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Huffpo forced to pull Hit Piece offering 100k for Beck Sex Tapes.

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Huffington Post Offers $100,000 for Sex Tapes, Phone Records to Destroy Glenn Beck
Monday, August 30, 2010 | Kristinn
Posted on Mon Aug 30 2010 08:24:16 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by kristinn

Edited on Mon Aug 30 2010 13:25:08 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Jim Robinson. [history]
In the wake of Glenn Beck's hugely successful Restoring Honor rally held in Washington, D.C. this weekend, the Huffington Post has published an offer of $100,000 to anyone with evidence that would destroy Beck's reputation and take him off the political/cultural battlefield.

An essay written by Beau Friedlander, the last editor-in-chief of Air America before it shut down this year, was posted in the Politics section of the Huffington Post today with the title, $100,000 For Glenn Beck's Sex Tape.

Friedlander says he will not use his own money for the hit, but that he will "broker" the deal.

It is time to pop the tea baggers' favorite balloon (so what if it will be replaced by another?), and with that in mind I hereby offer to negotiate a $100,000 payday to the person who will come forward with a sex tape or phone records or anything else that succeeds in removing Glenn Beck from the public eye forever. I am not offering the cash myself, but I will broker the deal and/or raise the money for what you bring to the table. (And it better be good.)

If you have the goods, or if you want to contribute to a slush fund to buy more takedowns (probably not tax deductible), please contact me at: glennbecksextape@gmail.com.

Friedlander couches his offer in the context of Andrew Breitbart's offer of $100,000 for the Journolist listserve messages, but this is more in line with pornographer Larry Flynt's blackmail campaign against Congressmen during Bill Clinton's impeachment, which followed a threat from Clinton conveyed by George Stephanopoulos to expose their sex lives.

Likewise, the Huffington Post has ties to the Obama White House, raising the question of whether the White House is behind this targeting of Beck.
Huffington Post Offers $100,000 for Sex Tapes, Phone Records to Destroy Glenn Beck

I'm amazed the Freepers are claiming credit for killing this.
Exposure by Free Republic Forces Huffington Post to Pull Article Threatening Glenn Beck: Exposure by Free Republic Forces Huffington Post to Pull Article Threatening Glenn Beck
 

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The thought of glenn beck sex tapes ... ugh
 

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:rofl That's just plain stupid...

...as though anyone would want a reminder that they had sex with him. :mrgreen:

(had to say that)
 

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In other news...Im willing to film sex tapes and split the profits with someone for turning them over to HuPo...and split the 100k 50/50...
brb, buying chunky glasses and a chalkboard.
 

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Huffington Post*highlights difference between left and right blogosphere | Media Matters for America

Wingers broke out the smelling salts today when a Huffington Post contributor put up a nasty blog post about Glenn Beck. (i.e. Trolling for dirt on the talk show host.) Newsbusters led the charge in the collective hand wringing, because a liberal writer posted something that was out of bounds! It showed how deranged liberals really are!
Well guess what? Editors at Huffington Post acted quickly and pulled the blog post because it did not meet the sites's standards.
Now, try to remember the last time anyone at Newsbusters or Daily Caller or Drudge Report or at any of Andrew Breitbart's sites pulled down a BS blog post or an "exclusive" report on their site because it didn't meet journalism "standards."
 

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Seriously who the hell would want a sex tape of Glenn Beck. I mean Jesus that is make both my physical and mental self vomit at the thought.
 

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I swear...at LEAST once a day, someone posts something that makes me just spew coffee all over the screen and laugh out loud. Other than a little clean up...that did it! Thanks!
Hehe... the standards at HuffPo are much lower. This blog entry was much too high brow for them.
 

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It's funny what lengths liberals will go to.
 

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I would bet that Beck would be the only live human in such a tape.....
 

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I swear...at LEAST once a day, someone posts something that makes me just spew coffee all over the screen and laugh out loud. Other than a little clean up...that did it! Thanks!
You're spastic? :mrgreen:
 

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You people realize you are citing freep right? Not exactly a place for quality journalism.
 

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You did read my last line in the OP didn't.... why, no no you didn't.
I did, but the freep guys should have been smart and made screen shots. Besides, if you look at this from a business standpoint, a sex tape of someone such as Glenn Beck, Obama, or other national figure is worth way more than $100,000 in revenue to the site.
 

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I did, but the freep guys should have been smart and made screen shots. Besides, if you look at this from a business standpoint, a sex tape of someone such as Glenn Beck, Obama, or other national figure is worth way more than $100,000 in revenue to the site.
By all accounts, the posting was real, why Huffpo pulled it is anyones guess, though I doubt they'd care about what the Freepers think.
 

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By all accounts, the posting was real, why Huffpo pulled it is anyones guess, though I doubt they'd care about what the Freepers think.
It probably was, but it would be nice if it could be confirmed. Ultimately, Huffpo and freep are similar hack based entities and I don't trust either.
 

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Not a beck fan, but this whole mouth foaming hatred including attempts to destroy some guys career all while using other peoples money, is rather lame. :lol:
 

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Well, if one blogger gets to be representative of the levels that all bloggers will stoop to, I guess I can go to Freerepublic and find find good representatives of conservatives, right?
 

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Well, if one blogger gets to be representative of the levels that all bloggers will stoop to, I guess I can go to Freerepublic and find find good representatives of conservatives, right?
Your larger point is certainly valid, but it's worth noting that that's an apples/oranges comparison. This wasn't just some random schmo forum poster, this was a featured writer and the former editor-in-chief of Air America.
 
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