If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.
Drew calls out Keith Olbermann, and Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 8/30 - 9/5 
Posted by Drew at 2009-09-08 11:33:41 AM (375 comments) | Permalink
More: FarkBlog

•       •       •

21314 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Sep 2009 at 2:00 PM (4 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Normally, I use this space to sort out the media trends in play, but last week during Keith Olbermann's Worst Person in the World segment, he called out "internet nerds" for starting a false internet rumor about Glenn Beck. Since it seemed to be aimed in Fark's general direction, I feel compelled to respond.

Mr. Olbermann, I am outraged. OUTRAGED, I tell you. *shakes fist*

It really is a dark day in American Politics when "internet nerds," as you call them, cannot simply make baseless, horrific allegations from thin air and then question the accused to respond. Although it appears to be standard operating procedure from some television people who happen to work for Fox and whose initials are G.B. and whose names might rhyme with "hen peck," it is perhaps a bit much for the internet community at large.

Oh sure, it's easy to throw lightning bolts from your Ivory Tower down upon our plebian hordes for something as benign as smearing the reputation of an esteemed colleague (even if he is a complete and utter dickwad) with the same techniques he uses on a regular basis to sway the opinions of people who apparently lack the critical thinking skills of carrots.

However, your response does merit consideration. In the light of the criticism, we'll take your advice and try to not propagate unsubstantiated rumors about huge, flaming dickwads like Glenn Beck and will instead focus on making fun of Glenn Beck for his ridiculous, real-life antics. Point taken.

Also, I still regret that we weren't able to make the number one slot, because yet again that went to Richard Lieberstein, president of your co-op board. We shot for #1, but we do know that Miss Precious Perfect is a hard act to follow.


Note, this response is satirical in nature. We do not mean to infer that Mr. Beck is actually a dickwad, huge dickwad, huge flaming dickwad, or unbelievably crass and ridiculous dickwad, even though everyone thinks he is.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2009-08-30 to Sat 2009-09-05:

img1.fark.net  Proving that a vegetarian lifestyle doesn't always work, Terry Schiavo's father dies of heart failure    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Fire officials in SoCal wildfires: "GTFO." Residents: "STFU." Fire: "NOM NOM NOM." Residents: "OMG." Fire department: "DIAF"    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Best-selling bible to be edited and re-released, will feature deleted commandments, digitally enhanced plagues, and Han casts the first stone    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  The Vatican issues a prayer for Catholics to say before sex. Apparently shouting, "Oh God" at the end of sex isn't enough    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Woman blows a .31 on the Breathalyzer. Also, up her car    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  70 years ago today, World War II began. Unless, of course, you're American - in which case you might want to green light this in two year's time (once you've decided who's likely to win)    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Ali Bongo drums up enough support to snare election victory, thanks his electoral bass for helping him ride to this cymbalic win    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  "Deputies: Woman Beats Mother With Candlestick." Was it in the library or the conservatory? No clue    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Woman slams into tractor trailer while driving and eating. She sounds flat    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Washington State park closed due to Cougar sighting. Officials plan to put up end-zone goalposts to get rid of it    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Ice cream factory burns down, firefighters expect to finally extinguish flames by sundae    img.fark.net


Sports:

img1.fark.net  Thai fighter retains WBC boxing title, is then mercilessly pursued by X-Wing, Y-Wing, and Millennium Falcon    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Daunte Culpepper sacked by living room carpet. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2009 Detroit Lions    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  17 year old toples Maria Sharapova    img.fark.net


Geek:

img1.fark.net  Andromeda galaxy growing by eating other nearby galaxies. Here comes the astronom-nom-nom-nomy    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Men with high IQ's have the healthiest sperm. Here come the scientists    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Researchers use YouTube to study brain injuries. Presumably by reading the user comments    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

img1.fark.net  Madonna and Jesus visit the holy land. This is not a repeat from 31    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Keanu Reeves agrees to take DNA test to prove he's not The One    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Whitney Houston's normally CRYSTALline voice goes to POT, CRACKs during performance, fueling speculation that she needs a new training METHod. No word on why it happened    img.fark.net


Politics:

img1.fark.net  R. Lee Ermey tells Birthers he's gonna give them three seconds, exactly three farking seconds, to square their stupid asses away and start shiatting him Tiffany cufflinks or he will gouge out their eyeballs and skull-fark them    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Palin joins forces with Glenn Beck. It's like Voltron, but retarded    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Obama spokesman criticizes furor over back-to-school speech, apparently failing to realize that you automatically lose an argument if you defend your position by criticizing the furor    img.fark.net


Music:

img1.fark.net  Brandon Flowers urges Oasis to reunite. World urges Brandon Flowers to shut the fark up    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Michael Jackson is finally being buried 70 days after his death, proving how well our current plastic products can withstand the elements    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Chris Brown recorded a song called "Changed Man" as an apology to Rihanna. It will be released on his next album, and is expected to be another big hit. Or maybe a succession of little hits    img.fark.net


Business:

img1.fark.net  Pfizer to pay $2.3 billion fine after pulling a major boner    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Gold surges toward the $1,000-an-ounce mark. Au sh*t    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Microsoft granted stay allowing it to keep selling Word while it appeals decision in favor of patent troll, thereby preventing dangerous shortages of Comic Sans-formatted memos in offices everywhere    img.fark.net
· · ·
(view entire blog)


375 Comments   (+0 »)
   

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Last | Show all
 
2009-09-08 02:10:09 PM
Gato Negro: Barack Obama once starred in a gay porn video. He was a 'bottom'. Full story at eleven.

A) You try WAY to hard.

B)Projection won't really make you feel better.
 
2009-09-08 02:11:49 PM
I am amused.
 
2009-09-08 02:12:11 PM
As an internet nerd myself, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

pxlboy: Action Replay Nick: None of this would even be necessary if Beck would simply produce the death certificate proving he didn't rape and murder the girl.

jesus christ, are we still on that farking meme?


I think you are missing the point. Kinda like how the flying spaghetti monster secretly has a point. In a similar fashion you may have missed the point Drew was making above.

Well made point Drew, although I must disagree with your satire. When I watch Glenn Beck or Bill O'Reilly and read Fark, I think it's pretty clear which one has higher standards for publication.
 
2009-09-08 02:12:32 PM
i.l.cnn.net

I have been on a coma for 3 weeks
What news broke about Glenn Beck?!?!?
 
2009-09-08 02:13:57 PM
Look, just because people claim Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990 doesn't mean he did rape and murder a sweet, innocent blonde girl in 1990.

Sure, those who claim Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990 have demonstrated no proof that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a pretty special needs girl in 1990.

But it is causing reasonable people to wonder why he doesn't publically address the growing concern that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a lovely young virgin white girl in 1990. In fact, the one time I heard a caller mention on his radio show the existence of the rumor that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990, Glenn simply ignored the meat of the allegation, and went to commercial. What message does that send, Glenn? What are we supposed to assume?

Damn that's fun. I wish I could get paid for it too.
 
2009-09-08 02:14:45 PM
IdBeCrazyIf: So does this like sorta half officially give us the greenlight to run with this meme?

.....the victims family really needs to know.


Ok, I'll go ahead and say it. Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990, and now that his secret is out he's abusing his position of power at Fox News to prevent rational and sane investigations into this heinous crime. WHY DOESN'T HE JUST RELEASE THE PAPERS SAYING HE DIDN'T RAPE AND MURDER A GIRL IN 1990?!

/Goddamn I love memetics
 
2009-09-08 02:15:26 PM
Drew, you should be ashamed, that was nothing but commie indoctrination and now I'm pulling my school-age childrens out of this thread...
 
2009-09-08 02:16:18 PM
Is Olbermann paying for this post? Seems like an advertisement for that partisan, self-important douchefag.
 
2009-09-08 02:16:45 PM
Wait, does this mean the admins who were banning folks for mentioning a certain sexual assault and homicide by a douchebag television personality in beginning of the last decade were wrong to do so?!?!

/Am confused
//A Murdered In Beck And Girl Glenn 1990 Raped
 
2009-09-08 02:17:08 PM
I had no idea that Glenn Beck was "a dickwad, huge dickwad, huge flaming dickwad, or unbelievably crass and ridiculous dickwad"

/Meme?
 
2009-09-08 02:17:27 PM
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Ghandi

Looks like we're on step 2.
 
2009-09-08 02:17:48 PM
It appears Olbermann called out Fark, not the other way around. It must infuriate many farkers that Beck is gloating, and Van Jones is out. Heh.
 
2009-09-08 02:18:51 PM
Rockdrummer: It appears Olbermann called out Fark, not the other way around. It must infuriate many farkers that Beck is gloating, and Van Jones is out. Heh.

As in, out of the closet? Oh, wait, you're still jammed in there. Heh.
 
2009-09-08 02:18:53 PM
Rockdrummer: It appears Olbermann called out Fark, not the other way around. It must infuriate many farkers that Beck is gloating, and Van Jones is out. Heh.

Did you even READ what Drew wrote?
 
2009-09-08 02:19:13 PM
THIS THREAD IS SOCIALIST!

/words, who cares what they mean?
 
2009-09-08 02:19:18 PM
I am not exactly sure what Drew is getting at with "It really is a dark day in American Politics when "internet nerds," as you call them, cannot simply make baseless, horrific allegations from thin air and then question the accused to respond.". Is he implying that rumor mongering is defensible? That one is obliged to constantly defend themselves against fabricated character attacks?
 
2009-09-08 02:19:36 PM
The sad thing is this could all go away if Beck would just release his criminal rap sheet from 1991. If he's not hiding anything why should he be afraid of the public weighing in once they are fully informed.
 
2009-09-08 02:21:19 PM
Rockdrummer: It appears Olbermann called out Fark, not the other way around. It must infuriate many farkers that Beck is gloating, and Van Jones is out. Heh.

Also infuriating is that the wrong rock drummers tend to choke on vomit. Do us a favor and please, please follow suit. Yours is fine, but if you don't have any in your gorge, just find some vomit and choke on it. Heh.
 
2009-09-08 02:21:21 PM
Bag of Hammers: The sad thing is this could all go away if Beck would just release his criminal rap sheet from 1991. If he's not hiding anything why should he be afraid of the public weighing in once they are fully informed.

Beck's music is bad, maybe even criminal, but I wouldn't call it rap.
 
2009-09-08 02:21:31 PM
berylman: I am not exactly sure what Drew is getting at with "It really is a dark day in American Politics when "internet nerds," as you call them, cannot simply make baseless, horrific allegations from thin air and then question the accused to respond.". Is he implying that rumor mongering is defensible? That one is obliged to constantly defend themselves against fabricated character attacks?

It's a metaphor.
 
2009-09-08 02:22:02 PM
Rockdrummer: It must infuriate many farkers that Beck is gloating, and Van Jones is out. Heh.

Yes, because we don't have our own problems, and what really infuriates us is the outcome of a power struggle between two elites we never met and in whose fates we don't even have a remote interest.

This is a hobby. You are being ridiculous.
 
2009-09-08 02:22:05 PM
gilgigamesh: nice post, I loled
 
2009-09-08 02:22:44 PM
netweavr: berylman: I am not exactly sure what Drew is getting at with "It really is a dark day in American Politics when "internet nerds," as you call them, cannot simply make baseless, horrific allegations from thin air and then question the accused to respond.". Is he implying that rumor mongering is defensible? That one is obliged to constantly defend themselves against fabricated character attacks?

It's a metaphor.


He was told there would be no English.
 
2009-09-08 02:22:49 PM
Glad to be a part of the infamous "Glenn Beck is a huge flaming dickwad" thread. Sure to go down in internet history.

...And I concur wholeheartedly.
 
2009-09-08 02:24:10 PM
I am confused. Drew thinks it is okay to create false stories and then keep them going?

Someone should write a book about why that is a bad idea.
 
2009-09-08 02:24:23 PM
Still no word on Glenn Beck's activities between the years 1989 and 1991? I don't see why he doesn't just come clean if he doesn't have anything to hide. Honestly, these rumors about his sexual proclivities and homicidal tendencies would get cleared up rather quickly if he would just come out and deny it.
 
2009-09-08 02:24:41 PM
It was 1991, not 1990, that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl. Or not. But probably.
 
2009-09-08 02:24:50 PM
Eh?
 
2009-09-08 02:25:29 PM
 
2009-09-08 02:25:37 PM
Arnold T Pants: Is Olbermann paying for this post? Seems like an advertisement for that partisan, self-important douchefag.

Really. Starting to feel like Digg around here.
 
2009-09-08 02:25:59 PM
There is no truth to the rumor that Glen Beck has irritable bowel syndrome. There is a different name for what he has.
 
2009-09-08 02:26:13 PM
I'm still waiting for my 40 lb box of Glenn Beck in the mail. UPS can be so careless sometimes.
 
2009-09-08 02:26:38 PM
witchofthedogs: The Girl Glenn Beck Murdered and Raped: Eh?

Okay, I LOL'ed.


Haha me too.
 
2009-09-08 02:26:40 PM
Gato Negro: Barack Obama once starred in a gay porn video. He was a 'bottom'. Full story at eleven.

SpectroBoy: You try WAY to hard.


All I know is, the Glenn Beck show comes on in a few hours and it's the #1 show on cable news. That's why White House scum gets removed when Glenn Beck says remove it.

I can't wait to see who's next...

/suck it libs
 
2009-09-08 02:27:55 PM
cretinbob: Gato Negro: Barack Obama once starred in a gay porn video. He was a 'bottom'. Full story at eleven.

See that doesn't even work, it's just stupid.

I don't know his handle, But Olbermann (or someone on his staff) is a farker and gets a lot his shiat from here, directly. Seems like every time I watch there is not just a story but a twist on a headline from Fark.

\\not saying that's a bad thing.


He's Remove all Republicans
 
2009-09-08 02:27:57 PM
The Girl Glenn Beck Murdered and Raped: Eh?

I thought he allegedly raped THEN murdered that sweet, innocent, handicapable, liberal girl. Not murdered THEN raped, allegedly.

That's allegedly kinky.
 
2009-09-08 02:28:45 PM
Ah, Glen Beck. You add nothing of value to the debate. If only the MSM stopped broadcasting your kind, your stupid ideas and conspiracy theories wouldn't infect the populace.
 
2009-09-08 02:28:48 PM
img215.imageshack.us
Why won't Glenn Beck deny these allegations that he raped and murdered a girl in 1990? What is he hiding? We have to ask WHY!
 
2009-09-08 02:28:56 PM
What a self-absorbed f*ck. They've been censoring posts regarding the Glenn Beck thing and now he puts himself in Olbermann's crosshairs as if Olbermann actually gives a crap about Fark.

It couldn't be Fark's fault since you're giving people vacation time for posting that sh*t. Shut up.
 
2009-09-08 02:29:29 PM
Gato Negro: Gato Negro: Barack Obama once starred in a gay porn video. He was a 'bottom'. Full story at eleven.

SpectroBoy: You try WAY to hard.


All I know is, the Glenn Beck show comes on in a few hours and it's the #1 show on cable news. That's why White House scum gets removed when Glenn Beck says remove it.

I can't wait to see who's next...

/suck it libs


So, I'm guessing you don't believe Glenn Beck allegedly murdered and raped that poor girl in 1991?
 
2009-09-08 02:29:45 PM
Anyone have a link to the Olberman segment?
 
2009-09-08 02:29:46 PM
Tuesday's Glenn Beck tweet:

"Send me everything you can find on this Drew character."
 
2009-09-08 02:29:54 PM
Gato Negro: All I know is, the Glenn Beck show comes on in a few hours and it's the #1 show on cable news.

That's like winning the "Miss Auschwitz" pageant.
 
2009-09-08 02:31:01 PM
Gato Negro: All I know is, the Glenn Beck show comes on in a few hours and it's the #1 show on cable news.

This is why you're retarded.
 
2009-09-08 02:32:29 PM
This week is full of epic win.

Especially the YouTube/Brain Injury one. Subby++++
 
2009-09-08 02:33:46 PM
Bladel: Tuesday's Glenn Beck tweet:

"Send me everything you can find on this Drew character."


lol that's awesome. I was annoyed by the meme after a while, seems worth it so much more now though.
 
2009-09-08 02:34:13 PM
berylman: I am not exactly sure what Drew is getting at with "It really is a dark day in American Politics when "internet nerds," as you call them, cannot simply make baseless, horrific allegations from thin air and then question the accused to respond.". Is he implying that rumor mongering is defensible? That one is obliged to constantly defend themselves against fabricated character attacks?

"That's what the internet is for. Slandering others anonymously."
 
2009-09-08 02:34:47 PM
Drew sounds butthurt.
 
2009-09-08 02:36:17 PM
I won't be satisfied until I see the birth certificate.
 
2009-09-08 02:36:31 PM
real shaman: not you, too... what a broken shtick....

and you'd know your broken schticks now wouldn't you?
 
Displayed 50 of 375 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »





Report