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Salon: Questioning the death of Glenn Beck’s mother in Tacoma

Post by Lewis Kamb / The News Tribune on Sep. 22, 2009 at 10:51 am with 13 Comments »
September 22, 2009 10:51 am

Writing for Salon this week, Alexander Zaitchik reports about Glenn Beck’s connections to Washington state.
The report, which includes references to The News Tribune’s coverage of the 1979 drowning death of Beck’s mother in Commencement Bay, raises questions about whether Beck is telling the truth about that tragic event: Was it suicide, as Beck claims, or was it an accident?

The controversial radio and television talk show host, who stirred a furor over his branding of President Barack Obama as a “racist” earlier this year, is expected to travel to his boyhood home of Mt. Vernon this weekend to accept the key to the city. The event has drawn widespread controversy in his hometown in bucolic Skagit County.

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  1. Palin2012 says:

    Eh, this guy makes me sick. Crazy propaganda and he screams like a girl when in debate. I’m ashamed he is from Washington State. Connecticut can have him back asap!

  2. Palin 2012; I wouldn’t dinify your coment by peeing on your leg, Just a quote of a prominant Democrat speaking to a consituant at a town ahll recently. Say wht you want about Beck and WA but he will fill Safeco Field with people who want o hear what he has to say.

  3. Palin2012 says:

    wmscott why so mad? Sorry but this guy is bad for America period. Whether your lib or cons.

  4. Drek2305 says:

    Screaming during debates is great if you have the mentality of a six year old. It’s a diversion tool when you have nothing of substance to say.

  5. Really, who cares how she died in 1979 ………thirty years ago. Why is the a story?????

  6. It’s a story because liberals hate him and want to find some sh*t to throw back at him…. also because he called Obama a ‘racist’ earlier this year. So they want to get back at him and show him a thing or two!

  7. Circumstances surrounding Beck’s mothers death would not be an issue if he wasn’t making “waves” for the left. No pun intended.

  8. Boazo, just a basic grammar check for you….. If you’re going to call somebody an idiot, try to spell correctly. “Your an idiot” is an improper use of the term and should be replaced by “you’re an idiot”. It’s not that tough. So now you’ve made yourself out to be the idiotic hypocrite. Good job. You’ve just been shot with your own gun.

  9. Doesn’t he look like Kevin Phelps?

  10. oldjeepdog says:

    It seems strange that an event that occurred when GB was 15 or 20 is a noteworthy news story now that he is a celebrated radio personality. Even stranger, how is that when Ted Kennedy (DRUNK-MA) leaves a campaign aid to die in his sinking car during a drunken booty call but this is not a story, EVER. No, I don’t see any hipocracy or liberal bias in the media.

  11. I am completely blown away by the lack of coverage not only of the 9/12 march on Washington, DC on September 12th that had an estimated half a million plus American’s in attendance, but the lack of coverage of Van Jones, a confessed communist and the Green Jobs special adviser (“czar”) who just quite under fire and the other questionable “czar’s” our president has surrounded himself with and now once again another ACORN scandal.

    Isn’t it strange and outrages to say the least, that an event that occurred in Glen Becks life some 30 years ago is a noteworthy front page news story, but an out of control government and questionable “czar’s”, have had little or no coverage. Not ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and most local newspaper media. And yes, not even from the Tacoma News Tribune. Why is this?

    Doesn’t’ the mainstream media think the American people have a right to be informed on these very, very, importance issues? Informed without bias to any one political party? What’s happened to good journalism does it even exist in the mainstream media anymore? It’s no wonder ratings are going down and newspaper press is about to be a thing of the past.

    It’s apparent that we can’t seem to agree on anything anymore in this nation and our government seems to become more and more corrupt as time passes. Corruption is a sickness like a spreading cancer. It has infested our nation for years and Washington needs to be quarantined until this cancer is stopped: Nothing in; nothing out; Stop the Spending! Stop Passing Bills! American’s need to insist that our representatives pass nothing until the corruption is stopped. Republicans should begin the corruption cleanup of the GOP and the Democrats clean out the corruption in the Democratic Party. We all know it’s there — and the politicians do too!

    When will the media start reporting on these important issues instead of front page stories like “Questioning the death of Glenn Beck’s mother in Tacoma”? You call this journalism?? I don’t!

  12. Fantastic information in your post, I watched this report on television yesterday about this same thing and since I am getting married next month and the timing couldn’t have been better! thanks for the post!

  13. Kristine Popp says:

    Come back the prefer.

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