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 (374 comments) | Permalink
More: FarkBlog

•       •       •

21313 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)


374 Comments   (+0 »)
   

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Last | Show all
 
2009-09-08 05:22:03 PM
Millennium: Humor is a fine thing, but false rape accusations cross the line. This was not cool.

Oh, now you want me to believe a dead raped girl falsely accused Glenn Beck. I'm not falling for that.
 
2009-09-08 05:23:08 PM
I'm really curious as to whether or not Glenn Beck really did rape and murder Becky Gunderson in the summer of 1990...Why won't he address these allegations?
 
2009-09-08 05:23:12 PM
Corvus: The_Six_Fingered_Man: Fair 6 a : marked by impartiality and honesty : free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism

So then if you are biased against a subject you then also believe it's OK to make up lies about it (unfair)?


I am starting to see why right wingers justify the things they do.

So if I don't like healthcare reform then it's ok to make up lies that it will put old people to death?


I giggled. No offense, where have you been for the past decade? It's not exactly a new tactic. Remember the Kerry/Bush election cycle where there was a huge debate on whether John Kerry was really a war hero? All the media and attention was focused on swift boats and whether the purple heart John Kerry had was legit. No one doubted his service, everyone agreed he was in Vietnam fighting for his country. Instead of praising that, the focus was on whether or not he deserved his purple heart. One guy who swore in an affadavit he had personal knowledge John Kerry lied admitted later he didn't witness it himself but he totally heard it from some friends. Meanwhile all the attention is calling John Kerry's war record in to question, where was George W Bush?

Link (new window)
 
2009-09-08 05:23:48 PM
Whoooiee! Ole Drew sure sounds butthurt since his favorite commie, radical, Green Czar had to resign because of proven facts and not some smear campaign. Dayuum! He might need to take a little time out.

signed Jeff.
 
2009-09-08 05:24:34 PM
jst3p: If you want to get into a semantic discussion about the difference between fair and bias I am not going to get in your way. But I am not going to participate because it bores me and is not relevant to the point I was making, which was not specifically directed only at you but more of a general observation.

The don't direct it to me!

jst3p: In general the partisan monkeys on both sides of the aisle fling poo at fark claiming bais. I have seen fark accused of pandering to both the left and the right, which in a way FARK is guilty of both



You complained about me discussing the differences between fairness and bias and then you did it yourself!

You must be trolling because it's hard for me to imagine someone failing on them selves like this on accident.

You just basically said what I have been saying that you have been attacking me for.

It's hard for me to think someone is actually this clueless.
 
2009-09-08 05:26:12 PM
If Glenn Beck hypothetically raped and killed a girl in 1990, how do you think he went along with it? Did he pick up a teenage runaway or a prostitute, then forced her to perform oral sex on him at gunpoint and dumped the body in a ditch? Did he kidnap a college girl, locked her in his basement and repeatably sodomized and then strangled her? Did he call her a "godless liberal whore that needed to punished" while he did it? Did he use an acid bath to get rid of any physical evidence? What's his MO'?
 
2009-09-08 05:26:12 PM
lennavan: I giggled. No offense, where have you been for the past decade? It's not exactly a new tactic.

I didn't say it was a new tactic.

if you think you have something to add maybe you should understand what people are discussing before you jump in.
 
2009-09-08 05:27:31 PM
Corvus: lennavan: I giggled. No offense, where have you been for the past decade? It's not exactly a new tactic.

I didn't say it was a new tactic.

if you think you have something to add maybe you should understand what people are discussing before you jump in.


Many people seem to misunderstand you. If only we could find a common denominator....
 
2009-09-08 05:28:40 PM
jst3p: Many people seem to misunderstand you. If only we could find a common denominator....

Fark has lots of people who jump in at the end of a conversation without reading what they posted before.

It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure it out.
 
2009-09-08 05:29:53 PM
jst3p: Many people seem to misunderstand you. If only we could find a common denominator....

Your the one who made up shiat that I never said. I quoted myself saying the opposite of what you said.

Your the one who can't support nay of your claims.
 
2009-09-08 05:31:28 PM
Corvus: lennavan: I giggled. No offense, where have you been for the past decade? It's not exactly a new tactic.

I didn't say it was a new tactic.

if you think you have something to add maybe you should understand what people are discussing before you jump in.


Quoting you:
"So then if you are biased against a subject you then also believe it's OK to make up lies about it (unfair)? I am starting to see why right wingers justify the things they do."

Quoting me:
"I giggled. No offense, where have you been for the past decade? It's not exactly a new tactic."

I dunno, makes sense to me. I didn't say you said it was a new tactic, I said it has been around forever so it's silly that you are just now realizing it.

Seems you misdirected your forum drama at me =-O
 
2009-09-08 05:31:31 PM
jst3p: Many people seem to misunderstand you. If only we could find a common denominator....

Yeah I can see how you could of got me confused saying Fark was biased from me saying:

"I do NOT think FARK is biased" those two things are so easy to get confused.

Those are so close to each other.
 
2009-09-08 05:33:12 PM
lennavan: I dunno, makes sense to me. I didn't say you said it was a new tactic, I said it has been around forever so it's silly that you are just now realizing it.

No that's not the point. I am not saying "I just realized it" either.
 
2009-09-08 05:36:25 PM
ieldanth: Uchiha_Cycliste: Xetal: For the same reason they don't have a #1 show on AM radio and why more sources on the internet have a liberal bias than a conservative bias.

Younger and more educated people tend to be more liberal.
Younger and more educated people watch less TV and spend more time on the internet.

It isn't exactly rocket science to connect the two.

Well, reality DOES have a well known liberal bias.



Reality is actually more centrist, in that it doesn't give a shiat about politics.

Unless you are talking about perceived reality...


I've got reality sitting right here with me and it says it does care, so there. *pppttttttth*.
 
2009-09-08 05:36:51 PM
The_Six_Fingered_Man: Did you leave after I asked you a few questions to back up your position?

WOw that seems to happen so much around here.

Someone makes an accusation, someone asks them to back them up, person disappears.

At least jst3p sticks around just making shiat up out of thin air what people never actually said.
 
2009-09-08 05:37:25 PM
I heard Keith Olberman once raped his best friend's wife at a benefit for Muscular Dystrophy.

/it's possible it didn't happen, but do you really want to risk it?
//be safe: watch Fox News!
 
2009-09-08 05:40:30 PM
Corvus: lennavan: I dunno, makes sense to me. I didn't say you said it was a new tactic, I said it has been around forever so it's silly that you are just now realizing it.

No that's not the point. I am not saying "I just realized it" either.


I am starting to see why right wingers justify the things they do.

Ah, then I see how we misunderstood each other. I read what you previously wrote (I highlighted the appropriate part) and thought by "I am starting to see" you meant "I am starting to realize." People tend to use those phrases interchangeably, you should be more careful with your words. Apparently you're either blind or have created a new meaning for that phrase.

Or I have no idea what you are saying. But just a heads up, when you post comments in a public forum and not a chat room, people tend to join and leave the conversation at various times, you should get used to it and not be such a knob. =)
 
2009-09-08 05:41:08 PM
Was this his first victim? Are there others? Was this a planned attack or a thrill killing?
 
2009-09-08 05:43:21 PM
DOW: tedbundee: DOW: Why is Drew defending 4chan? That's where it started...

he likes CP

Drew = Moot?


you just broke #1 and #2
 
2009-09-08 05:44:26 PM
Corvus: The_Six_Fingered_Man: Did you leave after I asked you a few questions to back up your position?

WOw that seems to happen so much around here.

Someone makes an accusation, someone asks them to back them up, person disappears.

At least jst3p sticks around just making shiat up out of thin air what people never actually said.


Don't fatter yourself. I stuck around out of morbid curiosity. There are many days I would have judged you to be not worthy of response as well. You must be dizzy from all of the spinning you have done in this thread alone.
 
2009-09-08 05:46:01 PM
jst3p: Corvus: The_Six_Fingered_Man: Did you leave after I asked you a few questions to back up your position?


No Corvus, I finally put you on ignore so I can be free of your bias and fairness.

The last hour or so has been bliss personified as I no longer have to gaze at the dark gray color that is your tripe day in and day out.
 
2009-09-08 05:46:07 PM
lennavan: I am starting to see why right wingers justify the things they do.

That is the part you missed. Doing it and justifying it are not the same thing.

He was saying fairness and biasness is the same thing.

If you biased then you MUST be unfair. There, now you know most of the story.

I was pointing out you can be BIASED and still be FAIR and I found it interesting that he thought it was impossible to be both.
 
2009-09-08 05:47:45 PM
The_Six_Fingered_Man: No Corvus, I finally put you on ignore so I can be free of your bias and fairness.

The last hour or so has been bliss personified as I no longer have to gaze at the dark gray color that is your tripe day in and day out.


Wow so scared of answering a question or two.

You are really afraid to hear anything you disagree with.

Isn't this the 4th time you've "set me to ignore"?

Are you biased about anything?

Wow can't answer one question.
 
2009-09-08 05:49:59 PM
jst3p: Corvus: The_Six_Fingered_Man: Did you leave after I asked you a few questions to back up your position?

WOw that seems to happen so much around here.

Someone makes an accusation, someone asks them to back them up, person disappears.

At least jst3p sticks around just making shiat up out of thin air what people never actually said.

Don't fatter yourself. I stuck around out of morbid curiosity. There are many days I would have judged you to be not worthy of response as well. You must be dizzy from all of the spinning you have done in this thread alone.


What spinning have I done exactly?

Oh yeah I forgot you don't need to have an evidence to support your opinions. Only biased people like me do that.

jst3p World:

Biased = Make opinions based on evidence
Unbiased = Make opinions not based on evidence
 
2009-09-08 05:51:50 PM
Beck didn't rape and murder the girl. He murdered her first and then raped the corpse.
 
2009-09-08 05:51:54 PM
jst3p: Corvus: The_Six_Fingered_Man: Did you leave after I asked you a few questions to back up your position?

WOw that seems to happen so much around here.

Someone makes an accusation, someone asks them to back them up, person disappears.

At least jst3p sticks around just making shiat up out of thin air what people never actually said.

Don't fatter yourself. I stuck around out of morbid curiosity. There are many days I would have judged you to be not worthy of response as well. You must be dizzy from all of the spinning you have done in this thread alone.


Are you going to completely ignore the fact that you stated the same position that you have been attacking me for having this entire time?
 
2009-09-08 05:53:14 PM
Corvus: lennavan: I am starting to see why right wingers justify the things they do.

That is the part you missed. Doing it and justifying it are not the same thing.

He was saying fairness and biasness is the same thing.

If you biased then you MUST be unfair. There, now you know most of the story.

I was pointing out you can be BIASED and still be FAIR and I found it interesting that he thought it was impossible to be both.


We'll just agree we are misunderstanding each other. It doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. That and it's time to go home, woo!
 
2009-09-08 05:55:39 PM
Kevin72: Beck didn't rape and murder the girl. He murdered her first and then raped the corpse.

He then.....ate their brains. And tried to cook a little.
 
2009-09-08 05:56:32 PM
www.traveljournals.net

What Liter Land may look like
 
2009-09-08 05:57:17 PM
So this should have gone under the political tab, with Commie bias?
 
2009-09-08 05:59:23 PM
The_Six_Fingered_Man: No Corvus, I finally put you on ignore so I can be free of your bias and fairness.

I love how guys like you respond to MY COMMENTS FIRST and then it's "Oh no that evil Corvus is trolling me by asking me to back up my accusations."
 
2009-09-08 06:06:08 PM
Firebug: Police have declined to comment if Bob Saget and Glenn Beck, gang raped, murdered and then cannibalized a girl in 1900. Police also declined to comment if both parties engaged in homosexual intercourse after the alleged rape and murder.

Somehow, the idea of Bob Saget and Glenn Beck getting it on is the most vile part of this post.

But really, it's even gotten on Wheel of Fortune:

img297.imageshack.us


I don't know if the rumors are true, but they need to be addressed. And I can't believe that Keith Olbermann, of all people, wouldn't be in there investigating it.

On a tangent: Is it just me, or has Keith gotten bigger and oranger lately? If this keeps up, by this time next year you'll probably get Florida Natural all over you if you give him a hug.
 
2009-09-08 06:11:38 PM
Drew? For all the times your opinion of the 'lameness/sameness' of the MSM is used here I thought that you would have called out Olbermann for his witch-hunt of Beck.

I don't watch Beck nor care that much for his views but when a dolt like Olbermann starts an effort to 'kill the messenger' for showing what an azzhat Van Jones is and you let that pass, well, I'm surprised and a little disappointed.

But then you're just an 'internet nerd'...


And then there is this: Corvus 2009-09-08 05:47:45 PM
The_Six_Fingered_Man: No Corvus, I finally put you on ignore so I can be free of your bias and fairness.

The last hour or so has been bliss personified as I no longer have to gaze at the dark gray color that is your tripe day in and day out.

Wow so scared of answering a question or two.

You are really afraid to hear anything you disagree with.

Isn't this the 4th time you've "set me to ignore"?

Are you biased about anything?

Wow can't answer one question.


Corvus I only caught the last few posts and don't have the time to go back and read the thread but you're right: any one of either political persuasion that doesn't have the guts to read opinions they disagree with are chickenshiats.

Any one who makes a comment and then claims to 'ignore' the other person is also a chickenshiat.
 
2009-09-08 06:13:29 PM
This thread is great, but it would be better if Glenn Beck would just release the documents that disprove the allegation that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl who was pretty, blonde, and mildly retarded before eating her body to hide the evidence.

Because really, all True Americans would be much more comfortable if he would simply put these accusations to rest.
 
2009-09-08 06:17:59 PM
Gato Negro: Barack Obama once starred in a gay porn video. He was a 'bottom'. Full story at eleven.

Lies, it was robosexual erotica featuring Barack Obama teaching a young gay android about his budding robosexuality (or "biophilia" from the android's point of view) that was tasteful and plot-driven.
 
2009-09-08 06:20:55 PM
TheBigJerk: Gato Negro: Barack Obama once starred in a gay porn video. He was a 'bottom'. Full story at eleven.

Lies, it was robosexual erotica featuring Barack Obama teaching a young gay android about his budding robosexuality (or "biophilia" from the android's point of view) that was tasteful and plot-driven.


I remember that, it was on the second Animatrix video right?
 
2009-09-08 06:22:34 PM
Glenn Beck is now trying to cover up the 1990 rape and murder allegations.
 
2009-09-08 06:27:45 PM
We Win.
 
2009-09-08 06:33:22 PM
Paktu: Glenn Beck is now trying to cover up the 1990 rape and murder allegations.

Nice... good work guys.
 
2009-09-08 06:34:56 PM
The whole thing is really quite tiresome. One person used a neat rhetorical device to make a point. A few people picked up on it and it became semi-amusing. Then, as children will do, it got run into the ground. BFD For God's sake, let it go.
 
2009-09-08 06:35:06 PM
The Loyal Bushies and the Fark IndependentsTM but I repeat myself...
 
2009-09-08 06:35:53 PM
mfaby: any one of either political persuasion that doesn't have the guts to read opinions they disagree with are chickenshiats.

Any one who makes a comment and then claims to 'ignore' the other person is also a chickenshiat.




Well, some of us, through experience, have come to quickly recognize people whose old and tired drivel is a waste of time to read and of little value to a discussion. Filtering out the trash also makes the bigger threads much quicker to scroll through.

click - click - click
 
2009-09-08 06:40:45 PM
HappyDaddy: Then, as children will do, it got run into the ground. BFD For God's sake, let it go.

Fat chance. Rupert Murdoch built an empire on this simple tactic. It's not going anywhere.
 
2009-09-08 06:47:11 PM
Obviously internet tough guys need to be held to a higher standard than 24-hour news channel political hacks.
 
2009-09-08 06:50:20 PM
iansouter.com
/glenn beck murders puppies and rapes their livers
 
2009-09-08 06:51:17 PM
Adjective Bird Whiskey: The only being #2 hit hard. Quickly, back to our caves for liquor and brainstorming on how to be the worst.

you could try sending tin foil to glen beck, and try to simultaneously blame it on keith olberman
 
2009-09-08 06:55:40 PM
Aw, man!

Who knows how many "ignore lists" I got added to when I was trolling with this meme, and now I see we have another thread promoting it!

And I missed all the fun ... stupid work.

This is worse than that time Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl back in 1990.

/almost
//
///random slashies ... //
 
2009-09-08 06:58:31 PM
evilmrsock: Bladel: Tuesday's Glenn Beck tweet:

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

I heard he's 11 feet tall and can breath fire and shoot lightning out his arse.


he should lay off the tex mex man
 
2009-09-08 07:06:29 PM
Martin Silenus: Nemo

She chose to wear or not wear revealing clothing that night.
 
2009-09-08 07:11:34 PM
1derful: It's okay to say FEMA is building concentration camps, our President is a racist, New World Order Socialism!!, in a medium that claims to be "fair and balanced news", but to make a joke in a forum that is known for making jokes is a no-no. Dan Patrick could have explained the context to you.

THIS THIS THIS THIS SO MUCH THIS
 
Displayed 50 of 374 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