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Fox News Analyst Wants Julian Assange Assassinated!

Fox News analyst: Assange is “treasonous, and he has broken every law of the United States. And I’m not for the death penalty, so…there’s only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch.” The point also needs to be made that Assange is not a U.S. citizen (definition of treason), nor has he broken every “law of the United States.” Beckel also stated that “a dead man can’t leak stuff.” Beckel is ignorant of the fact that Assange is, in his own words, a lightening rod – WikiLeaks will continue to leak information long after Assange is out of the picture.

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Fox News Guest Joked About Killing President Obama

Two years ago on Fox News: “a suggestion that someone knock off Osama errr uhhh Obama, well both would be good (chuckle)”

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Sean Hannity Attempts to Tie Ft. Hood Shooting To Obama

The Ft. Hood shooting was a tragedy. We can all agree on that. But to place the blame on President Obama to fuel some sick agenda is also tragic. Here’s a recent quote from Sean Hannity, trying to tie the shooting to the current president.

HANNITY: This Fort Hood situation is really beginning to disturb me and should disturb everybody. And that is that there is a chance our government knew all about this guy Hasan and did nothing because nobody wanted to be called an Islamophobe. We’re not talking about Islam, we’re talking about radical Islam. You know, this guy going in there, god is great, etc., etc., and all the things he’s saying. But everybody hat worked with him, Bob, knew ahead of time, our government apparently knew and did nothing. Now, this is a terrorist act, if in fact this was motivated in such a way. What does it say about Barack Obama and our government?

Of course, Hannity doesn’t provide any proof that Obama knew anything about Hasan, or the emails to Anwar al-Awlaki. He also conveniently ignores the fact that the emails were reportedly intercepted in late 2008, while Bush was in office.

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Glenn Beck Loses ‘GB1990′ WIPO Complaint

The Internet meme questioning Glenn Beck‘s possible involvement in a rape and murder of a young girl in 1990 has just taken a step in helping to protect our rights from people who fear criticism. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has just ruled against Glenn Beck regarding his complaint about the original meme’s domain name, GlennBeckRapedAndMurderedAYoungGirlIn1990.com, which can now be accessed at GB1990.com.

The WIPO decision states, “For all foregoing reasons, the Complaint is denied.”

Because Complainant necessarily fails to prove that Respondent’s conduct runs afoul of all three elements required for adverse determination under the Policy, the Panel need not further address the elements of bad faith registration and use.

Even though Beck lost the WIPO case, the owner of the meme’s original domain name, Isaac Eiland-Hall, has decided to turn it over to Beck now that his lawyer successfully fought “this battle only to preserve the First Amendment,” as evidenced by the letter From Eiland-Hall to Glenn Beck.

It also bears noting, in this matter and for the future, that you are entirely in control of whether or not you are the subject of this particular form of criticism. I chose to criticize you using the well-tested method of satire because of its effectiveness. But, humor aside, your rhetorical style is no laughing matter. In this context of this WIPO case, you denigrated the letter of First Amendment law. In the context of your television show and your notoriety, you routinely and shamelessly denigrate the spirit of the First Amendment. The purpose of the expressive freedoms embodied in the First Amendment is not to simply permit the greatest possible scope of expressions, but also, in so doing, to also strive for excellence in the conveyance of ideas. Rather than choosing to strive for excellence and civic contribution, you simply pander to the fears and insecurities of your audience. And in the process, you do them, and us all, a great deal of harm.

So, now that this case has been put to rest, what are the results?

Glenn Beck has been exposed to the Streisand Effect by filing the complaint and taking a simple Internet meme and creating from it a supermeme. By attempting to remove the web site in question, they have done nothing but make it more famous. The meme may have died a fairly quick and natural death. However, by filing the WIPO complaint, Beck and his team have only made it more popular that it would have been otherwise. Thanks to them, it gained the attention of Ars Technica, MediaBistro, Techdirt and Gawker.

The complaint has helped to shed some light on what Glenn Beck may think of his viewers – one of the factors his team used to show that people may be confused by the domain name is the “moron in a hurry” test. Eiland-Hall’s lawyers responded by stating, “It is specious at best for Mr. Beck to assert that his fans, or the public as a whole, would confuse Respondent’s website with Mr. Beck himself—unless of course it is Mr. Beck’s view that his fans and the average internet user are in fact hurried morons.”

This experience has also brought to light Beck’s hypocrisy as noted in the proposed stipulation. He has stated, “once we sign our rights over to international law, the Constitution is officially dead.” Similarly, Beck has said, “Let me tell you something. When you can’t win with the people, you bump it up to the courts. When you can’t win with the courts, you bump it up to the international level.” If he believes that, why did he bypass the U.S. courts? We can safely assume that either he knows his own rhetoric is false, or he thinks it simply does not apply to him.

Finally, and the sole intention of the meme, people are now more aware of Glenn Beck’s use of fallacious reasoning, including the use of the negative proof fallacy. Hopefully his viewers are more aware of this as it’s been pointed out in his questioning of Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim member of the House of Representatives – “Prove to me that you are not working with our enemies…”

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Glenn Beck Attacks Atheists – A Video Response

Glenn Beck used a boy’s murder, which has no connections to any religious, or non-religious beliefs, to preach about how atheists place a lesser value on human life. Here is a video response:

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As an aside, here are but a few famous atheists in the field of Science and Technology:

  • Francis Crick (1916–2004): English molecular biologist, physicist, and neuroscientist; noted for being one of the co-discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962.
  • Sigmund Freud (1856–1939): Father of psychoanalysis.
  • Oliver Sacks (1933–): United States-based British neurologist, who has written popular books about his patients, the most famous of which is Awakenings.
  • Carl Sagan (1934–1996): American astronomer and astrochemist, a highly successful popularizer of astronomy, astrophysics, and other natural sciences, and pioneer of exobiology and promoter of the SETI.
  • Alan Turing (1912–1954): English mathematician, logician, and cryptographer; often considered to be the father of modern computer science. The Turing Award, often recognized as the “Nobel Prize of computing”, is named after him.
  • James D. Watson (1928–): 1962-Nobel-laureate co-discover of the structure of DNA.
  • Steve Wozniak (1950–): co-founder of Apple Computer and inventor of the Apple I and Apple II.

More lists of nontheists here

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Does Glenn Beck Think His Fans Are Hurried Morons?

The response to Glenn Beck’s lawyers regarding the Glenn Beck 1990 meme web site has finally been released (pdf)  and it’s definitely a good read. In it, the respondent’s lawyer makes his case as to why it was inappropriate for the complaint (pdf) to have gone to WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) in Geneva. It also asserts that Beck must think his fans are “hurried morons,” if he thinks anyone would confuse this site with his.

“We are not here because the domain name could cause confusion. We do not have a declaration from the president of the international association of imbeciles that his members are blankly staring at the Respondent’s website wondering ‘where did all the race baiting content go?’ We are here because Mr. Beck wants Respondent’s website shut down. He wants it shut down because Respondent’s website makes a poignant and accurate satirical critique of Mr. Beck by parodying Beck’s very rhetorical style.”

The “moron in a hurry” test deals with trademark confusion, in that if a moron were on their way home from a long day at work, and saw the offending message, would they be confused… The response includes the following observation:

“It is specious at best for Mr. Beck to assert that his fans, or the public as a whole, would confuse Respondent’s website with Mr. Beck himself—unless of course it is Mr. Beck’s view that his fans and the average internet user are in fact hurried morons. Respondent presumes that this is not how Mr. Beck regards his audience. And, even if he does so regard his audience, this is not a basis for upholding his complaint.”

Because Beck’s lawyers likely feel they do not have a chance of winning a defamation case in the U.S., they’ve gone to WIPO. Thankfully, for the respondent, WIPO has a track record of rejecting claims of this nature – those that just want to shut down a critical, or satirical, web site. It’s also ironic that Beck, a so-called champion for first amendment rights, or so his followers would have you believe, would choose to bypass U.S. courts and head directly to an international resolution. Beck has said, in the past, “once we sign our rights over to international law, the Constitution is officially dead.”

Thus, this example of the Streisand Effect continues…

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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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It’s Patriotic Duty To Stop Glenn Beck, According to Beck

On August 3, 2009 Glenn Beck stated, “[i]f anyone thinks that it would be a good idea to turn violent, think again,” adding that “[i]f you ever hear someone thinking about or talking about turning violent, it is your patriotic duty to stop them.”

On August 6, 2009 Glenn Beck joked about putting poison in Nancy Pelosi’s wine (see transcript below) and video here.

So, when is Fox News going to stop Glenn Beck? It is, after all, their patriotic duty, and Glenn Beck agrees.

BECK: So, Speaker Pelosi, I just wanted to — you gonna drink your wine? Are you blind? Do those eyes not work? There you — I want you to drink it now. Drink it. Drink it. Drink it.

I really just wanted to thank you for having me over here to wine country. You know, to be invited, I thought I had to be a major Democratic donor or a longtime friend of yours, which I’m not.

By the way, I put poison in your — no, I — I look forward to all the policy discussions that we’re supposed to have — you know, on health care, energy reform, and the economy.

Hey, is that Sean Penn over there? I know it cost me more than $30,000 to get in here, but hey. Hey, I think I see Ed Markey, the author of cap and trade, right over there.

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Glenn Beck Jokes About Poisoning Nancy Pelosi

After Rachel Maddow talks about Rush Limbaugh making a baseless comparison of President Obama to Nazism, she shows a clip of a Glenn Beck skit where he offers Speaker Pelosi some wine, poisoned… When did murder and assassination become stuff jokes are made of in the media? I suspect the Secret Service has taken an interest in this atrocious behavior.

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Conservatives Want Shepard Smith Fired For Accurate Reporting

Fox News’ Shepard Smith, who accurately reported on the Department of Homeland Security report on right-wing extremists, is now under attack by conservatives.

RUSH LIMBAUGH: “For liberals to now claim that the atmosphere is somehow more violently anti-Obama is simply preposterous.” Limbaugh also said Smith was “whining and moaning and complaining about emails.” After stating that he, too, got “vile, sick emails,” Limbaugh said, “Shep, you got nothing on anybody out there.”

Atlas Shrugs blogger PAMELA GELLER: Shep, don’t preach to us about anger. This from a guy who hit a reporter with his car as she saved a parking space. He was arrested for it too. (Above photo is Smith’s mugshot) Yup. And who can forget his leftist asshattery last month, when Fox anchor Shepard Smith, on a post-broadcast Webcast, lost it when discussing his opposition to waterboarding, etc — bellowing: “We are America!” (slamming the table) “I don’t give a rat’s ass if it helps. We are AMERICA! We do not f—ing torture!!” He has got to go.

WorldNetDaily’s JOE KOVACS: Ironically, Smith himself allegedly engaged in activity some might deem questionable. As WND previously reported, during the presidential election fiasco in November 2000, Smith was arrested at the Florida Capitol for allegedly driving his Mazda Millenia into another reporter who was standing in a parking space she attempted to save for a friend. The victim, freelance journalist Maureen Walsh of Tallahassee, was hospitalized and released later the same day with bruises on her knees and legs.

On Michelle Malkin’s blog, HotAir – ALLAHPUNDIT: hamfisted attempt to draw a straight line between dopey ‘Hussein’ invective and the sort of decades-long dementia displayed by the Jew-loathing nut who pulled a shotgun in the Holocaust Museum today. (And who, by the way, hated neoconservatives generally and the GOP’s last two nominees for president in particular.) I don’t know how else to read this clip except as Shep warning America that his own viewership is teeming with would-be presidential assassins. If he truly believes that, why doesn’t he quit? How can his conscience stand it?

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Shepard Smith: Viewers Emails ‘Out There in a Scary Place’

Thankfully, the voice of reason at Fox News, Shepard Smith, is still around who had this to say about the Holocaust Museum killing and the radical emails Fox News receives from viewers, which he says are “out there in a scary place.”

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Bill O’Reilly Questions Importance of Holocaust Museum Shooting

Bill O’Reilly has repeatedly criticized other networks for the amount of reporting they have done on other recent killings. Bill O’Reilly, the guy who doesn’t speak of the killing at the Holocaust Museum, other than to question whether or not it’s newsworthy…

O’REILLY: Now, this is an 89-year-old anti-Semite bigot kills an innocent guy in the Holocaust Museum. OK? Now, what about the newsworthiness of this? … Is it as newsworthy as Private Long?

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Fox News Limits Reporting on Holocaust Museum Shooting

A day after the shooting at the Washington DC Holocaust Museum, it appears that Fox News has made the conscious decision to limit its reporting on the incident. Apparently, they only mentioned “Holocaust” and “van Brunn” three times during Prime Time. Three. From TVeyes.com for the previous 21 hours:

As of 10 a.m., the totals looked like this:

CNN: at least 168 mentions.

MSNBC: at least 121 mentions.

Fox News: at least 89 mentions.

The question is why? Is it because Fox News is embarassed by their incorrectly critical reporting of the Homeland Security reports on right-wing extremists? Is it because the shooter is not Muslim, but rather had ties to the Klu Klux Klan?

Apparently gay penguins were more important.

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DHS Report Haunts Fox News

If you recall, Fox News was upset about the Department of Homeland Security report on right-wing extremists that, as it turned out, was ordered by the Bush Administration.

Fast forward to today, in the wake of George Tiller‘s murder, which was committed by a pro-life Christian activist. We’re inundated by headlines and articles about the shooting that took place at the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. The alleged murderer, terrorist if you will, was James Wenneker von Brunn, an alleged white supremest who, apparently, has connections to anti-government and hate groups. In other words, another right-wing extremist.

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CNN’s Rick Sanchez Takes Bill O’Reilly to Task Over Lies

It’s always great to see someone in the main stream media call Bill O’Reilly out on his lies, especially when it’s an absurd lie and there is absolute irrefutable proof. Take Bill O’Reilly’s comments about CNN not covering the Army recruiting center attack until Anderson Cooper featured it. O’Reilly had the audacity to state that CNN didn’t think of the tragedy as news and failed to report on it all day.

Rick Sanchez proceeded to play a montage showing CNN anchors and reporters discussing the incident all day.

“Let’s see, that was Kyra Phillips, Tony Harris, Heidi Collins, Lou Dobbs, certainly you saw myself, you just saw David Mattingly there, Wolf Blitzer, we saw Kiran Chetry, we saw Erica Hill — that’s nobody?” Sanchez asked.

“Let’s add this up together now,” Sanchez said. “We led with the story when it broke. We led with it again the next day. We analyzed the terrorism angle with experts and called former FBI agents to take us through it. And as a network, we covered the story umpteen times throughout the days, throughout all hours of those days. But Bill O’Reilly says he only saw it once. And since he only saw it once, well then that must be the truth. It doesn’t matter what really happened. It doesn’t matter what the record shows. All that matters is what Bill thinks he saw. We called Fox today, by the way. No response yet.”

The only thing Bill O’Reilly was correct about was calling CNN a “news channel.”

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