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Monday, August 30, 2010

Fox News Host Concerned About His Press Clippings

Journalists Remember Katrina: "Everybody Lied to Us"

Native Journalist Forced to Confront Rapes in Her Past

Police Chief Had Criticized Slain Journalist Ruben Salazar

Life After Layoff: Ruben Navarrette Jr. Feels "Blessed"

AP Says Migrants Turn to Ocean to Enter U.S. Illegally

N.Y. Times Obits for August: 70 Men, Six Women

Des Moines Media Backtrack on Calling Incident Racial

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Some in the crowd at Glenn Beck's Lincoln Memorial rally on Saturday dressed in patriotic garb. Estimating the crowd size was left to the news media and to organizers. (Credit: Susan Melkisethian)

Fox News Host Concerned About His Press Clippings

Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, having assembled thousands at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday for his "Restoring Honor" rally, seemed almost as conscious of what the media would report as the message he was delivering.

"Beck, early on, joked about just getting 'word from the media that there is over 1,000 people here today,' " Michael Calderone wrote Monday for Yahoo News.

"The conservative crowd ate up the line. A couple hours later, Beck told the audience about media reports of 300,000 to 500,000 people, which he said means the real number is even higher." (A crowd-counting expert hired by CBS News put the figure at 87,000.)

The day before, Beck described a segment on the rally on ABC's "Good Morning America" as a "hatchet job" and compared it to Nazi propaganda, Calderone reported.

Among his complaints was that ABC quoted him as saying that "blacks don't own Martin Luther King," without adding that he also said that "whites don't own Abraham Lincoln" and that both men are "American icons."

On his radio show on Monday, Beck said that at the last minute he dropped a remark he had planned, "We are 40 days and 40 nights away from fundamentally changing the United States of America," a reference to midterm elections, because he did not want to be accused in the media of being political. Yet, he said, "nobody is covering the challenge I made to the American people, and that is what it is."

On "Fox News Sunday," Beck said he regretted his statement that President Obama was a racist with a "deep-seated hatred for white people," one of the lines most repeated in media descriptions of Beck's stance on racial issues.

When host Chris Wallace asked Beck whether he regretted the remarks, Beck said, "Of course - of course I do. I don't - I don't want to retract the - I want to amend that I think it is much more of a theological question, that he is a - a guy who understands the world through liberation theology, which is oppressor and victim.

" 'Racist' was - first of all, it shouldn't have been said. It was poorly said. It was - I have a big, fat mouth sometimes and I say things, and that's just not the way people should behave.

"And it was not accurate. It is liberation theology that has shaped his worldview."

On CNN's "Reliable Sources" media show on Sunday, Jane Hall, associate professor at American University's School of Communication, said of the rally, "to call it non-political and not be called on that is something journalists need to look into."

The Christian Science Monitor wrote, "A day after the Glenn Beck rally in Washington, the media was stumped by who the real Glenn Beck was and how he had motivated thousands of Americans Saturday."

If any group that was clear about who Beck was, it was commentators of color.

"Make no mistake, this cry of 'take our country back' by the tea partiers is about race, skin color and discrimination," Elizabeth Cook-Lynn of Rapid City, S.D., a Santee-Yankton member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and a retired professor of Indian studies, wrote Monday in the Rapid City (S.D.) Journal.

"Since no one can credibly claim that the Mayans, Aztecs, Yakima, Sioux and the Hopi are illegal immigrants, it is about erasing their histories and substituting them with a new cry [to] all non-white settlers of the country: 'Show me your papers'."

Cynthia Tucker, in her blog for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, quoted the "moderately conservative" pundit Christopher Hitchens, who is white:

"One crucial element of the American subconscious is about to become salient and explicit and highly volatile. It is the realization that white America is within thinkable distance of a moment when it will no longer be the majority. . . .

"Until recently, the tendency has been to think of this rather than to speak of it - or to speak of it very delicately, lest the hard-won ideal of diversity be imperiled. But nobody with any feeling for the zeitgeist can avoid noticing the symptoms of white unease and the additionally uneasy forms that its expression is beginning to take."

DeWayne Wickham, writing for USA Today, wrote about the competing rallies led in Washington by the Rev. Al Sharpton and in Detroit by the Rev. Jesse Jackson commemorating the 47th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, at which Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

"More long lasting, I hope, will be the reawakening of this nation's civil rights movement. The King anniversary demonstrations were a call for national action that organizers say will be followed up with other efforts between now and Election Day to rally blacks and their white supporters to the polls," Wickham wrote.

As for Obama, the president told Brian Williams of NBC News that he did not watch any of Beck's rally, though he said the gathering was an appropriate exercise of First Amendment rights.

"It's not surprising that somebody like a Mr. Beck is able to stir up a certain portion of the country. That's been true throughout our history," Obama said. But "what I'm focused on is making sure that the decisions we're making now are going to be not good for the nightly news, not good even necessarily for the next election, but are good for the next generation"

An exhibit at the Newseum on Hurricane Katrina includes a clip in which Robin Roberts of ABC's 'Good Morning America' reports on damage to her native Mississippi. She is from Pass Christian. (Video)

Journalists Remember Katrina: "Everybody Lied to Us"

Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, and journalists were part of the reflection.

On a panel Thursday at the Newseum in Washington, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, "who produced some of the most memorable and emotional reporting from the region five years ago, is no less emotional five years later. 'Every level failed and everybody lied to us,' he said," Steve Krakauer of mediaite reported.

" 'Help Us, Please,' 'Under Water,' 'Ground Zero,' 'Our Tsunami,' The Times-Picayune and the Sun Herald cried out in the heady days that followed the hurricane," Lucile Malandain reported for Agence France-Presse.

"'. . . About a quarter of our journalists lost their homes,' recalled Stan Tiner, [executive editor] of the Sun Herald, whose team kept reporting as best it could, camping in Biloxi, along Mississippi's hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast.

" 'But what was important is that we all had something to do — to tell the story to people who had survived and to tell the world what was happening in Biloxi.'

"He noted that despite it all, the Sun Herald and The Times-Picayune never missed a paper edition" for their local readers, and kept their websites refreshed for readers across the country and around the world.

"Katrina and its aftermath 'exposed something we don't like to think about in the US,' New Orleans' Times-Picayune [Editor] Jim Amoss added during a press conference at the Newseum, which is hosting an exhibition on 'Covering Katrina.'

"Both men and their teams received the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the events."

Anzio Williams

A year after the storm, Anzio Williams, then news director of New Orleans' WDSU-TV, told the Radio-Television News Directors Association, "A third of our photographers lost everything. They continued to work despite so much personal loss. They inspired the remaining staffers to work hard and count our blessings."

Williams, now news director at KCRA-TV in Sacramento, Calif., elaborated later for RTNDA: "The biggest challenge in covering Katrina for me was keeping my co-workers safe before, during and after the storm, and continuing to provide live updated information around the clock.

"We developed a plan to evacuate many employees to our sister station, WAPT-TV in Jackson, MS. Field crews of four to seven journalists were paired and positioned in areas believed to be safe from winds and high water. My last message to all of the crews, 'It’s better to come back alive than be live on the scene.' We had to resist the urge to be in the elements. Plans changed fast and often.

"When the roof of the Superdome started to peel away, we had nine people on the football field. A second crew was forced to the roof of an Emergency Operations Center, and a third crew became trapped inside a local hospital. Our sister station, WESH-TV in Orlando, FL, was able to take over our coverage within an hour of the first phone call.

"Rising waters submerged our transmitter, knocking us off the air. Millions of people watched our live streaming coverage on WDSU.com. There was ongoing dialogue between station management and Hearst executives looking for ways to reach those who evacuated. We started off as a local station, now we are a regional network broadcasting in Houston and Jackson, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and other cities throughout the state."

Native Journalist Forced to Confront Rapes in Her Past

Mary Annette PemberWriting about the new Tribal Law and Order Act, designed to curb sexual violence on reservations, became personal for Mary Annette Pember, an independent journalist and a former president of the Native American Journalists Association.

"I’ve come to Minnesota to attend a full moon ceremony that is being offered by an ad hoc group of advocates to help women in the healing process," Pember wrote for the September issue of the Progressive magazine. "Before the ceremony, I visit a spiritual leader from my lodge who lives in the area. She cautions me that I must first work on healing myself before working on this story. Presciently, she predicts I will soon hit a wall in my project that will challenge me deeply.

"The next day I learn that the full moon ceremony has been canceled due to a family emergency for the elder who was to have led the event. In the days that follow I find myself face to face with my personal demons and begin the journey of confronting the long-buried trauma of my own sexual assaults. No longer an observer, I become a participant when my own people later invite me to a traditional Ojibwe sweat lodge.

"As I enter the dark door to the lodge, hands and knees on the ground, I surrender my professional journalistic control. I am struck that this assignment is no longer simply about the history and data surrounding the rates of sexual assault for Indian women; it has become deeply personal. I begin to tremble.

". . . . I have been raped several times, all before the age of sixteen. I have to pause for some time to enumerate them. I am able to remember seven rapes. Six assailants were white; one was African American. A white neighbor boy also repeatedly sexually molested me beginning at the age of four.

"My introduction to intercourse consisted of rape at the age of thirteen at a drunken house party in the small Wisconsin town of my youth. There were quite a number of older white boys and young men at the party who made much of my being American Indian. 'Oh, hey, she’s Indian, you know,' someone said. Several men laughed loudly at the remark; it seemed to be an enormously funny secretly shared joke. It was only later that I came to know the punch line. For the white men of my town, Indian women were sexually available and could be raped with impunity."

Police Chief Had Criticized Slain Journalist Ruben Salazar

Ruben SalazarFor 40 years, speculation and controversy have swirled around what happened at the Silver Dollar bar in East Los Angeles, where Ruben Salazar, a Los Angeles Times columnist and news director for KMEX-TV, was struck by a tear-gas missile fired by the deputy during a massive riot, Robert J. Lopez wrote Sunday in the Times.

"Through his death, Salazar became an iconic figure. Parks, schools, scholarships and a U.S. Postal Service stamp bear his name.

"The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is considering releasing thousands of pages of official documents that could shed light on Salazar's slaying. But LAPD records obtained by The Times and interviews with Salazar's friends and colleagues show that the newsman had clashed repeatedly with the department as the Mexican American civil rights movement roiled L.A.'s Eastside." Salazar was criticized for his reporting by then-LAPD Chief Ed Davis, but Salazar stood his ground.

" 'The system didn't like what he was reporting,' said Philip Montez, 81, the Western regional director for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights at the time and a Salazar confidant."

Meanwhile, former L.A. Times staff editor Frank O. Sotomayor called Friday for releasing all local, state and federal law enforcement files relevant to Salazar's shooting. In a piece in LA Observed, Sotomayor argued that the release of files should go beyond the Sheriff's Department.

Life After Layoff: Ruben Navarrette Jr. Feels "Blessed"

It's been about 10 weeks since Ruben Navarrette Jr., the most widely syndicated Hispanic columnist in the mainstream news media, got word that he was being laid off from his job as editorial writer and columnist at the San Diego Union-Tribune.

He tells Journal-isms that things are looking up.

"I'm blessed to have lots of opportunities — in print, TV, radio and Internet," he said Monday via e-mail." Ironically, with the immigration issue so hot right now, tRuben Navarrette Jr.here is interest nationally in the same voice that tends to get me into trouble locally. As I have learned in 10 years of writing a syndicated column AND trying to hold down a local editorial board job — first in Dallas, then in San Diego, it's very difficult to simultaneously have a national voice and a local one. You might get praised at one level but blasted at another.

"As one of the few Latino syndicated columnists in the country, one thing you never get away from is the accusation from readers that you're some kind of secret agent for the Mexican government. A kind of Dos XX-7," the Mexican version of 007.

"Yet, there is interest nationally. Ideally, my family and I would like to stay in San Diego, where I'd continue to build the Ruben Navarrette brand with columns, a book, a TV contract, speeches around the country, NPR commentary, etc. But there are a few cities that I also find appealing and livable. I met with the editorial page editors at a couple of well-regarded newspapers in the Southwest, and I've been informed that I'm also being considered for a spot on the editorial board of one of the nation's top newspapers. It's great news, all around.

"In addition to ongoing work for CNN, NPR, and the Washington Post Writers Group, I'm also being considered for a spot on the Board of Contributors for USA Today, where I've written op-eds for the last five years. I'm going on a national speaking tour this fall debating conservative Bay Buchanan on immigration. I'm featured prominently in the new documentary about the immigration debate, 'Panic Nation,' being shown in theaters all over the country. I'm expanding my work for CNN.com with more roving commentary on issues around the Southwest, and talking to my friend, Soledad O'Brien, about contributing commentary to her production unit at CNN. I'm also interested in helping NPR develop English-language programming for Latino listeners in advance of the soon-to-be-released results of the 2010 Census, which will reportedly reveal that the United States is now home to 60 million Latinos.

"So, how's this for poetry? The same demographic reality that terrifies some Americans also represents a tremendous opportunity for US media companies — one that I'm anxious to help them take full advantage of."

AP Says Migrants Turn to Ocean to Enter U.S. Illegally

"The speedboat is about three miles offshore when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent cuts the engine to drift on the current in quiet darkness, hoping for the telltale signs of immigrant smuggling — a motor's whirr or sulfur exhaust fumes," Elliot Spagat reported last week for the Associated Press.

" 'It's like trying to find a needle in a haystack, and the haystack is the Pacific Ocean,' agent Tim Feige says, minutes before sunrise.

"This is a new frontier for illegal immigrants entering the United States — a roughly 400-square-mile ocean expanse that stretches from a bullring on the shores of Tijuana, Mexico, to suburban Los Angeles.

"In growing numbers, migrants are gambling their lives at sea as land crossings become even more arduous and likely to end in arrest. Sea interdictions and arrests have spiked year-over-year for three years, as enforcement efforts ramp up to meet the challenge.

"While only a small fraction of border arrests are at sea, authorities say, heightened enforcement on land, and a bigger fence, is making the offshore route more attractive."

N.Y. Times Obits for August: 70 Men, Six Women

"Still upset about that lack of gender equality in book reviews?

"Consider this more frightening and fundamental imbalance: so far in the month of August, the NYT has published 78 obituaries. And only six of them were for women," the NYTpicker website, which reports anonymously about the New York Times, said on Sunday.

"And for the year 2010 to date, the NYT has chronicled the deaths of 606 men, and only 92 women.

"Bear in mind that the population of women in the U.S. exceeds that of men, and is nearly neck and neck worldwide.

"This disparity in coverage has gone on for years, virtually unnoticed in a society that decades ago granted full equality to women, and has seen huge strides in the prominence of women in virtually all fields of endeavor.

"And not only does it show no signs of getting better — it's actually getting worse."

Des Moines Media Backtrack on Calling Incident Racial

News media in Des Moines, Iowa, appear to be backtracking on assertions that black-on-white assaults on visitors to the 2010 Iowa Stgate Fair were racially motivated, according to Herb Strentz, writing for Nieman Watchdog.

"Press coverage and public controversy were driven by several black on white assaults in or near Iowa’s state fairgrounds and a soon open-to-question report that a gang of 30 to 40 black youths roamed the fair on its closing day, Sunday, Aug. 22, declaring 'It’s beat whitey night,' " Strentz, professor emeritus of journalism at Drake University in Des Moines, wrote on Friday.

"That report was headline news, of course, and continues to fuel press-related issues as well as community concerns. The press-related issues include source credibility, racial identification of people in the news, and the anonymity of people who post comments on newspaper and TV station websites. All help fuel criticism of the press for being the mouthpiece of the liberal elite or the city hall bureaucrat — take your pick."

The "Beat whitey" revelation apparently surfaced at Des Moines' Mercy Hospital from conversations with victims and their companions and law enforcement and state fair people, Strentz wrote.

"But police spokespersons say they cannot nail down the 'Beat whitey' account to the extent of, say, having the evidence needed to warrant charging someone with a hate crime and convicting him.

"So on Wednesday, KCCI-TV in Des Moines reported 'Des Moines police said they do not believe fights near the state fairgrounds were racially motivated or connected.' A Register headline said, 'Views shift on fights at fair, D.M. police now say they can’t confirm race friction was a factor.' ”

Strentz is skeptical.

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Beck's Tired Promise Keepers Rally

Yawn..Walmart is still trying to sell its pile of PK cassettes... I thinki f they take the the photo of the colored guy off the package it might sell in the 99 cents bin.....

Great August 28 Rally - Ecumenical - Godly?

 

 

Aug. 30, 2010

Dear Mr. Beck:

I thank the Lord for your great depth of love toward God, toward your family and toward your country. If we all held these same values, this would be a very different nation indeed!

It is evident that you study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.. Amen. Please consider the last part of that verse - rightly dividing {Gr. interpreting} the Word of truth.  2 Timothy 2:15. 

Please consider also these God-inspired words:  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness, and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them,and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people ... therefore come out from among them and be ye separate. 2 Cor. 6:15-17.

According to the above Scriptures, an ecumenical movement is not designed of God. And please understand that all who call themselves "believers" or Christians, do not rightly interpret the word of God. Most Christians simply fall for whatever they are told and do not study to show themselves approved unto God. What is the truth? One God, one faith, one baptism. One God who does not change under any circumstances. How many different believers - or unbelievers - were lined up with you on your stage, determined to put aside their differences for the greater gain? The greater gain in whose eyes? God tells us that the wisdom of man is foolishness to Him. 

To be sure, it was exciting to think that the nation could be restored once again to our core values, and that we could still have a constitution to hold on to. The world is too full of evil, even at levels most of us cannot even comprehend. But, as you may know, evil’s oath is to undue all that Protestantism has done! Are we still protesting? No we are joining hands with unbelievers.

 In the end, God says that there will be only a small remnant left. Isaia 1:9. (check "remnant" and follow it through in your concordance) That remnant is described in Revelation as those who will inherit the kingdom of God:  "Those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus" (Rev. 12:17; and those who "keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus" (Rev. 14:12). Notice that God felt the issue important enough to state twice that His people KEEP HIS  COMMANDMENTS. He did not give them a 10% discount, which, sadly,  most Christians take today - by tradition. Jesus said, ‚ÄúIn vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrine the commandments (traditions) of men ‚Ķ making the word of God of none effect.‚Äù Mark 7:7-13. 

Nearly all of the world will worship the beast as we find in Revelation 13 (notice how often the word worship is used in this chapter (does worship, then, matter to God? Who, where, when, etc.) Does it matter to us? In this chapter we also find the US in prophecy,  where church and state come together to form a new world order, where civil and religious freedoms are done away (read Daniel 3 - this is an example of what is taking place now in our nation, let alone the world). Who runs this new order anyway? Obsma? Hardly. 

Then politics as we know it will disappear.

You are a great reader, Mr. Beck, so I would like to recommend o you a book called The Great Controversy by EllenG. White. I know you will enjoy it.

 

God bless.

Cheryl 

 

 

 

Katrina: "Everybody Lied to Us"

They sure did, and none more so than the police.

The most horrible, destructive lies were those ugly, vicious rumors about rapes and murders and general savagery in the Louisiana Superdome and elsewhere in New Orleans in the days immediately following Katrina.  None of them proved to be true. Not one.

But bad as those lies and unfounded rumors were, even worse was their primary source: police officers. As often as not, black police officers.  The National Guard unit with which I was embedded during Katrina deduced immediately that they could not rely on the local cops for anything resembling accurate information.

The whole experience exposed the easy, comfortable, almost casual relationship that has built up between reporters and police. Law enforcement control of the flow of public safety information has led too many of us to trust their word far too often.

This is a dangerous practice -- and nowhere more so than in a city like New Orleans, where police corruption is as endemic as it is legendary. 

Local journalists often know better, but the big networks, focused mainly on speed and hooking their audience in an ultra-competitive environment, may not always take the time to vet "official sources." Which is how we ended up not only seeing these unfounded rumors and lies being broadcast as "news," but recycled endlessly over cable news channels until they virtually had been burned into the collective American consciousness.

This  did terrible damage to standing of New Orleans in the eyes of many Americans, damage that the intervening five years has yet to fully undo.

Greg Gross, editor
"I'm Black & I Travel"

Glenn Beck is Simply Another Neocon

Americans need to wake up the fact that Beck is simply another opinion pushing charlatan who is a product of mormon cult theology and he mixes this with his personal make up as a dry alcoholic.  On his radio show and Fox Network program he consistent demonstrates all the unstable behaviors of a dry alcoholic which include grandiosity, judgmentalism, intolerance, impulsivity, ADD and indecisiveness.  Alongside that reality, Glenn Beck does not possess a single ounce of journalistic integrity, has no college degree, has no qualifications and he is definitely not a true conservative. But then, what can anyone expect from someone who can't find anything filthier than their own personal reflection. Since people like Beck cannot survive on the basis of any personal merits, they survive by putting others down with lies and half truths in order to feel good about themselves. The truth about Beck is that he a dry mormon alcoholic who never got the counseling required for alcoholics. To further complicate things and confuse people, Beck flippantly throws around Christian terms like "God", "Jesus","Holy Spirit" as well as voices of other so called "Spirit Powers" on his radio talk show. Beck is a mormon in active standing with the mormon church and is not a Christian. Mormonism teaches many gods, that the god of the earth was once a man who attained godhood status, there is no trinity, the cross of Christ means nothing and that Jesus Christ and Satan were brothers. Because Beck does not possess a single ounce of journalistic integrity, he is the perfect abortion poster child for Fox Network. The people who love what Beck says are no different than the impressionable sheep who loved every speech made by Adolph Hitler in his early years when he brought Germany into an era of economic prosperity  These same sheep also blindly followed Hitler into one of the darkest chapters of world history. Beck and the Fox Network both cater to the same lowest common denominator of demagoguery.  Beck would not know the first thing about God as he is a mormon. Someone should ask him which of the many mormon gods he kept talking about during his argument with himself on Saturday on the square in DC.  Like a typical dry alcoholic, Beck even lied on national television when he spoke about holding a document signed by George Washington.  That event never took Place.  Unfortunately, people who love being led around by the nose do not realize that Beck is talking about a different god than that of Christianity, Judaism or Islam and that he has been a product of mormonism cultism from the day he started doing a radio talk show as an opinion pusher.  You don't have to have a degree in psychology to see that he exhibits all the signs of a dry alcoholic.  The only reason this unstable impressionable idiot fell into mormonism was because the woman he wanted to have sex with would not do so unless they got first got married and from that point, they joined the mormon cult.  Glenn Beck is as big a charlatan as Josephs Smith or that 5th grade graduate (Charles T Russell) who started the Jehovah's Witness cult.  This is Glenn Beck in a very accurate & concise nutshell.  Considering the fact that Becks personal views are extreme Marxist Libertarian, his form of patriotism is false and he is a person who has no real substance or depth.  It will not surprise many of use when Beck‚Äôs next big thing is to come out of the closet and announce his homosexuality to the nation.  Simply put‚Ķhe is just another political neocon.

Glenn Beck is an idiot with a following of idiots

Americans need to wake up the fact that Beck is simply another opinion pushing charlatan who is a product of mormon cult theology and he mixes this with his personal make up as a dry alcoholic.  And for the record, he is a Mormon and not a Christian.  As someone with a graduate degree in religion, I can say with all qualifications that Mormonism fits all parameters of a cult and has none of the parameters of a religion.  A cult is any group (regardless of its size) that interprets the doctrines of a religion in an unorthodox fashion.  The problem here is the fact the most Christians do not understand the difference and they easily fall for the lies of Mormon missionaries when they come to one's door.  On Beck's radio show and Fox Network program he consistent demonstrates all the unstable behaviors of a dry alcoholic which include grandiosity, judgmentalism, intolerance, impulsivity, ADD and indecisiveness.  Alongside that reality, Glenn Beck does not possess a single ounce of journalistic integrity, has no college degree, has no qualifications and he is definitely not a true conservative. But then, what can anyone expect from someone who can't find anything filthier than their own personal reflection. Since people like Beck cannot survive on the basis of any personal merits, they survive by putting others down with lies and half truths in order to feel good about themselves. The truth about Beck is that he a dry mormon alcoholic who never got the counseling required for alcoholics. To further complicate things and confuse people, Beck flippantly throws around Christian terms like "God", "Jesus","Holy Spirit" as well as voices of other so called "Spirit Powers" on his radio talk show. Beck is a mormon in active standing with the mormon church and is not a Christian. Mormonism teaches many gods, that the god of the earth was once a man who attained godhood status, there is no trinity, the cross of Christ means nothing and that Jesus Christ and Satan were brothers. Because Beck does not possess a single ounce of journalistic integrity, he is the perfect abortion poster child for Fox Network. The people who love what Beck says are no different than the impressionable sheep who loved every speech made by Adolph Hitler in his early years when he brought Germany into an era of economic prosperity  These same sheep also blindly followed Hitler into one of the darkest chapters of world history. Beck and the Fox Network both cater to the same lowest common denominator of demagoguery.  Beck would not know the first thing about God as he is a mormon. Someone should ask Beck which of the many mormon gods he kept talking about during his argument with himself on Saturday on the square in DC.  Like a typical dry alcoholic, Beck even lied on national television when he spoke about holding a document signed by George Washington.  That event never took Place.  Unfortunately, people who love being led around by the nose do not realize that Beck is talking about a different god than that of Christianity, Judaism or Islam and that he has been a product of mormonism cultism from the day he started doing a radio talk show as an opinion pusher.  You don't have to have a degree in psychology to see that he exhibits all the signs of a dry alcoholic.  The only reason this unstable impressionable idiot fell into mormonism was because the woman he wanted to have sex with would not do so unless they got first got married and from that point, they joined the mormon cult.  Glenn Beck is as big a charlatan as Joseph Smith or that 5th grade graduate (Charles T Russell) who started the Jehovah's Witness cult.  This is Glenn Beck in a very accurate and concise nutshell.  Considering the fact that Becks personal views are extreme Marxist Libertarian, his form of patriotism is false and he is a person who has no real substance or depth.  It will not surprise many of us when Beck’s next big thing is to come out of the closet and announce his homosexuality to the nation.  Simply put…he is just another predatory neocon who is pushing the buttons of very ignorant & impressionable people who love being told what to think and believe.  We live in a period of history where it has become very socially acceptable to be stupid and follow extremist idiots like Glenn Beck, Adolph Hitler, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh. Chicanery and lies are their middle names.

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