How the liberal media works

Have you ever wondered how the liberal media works? We put together this timeline of how “news” spreads in the liberal media….Take a look at this interview Glenn did on the Tuesday, March 4th edition of Glenn Beck on Headline News…

In the video above did Glenn really question if Barack Obama is the anti-Christ? Well, as noted in this Newsbusters article Glenn was ‘doing it in a humorous fashion which gave no credence whatsoever to the notion that Obama is the anti-Christ. In fact, he was clearly belittling it…’

Now a reasonable person might take a look at the video above and question why anyone would report this as news when clearly it’s done in a comical fashion. Well that’s not how the liberal media works. Take a look at this news headline from Think Progress which appeared shortly after the interview was aired…

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 – Think Progress

Beck: ‘Is Obama the Antichrist?’

Today on his CNN Headline News show, Glenn Beck asked Pastor John Hagee whether Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is the embodiment of evil:

There are people — they say this about Bill Clinton — he might be the anti-Christ. Odds that Barack Obama is the Antichrist?


On Wednesday, March 5th Media Matters picked up on the story with this…

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 – Media Matters

Beck failed to ask Hagee about controversial statements, instead asked him if Obama might be the Antichrist


Note that within the Media Matters article they reference back to the Think Progress article…

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 – Media Matters

As the blog Think Progress noted, Beck wrapped up his interview with Hagee by asking him if Sen. Barack Obama might be the Antichrist


Next up on the liberal hack parade is MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann who names Glenn the ‘Worst Person in the World’ for his question about Barack. Note that Olbermann doesn’t use the actual audio or video from the interview, instead he just reads the transcript (adding in his own take of Glenn’s supposedly panicked voice). This is clearly done in effort to remove the context of a light hearted question belittling those who believe every new politician on the scene that doesn’t agree with them is the antichrist.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 – Keith Olbermann


OK, well that was all nice and everything but at least it’s over…right? What else is left to report?

Well the liberal media works in magical ways, watch as Media Matters reports that Olbermann named Glenn the Worst Person in the World. In other words they’re simply reporting that Olbermann reported a ‘news’ story that they reported – in their new report. Get it?

Thursday, March 6th, 2008 - Media Matters

O’Reilly, Beck receive honors in Olbermann’s "Worst Person" segment

Olbermann also gave CNN Headline News’ Glenn Beck the "Worst Person" "bronze" for saying on the March 4 edition of his program, as both Think Progress and Media Matters documented…


But it’s still not over…

So far we’ve just seen the slow build in the echo-chamber of liberal hacks. From the more esteemed sources, all the way down to Keith Olbermann, who can’t even do his own reporting on fake news that didn’t happen. But, next up on the liberal media…

Sunday, March 9th, 2008 – New York Times

Obama and the Bigots

Proponents of this theory offer detailed theological explanations for why he is the Antichrist, and the proof is that he claims to be Christian – after all, the Antichrist would say that, wouldn’t he? The rumors circulate enough that Glenn Beck of CNN asked the Rev. John Hagee, a conservative evangelical, what the odds are that Mr. Obama is the Antichrist.


So there you have it. By reporting the same story multiple times and using themselves as sources and removing all context the liberal media was able to take a clearly sarcastic comment and turn it into nearly a week of (liberal) news.

Of course, the kicker to the whole endless story is: Glenn had predicted that exactly this would happen. (Free audio)

GLENN: By the way, this is all going to be transcribed by Media Matters today as a completely dead serious conversation.

GRAY: I know, I know.

GLENN: It’s going to be great. There are going to be media alerts: Glenn Beck announces Obama is the antichrist. You watch. It’s going to be everywhere. (Laughing.).

Read the fantastic recap at Newsbusters here

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