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Humorless Left Morphs Into the Vicious Left: Justifying Making Glenn Beck’s Deceased Mother Fair Game

October 10, 2009


Terry Krepel of Media Matters and ConWebWatch took issue with my claim that “reporting” on the allegedly questionable circumstances of the death of Glenn Beck’s mother would constitute a smear.

Terry decided to engage me in the comments to try and make me explain why it was inappropriate for his organization to make Beck’s deceased mother a ball in the political football game:

2009 October 9

So, how is it a “smear” of Glenn Beck if he’s telling a story that’s at variance to the facts, as appears to be what’s going on here?

Would you consider this situation to be a “smear” if Beck was a liberal?

2009 October 10

So Media Matters and Terry K does take the position that Beck is lying about his mother committing suicide.

If the question of whether she died by suicide or by accident is in doubt (which is all you might be able to establish) then it’s awfully sick of you and MM to choose the answer which makes Beck out to be a liar. I mean you do see how this is really distasteful and unnecessary and how a reasonable person could call this a smear? The circumstances of someone’s mother’s death is in doubt and you accuse them of lying about it in order to illicit sympathy from people and further their career? You really hate Beck that much? Because it seems to me that if you just disagreed with his arguments then that’s all you’d do. You’d refute his arguments (which is fair game.) But instead you choose to dig into his past to try and destroy him personally.

I mean what’s next for Media Matters? Are they going to see if Beck has any overdue library books? (That’s a joke Terry, and admittedly not a very funny one. Just thought I’d point that out since you seem to have such a hard time picking up on them.)

  1. FelixPrismus permalink
    October 10, 2009 9:28 pm

    Another day, another leftist know-it-all gets what was coming to him.

    I’m still waiting for the day when it will be Obama.

    • Jaimo permalink
      October 11, 2009 9:17 pm

      Gee, if they want to get ugly, there’s all kinds of stories about Obama’s mother being, shall we say, a tramp as well as a leftie commie as were her parents.

      I don’t see Beck dragging out Obama’s typical white grandmother who just so happened to be a communist sympathizer.

      Does the left think Beck’s lying about his mother for ratings?

  2. Walt permalink
    October 10, 2009 11:14 pm

    It is pretty grotesque, if not ghoulish. And, I would consider this a piece of dirt if this were done to a liberal. It is not journalism, but an act of rage. There is no public purpose to it.

  3. Jacob Mandelblum permalink
    October 11, 2009 3:12 am

    Leftists and “fellow travelers” , historically operate the same way …
    Besides, one has to remember that water spilt on the floor is never fully picked-up, which is what happens to slander, so magnificently described and applied by “Dr” Joseph Goebbels.

    However, nobody kept harping on Mrs. OBAMA political leanings and expressions, like that
    of cursing America instead of blessing it and I dare bet there has to be a lot of other
    “beauties” in her political and professional bouquet, like nobody either has taken on the
    “Gestapowitz” (by his own admission) George Soros…

    If OBAMA’s people in perticular and Democraps in general, are mad at BECK as well as O’REILLY because of exposing the collection of “jewels” OBAMA surrounded himself with,
    “Parce que l’etat c’est moi” which their abjectly rotten media wouldn’t touch even with a rose petal, then it is as in Polish, “toughshitsky” and then none of them will be entitled to complain when the other side learns something in their past and kicks the ball back, because people with glass roofs must abstain from throwing stones on their neighbor’s lest they return them and boy, oh boy, do most of them have a dirty tail as proven “ad nauseam” already….!!!!!!

    And what, may I ask will be the outcome of Mr. RANGEL’s situation ??

    There are two (2) issues Congress has to consider before the matter is thrown to a grand
    jury, as his coleages seem reluctant to touch :
    RANGEL is a Democrap and a PortoRican, besides being a CHAVEZ friend and admirer and it won’t take long for him to open up on America’s oligarchy wit both barrels….

    On the other hand, Mr. HOLDER of ELIAN fame with JANET RENO (for those of short memory, ELIAN was the Cuban kid his mother drowned reaching Florida to save him from Castro’s Paradise, was informally adopted by relatives and, in a political move, Castro got the father to claim him and it was Janet Reno with her sidekick Holder and Clinton’s blessing of course, who finally decided to turn the kid over to his “father ” Castro).

    Now, in this society of accomplices, is Mr. Holder going to investigate and prosecute powerful Bob Rangel …???

    But would he had been a Republican, a sharks feeding frenzy would have been child play compared to what the rotten media would have had…

    So the so cackled “CHANGE” turned as predicted, a jump from the frying pan into the fire, except for the Nobel Prize and now the “raison d’etre” of the debacle and this President, is going back to its misdeeds with mortgages…???

    (Signed) Montbrun

  4. Ray permalink
    October 11, 2009 6:05 am

    More despicable behavior from the left. It seems many people in that group (the left) esteem vulgar and vile behavior, and speech, as a standard, where some people on the right stumble into that area from time to time (being imperfect human beings). The difference as I see it is, the left views vulgar and vile behavior as an acceptable modus operandi, where the right sees it as a behavior to be avoided, a failing, a slip up. Nothing I hear come out of the mouth of leftist surprises me any more, thou most things I hear from them disgusts me.

  5. Robbins Mitchell permalink
    October 11, 2009 9:21 am

    Well,like we used to say in the USAF,if Glenn weren’t over the target ,he wouldn’t be taking flak

  6. Anneke9 permalink
    October 11, 2009 11:37 am

    As a matter of fact, it would be a smear if it were about a liberal. We’re smart enough to understand that, but apparently the Left is not. Once again, the TOLERANT, DIVERSE, COMPASSIONATE Left goes for the jugular, playing politics of personal destruction. You can’t argue facts or agree to disagree, you need to destroy your perceived enemies.

    The CAGOP has another nice example of liberal tolerance posted on YouTube:

  7. October 12, 2009 11:21 am

    Media Matters NOT – Why even waste your time with these loons? The way to marginalize these whack jobs is to IGNORE them, eh!

    The majority of the nation is already PO’d at Obomber and this includes his slobbering sycophants at places like MM and other bastions of liberal stupidity!

    Quit giving these morons air time and get on with educating the public about what our nation, a Federated Republic under law, was designed to stand for, and against!

    You need to consistently identify those intent on destroying our Federated Republic, namely the likes of Obomber and his ilk! Report on their march toward perdition in the form of Nationalized Health Care and other such American Communist Party backed programs!

    Keep your eye on the REAL trouble makers and not a bunch Saul Alinsky inculcated asinine moonbats yammering on the sidelines!

  8. October 12, 2009 11:28 am

    My response is posted here:


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