“Jellyfish Capitalism” and the Jeremy Lin saga

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I am as much of a sports fan as most people are fans of Woodrow Wilson books.  They don’t care about Woodrow, I don’t care about sports.  My lifetime sports diet consists of the occasional story that transcends ESPN, movies like Jerry Maguire, and several memories of being picked last in middle school.   But even I have been drawn in by the story of ‘the headline.’

The online life of the ESPN story in question was about 45 minutes.  Since it was 2:30 in the morning, almost no one saw it. Yet, because the headline appeared in an article involving an Asian-American player, the phrase “Chink in the armor” would go from an innocuous cliché to the ultimate expression of racial intolerance.

America was faced with two possibilities:

1)     Give someone the benefit of the doubt.  Consider, perhaps, that the author was not an anti-Asian activist using subtle racial slurs in headlines of sports stories to underhandedly turn basketball fans towards hatred of those who are different.

2)     Freak out and call for the authors head.

Everyone knows what “chink in the armor” means.  It is used constantly to describe a weakness in an otherwise strong performance.  It properly described what the story was about.  The fact that the author didn’t notice the theoretically racial tie between the cliché and NBA star Jeremy Lin is a strong indicator that he wasn’t using it in a derogatory way.   No matter.

The mania eventually climbed to such a level that ESPN anchor Max Bretos was suspended for what amounts to an accusation of anti-Asian bias, despite being married to someone who is Asian.  This is a phrase that has endured centuries of use, with no offensive origins, and we have supposed news networks like MSNBC actually blurring out the words when covering the story.

Anthony Federico, the author of the original headline, was fired.  Once the dust was settled and the blood was spilled, America barely noticed when we were finally able to meet him.   He is a Knicks fan.  He loves Jeremy Lin.  He is a man of strong faith.  He is dedicated to charity.  He helps his friends in need.   He has no reported history of racism and no blemishes on his work record.

In short, there is no evidence whatsoever that would make any rational human being believe that he did this on purpose.  Are we really supposed to think a man who gives up his vacation time to travel to Haiti and help earthquake victims, moonlights as a guy who would risk his career on an anti-Asian pun?

In the aftermath, Federico has been incredibly gracious.  He took responsibility for the apparent mistake of not predicting that others would apply racism to his words.  He apologized to his employer for his role in their spinelessness.  He is taking what seems like a completely unfair event, and using his faith to deal with it, and his inner strength as a way to inspire others to consider a relationship with God.  He is using his darkest moments to try and share light with others.

Yet, no one stands up for him.  No one.  All Anthony Federico received from his employer was this public statement:

The ESPN employee responsible for our Mobile headline has been dismissed.

How does something like this happen?  It’s based on a cold bottom line calculation that probably seems extremely rational in a board room:

We are a multi-billion dollar company.  The public wants a scalp.  Investigating the truth, doing our best to discover the intent, soberly explaining the situation to the public, and patiently trying to do the right thing—does nothing for us.  There is no upside there.  There’s no possible benefit to us in doing the right thing for this nameless, faceless employee.  Let’s axe him, and move on with our lives.

This is jellyfish capitalism.  It is business without backbone.  Pressure groups target companies and their advertisers to create just enough fear to make them ask themselves: “Who cares what is right? Why bother fighting?  Where’s the upside for us?”

We’ve come to a point where freedom of speech only exists when others like it.  Where we only accept differing opinions from professors, as those professors won’t accept differing opinions form their own students. Where business owners routinely turn control of their companies over to whichever outsider is screaming the loudest.

Why should you care? This is far bigger than one online writer.  This isn’t about any one story, one company, or one industry.   Sure, it’s easy to sit down and watch a headline writer you don’t know go down in flames.  But if you don’t speak up for him, who will be there to speak up for you?  More to the point: why should anyone be there to speak up for you?

Anthony Federico’s job at ESPN was to write headlines.  It wasn’t to cause international incidents.  It wasn’t to put the mouse in Orlando at risk.  Everyone understands this, including Anthony.  A serious private discussion between Anthony and his manager might have been called for.  Perhaps a probationary period was understandable.  At worst, maybe a suspension equal to the air personality who made the exact same mistake would have been justifiable.

Instead, we have a giant corporation using the little guy as a scapegoat, with nothing more than fear and greed as motivators, and everyone is silent.  The same people who claim to defend the “99 percent” sit by and cheer.

Where is the guy saying that doing the right thing is worth the risk?

Where is the person in power standing up and saying—if he goes, I go?

Where is the Jerry Maguire in this ridiculous sports movie I’m watching?

I started GBTV because I believe the truth should never be compromised. That means maintaining that two plus two equals four, no matter who is telling you that it equals five.  It means recognizing that what is right, is always worth sticking your neck out for.  It means knowing that the most important time to stand up is when it’s uncomfortable.

The reward for doing so might not seem so obvious.  But it’s a long term investment that I firmly believe we all will feel in our businesses, in our communities, and long after our time on this earth is done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002138098531 Caitlin Nicholas

    Great op/ed Glenn!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Wonderful article, it summarizes all of what is truly wrong with most of America; the left is winning through intimidation – now it matters not about being presumed innocent; they now consider the accusation or assumption of guilt to now equal automatic conviction.

    When did it become this way?

    This is more and more what Obama is doing – fear, intimidation and threats; then usage of slander and social pressure to ‘go along to get along’ while people constantly are expected to cave in to their ways and control.

    Soon enough we will have either made the long term investment and do what is right or the nation is completely finished indeed.

  • Anonymous

    I agree completely and have nothing further to add.

  • Anonymous

    Like a good and well-trained zombie.

  • Anonymous

    This a crybaby piece. As anything Beck, whatever goes wrong with society has something to do with the great conspiracy the left and the progressive culture warriors. Another chance for Beck to herd his sheep to the point they will be so scared of “what’s coming” due to left-wing demonic rampage that they will buy Goldline gold and a subscription to the only one who has the religious and social guide to surviving WWIII (Beck, of course).

  • Anonymous

    Hey FineTapestry, I have an old Ronald Reagan joke for you.

    Do you know how to tell a communist?
    A. It is someone who reads Marx and Lenin

    Do you know how you tell an anti-communist?
    A. It is someone who understands Marx and Lenin

  • Anonymous

     It’s nice to see that you still have the ability to post your stupidity after getting thoroughly butt raped by your fellow OWS protesters. Good for you for refusing to be a victim.

  • General Kota

    Look a well-trained Obama zombie. How nice of you to pull you head out of Obama’s rear to join us.

  • General Kota

    Agreed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.yoder3 Gary Yoder

    A Lefty,doesnt know how to make a statement,without name calling,and referances,to Religion.Typical!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQHPDGOTB32NK2CZ4B42VZFAM4 G

    I follow this story each day hoping to see that GBTV or The Blaze has found a position for this guy.

  • Anonymous

    A guess calling someone a lefty does not qualify as name-calling.

  • Anonymous

    Once again I couldn’t agree more with  Glens opinion.  I have seen this coming for a long time.  If it doesn’t stop I don’t know what will become of our nation.  I really worry for My Son and Grandchildren Hey not just mine but everyones.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XKKDN37LICZ7L6K2HPFTK6P36A James

    Now that the word “Chink” has been exposed as a “racist word,” I have gone through Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” in which the word “chink” appears NUMEROUS times. I believe the Politically Correct thing to do is revise the references in Bill’s Dream and replace “chink” (refering to a hole in the wall) where ever it occurs with “Asian Hole” or “A-Hole” for short. Find a copy of the play and see how that works for you. Shakespeare should be fired.

  • Anonymous

    Our hearts go out to Anthony Federico, praying that someone who recognizes a person of value will hire him immediately. He has to know that there are others who feel his pain, we stand with him, praying for God’s blessing. Blessings to be multiplied a hundred fold.

  • Anonymous

    What Glenn leaves out is how to put some heat on ESPN for firing the guy.  Glenn points out the problems all the time and doesn’t give us actions items beyond praying or being better.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RD5IFB7GIJSWXNEOFKAO7MKNWQ kaykay

    Friends……
    I am “deeply grieved”, the way our nation, (THE  USA)  is going…..

    I am a naturalised american….I CHOSE TO BE AN AMERICAN….Why?
    because….I believe, from the bottom of my heart, that this, our, nation, was born, within the WILL & PURPOSE, of GOD……..
    I was born in India…..have worked, all over the Globe…..and this is where I wud desire to be buried….
    However….the way, our leaders, and the leftist elite (I wud like to call them, the ignorant lot..), R draging us ….is ridiculously…RIDICULOUS…..I am NOT an ‘einstian’….nor do I have a HALO around my head….I was born in a state in India, called Kerala…which has pre-dominantely been governed by communists….so I know, what they are like…..I have lived in kuwait…for about 13 years, as a banker…..so, to a certain extent, I know their ‘arabic psychie’……I have worked in england…I have worked in new york, right on wall street….I have lived over 15 years in Boston….Yes, friends, I have travelled, around the globe, several times…I speak several languages…and pls do not use this against me….Why?….I am humbled, just to believe…& know…that I AM A USA CITIZEN….   GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME…..PERIOD.

    I challenge, my fellow second. to beyond, generation, americans, to evaluate, their CITIZENSHIP….
    I might suggest, that, they  have forgotten, what their citizenship really MEANT!

    I do not have much money…otherwise…I wud have called on others, to join me, to “try obama hussein”, and his co-horts FOR TREASON….These are a bunch of TRAITORS…..

    Just ONE Thought…!

    separation of CHURCH & STATE……

    This was mentioned, particularly, when one reads the ‘federalist papers’…..not to keep the Church from the State…but   THE   STATE  AWAY  FROM  THE  CHURCH……..

    Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!why is nobody saying this????????
    How can U keep the Church away from the State?
    The Church is A BODY OF BELIEVERS…ie: PEOPLE…….
    How can a PEOPLE, be kept away from the Government, just because, they go to the synagogue or the church on a given sunday?………………..

    Come-on…believers…WAKE UP…..

    I can go “on & On”…but, that wud not serve any purpose….

    Friends….

    WAKE  UP…..

    Glen Beck..is,  IMHO a PROPHET…..

    God Bless Him…

    KK

  • Anonymous

    You’re so right about ones responsibility to stand up Glenn, but to expect people with their heads in the sand to stand up is quite a stretch. I think first you must persuade them to 1, remove head from sand, 2, open eyes, and then start to coax them to their feet. To get them into action you’ll probably have to wave a drumstick or a free all you can eat coupon in their faces.

  • Anonymous

    Would it help if Jeremy Lin personally spoke to ESPN on his behalf?   Lin has moved on;  has said no harm done.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Sadly, many in the so-called liberal media embrace polished, civil rhetoric in an effort to maintain the status-quo and hoodwink the public. In short, lofty discourse devoid of substance suggest more of the same symbolic solutions.

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t the first time espn has done something like this, remember Rush Limbaugh?

  • Anonymous

    “Lefty” is a shortened version of Left-Wing or Leftist Supporter.
    “Sheep” is a derogatory term meaning a person who blindly follows who/what ever the person calling others “sheep” is opposed to.

    Ergo, your comment was “name-calling”; Gary’s comment was not.

    Please do not enter a battle of wits unarmed. It makes you appear ignorant, or worse- stupid. (Ignorance is remedied through education – there is no remedy for stupidity.)

  • thelionoftruth

     F T do you even know how to love? Understanding knowledge IS! love! So come
    back when you understand knowledge! Then you will understand love. Evil
    has no place with Love!

  • vieteravet

    How about Monday Night Football,  Hank never called the president (small case because he’s not worth a capital) Hilter, he made an analogy, a very truthful one at that! 

  • Anonymous

     And the list continues, I forgot about that one.

  • vieteravet

    So they have an A-hole in their armour!

  • Anonymous

    I am soon to be 70, & I have never heard the phrase, ” Chink in the armor” associated with racism, until now.  I believe that this is all part of Obama’s Media Divide & Conquer Strategy.  Soon people will be afraid to say anything that might be misconstrued as racism.  There goes our freedom of speech  without so much as a whimper.

  • Anonymous

    Lion, are you even asking such prejudicial question? What in heaven’s name allows you to believe there is no love in me. I feel so much love for the life that surrounds me that I think I’m going to burst with it.

  • Anonymous

    Yes. When I read me through a neocon mind I can see how ignorant and stupid I appear. If you didn’t say so I would be oblivious to it. How on earth could I miss that!?

  • thelionoftruth

    It does not show in your words. You seem not concerned
    for the respect of others.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, give me a break. You say you are in harmony with God but somehow you miss that I am also a human being, a person who follows Christ’s example of unconditional love towards others, even if they harm you. But you, in your self attributed infallibility, have thus spoken: FineTapestry has no love. The reason: he does not agree with Glenn Beck. Again, give me a break.

  • thelionoftruth

     Go back and read your post. It’s not that you disagree with GB it is what you say to others about them. If you would try a respectful diplomatic approach rather than demeaning ones character that ends up demeaning yours. You will gain their respect
    also. And knowledge of God is part of the answer. Agreed?

  • Al Johnson

    Kindly stop denigrating the word capitalism. The actions described in this article have nothing to do with capitalism.   You should be ashamed of yourself.

  • Anonymous

    Sure, agreed. But I do not search their respect. I speak my own mind. If they respect it, fine. If not, also fine. Not being liked because of lack of diplomacy does not mean I have no love or that I do not know God. Agreed?

  • http://twitter.com/Deepizzaguy George Bernard Vieto

     Rush quit because he told the truth about Donovan McNabb being overrated. Now that McNabb is out of football does ESPN care for him? No.

  • http://twitter.com/Deepizzaguy George Bernard Vieto

    I bet you if an idiot made a snide comment about Jennifer Abel who is a Black Canadian platform diver ESPN would not say anything since she is an amateur diver and not a sports icon. Ask Dr. Debra “Debi” Thomas who gets insulted by the media for her performance in the 1988 Winter Olympics.

  • thelionoftruth

    No I do not agree. You must have the knowledge to be a
    loving soul. Sorry!

  • Anonymous

    I said nothing about knowledge. You, on the other hand, talked about a popularity contest. You are the one who seems to present an absence of knowledge. And, your soul seems incapable of loving another Christian, as I am. Do you love me? Or do you think I don’t deserve love?

  • thelionoftruth

    I do love you as a changeable being but not love how you behave as a person.

  • Anonymous

    Form = From. Edit please.

  • Pam in Tx

    There are very few people in America who are willing to sacrifice to do the right thing. Sometimes doing the moral thing is much harder than just going along with the crowd. It may mean losing a job or other opportunity and so people seem to “go along to get along” these days. While it is understandable, this attitude is destroying the moral fabric of our nation. We must be ready to lose everything in the pursuit of goodness toward all. If we see someone being treated unfairly, we must stand up for them, no matter the cost to ourselves.
     Please don’t take this as a plea for pity, but I recently lost a job for standing up for an older small business owner who was losing his store to environmental regulations. I couldn’t sleep at night knowing that I was a part of something that is actively destroying the livelihoods of good hardworking people. I decided to go for broke and defend him before our board of directors. While I may have done some good for this business owner, it did result in my losing my job. I’m young enough to get another, but this man was 60+ years old and his business was his sole source of income. Let’s think of the other before ourselves and see what happens. I think God will bless us as a nation and as individuals once again. Right is right and wrong is wrong. We all know the difference, but we stand by and let wrong occur because we need our jobs. Silence in the face of wrong is wrong. 

  • Anonymous

    I love you too. Just as you are, dear lion.

  • Al Johnson

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z52HAT3RKKV2ZTNIRZRFEE3C3I John

    I can’t believe that I haven’t heard anyone put it like this yet………… 

    The media vultures and social marxists would have preferred it if this reporter had been racist!

    Federico used a common phrase to describe a weakness in Lin’s game.  A chink in the armor.  This is a phrase that he an many others use regularly describing many different things and  many different people.

    Had Federico paused and CHANGED his common wording because the person he was talking about happened to be Asian, that, in fact, would have been racist!  To speak differently than you normally would because  the person you’re talking about is from a different ethnic or racial background is by definition, RACIST.  So the marxists and other vile creatures who pounced on this reporter would have been happy if he had been racist.  They would rather he was racist so as not to supposedly sound racist.

    I did this this once and I still feel sick about it.  While demonstrating knives, I commonly explained to thousands of groups of people how when cutting something big like a watermelon with a tradition serrated blade, your knife will curve to the side since it only has an edge on one side.  The serrated knives I was demonstrating were the only brand that were sharpened on both sides so you could cut a watermelon or other big things straight down.  After thousands of demonstrations I found myself working to an all black group of people.  So as not to appear racist by saying the word watermelon, I changed it to something else.  I committed a racist act by changing that word.  That was years ago and there isn’t day that goes by that I’m not disgusted with myself for being racist in that incident so as not to appear racist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=776403252 George Hung

    Mr. Beck,

    I am not surprised that you would write such a careless, thoughtless piece of work.  Please allow me to educate you on a key facts.  For the record, I do not think that Mr. Federico had malicious intent, he claims that it was a “lapse in judgement”.  However, the decision by ESPN was not the result of people calling for his head or spineless management.  As you will see, it would have been grossly inappropriate if they had failed to not fire Mr. Federico.  If you had done even a modest amount of research, you would have uncovered the following facts that would have led you to the same conclusion.

    1) ESPN management sent a memo to employees PRIOR to the article WARNING employees to be sensitive when writing about the esteemed Jeremy Lin 3) Mr. Federico admitted in his apology letter that it was a “lapse in judgement”. He knew the meaning of the term “chink” and he had a “lapse in judgement” when he decided to use the term anyway 4) Mr. Federico chose to use the term and directly over the term “chink”, he put a picture of Mr. Jeremy Lin 5) Mr. Federico was both warned and showed poor judgement and he was rightfully fired.  As you said, his job at ESPN was to write headlines.  And, not just good headlines, headlines that would not be offensive to Mr. Lin 

    If you are not aware, corporations rely on leadership and guidance from leadership on what is proper conduct.  If ESPN failed to enforce their guidance, it would be a failing of leadership.  They meant what they said, BE SENSITIVE REGARDING MR. LIN.  Now that ESPN has taken unfortunate action in firing Mr. Federico, please do not fan the flames of carelessness that would undermine the valuable lesson learned from this unfortunate incident.  Let’s use this opportunity to be more vigilant, careful and responsible with our words and communication.  Basically, don’t be a dick. 

    Now that we have clarified your misunderstanding, go write another hack job.

    Sincerely,
    George Hung
    Los Angles, CA

  • Pam in Tx

    I think we get it. Typos happen.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn –

    Love your article – and your exhortation to get involved – so let’s DO something for Anthony! 

    How bout sending out the phone number of ESPN to your hundreds of thousands of followers and keep their lines tied up with complaints till they rehire him! 

    Let’s pull a “It Could Happen to You’ (If you haven’t seen the movie – you really must) and get Anthony’s  address out (or set up a fund address) through a social network media and ask everyone who cares to mail his family 5 bucks!!!! See if that doesn’t set him up for life!

    SO NOW WE NEED MORE THEN YOUR WORDS ‘DO SOMETHING’ WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET IT DONE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OP5T4ZNDRTAR3PWCUCC55OZRA Dan McClellan

    I like this article because it does not say bad things about the perpetrators of this action.  I feel we should use language like this to, “Lead by example”.  By not bad mouthing ESPN or the big Mouse Corporation we show how to honorably discuss and change the human nature.  I know it is a long process to try and modify people’s perceptions in this manner. 

    I believe in a quote from a Mother of nine children from the greatest generation, “Patience is Peace”.  This quote does not mean to sit ideally by and let others be demeaned or taken advantage of.  No, it means to be faithful and consistent in our drive to make this world a better place.
     
    Good words.  Thank you.
    Dan

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Marks/1266358046 Paul Marks

    “Political Correctness” has created a climate of fear, where a single word may destroy someone’s life. Indeed the Frankfurt School of Marxism (known in the United States as the new School of Social Research) created the P.C. doctrine (as part of “cultural Marxism”) for just this purpose. However, private employers do not have to go along with this and they do (out of fear – pig like fear that their will be a “boycott” or whatever). In this they, tragically, prove the Marxists correct about one thing – that the managers of many business enterprises are cowards, people with no spine.

  • thelionoftruth

    1st Corinthans 13

    1 I may speak in the languages of humans and of angels. But if I don’t have love, I am a loud gong or a clashing cymbal.
    2 I may have the gift to speak what God has revealed, and I may understand all mysteries and have all knowledge. I may even have enough faith to move mountains. But if I don’t have love, I am nothing.
    3 I may even give away all that I have and give up my body to be burned. But if I don’t have love, none of these things will help me.
    4 Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn’t jealous. It doesn’t sing its own praises. It isn’t arrogant.
    5 It isn’t rude. It doesn’t think about itself. It isn’t irritable. It doesn’t keep track of wrongs.
    6 It isn’t happy when injustice is done, but it is happy with the truth.
    7 Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up.
    8 Love never comes to an end. There is the gift of speaking what God has revealed, but it will no longer be used. There is the gift of speaking in other languages, but it will stop by itself. There is the gift of knowledge, but it will no longer be used.
    9 Our knowledge is incomplete and our ability to speak what God has revealed is incomplete.
    10 But when what is complete comes, then what is incomplete will no longer be used.
    11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became an adult, I no longer used childish ways.
    12 Now we see a blurred image in a mirror. Then we will see very clearly. Now my knowledge is incomplete. Then I will have complete knowledge as God has complete knowledge of me.
    13 So these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the best one of these is love.

  • Anonymous

    Very true and beautiful. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    Very true and beautiful. Thank you.

  • thelionoftruth

    So I truly love you. Thank you! Friend.

  • Sunshine Kid

    I believe FT’s a masochist.  He loves it.

  • Sunshine Kid

    Simple:  “Lefties” like you see how ignorant and stupid you appear (sometimes), but the fact is you are oblivious to the fact that your rants are usually self-defeating; otherwise you wouldn’t continue the same track of thought and might try to understand why you continue to sound dumb to others.

    Either that, or you LIKE being maligned and set yourself up for it by those who, like me, are quite willing to accomodate your self-loathing.

  • Sunshine Kid

    Shakespear CAN’T be fired – he’s dead!

    Darn the bad luck!

  • Sunshine Kid

    Yes, you are, aren’t you?

  • Anonymous

    Right back at ‘ya.

  • Anonymous

    Yes. Punish me! Punish me!

  • Sunshine Kid

    No one should be afraid to say what they please as long as it is not morally insulting.  People who have thin skins need to develop callouses

  • Anonymous

    I agree 100%.

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    Sunshine Kid wrote, in response to Tom4852:
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  • TylerDurden

     There is no PC doctrine in the United States.

  • Anonymous

    I am married to a white woman.  Does this mean that I can go around my workplace calling my clients and colleagues yakoos, hilljacks, white trash, moldy sh*t, or Pilsbury Dough Boys?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ManAGod Man AGod

     Woodrow Wilson… Football…  Woodrow Wilson… have to go football… New Deal, NO DEAL. League of Nations vs. National Football League… WOW!
    Okay now all jokes aside, to turn a dark moment such as this around and shine the light of God. Stay strong hold your faith and God will, open a new door for you. 

  • Anonymous

    Don’t think that is what he meant and I don’t think that is what the ESPN anchor was doing…. But don’t let that stop you from going extreme…

  • Anonymous

    Dear George Hack you have no class, no spine, no clue, and no hope.  Go to any dictionary other than one for slang and look up Chink.  You’ll have to view a number of definitions before seeing one that implies a racial slur.  You Sir are an idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carolina-Fudger/1148481320 Carolina Fudger

    Glenn, I have been saying this prayer for a while now and would like to share it with you and your audience, if that’s ok with you. I shared it with you once before don’t really know if you ever had a chance to see it but after last nights Glenn Beck show I thought it would be a good time to share it again! I think its a Catholic Prayer (I was raised Catholic) but I think you will agree that it is very appropriate! Thank you Glenn!!!

    Prayer for our Nation
    God our Father, Giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care. You are the rock on which this nation was founded. You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your people.
    Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders. Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing Your will.
    Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land, grant us the courage to reject the “culture of death.” Lead us into a new millennium of life. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carolina-Fudger/1148481320 Carolina Fudger

    We are awaking, I have awoke! Believe KK Believe!!! My heart cries out like yours and so do many others but we still need more, we can’t give up, no matter how silent your voice feels – its not! I am going through a battle of trying to get my mother to hear me and my heart is breaking she is a stranger to me and I have known her for 48 years! I am complete dumbfounded it is like people have been taken over, possessed, drugged or something. I don’t know what else to do, I think we just need to move on and give the message to as many people as we can and if they get it, they get it, if not then move on. I have feeling this way for a while and Glenn said it last night and I agree. We can’t have all the dead weight hold us down we have to get the message out and that is all that matters. It hurts me to say this but even my mom, it breaks my heart but I can’t save someone who doesn’t want to be saved. People are looking at me as though I’m crazy and honestly I can’t worry or care about that and you don’t either. Find and keep the strenght within you and let nothing stop you! Don’t Give Into Fear or Intimidation – STAND TALL and know that I am with you and Glenn and millions more and we will not be defeated! No one has ever been able to take me down and I will be damned if I let anyone take me down now. I have always felt GOD by my side and have way to often ignored or dismissed him but that was another time another day, I do not dismiss Him any longer as a matter of fact His presence is even greater. He is guiding us, you me, Glenn and others to say what needs to be said! That is and will be my strenght and honor. We must not relent!!!! I don’t even know you but I feel I have to tell you that I love you we will, WE WILL!!! WIN!!! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!!!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-V-Burnette/100000787777430 James V Burnette

    What does a President cost these days.  I know everything is going up in price so I guess that means that the cost of buying our elected officials is also going up.  Most things that are increasing in cost can be gauged by what is happening in the market place but we have no means of gauging what it should cost to buy an elected official and there are no limits or ranges set to gauge when enough is enough. I guess we will just have to dig deep into the pile of candidates and see if we can find one that cannot be bought.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002449669342 Warren Miller

    Message from 1965… http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=ZwahotPj3XU  Paul Harvey; and now you know the rest of the story.

  • Anonymous

    I was up on the mountain (Brian Head) this morning when I heard the
    ruling from the Supremes.  I was very despondent and didn’t want to
    listen to any more radio, but wanted more than the mind numbing silence
    of me with my own despondent thoughts over Judge Roberts.  So I switched
    on the local Christian station; thee was Raoul Joulia, Calvary, San
    Juan Capistrano with one of his usual brilliant bible teachings.  He was
    talking about the numerology that can be found int he bible and how the
    number 7 in any of its frequencies (7, 77, 777, 7777, etc.) always
    meant Yhwh (God) and was the most perfect number known to the ancient
    Jews.  Then he talked about the progression of the number 6; that 6 was
    the number of a man, 66 was the number of man’s government, and 666 was
    the number of man’s government claiming to be God (actually claiming to
    be god).  He ended his teaching with his usually brilliant punning, and
    almost immediately as I pulled in behind a very slow truck coming down
    the hill into Parowan, a very clear recollection of the quote that we
    fight against principalities and powers, and I knew that the antiChrist
    was going to be our government and none of us could do anything about
    it.  And suddenly an amazing peace came over me, even though I was going
    15mph behind this huge flatbed truck hauling a huge track-hoe.  Then
    suddenly I was driving through the middle of a cattle drive!!!  Only in
    Utah!!!!!

    it all made sense to me suddenly.  Roberts was exactly correct in his
    ruling, not convenient, but very proper nonetheless.  If we are to
    overturn this healthcare law, WE are going to have to vote the people in
    who will do it, and not even then if it is NOT God’s plan to over turn
    it.  The peace that overcame me was a very old teaching from the pulpit I
    remembered, “NO is a perfectly acceptable answer to a question posed to
    God.”

    So, I am done, for the moment, being a rabblerousing activist for
    constitutional rights and I am going to take my time and use it to nest
    in, build y personal bunker so to speak, arm it, provision it, and peer
    out over the muzzle.  I am all done playing THEIR game.  The time is
    coming to water the Tree of Liberty.  I see that now.

  • mmdir2005

     It’s sad that Mr. Beck not knowing  the word “Chink” is a American cultural racist slur.
    Chink the word itself  was not racist slur first but an American culture of history to  belittle Chinese people by calling them “Chink” is what made the word  racist slur.   It was the way White people using that word to express their hate on Chinese and the ESPN writer choose that word with Chinese-American player Jeremy Lin pic embeded reveals the racist slur intention by the writer.. Mr. Beck is obviously foolish  guy. His defence “oh he married to Asian” so he can’t be an anti-Asian”  is a such as childish uneducation fool.