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Time Mag Coverstory: Is Glenn Beck Bad for America?

By David Von Drehle | Time
September 17, 2009

On Sept. 12, a large crowd gathered in Washington to protest ... what? The goals of Congress and the Obama Administration, mainly — the cost, the scale, the perceived leftist intent. The crowd's agenda was wide-ranging, so it's hard to be more specific. "End the Fed," a sign read. A schoolboy's placard denounced "Obama's Nazi Youth Militia." Another poster declared, "We the People for Capitalism Not Socialism." If you get your information from liberal sources, the crowd numbered about 70,000, many of them greedy racists. If you get your information from conservative sources, the crowd was hundreds of thousands strong, perhaps as many as a million, and the tenor was peaceful and patriotic. Either way, you may not be inclined to believe what we say about numbers, according to a recent poll that found record-low levels of public trust of the mainstream media...

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Beck and TIME = fear anger hate

We are ruled with our emotions.

Do yourself a favor and refrain from watching Fox and...................who the hell reads TIME anyway?

They deified Cronkite....this guy publicly admitted he's a satan worshipper.

What the F is anyone reading TIME for?

Unify

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Don't you love it

according to a recent poll that found record-low levels of public trust of the mainstream media...

Glenn Beck

cannot "hijack" this movement.

Can Katie Couric, or Jon Stewart, or any other TV talking-head "hijack" this movement? Of course not.

Right now, Beck is laying some smack down on Obama, and that's fine with me. Obama is a helluva lot more dangerous than some talk show host.
Talk show hosts talk. People in power wield power.

Beck might not be a real supporter, but right now he's doing a good job on Obama, and that's needed as much as we can get.
Beck might even come around to clear thinking after a while. Who knows?

Heck, a good portion of the people on this website could be claimed to be "hijacking" the movement for their particular pet-issues.

No, I don't "trust him", but that doesn't mean I want to stop him from taking pot shots at one or more of the main enemies in power. Let him do the work that's helpful, and lay the smack on him if he strays.

Having not been to dailypaul for many months

I am delighted to see that the posters on this site appear to see Beck for what he is--a corporatist media thug masquerading as a patriot? or is it libertarian? no? how about wanker. Yep, wanker fits perfectly!

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that's a disturbing headline.

It's like asking, "Is free speech bad for America?"
If the author were asking, "Is big corporate media bad for America?" I'd feel better about this article. But to single out just one of the many rabid partisans in corporate news for concern doesn't make any sense except to those who fear only one side's message rather than the combined stranglehold that ALL corporate media has on tv news.

Regarding Beck being...

"Times" man of the year...Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...I think it is more likely that Beck will end up back on the coke train and back in rehab.

Yes....He is.

How about a new poll that asks; Are radical jewish bankers controlling the White House, the congress, the CIA, DIA, NSA, the State Department, the money supply i.e. monetary policy, while holding dual U.S. / Israeli citizenship a threat to America?

I think yes.

From his new book:

"Many will warn you of government tyranny; they'll talk of secret societies, vast conspiracies, shadow governments, and the need for violent action. I urge you to stay away from these individuals and those ideas. There is no "star chamber" that needs to be found and destroyed, and there is no global conspiracy playing out. The individuals and groups that propagate those lies have their own agendas, but, like all radicals and revolutionaries, they will eventually seek to impose their rules and lifestyle on all of us."

http://www.themidnightreview.com/2009/09/glenn-beck-warns-of...

"Truth is treason in the Empire of Lies."

direct proof that he is

direct proof that he is attempting to derail truth seekers as all research leads to the fact that there IS exactly what he is saying "there isn't"

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

Real Libertarians will not

bite into the belief that Glen Beck is who he is
saying he is now, the people all remember what he said
about Ron Paul and his supporters in 2008.

Glen Beck as all the other pretender's will be exposed
and categorized as who they really are and that
is Pro- new World Order along with all the other maggot's
who plunge there knife deeper and deeper into
the heart of all Real Libertarians and that is OUR
CONSTITUTION !

" I will take REAL money and YOU
can have the change "

"Freedom is a right that can never be won in war,only by each individual "

Glen Beck

Jim,

That's great to show their real faces. Glen Beck, Lou Dobb, Peter Schiff, Chris Matthew, and dirty pig O' Reilley and all TV personalities are like dogs, have to serve the bosses, NWO media. Nerver believe whatever they said. They're all for bucks, a lot of bucks. So never trust them... like Times, a distorted, lying NWO propaganda system.

Lou is totally faked. No blame on him. No body can resists ten of million dollar salary. He sold everything of his. Country and American people mean nothing to him so don't be mesmerized by his smooth talk! Keep going with RP.

Peter Schiff?

Euh dude.... Peter Schiff has been for Ron Paul since the beginning... He probably knew about him before you did...

He was his Economic Adviser on his campaign... Ron Paul and Peter Schiff walk together in Lock Step when it comes to anything political and economic... it comes from their understanding of Austrian Economics and how Economics runs everything in our lives... they both distruts the gov't in a very big way...

Peter Schiff in the same sentence as Beck and O'Reilly is a damn shame... it seems to point to a lack of understanding and or discernment.

I urge you to go research Peter's views again

The Neocons successfully

The Neocons successfully burned down the Republican Party and through one of their poster children, Glenn Beck, they're coming to basterdize and ruin the term "libertarian." Beck calls himself a "libertarian at heart," as does the fascist pig O'Reilly. Rush has used the term several times and even so-called Ron Paul supporters continue to quote and show respect for the likes of Reagan, Lincoln, and promote ridiculous and fallacious films like, "The Money Masters."

There's no such thing as being "libertarian" on some issues and a "fascist" on others. You either believe in total freedom and liberty or you pave the road to totalitarianism. That's why the Constitution was such a tragic mistake... but that's a topic for another time =)

I wouldn't equate supporting

I wouldn't equate supporting the traitor Reagan with having a different opinion on monetary issues.

Ventura 2012

You are right BmoreBrawler

Reagan was New World order when he took Daddy
Bush as his VP

" I will take REAL money and YOU
can have the change "

"Freedom is a right that can never be won in war,only by each individual "

...

He is bad for the liberty movement. He is a half-hearted supporter and someone who comes off like a lunatic.

We need to disassociate ourselves from him as much as possible.

I've listened to Beck

Since about 02 when I lived in FL. I liked him a lot back then.. This whole Howard Beale approach to news, thought and information makes me wonder.

I don't trust him. Thats just a fact. Lets hope he makes good on his 9/12 stuff and his support of Rand. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for now.

Bad for America? No worse than the leadership in America!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO18F4aKGzQ

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Time Magazine is a worthless rag.

And I hate Beck. But I will still defend his right to free speech and I made a lot of complaints over the CofC "boycott". I still won't buy P&G or SC Johnson products. That's because they consented to be used by the left and took a stand against free speech. But Beck has served to bring some liberty lovers together, so I'm grateful for that.

Yes, what we need is A libertarian show

Like Democracy Now.

One the plus side, if I watch Beck, and then Democracy Now, and sort of filter out the BS, I get close to the truth.

Wow

I just watched the video with Russell Means. It's very powerful!
Make this video frontpage!

"never keynes a running system"

Napolitano: "We need Ron Paul now!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k3JNRTVI0Q

Freedom Watch?

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"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin" - Mark Twain

one of my favs

Wish it was available on cable

the crowd was 2 MILLION not

the crowd was 2 MILLION not hundreds of thousands.. Media deniers...

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

GLOBAL GOVERNMENT ON THE WAY...PROOF

HAS ANYONE READ THE USA TODAY FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH 2009? IF SO ON THE FRONT PAGE(MAIN STORY) A NEW WORLD VIEW: IN THE 1ST TO LAST PARAGRAPH IT STATES:(TALKING ABOUT BUSH/OBAMAS LONG/SHORT RANGE MISSLE PLANS: AND MAN NAMED JOHN PIKE WAS QUOTED, BUT ITS NOT HIS QUOTE THAT BUGS ME, IT IS HIS COMPANY. HE IS THE DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL SECURITY.ORG, IT MIGHT NOT SOUND SO BAD, BUT IF YOU GOOGLE QUONSET AIR FORCE BASE IN RHODE ISLAND, AND GO TO THEIR WEBSITE, THE NAME OF THE UNITED STATES AIRFORCE BASES' NAME IS DING DING GLOBAL SECURITY.ORG, CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY THE US GOVT HAS A WEBSITE NAMED GLOBAL SECURITY.ORG, ENOUGH SAID.

Jonathan Quintan Public

Jonathan Quintan Public

Jonathan Quintan Public

What IS worse...

for America is the number of people duped by both parties. It is not about the politicans..it IS about the sheeple and their ignorance.

The Republicans and Democrats are destroying the country together...And is it not obvious?

Stupid people that vote ....are bad for America.

my magic 8 ball

Q: Is Glenn Beck bad for America?
A: It is decidedly so

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"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin" - Mark Twain

Yes...

pro-war NeoCons and phony Libertarians are bad for America.

Next question please.

Of course Glenn Beck is bad for America...

as are Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Keith Olberman, and all the other blowhard talking heads that are polluting the airwaves. These scoundrels do not care about you or any other political movement. The only care about ratings, attention, and money. They will say anything and spew whatever propaganda the person holding their paycheck tells them to.

What makes them so dangerous and bad for our country is that they provide a massive distraction from the real issues. Count the number of "OMG Glenn Beck/Limbaugh/talking head said _______" headlines in the mainstream media vs. how many are about the Fed or government trying to screw us over. Any story involving those idiots should be filed under "celebrity gossip" and relegated to the National Enquirer, but instead they are given cover stories on our mainstream media news publications. It's disgusting.

Glenn Beck is Pat Buchanan's TV Replacement

And neither one is a honest lover of liberty; they are not leaders of anything, just suckers on the cnn crossfire/fox news payroll.

Either one would throw liberty under the bus.

Debra Medina for Texas Governor 2010!

Rand Paul for US Senate in Kentucky!

Ron Paul 2012, Join or Die!

DONT TREAD ON ME

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