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Ed Driscoll

Salt Lake Tribune Blood Libels Glenn Beck

July 31st, 2013 - 6:40 pm

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With a headline like “Commentary: Glenn Beck’s Nazi Exhibit,” do you think the pro-Obama Salt Lake Tribune has it in for Beck, or what?

If they’re simply whoring for hits, they’ve succeeded, as both Twitchy and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze have picked up on the story. As Erica Ritz notes at the latter Website, “some members of Glenn Beck’s staff [are] so disgusted that they say they’d be happy if he took legal action”:

The Salt Lake Tribune published an opinion piece on July 27 by an “art historian and educator” named Alexandra Karl that has some members of Glenn Beck’s staff so disgusted that they say they’d be happy if he took legal action.

Titled “Karl: Glenn Beck’s Nazi Exhibit,” the op-ed is both riddled with factual inaccuracies and filled with horrific implications about Beck’s character.

“Beyond plain unadulterated stupidity,” is how Beck’s co-host Pat Gray described it on radio Tuesday. “That’s character assassination and defamation territory.”

The opinion piece begins by getting the name and location of Beck’s “Man in the Moon” event wrong (it has been updated to correct the location as of this article’s writing, but not the name), before claiming certain items at the “Independence Through History” museum Beck created for the event came from his “personal collection,” though he doesn’t actually own them.

But far more offensive was the implication, Gray said, that Beck is a “Nazi sympathizer.”

Twitchy collects some amusing cheat and retreat tweets from the paper in defense of running the article, from which we’ve learned that “Opinion editor Vern Anderson evaluates all reader submissions” — and apparently runs the zaniest stuff he can get his hands on. And that the paper has the chutzpah to tweet Beck and ask him, “Are you willing to speak with one of our reporters about the response to a recent op-ed about you in The Salt Lake Tribune?” Because after smearing you, we’d love some quotes from you as well to pour more gasoline on the fire. And along the way, approves running the article because it explores “tea party sensibilities and personal values.”

Because yeah, a small government tea party libertarian such as Beck is a crypto-Nazi, who has brilliantly disguised his sympathies by reminding his viewers of the enormity of the blood that was shed during the 20th century by both National and International Socialism on his show:

Update: Keep digging: “My original title was ‘on Glenn Beck, the Tea Party and neo-Nazism.’ I understand the need to edit for space.”

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Because yeah, a small government tea party libertarian such as Beck is a crypto-Nazi, who has brilliantly disguised his sympathies..."

Projection is the domain of the Left. So of course a lefty rag is going to paint Beck as a fascist.
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Beck is establishing his own media, The Blaze web site and Blaze TV, to fight the MSM (Lame Stream Media/State-Run Media). This is much more effective than seeking a libel judgment, which will only re-publish and spread the Salt Lake Tribune's lies about him. Beck is far from perfect, but he is smart, rich and media savvy - he needn't worry about gnat-brained "journalists" like Ms. karl.
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When a regime owns the media, lock, stock and barrel, is there anything pernicious which they won't execute on its behalf? And it is this nexus which will bring America, sooner than later, to its knees. Their corrosive influence cannot tolerate free thinkers, as they bow down to The one, as well as heart Obama Inc's radical, revolutionary 'transformation' - http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/30/u-s-leftist-media-in-the-service-of-a-radical-revolutionary-obama-administration-what-can-go-wrongcommentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

As such, what can go wrong? Everything! BTW, this is why the alternative media - of which Beck is now a huge part of - is in their cross hairs.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
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The Trib regularly steps over the line in hate rant no more than any of the many other Socialist rags. They all feed from the same spigot of the Progressive propaganda machine. The only surprising thing is that their slander writers only reached this far. I think that they may have been taken by surprise by the number of people outside their echo chamber who got uppity. The Trib is used to an overly polite conservative population who tolerates their rants.
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Gotta watch out for those small-government cryptonazi's - the nexct thing you know there will be federal agents knocking on your door to ask why you're googling pressure cookers...

Oh wait... that's the *current* big-government administration ...
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I was considering moving my small company to Utah. If, however, is such vicious libel is indicative of the people there, I see no point in making the move.
1 year ago
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Texas has Austin. The rest of the state is great, overall.

Utah is not a "liberal bastion" by any means.
1 year ago
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Just avoid Salt Lake County, that's where all the loons congregate. The rest of the state is good.
1 year ago
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Actually, living in Salt Lake County is pretty good. The loons control the city proper, but not the rest of the state.
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It's not the people, Jim. It's the liberals.
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I wonder, their must be plenty of people with money in Salt lake City, and most of them are conservative Mormons. Why dont they get together and found a conservative paper, that would put this leftie rag out of business. I cant imagine very many readers in Salt Lake are very happy with that paper, probably only suscribe for local news reporting, and would be eager to drop them if a conservative compeditor was there.
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there are other papers. the deseret news for one. but it's not pc so it doesn't get the free pr from other cities leftist birdcage liner.
1 year ago
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There are other, better newspapers. They just don't have the cachet of the big city title.
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Well, surprise, surprise! Turns out Mormons aren't as monolithically conservative as most non-Mormons think they are.

Also, the Greater Salt Lake area is "only" about 60% Mormon.
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The good news is that, according to an article that ran in the SLTrib in April, their circulation is down substantially. Hopefully that trend will continue.
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What else do you expect from people who wear tampons as earrings?
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Just when I thought the LSM could not show any more of its backside, the Salt Lake Tribune comes through. Denis Leary had a song that fits the ownership and management of the Tribune. They should learn it by heart and sing it at every opportunity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_KDAicF0Yo
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I lived in Salt Lake City for a few years, and we used to suffer a phenomenon called, "lake stink." When the wind was just right, so they say, the odor from the Great Salt Lake descends on the city. Sort of a fishy, rotted kind of smell. They say it was due to the brine shrimp, the only thing that lives in the lake. It was always reported as part of the weather news.

I have to wonder, though, if you charted the incidents of lake stink, if you would find some correlation with Salt Lake Tribune staff meetings.....


Just wondering, mind you....
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Because yeah, a small government tea party libertarian such as Beck is a crypto-Nazi, who has brilliantly disguised his sympathies..."

Projection is the domain of the Left. So of course a lefty rag is going to paint Beck as a fascist.
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It isn't hard for the MSM - they consider the Israelis "Nazis," too.
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The only time the left doesn't see Nazis is when they should -- when they look into a mirror.
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