Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: Glenn Beck

Jan.
14th

SHOOTING: Hate talk is anti-patriotic

Re: “Delusions – not politics- drove Arizona gunman” (Charles Krauthammer column and cartoon, 1-13).

While i agree the shooting is not an indictment of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ record, it is an indictment of Arizona’s same-day gun permit. I am all for the right to bear arms, but think it’s ridiculous that one can get a semiautomatic weapon without a reasonable background check and waiting period.

Yes, the perpetrator is a nut job. So is Sarah Palin if she thinks those of us familiar with guns believe the cross-hairs on her website were surveyor’s marks.

Palin and Glenn Beck’s hate talk

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Jan.
3rd

GOP: Writer parrots Republican talking points

Re: “Democrats: Admit that you were lied to” (letter 1-1).

Of all the letters to the editor you must get, why print ones that merely recite Republican talking points like this one? His letter blaming Democrats for everything since the Great Depression is inflammatory and adds nothing at all to the discourse.

The writer promotes dismantling our government’s “stupid programs” like Social Security, Medicare, and the departments of agriculture and education, without any explanation why. He’s obviously just repeating what he hears from people like Glenn Beck. The TNT is “catapulting the propaganda,” as George W. Bush would say, and

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Nov.
8th

COLUMN: Robinson is right, not a racist

Calling Eugene Robinson a racist (letter, 11-6) miscasts his argument in an attempt to dodge its merits.

Robinson wrote: “It’s not racist to criticize President Obama, it’s not racist to have conservative views . . . Bush was vilified by critics while he was in office, but not with the suggestion that somehow the government had been seized or usurped.”

Meanwhile, moral philosophers like Glenn Beck and Rand Paul tell us to “restore honor in America,” that we must “turn our face back to the values and principles that made us great,” and “to take back our government.”

Robinson responds

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Oct.
12th

ATTACKS ON OBAMA: Who pays Glenn Beck and Karl Rove?

Let’s pin this down further. Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity all work, in some capacity for Fox News.

Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a wealthy man who is not an American citizen. That is a fact. So a bunch of Republican politicians who appear on camera are paid by a foreign corporation owned by a foreigner.

The Chamber of Commerce also employs as lobbyists many of these same people. Now, if the Chamber isn’t accepting money from foreign corporations, or those American corporations who are shipping jobs overseas, why not fully disclose where

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Sep.
7th

GLENN BECK: Letter writer shows blind loyalty

A letter writer states (9-7) that by Glenn Beck doing his homework, and making unproven statements about our president and “liberation theology,” he (Beck) was able to attract 500,000 people to a rally in D.C.

First, the National Park Service estimated the crowd to between 100,000 and 300,000. Second, the rally had nothing to do with Beck’s off-the-wall statement about liberation theology. Just because Beck said it doesn’t make it correct and factual. The statement is not true and just illustrates Beck’s deep-seated hatred for this president, and how he uses these type statements and words to generate support

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Sep.
3rd

RELIGION: Glenn Beck did his homework

Re: “Beck needs to do his homework” (letter, 9-2).

Gee, If Glenn Beck didn’t do his homework, as the writer suggested, how do you suppose he managed to round up around 500,00 people, including 240 religious leaders of different faiths, to attend his “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington, D.C.?

The writer obviously did not do his homework, or he would have known what Beck was referring to when he made the statement in an interview on Fox News Sunday that people are not recognizing President Obama’s version of Christianity, which is termed “Liberation Theology.”

Beck and anyone familiar with Liberation

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Sep.
2nd

GLENN BECK: Focus on policy, not religious beliefs

Re: “Beck digs deeper on Obama’s beliefs” (TNT, 8-30).

I find it hard to understand Glenn Beck saying, “People aren’t recognizing (President Obama’s) version of Christianity” when many Christians do not recognize the faith to which Beck belongs (Mormonism) as being Christian. Those who share different theologies within a particular religion are not the same as those who come from different religions all together.

My hope is that the American public will see through the personal attacks on our president and address their efforts to properly channeling criticisms of all our public servants based on policy and job performance.

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