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Interesting thought from Glenn Beck

March 9, 2014

To the editor: Here is an excerpt from this writer in a letter that appeared on June 14, 2009, “Opinion is not fact:” “Talk radio and cable TV have dug a deep hole of negative reporting....

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Hagrid

Mar-23-14 12:54 AM

Bknees, did you ever find those tax deductions for sending jobs overseas that you claimed, or do we just chalk that up to more BS?

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Hagrid

Mar-22-14 10:54 PM

I wonder how many days we could keep the people's house open on what we paid to send Michelle, her two kids, and grandma to China? Heck, her hotel room alone was over $8,000 a night.

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RPG0340

Mar-20-14 2:07 PM

Also, people are hypnotized by the bread and circuses that the admin. brings forth. Obama has a whole army of idiots that eat from his hand (welfare bums) and most of the nation care more about who is winning the AFC championship or who is on dancing with the stars than what rights are being stolen from them.

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RPG0340

Mar-20-14 2:04 PM

bKnees, his entire time in office he has done nothing but go on vacation! Most of the time he ships his wife and kids on a separate flight at the cost of millions to the taxpayer. Every important shot of him outside the press room is on the golf course. The elaborate parties at the White House are well covered. This would include the super bowl party where wings and burgers are served (you know the foods forbidden to you and the other content slaves but are alright for the liberal elite) when the first lady removes stuff from school lunches and cuts well liked item from military chow halls. Obama is the biggest mistake in the history of the nation.

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bKnees

Mar-20-14 12:22 PM

RPG0340, This progressive saw that many reporters and news programs covered that bit of light heartedness. It's healthy for everyone to have a little time off all the seriousness and negativity from time to time. I didn’t see the Fox coverage and commentary. If, as your post suggests, Fox turned it into a criticism, that would be just another example of their unfair “slant” on the news.

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RPG0340

Mar-20-14 10:46 AM

What do you liberals think about Obama filling out his NCAA bracket as the country and the world falls upon the brink of another major war? Do you think this was covered unfairly by fox news?

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Hagrid

Mar-20-14 10:11 AM

You fail to acknowledge the difference simple political slant, and deliberate avoidence of real news and outright lying for political reasons.

That is where Fox News and Glen Beck differ from liberal news agencies and "reporters like Tingle Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow who slammed Chris Christie nonstop for weeks without a single bit of proof of any wrong doing on his part.

I still challenge you or anyone else to show any deliberate lie by Beck

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bKnees

Mar-19-14 1:20 PM

Mr. Hagrid, The subject of this LTE is about the fact that a former Fox host ADMITS and even REGRETS his divisive comments on the program and his part in “tearing the country apart”. It only takes a short time of viewing for an objective person to pick up on a very noticeable slant in the commentary and coverage of news on Fox. It makes their avid followers feel good. It’s what they want to hear – in exactly the way the followers of CNN like to hear a more liberal slant and MSNBC viewers, a progressive one. I get it. Is it right? Well, in my opinion no, not if it misleads and causes unnecessary discord.

Some people cannot relate to one another on some topics objectively, vehemently deny any irregularities and resorting to intimidation. So be it. Unless they show a willingness to openly evaluate and value others’ opposing opinions, then it was not going to be mutually enlightening, anyway and I don’t see the usefulness in that. Regards.

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Hagrid

Mar-19-14 7:16 AM

bknees, it is not Fox News that is anti-Obama, anti-Democrat, anti-progressive. It is the news, the FACTS, that do so.

If you disagree, feel free to tell us what Fox News has deliberately reported or failed to report that proves your claim.

Fair enough?

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bKnees

Mar-18-14 2:09 PM

Ohiodem, I, too, enjoy an occasional Stewart and Colbert, when I can stay up that late.

I try to surf through the channels and get reports from a variety of stations and networks. It is my opinion also, that Fox spends too much time being divisive...and anti-Obama, anti-democrat and anti-progressive, as well. I feel it is not good for the unity of our nation to be bombarded with so much negativity. I fear Fox does NOT live up to its tagline: Fair and Balanced.

Regards.

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Hagrid

Mar-18-14 9:16 AM

ohiodem, can you give us a list of lies that Fox News deliberately told its millions of viewers?

Based on your posts, and your knowledge, that should be easy.

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Hagrid

Mar-18-14 9:13 AM

Oh dear, RPG. You asked bknees a question. You know she doesn't have answers to questions.

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Ohiodem

Mar-17-14 2:51 PM

If only the rest of Faux Nooz would come out and tell the truth for a change. Faux reports the news the Obama haters want to hear, it may get them ratings but it has devivided the country beyond repair. The ran the chearleading squad that drove us into two wars and cost us thousands of lives and trillions of dollars. When George W Bush passed his unpaid for prescription drug plan the Democrats got behind it instead of trying to repeal it. I have said this before you get more news from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart than on Faux or MSNBC and it is a comedy show.

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bKnees

Mar-17-14 12:25 PM

RPG0340, soooo you are against a news program using partial truths, unverified facts and biased commentary which could mislead their viewers. I am as well. I guess we are on the same page.

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RPG0340

Mar-16-14 2:16 PM

Bknees, those GZ tapes played all over the country for quite some time before they were found to be doctored. They knew what they were doing. The dope smoking, hippie, hate whitey, Obama look alike crowd wanted to riot to have GZ burned at the stake for killing the product of their morally bankrupt culture only doing what that culture has taught him to do, hate the white people and "kill the kracka slave master."

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RPG0340

Mar-16-14 2:11 PM

bKnees, when has a fox news reporter been fired for unethical journalism? Look just above your comment, Hagrid explains it pretty clearly.

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Hagrid

Mar-15-14 10:05 PM

That's exactly why more people get their accountable news from Fox News than almost all the other news agencies combined. Unfortunately, the factual, unbiased news is not good for the Democrats over the last 5 years.

That's why the Democratic politicians don't want you watching Fox News. Reality and honest reporting does not work in their favor.

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bKnees

Mar-15-14 3:18 PM

RPG0430, so are you FOR journalistic integrity or not. I can't tell from that comment. NBC came under fire for using an edited recording of Zimmerman's 911 call. They investigated, fired a producer and publicly apologized. All programs purported to be News should be just as accountable. News with no intentional bias.

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RPG0340

Mar-14-14 7:10 PM

bKnees, where is the "journalistic integrity" from other media outlets? For example, what do you think about the doctored George Zimmerman audio tapes. You remember, right? They were the ones that made it sound like GZ pursued The deceased thug simply because of skin color.

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bKnees

Mar-14-14 3:15 PM

It certainly is hard to stay objective in this political maelstrom, from the left to the right. Many of us in the middle(ok, I’m middle-left) are starting to object to the extreme misinformation and biased garbage spun by these “News” programs and their deluded followers. Fair and Balanced? What a crock. The Worldwide Leader in News? Worldwide leader in media bias maybe. Lean Forward? How about no leaning at all. Just straight up NEWS? I think they are all doing the viewers an injustice. We need to demand journalistic integrity from these services or quit watching them.

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sr0981

Mar-14-14 12:50 PM

Strange, time and time again the left claims that the right is a bunch of heartless Cretans but when one admits that perhaps the language used may have contributed to the problem they simply cast more aspersions. I say this is proof of their disingenuous intentions and inability to see beyond their own noses. Liberals with excuse ANY wrong doing on the part of THEIR agents of change because the intensions are all that truly matter not the result! Obama Care is proof of this fact and they all know it but it doesn’t matter! President Obama “tried” to do the right thing but the obvious failed results are unimportant. Mr. Beck admits that perhaps he could have been less derisive but he is NOT the one calling Sarah Palin the “C” word on a regular basis as do several on the left with little or no condemnation. I did notice however that Mr. Beck did not say that his facts were incorrect because they were not! His “Wild Conspiracy Theories” have proven almost prophetic and that must dr

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norm1ab

Mar-14-14 9:50 AM

***** bknees sounds like my gramma Msnbc ***** and so does fox You guys need to get a life

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Hagrid

Mar-13-14 2:55 PM

bknees: "You just want to argue with someone."

Asking for information is the opposite of arguing.

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Hagrid

Mar-13-14 12:41 PM

Oh, I understand, RPG0340.

My hopes are:

First, that she actually realizes that she is totally unable to support her claims, and understands why, and sees the light.

Or second, that she realizes how dumb her unsubstantiated claims are, and decides to simply stop embarrasing herself.

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RPG0340

Mar-13-14 9:03 AM

Hagrid, you are wasting your time with bKnees. Every single time she is faced with a challenge she does one of two things, she folds and just says your opinions are hateful adding nothing of substance to support her side. Or, she ignores you and acts like nothing ever happened because she knows she is wrong.

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