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Quotes of the day:  "Upright citizens bless a city and make it prosper, but the talk of the wicked tears it apart.  It is foolish to belittle a neighbor; a person with good sense remains silent."  proverbs 11:11-12

"Whoever walks with the wise will become wise; whoever walks with fools will suffer harm."  proverbs 13:20

Research topic:  How to put an end to FOX NEWS, using coordinated, intelligent, rational means?

I've had a very interesting week:  I've been slandered by, had it repeated at Fox Nation and over 30 plus other conservative hysterical news chop shops and numerous other blogs, been compared to the unabomber and Timothy Mcveigh, had the Presidents photo placed above the inaccurate smear pieces about me in an attempt to diminish President Obama and, got a haircut.  Back to this later.

I also heard some really great news this week - what we have been doing here at opednews, along with other anti-Fox and ant-Glenn Beck voices and boycotters, is having an effect - Glenn soon will be going the way of the outdoor privy.

The final nails in his rotting coffin will be driven by all of us and his profound lack of humanity.  He has been relentlessly hammering George Soros for the past couple of weeks.  He has been dangling puppets, changing his voice, acting and gracelessly exposing his and Fox’s prejudice and inhumanity.  Fox News and Beck are an abomination; they are not un-American – they are a-American, as in atypical or asexual.  What if George Soros is simply a very, very rich American Father who cares about the country, society and earth that he will be leaving his children?

In his stupid zeal to tarnish Soros, Beck decided last week to “expose” Credo Mobile as another vile, evil tool used by Soros to destroy America.  Credo is a company that promotes green, sustainable business practices and gives good Americans good employment in hard times.  Therefore, by besmirching Credo, Glenn Beck is advocating the destruction of good peoples lives for no legitimate reason.  Credo is coordinating a boycott of Beck – I would suggest checking it out.  Good Americans need your help.

Now, back to my week: I posted a diary here titled, “The American Dream: A Flawed Conspiracy Theory”  about ten days ago and then a couple of days later posted it as a diary at dailykos.  On the fourteenth, Tim Graham, of NewsBusters, found the piece and published an article grossly misrepresenting what I wrote, saying that I “hate” conservatism and was “angry”.   I never once implied or said that I was “angry”.  And as for “hating conservatism”, here is exactly what I said; “Our Capitalist Republican/Right Wing brothers and sisters are not the enemy, we are”.  This Man is another right wing, chop shop, journalistic pretender.  It appears that his job is perusing progressive/liberal blogs and websites, finding supposed dirt with which to foul us.  His particular area of expertise appears to be the demeaning of the President of the United States.  President Obama has blogged at dailykos.  He evidently cruises dailykos in search of bits of free speech to attach to the image of the PRESIDENT, in an obvious attempt to undermine the efficacy of his office.  I bet if you searched the files of accused Communist subversives, you would find this used as probable cause.  What he is doing, although also protected, is indeed an abomination.  Using the individual  thoughts of a private citizen, misrepresenting them, probably not even fully reading the piece (I bet he stumbled on “oeuvre”, and gave up) with the absolute intent of slandering the President, who is fighting two wars, struggling with the economy, and trying to manage our place in this crazy world – Tim your family and community should be proud.

Unfortunately for Tim, his hit piece didn’t have legs because the conservative American snoopers found out that I am in fact a broken down carpenter that writes a golf column for a, small town, Texas newspaper (for free) and participate with over 1500 other wonderful people at haitirewired, giving of our time and or experience and knowledge to assist in the rebuilding of that shattered country.  There had been much speculation as to which sick liberal organization was paying me.

However, the thing that really killed the story was the dailykos connection.  When I posted a reply to Tim, the nice people over there scolded, chided, schooled and chastised me – they were just generally sh**ty.  I wasn’t welcome in their “virtual ballroom” - evidently my blogging etiquette sucks.  It probably does, I can be bull in the chinaclosetesque and obtuse on occasion.  Also, I almost never read directions.
I thought diary meant diary; “a record of events, transactions, or observations kept daily or at frequent intervals; especially:  a daily record of personal activities, reflections, or feelings”.  I mistakenly thought blogs to be megaphones in the marketplace of ideas.  A ballroom?  Anyway, opednews is the best online progressive site, hands down.  Rob, thanks for allowing me the space here to express my thoughts.  

Well, when Tim realized that I wasn’t a “dailykos blogger” - the ruse was up.

These fakers are all empowered by FOX NEWS.  I would hate to be a journalism professor right now.  It’s gotten so hard for Fox viewers, that in mixed company, they only talk about how cool Huckabee is when he plays the bass guitar - he apparently is their idea of the one nice guy over there.  To my thinking, it’s impossible to be “nice” and have a permanent gig at Fox.  This dude wants to be our President and he doesn’t even know the difference between simple right and wrong.

My Grandfathers had a tremendous influence on my life.  They lived and worked during the depression and World War II.  My father’s dad was an FDR appointee – he was in charge of the Office of Price Administration for the Southern District of Texas and he was a rabid Republican.  However, he never once said a negative word about or against his President during those trying times.  And never, that I heard, later on.  He cried when the man died - as did most of America.  The only difference between the stateside struggles (the scale was certainly not the same) of FDR and Barack Obama are the effects of Reaganism and FOX NEWS.  “Roosevelt…am I wrong by saying there was a good portion of people that thought, “Holy cow, I’m glad he’s dead.  He was turning into a dictator.”  Glenn Beck

Fox should be shut down and Rupert Murdoch declared an enemy of the state, persona non grata, and denied re-entry.  Myself and my friends are starting our boycott activities here.  For now, we are simply going to post, FOX NO, anywhere we can and boycott Fox’s advertisers.  If you have other ideas drop me a note at   **

**previously posted at

Originally posted to Kevin Tully on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 01:03 PM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  I need a translation (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Sherri in TX, lostboyjim

    or a link.

  •  I'm not holding my breath-beck has ratings (4+ / 0-)

    sponsors would put hitler in front of a camera if people would watch.

    The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better.

    by Zacapoet on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 01:15:37 PM PST

  •  Media Can't Be Enemies of the State By Definition (2+ / 0-)
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    MartyM, psusennes

    Oh wait, they can, but they can't be enemies of the people by definition.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 01:19:03 PM PST

  •  Sorry, you can't close a news channel. (0+ / 0-)

    That would be a First Amendment violation, just like closing down an opposition newspaper.

    For relevant sci-fi and fantasy, go to

    by Kimball Cross on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 01:25:28 PM PST

    •  how many people have been killed? (0+ / 0-)

      due to Frightwing media pundits' vitriol and hatemongering.

    •  there is a way (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Kimball Cross

      fox depends completely on right wing talk radio to do it's groundwork. it might break something on occasion but most of it's material and the hacks who repeat it endlessly as if it is fact depend completely on the Left's ignorance of the right wing radio monopoly.

      every day the think tanks with their high paid disfunctional thinkers lay the cliff notes daily talking points on limbaugh's desk/computer and by the end of the day the fox blowhards know those talking points have been pried into the earholes of tens of millions of americans who have no easy cheap alternative for daily politics.

      fox is the visual icing on the talk radio lie turd pie. fix the radio problem and fox 'news' dissolves.

      the way to fix the radio problem is for the left to realize most of the last 20 years of shit is the result of giving limbaugh and hannity and sons a total free speech free ride to attack and lie about all our causes and representatives. as of this time there is NO significant challenge to their 1000 strong radio monopoly and the coordinated uncontested repetition it gives them. all the left has to do is recognize that fact and get the pickets and boycotts going.

      Progressives will lose all major messaging battles until they picket the limbaugh/hannity megastations and boycott those stations' local sponsors.

      by certainot on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 03:55:55 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  FAUX NOISE is not a news channel. (0+ / 0-)

      And causing it to starve is not a First Amendment violation. It is, however, the right's beloved "free market" in action.

      LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 06:30:31 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  It isn't News, it's infotainment see the Florida (4+ / 0-)

    court ruling over the story killed and reporters fired at the FOX affiliate doing a whitewash over artificial BSE in milk production.

    The judge reviewing the lawsuit contesting the firing as a free speech /reporters protected right found a private company has different rules and the TV station was primarily an entertainment medium (the FOX defense team's argument) and their right to be not subject to free speech was the "infotainment" nature of what they did.

    Back to CREDO and GB, Credo is one of the better companies out there like thousands of others keeping this economy afloat.

    Beck believes anything that doesn't echo his views or make him some money is disposable or evil.  He doesn't understand philanthropy  without a direct aggrandisement to the donor or it being a scam.  that is a defect in his brain wiring chemistry. Maybe the drugs, maybe the alcohol, maybe he is just evil as he claims so many other are. Projection....he is what he fears.

    No matter, he is not going away because he attacks Soros on cable in America. He may be in trouble in overseas markets, and eventually his vanity might get him a libel/slander suit even here where a success proving that legally  is very very rare.

    Soros might have a case if he took several programs and consolidated them where Beck went on his tirade and proved to an English or Australian Court that malice and defamation was indeed the point of Murdoch's FOX and Beck's attacks.

    Using the precedent in US Courts of the 1996 FOX Florida decision might help him there.

    cast away illusions, prepare for struggle

    by Pete Rock on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 01:42:41 PM PST

  •  FOX NO! (2+ / 0-)
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    Cats r Flyfishn, Floande

    You may not be able to close a news channel but like every rabid Reputrid knows, if you have a simple meme and repeat it over and over, it will stick.

    Lately it appears that Beck's audience is diminishing rapidly as people realize that what they're observing firsthand is the total meltdown of a paranoid schizophrenic. It's not a pretty sight at this point.

    What Beck's legacy will be is that he was a "public pariah" whose descent into madness was (and will forever be) chronicled for the american public to witness every day.

    "Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins." Senator Edward M. Kennedy

    by psusennes on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 01:46:21 PM PST

  •  Beck is a paranoid schizophrenic/public meltdown (3+ / 0-)

    occuring now before our very eyes.

    His show doesn't have much more to go before Rupert gives it the royal boot.

    Beck's alluded to faux vision problems and most recently some unknown ailment to set the stage for his professional demise.  It's all right there for anyone to see - he's descending into total and unequivocal madness and will soon have to be hospitalized.

    But he won't be hospitalized for his fictitious illnesses, no siree.  That's what the "spin" will be.  He'll be hospitalized for acute mental dysfunction.

    "Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins." Senator Edward M. Kennedy

    by psusennes on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 01:48:14 PM PST

  •  Fox News: TeaKlanners Anonymous (0+ / 0-)

    "Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins." Senator Edward M. Kennedy

    by psusennes on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 01:50:45 PM PST

  •  Glenn Beck fucks pigs (8+ / 0-)

    because George Soros is a public figure, beck can say whatever he wants about him. Beck can and does lie at will. That's the way our laws are written. beck could not say the things he does about Soros if he was just an average every day citizen.

    But Beck is also a public figure. Anyone can say whatever they wish about him. I say he fucks pigs. If it's not true, he can call me on my red phone. No call? It MUST be true (using Beck-logic).

  •  I am so WITH you on Fox--it is Radio Rwanda or (4+ / 0-)

    Milosevic-like. If you spew hate long enough and regularly enough, it becomes solidified into something so much like 'real', it becomes de facto 'real'. It is a private propaganda machine masquerading as a latter day CBS news unit, skulking under the free speech traditions of our great nation, even while it actively destroys, or tries to destroy, them.

  •  Great...I hope they do show him the door! (0+ / 0-)

    It has been open too long and Glenn is now daft!

    Courage is what you are in the dark. Emilio Lazzardo in Buckaroo Bonzai

    by Temmoku on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 04:11:02 PM PST

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