 100% should be their own share of the rewards.

    I, too, am successful enough. But I am humble enough to know that my hard work, smarts, and career strategy were not enough. I needed the luck of good parents, the social service of good schools, the roads, the telecom infrastructure. I needed rule of law. I needed national defense. I needed reservoirs for freakin water to drink. I needed educated staff that I could hire to help my business progress. That shit doesn't grow on trees, though too many people ignore the role it played in their success.

    If success is 100% self-earned, then the successful might have achieved it anywhere. Good for them. I, for one, would not be as successful were I born in Botswana.

     

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    TruthSeeker, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:34pm

    Re:

    Yeah maybe because he pulled your head out of your ass!

     

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    TruthSeeker, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:38pm

    This is all just a smear campaign against Glenn Beck because he is standing up to our very communist President and his thug administration. You people will wake up when it's too late but even then you may be too ignorant to know what happened. Some people in this coutry are just plain f'in stupid. I don't mean that as just an insult I mean really f'in stupid.

     

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    extraspect (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:42pm

    glan beck

    Checked with trademark at USPTO.GOV they never heard of him though there are almost 200 Beck.

     

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    extraspect (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:44pm

    I checked on USPTO.GOV, on the trademark search area,they never heard of him, though there are nearly 200 other beck's.

     

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    TruthSeeker, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:47pm

    Re: pot is hoisting the kettle by its own black petard

    Your opinion sucks ass!

     

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    Ted, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:49pm

    Wait, so his lawyers are saying he IS the Glenn Beck who raped and murdered a girl in 1990? Else why would he want the trademark that site? In Glen beck's America, such things are legal, like unicorns.

     

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    Mark, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 6:52pm

    I heard the rumor that Rush Limbaugh helped him while Rush was under the influence of his drug habit.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 7:09pm

    You have to love all the name calling, yet nobody in 73 posts has pointed out a single case where glenn beck has done this a single time. Bunch of uneducated babies calling names to try to draw attention away from the mess the socialist foreign bastard of a president is doing to this once free nation. I will point out none of that is name calling because it's all 100% true.

     

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    banzaitree, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 7:13pm

    Re: Re: Learn how to spel

    Pedophile and paedophile are both correct spellings for an adult who is sexually attracted to children.

    A pedophile is not someone with a foot fetish. A person with a foot fetish is known as a person with a foot fetish.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 7:26pm

    Re:

    "You have to love all the name calling, yet nobody in 73 posts has pointed out a single case where glenn beck has done this a single time. Bunch of uneducated babies calling names to try to draw attention away from the mess the socialist foreign bastard of a president is doing to this once free nation. I will point out none of that is name calling because it's all 100% true."

    You attack the accusers, saying they have no sources. Where are yours, regarding the president?

    Oh wait, you've been getting your news from Fox. My apologies.

     

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    pjhenry1216 (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 7:30pm

    Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    I'm all for you defending him and saying he isn't a crybaby, thats fine. But seriously... his show is completely devoid of intelligence. He contradicts himself all the time. "He has a deep seated hatred for the white man." "I never said he didn't like white men." Seriously? (while I used quotes, I'm not quite sure if those are the *exact* words, but its extremely close and not taken out of context either.)

     

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    itshurleytime, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 7:31pm

    Really? He owns the trademark?

    Like any good political pundit, I am going to completely ignore the documents provided for me and read into the synopsis.

    I can't believe Glenn Beck owns the trademark of "rape and murder of a young girl in 1990". I mean, Gilbert Gottfried talked a lot about Bob Saget raping and murdering a young girl in 1990 too. I think Beck is barking up the wrong tree. He should be going after Saget to make sure he didn't break any trademark laws.

     

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    Worried, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 7:37pm

    I heard a rumor

    This is the very tactic Beck, Palin and Faux news use to run their despicably racist smear campaign against the President.

    So until we see proof that Glenn Beck didn't rape and murder a young girl in 1990, whatever sponsors he has left should probably distance themselves from him.

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 7:45pm

    Re: So obvious

    "Some people actually need this technique of Beck's pointed out to them? That's the scariest thing of all."

    No, the scariest thing of all is that there are actually living, breathing people out there that take him seriously. Regardless of political slant, some people are just hysterically & obviously wrong in just about everything they say. Glenn Beck is one of those people.

     

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    Cecil, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 7:45pm

    Re:

    "Bunch of uneducated babies calling names to try to draw attention away from the mess the socialist foreign bastard of a president is doing to this once free nation. I will point out none of that is name calling because it's all 100% true."

    Where is your proof?

    Are you truly so stupid that you eat up everything Beck, Palin and Faux news spew with a spoon?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 7:51pm

    Re: Legal threats

    Or spell 1990.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 8:01pm

    Damn that fool Glenn Beck is gangsta. I gotta start watching his show.

     

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    MPD, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 8:05pm

    Re: Learn how to spel

    Are you serious? I hope not.

    From a DICTIONARY:

    pe-do-phile
    -noun Psychiatry.
    an adult who is sexually attracted to young children.

     

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    When all else fails, play the race card, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 8:22pm

    Glenn Beck huh?

    Never paid much attention to this guy but if he's got so many of you phony liberals worked up he must be doing something right.

     

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    nasch (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 8:24pm

    Re: Re: Re:: Glenn Beck's Weeping

    I could've sworn that when someone says "I'm just asking the questions. You can answer them for yourself", that that's exactly what they mean. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

    As Jon Stewart (EW LIBERAL!!) rephrased it, "I'm not saying your mother is a whore, I'm JUST ASKING. Reasonable people just want to know if YOUR MOTHER IS A WHORE." They (lots of these people, not just Beck) hide behind the question mark so they can say any crazy thing they want.

    Use your head. It's not about left vs. right or us vs. them, it's about thinking vs. idiocy. Pick which side you want to be on; if you want to be a thoughtful conservative, that's great. In that case you probably will want to have nothing to do with the likes of Glenn Beck. OTOH if you're picking the idiocy side... then I'm wasting my time.

     

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    SomeGuy, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 8:33pm

    Re: Learn how to spel

    You forgot an "l". Also, there are 2 ways to spell pedophile:

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pedophile

    What are you, British?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 8:38pm

    haha

     

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    Joh nDavid, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 8:49pm

    Wow

    Truly amazing dude, well done!

    R
    www.anonymous-web.be.tc

     

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    quidpro, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 8:53pm

    Re:

    LOL You're like the comedian who comes up after the funnier one and tries to tell the same jokes but no one laughs. Best to just shut the hell up and avoid looking like a poof.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 8:58pm

    Re:

    > to try to draw attention away from the mess the socialist foreign bastard of a
    > president is doing to this once free nation. I will point out none of that is
    > name calling because it's all 100% true.

    Why don't you say you want you really want to? I see people call Obama a Nazi, a socialist, a communist, a muslim, a foreigner and so on and you know what I hear? Nigger. That's what y'all want to say but you know you can't. How's it feel to be a bigot and a racist with a black man in the White House? No wonder your type is all uppity and irrational and foaming at the mouth. Just put on your hoods and own up to what you are, you'll feel better and it will also let the rest of know where to direct our laughter.

     

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    thublihnk (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 9:00pm

    Re: Re: pot is hoisting the kettle by its own black petard

    Rove is a news commentator. Check yo facts, son.

     

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    Dude, Seriously, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 9:20pm

    Dude, Seriously

    Dude, Seriously. Learn how to deal with apostrophes. It's 2009. It's just an ASCII character. That's all. It's just a key on a keyboard. It's just a few pixels. It's not an international character. Stop getting your panties in a twist everytime you encounter one. Just learn to deal with them like every other website somehow manages to.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Sep 8th, 2009 @ 9:52pm

    Re: Dude, Seriously

    You keep complaining about apostrophes, but never point out what the actual problem is. I don't see any problems. Would you care to actually point out the problem?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 10:05pm

    Re:

     

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    griddlebrick, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 11:27pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    Yep, wept on air, witnesses with my own two eyes.

     

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    JENNIFER, Sep 8th, 2009 @ 11:46pm

    Re:

    So the point pretty much sailed over your head?

     

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    Celes, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 12:32am

    Re: Re: Dude, Seriously

    I don't know if this is the same thing the other poster is experiencing, but wherever there's an apostrophe in your headlines, I see ' displayed instead. In this case, "didn't" shows up as "didn't". I just read past it, but hey, some people get fired up about the strangest things.

     

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    Enrico Suarve, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 1:17am

    Re: Legal threats

    "...I know Fox News viewers aren't that bright, but do they really think they're stupid enough to mix those two up?"

    Shit, put like that his lawyers might have a point.

     

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    Pappa Smurf, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 1:22am

    Re:

    I heard a rumor about a rumor that supports this rumor that proves the rumor that there is a god. Victory Rumor?

    Bitchen =^_^.=

     

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    Ian, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 2:20am

    Mugshot Proves It.

    I have received a mugshot proving that Glenn Beck really was arrested for raping and murdering a young girl in 1990, allegedly. It's 100% proven, allegedly. Check it out for yourself here, allegedly.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Sep 9th, 2009 @ 3:00am

    Re: Re: Re: Dude, Seriously

    I don't know if this is the same thing the other poster is experiencing, but wherever there's an apostrophe in your headlines, I see ' displayed instead. In this case, "didn't" shows up as "didn't". I just read past it, but hey, some people get fired up about the strangest things.

    Hmm. You write that and I just see apostrophes. What is showing up instead of them?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 3:27am

    Did Glenn Beck Rape and Murder a Girl in the 90's?

    Yes he did. I was there.

     

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    The i-Team (profile), Sep 9th, 2009 @ 4:05am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Dude, Seriously

    Mike, I think what the poster was referring to is in the RSS feed.
    For example, Outlook shows this post as:

    "Glenn Beck Didn't Rape And Murder Anyone... But He Doesn't Want Websites Discussing It"

    Hope this helps...

     

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    The i-Team (profile), Sep 9th, 2009 @ 4:07am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dude, Seriously

    Lol, the website re-encoded it!

    The RSS feeds are showing the html code for the apostrophe, can't type it in without your site changing it back! :-p

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 4:43am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    I have actually watched Glen Beck a few times. I have seen him cry. It seemed very theatrical.

     

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    MKR, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 4:46am

    Re: ok.. clue me in..

    Sadly, a very successful nut. He had a short bout of CNN HLN where he slid toward absolute insanity, often calling himself a "rodeo clown" and advising people not to take him seriously.

    Then CNN said they didn't have room for his brand of crazy, so he went over to Fox News to complete the metamorphosis.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 5:05am

    Fox news is a joke and so are its reporters!! They are the rag mag of tv news. I would like to see them pulled off air. They do not report fair and balanced news, they do not check sources, they are the airwaves terrorist envoking hate and racism. We all need to pray that our goverment officaials succeed so that we will all benifit.
    We teach our childern team work, respect and tolerence, as adults what kind of example are we setting. This great nation came together and voted for change. It took years 8 yrars to get in this mess, could we give our new president a couple of years to get us out. How about a show of support and teach the world about respect and tolerence.

     

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    Kevin, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 5:05am

    copyright

    The author needs to study copyright law. It is illegal to use someone's copyrighted material without permission regardless of whether or not it is being used in commerce. The only exception is Fair Use which allows some copyrighted material to be used without permission if it is being used as part of a larger article and the source is cited.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 5:12am

    Re:

    you don't know what communism is, do you?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 5:36am

    Muslim Schooling?

     

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    nimbleswitch (profile), Sep 9th, 2009 @ 5:51am

    Does Glenn Beck Publish That Website Himself Just For the Publicity Dot Com?

    Wouldn't surprise me. Just so folks like #2, above, would finally hear about him for the first time.

     

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    nimbleswitch (profile), Sep 9th, 2009 @ 6:09am

    The only "copyrighted material" that Beck claims in his complaint is being used without his permission is his name: "Glenn Beck," used in parody. If that's a copyright violation simply because it's a use of his name, then how many times per day does Beck violate other people's "copyrighted material" on his commercially-sponsored, money-making (for him) TV show? At least it used to be commercially sponsored. I understand that is drying up. Or maybe that's just a rumor. But why doesn't Beck deny it?

     

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    Joe Dirt, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 6:09am

    Re: Re:

    Let me start by saying I do not watch Glenn Beck. I barely watch TV at all. I am not very political(middle of the road) and I have no agenda. But really? Every time someone disagrees with a person of color they are racist? Really? REALLY???!!!!

     

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    Pjw, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 6:49am

    Glen beck

    Watch beck the truth hurts.

     

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    Pjw, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 6:55am

    Re:

    What do you watch or read to get your info about obummer?

     

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    Obummer, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 7:07am

    Ob

    If fox news is partisan what do you crazies think of this site? I came here through drudge. What's your excuse?
    Obummer

     

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    Josie, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 7:10am

    Tribute!

    Ha! I read this story and am tearing up with laughter! This is just like the sketch Gilbert Godfrey made for the roast of Bob Saget! If you haven't seen that, I suggest you do. Someone is clearly making a tribute to him with that comment!
    Ah! Hilarity!

     

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    Josie, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 7:16am

    Link to the real story

    Sorry if I misspelled the name. Here's the link: http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/121063/detail/

    Watch it and you'll see how funny this whole rumor is :). What would be better is Gilbert coming out and making a fuss about people stealing his material.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 7:42am

    Re: Re: Re: Learn how to spel

    Ahh, someone who didn't get the joke, and doesn't know how to 'spell,' themselves. Get a sense of humor.

    Ahh Luci,
    You didn't get it either. He was just joking!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 7:48am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    I call that a reason to retract the word "never" and replace it with "TWICE".

    Yeah, BIG difference there. Just goes to show that you don't know what you're spewing about. Sorry to knock your hero down.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 8:06am

    Re: copyright

    The author needs to study copyright law.

    You don't even know the difference between copyright and trademark and you think Mike "needs to study copyright law"? You must be one of Beck's faithful followers.

     

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    jackob schmidt, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 8:13am

    Glenn Beck

    Glenn Beck is letting people know about obama's friends, past and present. We find them to be shady, socialists, former terrorist, and anti-white. You know a person by the friends he associates with past and present. Go getem Beck.

     

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    navafer, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 8:20am

    Re: Legal threats

    Yeah, It's not like the ow so smart LIBTARTDS not to confuse BarryHObama.com with

    BarrakObamaCantShitStraightWithoutATelleprompter.com

    naw NEVER happen

     

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    Yakko Warner, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 8:44am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dude, Seriously

    Here you go:

    The RSS feed shows:
    Glenn Beck Didn't Rape And Murder Anyone... But He Doesn't Want Websites Discussing It

    There's another story that shows up as:
    ES& #038;S Sues Former Workers Over Taking[...]

    (except without the space between the & and the # -- for some reason, even when I try to encode it, it's getting decoded -- crazy browsers)

    It's something I see in a lot of my RSS feeds, though, so I'm not sure if it's precisely Techdirt's fault or just something screwy with the RSS format and the way my reader (Google Reader) chooses to interpret it or not.

     

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    Yakko Warner, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 8:54am

    So, what now?

    Not being familiar with Glenn Beck, let me see if I understand here.

    This meme about Glenn Beck not denying a rape and murder is one of those "loaded questions", like "Have you stopped beating your wife?" It implies something that's not true, so Beck is understandably pissed off. This meme is a scummy attempt to discredit Beck.

    However, the reason this meme came up in the first place, is because (I'm assuming from Masnick's post) Beck tends to use the same technique: stating rumors and demanding a response, and implying that the lack of response is acceptance of whatever wild rumor he chooses to put forth. Thus, this scummy meme is not a random attack, but poetic justice.

    Is that about right?

    If so, then I think Beck needs to stop eating kittens.

     

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    Steve, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 9:04am

    Re: Re:

    1st Glenn Beck is not a reporter, as he has pointed out MANY times he is a commentator and, has he has pointed out MANY times, he is biased towards conservatism.

    2nd, can you point to something Mr. Beck has said that was not factual? In the case of Van Jones for example, Mr. Beck let Mr. Jones' words speak for themselves. He played Mr. Jones' words in FULL CONTEXT. By revealing who Mr. Jones really is, Glenn Beck has done a great service to this country.

     

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    Mick, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 9:21am

    I heard

    I don't know if this is true but supposedly Beck didn't do this but is just trying to take the fall for his friend Keith Olbermann. They are really best buds but old Kieth has a certian taste for the ladies that is to die for..eh, sorry.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 9:35am

    ahm from taxes and in my steat Glenn Beck is an hero all you ffing comies will burn in hell for yor lies About this natuinal hero.

     

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    GBM&RAGI1990, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 9:40am

    I can understand why Glenn Beck wouldn't want to read 'Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990'. I mean 'Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990' has the potential to tarnish his career! Everybody will think 'Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990' as soon as they hear his name.

    Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990

     

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    Celes, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 9:47am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dude, Seriously

    Huh. I don't use the RSS feed. Weird.

    Even weirder is that, looking at some other articles, it appears this only happens sometimes. Anyway, it doesn't cause me any grief even when it does.

     

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    Carla, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 10:12am

    Glenn Beck

    Well, anyway, whatevah. So... uhm... DID Glenn Beck rape and murder a young girl in 1990?

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Sep 9th, 2009 @ 10:35am

    Re: copyright

    The author needs to study copyright law.

    Ah. Well, that's interesting because nothing about this story involves copyright. It involves trademark law. They're entirely different.

    It is illegal to use someone's copyrighted material without permission regardless of whether or not it is being used in commerce.

    Well, actually, I do know a bit about copyright law, and that's not true.

    But, as mentioned, this is about trademark. And in trademark, use in commerce does matter.

    The only exception is Fair Use which allows some copyrighted material to be used without permission if it is being used as part of a larger article and the source is cited.

    Again, you should probably brush up on copyright law yourself, because the parameters for fair use go *way* beyond what you just stated.

    But, again, this is about trademark law, not copyright law, so the parameters of fair use in copyright don't apply.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 10:40am

    Glenn Beck and I were gay Lovers, and it was the best sex of my life.

    I was so bitter when he left me that I started my own cable show, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 10:40am

    Glenn Beck and I were gay Lovers, and it was the best sex of my life.

    I was so bitter when he left me that I started my own cable show, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann"

     

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    Sarah P, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 10:44am

    I'd never let Glenn Beck near my children!

    My guess is even the right wingers that are piping up about how great Glenn Beck is would have to have at least some fear in their mind about leaving Beck alone with their own children. These rumors about his past are wide spread! Even if you love it when he's calls Obama a Marxist and a racist, would you leave your little girl alone in a room with him? What if the rumors are true? He's certainly not denying them, but rather than trying to silence them with a team of lawyers. Not exactly the approach of someone that is innocent? Why won't he face the allegations? Why won't he take a lie detector test?

     

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    Yakko Warner, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 11:24am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dude, Seriously

    Using FireFox 3, I see apostrophes.

    I just opened this same page in Internet Explorer 8, and I see ', both in the title bar and in the headline in the page.

    Looks like an IE8 bug to me; ' is supposed to get rendered as an apostrophe by the browser.

     

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    JDD, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 11:32am

    Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HWKzobeya4

    One of many examples of Glenn Beck crying on air. Also check out his 9/12 crying and etc.

    ... In fact, he does this so often, I feel compelled to ask YOU, DJ... Have you ever watched this guy's show? Crying is what he's famous for.

     

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    Beck's friend, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 12:15pm

    Glenn Beck

    Well, if Glenn Beck didn't do it, why is he upset over it? He should have just ignored the site if he is innocent of the rumors.

     

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    Derek Reed, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 12:28pm

    Apostrophes

    http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum119/430.htm

    The numeric code "39" works more places (for example, all IE browsers) than "apos".

     

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    chris (profile), Sep 9th, 2009 @ 12:37pm

    Re: Re: Learn how to spel

    What are you, British?

    you dumbass. the british spell it "peter file"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUH4zcNi020

     

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    Good Work, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 12:45pm

    Wow you all look like a bunch of little kids.

    This does nothing for you cause, or your credibility... keep it up.

     

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    chris (profile), Sep 9th, 2009 @ 12:57pm

    Re: ok.. clue me in..

    but who the hell was glenn beck 3 days ago?

    he's batman's arch nemesis:
    http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/thumb/b/bc/GlennBeckRaped.jpg/180px-GlennBe ckRaped.jpg

     

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    chris (profile), Sep 9th, 2009 @ 1:05pm

    Re:

    Why haven't we had a response to the pedophile that Michael Masnick is a rumor?

     

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    Diana, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 1:20pm

    Gilbert Godfried

    Wasn't the whole "raped and murdered a girl in 1990" thing from Gilbert Godfried's routine in the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget?

     

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    otto (profile), Sep 9th, 2009 @ 1:24pm

    Re:

    You mean you have proof Glen Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990???

     

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    bullet, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 2:04pm

    Rapist glenn beck

    it would make more sense if the suggestion was that glen raped a farm animal

     

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    Yakko Warner, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 2:12pm

    Re: Apostrophes

    W3Schools is one of my favorite reference sites for HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. On their reference page, they list ' specifically as "does not work in IE".

    I was about to iterate my previous comment about this being a "bug", but I decided to go to the authority, W3.org's relevant page. Sure enough, ' isn't listed as a standard HTML character entity.

    IE is actually more conforming to the standard by not interpreting ' as an apostrophe. Go figure.

     

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    Different Mike, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 4:24pm

    Well, I know how I would respond

    If someone accused me of raping and murdering a girl in 1990 I would sure deny it. Yet Glenn continues to remain suspiciously silent against these allegations, and is even actively trying to quiet the discussion about it.

    Come on Glenn, show us the long form non-rape certificate!

     

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    Rick VT, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 4:53pm

    Glen Beck - Rape & Murder

    Now, if only Glen Beck would also rape and murder Rush Limpbog, then we'd have something truly news worthy and maybe even mildly heroic.

     

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    SD Ted, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 4:58pm

    Apparently techdirt doesn't like the truth

    Bashing Glenn Beck...............come on guys. Stick to tech news.

     

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    tommy paine, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 5:33pm

    glenn beck

    Glenn is one of the most honest and caring members of the media today. The left just doesn't like anyone reporting the truth, and will personally attack anyone who presents a threat to them.
    This tactic referred to in this article is taken out of context. Beck often uses it, but in the context of humor to poke fun of illegitimate news sources such as MSNBC. The only show which continually employs these tactics is the daily show, which is obviously total parody, and not to be taken seriously.
    Implying malicious acts such as rape and murder is treacherous whether it be parody or not.

     

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    Sister Chromatid, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 7:02pm

    giggling about Glenn's much deserved comeuppance

    Hats off to the creator of this meme; it has spread much glee through cyberland!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 8:51pm

    Re: Re: ok.. clue me in..

    Last time I checked, the only persons attending his comedy tours were people who wanted to see him enough to pay for it. WTF is WRONG with you people? Never had a wife? Child? Have to explain that people are so seething with hatred for anyone who dares express a different opinion that you'll make a joke out of rape and murder (when did Karl Rove ever stoop that low?) I originally switched party affiliation to vote in the primary to stop Reagan from getting the nomination, but the Crats have managed to embarrass themselves so much since, I never came back.

     

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    S Bedell, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 9:22pm

    Liver lippin libs

    The higher you libs climb the harder you'll fall. You blamed Bush etc. for everything now it's either Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck. Who will it be next?

     

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    alternatives(), Sep 9th, 2009 @ 10:35pm

    This thread will keep giving for weeks

    As other internet systems close off discussion after 1-2 weeks this thread should be a source of comic gold as the trickle of "Glenn is the greatest" and "No he's a crybaby" or the rhetorical arguments like "he's a Christian ergo he'd never do something like that" (yea Cuz Christans have a no killing history to work with eh?)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 9th, 2009 @ 10:37pm

    Glenn Beck

    Glenn is a royal wuss! He's always crying about something and I think he thinks that make's him feel special!

    What a looser! Get off the radio glenn!

     

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    in the middle, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 12:02am

    Re: Glenn Beck

    Wow, Guess you never watch the show or english is your second language...

     

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    HoJo, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 5:29am

    What if?

    What if someone had opened a site with the same name and entered Obama's name in the place of Glen Beck? Would you be so bland on the subject? Or would you be calling it a racist site full of slander and demand an apology!!??

     

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    Andy, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 7:37am

    Glenn Beck's just insane. Period.

     

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    Hugh J, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 9:07am

    Re: Legal threats

    er, Ryebread you make the comment that "Fox News viewers aren't that bright"... do you have any information whatsoever to back that up? Any REAL statistical data from viewer surveys?

    If not, then you're just another self-important, hypocritical, jack-ass libtard spewing non-factual "data"...

    If you want to tune into a network that truly DOES make stuff up, may I suggest you tune to CBS News? After all, it was CBS News that knowingly reported on documents that their editor KNEW were bogus when the story went on the air.

    Otherwise, just STFU & spare the rest of us from your sophomoric rants

     

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    known coward, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 9:24am

    so from what i can gather here

    Glenn beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990. Quick someone needs to put up a web site.

     

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    hoser (profile), Sep 10th, 2009 @ 9:54am

    Aren't blogger sites protected from invasion from people like Beck? Doesn't the 42ND amend. allow satirists to BS? Where in the constitution does it say ANYTHING about "domain name dispute"? IT DOESN'T!!!!!!! because these are words made up by alleged lawyers of the alleged Glenn Shrek.I confirmed this on my OUIJY WHITE BOARD and it replied, "darn your smart".

    Any way, if you take the first letter of each of the following words (also known as a gramaphone): My name could be glenn beck and I want this to stop right away. This gives you MNCBGBAIWANTTSRA!!!!! Yeah, you can see where this is leading. Now, take this gramaphone and record it, play it backwards and you can hear "Paul is dead, paul is dead". Well, there was a little girl that wasn't raped by Glenn Beck whose name was......you got it...... PAUL. WHOAH NELLIE, I've proven it all! AND.... I'm told that Mr. Beck AND Paul were both alive in 1990 so Mr.B could very well have raped Paul but this cannot be proven unless Mr. B makes a confession or asks for leniency from the 1990 people.I think the residents of that state can now rest easy knowing that little Paul not only didn't die in vain but didn't die at all, in 1990. Now, in 1991.........

     

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    alternatives(), Sep 10th, 2009 @ 10:01am

    Re: What if?

    What if someone had opened a site with the same name and entered Obama's name in the place of Glen Beck?

    If Mr. Obama had a history of making statements about others that were false, claiming that he'd just heard such a rumor and wondering if it was true and asking for a statement denying the false statement I'd feel 'bout the same as I do about Mr. Beck in this situation.

    The rhetorical tactic Mr. Beck is being subjected to is crap. Yet, Mr. Beck uses this crap tactic and gets paid money for doing it on a national stage. Mr. Beck is just getting back what he's done to others, by someone on his own dime it seems, and showing he can't take it.

    Oh, and it there DOES seem to be a police report about a rape in the 1990's that says a "Glenn Beck" was a suspect. So there is a valid question for certain values of "Glenn Beck". Thus for equivalence - there would have to seem to be a valid police report about a rape listing "Barack Obama".

    But hey, thanks for asking hojo.

     

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    Ross, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 12:44pm

    Re: So, what now?

    Yes, exactly :)

    Though, allegedly, Glenn Beck doesn't actually eat the kittens. Some people say he just, allegedly, kills kittens and drinks their blood. Not eat them.

    Get your alleged facts straight! ;)

    High time to take down Fox News' scummy "some people say" and "Is XYZ an America-hater who sells nuclear secrets to Osama -- next on Fox" tactics with the most powerful tool in the world -- justified ridicule.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 2:29pm

    Re: Re: Apostrophes

    On their reference page, they list ' specifically as "does not work in IE".

    And right before that they state "HTML and XHTML processors must support the five special characters listed in the table below". The "does not work in IE" is actually a note about IE's noncompliance.

    IE is actually more conforming to the standard by not interpreting ' as an apostrophe. Go figure.

    No, they still fail ISO-8859-1.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 4:02pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    The people calling him a communist/nazi/muslim/foreigner/Hilter etc. aren't disagreeing with him. They're calling him names and I think I know why.

    I disagree with Obama on a good number of things but I'm not for calling him every name in the book.

     

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    ryan, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 6:22pm

    Re:

    yes, he did. on the campaign trail he said, "i did not have sexual relations with that man, barney frank."

     

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    Steven Roberts, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 8:03pm

    discredit the messenger

    This a clear example of the way you discredit someone. You state that they do this as a way of doing business and have no examples to give credit to the statement. I cut and paste from the article for reference. "This site is parody/satire. We assume Glenn Beck did not rape and murder a young girl in 1990, although we haven't yet seen proof that he didn't. But we think Glenn Beck definitely uses tactics like this to spread lies and misinformation." I see his political leanings and his bias.

     

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    Steven Roberts, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 8:09pm

    Re: Glenn Beck

    You know I agree with you on his style. But the information he presents is real and an honest look at events. How shallow a mine you have.

     

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    TooSafe, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 8:48pm

    Beck's efforts to disprove the rumors DEBUNKED

    First there was the rumors, then the demand for non-existent evidence, and finally Beck's efforts to divert attention from the conspiracy were DEBUNKED!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 11th, 2009 @ 8:40am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    Tom Browkaw never cried on air that I can find. Dan Rather? Not that I've ever heard of. Walter Kronkite? Maybe tears of joy and wonder during the moon landing, or perhaps a tear, or maybe two of sadness after the JFK assassination.

    But, Beck isn't a Browkaw, a Rather or a Kronkite. He isn't even a Jon Stewart (who did get weepy after 9/11, but at other times? Over a regular story of his own creation?). And his stories aren't of the magnitude of a moon landing, or a presidential assassination, or a 9/11.

     

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    Steven Roberts Fan, Sep 11th, 2009 @ 8:43am

    Re: Re: Glenn Beck

    A mine is a terrible thing to waste. Stop burying land mines, especially shallow mines. Whats mine is yours. Eenee meenee mine ee moe.

    Now, that you have spoken your mine, I hope you don't mine if I give mine opinion.

    Calling Glenn Beck "real and honest" is like calling GW Bush an intellectual. It is so laughable that you discredit yourself.

    Now lets get back to discussing the rape and murder of the little girls in 1990 by Glenn Beck. He still has not denied raping and murdering little girls in 1990. Mine mine mine mine mine mine.

     

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    Concerned Mother, Sep 11th, 2009 @ 11:21am

    Petition to STOP GLENN BECK NOW

    Please sign this petition to show your support for this growing movement.

     

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    DISGUSTED, Sep 11th, 2009 @ 12:23pm

    GUILTY AS CHARGED!

    G.B. once wore a thong at a public beach and caused several people to vomit. He never offered to re-imburse them for their lost lunches! I'm sure they will have to pay the expenses for their years of psychotherapy for years!

    I don't think any man who teabagged his high school gym teacher should be on the radio infecting the minds of our youth with his communist blather.

     

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    Sick of it, Sep 11th, 2009 @ 12:34pm

    Re. Beck

    Wow, only 176 comments about this in 3 days. The liberal groups is getting smaller. Keep at it Beck. You have more supporters that this group.

     

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    dkossuber, Sep 11th, 2009 @ 12:38pm

    Glennbecking

    So far I've seen no proof that Glenn Beck did not rape and murder a young girl in 1990. All I've seen is evidence that he it may have been possible for him to do so. The evidence.

    Glenn Beck raging on a disagreeable woman on his radio program.....and, calling for killing people with a shovel

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/9/1/774938/-Remember-when-Glenn-Beck-said-he-wanted -to-kill-Charlie-Rangel

    If he is able to rage so quickly in public what evil hate and rage is he capable of in private?

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>

    And some quotes to quantify Glenn Beck's state of mind in 1990....Interview given by Glenn Beck in 2007 discussing his past..

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695232408,00.html?pg=1

    Actual Quotes from Glenn Beck:
    "I was the one you didn't want to go out with your daughter but you didn't know it." (page 3)

    "I was a monster," says Beck. "I just wasn't a good guy. I was a scumbag." (page 3)

    "I was taking drugs every day of my life since I was 16 years old," (page 3)

    "I'd buy Pope John Paul's book and then ask myself, who would the pope tell me not to read? Well, probably Nostradamus, so I'd buy his book. It was the library of the insane," says Beck (page 4)

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    The Urban Dictionary defining the term GlennBeck showing the growing use of the term in our lexicon.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=glennbeck

     

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    Mark Kontny, Sep 11th, 2009 @ 2:35pm

    Glenn Beck

    Some people say Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990. What say you?

     

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    Sandbox Report, Sep 11th, 2009 @ 5:17pm

    Glenn Beck, spokesperson for the retarded.

    Glenn Beck Accuses Walmart Of Witchcraft - http://sandboxreport.com/?p=234

    Is Glenn Beck Working For The Obama Administration? - http://sandboxreport.com/?p=331

     

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    Becky, Sep 12th, 2009 @ 10:43am

    Media Cover Up

    Why is the media trying to cover this up? They keep saying that "Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990" is a baseless rumour. Why? How can they be so sure? To be fair, we need to give equal airtime to those who believe that this is a serious allegation that needs to be addressed.

     

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    Eric, Sep 13th, 2009 @ 3:30am

    I'm not saying that Beck really did rape and murder this girl, but I find it puzzling that he's refused to deny the charges, and now I hear he's trying to have the website shut down. What is he trying to hide? If Beck would just release his records - including his appointment book, phone and credit card records, and DNA evidence - this whole thing would die as quickly as that young girl he might have murdered although we're not sure. But he's got to release the full, notarized originals, not a smudgy photocopy or a "short version." Beck's silence should be troubling to all patriotic Americans who love their country and fear for its future.

     

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    ncman2006, Sep 13th, 2009 @ 12:19pm

    MSM silent about this

    Yes his silence is suspicious. Why is FoxNews not discussing this in a fair and balanced way?

     

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    ncman2006, Sep 13th, 2009 @ 12:22pm

    Beck losing Advertisers...the real story

    Beck has lost over 60 advertisers who have refused to advertise on his program. I read that the real reason for them fleeing is that they do not want to be associated with an alleged rapist/killer.

    Beck, Foxnews, you just need to deny these rumors. What are you hiding?

     

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    harry canary, Sep 15th, 2009 @ 12:20pm

    Well all he has to do

    All glenn has to do is tell the truth. If he would just be a stand up guy and tell the truth things would work out. But he has yet to deny the charges. And he has not even given a good reason why. Why is he spending so much effort not denying these clear statements? All he has to do is prove it did not happen. But he will not, so the doubt and questions linger. We are all reasonable people and as reasonable people we should be able to expect some standard of proof from glenn that he did not do these things. But he has not been as forthcoming as we should have a right to expect.

     

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    Jim, Sep 15th, 2009 @ 2:39pm

    Re: Beck losing Advertisers...the real story

    Well, obviously this conspiracy goes deep into the Fox News organization...

     

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    ines, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 9:49am

    beck- murder

    I've watched both msnbc and fox. The difference in my opinion is that msnbc deals more with facts whereas fox it's almost all one sided. For example Chris Matthews always has someone on with an opposing view. Pat Buchanan who's as far right as you can go is frenquently his guest. He always has republicians on and for the most part shows respect. Rachael Maddow, like her or not she does her homework. She spoke about the republician who's speaking out about czars, this senator introduced a bill that would end the use of czars. She then showed a video of that same republician during the bush era talking about the NEED for czars - she then pointed out the senator's website that says he was one of the first senators to introduce the czar bill to congress. Those are FACTS and she calls them on it. Fox doesn't go by facts, unless you wants to call becks chalkboard with arrows and circle facts. On the rare occasion that they have someone with an opposing view, the person is usually interupted so many times that they never get to answer the question - o'reiley is notorous for it.

     

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    ines, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 10:05am

    Re:

    Judging by your attitude you need to take a break from glenn - you've got waaay too much anger.

     

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    Deborah, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 4:07pm

    Rhetoric, Satires, News, Information

    For those who seek to laugh from dark comedy, these sorts of topics would suit. For satire, as the type Moliere lived for, these topics would suit. For those of us who want news and information that is backed up by film, fact, recordable evidence, the type of data that can stand in a court, these topic are not worth our time, and frankly, does nothing to life a person up, only to tear down. I'm not into that. Life is hard enough to get through. People of all sides could target ANYONE and make an insinuation to put the person on the defensive. Some people have too much time on their hands, and I question where their heartful intent might be.

     

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    Juven, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 7:45pm

    BECK

    The commentator who said these things about Beck has a streak of malady of brain tumors running in their family. They all are sick. Most of them were hospitalized. They haven't released this information.

     

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    Juven, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 7:50pm

    BECK

    The commentator who said these things about Beck has a streak of malady of brain tumors running in their family. They all are sick. Most of them were hospitalized. They haven't released this information.

     

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    Juven, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 7:52pm

    BECK

    Sarah P. Why don't you take a lie detector test to see if you had sex.

     

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    Juven, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 7:57pm

    BECK

    All these people on this site should take lie detector tests to see if they are insane. I guess all are Demwits. Keep it up Dems. That march on Washington really got the worms squirming in your brains. Hail to the BECK. Imagine they love Maddcow.

     

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    B Daddy, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 9:30pm

    Glenn Beck is a sick Man

    This is a real interesting joke of sorts being played on the biggest liar on so-called news television. I recognize that he doesn't claim to be a news person, but he has a lot of brain numb idiots believing that he is communicating the news. Sorry for the redundancy. However, I am somewhat confused by the lack of attention payed to Beck's drug, alcahol, and ADD problems. I am also confused by the lack of attention payed to a racist MORMON who accused a black man (Obama) of being a racist. Hmmm, a member of a racist religion who believes people of color are inferior to white people, also beleives that the most powerful person of color in the land is racist. Why? Becuase a person (black man) whom the president knows very well was treated with disrespect by a white police officer. Have you ever noticed who Beck most often seeks out to try and detroy? People of color.

     

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    Affraid, Sep 18th, 2009 @ 7:34am

    GLENN BECK A CULT MEMBER???

    Glen beck believes that Jesus (after he rose from the dead mind you) Came to the Americas to save the Native Americans. Why wont he discuss this??? We want answers!

     

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    Tom S., Sep 19th, 2009 @ 8:51am

    Can you say Hypocrite?

    This bozo starts off by saying, "I don't watch 24-hour cable news", then tells us how they report on rumors.

    Talk about spreading a meme.

     

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    hoser, Sep 19th, 2009 @ 11:42am

    Beck is Mormon!

     

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    harry johnson, Sep 19th, 2009 @ 11:22pm

    Why has glenn beck not responded in a positive way after all of these weeks since this surfaced? All he has done is hire lawyers. High priced ones. Why does he hire lawyers if he has nothing to hide? Why is he trying to force silence rather than answer these important questions? America needs answers. We will not be able to trust glenn beck (or any of his ilk, for that matter) with these doubts hanging about. All he has to do is clear the air and prove them wrong. Why will he not do it?

     

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    MSchott, Sep 27th, 2009 @ 4:59pm

    Did Glenn Beck Rape and Murder a Young Girl in 1990?

    They're still doing it.

    Not just Beck, but all of Fox News, uses this totally unprofessional method of starting and perpetuating lies.

     

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    dkossuber, Sep 27th, 2009 @ 6:55pm

    Did Glenn do it?

    Actual words from Glenn Beck discussing how he could look Michael Moore in the eye while he kills him with his bare hands. Not only does this fit the exact definition of hate speech(look it up) it indicates to me that anyone that idolizes Glenn Beck idolizes a loser.


    "Would you kill someone for that?...I'm thinking about killing Moore...I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it,...No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out. Is this wrong? I stopped wearing my What Would Jesus — band — Do, and I've lost all sense of right and wrong now. I used to be able to say, 'Yeah, I'd kill Moore,' and then I'd see the little band: What Would Jesus Do? And then I'd realize, 'Oh, you wouldn't kill Moore. Or at least you wouldn't choke him to death.' And you know, well, I'm not sure."
    The Glenn Beck Program, May 17, 2005

     

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    yg1990, Oct 8th, 2009 @ 11:35am

    Glenn Beck Raped and Murdered a Young Girl in 1990?

    For the last time people, it is very unlikely that Glenn Beck Raped and Murdered a Young Girl in 1990. Just because he has never denied that he raped and murdered a young girl in 1990, does not mean that he definitely did do it. Please stop insinuating that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990.

     

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    Explainer, Oct 9th, 2009 @ 7:09am

    Glenn Beck Raped and Murdered a Young Girl in 1990?

    Let's get some perspective here, people! I mean, nobody thinks Glenn Beck Raped and Murdered a Young Girl in 1990. I fact, most of us think it is not true that Glenn Beck Raped and Murdered a Young Girl in 1990. I am certain that M. Beck will soon come forward to deny that Glenn Beck Raped and Murdered a Young Girl in 1990.

     

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    Empty Space (profile), Oct 23rd, 2009 @ 10:01am

    Glenn Beck Raped and Murdered a Young Girl in 1990.

    How can anyone categorically state that Glenn Beck did not rape and murder a young girl in 1990? Unless a witness was with Glenn Beck during every second of 1990 someone stating that Glenn Beck didn't rape and murder anyone is entirely inconclusive. I think of, OJ, Robert Blake, Phil Specter, and I'm sure other famous people who have killed. A blanket statement of innocence is as crazy and a blanket statement of guilt.

     

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    Maynotlast, Oct 24th, 2009 @ 5:29pm

    Glenn Beck: a Flight Risk?

    The longer Beck refuses to dispute the charges that he raped and murdered a young girl in 1990 the more guilty he appears. If I were the FBI, I would consider Glenn Beck a flight risk!

    http://stopyellingatme-maynotlast.blogspot.com/

     

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    Alphonse, Oct 26th, 2009 @ 6:55pm

    Next it will be the truth about the sex magick......

    Why is no one discussing semenancy?

     

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    Banquo, Nov 5th, 2009 @ 4:55pm

    "Didn't" is the wrong term.

    Seeing as how an accusation has been made, and no proof to the contrary has been made, the correct headline should be "Genn Beck Probably didn't Rape and Murder a young girl in 1990"

    If you follow Becks own logic, and use his GOP membership as a guide to his moral values and the values he places on the life and/or happiness of others it's very easy to believe that on occasion he might very well have raped and/or murdered or raped and murdered or murdered and raped some young woman in 1990. If he behaved as he does on TV and he was in a murder rape trial and I was on the jury he'd have a hard time winning me over.

    So maybe you should think twice before proclaiming the innocence of someone based on information you just don't have.

     

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    Kijmo, Nov 25th, 2009 @ 4:17pm

    Re: Re: Learn how to spel

    Nice random capitals there jizzball.. Learn to spell you cock-breathed gobshite..

     

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    chrism, Jan 15th, 2010 @ 5:51pm

    Re: Legal threats

    it's just what lawyers do ... if they can't find a legitimate legal maneuver they simply make up one ... that's why the courts are always tied up with frivolous legal actions.

     

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    garret, Mar 22nd, 2010 @ 9:59am

    Re: Learn how to spel

    spell

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 11th, 2010 @ 5:16pm

    Ur All Whats Wrong With America

    everyone on here is a stupid idiot. your probably all liberal and your probably democrats. Glenn beck is the only influential person that actually tells you whats going on in your world, but do you listen to him no. Instead you spreed rumors. So someday when you wake up and the united states is in so much debt that's there's no way out, and all of the values and justice of the old America is gone. Just remember glen beck warned you dumbass.

     

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    Tarene, Aug 17th, 2010 @ 6:26pm

    More important

    Why won't Barack Obama provide his US birth certificate??

     

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    Tarene, Aug 17th, 2010 @ 6:27pm

    More important

    Why won't Barack Obama provide his US birth certificate??

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 11th, 2010 @ 5:05pm

    Wow that was the biggest waste of time ever.. talk about non sensical. To whoever wrote this "article".. I just have to say, You kind of people are so annoying.

    You're probablly over analyzing these 2 sentence I put, and how I spelled non sensical wrong and that maybe that stems from how I was raised or now your trying to question my level of intelligence and maybe you are even guessing my color of skin, and where I grew up, or that I'm probablly a woman.... and blah blah blah!! Get a life stop trying to act smart talk about stuff that matters or don't talk at all (I'm sure you would be doing us all a favor by keeping your analytical justifications of ones theory, to yourself) There! I hope I wasted your time, even though its not even comparable to the time I wasted reading just the 1st sentence of this article. SHUT UP! Go analyze yourself (ha that should be interesting).. Bla bla! Bla!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 3rd, 2011 @ 11:22pm

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I personally like Glenn Beck. I have found that the majority of the people who do not like Beck have never even watched his show and make their assumptions on him from what others have said. Alot of what he has said actually has happened even though people said he was crazy. I appreciate what he does. At least he has the balls to say what he actually believes.

     

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    Jorge, Feb 18th, 2011 @ 9:47pm

    Re:

    Yea, like when he believed in FEMA death camps then flip flopped. Or how he thinks Google is part of some conspiracy involving the government. Or how he's racist and thinks every Muslim person is wanting to destroy America (look up him and Keith Ellison). Or when he said slavery was a good thing. Or when (insert lie or idiotic idea here).

     

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