Murdoch's minions preach divisiveness

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Who owns Glenn Beck? Who owns Fox News? Who spews hatred, bigotry and divisiveness? The answer is Rupert Murdoch -- an immigrant from Australia who became a U.S. citizen not because he loved America, but because it was the only way he could, by U.S. law, own a television station and thus broadcast front men such as Glenn Beck.

When my grandparents emigrated to this country, it was with a sense of love for the United States. Every Fourth of July, a huge American flag proudly hung from the family home. They did not accumulate great wealth, but they led hard-working, decent, honorable lives.

Murdoch, on the other hand, engages in devious business practices, and hides his enormous wealth, earned in this country, in offshore tax havens.

Our great leaders -- Abraham Lincoln, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr, among others -- preached unity, rights for all and concern for each citizen. President Obama, in that mold, speaks to our better selves, and is leading us to a better America -- but every media source with which Murdoch is associated mines the meanest depths of our beings through lies, smears and bigotry as espoused by his minion, Glenn Beck, all aimed at dividing the American people.

Yes, Beck wants to take us back. But to what -- crosses burning on lawns? Opportunity only for the elite? Instead, take us back to the Declaration of Independence -- "all men are created equal." That document is the founding vision of our country.

These voices of darkness do not deserve to be called Americans.

Gloria R. Greenbaum

Augusta

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chascush
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chascush 08/31/10 - 10:07 pm
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Ms. Greenbaum, you have OD on

Ms. Greenbaum, you have OD on Hussein koolaid.

KSL
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KSL 08/31/10 - 10:10 pm
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Who owns you? My ancestors

Who owns you? My ancestors came here much earlier, most of them. And their descendants do not have your attitude.

maggiemae
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maggiemae 08/31/10 - 10:22 pm
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Sorry Gloria, but slavery was

Sorry Gloria, but slavery was outlawed years ago. Glenn Beck and Glenn Beck only owns Glenn Beck, ya betcha!! If you see Faith, Hope, and Charity as darkness - you might need to turn your lights on.

Pu239
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Pu239 08/31/10 - 10:11 pm
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Has it really been 30 days?
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Has it really been 30 days? My how time flies......

KSL
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KSL 08/31/10 - 10:14 pm
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Talking about crosses and

Talking about crosses and discussing Beck is so uneducated. Your letter was nothing more than a criticism of someone on the political opposing side. I'm embarrassed for you since you made no points to support your premise, just opinion. In a literary class you would make a failing grade.

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LBenedict 08/31/10 - 10:16 pm
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Yeah, when my grandfather

Yeah, when my grandfather came to America in 1906 at the age of 3, neither he nor his family knew a word of Standard English. But guess what? They all...ALL, learned English, and get this, WORKED and worked hard in legal and legitimate industries to support one another, paid taxes; they contributed, they did not hit the ground runnin' in search of free everything and demanding whatever they wanted. Big difference there Gloria.

LBenedict
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LBenedict 08/31/10 - 10:17 pm
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KSL - I think that Gloria

KSL - I think that Gloria confused the Beck rally with the Al Sharpton hatefest 2010.

maggiemae
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maggiemae 08/31/10 - 10:26 pm
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maggiemae
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maggiemae 08/31/10 - 10:28 pm
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It is obvious that she didn't

It is obvious that she didn't watch the rally. It was great!

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 08/31/10 - 10:33 pm
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There comes a time when you

There comes a time when you have to speak up and be different. That's what George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin, et al. did in 1776 -- preach DISUNITY with England. They were right to promote division, and our country was born. So, unity at all costs is not always the best policy.

This is really a silly, partisan letter, Lowell. There is little logic, and just accusations. You can do better. You should do better. Your letters with little substance do no credit to your Democratic Party. Quite the contrary, they make Democrats (and you) look really silly.

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omnomnom 08/31/10 - 10:38 pm
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if you don't like it, then

if you don't like it, then don't watch it. same goes for reps. whining about maddow or other moocows. its called the MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS

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soldout 08/31/10 - 10:39 pm
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If a mind can be conditioned

If a mind can be conditioned to believe that killing babies is okay and that we should celebrate sin and call it good, it can be made to believe and support anything. If there are good people in the democratic party why would they stay there. If a person can't tell the difference in simple right and wrong why would you vote for them? Everyone sins but to call it good and not see anything wrong with it makes you wonder how they could make sound decisions effecting the future of this country.

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Insider Information 08/31/10 - 10:39 pm
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Lowell, you accuse Glenn Beck

Lowell, you accuse Glenn Beck of bigotry, but provide nothing to back it up. You criticize Glenn Beck for being divisive, but isn't name-calling just as divisive?

maggiemae
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maggiemae 08/31/10 - 11:25 pm
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psst.

psst.

KSL
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KSL 08/31/10 - 11:31 pm
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Good evening, mm.

Good evening, mm.

KSL
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KSL 08/31/10 - 11:33 pm
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Never expected to hear from

Never expected to hear from you, LB. Thanks.

KSL
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KSL 08/31/10 - 11:34 pm
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Was I too outspoken? I don't

Was I too outspoken? I don't have an ox in her ditch. I just care about Augusta a whole lot.

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Dixieman 08/31/10 - 11:55 pm
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This lady is going to be

This lady is going to be very, very sad in early November when the tsunami at the polls washes over her.

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sjgraci 09/01/10 - 01:22 am
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And a Saudi funder of the

And a Saudi funder of the Park Center Islamic Cultural Center that faux news and its minions have been screaming hysterically against just happens to be the second largest investor in murdochs media empire. Silly Fools.

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GGpap 09/01/10 - 02:46 am
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I whole heartedly agree with

I whole heartedly agree with the LTE writer's 1st three sentences; but it's too bad she didn't complete the list of DUPES that Murdoch also controls via his media fiefdom.

Who did she leave out? Obviously all of the sheeple that slaver and slobber over the talking points of the likes of Murdoch's "controlled "slaves;" namely Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly, and those that appear on their "fair and balanced" manipulated partisan interviews.

Oh, you want proof, documentation...clear the cobwebs from your minds duped ones...the proof is televised every night, 24/7, on the Fox News (a misnomer) channel...and the 100 mile to the "right" pseudo conservatives that post here daily.

GGpap

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gijoe7898 09/01/10 - 03:20 am
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GGpap, won'tt try to smear

GGpap, won'tt try to smear you, but look out. November should give you a vacation. Look on the bright side. Murdoch became a US citizen and Pelosi and Reid can tax the hell out of him.

But seriously. There is Fox News and....everyone else. It really is telling how you libs are ranting about Fox. It's the only media threat to total lib domination. Thankfully, it is the only news outlet that tries to balance their presentations. I listen via XM often. Numerous times, they have guest from the conservative side and say that they invited a liberal contemporary who turned them down.

I surmise that libs don't appear on Fox because they won't get the softball questions that any other outlet throws their way. Rant all you want, Fox does ask tough questions to both sides, provided that a lib shows up. If not, there are lib contributors that always step up.

And true to your form, pappy, you spout rehashed rhetoric. Who, exactly, are you trying to influence? The wave is coming on pappy. Your fav nightly news shows are on life support. MSNBC is a corporate sinkhole. Fox is gaining viewers by leaps and bounds. There is a good reason for the ratings change. It's just like these Nov elections. You, obviously, continue to keep on the blinders that more and more Americans are taking off. Enjoy your attitude, cynicysm and sour outlook on this country. Misery enjoys company, right?

There are a majority of us ready to get this ship righted and on the course it was designed to be on from way back in 1776. Freedom, liberty, private property and self determination. We'll do it with or without you pappy. Great thing is, either way, you can still enjoy the fruits of our endeavor.

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orgpsych 09/01/10 - 03:58 am
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Kool-Aid! Get your Kool-Aid

Kool-Aid! Get your Kool-Aid right here.

We got Red ... we got Blue ... we got brown (they like to call it tea) ... we got green ... and we got something that I can't quite describe. But, hey, it's all Kool-Aid. It all does the same thing.

Have a sip and never be bothered by those pesky independent thoughts again. Life will be blissfuly vanilla (or chocolate or raspberry or whatever color flips your political switch) and you will see the world through rose colored contact lenses that you won't even know you have on.

Yes, sir. get your Kool-Aid right here. Don't push,there's plenty for everyone.

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Roeschen 09/01/10 - 05:26 am
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People used to come here

People used to come here legally, work hard, learn to speak English and become Americans. Now they come here in the dark of night, never attempt to speak English, get on the welfare roles, and never become Americans - but the Democrats wish to make them voters --- erh I mean citizens. Gloria - please tell me - if there is only opportunity in this country for the elite, why do so many people give up their homeland, their way of life, leave their families, and come to this country? If not for the opportunity to make it, then why? Your LTE holds no water.

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johnston.cliff 09/01/10 - 05:47 am
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Thank you Gloria for

Thank you Gloria for representing your side. All of the people that agree with you will vote to keep Dems in office and the rest of America will vote to replace the socialists, hopefully with people that understand our constitution and its intent.

Wealth envy is ugly in this country.

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csrareader 09/01/10 - 05:51 am
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The letter writer, as one of

The letter writer, as one of her husband's minions, has no credibility. In her perfect world, anyone who disagrees with the democrats' "give it to me free and give it to me now" philosophy is a bigot, divisive and full of hatred. Maybe someday she will start thinking for herself and stop taking directions from her husband.

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nofanofobama 09/01/10 - 05:59 am
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sometimes you just dont know

sometimes you just dont know what to say to the left..they find fault in everything..especially those who sacrificed for this country and who love this country..like those at the rally...no its a sad day when you have to defend grandpa and grandma for voicing their love for this country...

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Dixieman 09/01/10 - 06:23 am
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csrareader - people are

csrareader - people are allowed to disagree? You must be one of those right-wing hatemongers!!

My Take
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My Take 09/01/10 - 07:25 am
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It’s sad and amusing at the

It’s sad and amusing at the same time to watch the liberals go crying and screaming into the minority party they so rightly deserve. Poor ole Gloria is a washed up liberal witch who will go back to her favorite sport of bashing Republicans.

If you think Gloria is mad now about losing congress and possibly the senate, just wait until we through Hussein Obama out on the street or better yet out of the country in 2012.

It will be absolutely delicious watching Gloria go apoplectic.

PS, Gloria I didn’t know you had so many fans-------NOT

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justthefacts 09/01/10 - 07:49 am
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You can feel the desperation

You can feel the desperation in this letter.

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confederatelady319 09/01/10 - 07:56 am
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Looking at the opinion

Looking at the opinion yesterday about the beck rally,i see where many of you slammed on Grouse,Rhetor and Notreally like a screen door in a Hurricane.I think they need to sign on to the endangered speices list and i'll add the Greenbums.

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