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Thread: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Glenn Beck, and others in his field, project themselves as beacons of truth when they're on the air and then and to hide behind words like "opinion" and "commentator" and "entertainer" when they get caught totally screwing up.
    I don't think you'll find -any- of them "hiding" behind their "commentator" status when they make a mistake -- what they WILL do is (correctly) respond to charges that they are not "fair and balanced" with the fact that they -are- commentators, not reporters, and are therefore under no requirement to be either.

    If you'd like to provide an example of them doing so...
    Last edited by Goobieman; 01-05-10 at 05:16 PM.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    How come ass-clown wasn't a choice?
    Because not everyone is as much of a partisan hack as you...?

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I don't understand the point of this thread. No one is claiming that Glenn Beck is a journalist.
    Some find it necessary to create straw men for them to beat down.

    I don't understand all the outrage people display over him. He's no worse than any of the other people on TV, and at least he isn't pretending to be a journalist like some people are...
    I'd be curious to see what those that think of Beck as an assclown, et al, think of the whacko commentators on the left.
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    He's not a libertarian. His socially conservative stance on drugs and prostitution precludes him from assuming that label.
    Actually I think I've heard him say he was libertarian.
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Because not everyone is as much of a partisan hack as you...?
    Irony alert, irony alert! This is not a drill. All hands man your irony stations. I repeat, this is not a drill!
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I'd be curious to see what those that think of Beck as an assclown, et al, think of the whacko commentators on the left.
    The preferred term is barking moonbat douchecanoes, tyvm.

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I don't think you'll find -any- of them "hiding" behind their "commentator" status when they make a mistake -- what they WILL do is (correctly) respond to charges that they are not "fair and balanced" with the fact that they -are- commentators, not reporters, and are therefore under no requirement to be either.

    If you'd like to provide an example of them doing so...

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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Some find it necessary to create straw men for them to beat down.


    I'd be curious to see what those that think of Beck as an assclown, et al, think of the whacko commentators on the left.
    How about Ed Schultz? I wish he would have a major, miraculous conversion to conservatism so we could blame him on you guys. I enjoy Olberman when I actually watch the show, but not for his political commentary, but for his sense of humor(note, I think the same of O'Rielly).
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    How about Ed Schultz? I wish he would have a major, miraculous conversion to conservatism so we could blame him on you guys.
    Sorry. That particular nutball of hate is all yours.
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    Re: Is Glenn Beck a reporter or an entertainer

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Sorry. That particular nutball of hate is all yours.
    Damn you!

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