April 3, 2013 | Filed Under Chuck Busch, Conservatives, Entertainment, Ethics, Fox News, Glenn Beck, GOP, Government, Corruption, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh, Talk Radio, TV | No Comments
-By Chuck Busch
To: Mr. Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch
I just received your recent newsletter in which you related what Glenn Beck said on his Internet Broadcast program concerning inane ideas about “surrender.” I was not aware of his statement as I make it a point to not tune into Glenn on the Internet or on his radio program. Initially, I thought he was doing a service by bringing out controversial information on little discussed subjects that all American’s should be aware of. However after a time, he lost believability, was let go by FOX News and his radio program dissolved into silliness. This is not a time for frivolity and jokes. It is time for a serious effort to educate a misguided populace.
I have been concerned for some time that the host of conservative commentators on radio and TV, with the exception of Rush Limbaugh, have become entirely too harsh and strident contributing to the characterization that conservatives are uncaring and cold-hearted. Anger (and we all have reason to be angry) is too strong of an emotion to sustain over the long term and it is Obama’s strategy to wear us out. Rather than engaging in a personal shouting match with our opponents, we need to meet the challenges to our liberties with a steadfastness, confidence and calmness that will convince people of the soundness of our arguments. The face of conservatism and the Republican Party must attract more listeners and entreat them to consider objectively the major issues of the day. Instead of people reacting to the personality of the talk show host, let them focus on the substance of the debate. (See article on Fox News programming by Michael Reagan titled “New Song, New Singers” March 21, 2013.)
I have already mentioned Rush Limbaugh who founded conservative talk radio and is, without doubt, the master of the trade. He has an uncanny way of being critical of the administration but doing it in a good-natured humorous manner. Ridicule can be a good weapon against these uptight liberals but only if used in a skillful way. Rush, in this post-election cycle, has also made it his objective to connect with the “low information voter” which is a brilliant strategy. The people must be convinced that the supposed benefits of a generous federal welfare state are not only corrupting, but are unsustainable and are not worth the lost of liberties that they entail. They must also learn that this administration does not have their best long-term interests are heart and it’s social and economic policies have produced this ongoing distress in all aspects of American life.
-By Warner Todd Huston
Youthful commentator S.E. Cupp of the lamentable MSNBC recently made some trouble for herself by an ill-considered slam on Rush Limbaugh. Then, she made it worse with a subsequent doubling down on her unhelpful and unnecessary attack.
For those unaware, S.E. Cupp is a young, conservative commentator that has been close to Glenn Beck–close as in his employee–and last year began a stint as the token conservative on an MSNBC show called The Cycle.
To catch you up on the controversy, Cupp was quoted in The New York Times saying that we should not be afraid to “call out Rush Limbaugh” when he does or says something she deems outrageous.
Unsurprisingly, Miss Cupp was cremated on Twitter for her slam on Rush. While much of the attacks she sustained on Twitter were over the top and unwarranted, the essential criticism of her position is correct.
Instead of taking the criticism, though, in a follow up column published on February 19 in the New York Daily News Miss Cupp doubled down on her position.
From the Chicago Tea Party…
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-By Rev Michael Bresciani
The left is gloating over Beck’s demise since Fox has decided to let his daily shows dissolve sometime later this year. The cause cited is the lack of sponsors willing to back the show. Some 300 sponsors have dropped the show.
Is Beck a causality of the culture war or just more proof that whether you’re right or lefty the buck rules? It would be all too easy to accept the latter conclusion but with all the facts in, it can be seen as none other than a sweeping victory for the left. In essence the left understood what any good military strategist knows that the first thing to strike is the supply lines and depots in order to slow an army to a crawl or stop it in its tracks.
-By Warner Todd Huston
Remember when you were a kid and you got caught doing something you shouldn’t have been doing? Remember when you were confronted with your wrong doing that your first response was to blame everyone else? Well, that is very common for a child… or for a liberal, apparently. At least it is for MSNBC’s left-wing demagogue Rachel Maddow, anyway.
Earlier this week, Maddow featured some important news about Sarah Palin. Palin, Maddow breathlessly told us, was being urged to support the launch of a military attack on Egypt as it boiled over in turmoil. Maddow was indignant that the Christian website called ChristWire.org was telling Palin to “forcibly” support “an American-led invasion of Egypt to protect our interest in North Africa.” This was an outrage, Maddow insisted. It was proof that Christians and conservatives were dangerous lunatics she hinted.
But there was one problem with Maddow’s “analysis”: ChristWire.org is a satire site, not a serious, advocacy site. Maddow was taken by satire but treated it as serious news from a site offering serious policy recommendations.
-By Warner Todd Huston
CNN indulged a classic left media tactic by misleading with a headline in a recent piece on former Governor Sarah Palin. The headline, if read by itself, seems to be saying that Sarah Palin delivered a “gaffe-filled message,” when the truth is that her message talked about gaffes, but wasn’t “filled” with them per se. The effect was that the headline made Palin look worse than the story itself did. If all one read was the headline, one would get a far different opinion of what was going on than if one read the story that went with it.
On Nov. 26, CNN delivered this headline on its Political Ticker blog: Palin delivers a gaffe-filled message.
Think about that headline. Doesn’t it say to you that Palin delivered a bunch of gaffes in her message? If all you did was read that headline, you’d think she made a fool of herself with all sorts of incorrect statements in it. One suspects that CNN fully realized this fact.
October 2, 2010 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Anti-War, Barack Obama, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Fox News, Glenn Beck, Government, Government, Corruption, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, Taxes, Tea Party, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Washington D.C., Washington Post | 5 Comments
-By Warner Todd Huston
**UPDATED WITH VIDEO of communist and socialist participants**
**UPDATED 10/03/10 PHOTO of rally from Wash. Memorial**
Naturally the Old Media is doing its level best to pump up the “One Nation” rally. The lefty protest is gathering in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. today, Oct. 2. But despite the glowing reports by the media there is no denying the fact that few people have turned out for the anti-Tea Party event sponsored by some 400 of America’s most extreme left-wing organizations and their associates in uniondom.
Despite months of planning the event seems like a bust. Sponsored by dozens of unions and groups such as the Communist Party USA, various socialist organizations, Code Pink, the racist Latino group La Raza and other extremist groups, organizers hoped to energize the left just ahead of the midterm elections just one month away. But the numbers that have turned out — even with the streets full of union-sponsored buses — pale in comparison to the Glen Beck rally that many feel the lefties were trying to emulate.
A view of the Glenn Beck ‘Restoring Honor’ rally taken from atop the Washington Monument. This shot clearly shows the throngs of people that attended the event. (PHOTO CREDIT: Doug Schantz /CNN)
This is a screenshot of the live Ustream video just as clearly showing that the crowd attending the ‘One Nation’ rally does not extend very far down the reflecting pool at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial.
Here is a shot that jut came out on Sunday showing the rally from the Washington Memorial showing how few there were compared to the Beck rally above.
Still, the Old Media is putting a sunny face on this debacle. The Washington Post, for instance, says that the One Nation rally is “energizing Liberals,” despite that few have turned out to participate.
-By Warner Todd Huston
I am working on some video form the Right Nation 2010 event. So far I have a few minutes of Glenn Beck and Illinois Representative Aaron Schock already finished.
I’ll start with the beginning of Glenn Beck’s more than hour long address to the gathered. His talk was well received, chock full of humor and patriotism, and left the crowd highly energized once he was done.
I have captured his first few minutes of his part of the program (as they didn’t allow us to record the whole thing).
Next up is Illinois Representative Aaron Schock’s press conference. Unfortunately I only have a few minutes of this because the memory in my camera was full and the thing shut down on me. Sigh.
-By Warner Todd Huston
THE event of the Midwest is fast upon us, Sept. 18, this Saturday!
So what the heck IS this Right Nation 2010 thing, anyway? The website tells us that the event will be a gathering of thousands of conservatives who will, “come together to celebrate their shared lineage and common purpose. They’ll be joined by popular political, media, and entertainment personalities all assembled to advance the RIGHT principles and the RIGHT people in order to reclaim the Midwest and forever change its political landscape.”
Right Nation will offer great speeches by famous conservatives such as Glenn Beck, Dick Armey, Wall Street Journal Writer John Fund, and many others. Participants will also have a day-long conference where they can attend all sorts of informative sessions such as “Building Your Local Organization,” Get Out The Vote Programs, and many others.
But it is more than that. Right Nation is one of a slew of new events of similar nature on the conservative side that have been going on since about 2006. Such events have grown in number over the last two years in particular due to the popularity of Tea Party activism. It’s about time, too, as the left has been doing these sort of things for 50 years!
August 30, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Civil Rights, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Democrats/Leftists, Founders, Glenn Beck, Government, Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Nancy Morgan, Patriotism, Warner Todd Huston, Washington D.C. | Comments Off
-By Nancy Morgan
The question on the minds of millions of Americans this morning: How many people attended Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ rally yesterday in our nations’ capitol?
The answer to this question has ramifications far beyond mere crowd size. It is one of the few concrete indicators of the popularity and viability of the Tea Party and their message of traditional values, less government and a return to our Founders’ vision of America.
The New York Times described the crowd merely as “enormous and impassioned.” ABC was more specific, estimating the attendance at Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally in the “hundreds of thousands.” AP chimed in at “tens of thousands.”
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