Video: Scarborough goes after Glenn Beck

posted at 6:26 pm on September 22, 2009 by Allahpundit

A choice cut of red meat to unite the tribes after last night’s civil war over Beck and Levin. Sneer at Scarborough if you like but all he’s doing in calling out people like Romney is anticipating a future media strategy against the GOP’s presidential contenders — i.e. amassing the kookiest or most incendiary stuff that Beck’s said and then putting them on the spot by asking them to denounce it. (Democrats are never asked to denounce Olbermann’s crap, of course, although that may be because no one watches Olbermann.) It’s the same shtick they pulled with Republican congressional leaders earlier this year vis-a-vis Limbaugh’s “I want him to fail” comment, but they’ll adapt it to GB going forward because (a) his exploding TV ratings make him a bigger media story than Rush, (b) he’s a richer vein than Rush for oddball material that can be used against the GOP, like that weird analysis of communist symbolism at 30 Rock from a few weeks ago, and (c) by hammering Beck they get to take a shot at Fox too. Why all Republicans should be asked to distance themselves from a guy who’s neither conservative nor Republican himself, nor even sure that he’d have voted for John McCain over Hillary Clinton, isn’t clear to me, but we’re talking politics here, not logic.

You won’t be surprised to hear that Matthews was pushing this same meme on “Hardball” tonight, replacing the call for “grown-ups” to denounce Beck with a call to denounce talk radio more generally. Say what you will about MSNBC but they know how to hit a talking point.

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Yeah, he just says that our military should get out of everywhere. I didn’t realize that was a conservative position?

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Um…I’m pretty sure he didn’t say that. But what do I know?

BECK: But here’s the problem with libertarians, you go into this, for instance, what I said about, you know, military expansion will hack a lot of conservatives off because they will say well, we’ve got to have it. No. We — right now, you can’t just create a vacuum and pull everything back on the day after election. You need to slowly move it. It has taken us 100 years of building this colossal nightmare of a bureaucratic empire.

It’s fairly clear he’s talking about over a great deal of time, not tomorrow, like the Paulnuts typically do.

And even if that is his position, does that eliminate his conservative credentials on the rest of government?

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 7:56 PM

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 7:51 PM

The conservative position is when we go to war, fight to win! That is Glenn’s position. He is now agreeing that we should get out, because we aren’t fighting it to win.

FYI the founding fathers had the same position…cut the heads off the muslim pirates, but don’t entangle yourself with European alliances that bind you to political war.

Conservative Voice on September 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Terrye on September 22, 2009 at 6:37 PM

As long as Beck keeps serving up Statist scalps and hounds the administration, it means less attacks by the SRM on other conservatives.

It is a good thing.

Distance yourself from him and let him do his thing.

Sapwolf on September 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Same old crap they’ve been pulling. They want to divide and conquer. They did the same to Palin. I don’t buy into their arguments, nor do I think anyone with a brain does. However, I’m not sure if anyone with a brain watches MSNBC.

If republicans are smart, they won’t touch this. Ignore them, make them nothing (like their ratings.)

They are also probably trying to hit off of Glen’s founders list.

I have them screwballs child blocked because I don’t care what they have to say.

njpat on September 22, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Distance yourself from him and let him do his thing.

Sapwolf on September 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Glenn is the ‘Black Ops’ of conservative radio pundits.

thomasaur on September 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Here’s the thing, Allah. Glenn Beck is playing the Main Room of the finest luxury hotel in town while you’re standing out on the sidewalk playing a red kazoo. Beck may fall (and the fall is likely to be swift and severe) but at least he got to play the main room. You’ll always be out on the sidewalk playing that red kazoo.

Percy_Peabody on September 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM

The more they are after someone, the more they fear them. Let them shake in the corner alone.

njpat on September 22, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Glenn … has changed the world…van jones, acorn, nea are just the beginning.
Hey smart dude, get involved, change your city…..

nondhimmie on September 22, 2009 at 7:53 PM

+100

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 8:01 PM

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 7:55 PM
I agree what Levin is doing is damaging and I went and renewed my Sirious/XM just to hear Levin while on the road. Had I known he was going to trash GB I would not have spent the money.

fourdeucer on September 22, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Here is another newsflash, MSNBC “calling out” somebody means nothing when your talking to 20 people and 10 of those sniff glue for a living.
How many books did Scarbough sell, 15000 maybe 1200, I don’t know. I just can’t imagine anybody wanting to follow Douthat or Brooks or this doofus Frum or even joe schmo.
The ones that do like these people all live in NY or Conn so even if they vote Repub in 2012 we are not going to win those states anyway.
What I’m saying is these guys could not organize a circle jerk at a camp for juevinille deliquents yet they have some status to give us advice.
My advice Allah is to get girlfriend, quit watching MSNBC and lay off the online porn for awhile.

kangjie on September 22, 2009 at 8:03 PM

When will Scarborough and the rest of these people “call out” Olbermann? Just sayin’.

jimmy2shoes on September 22, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Y

ou’ll always be out on the sidewalk playing that red kazoo.

Percy_Peabody on September 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Okay, and to extend the metaphor, you’ve waltzed into AP’s home and started pissing all over his furniture.

John the Libertarian on September 22, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Why does a politician have to denounce what people who have no relation to said politician say? It’s quite silly, IMO.

mizflame98 on September 22, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Beck and Brietbart made all these talking-heads look like fools and it has gotten under their skin a little this week.

Scarborough has been on an unrelenting rant about Sarah Palin for months. Then he tweets about how much he loves San Francisco and Joan Walsh. *puke*

I think he has become the token “conservative” at liberal cocktail parties. They like to look over their bifocals with contempt and nod as Joe gives them a show.

joedoe on September 22, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Related (not sure if anyone pointed this out):

Over on the LGF musical thread dedicated to the racists at Hot Air I read this post:

re: #60 Charles

Got a call from Joe scarborough’s producer today, to possibly be on the Morning Joe show to talk about … wait for it … Glenn Beck.

Oh Noes! You really should dress like a Nazi or a Russian General…Don’t forget to stick out your tongue before each commercial break..Fight fire with fire!
///
Like shooting fire in a barrel..

Y-not on September 22, 2009 at 8:05 PM

And even if that is his position, does that eliminate his conservative credentials on the rest of government?

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Why then is John McCain not conservative just because he doesn’t agree with conservatives on a few issues? It funny how you guys give these talking heads leniency but if a Republican politician doesn’t toe the line in a couple of issues he’s a RINO!

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:05 PM

What movement?

bridgetown on September 22, 2009 at 9:38 AM

If Scarborough had testicles, his producers would be calling Glenn Beck to come on and talk about Glenn Beck.

jimmy2shoes on September 22, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Why does a politician have to denounce what people who have no relation to said politician say? It’s quite silly, IMO.

mizflame98 on September 22, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Joe Scarborough is an idiot.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:07 PM

It’s fairly clear he’s talking about over a great deal of time, not tomorrow, like the Paulnuts typically do.

And even if that is his position, does that eliminate his conservative credentials on the rest of government?

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 7:56 PM

I as a huge Paul supporter have never said we should get out tomorrow. If Obama or the next President carried out a 24 month or so plan to end the occupations, I’d throw a party. Logistically, it will take time to destroy these institutions. But I’m confident it’ll happen soon. We can’t keep ruling like this with the Fed funding this ridiculous empire.

The Dean on September 22, 2009 at 8:07 PM

What movement?

bridgetown on September 22, 2009 at 9:38 AM

If Scarborough had testicles, his producers would be calling Glenn Beck to come on and talk about Glenn Beck.

jimmy2shoes on September 22, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Wrong copy. Don’t ask me, I just post here!

jimmy2shoes on September 22, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Scarborough raises a great point. Given the constant griping about Jon Stewart’s “clown nose off, clown nose on” routine on this blog…how do you feel about Beck pulling the same trick, except with much more incendiary rhetoric and a larger following? He’ll spout vile nonsense, and then when pressed he’ll back into his “non-partisan entertainer” mode.

Also, it’s important to note that when Jon Steward does the “clown nose on” routine he’s actually funny.

crr6 on September 22, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Why then is John McCain not conservative just because he doesn’t agree with conservatives on a few issues?

McCain/Feingold and Comprehensive Immigration Reform are not conservative principles.

thomasaur on September 22, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Glenn is the ‘Black Ops’ of conservative radio pundits.

thomasaur on September 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Beck’s the most creative fighter we’ve had in a long time. Breitbart’s right up there with him, maybe even better. We’ll see. Both, in a sense, are following the path Rush made, perhaps taking his rules of engagement to the next level. Saul Alisnsky is meeting his match.

There’s not the slightest doubt in my mind that Rush, Glenn and Andrew are working behind the scenes together, just like Rush works behind the scenes with Hannity and Levin.

Rush isn’t the leader of the GOP, but he leads us conservatives nowadays for certain, more than we probably know.

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 8:08 PM

There isn’t any reason for any Republican to distance his or herself from Beck. If asked about him all they have to do is ask the reporter what issue concerning Beck he would like a comment on. If the politician agrees, simply say I agree with Beck on this issue and this is why and if the politician disagrees, simply say I disagree with Beck on this issue and this is why. It doesn’t have to be an all or nothing situation. Beck is not a politician or leader of the Republican party.

Rose on September 22, 2009 at 8:09 PM

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:05 PM

if you consider McCain to be conservative, then there is no hope in getting you to understand.

Conservative Voice on September 22, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Why then is John McCain not conservative just because he doesn’t agree with conservatives on a few issues? It funny how you guys give these talking heads leniency but if a Republican politician doesn’t toe the line in a couple of issues he’s a RINO!

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:05 PM

So you managed to pin down one thing: Beck’s view on continued military presence internationally.

On McCain, you’ve got…

Amnesty.
Campaign-Finance Reform.
Global Warming.
Tax cuts.
TARP.
Federal Marriage Amendment.
Not to mention the guy was talked to about crossing the aisle and switching teams.

Your comparison is ludicrous.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:10 PM

McCain/Feingold and Comprehensive Immigration Reform are not conservative principles.

thomasaur on September 22, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Neither is pulling our military out of everywhere but yet we have a bunch of Beck fanboys here on Hot Air.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:10 PM

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Goooooal!

entropent on September 22, 2009 at 8:11 PM

If Obama or the next President carried out a 24 month or so plan to end the occupations, I’d throw a party.

The Dean on September 22, 2009 at 8:07 PM

That’s fantasyland, and you know it. It couldn’t be done in 2 years, or even 20. I’m assuming Beck is smart enough to realize that. Then again, he would also suggest we intervene if another holocaust was on that way. Must drive a stake through your anti-semitic heart.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:12 PM

What the hell does Mitt Romney have to do with Glenn Beck?

They’re both Mormons.

xblade on September 22, 2009 at 8:13 PM

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:10 PM

At least McCain is nutty enough to believe Bush and Obama are fascists. At least McCain doesn’t see conspiracies everywhere.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Joe Scarborough is a truly pathetic media figure. His show with “mommy” and the lib kids is so bad he could give himself a spanking and no-one would care.
Randy

williars on September 22, 2009 at 8:16 PM

xblade on September 22, 2009 at 8:13 PM

so??

Conservative Voice on September 22, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Scarborough is a RINO, as is Romney.

Why gives a rat’s ass what either of them think?

Dave R. on September 22, 2009 at 8:17 PM

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Beck has not advocated that we just pull out and create a vacuum. Beck has said he do need to pull out, slowly.

Conservative Voice on September 22, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Neither is pulling our military out of everywhere but yet we have a bunch of Beck fanboys here on Hot Air.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:10 PM

I have to disagree with you here. I tend to think it would be considered conservative if some of our guys and gals were brought back home from a few places. Germany for instance. I think some of these places we need to leave. They clearly don’t want us there. And if they do, it’s only for their protection. Bring them home, let them be with their families, and let them spend their money here.

roopster217 on September 22, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Ok Allah,
what the heck is going on??????????
Why are you doing this????

jerrytbg on September 22, 2009 at 8:18 PM

At least McCain is nutty enough to believe Bush and Obama are fascists. At least McCain doesn’t see conspiracies everywhere.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:15 PM

So the McCain-as-conservative canard is full of holes, and you’re reverting to memes. Got it. Is Jonah Goldberg nutty for writing the book Liberal Fascists?

And as you ignored earlier, I must repeat: the oft-spewed meme about the FEMA camps was a lie, and he used his show in fact to debunk that conspiracy.

As I said yesterday, I used to defend you because I thought you got a raw deal. However, you really do deal in pure anti-personality bashing.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Glenn Beck is the Jeb Stuart of the movement.

Let him do another loop or two around the enemy’s army, draw attention off our main force, raid their baggage train, and raise hell.

You don’t reel in a guy who has seized the initiative, drawn fire off of the others on our side, and is seriously thumping and threatening the enemy.

You distance yourself and secretly SMILE.

Sapwolf on September 22, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Beck is a Conservative leaning Libertarian. Sometimes he leans more to Conservatism, sometimes he leans more to Libertarianism. One thing he is not however is a Republican and I think that is fairly obvious. So for MSNBC and progressive stooges like Joe Scarborough to go after him in the hope of playing the “Do you agree with that nut ball Glenn Beck” game with Republican politicians I think that they are barking up the wrong tree because Beck dislikes the Republican party just as much as he dislikes the Democrat party.

Hellrider on September 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Joe Scarbourough….isn’t he sitting next to that Brezinski gal that is the daughter of Zbig the Anti-semite?

Joe is a RINO plain and simple.

And as for the 30 Rock “weirdness” and the global conspiracy stuff? Uh, okay then why the inexorable move to a Global governance for the last say 20 years or more? Anyone remember Bush 41 talking about a “New World Order”?

Anyone…..NAFTA? North American Union? Common currency? This is all just coincidence right?

Beck has rattled the cage of the Obama Administration and it’s just plain jealousy that anyone on the right is going after him. We owe Beck a debt of gratitude for hacking off the BHO guys/gals and doing the work that the Bootlickers in the Media won’t do.

You can bet your bottom dollar that the White House wants to divide and conqueor the Conservatives and pitting Levin against Beck or whomever just falls right into the plans of Rahm and Axelrod.

Don’t fall for it Conservatives.

PappyD61 on September 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM

They clearly don’t want us there. And if they do, it’s only for their protection. Bring them home, let them be with their families, and let them spend their money here.

If they didn’t want us there, we would be out already. Also, how our soldiers stationed in Germnay in harm’s way?

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM

fourdeucer on September 22, 2009 at 8:02 PM

I’m with you. There’s no excuse for Levin’s self-indulging, insecurity-ridden Beck bashing. He can disagree all he wants, but stop the cannibalism. I’m writing Rush, his buddy, about it every time he does it. I hope others will too. Times are far too serious for that pettiness. That petty shit has to stop.

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Neither is pulling our military out of everywhere but yet we have a bunch of Beck fanboys here on Hot Air.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:10 PM

You conviniently forget your beloved McCain, supported closing Gitmo and stopping using waterboarding on terrorists even if it may save American lives.

Beck opposed closing Gitmo, unlike McCain and Ron Paul. Which makes McCain a “Paulnut”, I presume.

Aristotle on September 22, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Got it. Is Jonah Goldberg nutty for writing the book Liberal Fascists?

Key difference: Jonah Goldberg doesn’t believe Dems and Republicans for that matter are fascists….Beck does.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:22 PM

If Obama or the next President carried out a 24 month or so plan to end the occupations, I’d throw a party.

The Dean

That’s why Beck(and you..and Ron Paul) are morons on this issue. We aren’t “occupying” anything, and we certainly aren’t “empire building”. And contrary to what Beck believes, it’s not bases abroad that are breaking the bank here at home.

xblade on September 22, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Got it. Is Jonah Goldberg nutty for writing the book Liberal Fascists?

Key difference: Jonah Goldberg doesn’t believe Dems and Republicans for that matter are fascists….Beck does.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Even without the difference it’s perfectly ok to answer simply “yes”. When you post here long enough you might start to think equating mainstream, center-left liberalism with fascism isn’t “nutty”. Exhibit 1:MadisonConservative.

crr6 on September 22, 2009 at 8:25 PM

On McCain, you’ve got…

Amnesty.
Campaign-Finance Reform.
Global Warming.
Tax cuts.
TARP.
Federal Marriage Amendment.
Not to mention the guy was talked to about crossing the aisle and switching teams.

Your comparison is ludicrous.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Dr. Ron Paul is against all of this, yet also against all the occupations. So like you even admit, Paul is very conservative compared to people like McCain and Frum and Mark Levin and whoever else believes in all that.

The Dean on September 22, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Key difference: Jonah Goldberg doesn’t believe Dems and Republicans for that matter are fascists….Beck does.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Oh, I get it. Goldberg pointing out all the similarities between modern liberalism and historical fascism was just ummm…dinner chat?

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:26 PM

I have to disagree with you here. I tend to think it would be considered conservative if some of our guys and gals were brought back home from a few places. Germany for instance. I think some of these places we need to leave. They clearly don’t want us there. And if they do, it’s only for their protection. Bring them home, let them be with their families, and let them spend their money here.

roopster217 on September 22, 2009 at 8:18 PM

I agree with that.Its time for Europe to stand on their own 2 feet.I think we do need to maintain a presence in asia…but europe?Not so much.We should be turning our attention to South America ,where Russia,Iran,China,Hezbollah,etc,are making major inroads.

theTarCzar on September 22, 2009 at 8:27 PM

You can bet your bottom dollar that the White House wants to divide and conquer the Conservatives and pitting Levin against Beck or whomever just falls right into the plans of Rahm and Axelrod.

Don’t fall for it Conservatives.

PappyD61 on September 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM

No doubt Rahm and Axelrod will seize on this and play it to the hilt, to stoke the fires as best they can.

Good work, Mark, feed the enemy. Your large intellect has become overwhelmed by your enormous ego, and your petty self. Some of us are severely pi$$ed.

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 8:27 PM

mainstream, center-left liberalism

oxymoron

entropent on September 22, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Dr. Ron Paul is against all of this, yet also against all the occupations.

The Dean on September 22, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Well, I’m not against military bases that various countries have voiced confirmed interest in keeping. So you’ll have to try and win people over to your Totally Don’t Hate Da Jooooos club elsewhere.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:28 PM

If they didn’t want us there, we would be out already. Also, how our soldiers stationed in Germnay in harm’s way?

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Where did I say they were in harms way? For that matter, I don’t exactly think they would be attacked (say from Iran or some such, even thought I wouldn’t put anything past them). However, there comes a time when things change. If Obama keeps letting our guard down as he has been, then I would think an attack become more likely. Having said that, I remember when people we protesting us in many countries and wanted us to leave. So the “If they didn’t want us there, we would be out already” thing isn’t flying with me.

roopster217 on September 22, 2009 at 8:29 PM

That’s fantasyland, and you know it. It couldn’t be done in 2 years, or even 20. I’m assuming Beck is smart enough to realize that. Then again, he would also suggest we intervene if another holocaust was on that way. Must drive a stake through your anti-semitic heart.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:12 PM

We’re not going to have another Holocaust unless Israel gets too eager which I actually think they won’t. I know you spend all day fantasizing about it, but that doesn’t mean it’s reality.

The Dean on September 22, 2009 at 8:30 PM

This nonsense will continue until Republicans fill that leadership void.
Until then we will be forced to endure “true conservatives” like Scarborough, Brooks, Frum, Parker et al, thumping their chest and lecturing us on how true conservatives are supposed to behave.
But as always, when that individual emerge these pretenders to the throne will tuck their tails between their legs and slide under their well polished mahogany desksand fall in line like everyone else. Patience.

RMR on September 22, 2009 at 8:30 PM

No, Joe — you cannot be a white man & call the 1/2 black president a racist. I seem to recall that calling the president a racist worked out quite well for Kayne West & the rest of the Dems. after Katrina.

Dark Star on September 22, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Paul is very conservative compared to people like McCain and Frum and Mark Levin and whoever else believes in all that.

The Dean on September 22, 2009 at 8:26 PM

By the way, you’re right on McCain and Frum, but dead wrong on Levin, except possibly on the FMA, because I don’t know his opinion. So, no, Paul is not far more conservative than Levin, which shows you have a staggering ignorance of the positions of noted members of the political community.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Oh, I get it. Goldberg pointing out all the similarities between modern liberalism and historical fascism was just ummm…dinner chat?

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:26 PM

I’ve read Liberal Fascism. Mr. Goldberg makes it very clear that he doesn’t think liberals are fascists.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:31 PM

We’re not going to have another Holocaust unless Israel gets too eager…

The Dean on September 22, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Somehow I always forget how truly vile you are.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:32 PM

.Its time for Europe to stand on their own 2 feet.I think we do need to maintain a presence in asia…but europe?Not so much.We should be turning our attention to South America ,where Russia,Iran,China,Hezbollah,etc,are making major inroads.

theTarCzar on September 22, 2009 at 8:27 PM

I agree. The EU slams us constantly (at the very least), it’s time for us to go.

roopster217 on September 22, 2009 at 8:35 PM

If they didn’t want us there, we would be out already. Also, how our soldiers stationed in Germnay in harm’s way?

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Believe me, places like Great Britain, Germany, and even to some extent Japan want us there very, very much. They get a multitude of monetary enticements for “allowing” us to base troops in their country. Because of the Status of Forces Agreement, their nationals have dibbs on jobs in our commissaries, exchanges, and gas stations. And, our troops spend money. Lots of money. I spent 18 months on Okinawa and two years in Great Britain when I was in the Air Force – they may act like they despise us, but they always take our money.
As for Germany…it used to be a fairly dangerous place to be stationed, at least off-base. Not sure about now.

uncivilized on September 22, 2009 at 8:37 PM

I’ve read Liberal Fascism. Mr. Goldberg makes it very clear that he doesn’t think liberals are fascists.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 8:31 PM

…as have I, and he makes clear and concise arguments that modern liberalism is exhorting the same behavior that fascism across the continents demonstrated. Connect the dots.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Democrats are never asked to denounce Olbermann’s crap, of course, although that may be because no one watches Olbermann.)

To be fair, Olbermann isn’t the de facto leader of the “liberal movement” the way ‘Glenn’ (as you suck ups refer to him) is.

Grow Fins on September 22, 2009 at 8:46 PM

LOLing at all those claiming Beck is some big Paulnut—that just flew out the window in the Couric interview.

I_C on September 22, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Connect the dots.

..and end up with a picture of a tinfoil hat, plus propellor…

Grow Fins on September 22, 2009 at 8:47 PM

What the hell does Mitt Romney have to do with Glenn Beck?
They’re both Mormons.

xblade on September 22, 2009 at 8:13 PM

I’m still wondering what exactly Allah has against Mormons. Would love to know.

I_C on September 22, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Who told Mika to shut up?

Did Beck do that or some MSNBC guy?

Sapwolf on September 22, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Somehow I always forget how truly vile you are.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:32 PM

I forgot to thank you for the sweet comparison earlier, btw. ;)

I_C on September 22, 2009 at 8:49 PM

..and end up with a picture of a tinfoil hat, plus propellor…

Grow Fins on September 22, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Strangely enough, connecting of your dots produces a diagram of the end part of the male genitalia.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:52 PM

I’m still wondering what exactly Allah has against Mormons. Would love to know.

I_C on September 22, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Allah never finished the Mormon South Park episode.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:53 PM

I’m still amazed he preferred Hillary over McCain. I wish I liked Beck better. He’s just so manic.

AnninCA on September 22, 2009 at 8:53 PM

PappyD61 on September 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM

After hearing Levin tonight, again intent on picking a fight with Beck, I have to conclude Levin is more interested in his own image than he is in his so-called cause of liberty.

I recognize this is a strong charge.

But if his interest in liberty were stronger than his interest in promoting himself, then why would he be obsessing (on the air) with tearing down one of liberty’s modern day champions?

Mark Levin is out of control. His own control, I think.

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Scarborough had some twit named Max Blumenthal (I think) on today. I think the twit recently wrote a book skewering the GOP as a bunch of raising radicals. Joe asked for an example of a radical GOP officeholder, and the guy started in on DeMint. The problem is that the guy had nothing, but Joe just let him off the hook by changing the subject to yacking about Chuck Grassley.

Scarborough does a crappy job of disputing Democratic talking points that are obviously bogus. I guess he’s been neutered, and, if he has any fight at all in him, he gets his chain yanked by the MSNBC powers-that-be.

At this point, he’s useless.

BuckeyeSam on September 22, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Did anyone see Beck today where he showed the anti capitalist video that is being shown in OUR KIDS SCHOOLS!!!

It was sick stuff, pure socialist crap that has been shown to thousands if not millions of students.

Beck covered it. Nobody else did. Now that video will get nuked by normal American parents who are not about to put up with this crap. I was so pissed when I saw it, my God the libs suck.

This is why Beck is so scary to NBC and the other libs… he is effective as hell and his show is actually making a differnce in the country. When did Hardball ever rock the country, get hundreds of thousands to show up to rallys or get someone in the White House fired?

magic kingdom on September 22, 2009 at 8:56 PM

BuckeyeSam on September 22, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Scarborough’s second string, at best.

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Um, maybe, just maybe, Levin hates Beck because Beck not only lifts entire passages out of Liberty and Tyranny without giving any attribution. Beck even stole the “Hebrew National” joke (Iranian ambassadors at July 4th picnics) from Levin.

To assume that Levin hates Beck somehow because of Hannity makes you sound like a deranged, paranoid kook.

Blarg the Destroyer on September 22, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Haha, I mention a theory and it causes you to throw a fit, and I’m deranged? I’m not sure exactly what has you buried so far up Levin’s ass, but I suggest you speak to a professional soon. FWIW, I have absolutely nothing against Levin, or Hannity for that matter. I may think Hannity’s new show sucks, but that’s irrelevant. What is concerning is how furious you are, simply because I wondered if there was a Beck/Hannity feud (which circumstantial evidence suggests), and if said feud could have played a role in Levin’s comments.

RightWinged on September 22, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Joe has been sitting next to the peroxide blonde bimbo a little too long I think.

Come on Joe, we are working towards 2012 with all of us on the same page? Suck it up dude, lay off Beck already.

FireBlogger on September 22, 2009 at 9:03 PM

RightWinged on September 22, 2009 at 9:00 PM

I don’t really care who thinks what of whom, or why. Bruised egos, arguable failures of attribution, I could care less.
All I think is the petty crap has stop, and stop NOW. These times are too dangerous for this pettiness.
Folks for liberty, let’s work as a team, not as backstabbers. And that includes you, Mark Levin.

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 9:09 PM

So per morning Joey it’s only right wing NUTS that
agree with Beck. . . .Piss off Joey and go play with
Chrissy and that other dork.

Texyank on September 22, 2009 at 9:12 PM

As for Germany…it used to be a fairly dangerous place to be stationed, at least off-base. Not sure about now.

uncivilized on September 22, 2009 at 8:37 PM

50 years ago…maybe…
The bigger issue here is if we contract our force struture we become a smaller target…
And believe me…it’s a lot harder to fight your way back in.

jerrytbg on September 22, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Pensacola, Fla. has disowned the turncoat.

Joe is a liberal shoe licker.

purgatory on September 22, 2009 at 9:15 PM

DaMav on September 22, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Hill supporter, Dem in remission here. the party didnt leave me, the party left the country and then I left the party.

ginaswo on September 22, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Anyone bothered by this like me, let’s ask Rush to pull Levin’s coat tails, to cut out the pettiness. The last thing we need at this crisis is petty, self-serving divisiveness.

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 7:55 PM

I have a suggestion- turn the radio dial. When his ratings start to drop perhaps he’ll get the message. I like Levin and saw him speak in Houston about three years ago, but I don’t like this Beck bashing. Agree or disagree, but seek and destroy is unacceptable to me. Glenn is an American patriot and he is reaching a lot of Americans right now. Some people don’t like that and seek to tear him down. It won’t work and it just diminishes them.

alwaysright43 on September 22, 2009 at 9:17 PM

sapwolf, I know Pat B told someone on MSNBC to shut up wasnt it Maddow?

ginaswo on September 22, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Anyone bothered by this like me, let’s ask Rush to pull Levin’s coat tails, to cut out the pettiness. The last thing we need at this crisis is petty, self-serving divisiveness.

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Did ever occur to you it’s just another diversion…

jerrytbg on September 22, 2009 at 9:21 PM

LOLing at all those claiming Beck is some big Paulnut—that just flew out the window in the Couric interview.

I_C on September 22, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Care to elaborate?

Aristotle on September 22, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Agree or disagree, but seek and destroy is unacceptable to me. Glenn is an American patriot and he is reaching a lot of Americans right now.
alwaysright43 on September 22, 2009 at 9:17 PM

My feeling too. I’m turning the dial, and telling Levin and Rush too.

Mark Levin has a strong conservative brain. But he’s allowing his strong conservative brain to be overpowered by his petty egotistical personality. It’s damaging the rest of us, and it needs to stop. Levin’s not easy to reach by email, so I’m emailing his buddy, Rush. Hope you will also.

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 9:25 PM

has been

bluegrass on September 22, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Agree or disagree, but seek and destroy is unacceptable to me. Glenn is an American patriot and he is reaching a lot of Americans right now.
alwaysright43 on September 22, 2009 at 9:17 PM

It is the Beck fans that want to seek and destroy.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 9:41 PM

I have no problem with Beck. Seems like a pretty good guy to me. At least he’s honest. I could care less what some pundit on MSNBC thinks. That had to be one the most boring, pointless clips I’ve ever seen-let’s see, here, I’ve got my talking points, just going to keep repeating them, hope somebody’s watching……blah blah blah. Like someone already posted here, Beck has got a lot done w/ his attacks on cash for clunkers, Acorn, Van Jones, keep going Glen!

Alfresco on September 22, 2009 at 9:46 PM

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 9:41 PM

As gold stays above a thousand an ounce…
And one of becks sponsors makes a killing…duh…

jerrytbg on September 22, 2009 at 9:47 PM

Allah never finished the Mormon South Park episode.

MadisonConservative on September 22, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Aw, he really should. It’s a good one.

I_C on September 22, 2009 at 9:52 PM

To be fair, Olbermann isn’t the de facto leader of the “liberal movement” the way ‘Glenn’ refer to him) is.

Grow Fins on September 22, 2009 at 8:46 PM

Tell me about what Beck has been wrong and I will tell you about what Obama has been wrong.

Johan Klaus on September 22, 2009 at 9:52 PM

It is the Beck fans that want to seek and destroy.

terryannonline on September 22, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Ya know, I’ve been a big fan of your comments for a long time, but this one leaves me clueless. Beck is out to seek and destroy the 0-Bots assault on liberty, imv. What otherwise did you have in mind, may I ask?

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 9:53 PM

Johan Klaus on September 22, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Does that include what he DOESN”T talk about?

jerrytbg on September 22, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Terrye on September 22, 2009 at 6:37 PM

I guess the Republican brand is just too important.

True_King on September 22, 2009 at 9:55 PM

After hearing Levin tonight, again intent on picking a fight with Beck, I have to conclude Levin is more interested in his own image than he is in his so-called cause of liberty.

petefrt on September 22, 2009 at 8:54 PM

At least that will make Allah happy. He and Levin together will show Beck, garshdarnit!

I_C on September 22, 2009 at 9:56 PM

Yes, Levin is at it again tonight. I really think this ungreat one is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. All of that venom and bitterness is turning Levin into a raving maniac. I turned the radio off because it is repulsive and nauseating. Levin has always hated and I mean hated Beck, but as Becks audience has increased, Levin has started foaming at the mouth. Tonight, before the radio went off, Levin was mocking and ridiculing Beck about Acorn and Van Jones. Levin made it seem like Becks contributions were nothing. Beck has used the Acorn situation to get to the top and that means Obama. Levin accused Beck of being schizophrenic, while he sits there acting like a pschopath. It is disgusting.

mobydutch on September 22, 2009 at 9:58 PM

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