View Poll Results: Is the Media Matters story below fact or fiction?

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  • Fact - Glenn Beck reported the woman's story as fact

    11 64.71%
  • Fiction - The Media Matters assertion is false. Beck did not report the woman's claim as fact

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Thread: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

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    Why so serious?

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    My mother, and millions like her, believe every word Beck says. If they know enough to look for the fine print, they watch something else.
    So when Beck says "we don't know", you don't believe your mother is smart enough to understand that maybe he really doesn't know?
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    So when Beck says "we don't know", you don't believe your mother is smart enough to understand that maybe he really doesn't know?
    "Did Moon really own a sweatshop run entirely by 6 year old children?"

    Sadly, it's well understood that such a question already plants the suggestion that you did, regardless of how inappropriate or baseless it may be. That's the state of so much journalism today.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I hope you've learned just how valuable an education is Pete... and always remember these 2, very important things:

    "The mind, it's a terrible thing to waste"

    and

    Reading is Fundamental
    You are indeed funny Grim. Did you read this:

    BECK: OK. Let's see if I have this right. She's -- she never spanked her kids, but she did shoot her husband dead. She doesn't spank her kids, but you can bring in 13-year-old illegal aliens and have them be hookers.

    I mean, where do you even begin, America? This is twisted, bizarre, macabre -- I mean, is this theater? I'm not a lawyer. I'm not a jury. But, gosh, even to me, it seems like this is a potential admission of murder. And the way she was describing doing some groundwork beforehand, you know, so everybody in town knew exactly what was going on, a case might be made for premeditated murder.

    In fairness, I don't understand people who stay in abusive relationships. I don't. I get it. I get it. And maybe a jury might conclude that it was justifiable homicide. I don't know, but we haven't been even able to confirm from the state of California whether Tresa's husband from 10 years ago was killed, or if he's dead, or if she even had a husband. Did she make the story up? I don't know. Nobody's asking questions. See if the mainstream media will follow this one.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    No, she gets the message Beck is trying to convey. And no, she believes every single word the goof ball says. Millions more are just like her, or he would not have been on a national news network every day. I would be willing to bet you believe almost everything he says, because you are defending him. Just sayin...
    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    So when Beck says "we don't know", you don't believe your mother is smart enough to understand that maybe he really doesn't know?
    God Bless the Marine Corps.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    JFC man, you must be joking. Telling viewers that he hadn't received verification of her claims, and saying that he didn't know if her claims were true, is about as counterproductive to deception as it gets.

    How can you expect anyone to take you seriously when you pretend that those statements are meaningless or that they simply don't exist?
    It's very possible Fox never requested verification of the woman's claims, so they never would have received verification.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    My mother, and millions like her, believe every word Beck says. If they know enough to look for the fine print, they watch something else.
    Oh,your mom and my mom should totally hang out, except that mine believes every word of Media Matters. She'll keep forwarding me their emails and I'll say, "Mom, don't you think it's a little weird that not one of these Media Matters stories can be traced back to a legitimate source?" But she won't have any of it.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    They did not want verification. Even if they had it they wanted to run the story. They did without verification because it fit their agenda.
    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It's very possible Fox never requested verification of the woman's claims, so they never would have received verification.
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    But when my Mom goes to Fox it says "Fair and Balanced" all over the screen. My Mom believes that. MM stated mission is to expose RW media lies. That is exactly why they claim to exist. IF MM said they were fair and balanced I would have they exact same problem with them. See the difference?
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Oh,your mom and my mom should totally hang out, except that mine believes every word of Media Matters. She'll keep forwarding me their emails and I'll say, "Mom, don't you think it's a little weird that not one of these Media Matters stories can be traced back to a legitimate source?" But she won't have any of it.
    God Bless the Marine Corps.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Whats JFC?
    Jesus ****en Christ

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Thanks.
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    Jesus ****en Christ
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