‘It’s laughable’: Washington Post’s hit piece debunked by Glenn Beck fan who called into radio show

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In a move that will surprise absolutely no one, several mainstream media outlets published stories on Glenn’s ‘We Will Not Conform’ event that didn’t exactly represent the event in the best light. But perhaps the absolute worst offender was Lyndsey Layton at The Washington Post, who managed to insult not just Glenn but the people in the audience in her report. Thankfully, one of the people quoted in the article called into the radio show to make some corrections and give the other side of Layton’s story, including the clear agenda the reporter had going into the show.

Here’s a portion of Layton’s story:

“This one is being won,” Beck said from a soundstage in Texas, his image broadcast to audience members who paid $20 a ticket. “It’s being won and these are your allies in the fight.You’ve felt alone, but we have lots of allies.”

The 17 people gathered at the Regal 13 Cinema in Rockville, Md., might be forgiven for feeling alone. The audience was sprinkled throughout the rows of the darkened theater, and when Beck implored his viewers to turn to their neighbors and introduce themselves, most people faced empty seats.

Ryan Miner, 28, traveled to Rockville from Hagerstown and sat in the middle of the theater with his girlfriend, Kim Euler, who was eating popcorn.

Miner is running for the board of education in Washington County, Md., on an anti-Common Core platform. “I wanted to be able to talk more intelligently about it,” he said, explaining why he came.

“They’re so predictable,” Glenn said. “It’s hysterical.”

“I said, because I knew the press particularly and the Post, they would not travel anywhere except in their own little elite circles. So they would only go to someplace in New York and someplace in the Beltway,” he continued.”And I said if you happen to be someplace in suburban Beltway around the capital you’re probably there by yourself, but don’t worry you’re not alone the NSA is watching you. I should have said The Washington Post was watching you.”

Glenn took particular issue with lines like “Kim Euler, who was eating popcorn” and “his image broadcast to audience members who paid $20 a ticket”, which were clearly intended to paint the audience as “fatties” and “dopes” and Glenn as an egomaniac only out for money.

Does that narrative sound familiar?

Thankfully, Ryan Miner, mentioned in Layton’s story, called in to share the details on what really happened.

According to Miner, who Layton dedicated one line to, talked to the reporter long enough for her to take several pages of notes. But the one line she used  from the conversation made it sound like he didn’t know what he was talking about when it came to Common Core, when in reality they spoke about their concerns at length.

Miner explained, “The reporter thought I had absolutely no comprehension of Common Core before I came in there. That was one of my quotes that I offered in a copious probably six to seven page spread of notes that she took. And she extrapolated one quote and made this to make me sound like I was a doofus and that I’ve come here from the far right wing because, you know, I’m running for the board of education.”

Miner said it was clear from the start that she had an agenda to discredit Glenn and the event, and she used the people in that theater as pawns to fit that story.

“We were really, really furious when this article came out yesterday,” he said. “It was an exploitation. She had a defined narrative going into this. We were pawns that fit into that narrative.”

  • Nathaniel

    Sounds like someone else is a money hungry egomaniac trying to sell papers for her money hungry bosses. Of course, we aren’t at all surprised at anything that journalists do anymore, especially those that have the name Washington in their company name.

  • Anonymous

    Not Journalist, propagandists.

  • Anonymous

    Over the past few decades, every single news story that I had first hand knowledge about, the author got the story way wrong. In one case, I think it was basic incompetence. In one particular story, I believe the reporter deliberately distorted and sensationalized the story.

  • Mike Barnes

    “I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”–Hillary Clinton
    Guess THAT doesn’t apply anymore.

  • RandPaulBallz21

    That article made me want to go buy a Big Gulp filled with sodie pop!

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Well I guess the Washington Post thinks women cannot and should not think for themselves.

  • ANTHONY CLIFFORD

    I read the Washington Post’s article. They should fire that reporter. She doesn’t know the difference between being a pundit and being a reporter. She interjected opinion into the article several times. It’s like that reporter that got fired for doing a report about a cop in Jersey City being murdered. He was fired for saying that inner city families that don’t have fathers was the cause for the lack of social responsibility in the poorer communities. The news station was justified in firing him for putting opinion into a story. The Washington Post would likewise be justified firing Lyndsey Layton for a similar lapse in journalistic integrity.

  • Anonymous

    Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin simply told us to lie about everything and that is what opened my eyes and I changed Parties.

  • Anonymous

    Popcorn is fattening?? I got more of the impression the ‘journalist’ wanted to make it appear that the audience viewed this as entertainment. (I wonder how many people who see Michael Moore movies or Algore’s fraudumentary on global warming brought in popcorn and a Big Gulp.)

  • Anonymous

    I guess you don’t understand that journalism as you knew it is now gone forever. If you are a leftist, you can inject your opinions into stories. If you are a conservative and do it, you get fired.

  • ANTHONY CLIFFORD

    This is one of the many reasons i seldom read articles from the Post. Even Politico is better at reporting just the facts than the Post.

  • Anonymous

    I was there for “We Will Not Conform” and I ate buttered popcorn and drank a fully loaded Coca Cola while enjoying myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post is nothing more than a progressive shill than she is anything close to a real journalist. A real journalist goes into a story with no preconceived ideas or opinions, yet that is exactly what all of today’s so called “reporters” seem to do. Don’t look for the story, just make it up as you want the narrative to read. Journalism schools have become just like law schools…don’t teach the students to find the facts just teach them to follow their own opinions and biases!

  • madmemere

    The media (in general) should be referred to as “the lamestream propaganda machine”! There are too “few” good ones, that report real news (factually); there are also far too few “real” investigative reporters, but I do know a “few”!

  • Vinchenz

    What did you expect from the paper that shills for Hamas and totally ignores that they use their own children as shields as they provoke Israel? WaPo is a joke – a very unserious newspaper – more like HuffPo and MSNBC – and the NYTimes.

  • Anonymous

    You get x number of words in an article, a lot of notes don’t get used. but you take and keep them because you never know when you might have a story later that is relevant.

  • David Slaughter

    Winston Churchill is quoted as observing that “the best argument against a democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” It does not take nearly five minutes with the average reporter. We simply have to become more informed – to counter those who refuse to do so.

  • Bob Kelley

    18 comments after 7 hours? That pretty much confirms the groundswell of support for Beck and his “long con”. Hey, at least he got more media coverage of CommonCore….as compared to the zero coverage of his other latest publicity stunt….the border pee into the ocean trip.

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  • joyce wood

    I went to the theater, I sat in the dark, I ate popcorn…and I loved the show.

  • the teleprompter

    “… Education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they will be incapable of thinking or acting otherwise than their schoolmaster would have wished.”

    –Bertrand Russell

  • http://drudgereport.com/ Myles Standish

    Read the “other” Washington paper of note. THEY have their act together, and drive liberals nuts with the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. What more can you ask of a legit newspaper that actually still believes that tyranny is a BAD thing?!? YES, there are still a few of them out there. Very few, but the WASHINGTON TIMES is most definitely one of them! Give them your support. Visit their site. Subscribe. Read Wes Pruden’s twice-a-week columns. A newspaper grounded in THE TRUTH!!

    No, I don’t work for them or get paid to make comments like this. I do it because they deserve it. A beacon of light in a district of evil!

  • Anonymous

    Incompetence on the road again, the libs have a plethora of nincompoops and neer-do-wells to draw from lead by elites who suck up tax monies never accounted for…

  • JESUSfreeq Dad

    Bullcrap it doesn’t apply! I LOVE getting in libtards’ faces! ;^)

  • GclefGinger

    Oh wait. I have learned so much here. Let’s abandon logic and concerned thought and cares. Glenn, you work too hard….just pour on those charms (link to “sexy eyes, by Dr. John Hook)…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ3DWa_QLO4

    :-D

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