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Lew Rockwell: Beck Is A Smearer For The Regime.

There's already a comment on Lew Rockwell's site regarding Beck's antics today. Thought some might be interested:


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My husband was actually giving Beck another chance...

He was listening to him every morning, and thinking hmmm...this guy might be on the right track, until yesterday. My husband's remarks to me regarding the Medina interview on Glen Beck was this:

"I was listening to Glen Beck interview Medina, and then he asked her what her thoughts were on 9/11, she gave a great answer, and that dumbshiiit Beck tried to make her sound as though she was a kook, just like he did to Ron Paul". My husband told me he has now lost all respect for Glen Beck, and will no longer be listening to him, and believes he is a total fraud. I had been telling my husband Beck was a fraud for quite a while, but he had to learn the hard way, and for himself. Beck is a paid media warmongering SHILL as far as I am concerned, and that is my opinion, and I am sure others feel the same.

Not having an opinion one way or the other

is NOT a "great answer."

She was honest with her answer...

Medina is not a polished politician, personally I do not want someone that has a scripted answer to every question, especially on the importance and devastation in regards to 9/11. We should be questioning our government, remember they work for us. On a different level, I think Beck was trying to set her up, but it backfired on him.

We should be asking one very

We should be asking one very important question about Glenn Beck....Who are his advertisers?????

I have to be honest...

I used to respect Glenn Beck, but this was a hit-piece plain and simple. He asked the question and she responded with an unpolished and perhaps unwise reply. Regardless, it was an honest reply that merely acknowledged the lack of closure in the whole 9/11 debate, and the importance of citizens questioning the establishment. I don't think she admitted to being a 9/11 truther by any means, as he seemed to try to insinuate by putting the words in her mouth.

Furthermore, of what relevance is this national issue in a STATE gubernatorial race? ...unless it's strictly intended to be a 'gotcha' moment. I've been growing more and more wary of the motives behind Mr. Beck, and today's trickery and subsequent immaturity did him no favors in my eyes.

On a related note, I thought she had great reasoning behind her answers during her interview on 570KLIF. I think with a little more damage control, this will blow over and she will be fine.

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Yes, I used to think he was merely a know-nothing.

But now I see him for the fraud that he is.

And yes, I think she's already starting to overcome it.

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Somebody brought this up

Somebody brought this up before, and frankly I think it's an avenue worth exploring, and of course I'm not limiting it to Beck. Why not a website or organization that would initiate contacts to those sponsors of media that subvert the cause of liberty, and noting our objection? It seems to me that it might be worthwhile. I haven't thought it through, but I'd be willing to support something like that. I think it could catch fire.

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

This is a Great Title -- Why?

Because Lew Rockwell did not say this, it was a commentator.

My point?

It's rarely the "head" of an organization that can be brought down, it's always their association.

I'm not a fan of Rockwell, but I agree 80% of the time with him -- I think the Rothbardians are the "cousins" to Freedom; Mises had it right and Rothbard went eskew of Liberty to try and appeal to Liberals and Capitalists (in the same breath).

My point is that "We" who push RP's message and link to RP (by association) carry a responsibility to keep our "opinions" on our own name (less they mesh up with RP's core 35 year objectives: 1) End the Fed, 2) Free-Market Currency Competition, and 3) Humble Foreign Policy).

Re-Hijacking the Jacked Tea Parties

None of these things are RP's objectives nor are they the "fast" route to Liberty.

There's 3% of "US" and we are Individualists, which means we keep our own council and in-fight.

If the Nation were to take seriously 911-Truth (or any other) they would demand "greater security" and to route out the "devils" -- They think in terms of regulation, authority, and power. I'm talking about the average man -- as he thinks about gov'ts role as "protector"

We must educate (as RP is doing on capital hill) on the most viable "street-level" action to bring about liberty, we must understand to a deep drill down what liberty will look like (so we can explain it), and we must build a model that solves their primary concerns (personal wealth, health, and a strong future for their children).

The correct Capital Hill model is RP's

The correct (most advanced) Street-Level model is Counter-Economics (with Misesian Consumer-Sovereignty as the Goal).

Since Mises was/is RP's primary mentor -- These two dove-tail perfectly.


Lew Rockwell himself posted the link. So by proxy it is Lew speaking.

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~


It is Lew's site, and he is fine with his name being associated with his site, I am positive.
You are such a twit some days, Octo! Some of us are not in need of a messiah, so we look at each person we meet on their own merits rather than see if they can be squished into a "Ron Paul" mold. Frankly, I am delighted that Ms. Medina demonstrated for all of you how a person can speak intelligently about 9-11 - a feat even the good doctor seems incapable of mastering. She is a class act.

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

Paul4won: I wasn't stating it as a negative.

Sorry for you misunderstanding and need to result to name calling.

Did I say anything about a Messiah, either?

You are a generalist (at times) and resort to emotional tantrums; I'm a username and a font -- nothing to get worked up about.

No one takes me seriously on this site and I'm not asking you to send me money.

You can't hire someone to grant you liberty / self-rule.

Voting and Lobbying has been as useful to bringing about Liberty as Rabbies was used to bring about Peace.

You cannot abdicate (vote) your self-rule away, nor vote to steal the perceived liberty of others (by competitive candidacy), nor lobbying (to purchase a politicians votes) and expect "self-rule" and zero-abdication-free society to be returned.

It's never happened once in all of human history.
----It's just fact!

You can gain liberty/freedom by way of Non-Participation, Non-Violence, and Counter-Economics.
-----As Gandhi and the Satyagrahi Movement did.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

Yes, the reference to Lew Rockwell meant the site, not the man.

Although Lew DID happen to be the one who posted the comment. Anyway, thanks for the bump.

Regarding your digression into things Rothbard, I don't see how Murray tried to appeal to liberals, unless you mean those liberals who have common ground with libertarianism on certain issues (i.e., foreign adventurism, government surveillance, "crony" capitalism. Rothbard was principled and, of course, was Mises' great protege. Check out his "The Mystery Of Banking" or "History Of Money And Banking In The U.S." which describes the evolution of our monetary "system" from the colonial period to WWII. I don't see in any of his writings an attempt to appeal to "liberalism," although Murray's career as an activist, I would imagine, would have led him to seek out coalitions much as Ron Paul has. But that's a different issue than Rothbard the economist, or even Rothbard, the economic historian.

But to get back to the point, many of us are curious as to how certain events are resonating with like-minded (but not lockstep) fellow anti-collectivists. So yes, it is worthwhile to communicate this to each other; after all, ignorance (and fragmentation) is NOT bliss. That's why we're here.

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

DC: Mises believed in at least a Minarchist transition

only "leftist" (I meant to say) "left of liberals" believe in Anarchy.

Anarcho-Capitalism is in direct contrast to Consumer-Sovereignty (Mises' model).

Rothbard might have mentored under Mises but they were at odds over who the individual was in a free-society.

Rothbard said the Owner was Sovereign

Mises said the Consumer was Sovereign

There can ONLY be one model for individualism (anarchy) and Mises believed we could not just jump right into it -- Neither does Ron Paul.

I guess that is better than "whore"

I don't know.

How about "scum?"

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Give it a shot and see if it gets deleted.

I don't think I'd dare.

I don't think I'd dare.

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Lew Rockwell is terrific!

Here it is, it's brief:

Writes Travis Holte: “Beck’s true colors show again, as he tries to slime Debra Medina over 9/11/01.” I am not a “9/11 truther,” but who the heck believes we have all the facts?

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Meant to post this in

Meant to post this in response to 1988vote below. Sorry!

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

I couldn't access it--

I would like to see what he says; I usually like what is on Lew Rockwell--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

See above, I meant to post it

See above, I meant to post it in response to you.

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Thank you--

I agree.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Getting information about someone is smearing them?


That's not what happened at that "interview."

Yes, deliberately raising a non-issue just to provide a (lame) excuse to snicker and put words in her mouth AFTER she's off air pretty much is "smearing."

Thanks for asking!

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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That's right. Calling her a

That's right. Calling her a "dangerous" liberty candidate and pointedly stating he knew nothing about her was just a smear campaign against her and all liberty candidates. There was never any intention to get information about her and I'm sure he already knew all about her. You think they don't do research on their guests?? He has his minions get him all kinds of information on whatever he wants. I'm sure that's how he crafted his campaign against her. He could hardly contain his hatred and fear of her.


It wasn't a non-issue.

It was already an issue. Rumors were going around that shew as a Truther. That hurts campaigns. He gave her an opportunity, to dismiss the rumors. That would have helped her campaign.

YOU seem to know alot about these 'rumors'

Odd that. No one else seems to have heard them- including Medina before today's interview. Hmmm....

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

There were no rumors. And

There were no rumors.

And what was there to disagree with in her answer, specifically?

And how about addressing some issues? No, that wouldn't be "Beckian."

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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No, listen again. He and his

No, listen again. He and his co-hosts were laughing and snickering ("Gotcha!!"). He was not giving her any "opportunity" he was laying a trap, regardless of whether "rumors were going around" or not, and by the way, who started and perpetuated those "rumors"?


Beck claimed to have huge

Beck claimed to have huge mail AGAINST having her as a guest.

Does anyone buy this nonsense?

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels