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“Liberals” Ignore Media Matters On Beck Story

Filed under: General — Stranahan @ 12:49 am

[Guest post by Lee Stranahan]

I know this is going to be hard for some of you to figure out who to root for – but the liberal hypocrisy is just way too good to pass up.

Media Matters for America’s EricBoehlert tweeted tonight…

Am loving this show…..Conservative Blogger Exposes Breitbart/Stranahan’s Latest Dishonesty About Sherrod Story;

And Boehlert’s tweet was gleefully picked up by a number of liberal bloggers…


What are they all so excited about? It’s a post from the really crappy looking site St. Luis Activist Hub called  Conservative Blogger Exposes Breitbart/Stranahan’s Latest Dishonesty About Sherrod Story. It says in part…

So Stranahan is claiming that Beck attacked Sherrod throughout the radio show, but later pretended that he had reservations about the story from the beginning. Stranahan does acknowledge that he’s heard there is a "Fourth Hour" of Beck’s radio show available for subscribers, but like a true "Breitbart schmournalist," he doesn’t bother to check what’s in that fourth hour before declaring that Beck is a liar.

and it concludes…

So while Beck’s radio program on July 20th was initially critical of Sherrod, they defended her at the end of the show and, in fact, argued that it looked like she had been wronged and that this was an example of the media taking stories out of context. In other words, Stranahan’s attempt at attacking Beck to defend his employer Breitbart was based entirely on falsehoods.

Where to begin?

First off,  the ‘4th Hour’ isn’t part of Beck’s radio show and Glenn Beck wasn’t ON the 4th Hour. It’s a subscriber only podcast featuring two of Beck’s sidekicks that people pay $6.26  a month for as part of the Insider Extreme product Beck offers. Beck’s website describes it as….

The 4th Hour with Stu & Pat
A bonus hour immediately following the daily radio program, featuring Stu & Pat

Since I’m not a Beck listener, I wasn’t aware of it. When I became aware of it, I mentioned it. I was glad it was posted because it actually proved my point about Beck.

But here’s the real irony of these idiot “liberals” saying how bad this story makes me look – Eric Boehlert’s employer Media Matters reached exactly the same conclusion I did with LESS research than I included in my post; they put in one short clip, I included 3 from the radio show and 4+ from Beck on TV. And Media Matters for America also used it as an example of Beck making ‘false claims’ in a second post, too. So apparently MMfA is working for Andrew Breitbart now.


So, I expect that Adam at St. Louis Activist will issue a retraction or a correction or call MMfA out any decade now.

– Lee Stranahan

65 Responses to ““Liberals” Ignore Media Matters On Beck Story”

  1. beckaphobia
    how madness first manifest
    in the charles johnson

    ColonelHaiku (19a039)

  2. Are you leading up to a “johnson” joke, Colonel?

    Simon Jester (1da7ae)

  3. Well Lee, I guess the way this whole crazy mess is playing out underscores that adage regarding, “any port in a storm”.

    The problem is people follow men (and women) instead of principle, so if you get down on “their guy” some of them go insane, and go to the mattress regardless of facts. In their emotional, defensive, state they stop thinking and arguing reasonably about facts and principal.

    I hate using terminology siezed from cultural anthropology and co-opted for use in the identity politics charade, but it’s downright tribal.

    I can’t understand why Beck can’t admit that he made an error, but instead is going to such great lengths to cover it up. After all, history has proven many times that it’s not the initial transgression, but the cover-up, that so often brings people down.

    My Regards

    Bob Reed (5f2db5)

  4. So let me guess this straight Beck is evil for not sticking up for Shirley ”It’s not about race even though it is about race” Shirrod

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  5. Heres my favorite clip from the Sherrod Event.
    Brietbart say.
    Teh internets are forevah, right Lee?

    wheeler's cat (c3bd99)

  6. Teh internets are forevah, right Lee?

    well….unless you are Ann Althouse.

    wheeler's cat (c3bd99)

  7. I love how you people claim to oppose media matters but link to them to get your beck hatred on……….but i’am not surprised.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  8. Good Breitbart is right he should go to hell.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  9. Wheelerz/nishi is a lying twatwaffle. On her good days. Nothing like a little kwazy from a genocidal eugenecist to get the day started.

    JD (d48c3b)

  10. you can call him Ray
    or J but you doesn’t has
    to call him Johnson

    ColonelHaiku (19a039)

  11. Huh?

    Sponge Bob Square Pants (fccc6f)

  12. One of these days, I’ll get the logic of friendly fire, to be fair to those who want to destroy our
    system, but that will not be this day.

    ian cormac (72470d)

  13. well said sir! spot on
    to those who defend sherrod
    I say kiss my ass

    Colonelhaiku (19a039)

  14. Rome is burning and Lee is flogging the village big mouth … all the best people hate Beck. Petty

    quasimodo (4af144)

  15. Doomed if you listen to Media Matters, doomed if you don’t.

    jvc (84ca1e)

  16. good post…

    and remember, you know you are over the target when you start receiving flack.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  17. Heres my favorite clip from the Sherrod Event.
    Brietbart say.
    Teh internets are forevah, right Lee?

    Huh? What on earth is that supposed to mean? What are we supposed to be hearing in that clip? Where does Breitbart accuse Sherrod of anything, let alone demand her job? It was Beck who did that, and now he’s pretending he didn’t.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  18. Aaron so beck was wrong to call her out?

    Milhouse I get your mad at Beck for flip-flopping but Lee is mad at Beck for some other reason.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  19. Beck didn’t call her out —
    there were two parts to what Beck did and neither were good.

    Lee Stranahan (708cc3)

  20. The story shouldn’t have been about Sherrod at all, but about her NAACP audience. Breitbart didn’t make it about Sherrod; Beck did. And then claimed he hadn’t.

    Tell me if I got that wrong.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  21. Oh sorry Aaron you were not saying that.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  22. Which goes to show that when a professional pathological liar (David Brock) hires a lot of other pathological liars (Boehler, et al) to generate propaganda for rich moonbats (Soros, et al) to use against Republicans, sometimes they get in each other’s way. It must be like trying to herd a bunch of particularly deranged cats.

    M. Scott Eiland (0d2060)

  23. Milhouse

    Close — Beck didn’t say specifically that he never made it about Sherrod; hee just says he defended from the jump

    Lee Stranahan (708cc3)

  24. So who really did make it about Sherrod?

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  25. “So who really did make it about Sherrod?”

    Milhouse – I would throw the USDA and Obama Administration under the bus for firing her and the the professional left and media(BIRM) for vilifying Breitbart over fabricated meme about his original post, which Beck aided and abetted.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  26. The eponymous DohBiden is living up to his handle.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  27. Didn’t the last round of tweets, show you they don’t
    care about the truth, and they couldn’t find it if it was right in front of them,

    ian cormac (72470d)

  28. Daley is right…

    The one event that TOTALLY changed the story was the forced resignation of Sherrod by the White House through the USDA.

    And when you factor in that the USDA (and therefore possibly the White House) knew about the video five days before it was posted on BigGov, then it seems possible to me that that was the whole idea.

    Lee Stranahan (708cc3)

  29. I’m amused by this.

    All the weird personal digs at Lee, no reference to the facts he’s pointed out (such as the contradicting quotes from Beck which really settle his claims very nicely). The mocking Stranahan for talking about this before he heard this fourth hour… and then describing the fourth hour in a way that proves they didn’t bother to do that?

    Very amusing.

    So, I recall Beck making a big deal about personal honor. Is he going to acknowledge his mistake?

    Dustin (c16eca)

  30. Sherrod doesn’t deserve your benefit of the doubt honestly she considers you a racist stop defending the woman she is just an shrieking lefturd.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  31. I actually agree with Dustin but it is pretty sad Shirley Demented doesn’t have any honor personal or otherwise in her pores.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  32. “Sherrod doesn’t deserve your benefit of the doubt honestly she considers you a racist stop defending the woman she is just an shrieking lefturd.”

    DohBiden – Missing the point. The story was not about Sherrod. It was about the NAACP. Libtards and others have tried to make it about Sherrod to discredit Breitbart. Thanks for the assist.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  33. t it is pretty sad Shirley Demented doesn’t have any honor personal

    That is sad. The way she’s reacted to people talking about her racism has been awful. If she’s going to earnestly discuss something awful she did, why can’t we talk about that too? She acts like white people who even mention that stuff want to send black people into slavery… that’s just more of Sherrod’s racism.

    But just locating another race hustler wasn’t Breitbart’s point. I mean hell… there are so many of them.

    The point was the NAACP was convicting the Tea Party of being racist. They had no evidence. They were just making it up. Criticize Obamacare? You’re racist! And yet the NAACP laughs at real racism… the kind that wasn’t made up. They actually do not care to fight racism, but have become a sad partisan operation.

    So sure, Sherrod is a real piece of work. She’s been awful after this news came out, and she was awful before. But we already knew there are a lot of people like that out there. The point is that the NAACP’s lashing out at the Tea Party’s racism was unfair in many respects, and the NAACP should look closer to home first.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  34. And yes Dustin your right.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  35. sherrod defrauded
    America fleeced taxpayers
    Pigford Incident

    ColonelHaiku (19a039)

  36. “And yet the NAACP laughs at real racism… the kind that wasn’t made up. They actually do not care to fight racism, but have become a sad partisan operation.”

    Dustin – Yes. All the other junk, Sherrod’s firing, her blowback at Breitbart, Beck’s waffling, came out after Breitbart broke the story, not before, so trying to pin it back on Breitbart is absolute grade-A horsesh*t, but that’s what the professional left, media(BIRM, and Beck are doing. It’s not a difficult story to understand and I’m confused why readers on this site, normally fairly smart, can’t connect the dots.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  37. I think part of the problem is that everyone wants a discrete villain and hero. The NAACP is a little less clear as a villain. They have a proud history that they have now disgracefully abandoned. The era when Barry Goldwater was in the NAACP, facing lowlife democrats who wanted to demonize him, has long faded away, and the NAACP is just another tool for oppression.

    They just had that NAACP voter fraud conviction. These people wouldn’t recognize the NAACP of the 1960s. It’s so sad.

    Changing the subject is easy, because few have the taste for bashing an organization like the NAACP. We have a discrete victim/villain, depending on your side (Sherrod), and her attitude makes it really easy to focus on her instead of the story. For those who actually like her, they just want to find the monster who dared bring her comments to light, and that happens to be the guy that always seems to be digging into people’s secrets (Breitbart).

    For Beck, who is more emotion and less reason, the idea of staying on the real target just has no appeal. Tea Party vs NAACP? You can’t list those names on a chalkboard to spell “commie”.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  38. Well, Lee, it is amusing that the Sherrod defense and flag twirling team feels a need to attack you. It is so typical that they do so in such an incompetent and illogical manner.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  39. Beck should apologize but that won’t be enough for some people.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  40. It’s a pathetic joke that Media Matters is being linked on here especially since they went after Michelle Malkin wit such vileness.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  41. “It’s a pathetic joke that Media Matters is being linked on here especially since they went after Michelle Malkin wit such vileness.”

    DohBiden – It’s good to see you stay in character with your handle.

    Why is MMFA being linked? Bueller……Bueller?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  42. Poor Glenn….he made a mistake trusting Lee’s Sugar Daddy and, bu the time the Truth came out, the radio show was over. How dare he have the correct interpretation later.

    Hey, Lee, as Andy’s caddy, could you just ask him that the world needs a deceptively edited audio clip which has something, anything to do with reality. I mean, it’s sweet that you and Dana will do anything for money (btw, her radio show is awful; just 2 hours of victim claiming, self-righteous fury and anger…), but try something that makes sense.

    I mean, I get this gig here is leading the willing into the forest, showing them trees, and then denying there is a forest, but there is no way anyone outside of Breitbart HQ and this blog full of angry, tribal white man believes you. Hell, he’s gonna have to settle this case, just to avoid discovery and you’re gonna be left holding the bag. ‘Course, the good news is that these are the sorts of people that think you cut taxes when there’s a surplus AND when there’s a deficit; the folks who cannot remember Reagan’s several tax increases; the same folks who have yet to realize Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan requires an individual mandate that they just KNOW is unconstitutional when it’s in Obama’s plan….in other words, Lee, these are the sort of people who you can distract, because politics is a team sport for them and it has nothing to do with reality or governance.

    Outside of here? Well, you’re a laughingstock.

    timb (449046)

  43. And timb once again demonstrates that he has nothing adult to contribute.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  44. timb – What is the Democrat plan for Medicare, apart from gutting it of $500 billion and forcing reimbursements down by fiat which will reduce provider participation and cause old people to die?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  45. more and more doctors are walking away from medicare cause of Obama has jacked it up so bad

    wonderpup (a55ba0)

  46. ok that’s enough jabbering about medicare gotsta get back to mah famery


    wonderpup (a55ba0)

  47. Timb – OMG, Reagan increaded taxes!!!!!!.

    I remember that. You were too young.

    Tell us which were larger overall, Reagan’s tax cuts or his tax increases. Go!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  48. It’s not defending Shirley Sherrod to not that Glenn Beck isn’t being truthful. I am surprised that he wouldn’t be straigt about this; I thought he had more integrity than that.

    I’m not a sudden Beck hater or anything, because I was never a cheerleader for him; but I am disappointed…

    Bob Reed (5f2db5)

  49. How do Sherrod’s comments for even one minute not indicate she is a racist?

    And timb, if you think it is Breitbart that fears discovery in this case your are even further off base than usual.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  50. Well, you’re a laughingstock.

    With that, timmah’s head assploded.

    JD (f07c66)

  51. timb,
    Reagan did reluctantly agreed to raise taxes as part of a deal to both raise taxes and cut spending that he made with the Democrats in 1986.

    Of course, as usual, the Democrats didn’t follow through with the spending cuts; they double-crossed Reagan, preferring instead to trot out the meme about “Reagan enacting the largest tax increase in US history!11!1!(eleventy)” in order to try and win in 1988. Yeah, that went well…

    Still, that’s a good reason not to trust Obama & Co. now when they cross-their-hearts-and-hope-to-die-double-dutch-pinky-swear to cut spending once taxes are raised.

    Once bitten, twice shy and all. Cut spending, then raise taxes…

    Oh, and timb? Reagans tax cut of 1982, along with aggresive actions by Volcker, brought the economy roaring back less than 18 mos later; and greatly increased treasury revenues collected to boot. Just like the eeeeeevolll BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH! tax cuts did in the early 2000s. As Ronnie used to say, facts are stubborn things…

    He also used to say, “Here you go again”, when he’d catch the Democrats spounting propaganda instead of truth; most famously during a Presidential debate with Mr. Carter.

    Funny, just about every time you comment I find myself muttering, “Here timb goes again”. Fancy that.

    Bob Reed (5f2db5)

  52. Breitbart dared to show a video where a highly paid and senior government official admits to some really awful behavior. the lawsuit seems like a SLAPP to me.

    She really did say exactly what the video indicates she said. It’s racist to hold her to a lower standard because of the color of her skin. Had a white administrator said he did this to black people, and someone showed a video of that confession, no one would think that’s out of line.

    Just look at all the youtube videos of Democrat Byrd talking about n word this and n word that.

    Sure, sometimes Byrd would say there’s some larger ‘help the little guy with government money’ crap. He was exactly like Sherrod when you think about it. Racist democrats who didn’t want you to talk about what they admitted to.

    But we get to, anyway. Criticizing someone like Sherrod goes right to the core of freedom. She doesn’t have a legal right to one also posting her analysis of her own confession. We can reflect over that on our own, thank you very much.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  53. “the lawsuit seems like a SLAPP to me.”

    Dustin – Do SLAPP rules apply to suits filed in Federal court?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  54. Do SLAPP rules apply to suits filed in Federal court?

    It appears not.

    I’m no expert, but the Public Participation project seems to be trying to get some rules of this kind at the federal level.

    Regardless of it such rules apply, I think this was a lawsuit aimed at shutting up earnest critics of Sherrod, rather than actually citing any lies Breitbart told. It’s meant to shut people up.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  55. All of this ongoing sideshow–all of it– is about the efforts being taken on the left to protect the President and his top USDA people for their initial over-reaction in firing Shirley. Hey, gotta blame somebody. And regardless of the facts it can’t ever be Barry, now can it?

    elissa (49e64b)

  56. elissa – Barry acted stupidly, but we can’t admit that. It will be the professional left and the media’s(BIRM) secret.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  57. Shirley Sherrod’s lawsuit is a SLAPP in the face to decent sane people.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  58. And yes the left like to play the race card against Breitbart.

    DohBiden (15aa57)

  59. Yes, but he gets points for incoherent rambling, I speak of the timster.

    leonard pinth garnell (72470d)

  60. Psssst. Hey, over here.
    Whispers: I know you’re a liberal and all but . . . the truth is that most liberals are not that bright. They’ve had it so easy, intellectually, for so long, that they don’t naturally even try to think for themselves much less examine their own myriad hypocrises. They are confident in the knowledge that a talking point will be along any second, delivered by the mainstream media, to handle any particular issue. In the meantime, until the talking point shows up, they say anodyne things like “be nice to each other” and “don’t hate” then they turn on a dime and have their two minutes of hate all over you.

    AMartel (88c646)

  61. hey timmah timma
    colonel got something for you
    wait… whoop there it is

    ColonelHaiku (19a039)

  62. dang… that didn’t work!

    ColonelHaiku (19a039)

  63. Timmah! Timmah! Timmah!
    Ad hom! Ad hom! Ad hom!

    Icy Texan (ebfab7)

  64. So, I expect that Adam at St. Louis Activist will issue a retraction or a correction or call MMfA out any decade now.

    No, no, it’s much, much easier to make their piece disappear down the memory hole.

    Hope you have screeenshots.

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (c9dcd8)

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