September222012
After Obama’s Election, Fox News Declared Itself “The Voice Of The Opposition”
Roger Ailes On Obama’s Election: “I See This As The Alamo.” A March 6, 2009, Los Angeles Timesarticle reported that, in a meeting with former Fox News host Glenn Beck, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes declared that his network would challenge the Obama administration, reportedly saying “I see this as the Alamo.” FromThe Los Angeles Times:

Before Glenn Beck started his new show on Fox News in January, he sat down with Roger Ailes, the network’s chief executive, to make sure they were on the same page.
"I wanted to meet with Roger and tell him, ‘You may not want to put me on the air. I believe we are in dire trouble, and I will never shut up,’ " said the conservative radio host.
But before Beck could say anything, Ailes shared a message of his own: The country faced tough times, he said, and Fox News was one of the only news outlets willing to challenge the new administration.
"I see this as the Alamo," Ailes said, according to Beck. "If I just had somebody who was willing to sit on the other side of the camera until the last shot is fired, we’d be fine." [Los Angeles Times, 3/6/09] 
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After Obama’s Election, Fox News Declared Itself “The Voice Of The Opposition”

Roger Ailes On Obama’s Election: “I See This As The Alamo.” A March 6, 2009, Los Angeles Timesarticle reported that, in a meeting with former Fox News host Glenn Beck, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes declared that his network would challenge the Obama administration, reportedly saying “I see this as the Alamo.” FromThe Los Angeles Times:

Before Glenn Beck started his new show on Fox News in January, he sat down with Roger Ailes, the network’s chief executive, to make sure they were on the same page.

"I wanted to meet with Roger and tell him, ‘You may not want to put me on the air. I believe we are in dire trouble, and I will never shut up,’ " said the conservative radio host.

But before Beck could say anything, Ailes shared a message of his own: The country faced tough times, he said, and Fox News was one of the only news outlets willing to challenge the new administration.

"I see this as the Alamo," Ailes said, according to Beck. "If I just had somebody who was willing to sit on the other side of the camera until the last shot is fired, we’d be fine." [Los Angeles Times3/6/09

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April102012
tpmmedia:

Glenn Beck, once a shining star in the conservative universe, has seen his influence fade a bit since leaving Fox News to set out on his own. Now he’s built a replica of the oval office to give “Reagan-esque” speeches, so says the Glenn Beck TV Team.

No one loves Glenn Beck as much as Glenn Beck.

tpmmedia:

Glenn Beck, once a shining star in the conservative universe, has seen his influence fade a bit since leaving Fox News to set out on his own. Now he’s built a replica of the oval office to give “Reagan-esque” speeches, so says the Glenn Beck TV Team.

No one loves Glenn Beck as much as Glenn Beck.

November252011

Glenn Beck Calls President Obama a Racist

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Yes, this is old news. But in the Tea Party Republican interviews that I just posted, some of the Tea Baggers claim that this didn’t happen.

(Source: youtube.com)

11AM

A video made at the August 2010 Glenn Beck rally in Washington D.C.

This set of interviews by New Left Media is a very revealing portrayal of many of the Tea Party Republicans.

The interviews were conducted respectfully.

Racism, lies, insults, and wilful ignorance are on full display here.

It’s 13 minutes long. If you don’t have time to watch it now, come back when you do.

(Source: youtube.com)

October112011
cheguevaraslovechild:

Wall Street Demonstrators - They’ll Kill You in your Beds !
Ohmigod ! This is just a quick heads-up for the American people to let them know that they should consider running for their lives or, at the very least, barricading their doors and windows and hiding in the kitchen cupboard.
The reason was all too clearly spelled out by Right-Wing talk-show host Glenn Beck, commenting on the Occupy Wall Street protests from his web-based GBTV program, when he told an alarmed audience that the demonstrators were ‘radicals’ who will ‘kill everybody.’ Presumably that means you too.He revealed (‘facts’ no doubt uncovered by his usual impeccable investigative journalism) that the protesters are “Marxist radicals” and added .. “Capitalists, if you think that you can play footsies with these people, you’re wrong. They will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you. These guys are worse than Robespierre from the French Revolution”
Eeeek ! Well I don’t know about you but I’m hiding under the bed. Its the only rational thing to do !  Strangely though, lying here under my bed among the empty pizza boxes and fluff and lost bras, the old Heinrich Heine quote keeps popping into my head ..“Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.”  Hmmm …
Ellie

cheguevaraslovechild:

Wall Street Demonstrators - They’ll Kill You in your Beds !

Ohmigod ! This is just a quick heads-up for the American people to let them know that they should consider running for their lives or, at the very least, barricading their doors and windows and hiding in the kitchen cupboard.

The reason was all too clearly spelled out by Right-Wing talk-show host Glenn Beck, commenting on the Occupy Wall Street protests from his web-based GBTV program, when he told an alarmed audience that the demonstrators were ‘radicals’ who will ‘kill everybody.’ Presumably that means you too.

He revealed (‘facts’ no doubt uncovered by his usual impeccable investigative journalism) that the protesters are “Marxist radicals” and added .. “Capitalists, if you think that you can play footsies with these people, you’re wrong. They will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you. These guys are worse than Robespierre from the French Revolution”

Eeeek ! Well I don’t know about you but I’m hiding under the bed. Its the only rational thing to do !  Strangely though, lying here under my bed among the empty pizza boxes and fluff and lost bras, the old Heinrich Heine quote keeps popping into my head ..“Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.”  Hmmm …

Ellie

(via cheguevaraslovechild-deactivate)

October52011
manicchill:

Koch Industries’ Iranian Profits Used to Pay Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin
Yesterday, I wrote a post on Bloomberg Market Watch’s upcoming expose on the Koch brothers and Koch Industries. Well, that article made it online last night, and had a few more surprises for readers. It turns out that some, but not all, of the money that Koch Industries made in their deals with Iran is traceable. And I doubt you’ll be surprised about where Bloomberg’s reporters found it.
from Politicus USA:

Bloomberg revealed the deaths, bribes, felony charges, envelopes stuffed with cash, criminal violations, deliberate poisoning of the air with cancerous smoke, and hundreds of millions of fines behind the Koch Brothers. They revealed that employees are taught to cheat and steal under “The Koch Method.” Oh, and the Kochs sold millions of dollars in petrochemical equipment to Iran, a country recognized for sponsoring terrorism but also one of three countries in the George W Bush identified “Axis of Evil.”
It’s ironic that Sarah Palin, whom the Koch brothers money paid to speak on behalf of the “Tea Party,” has accused President Obama of “palling around with terrorists.” See, the money from those petrochemical sales funded Americans for Prosperity which funds the Tea Party which pays people like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck to speak. David Koch is in fact the founder of Americans for Prosperity. This money trail is no longer murky.
Based on an analysis of FEC filings and IRS disclosure, Kenneth P Vogel of Politico reported this morning, “POLITICO’s analysis of disclosures filed with the Internal Revenue Service and Federal Election Commission found that the large groups spend big bucks on salaries, like the $500,000 that FreedomWorks paid its chairman, Dick Armey, endorsements from radio hosts like Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, and speaking fees to movement heroes like Sarah Palin and Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, not to mention millions more on consultants and ad buys.”
Explaining how the groups like Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works fund the Tea Party, Vogel detailed, “All the groups say they provide training, yard signs or help planning rallies and booking speakers. The Express has held dozens of rallies around the country and in April reported paying a $750 honorarium to Wurzelbacher, while Americans for Prosperity in 2010 spent $1.9 million on event planning, and $253,000 on honoraria including a $128,000 payment to the speakers’ bureau that represents Palin, with whom AFP had contracted to speak at its Defending the American Dream Summit in Clarkston, Mich., in May 2010.”
AFP also paid Palin to go to Wisconsin to tell the Fox brethern how bad unions were. Clearly we can see how well her employers treat people. Why would anyone need a union? Then there’s Glenn Beck, paid by Freedom Works. The Kochs denied having anything “specific” to do with Freedom Works, but Karoli at Crooks and Liars traced Koch brothers money into the origins of Freedom Works.
Read More

Remember, about 6 months ago, when various celebrities began donating large sums of money they’d received as payments from the Gaddafi family? What do you think the odds are that we see Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin doing the same?
Read the Bloomberg Market Watch article online here

manicchill:

Koch Industries’ Iranian Profits Used to Pay Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin

Yesterday, I wrote a post on Bloomberg Market Watch’s upcoming expose on the Koch brothers and Koch Industries. Well, that article made it online last night, and had a few more surprises for readers. It turns out that some, but not all, of the money that Koch Industries made in their deals with Iran is traceable. And I doubt you’ll be surprised about where Bloomberg’s reporters found it.

from Politicus USA:

Bloomberg revealed the deaths, bribes, felony charges, envelopes stuffed with cash, criminal violations, deliberate poisoning of the air with cancerous smoke, and hundreds of millions of fines behind the Koch Brothers. They revealed that employees are taught to cheat and steal under “The Koch Method.” Oh, and the Kochs sold millions of dollars in petrochemical equipment to Iran, a country recognized for sponsoring terrorism but also one of three countries in the George W Bush identified “Axis of Evil.”

It’s ironic that Sarah Palin, whom the Koch brothers money paid to speak on behalf of the “Tea Party,” has accused President Obama of “palling around with terrorists.” See, the money from those petrochemical sales funded Americans for Prosperity which funds the Tea Party which pays people like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck to speak. David Koch is in fact the founder of Americans for Prosperity. This money trail is no longer murky.

Based on an analysis of FEC filings and IRS disclosure, Kenneth P Vogel of Politico reported this morning, “POLITICO’s analysis of disclosures filed with the Internal Revenue Service and Federal Election Commission found that the large groups spend big bucks on salaries, like the $500,000 that FreedomWorks paid its chairman, Dick Armey, endorsements from radio hosts like Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, and speaking fees to movement heroes like Sarah Palin and Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, not to mention millions more on consultants and ad buys.”

Explaining how the groups like Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works fund the Tea Party, Vogel detailed, “All the groups say they provide training, yard signs or help planning rallies and booking speakers. The Express has held dozens of rallies around the country and in April reported paying a $750 honorarium to Wurzelbacher, while Americans for Prosperity in 2010 spent $1.9 million on event planning, and $253,000 on honoraria including a $128,000 payment to the speakers’ bureau that represents Palin, with whom AFP had contracted to speak at its Defending the American Dream Summit in Clarkston, Mich., in May 2010.”

AFP also paid Palin to go to Wisconsin to tell the Fox brethern how bad unions were. Clearly we can see how well her employers treat people. Why would anyone need a union? Then there’s Glenn Beck, paid by Freedom Works. The Kochs denied having anything “specific” to do with Freedom Works, but Karoli at Crooks and Liars traced Koch brothers money into the origins of Freedom Works.

Read More

Remember, about 6 months ago, when various celebrities began donating large sums of money they’d received as payments from the Gaddafi family? What do you think the odds are that we see Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin doing the same?

Read the Bloomberg Market Watch article online here

(via manicchill)

September172011

docshoe:

I wish this song was our National Anthem.  Wouldn’t you rather have an anthem that didn’t glorify war and flags and stale platitudes?  Just the land itself and the people who live on it, that’s what matters.

You probably sang this song as a child, but unless your schoolteacher was exceptionally cool you weren’t taught this verse:

There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me

Sign was painted, it said private property

But on the back side it didn’t say nothing

This land was made for you and me.

This verse is included in the earliest version of “This Land Is Your Land,” recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library Of Congress.  Music historians also tell us that Woodie Guthrie would sometimes add yet another verse:

In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;

By the relief office, I’d seen my people.

As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,

Is this land made for you and me?

These lyrics led Glenn Beck to slap the “un-patriotic” label on Woody Guthrie, which says everything you need to know about Beck’s idea of patriotism.  Apparently Fox News considers it “anti-American” to care about poor people.

Fortunately, Woody Guthrie’s patriotism was of a healthier variety.  With this song, Woody is telling you that America is yours by birthright—yours and everyone else’s to share. 

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

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