Writer is confused on divisiveness

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I always relish reading the letters written by Lowell or Gloria Greenbaum for their entertainment value and I'm rarely disappointed. Mrs. Greenbaum, in her Sept. 1 letter ("Murdoch's minions preach divisiveness"), calls to task Rupert Murdoch for his ownership of the "evil" Fox News and its staff of reporters, primarily Glenn Beck, whom she labels as spewing "hatred, bigotry and divisiveness."

If you've ever watched the Glenn Beck time slot on Fox News, you have seen that what he has to "spew" is a far cry from hatred, bigotry and divisiveness -- unless divisiveness is defined as any position opposed to that of the current Democratic Party in power.

Mrs. Greenbaum would do well to be less disingenuous and more specific in her accusations.

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GAterp
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GAterp 09/11/10 - 10:15 pm
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No comment.

No comment.

terminusmundi
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terminusmundi 09/12/10 - 01:54 am
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I'm confused on what exactly

I'm confused on what exactly is the point of this letter. It seems to be nothing more than a "nuh-uhh!" response.

Also, GAterp, does your owner know you're on the computer? Puppies should be supervised on the Internet at all times.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 09/12/10 - 04:15 am
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Gaterp, well done. Your best

Gaterp, well done. Your best post, by far.

chasboy
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chasboy 09/12/10 - 05:32 am
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I don't understand thie point

I don't understand thie point of this letter either but I haven't had enough coffee yet.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 09/12/10 - 05:56 am
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Funny, the liberals own both
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Funny, the liberals own both houses of congress AND the White House, yet the country's economy is in the pooper. I thought Obama was going to save us from all the boogey men in the banking industry and Wall Street by "redistributing the wealth." And with all this, all the liberals can do is whine and moan about Glenn Beck, Rush, Sarah Palin, and Fox News. As for hate being spewed, have you ever listened to Fat Al Sharpton's radio show on the internet? Talk about venom, and guess who its always aimed at.

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Rhetor 09/12/10 - 06:22 am
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The difference, Southernguy,

The difference, Southernguy, is that hardly anybody takes Al Sharpton seriously, while a great many Americans mistakenly think that Fox and Glenn Beck and their ilk are informative.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/12/10 - 06:51 am
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NewHere
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NewHere 09/12/10 - 06:49 am
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Glen beck is a lunatic.

Glen beck is a lunatic.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/12/10 - 06:51 am
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NewHere..........what do you

NewHere..........what do you plan to back up your childish insult with?

Rhetor
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Rhetor 09/12/10 - 06:51 am
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Just about every week, Glenn

Just about every week, Glenn Beck tells people that he is not an expert on anything and that he is just an entertainer. Quite honest of him, actually. Sadly, his listeners don't believe him.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/12/10 - 06:56 am
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I guess just say he's a

I guess just say he's a lunatic, but back it up with nothing............usual sophomoric, liberal response.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 09/12/10 - 07:26 am
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Libbies never get the point.
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Libbies never get the point. Narcissism gets in their way.

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dashiel 09/12/10 - 08:49 am
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When a handful of Republicans

When a handful of Republicans become a fist they can stop almost anything. They assure their constituents that government doesn't work, then ask to be re-elected so they can continue to prove it. More Republicans could do more? More what? Most of us already have plenty of nothing. If your net worth is below $5 million and you continue to vote Republican, you could be suffering from stage 4 optirectumitis.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/12/10 - 08:54 am
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I guess it would be better to

I guess it would be better to vote for those who want you to be dependent on them? When the poor keep voting for the Democrats, who strive to keep them poor and dependent on the Government, they might be in stage 5!

maggiemae
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maggiemae 09/12/10 - 09:07 am
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Glenn Beck.. The flyover by

Glenn Beck.. The flyover by geese in the V-formation just as his rally began was something to see. No jet flyover allowed, but it wasn't needed.
The geese! Wow! ..that was different. Nature has so much beauty, it takes your breath away.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/12/10 - 09:16 am
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maggiemae.........you know

maggiemae.........you know why one side of the "V" is longer than the other?

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 09/12/10 - 09:22 am
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For those of you who believe
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For those of you who believe the economy is something that gets fixed overnight are disillusioned. It takes MANY YEARS to turn things around. As for Beck- I believe he can be put into the same boat as "The Great Divider"- I won't mention the person's name who leads that group- don't want the people in Crawford, TX to revolt.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/12/10 - 09:24 am
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Truckin....in order to fix

Truckin....in order to fix the economy, you have to do things that make it better. What has this admin done that has made ANYTHING better? It's not even doing what they said it will do, so they clearly don't know what they are doing. Remember "the stimulus will keep unemployment <8%?" Sound familiar?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/12/10 - 09:25 am
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And I think it's clear to

And I think it's clear to anyone who can think that Obama has divided the nation more than any President in history.

So crates
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So crates 09/12/10 - 09:38 am
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All I see on the Fox version

All I see on the Fox version of the Glenn Beck show is a man living with poorly treated bipolar condition. It's like Prince: under Warner Brothers rigid hand he created some of the best pop in the '80's. Liberated from his contract and freed to do whatever he wanted, his music just went to suckville. Same with Glenn Beck. On CNN, he made some valid points and left the viewer some room to think. Let loose on FOX we see what he really thinks, and that stuff is just nutty theater.

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TheFederalist 09/12/10 - 09:49 am
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Mr Bedell, your letter is

Mr Bedell, your letter is true, of course, but it has obviously given all the left wing fringe here another opportunity to start beating the dead horse again, and I am getting pretty tired of the stench.

Rush...blah..evil..yadda..Beck..blah,,haters..Fox...nutjobs...blah..yadda yadda..ad nauseam. Just like a tired old comedian, the liberal whiners need to get some new material. Wait....just several weeks now until November! OMG!

Oh...sweet November! It will be with delicious anticipation that I will await that fateful day for the liberal mafia, and watch in glee, as many are rewarded for their liberal lunacy, and are hoisted, kicking and screaming, on their own petards! Hit the door loosers! Do not pass the buck! Do not forget your belongings!

Please, someone pass the popcorn! Down in front!

TheFederalist
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TheFederalist 09/12/10 - 10:03 am
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So crates, if you think the

So crates, if you think the Glenn Beck show is, "stuff is just nutty theater", then I think you need a refresher course in just that subject. Therefore, I direct you to the following shows on MSNBC. Keith Olberman, Ed Shultz, Chris Matthews, and Racheal Maddow.

These folks make Glenn Beck look like a timid Sunday school teacher, by comparison. OMG. Please....try an analogy that at least has some point in fact. These people are worse than Glenn ever was on his worst day!
Some of the words used daily by these folks. Nutjobs, Wackos, Right Wing Loons, Tan Man, etc. These are heard daily.

Both Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann are well known for their on air antics, especially when it comes to expressing disdain for conservatives and conservative ideas. At one point, during the 2008 campaign, both Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann were removed by MSNBC as on air anchors for political events, their antics and on air bickering had gotten so bad.

I'll see your Glenn Beck, and raise you a Chris, Rachael, Ed, and Keith!

So crates
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So crates 09/12/10 - 10:21 am
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Fed, I don't deny your point,

Fed, I don't deny your point, but who talks about these people? They aren't as far out there. That's why people are still seeing Elvis years after his death but nobody sees Pat Boone, and he's still alive.

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dichotomy 09/12/10 - 10:34 am
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"The Great Divider"? You must

"The Great Divider"? You must be talking about Obama/Pelosi/Ried. All I know is that I was doing fine until the Democrats took control of Congress in 2006. Within 2 years the mortgage market crashed and the whole economy followed. Four years later, and with the Democrats still in control, the deficit has quadrupled and unemployment is officially almost 10% and unofficially around 15% and the HUGE BILL for Obamacare is coming down the track like a freight train. Every policy the Democrats have is an anti-business economy killer from forcing banks to give mortgage loans to unqualified people, uncertainty about the costs of Obamacare and taxes, and the continuous payoffs to the union bosses. If you want to talk about "The Great Divider" you had better set your sights on a different target.....you know, the one currently in Washington.....if he ain't on vacation. He seems to be an expert at dividing taxpayers from their money, dividing seniors from their healthcare, dividing voters from protection from the New Black Panthers, dividing Arizona citizens from protection from illegal alien criminals, and dividing businesses from any incentive to hire people and invest in their business. I'm sorry folks, but the fact is you put the Democrats in charge of Congress in 2006 and the recession started within months and still continues. Business has given their vote of "no confidence" in the Democrats because they know the Democrat party has become radicalized socialists and are firmly anti free market, anti business, and anti personal wealth......for everyone but them. They love being the ruling class but they want the rest of us wearing Mao jackets, saying "comrade" a lot, and making the same minimum wage as their core constituency. When the current crop of radical liberal Democrats talk about "equality" they are not speaking of equal opportunity or equal protection, they mean equal financially by force of government. If they can't bring their contituents up to your financial standards then they will take you down to their's.....just like they have done with our schools, our healthcare under Obamacare, and everything else they put under government control. Their view of being a "Uniter" is for them to "unite" someone else with YOUR money forcibly under federal law.

TheFederalist
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TheFederalist 09/12/10 - 10:50 am
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"Fed, I don't deny your

"Fed, I don't deny your point, but who talks about these people? They aren't as far out there."
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That, sir, is the entire point. The only reason we hear so much about Fox, Rush, Beck and Palin, is that they are the only things on the mind of the liberal press, and their favorite persons to demonize. Oh, but they do an excellent job! It all has to do with the liberal bias in the press, that we continually talk about them, and the complicit press obsessivley dotes on every word they utter, and trash them unmercilessly, day in and day out.

If it were not so, then we would indeed be talking about the hateful words and liberal hate speak hurled at the right daily by MSNBC, and others.

Someday, maybe the lamestream media will regain some of the impartiality that they once possessed. Until then, they are morally bankrupt, totally in lock step with the POTUS and his cronies, and will continue to "wag the dog", trashing the right, as that is their mission, and the only reason for their existance at the moment.

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CorporalGripweed 09/12/10 - 11:57 am
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Yeah AC editorial

Yeah AC editorial staff...PLEASE run another letter by Mr. or Mrs. Greenbaum. I haven't had a great laugh in such a long,long time. And those two?Well they just write the most side-splitting humor.And the great thing is they actually believe this stuff. November will be a slam dunk.

So crates
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So crates 09/12/10 - 12:07 pm
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You hear so much about FOX

You hear so much about FOX because they make it so moronically obvious that they are biased. You hear so much about Rush because he yells and sounds mean whenever he says things. You hear so much about Palin because she opens her mouth and the comedians just start writing, verbatim, whatever comes out (due to the fact that its just so dumb, its hilarious). Glenn Beck, seeing no other avenue, has either taken the performance to an entirely new level of absurd or he truly is mentally ill. In a saturated media, you have to do something to stand out and profit. Exploiting the crudest in humanity, however, is reprehensible.

CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 09/12/10 - 12:17 pm
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Great point, wheras we KNOW

Great point, wheras we KNOW ABC,CBS,NBC,MSNBC,CNN,NPR, aren't biased,right?Neither are John Stewart, David Letterman, Arianna Huffington, etc? Come on. There's enough bias to go around. It's called
free-speech. It's only when the Dems start to lose the battle of speech do they bark about bias. Their problem is the country is turning right in a repudiation of current leftist policies and it's driving the left bonkers.

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mable8 09/12/10 - 12:34 pm
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If you have really watched

If you have really watched Glenn Beck, you would find that he is providing information that is sorely needed: ACCURATE HISTORY of this Nation. At least he IS honest in what he says; if you don't like the man, turn the channel---at least you can tune into that idiotic, foaming at the mouth Chris Matthews and get a thrill up your leg (and just how far that thrill goes is strictly up to you!).

Dixieman
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Dixieman 09/12/10 - 12:58 pm
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I do not read any LTEs signed

I do not read any LTEs signed by Mr. or Mrs. Greenbaum as they never contain anything that is true or will make me any wiser.

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