Video: Glenn Beck goes off on Anita Dunn for 17 minutes

posted at 7:37 pm on October 19, 2009 by Allahpundit

No, just kidding: It’s more like 12 minutes of replying to her lame spin on Friday that she was joking about Mao with another five about health care and guns tacked on to the end. Frankly, if I were her, I would have used that red phone — which is now being monitored by a guy in a Mao outfit, please note — to call and set him straight about what she really meant in that clip where she talked about controlling the media. (The same sort of control that Palin, wisely, is now trying to exert.) Beck seizes on the part where she says the campaign wanted reporters to cover what Obama said instead of “why” he said it, but in context I think all she means is that the press was forever obsessing about campaign tactics and strategy to the detriment of its coverage of policy. In other words, instead of reporting on the substance of his health-care plan, they’d focus on horse-race minutiae — e.g., “Why did Obama attack Hillary this way today?” That was a common complaint during the campaign, frankly; we made it here at HA too, even before the primaries had begun. I think she’s getting a bad rap on what she said/meant there.

As for him wondering why no one in the White House ever seems to praise a founding father, The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he? Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency. Close enough.


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Dunn will slither over to Podesta’s Center for American Progress (That’s an oxymoror, isn’t it?), darting her forked tongue all the way.

onlineanalyst on October 19, 2009 at 9:46 PM

It’s sad to watch people like you who, are actually old enough to turn on a computer and access the internet, and have such a damaged psyche that you come to a forum (where you are completely 180 degrees out of agreement) to engage in childish comments that have no chance of ever being taken seriously.

Grow up.

csdeven on October 19, 2009 at 9:16 PM

What if he believes what he said? Why could you not make an informed, rational counterargument? In this case, all you need to do is provide an exhaustive list of what you considered to be hard news on Fox News.

But no… you’d rather be a knee-jerk partisan who calls someone names because they dare to say something that doesn’t toe the partisan/ideological line.

You have no business telling people to “grow up”, until you learn to use your mind and discuss things in an adult way.

DaveS on October 19, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Majority of the partisans here will rather attack when their entertainment network is called out for what it truly is.

Afrolib on October 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Who watches the MSM anymore? Really, ALL the really GREAT News is on Fox; where else can you find timely reports about Van Jones, ACORN, Mao-whorshiper Anita Dunn?? Where? FNS with Cris Wallace is must-watch every Sunday!

The Obama administration is so busy micro-managing and staging (they personaly approved Sotomayor’s clothing for her senate confirmation and provided white coats for doctors), they can’t get around to governing; Obama sent his top two advisors to sunday news shows to complain about FNC!! WHERE ARE THE DAMN JOBS? Why hasn’t Geithner filled all his staff positions??

Obama spends too much time complaining; he needs to pick up a mop and start cleaning up the economy. People are hurting. Talk is cheap.

TN Mom on October 19, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Piggly Wiggly

How long will it be before they have to change their name so as to comply with Muslim sensibilities?

jimmy2shoes on October 19, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Majority of the partisans here will rather attack when their entertainment network is called out for what it truly is.

Afrolib on October 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Fox “truly is” winning.

…Sucka

JoeAvg on October 19, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Majority of the partisans here will rather attack when their entertainment network is called out for what it truly is.

Afrolib on October 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Afro, why does Fox bother you so?

jimmy2shoes on October 19, 2009 at 9:59 PM

Dunn = tip of the iceberg.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 19, 2009 at 9:59 PM

Allah is………………Megan McCain!

indy8 on October 19, 2009 at 10:05 PM

There is nothing funny about what is happening to our country.

julian on October 19, 2009 at 9:44 PM

Sadly, and very seriously, this is very true.

Enemy number one is not AP. Ignore him.

Schadenfreude on October 19, 2009 at 10:06 PM

You have no business telling people to “grow up”, until you learn to use your mind and discuss things in an adult way.

DaveS on October 19, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Quit sucking up to AP you make me sick.

BTW Afrolib is as partisan as they come and my advice for him is the same for you…..GROW UP

I am still trying to figure out how your parents could be so mean as to name a girl Dave. No wonder you have so much deep anger and a longing for the approval of AP.

CWforFreedom on October 19, 2009 at 10:11 PM

Allahpundit…I think you missed the whole point. Some ‘journalists’ accept the message if it fits in their template, so they never ask the follow-up question. (Think faux US Chamber flip today). It was more about getting it to press to get a pat on the head from Deal Leader than actually being truth. You say that Palin is trying to control the message – and maybe so – but as soon as her book breaks, there will be a jillion critics ripping her apart. So much for controlling the media.

ArmchairEnergist on October 19, 2009 at 10:18 PM

BECK RULES!

DUNN MUST RESIGN!

reliapundit on October 19, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Hey, DaveS did the Rywall fall off of your name?

Aviator on October 19, 2009 at 10:20 PM

Just what side are you on Allahpundit?…you seem more inclined to support the Maoist than Beck! Have you fallen on your head or something?

FloridaMike on October 19, 2009 at 10:23 PM

FloridaMike on October 19, 2009 at 10:23 PM

Careful now…DaveS will be all over your arse and she is nasty.

CWforFreedom on October 19, 2009 at 10:27 PM

You know, Allah, you’re veering way off course. An occasional “devil’s advocate” when it is called for is fine, but now all it is…is schtick.

Grow up.

Saltysam on October 19, 2009 at 10:28 PM

In the meanwhile, the “real news businesses” tank.

Also on Monday, Gannett reported third-quarter net income of $73.8 million, down from $158.1 million a year earlier. The company’s newspaper ad revenue fell 28.4 percent in the quarter, an improvement from the 33.1 percent decline over the first half of the year. That was similar to the 28.1 percent drop that McClatchy reported last week.

Industrywide, ad revenue fell 28.6 percent in the first half of this year, and analysts and industry executives recently predicted that the pace of decline would slow to 25 percent or less in the third quarter. The reports from Gannett and McClatchy, two of the largest publishers, suggest that such estimates were a little too optimistic.

Heh

Schadenfreude on October 19, 2009 at 10:41 PM

Majority of the partisans here will rather attack when their entertainment network is called out for what it truly is.

Afrolib on October 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM

When I was a Democrat (twenty years), I watched all the latte-left media channels including: ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, and PBS. Even then, I knew the political coverage was slanted and riddled with bias, which is why I often read online material and a variety of print media as well. Watching Fox has been a pleasant surprise. Hard news on Fox is typically presented with journalistic neutrality, and barring the programs designed specifically for commentary, the hard news stories seldom angle exclusively right.

For the past two years, I’ve enjoyed Fox’s brand of journalistic impartiality. When I need “entertainment” and explicit amusement, I turn the channel to MSNBC, CNN, and the rest of the Barry-run-media gang.

anXdem on October 19, 2009 at 10:45 PM

Allahpundit, the Shep Smith of Hot Air.

darwin-t on October 19, 2009 at 8:29 PM

In his dreams. Allah makes Shep look like Pat Buchanan.

rinohumper on October 19, 2009 at 10:45 PM

Majority of the partisans here will rather attack when their entertainment networkS are called out for what it truly is they truly are.

HkMP5SDPW on October 19, 2009 at 10:46 PM

HkMP5SDPW

what?

daesleeper on October 19, 2009 at 10:50 PM

what?

daesleeper on October 19, 2009 at 10:50 PM

I’m slow. Formatting threw me off.

daesleeper on October 19, 2009 at 10:51 PM

Hey, DaveS did the Rywall fall off of your name?

Aviator on October 19, 2009 at 10:20 PM

Careful now…DaveS will be all over your arse and she is nasty.

CWforFreedom on October 19, 2009 at 10:27 PM

I’ll bet if you guys get another 1 or 2 people to join the echo chamber and call me a couple more names, you can skate by without having to say anything substantive at all… that is the point, right? To avoid thinking critically about anything or discussing anything of substance?

I’ve been at HotAir longer than all of you combined, and I can tell authoritatively that people like you have dramatically reduced the quality of the comments here.

DaveS on October 19, 2009 at 10:52 PM

I-needa Dump should be out on her butt. What we need is some good ‘ole racial politics. Where are the Chinese victims who can be efficiently organized and sufficiently outraged.

I think Alinsky talked about the disorienting effects of such an attack.

R Square on October 19, 2009 at 10:55 PM

Do you even wonder why it seems Obama doesn’t have a single normal associate? Why are they all terrorists, communists, and various other radicals? You people who just think his policies are wrong really need to start paying attention to the “fundamental transformation” Obama promised to bring.

For example, do you and others really think Obama is trying to bring about an economic recovery, but just failing? Do you not even consider that this is all about collapsing the economy so that he and his radical cohorts can rebuild the country and economic system in a way that he and his redistribution pals think is “fair”?

RightWinged on October 19, 2009 at 8:04 PM

This is his true adgenda.

Mirimichi on October 19, 2009 at 10:59 PM

DaveS on October 19, 2009 at 10:52 PM

While I generally don’t call people names (even under cover of anonymity), what is it you require vis a vis substance? I’ve taught both Journalism and B-Comm for years, so, let’s have that substantive discussion, Dave.

My guess about any real discussion from you is, as AP sometimes quips: crickets.

anXdem on October 19, 2009 at 11:01 PM

DaveS on October 19, 2009 at 10:52 PM

Have you ever posited one positive premise in a comment thread? I looked at your comment history and it isn’t pretty. It doesn’t look good over at Ace’s either.

daesleeper on October 19, 2009 at 11:02 PM

The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he? Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency. Close enough.

No Allahpundit, not close enough. The founding fathers were a very special group of Americans who are in a class by themselves. Getting your face on currency is not equal to being a founding father.

Dollayo on October 19, 2009 at 11:06 PM

Dunn will slither over to Podesta’s Center for American Progress (That’s an oxymoror, isn’t it?), darting her forked tongue all the way.

onlineanalyst on October 19, 2009 at 9:46 PM

Yep. Pat Gray on Beck’s radio show called CAP the “Island of Misfit Toys” from the Rudolph TV program.

ddrintn on October 19, 2009 at 11:07 PM

Allah is…….. Kal Penn!

You know it’s one thing for a communication director to try and spin the news and gin up favorable reporting. It’s another to reasonably expect unswerving allegiance from the media and try to destroy anyone reporting the truth. How AP can compare that to Sarah Palin I’m not quite sure.

Somewhere Kal Penn is breathing a sigh of relief that Obama won’t prosecute federal drug laws if the state’s allow marijuana. Kal Penn then logs into Hot Air as AllahPundit and attempts to equate Lincoln with the Founding Fathers. Happy Diwali Allah. Happy Diwali.

chicagojedi on October 19, 2009 at 11:14 PM

daesleeper on October 19, 2009 at 11:02 PM
You will never find me posting positively about idiots. Unfortunately, HotAir’s commenters get worse with each new registration. If you really care about my comment history, you need to read more of it apparently.

Regarding Ace’s, I think you are confusing another DaveS (who seems to use email dgstring@yahoo.com) for me. I’ve been there on and off as a commenter since early 2004, but there is another dude who is always saying incendiary stuff. Saying incendiary stuff isn’t my style… I just tell people when they sound like idiots.

DaveS on October 19, 2009 at 11:24 PM

Allahpundit’s posts always contain at least one phrase in which he gives the left an inch. You can set your watch by it. I think it’s a clinical obsession to be quite honest. Before he clicks “send” he thinks “wait, did I insert my obligatory ‘be fair to liberals on this one point’ line?”

It’s all a just a little too O’Reilly for me.

Sharke on October 19, 2009 at 11:27 PM

I’ve been at HotAir longer than all of you combined, and I can tell authoritatively that people like you have dramatically reduced the quality of the comments here.

DaveS on October 19, 2009 at 10:52 PM

Please. You post was nothing but a defense of out and out trolls who have never posted anything of substance. Birds of a feather and all that.

Aviator on October 19, 2009 at 11:27 PM

Abraham Lincoln was not, and never will be a Founding Father. No, it is not close enough. You fail.

TheTrollhammer on October 19, 2009 at 11:28 PM

Tim Burton on October 19, 2009 at 8:55 PM

Huh? Is it your premise that Lincoln was not what everyone has been led to believe therefore the civil war was unnecessary?

rukiddingme on October 19, 2009 at 11:45 PM

Please. You post was nothing but a defense of out and out trolls who have never posted anything of substance. Birds of a feather and all that.

Aviator on October 19, 2009 at 11:27 PM

Maybe he was a troll… the comment I saw quoted and reflexively dismissed, however, seemed like an honest feeling about Fox (whether or not you or I agree with it).

That said, which comments on this page would you consider to have “substance”?

DaveS on October 19, 2009 at 11:54 PM

Majority of the partisans here will rather attack when their entertainment network is called out for what it truly is.

Afrolib on October 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Wow, you should go back and read the NY Times William Duranty’s probing reporting on Uncle Joe Stalin. He won a Pulitzer for that. Or some objective Iraqi reporting from CNN’s Eason Jordan. Or some inventive reporting from the Time’s up-and-coming Jayson Blair.

How many were laid off from the NY Times today? How many from Fox?

Say g’nite Gracie.

theCork on October 19, 2009 at 11:54 PM

Please ignore the previous post… PIMF

Majority of the partisans here will rather attack when their entertainment network is called out for what it truly is.

Afrolib on October 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM


Wow, you should go back and read the NY Times William Duranty’s probing reporting on Uncle Joe Stalin. He won a Pulitzer for that. Or some objective Iraqi reporting from CNN’s Eason Jordan. Or some inventive reporting from the Time’s up-and-coming Jayson Blair.

How many were laid off from the NY Times today? How many from Fox?

Say g’nite Gracie.

theCork on October 19, 2009 at 11:56 PM

As for him wondering why no one in the White House ever seems to praise a founding father, The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he? Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency. Close enough.

Not for an alleged “constitutional scholar”. No Madison? No Hamilton? No Franklin? No Jefferson? No Washington?

As for Dunn’s “controlling the press” remark, I don’t see that as a big deal. Certainly not as big a deal as Mao being a “philosopher” one turns to again and again.

ddrintn on October 19, 2009 at 11:57 PM

Meanwhile, O’Reilly has The Precedent’s back, now. He doesn’t think The Precedent knew Ayers well. He was just a guy in the neighborhood … Good move, Bill, you moron.

progressoverpeace on October 19, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Just last week Bill O’Reilly was boasting that his research people were the very best in the business. Well, have they been asleep for over a year or if they did tell Bill he probably didn’t hear because he was busy talking over them. Anyway, here’s a NEWSFLASH, O’REILLY: FROM 1995 to 2001, BARRY OBAMA SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF BILLY AYER’S ANNENBERG EDUCATION CHALLENGE. OBAMA WAS IN CHARGE OF DISTRIBUTING $100 MILLION DOLLARS IN HOPES OF INDOCTRINATING MORE HELPLESS STUDENTS WITH HIS AND AYERS COMMIE PROPAGANDA.

This was and still is a major story, (MSM coverup) and gives the LIE to Obama’s line of how Ayers was “just someone he knew from the neighborhood.”

Yeah, I’m distributing $100 million dollars too, for a fellow who lives down the block and around the corner from me. He has two cocker spaniels and I run into him when I walk my dog.

tigerlily on October 19, 2009 at 11:57 PM

not sure if this has already been said…

Mao killed more people then Hitler did. But the White House can’t say that because panties would be in a bunch.

F15Mech on October 20, 2009 at 12:00 AM

That said, which comments on this page would you consider to have “substance”?

DaveS on October 19, 2009 at 11:54 PM

NOT the one that just threw someone’s email address out there. Nicely done, DaveSuckup.

rinohumper on October 20, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Saying incendiary stuff isn’t my style… I just tell people when they sound like idiots.

DaveS on October 19, 2009 at 11:24 PM

Glad you cleared that up. I can now remind myself that you are the ‘idiot master’, just so I can differentiate between the two.

daesleeper on October 20, 2009 at 12:10 AM

No, just kidding: It’s more like 12 minutes of replying to her lame spin on Friday that she was joking about Mao with another five about health care and guns tacked on to the end. Frankly, if I were her, I would have used that red phone — which is now being monitored by a guy in a Mao outfit, please note — to call and set him straight about what she really meant in that clip where she talked about controlling the media. (The same sort of control that Palin, wisely, is now trying to exert.)

Thanks for pointing that out, Beck would never have the guts to actually be that fair & balanced.

AprilOrit on October 20, 2009 at 12:13 AM

I have read all of the comments on this topic and have deemed that DaveS is……… narcissistic but not much else.

Vince on October 20, 2009 at 12:22 AM

Found out China’s faking jobs as much as we are. Ports half full, shipping way down, electricity consumption down the tubes. They are just better at faking because they know how to lie about production numbers. Obama should learn from the masters.

andy85719 on October 20, 2009 at 12:34 AM

Barry gives a hat tip to Lincoln because he’s the one “founding father” both blacks and whites are cool with. No, really. That’s why. The only people who would object to Lincoln would be white Southerners who still call it “The War of Northern Aggression,” but what does Barry care about them? Anyways, it’s all BS. He doesn’t really care about Lincoln. He’s just humoring people. He’s gotta strike some mystic chords of memory so people won’t think he’s too year-zero, so it might as well be Lincoln. If it were any other president, he’d puke. It’s sort of like when I went on a tour of a mosque and acted somewhat upbeat during the tour even though I didn’t like being there. I would have even said some nice things about Mohammed to keep the vibe as good as possible, but I wouldn’t've meant any of it. That’s how Barry feels all the time.

shazbat on October 20, 2009 at 12:49 AM

If Lincoln is a founding father because he’s on the currency, so are John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Sacagawea.

TheTrollhammer on October 20, 2009 at 1:04 AM

Majority of the partisans here will rather attack when their entertainment network is called out for what it truly is.

Afrolib on October 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM

We do not watch CNBC.

Johan Klaus on October 20, 2009 at 1:20 AM

But no… you’d rather be a knee-jerk partisan who calls someone names because they dare to say something that doesn’t toe the partisan/ideological line.

DaveS on October 19, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Haha. Like you should talk.

2Brave2Bscared on October 20, 2009 at 2:03 AM

It’s nice to see that people are slowly but surely waking up to the fact that AP is a liberal.

2Brave2Bscared on October 20, 2009 at 2:05 AM

Between this and the Frum piece: http://www.newmajority.com/do-limbaugh-and-beck-believe-what-they-say I’m thoroughly amused this evening. Mao outfit. ahhahahah

D0WNT0WN on October 19, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Followed the link. My favorite thing seen on the New Majority web site is an ad for interns.

New Majority is growing faster than we can keep up with. If you’ve ever dreamt of geting David Frum coffee, researching important breaking political news, or just hanging out with us and complaining about the current state of the GOP…

Bringing David Frum coffee… How did they know that was my dream?

/s

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on October 20, 2009 at 2:07 AM

I think she’s getting a bad rap on what she said/meant there.

Alah….

Your a semi intelligent blogger. I don’t mean that in a snarky way either. And I realize you I guess feel as if you need to say things athat are considered ‘controversial’ or provacative to a conservative audience.
But sometimes it just reeks of hackery.

Comon, quit saying things that are just obviously silly or at least have a ‘sarc’ tag to it.
Then I can just pop over to the video without wasting my time on the prattle.

Handel on October 20, 2009 at 2:32 AM

I’ve been at HotAir longer than all of you combined, and I can tell authoritatively that people like you have dramatically reduced the quality of the comments here.

DaveS on October 19, 2009 at 10:52 PM

So the Trolls have a Union and You are the Shop Steward?

old trooper2 on October 20, 2009 at 2:58 AM

Barry gives a hat tip to Lincoln because he’s the one “founding father” both blacks and whites are cool with. No, really. That’s why.

Fahrenheit 1861

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjJAXg4Kg2s&feature=player_embedded

old trooper2 on October 20, 2009 at 3:06 AM

DUNN MUST RESIGN!

reliapundit on October 19, 2009 at 10:19 PM

She should be sent to “re-education” camp.

Shy Guy on October 20, 2009 at 3:13 AM

Well
Here is Part 2 of Maobama ‘s castlecommieclub

macncheez on October 20, 2009 at 3:27 AM

#1 Controling the press by putting them in a position to NOT ask questions, might be a great campaign idea. But let’s face it. It’s not what we want in a President, and we said so after Nixon,and Obama had little to fear from the liberal media that seemed more likely to ask how he felt being so wonderful.
Sorry, Abe Lincoln was not anywhere near a Founding Father, in fact, he was, like Bush, actually blamed for curtailing freedoms in time of war. The Peace Democrats, “Copperheads”
began criticizing Lincoln’s violation of the Constitution, Lincoln suspended habeas corpus throughout the nation and had

Jeff from WI on October 20, 2009 at 4:11 AM

many copperhead democrats arrested under military authority because he felt that the State Courts in the north west would not convict war protesters such as the copperheads. He proclaimed that all persons who discouraged enlistments or engaged in disloyal practices would come under Martial Law.

Jeff from WI on October 20, 2009 at 4:12 AM

guns are bad for your health, lets ban guns. This bit of logic is 100% from Beck. It is exactly how liberals think. This will not end well. these liberals are so brain dead and set in their views, they will never understand the joys and greatness of freedom. I wonder if they ever thought about what happens when they are not in power and the shoe is on the other foot. Maybe instead of guns the GOp will say bicycles are dangerous and add to healthcare costs etc.

the problem is once government is given this power it matters more who is in charge than ever. We need less government not more.

unseen on October 20, 2009 at 5:57 AM

Dunn=flick of the tongue.

bradley11 on October 20, 2009 at 6:36 AM

I heard that Dunn was an interim person or whatever, that she was only in there until the end of the year anyway. It seems her husband is Obama’s personal lawyer.

The White House is just extremely tone deaf. Whatever they might believe personally, they really look stupid when they allow people like this out in public.

I am sure Beck is loving this. The ratings for his show go up in direct relation to the dumb things that come out of the administration.

Terrye on October 20, 2009 at 7:06 AM

According to Karl Rove, Anita Dunn is scheduled to end her run as Communications Director in December.

Personally, I hate to see all these Maoists/Marxists/Stalinists sympathizers go.

What? You want Obama to go into stealth mode or something?

BigAlSouth on October 20, 2009 at 7:07 AM

the problem is once government is given this power it matters more who is in charge than ever. We need less government not more.

unseen on October 20, 2009 at 5:57 AM

I get this and I agree to a large extent, but one of my problems with Beck is that he felt the same way when it came to the Patriot Act…and all those attacks that were stopped in recent months were stopped because of increased intel. I think Beck wants to go back to the 9/11 way of looking at intelligence gathering, because he is more afraid of our own government than he is of AlQaida. or something. I just have a problem with that. Just like I had a problem with Beck saying we were better off with Obama than McCain. There is no way McCain would have given people like Van Jones and Dunn jobs in his administration. No way at all.

Terrye on October 20, 2009 at 7:10 AM

Terrye on October 20, 2009 at 7:10 AM

One of the reasons i agreed with Iraq and afgan wars was that the entire battle stratgey was to fight them over there so they wouldn’t come here. It worked for 7 years give or take a few that slipped thru. And a side result of that is that our freedoms were not put in has much jepordy.

However, It has been a basic question since the founding of the country freedom or security. I will ALWAYS choose freedom over security. think of the most secure you could be. say a 10×10 room buried 30ft in the ground. No exits all your wants and needs taken care of. You will never have to worry about your safety again. And you have no freedom. On the other hand. say you have the freedom to do whatever you want. there are no laws, no rules etc. In this example you have the freedom to protect yourself how you see fit.

each has its drawbacks. But the freedom example gives you many more options.

Now as far as the FEDERAL government I am all for them checking phoneconverstions that cross the border, protecting the borders and defending those borders (which they have failed to do). And it is that failure IMO that requires them to snoop on their own citizens because they have allowed the crazies and enemy to cross the border on their watch.

So my question IRT the patriot act is why should I have to give up my liberties to a government that has due to their FAILURE caused the problems in the first place.

Should not the government instead of taking our liberities instead secured the border, rounded up the non-citizens that did not have legal rights to be in this country, expelled all forgien nationals that have openly denounced this country first? Instead the government passed a law to keep the status quo except with less freedoms on all the population.

Only in washington would such a failure of epic magnitude like 9/11 cause no one to lose their jobs, cause no one to be brought up on direliction of duty, cause no one to fall on thier swords in shame. Instead they take away the freedoms, perks etc of the population whom they failed. facepalm time

unseen on October 20, 2009 at 7:59 AM

Lincoln suspended habeas corpus to stop states from doing what they wanted to do. That’s why Obama praises Lincoln. He wants to use Lincoln to do the same when its his time. Everything Obama does or says is done to acquire more power.

By the way, Beck said Dunn was only doing what other campaigns do too, he said it, you did not mention this in your post. He’s exposing the fact that they did it to, among other things, disillusion his viewers to the charade of Obama being honest and open and forthright. He’s not, no matter how much he acts like he is. Disillusionment is the first step in seeing all the other awful stuff going on.

jeffthevoter on October 20, 2009 at 8:35 AM

Let me be clear: I support Anita Dunn.

spmat on October 20, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Yep, so I guess Susan B. Anthony, Eisenhower, Sacajawea, and FDR are all CLOSE ENOUGH too? Way to stir the pot AP. Your credibility is in the toilet.

hogfat on October 20, 2009 at 8:42 AM

As for him wondering why no one in the White House ever seems to praise a founding father, The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he? Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency. Close enough.

Not really. Since when is being on the money a qualification for being classified a founding father? I suppose Ben Franklin held executive office; after all, he’s on currency, too, and bills are known as “dead Presidents.”

Disturb the Universe on October 20, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Allahpundit’s posts always contain at least one phrase in which he gives the left an inch. You can set your watch by it. I think it’s a clinical obsession to be quite honest. Before he clicks “send” he thinks “wait, did I insert my obligatory ‘be fair to liberals on this one point’ line?”

It’s all a just a little too O’Reilly for me.

Sharke on October 19, 2009 at 11:27 PM

Allahpundit represents the mainstream of the country. If you are to the Right of him you are a Partisan Republican and your opinion is predictable. There is nothing wrong with that but understand that you do not represent the majority of the country.

As a matter of fact, the majority of the country is actually a little to the Left of Allahpundit.

Decider on October 20, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Glenn Beck is not getting the recognition he deserves. Other than Rush Limbaugh, Glenn is the only one in media that sticks with issues such as Anita Dunn and Van Jones.

I think we could all agree that there is so much dirt in this administration and it is hard to concentrate on the gravest of issues. I, for one, believe the people surrounding the POTUS on a daily basis are the most critical to expose to the American public.

Many well-known figures such as Rush, Glenn and Newt Gingrich are calling this administration the most radical and dangerous in the history of our country. I will certainly agree with that and I’m sure many others that visit HotAir agree as well.

So I’m in favor of Glenn spending all the time he needs on exposing the Anita Dunns and the Van Jones’ within the White House. The dots need to be exposed and connected, and that will not happen anywwhere else except on the Glenn Beck show.

In my opinion, Glenn Beck is a true American patriot and deserves a ticker-tape parade in every major city and town across America! May God continue to bless him and watch over him.

metroryder on October 20, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Post after post, article after article, I see AP attacked for having the temerity to exercise intellectual honesty. I know that as a liberal my defense of AP won’t help, instead actually reinforcing the meme but it’s true. I disagree with AP on pretty much his entire political perspective and most everything he says but I come here each day because at least with his willingness to challenge with actual context there is conversation. In large part he (and a few posters) are the only reason this place does not become a complete echo chamber (redstate). In the end the Mao thing was completely out of context by Beck and the attack on the ” call to service” is silly. His rants make it clear, his issue is not with policy, it’s with anything good or bad the President does. It doesn’t bother my, quite the contrary I find him amusing, a new and improved version of Hannity and great for ratings.

Quick question, how does a network claim to not be part of the “MSM” while at the same time boasting about it’s success within the all important “demos”? Then fight to be considered part of the MSM when called not a real news orginization…. seems like they want it both ways.

NextGen on October 20, 2009 at 9:55 AM

In the end the Mao thing was completely out of context by Beck

I watched the complete video of Ms. Dunn, now explain to me how this was taken out of context.

MadDogF on October 20, 2009 at 10:11 AM

Hitlery in the Administration is the epitomizes “keep you friends close, but your enemies closer”.

The exposure of Dunn is only more evidence that this Administration is not “Out of Control” it is “Out to Control”, you, me, and everyone it can.

Notice, how the number of anointed Department leaders that share the same philosophy are in the key positions that impact U.S. in a manner that make U.S. easier to control.

Stop, allowing the mindless lead U.S. down the primrose path to socialism or totalitarianism.

MSGTAS on October 20, 2009 at 10:23 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiBDpL2dExY&feature=player_embedded#

It was out of context on Thursday because he says she supported he and Hitlers political philosophy when in fact, she was making a very narrow point.

Find you way in life, make a difference where you can, find your own Calcutta.

To take that and make it about validation of genocide is completely out of context of he point being made.

This is were we go back to the conversation about unintellectual honesty.

NextGen on October 20, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Sorry, I meant intellectual honesty.

NextGen on October 20, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Yes, but Beck’s point is that the White House looks for its heroes to other countries, not to great Americans of the past. Not true.

Allahpundit on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

No. Beck’s point is no one in the ObaMao administration has any respect for the founders of our constitution but look towards the despots who have given them the ideas on how to dismantle our constitution.

mizflame98 on October 20, 2009 at 10:46 AM

….Why is this relevant?

…Oh, right. Mentioning Beck, whether said article has any substance whatsoever, means more readers, more comments, more hits….

And complete with a mention of Palin. You, sir, are a genius.

CatsGodot on October 20, 2009 at 11:23 AM

I see that HA now has Charles Johnson lite. Way to go guys.

TimothyJ on October 20, 2009 at 11:26 AM

I doubt therefore I am.

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TwilightStruggler on October 20, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Michelle’s such a badass…I just don’t get the connection between her and a squish like Allah running her blog.

LtE126 on October 20, 2009 at 12:04 PM

As a matter of fact, the majority of the country CLUB is actually a little to the Left of Allahpundit.

Decider on October 20, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Fixed

mankai on October 20, 2009 at 12:17 PM

I wonder what Beck’s got up his sleeve now? He was talking about the stories he’s got coming up are even juicier than those he’s broke in the past.

I can hardly wait.

Oink on October 20, 2009 at 12:24 PM

I can hardly wait.

Oink on October 20, 2009 at 12:24 PM

In the meantime

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27cXXirAIw4

macncheez on October 20, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Michelle’s such a badass…I just don’t get the connection between her and a squish like Allah running her blog.

LtE126 on October 20, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Allah’s just doing the thing — “I’m going to bend over backward to to be ‘fair’ by dreaming up some rationalization for giving the other side credit where it’s not due. This will give me more credibility when I criticize them later because people won’t be able to label me as a rabid wingnut.”

It’s stupid, but people do it all the time.

Daggett on October 20, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Allahpundit’s posts always contain at least one phrase in which he gives the left an inch. You can set your watch by it. I think it’s a clinical obsession to be quite honest. Before he clicks “send” he thinks “wait, did I insert my obligatory ‘be fair to liberals on this one point’ line?”

It’s all a just a little too O’Reilly for me.

Sharke on October 19, 2009 at 11:27 PM

It’s fear. It’s usually brought on by the 50,000th attempt by an astroturf email campaign to assassinate your character. You begin to doubt your own instincts and try too hard to balance every opinion.

Daggett on October 20, 2009 at 12:45 PM

AP sticking up for the Marxist Admin…not shocking.

The Notorious G.O.P on October 20, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Thanks to Glenn America is watching the left hand at the White House. The left appears frenzied in these attacks against Fox. They aren`t even trying to hide thier crazy agenda anymore.

LSUMama on October 20, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Allah, You gotta get a grip, ninety years is close enough?

Why not just make Obama a founding father as well?

RJL on October 19, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Nice to see that you’ve finally caught on to a critical aspect of the plan for how we’ll need to reference things, after they are done “fundamentally remaking” America.

VekTor on October 20, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Let’s see Beck could spend 17,000 hours on Maoists in the Administration and STILL not cover what SHOULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN/REPORTED by the Bootlick Media.

Beck and talk radio are so far the only ones that have shown any testicular fortitude to stand up to the FREAKING THUGS in the WHITE HOUSE!!!!

GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!!!!!
GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!!!!!
GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!!!!!

PappyD61 on October 20, 2009 at 1:13 PM

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VekTor on October 20, 2009 at 1:27 PM

There is no way McCain would have given people like Van Jones and Dunn jobs in his administration. No way at all.

Terrye on October 20, 2009 at 7:10 AM

No, McCain would have given jobs to people like Juan Hernandez, Lindsey Graham and David Frum. He would have sucked in a completely different way; but suck he would have. That and the fact he was a backstabbing bastard gives me no cause to shed tears that he lost. Don’t like Obama as the Pres? Then nominate a real f**king candidate next time, instead of some time serving opportunistic double dealing loud mouth with a media obsession.

austinnelly on October 20, 2009 at 1:30 PM

I think she’s getting a bad rap

No, she is not. However, I’ll tell you what I think. I think you can’t get her lizard tongue out of your mind at night and in response, you’ve gone over the edge… thinking about that lizard tongue, that is.

pabarge on October 20, 2009 at 1:41 PM

he is more afraid of our own government than he is of AlQaida.

Terrye on October 20, 2009 at 7:10 AM0

I’m with you.

I consider Beck to be the extreme right’s version of Bill Ayers, and it worries me.

I do think, though, that in 2010 those Republicans who are running will throw Beck under the bus much faster than Obama did Ayers, though. I just wish they would do it now to give themselves some credibility.

GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!!!!!
GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!!!!!
GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!!!!!

PappyD61 on October 20, 2009 at 1:13 PM

You have no idea what you are talking about, and I doubt you would raise a finger if it actually came to this – you are a sad byproduct of Beck’s seditious tendencies.

Otis B on October 20, 2009 at 1:52 PM

If you think Beck is good for the Republican Party you are in the fringe of the Republican Party. There are about %15-%18 of the country who fall into that category. Now, that makes a very strong Fox News show audience but a very weak GOP party.

The goal of Fox News is not to promote “Conservatism” nor help the GOP win elections. It is to make money. They make a lot more money when the GOP is out of office.

If a Republican wins the White House their ratings sink. Sure they still have good ratings but nothing like having Obama as President. It is in their best interest to keep Obama in office. Therein lies the reason Murdoch likes Glenn Beck so much. As long as Beck remains a household name, the Democrats can always point to Republicans as a nutty fringe. Fox News is working to keep the Democratic Party a permanent majority.

Decider on October 20, 2009 at 2:09 PM

As a matter of fact, the majority of the country is actually a little to the Left of Allahpundit.

Decider on October 20, 2009 at 9:28 AM

ROFL…..maybe in NYC Allah is to the right of most people but in flyover country Allah is the next thing to a liberal

unseen on October 20, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Fox News is working to keep the Democratic Party a permanent majority.

Decider on October 20, 2009 at 2:09 PM

I’d prefer to think that this is work towards making both Democrats and Republicans into permanent plurality parties, where neither ever gets an actual majority again. That’s why I believe strongly in the election of Independents in House and Senate races: If we can get the cited 15%-18% to put in reasonable independents rather than Democrats or Republicans, then either party will have to work with the less-partisan Center to get anything meaningful done… and that’s bound to help prevent bad legislation of the type we see being bandied about today (and over the last year or so).

VekTor on October 20, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Y’know, Beck is drawing me in. I still don’t like his style but the guy is a genius. The phone, the Mao outfit…this guy knows how to hit hard and leave a mark. And we need that desperately right now.

BlueStateBilly on October 20, 2009 at 2:41 PM

Hmmm.

“As for him wondering why no one in the White House ever seems to praise a founding father, The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he? Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency. Close enough.”

Not nearly close enough. Obama’s praise for Lincoln has less to do with what Lincoln accomplished and more for what Obama sees in the bathroom mirror each morning.

Somewhere Obama is dreaming of the “Obama Memorial” in D.C. somewhere.

memomachine on October 20, 2009 at 3:07 PM

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