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Podesta: ‘Van Has Set A Standard That Beck Would Never Impose Upon Himself’

John Podesta, the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, released this statement following the resignation of Van Jones:

Van Jones is an exceptional and inspired leader who has fought to bring economic and environmental justice to communities across our country.

He has chosen to resign because he believed he was serving as a distraction to the president’s agenda. I respect that decision.

Van was working to build a common ground agenda for all Americans, and I am confident he will continue that work. Unfortunately, his critics on the right could find no common ground with him.

Clearly, Van was the subject of a right-wing smear campaign shrouded in hypocrisy. Van’s chief tormentor Glenn Beck, who spent weeks engaged in vicious name-calling, retains his perch at Fox News after calling the president a racist who has “a deep-seated hatred for white people.” Van has set a standard that Beck would never impose upon himself.

I look forward to working with Van to move our country towards a clean energy economy that empowers and lifts up all Americans.

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Glenn Beck Gets Facts Wrong on So-Called ‘Czars’

Glenn Beck has been on the attack against so-called “czars” appointed by President Obama.

BECK: He has 37 czars to oversee and advise him directly. Never before have there been so many executive posts that were not confirmed by Congress and who answered only to the president.

Many of the “czars” are long-standing positions, work for congress (Elizabeth Warren), or have had their confirmation held up by Republicans (Cass Sunstein).

The best part may have been when the following graphic was put up to put faces to the “czars” …you’ll notice that one face, that of Senate-confirmed John Holdren, was included twice.

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Law Firm Moves Against ‘Glenn Beck 1990′ Parody Site

As you’re probably well aware if you’ve visited in the past couple weeks, or were practically anywhere else online, there is a satirical site devoted to a meme created to show Beck’s lack of journalistic integrity. Apparently, a law firm (Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP) is coming to his defense.

Parody/satire is a protected form of free speech and the rumors are exactly that. Disclaimers aside, nobody, in their right mind, actually believes that Glenn Beck raped, nor murdered a young girl in 1990. The accusation is so groundless as to be ridiculous. Had the rumor involved anything less, it may actually have been believable. Unfortunately, that’s not what the law firm is charging… The law firm in question has contacted the aggregate site for the rumor with a complaint regarding the use of their domain, which contains Glenn Beck’s name.

Obviously, the average Glenn Beck fan’s IQ is not high enough to understand that nobody is actually accusing Beck of rape and murder, nobody thinks rape and murder are funny (except Glenn Beck, joking about poisoning Nancy Pelosi), and it’s not a representation of anybody other than Glenn Beck, because he uses this style of fallacious reasoning without a disclaimer. According to the law firm, the average Glenn Beck fan may be stupid enough as to confuse the domain in question with the “Glenn Beck” trademark.

If the owner of the domain name mentioned is forced to give up the right to the domain name, there are two backups ready, which can be accessed at GB1990.com and GB1990.net.

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This Modern World on Glenn Beck’s Conspiracy Theories

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Response Received From Binder & Binder

Visitor submitted response from Binder & Binder:

Hi ____, my name is Dick Summer. I’m the guy responsible for Binder and Binder’s commercials. I fully agree with you concerning Glen Beck’s comments, and I have asked Fox News to remove our commercials from his program.

Here’s our problem. Our commercial buy on Fox News is contracted under a system called ROS, that’s run of schedule. What that means is we buy a certain number of commercials, and the network schedules them where they see fit. The big buck guys can afford to buy specific shows. We can’t.

So, Fox may or may not honor my request to remove our spots from any particular program. If they don’t, I can of course, not renew at the end of our broadcast contract, but not before. As with any contract, one party can’t simply decide not to fulfill its obligations to the other…

Beyond explaining the situation to you, there’s not much else I can say, except, believe it or not I’m glad you decided to write. As a former broadcaster I know that most people wouldn’t bother, and that’s an important reason why there is so much junk on the air.

Since Binder & Binder was included in September‘s Boycott of the Month, and the focus was on Glenn Beck‘s sponsors, they will be replaced by another current (as of 8/31/09) Glenn Beck sposnor.

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Glenn Beck Loses 11 More Sponsors

More companies have bailed on Glenn Beck‘s show on Fox News Channel, including big names such as Discover, Capital One, Infinity and Mercedes-Benz!

Eleven new companies whose ads were recently seen during Beck’s program—Binder & Binder, Capital One, The Dannon Company, Discover, HSBC, ICAN Benefit Group Insurance, Infiniti, Jelmar (manufacturer of CLR All-Purpose Cleaner), Jordan McKenna Debt Counseling Network, Mercedes-Benz and Simplex Healthcare (creator of the Diabetes Care Club) —have pledged to ColorOfChange.org to take steps to ensure that their ads don’t run on Beck’s show. Fifty-seven companies have now committed not to support Beck’s show since ColorOfChange.org launched its campaign four weeks ago after the Fox News Channel host called President Obama a “racist” who “has a deep-seated hatred for white people” during an appearance on Fox & Friends.

“We applaud those companies that have recently pulled their support from Beck,” said James Rucker, executive director of ColorOfChange.org. “There are at least 57 companies who will not tolerate Beck’s race-baiting comments and we will continue to reach out to those who are still supporting him.”

Comments from advertisers recently distancing themselves from Beck:

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Does Glenn Beck Deserve Key To City?

Apparently, Mount Vernon, WA, Glenn Beck’s home town is offering him the key to the city. Mayor Bud Norris will honor Beck, the first person to receive the key in six years, on September 26.

Protesters from the Skagit County Young Democrats walked outside city hall Tuesday with protest signs, one reading “Change the locks!”

They called it “totally inappropriate” to give a man who labeled President Barack Obama a “racist” a key to the city.

The mayor did state that he and Beck’s parents were friends and that Beck, at age 12, helped with Norris’ campaign for county commissioner.

Feel free to tell the Mayor’s office how you feel:

Mount Vernon
910 Cleveland Avenue
P.O. Box 809
Mount Vernon WA, 98273

Phone
(360) 336-6211
Fax
(360) 336-0623
Email
mvmayor@ci.mount-vernon.wa.us

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Vote for David Swanson not Glenn Beck

The following message is from Democrats.com:

Our boycott of Glenn Beck’s advertisers on FOX News has been a huge success. Beck was forced to take a week off and lost 50 brand advertisers, leaving just a few self-destructive companies that want to lose all their customers. If you haven’t yet, please tell them to cancel their ads:

http://www.democrats.com/boycott-fox-news-advertisers?cid=ZGVtczU5MDYzZGVtcw==

It’s important to vote with our wallets against those who tell lies. But it’s also important to vote with our wallets for those who tell the truth. And there is no greater truth-teller in America today than David Swanson, whose first book Daybreak was published today .

Air America host Thom Hartmann says, “Daybreak offers a powerful and compelling picture of what real change in America could look like. The world needs more true advocates of democracy like David Swanson!”

Right now, Glenn Beck’s latest screed is #1 on the Amazon political bestseller list, while Michelle Malkin’s attack on President Obama is #2. David Swanson’s book just reached #22. Can you cast a vote of $13.57 $10.97 to push David Swanson’s book past them and to the top of the bestseller list?

I proudly admit that I’m biased. Swanson is the Washington Director of Democrats.com, and fights tirelessly for the causes we care about most: single-payer healthcare, ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, holding former Bush Administration officials accountable for their war crimes, and ending the Imperial Presidency that Bush and Cheney left behind.

Swanson is also co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org, creator of ConvictBushCheney.org, and a board member of Progressive Democrats for America.

Swanson just launched his national book tour. I hope you’ll meet him at an event near you:

http://davidswanson.org/booktour

And in the meantime, I hope you’ll vote for real progressive change – and against Glenn Beck – by buying Daybreak today.

Thanks for all you do!

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Glenn Beck Asks Muslim Rep Question Not Based on Reality

For those who think that the speculation about Glenn Beck allegedly raping and murdering a girl in 1990 is irrelevant, I give you the following video showing Glenn Beck doing the same thing to Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim member of the House of Representatives. Beck asserts, “Prove to me that you are not working with our enemies…” then states that while he doesn’t think he is, that is his fear.

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Glenn Beck Raped and Murdered a Girl in 1990?

Some sources claim that Glenn Beck may be responsible for the rape and murder of a girl in 1990. Classic Glenn Beck style reasoning suggests that he is responsible for clearing his name of these atrocious acts. A new site “exists to probe the vicious rumour that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990.

Note: This is satire/parody, but a valid example of the fallacious reasoning Beck is known for.

Here is some of the evidence:

  • Why haven’t we had an official response to the rumor that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990? (source)
  • Some say he ate her remains in a drug-filled pagan ceremony. Some say. (source)
  • “R” is for radical “A” is for astronaut “P” is for paper “S” is for super-douche “T” well, I don’t have that yet, but if I did, this would spell “rapist” (source)
  • Fox News Poll: Should Glenn Beck deny rape allegations? Vote Now! (source)
  • Omg I cant find a single entry/item/article ANYWHERE that says Mr. Beck is not a rapist. (source)
  • He has exposed himself as a guy over and over again who has a deep seeded [sic] hatred for consensual sex or the “No Means No” culture, I don’t know what it is. I’m not saying he doesn’t like consensual sex, I’m saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe a rapist. (source)

Visit: The Official Site About The Controversy (origin)

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BOTM: September, 2009

The September, 2009 Fox News Boycott of the Month marks the fourth month-long concentrated effort to affect Fox News‘ bottom line. This month, the focus will be on the following advertisers seen on Glenn Beck‘s show.

Claritin
Schering Plough Corporation
2000 Galloping Hill Road
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
1-800-CLARITIN
http://www.claritin.com/…

Hydrolyze *
Hydroxatone, LLC
302A West 12th St, #276
New York, NY 10014
US & Canada Toll Free: (800) 515-1070
UK Toll Free: 0800-032-6278
All Other Countries: (201) 876-2570
Fax: (201) 876-2501
http://www.hydroleyes.com/…

Lear Capital, Inc
1990 S. Bundy Dr., Ste 600
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 1.800.576.9355
Fax: 310.571.0194
1-800-214-8271
http://www.learcapital.com/…

Liberty Medical **
1-800-296-0720
1-800-695-2500
http://www.libertymedical.com/…
Medco Health Solutions, Inc
investor_relations@medco.com
media@medco.com

Oxi Clean
Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
469 N. Harrison St.
Princeton, NJ 08540
1.800.781.7529

http://www.oxiclean.com

Full Sponsor List

* Hydrolyze replaced GoToMeeting.com, who has claimed to have removed their ads from Glenn Beck‘s show.

** Liberty Medical replaced Binder & Binder, who requested that Fox News Channel not show their ads on Glenn Beck‘s show.

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Glenn Beck Admits To Being Racist?

Take a look at this clip from 2007 that shows Glenn Beck saying that Jesse Jackson claiming that President Obama is acting “white”  is racist. Keep watching for a Glenn Beck clip from earlier that year, during which Beck states, “[Obama] is very white in many ways… he is. He’s very white.”  So, to Glenn Beck, it’s wrong for Jesse Jackson to say such a thing, but it’s okay for Beck.

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48 Sponsors Have Left Glenn Beck So Far

As requested, here is a list of the 48 companies who have claimed to have disassociated themselves with Glenn Beck, so far…

  • Airware Inc.
  • Ancestry.com
  • AT&T
  • Blaine Labs Inc.
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Clorox
  • Ditech
  • The Elations Company
  • Experian
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lowe’s
  • NutriSystem
  • Sprint
  • The UPS Store
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Walmart
  • GMAC Financial Services
  • Best Buy
  • CVS
  • Travelocity
  • Re-Bath
  • Broadview Security
  • Allergan
  • Lawyers.com
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Progressive Insurance
  • State Farm
  • S.C. Johnson
  • GEICO
  • Men’s Wearhouse
  • Sargento
  • ConAgra
  • Roche
  • Sanofi-Aventi
  • Radio Shack
  • SpendOnLife.com
  • Applebee’s
  • Bank of America
  • Bell & Howell
  • DirecTv
  • General Mills
  • Kraft
  • Regions Financial
  • SAM
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Vonage
  • Ashley Furniture

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Creepy Glenn Beck Fails at Propositioning Guest

Here is Glenn Beck speaking to a guest about topless photos of an American Idol semi-finalist. Innocent? Not until he offers to take naked pictures of her. Funny? She sure as hell doesn’t think so. Sickening? You bet.

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Obama Attacking Glenn Beck Fails at Spelling

Glenn Beck is known for making offensive claims and claims he can’t back up. He’s admitted that he’s a dirtbag and doesn’t research. Apparently, he can’t spell either.

Beck demonstrated that if you take the first letter of various words he uses to describe or relate to President Obama, you come up with a whole new word.

That word? OLIGARHY

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“OLIGARHY” is not a word!

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