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Media Matters asks: Did Glenn Beck’s mother really commit suicide?

September 28, 2009

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Besides condemning anyone committing the latest “sin” — that is, referring to “illegal immigrants” as, er, “illegal immigrants”Media Matters‘ “senior fellows” are now devoting their considerable energy and financial resources to one of the pressing issues of our time: whether or not Glenn Beck is lying about the way his mother died.

Like you, I’ve been unable to sleep at night, obsessing about the details of a total stranger’s death by drowning back in 1979.

(If only Media Matters allotted this much online real estate to another young woman’s untimely watery demise; however, typing “Mary Jo Kopechne” into the Media Matters search function yields only four mentions, all of them chiding conservatives for being so gauche as to mention the name of the young woman who died forty years ago when she was a passenger in a car that Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge.)

Using recent stories at Salon.com and other outlets as a launching pad, Media Matters informs readers that:

Early one morning in May 1979, a 41-year-old divorcee named Mary Beck went boating in Washington’s Puget Sound. Her companions on the expedition were a retired papermaker named Orean Carrol, whose boat she helped launch near the Tacoma suburb of Puyallup, and Carrol’s pet dog. Exactly what happened next remains shrouded in morning mist, but among the crew, only the dog would survive the day. The boat was recovered late that afternoon adrift near Vashon Island, just north of Tacoma. It was empty but for two wallets and the frightened animal. Mary Beck’s body was discovered floating fully clothed nearby. Carrol’s corpse washed ashore at the Vashon ferry terminal the following morning.

You have to scroll pretty far down the page, however, to get to this paragraph:

“Coast Guardsman theorize that Mrs. Beck, who had a history of heart problems [and chemical abuse] and also was thought to be having a nervous breakdown, might have fallen overboard or jumped overboard,” the report says, adding that “[Mrs. Beck’s companion] Carroll attempted to save her and the result being both victims drowning.”

But what does the Coast Guard know? Sure, they were actually there, and know all about water and boats and drowning and stuff, but did any of these Coast Guard guys ever intern for a billionaire-funded “media watchdog” site? Ha! Idiots!

And how’s this for damning?

Beck’s father did not return a call seeking comment for [the Salon.com] story.

See?! He’s clearly covering something up! Why else would a widower refuse to talk about his troubled wife’s death to a mainstream media reporter? But wait, there’s more:

Beck, who has talked generally about his mother’s death on the air and in interviews but has provided few details, this week declined The News Tribune‘s request for an interview.

“Provided few details?” How dare he?

Oh, and Glenn Beck is modeling his life and career on that of fellow Washingtonian… Kurt Cobain. Which I totally picked up on the first time I saw Beck wearing a big plaid shirt and strumming a guitar.

I’ll ask again: Is George Soros (the billionaire leftist who bankrolls Media Matters) getting his money’s worth?

84 Comments
  1. September 28, 2009 10:12 am

    1) George Soros does not fund Media Matters.

    2) Is Glenn Beck now on the right-wing list of people who must never be criticized, even when he is going beyond known facts?

    • In the know permalink
      September 28, 2009 10:24 am

      Known facts? You know that his mother did not commit suicide? That’s as asinine as someone questioning how and when your mother died. Wouldn’t you think he has more of a handle (and consiquently a more legitimate authority) on that situation. Your comment is out of line, as is the mediamatters article. It is dirty journalism. They can’t counter his arguments so the are trying to…wait for it…SMEAR HIM. Straight out of Alisnkies playbook. The patheitc part is, we have informed you we know your tactics but you still use them. Incidentally, you post links to mediamatters a whole lot.

      • September 28, 2009 2:22 pm

        The known facts are that it’s not clear exactly how Beck’s mom died. Therefore, Beck is being presumpuous, or attempting to gain sympathy from his listeners, by claiming that it was suicide when the facts don’t conclusively support that. There is nothing wrong with pointing out that inconsistency.

        Before you and everyone else here get all conspiratorial here: Yes, I work for Media Matters. No, I am not speaking for Media Matters by posting here, only for myself. I’m just trying to get Ms. Shaidle to stop making the false claim that Soros funds Media Matters. She makes herself look like a fool by clinging to that falsehood.

        • Dave permalink
          September 28, 2009 7:34 pm

          He’s attempting to gain sympathy by saying that she killed herself, as opposed to being murdered?
          This is just nonsense and the people behind it have no shame and decency.

          • Dave permalink
            September 28, 2009 7:35 pm

            What’s up with these avatars?

        • October 5, 2009 7:17 pm

          “Before you and everyone else here get all conspiratorial here: Yes, I work for Media Matters.”

          You do seem the type.

          • Jack Hampton permalink
            October 6, 2009 4:55 am

            The type? You mean a lying gutter snipe? Is that the type?

        • liontooth permalink
          October 6, 2009 12:54 am

          == Before you and everyone else here get all conspiratorial here: Yes, I work for Media Matters. No, I am not speaking for Media Matters by posting here, only for myself. I’m just trying to get Ms. Shaidle to stop making the false claim that Soros funds Media Matters. ==

          If you’re not speaking for Media Matters by posting here, then on what basis are you disputing that it’s a false claim that ‘Soros funds Media Matters’? Can you provide a link at MediaMatters.com that states this?

          • Jack Hampton permalink
            October 6, 2009 6:10 am

            There are some things that are not worth money. The main qualification for working at Media Matters is lack of common decency and a blantant disregard for any redeemim value or principal.

          • Swemson permalink
            October 6, 2009 11:42 am

            Liontooth;

            “If you’re not speaking for Media Matters by posting here, then on what basis are you disputing that it’s a false claim that ‘Soros funds Media Matters’?”

            Easy answer.. Because MEDIA MATTERS, a totally dishonest propaganda tool of the far left said so…

            You creeps LIE ALL THE TIME ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE…

            Why would we believe that you’re not lying now…. ?

          • Swemson permalink
            October 6, 2009 12:00 pm

            Liontooth..

            Why bother asking… ?

            If he’s from Media Matters, we KNOW he’s lying !

      • LTC Nurse permalink
        October 6, 2009 6:35 am

        Can’t counter his arguements? Who are you getting your information from? Glenn Beck???

        His “arguements” are countered every day, all you have to do is look. But then, you would have to do your own thinking, wouldn’t you?

        • Jack Hampton permalink
          October 6, 2009 10:35 am

          LTC Nurse
          Who do you get yours from Media matters, NBC, hehe. Also show me some information that the dirt story by Media Matters in ref to Becks mother was relavant to anything and I am not a big Beck fan but some of his stuf ref ACORN and Van Jones is very relavant. Good night Nurse!

        • Swemson permalink
          October 6, 2009 12:05 pm

          ** TROLL ALERT**

          WE HAVE A NEW FAR LEFT LOON HERE WHO’S TRYING TO DISRUPT OUR DISCOURSE.

          ******* LTC NURSE *********

          PLEASE… just ignore her & hope that she’ll go away.

    • Larry permalink
      September 29, 2009 4:47 am

      Media Matters is a project of the Clintons. The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

    • Jonathan permalink
      September 30, 2009 2:55 pm

      Terry, I think you have the record for thumbs down. You are definitely up there in the rarified atmosphere. The Branch Davidians probably wouldn’t feel comfortable letting you holster a firearm.

    • Clint permalink
      October 5, 2009 2:30 pm

      That’s typical of this type of thinking…you can’t prove the man wrong so you “are now devoting their considerable energy and financial resources to one of the pressing issues of our time: whether or not Glenn Beck is lying about the way his mother died.” PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME?! What get’s you off trying to slam Beck’s family. Do some real journalism and find out why we are spending money we don’t have in America. Or why in the hell Obama is not giving General Mcchrystal an answer for God’s sake?!

      P.S. I’m an Independent so don’t tag me as a right winger. Maybe you should do some independent thinking.

  2. 6mmppc permalink
    September 28, 2009 10:42 am

    I’m not surprised Media Matters wrote such a thing, it’s typical of the left wing play-book. In The Know has it right, how dare someone accuse the left wing of a smear campaign!

    The very fact that they are investigating Beck’s mother’s death is an act of desperation. Beck hits home and he hits hard. The left doesn’t like it, they are being exposed. So the logical thing for them to do is dig up dirt if there is any. Look at what they did to Joe-The-Plumber.

    Beck was smart when he started his show. He makes no secret of his past alcohol abuse, his family issues, and the fact that he is being investigated and more than likely his life being threatened, since he says he fears for his safety. So he pulled the rug out from under the left before they even stepped on it!

  3. mel permalink
    September 28, 2009 11:04 am

    The Seattle Times had a similar nasty story about Glenn’s mother. The Lefts attempts to discredit people are unkind.
    I love to read you and think your writing is terrific.
    How ever be wary.
    I think the Left has many people who pose as Consertives to persuade or demoralize. Huffinton.A, Savage M., maybe even Bill O’Reilly.
    I think Glenn is a front man. His actions will enable the Democrats to squeeze out a win as their popularity falls.
    All I’m asking is that people have that in their thoughts as they enjoy his show.

    • In the know permalink
      September 28, 2009 12:32 pm

      I disagree. Refer to my comment to Bob on this thread

      http://newsrealblog.com/2009/09/22/media-matters-slams-glenn-beck-for-asking-americans-to-pray/#comments

      Your logic is similar but I think misguided. Do not be afraid to stand for your convictions. For perspective purposes, consider this; If a democratic candidate was an avowed communist and the republican alternative was an avowed socialist? Would you vote for a socialist because he was the lesser of two evils? My contention is that the Leftists have been pulled so far left that any opposition moderate will also be seriously left of center. Too long have republicans been pulled steadily left (“nudged” so to speak…hmmm sound like a book by a presidential special advisor?) by the neo communists. They are now nearly unrecognizable by their base. In order for a ship or plane to maintain a straight heading in a cross current, it must deliberately steer against that current. It cannot “stay the path” and reach its destination. You are seeing a long overdue overcorrection in the republican party, fueled not by its phlegmatic leadership but by its members. Don’t be afraid to stand your ground. There are games afoot!

  4. Revnant Dream permalink
    September 28, 2009 12:24 pm

    Soros with the other winged monkeys, are just lame with no shame.
    They breath rage with hate towards all who would stop them from controlling everyone down to what socks you put on. Than call it Liberty. For them, not you.

    As for Beck. He needs delivery trucks for the money he’s making.
    Deserves it too. For actually taking heat for doing real reporting.
    He just may be the Anti_ Oberman. Ying to Yang.

    Those young folks ought to be given a prize. But we all know because there conservative it will never happen. Only the Gores of the World with fake theories get awards in this era, with a few bones thrown to real folks who have made peoples lives better or advanced humanity.

    For real substance though go to Mark Levine. He’s free, he’s feisty, & more important. He has a working knowledge of American -World History . Plus being part of the Reagan Administration doesn’t hurt for political acumen.
    JMO

    A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real one. ~J. Pierpoint Morgan

  5. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 28, 2009 3:05 pm

    Kathy Shaidle
    Great article and no these vermin will never retrieve enough flesh to quench there lust for personal destruction of any that dare disagree with there views. Keep up the good work.

  6. September 28, 2009 5:42 pm

    “Media Matters has not always been forthcoming about its high-profile backers. In particular, the group has long labored to obscure any financial ties to George Soros. But in March 2003, the Cybercast News Service (CNS) detailed the copious links between Media Matters and several Soros “affiliates”—among them MoveOn.org, the Center for American Progress, and Peter Lewis. Confronted with this story, a spokesman for the organization explained that “Media Matters for America has never received funding directly from George Soros” (emphasis added), a transparent evasion.

    “Nor were groups cited by CNS the only connection between Media Matters and Soros. As investigative journalist Byron York has noted, another Soros affiliate that bankrolled Media Matters was the New Democratic Network. In addition, Soros is reported to be involved in the newly formed Democracy Alliance, a partnership of some 80 affluent financiers who each have vowed to contribute $1 million or more in order to build up an ideological infrastructure of leftist thinks tanks and advocacy groups. News reports list Media Matters as a main beneficiary of the Alliance’s funding. By August of 2004, Media Matters’ operating budget had already doubled to $4 million.”

    “To summarize, Soros and his Open Society Institute pour millions of dollars into the coffers of MoveOn, the Center for American Progress, and Democracy Alliance. In turn, these organizations funnel some of that money to Media Matters. “

    • Swemson permalink
      September 28, 2009 7:43 pm

      Well done Kathy !

    • September 28, 2009 9:33 pm

      This is much closer to being correct (as copied-and-pasted out of DTN) than Shaidle’s previous assertion . But Soros donating to groups that have, in turn, donated to Media Matters simply does not equal Soros directly donating to Media Matters. It does not equal Soros “bankroll[ing] Media Matters.”

      No matter hard you try to play guilt-by-association, it’s not the same thing. So let’s get that straight.

      • njoriole permalink
        September 28, 2009 11:22 pm

        Please, Terry K! How lame an evasion can you manage? If I give $1 Million to an organization, and then they give (wink, wink!) $500K to another organization, I think it’s pretty obvious that I have funded said organization, however indirectly. To claim otherwise is a blatant obfuscation. The fact is (well ok, my opinion) that George Soros, with his avowed aim of bringing down the American system, is a dangerous scum bag tool of the far- far-Left.

      • ElanaSe permalink
        September 29, 2009 6:37 am

        According to your logic, CAIR should have never been labled as an unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF case because they never donated to Hamas – it’s Holy Land Foundation who did .
        No wonder you work for Media matters…

        • September 29, 2009 8:57 am

          If Soros wanted to donate directly to Media Matters, there is nothing stopping him from doing so. There is no reason for him to funnel money through other organizations.

          You can play guilt-by-association and conspiracy-monger all you want, but the correct answer to the question “Did George Soros donate money to Media Matters?” is no.

          • ElanaSe permalink
            September 29, 2009 9:16 am

            “If Soros wanted to donate directly to Media Matters, there is nothing stopping him from doing so. There is no reason for him to funnel money through other organizations.”

            Yep, there IS a reason: MM wouldn’t accept money directly from Soros.
            I can imagine your frustration. It’s hard to live in denial.

          • JD Nappers permalink
            September 29, 2009 9:52 am

            Terry the reason Soros wouldn’t donate directly but funnel that money thru secondary and thrid level sources would be to maintain Media Matters’ air of legitimacy. Pretending to be objective doesn’t make it so.

          • TempleCat permalink
            October 4, 2009 8:36 pm

            I don’t work for Media Matters and even I understand what Terry is saying. Talk about sensationalism and conspiracy theories in an attempt to divert away from the Beck issue. lol Of course Beck lies. Most of the public knows he shouldn’t be taken seriously. It’s all made up, twisted, or otherwise embellished for entertainment purposes. I suppose if your going to accuse a person of indirectly supporting Media Matters you could also accuse Beck of supporting white supremacist groups (he’s listed as being a commentator favored by them because of his racist views). How about the connection between Fox news and the murder of the abortion doctor? Not going there, huh? I’m betting many here wouldn’t make that easy connection, even though they partake in other speculation that’s more of a stretch.

            Just because Soros contributed money and somewhere down the line Media Matters received some portion of it doesn’t take away from the facts About Beck. Or are we engaging in the usual diverting away from the real issues like right-wingers usually do when one gets caught in a lie?

            • Jack Hampton permalink
              October 5, 2009 10:37 am

              Oh you must have escaped from the Coo Coo Temple. Good luck LMAO talk about desperate diverson.

            • liontooth permalink
              October 6, 2009 1:27 am

              == Talk about sensationalism and conspiracy theories in an attempt to divert away from the Beck issue. lol Of course Beck lies. Most of the public knows he shouldn’t be taken seriously. It’s all made up, twisted, or otherwise embellished for entertainment purposes. ==

              Beck lies? Name 5.
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          • Constitutionally Speaking permalink
            October 6, 2009 10:41 am

            The FACT that Soros is laundering money through a multitude of front groups to disguise his support for Media Matters does not lessen his connection to the group.

            He knows damn well where the money is going and he knows he is running a smear job.

            You would THINK the left would try to prove Beck wrong, but curiously, they choose to kill the messenger. Why would they do that?? (rhetorical question)

      • In the know permalink
        September 29, 2009 9:18 am

        Don’t play the leftists semantics game here. This is not FAILBLOG. As I said before, we know your tactics.

        • In the know permalink
          September 29, 2009 12:00 pm

          And by the way, funneling money through a third party to hide it’s source is called laundering. Why would anyone launder money?

          • September 29, 2009 2:35 pm

            “Terry the reason Soros wouldn’t donate directly but funnel that money thru secondary and thrid level sources would be to maintain Media Matters’ air of legitimacy.”

            So, does that mean the Media Research Center lacks legitimacy because it accepts money from right-wingers like Richard Mellon Scaife?

            Also, what’s the evidence that “MM wouldn’t accept money directly from Soros”?

            • In the know permalink
              September 29, 2009 3:52 pm

              Here’s a better question. Did Media Research Center spearhead research to determine if Glenn Becks mother killed herself? You opened the can of worms and the cross-hairs on you. Don’t play the game and cry when you get hurt.

            • ElanaSe permalink
              September 29, 2009 6:12 pm

              Silly me. I thought people at MM try to prove every time that they’re are smart, but I’ll try again.
              Everything should look balanced and fair, shouldn’t it? Soros is a big misbalance. For right-winger you mentioned you’ve got MoveOn.org – sounds fair enough. You can’t find right far enough for Soros. David Duke, probably, will fit well. So Soros goes behind the curtains.

              But even that has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with a digging into Beck’s mothers’ death…How desperate MM is.

            • Eric Kirk permalink
              September 29, 2009 8:22 pm

              Well, George Smith, who once attended a MoveOn meeting is the second cousin to the high school girlfriend of a guy whose sister was a waitress who served a sandwich to a man who once shook Soros’ hand!! What does it take to convince you?!

              • In the know permalink
                October 1, 2009 2:27 pm

                That’s right. When your beaten, make a joke of it. Because to accept it would make your house of cards collapse.

                • Swemson permalink
                  October 5, 2009 11:28 am

                  It’s already collapsing !

      • Cinco Jotas permalink
        October 5, 2009 6:04 pm

        Apparently, Terry has never heard of the word “fungible” as in the phrase “money is fungible.”

        Look it up.

      • October 5, 2009 7:20 pm

        It doesn’t count if the money is laundered. Right, Terry?

  7. J Williams permalink
    September 28, 2009 6:03 pm

    Everyone’s expectations are being met. Those who have charged their base to dig up dirt on Glen Beck are seeing their minions come frothing and panting back with such “information” as this. Glen I’m sure is not surprised. I can imagine he’s fully braced his family and friends to expect the absolute worse and then multiply that times infinitum. There is no limit to the depth of depravity that those who seek to silence truth will go.

    This reminds me of a quote from John Adams…

    “I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate. ”

    If you stand against evil and tyranny then evil and tyranny is your enemy and they will exercise all of their evil and tyrannical means against you.

    So who will take that stand?

  8. Helen Dickson permalink
    September 28, 2009 11:14 pm

    Why should a man be criticized for his mothers two decades old alleged suicide. He owes us no explanation whatsoever. If it’s about opinions he’s expressed, that’s fair game. But regarding his Mother? Mind your own business.
    HD

    • Jonathan permalink
      October 5, 2009 10:56 am

      Wonderful point. Unfortunately though, this whole story is just a hand grenade thrown into the room by the left to see what happens. Who knows, they think something favorable to them might come of it. Maybe just to hurt Beck’s feelings.

      Kind of what they did with Palin’s daughter.

      I can’t wait until 2012. It’s going to be a bloody hate-filled mess.

      • Jack Hampton permalink
        October 6, 2009 3:19 am

        Jonathan
        I will light a candle for you hehehehe.

    • Constitutionally Speaking permalink
      October 6, 2009 10:45 am

      ALL they EVER do is smear the messenger. The left is so far removed from facts and from reality that they simply CANNOT argue from them – they MUST demean the character of anyone who dares offer a different take on things.

  9. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 29, 2009 4:19 am

    I just remembered even the O’really Factor knows that Media Matters are a bunch of lying gutter snipes and has stated that if I am not mistaken.

  10. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 29, 2009 4:33 am

    Terry K
    Get this straight you and you dirt digging cyber rag are with out doubt a schill for Soros money it does not matter if he mails the check directly to you or sends it to a clearing house operation that dispenses it the bottom line is the same. I have seen pathetic and rotten screeds that gutter trash try to pass of as journalism but this takes the cake. Digging into the tragic death of this mans mother has no other purpose than to defame and hurt him and his family. You and your accolites have sunk to about the lowest level there is as related to the human condition. Now I think I will go take a long hot shower because these slimy actions make me feel unclean.

    • Swemson permalink
      October 7, 2009 2:04 pm

      Creepy isn’t it ?

  11. David permalink
    September 29, 2009 5:29 am

    What does it matter one way or the other whether Glenn Beck’s mom committed suicide? Media Matters is a shameless red herring outfit. How about more important questions, such as Is Obama really competent? Corrupt? Narcissistic? A liar? Out of his depth? Or how about Can the left tolerate any opinion other than its own? Are people on the left really so soft-headed and spineless? Look at yourselves in the mirror and honestly answer these much more important and relevant questions. You’re not fooling anyone (except your kindred congential liars) with your indecent diversionary tactics.

  12. The Inquisitor permalink
    September 29, 2009 7:15 am

    You idiots it’s right there under your very noses. It’s obvious that the dog killed them both.

  13. September 29, 2009 10:31 am

    Do the details honestly matter? What’s important is that the man’s mother died. Of course he doesn’t want to go into detail.

    It’s my understanding that news media of the era (what, mid 70’s?) wouldn’t have likely reported her death as a suicide because it generally wasn’t done- out of respect for the surviving family. It’s rather a pity this mindset isn’t still in force.

    It’s not easy losing a parent under any circumstances. Shame on Media Matters for going after Glenn Beck’s deceased mother (and him) like this. Even someone in his position – a controversial political pundit with a tendency to contract verbal diarrhea- shouldn’t be subjected to this level of cruelty.

  14. Kbentleyis permalink
    September 29, 2009 10:49 am

    It’s true, you can’t fix stupid. This isn’t journalism and Media Matters (until this very moment, I’ve never read a thing they’ve written) is as bad as DailyKos and the rest of the BS out there.

    All for a smear? What justification and rights do these people at Media Matters have?

  15. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 29, 2009 11:43 am

    Terry K.
    Horse apples you need to smell the old stuff you are shoveling. Soros is not going to sit at a desk and write out checks to hundreds of groups he uses umbrella organizations to hide his hand. The same scheme set up by La CosaNostra.

  16. Jonathan permalink
    September 30, 2009 3:03 pm

    Attention Everyone:

    George Soros does NOT fund Media Matters. There’s NO way a guy like Soros would fund such a leftist group. All dissenters are hereby ordered to cease believing it immediately.

    Colonel Smithers,
    Chief of Area 51 Cryogenic Storage
    Tonappah Test Range, NV

  17. Rosanne permalink
    September 30, 2009 11:19 pm

    The point is that Media Matters and all the other leftist websites are trying their best to smear Glenn Beck because he is getting too close to the truth. They don’t care about the truth, only trying to discredit anyone who may stand in the way of their agenda. And they definitely have an agenda, getting a socialistist government in place before the next election. To go after a guy about how his mother died is so insane that it shows their desparation, which would be laughable if it weren’t so sick.
    Americans have just recently awakened from years of listening to the MSM spout leftist dribble to now watching and listening to cable, radio and satellite news, and realized that they can get their own information from the internet. It scares them to death.

    • In the know permalink
      October 1, 2009 2:29 pm

      Ah HA! Someone who gets it.

    • Constitutionally Speaking permalink
      October 6, 2009 10:53 am

      Oh, they CARE about the truth alright, they care about HIDING it.

  18. Jonathan permalink
    October 1, 2009 3:38 pm

    Glenn Beck has come a long way in the last few months.

    I hope he keeps right on going with it, once he’s waded throught the ACORN mess and all the other dubious connections in this administration.

    THEN, he might start wading into the connections between the federal reserve, the world bank and the globalist movement at large. He could start examining the history of the fed, its connection to progressivism, and how it has achieved near absolute control of the global economy.

    Modern economics is the new mystery religion of the world. Its proponents have built a vast bureaucratic tapestry of complex financial institutions and regulations at the global and national levels. It is undecipherable and incoherent to nearly everyone, right on up to the presidential level. Economics has been removed from the realms of mortal men. Just as law is now the purview only of elite cliques.

    The central banks run the world. Politicians are their public faces. Finance ministers and treasury secretaries are the connections between money policy and government. Parties play the good cop bad cop shell game to incrementally advance a greater agenda that is downplayed to the public at large. For over 40 years, the GOP has done more to advance globalism than the Democrats. The whole public policy debate circus is only a distraction to hide a bigger agenda. Bush is Obama is Bush is Obama.

    I hope Glenn Beck goes there. He already believes it at some level. The New World Order, or whatever you want to call it, is a fact. And as time goes on, it will become more and more obvious.

  19. Wayne McLemore permalink
    October 5, 2009 7:04 pm

    What the hell does this have anything to do with anything?

  20. cynccook permalink
    October 5, 2009 8:04 pm

    I find it amazing that these people could actually be so lacking in basic human decency that they would actually hassle someone about such a private and painful event. And when their findings failed to validate what they hoped would be deceptiveness on the part of Mr. Beck, that they would go ahead and publish them. Wow. What are we supposed to take away from all of this? ‘Not so fast with all your claims of maternal suicide, Beck….The Coast Guard’s findings were INCONCLUSIVE! If only that collie had been able to speak!’ Wow. Just wow. Should we delve into the background of the Media Matters/Salon writers? Just to be sure they can claim some kind of moral high ground or something?

    • October 5, 2009 10:55 pm

      Are there really words to describe the despicable nature of someone that would not only ‘investigate’ the suicide of this man’s mother but to CALL UP HIS FATHER to comment?

      “Could you please tell us if your dead wife killed herself? Thanks”

      If you can justify that in your head, you’re a pathetic loser of a human being.

  21. Jonathan permalink
    October 6, 2009 2:50 am

    It would be very mean to reciprocate in kind against the liberals for this kind of extreme personal attack.

    One would not, for instance, start a rumour that Obama’s mother developed her fatal cervical cancer because of a promiscuous high risk lifestyle. And then say it live on television during a primetime newscast.

    Boy, could you imagine how Keith Olbermann would react to that one? We’re better than that. Don’t do it.

    • Jack Hampton permalink
      October 6, 2009 6:03 am

      Jonathan
      True true and we must be above such sirdid action. Glad you pointed that out.

      • Jack Hampton permalink
        October 6, 2009 6:04 am

        opps sordid

  22. Yidith permalink
    October 6, 2009 7:30 am

    Disgusting! Here’s a bit of wisdom for all of you:

    Stupid people talk about other people
    Mediocre people talk about things
    Intelligent people talk about ideas.

    Opinions are like a$$holes; everybody has one. The only opinion which counts is an informed one.

    What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth.

    I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody. ~Benjamin Franklin

    • Jack Hampton permalink
      October 6, 2009 10:46 am

      Yep it was disgusting for them to dig at the mans dead mother.

    • Jonathan permalink
      October 8, 2009 1:13 pm

      But the question is always, intelligent people build civilizations, but who is it that destroys them?

      I know what you are trying to say Yedith. But, this isn’t about stupidity. It’s about evil. It’s about good and evil. Freedom against tyranny. These people aren’t stupid. They’re USING stupid people to accomplish an agenda.

      I don’t care much for Ben Franklin as a philosopher and exponent of public policy. He’s way too liberal for me. Being “nice” to evil is exactly why our country is hostage to wickedness.

      Here’s some alternative wisdom to consider:

      Opinions are like a$$holes; everybody has one. But there are a lot more reasons why opinions AREN’T like a$$holes.

      Chairman Mao, in all his communist glory, had some good thoughts about human struggle:

      “Courage is a spear, it does NOT work well as a shield.”

      “The noblest philosophers die as easily as the worst ones do. All it takes is one bullet, one bayonet.”

  23. Bumr50 permalink
    October 7, 2009 9:25 am

    Media Matters is such a well known leftist site that they don’t really even count as a fact-checking organization.

    I think we should stop wasting real journalism on them.

    They whored their integrity to their agenda long ago.

  24. Erm permalink
    October 8, 2009 10:58 am

    I don’t see how you guys are all surprised over this? Can we really expect any less from the far-left? They constantly moan and scream about how the right is just a bunch of heathans, but then they go and do something like this.

    Give the Libs 10-12 years to rule this country and then we will go back to realizing why we DON’T LIKE the Left.

    • Swemson permalink
      October 8, 2009 11:40 am

      We can’t afford to give them 10 to 12 years… at the rate that they’re moving us left, there won’t be anything to save in 2 to 3 years……

      And we can’t keep going back and forth from left to right.. we have to solve the problem once and for all if we’re to have any chance of securing our grandchildren’s future in our lifetime…

  25. November 19, 2009 1:59 pm

    ,..] newsrealblog.com is another great source on this subject,..]

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