Um, the site's still live
They've given up one domain name, but the site's still live at this address:
Conspiraloon Glenn Beck has lost, but also won, a case to win control of a domain he believed was infringing his copyright. The Fox News reporter lost the case, but won back the web address anyway. Florida resident Isaac Eiland-Hall had registered the domain glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com. The website, now …
Not sure if it's the same Glenn Beck, but here's the police report:
Streisand effect at work, e.g. :
"Recently the web has been abuzz with allegations that popular fox news pundit, Glenn Beck, raped and murdered a young girl in 1990..."
Then another joins in
"Personally, I think a gifted lawyer could probably get him cleared of any charges. But the fact that he has yet to refute that he, Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990 is troubling"
25100 others search results.... of similar vein.
Personally, I like to keep an open mind of the subject, because closed-minded people hate America.
Even Glenn Beck himself denies being a reporter, and he isn't even on Fox News at the times when it is providing news (all other times it is opinion, as Fox themselves have pointed out).
He is a complete idiot, as this case proves, since I wouldn't have heard anyhting about it if he hadn't blown it all out of proportion.
"Beck took the case to the World Intellectual Property Organisation claiming trademark rights on this (sic) own name."
Can anyone claim trademark rights on their own name? How are they enforced? Should new parents be checking with WIPO to ensure their offspring has a unique name? Do you have to change your name if you infringe someone else's trademark?
Did Glenn Beck rape then murder a young girl in 1990? Or did he murder then rape her? I've heard both accusations. Which was it? Or did he actually murder two young girls in 1990, murdering then raping one, and raping then murdering the other. I think it fair that the facts be put on the table. I do wonder why Fox News continue to employ an alleged serial rapist and murderer. What else might they be hiding?
That arrest record is in monospaced courier, but they had proportional typefaces in 1990, so that Glenn Beck rape arrest is likely fake. Or maybe it was planted by Glenn Beck supporters to lead others down a blind trail. I don't know the answer, I'm just asking.
This site also wonders about this:
"The local media attention around the case intensified after Durham’s Channel 4 ran an interview with Gwendolyn Sutton, the officer who responded to the rape call. In the interview, Officer Sutton claimed “the victim told me the rapist whispered the phrase ‘I’m doing because I love my country‘ repeatedly as he cried and raped her.”
But that rape, the victim was ALIVE! So that arrest record can't be proof that Glenn Beck MURDERED the victim, he must have left her alive!
Although in the interests of balance the site also debunks the proof that Glenn Beck did not commit the rape/murder by disproving an alibi.
"As badly as Beck fans want to believe Mr. Stefano’s cute little tale, don’t be fooled. Mr. Stefano is not telling the whole truth. While there is no questioning the legitimacy of his photo, the date he is claiming to have taken the photo is clearly erroneous."
What I don't understand is, am I the only one asking these questions? Is there a conspiracy among the right wing media to suppress this? That would like, what Goebbels did in Nazi Germany!
I laughed out load when I saw that satire site. Perfect sublimation of what Beck spews...and his audience swallows.
While you may wish him away, Beck is making about $20M/year shoveling what he's shoveling...amazing.
I don't care who it is, but if someone smears your character with no proof you have to defend yourself. I know, many say just do nothing and everyone knows its bogus anyways so why bother.
But if someone or group just made up a story with zero fact checking, I would be out there telling the world!! Also, to me, if you don't defend yourself maybe people think it is true so you got to defend yourself with allegations that are NOT true.
I don't know about you, but I'm tired of bogus claims from ideologs. I think it is easier to smear someones name rather than defend your beliefs and it seems hard for these ideologs to respect others who have a different opinion.
A lot of the reactions I see on news sites are in this style: "This is a smear campaign posing as political satire."
Which, interestingly, sounds like a Glenn Beck tactic.
Maybe it is more correctly described as a "meta-smear campaign posing as political satire of a smear campaign posing as political satire"? Or something like that.
Beer icon, because I have the flu, and haven't had a pint for a week. :(
Unfortunately for those who feel that Glen Beck received true justice, the irony of this charade is that most Americans who listen to and accept everything out of Glen Beck's mouth as "truth" and "reasonable" will only conclude that the WIPO, Democrats, all other nations and peoples - including Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and "non-fundamental Christians" are conspiring to denigrate their beloved hero.
It has never been a question of whether Glen Beck - as well as Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are idiots, these guys have proven it conclusively by all scientific and "rational" criteria. The fact that such insanity and stupidity from them continues to attain loyal followings is the sad and pathetic part.
But, that is America, where "everyone" has these wonderful freedoms - to say and do anything, no matter how asinine, and become rich and famous for it.
The beauty of that site was that it indeed worded the accusation in a manner that Glenn Beck often uses during what most would call his less lucid moments.
"I have no evidence of this but.." precedes much of what he says, which is usually followed by some utterly insane statement during which he will be balling his eyes out and weepily claiming he loves his country.
His most notorious opinion was that FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency that is sent to disaster zones to give emergency relief, has changed its purpose to something significantly more sinister on the order of Democrats and President Obama. Instead of, say, giving emergency aid to hurricane and flood victims, it now runs concentration camps for right wing Americans. This is a delightful twist on the fact they provided mobile homes to the displaced victims of hurricane Katrina. Obviously providing shelter was a cover for creating concentration camps to house right wing protesters - and thanks to Glenn Beck our saviour, we can now all see the plan for what it is, an evil plot of the new devil worshiping, Muslim President.
Fox "News" itself is nothing more than the right wing propaganda engine of the Republican Party. During the Bush administration they were famous for reporting White House statements as news, ie. the White House would issue a press release and Fox News would report the contents of the release as news, without reference to its origins.
The channel is now in a frenzy of right wing propaganda directed at the Democrats, in particular President Obama, and are responsible for these so-called Tea Bagging protests. Amid denials of collusion, they will end a news segment giving the time, date and location of these protests and mysteriously be able to report live from all of them despite the so-called spontaneity of the event, often inflating the number of protesters present by 10s of thousands.
Naturally we are all having a lot of fun with this, I myself have nearly been fired after falling about laughing during a meeting when my female boss said she wanted to go tea bagging.
Of course those of us enjoying such moments do see the irony given the right's hatred of all things gay. Naturally Glenn Beck is a proud Tea Bagger himself, which is just too good to be true.
The only time I have listened to Glenn Beck is if he happens to be on the TV at the bar I am in. I have always found his manner of speaking to be rather annoying ( although not as bad as Rachel Maddow). Now after all of these comments I am going to have actually listen for a change and see why most of the posters are so upset.
@Reb Bren Do a search on El Reg for the fight between Dell computers and a Spaniard named Dell.
@ AC You stated "hat I don't understand is, am I the only one asking these questions? Is there a conspiracy among the right wing media to suppress this? That would like, what Goebbels did in Nazi Germany!"
I really wish people who consider the Nazi's right wing would take the time to learn some history. Germany and WWII was a big hobby of mine in high school. The NAZI's were very much a case of so far right they were leftist. They were very much like Stalin and the communists just calling it a different name.
But can he prove that he did not commit this crime? This question has never been definitely answered. Just like the made up doubt over Obama's birth certificate. We are still waiting for proof. Remember, the true arch conservative does not believe in "Innocent Until Proven Guilty". With this crowd guilt is determined by the relative social rank of the accuser.
Funniest thing I have read in ages was the sur-reply from the respondents lawyer.
Stick with it until page 3 (no peeking ahead, now) and then just read it through for some gems. Laugh out loud funny, more so because this was part of an official filing.
"Or did he murder then rape her?"
So that's necrophilia added to the rap sheet then. With a record like that I wouldn't be surprised to find animal sex in there somewhere.
<goes to check>
Yup, "glennbeckisasheepshaggingperv.com" is available* so it could easily be true** with a few minutes work.
*Although I checked that using Network Solutions, so it probably won't be for a while (El Reg articles passim).
**For a given value of "true" where Truth is defined as="it sez so on teh intuhwebs".
The "smear campaign" mirrors Beck's tactics: making up shit and then wondering why those in question don't deny it and offer no proof against his outrageous claims.
Here, this might help you get it: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/satire
Seriously ... I consider myself a fairly mainstream, if slightly more informed and better educated than most, middle America kind of guy, but until this article on ElReg (a Brit web site, no less), I had never heard of this clown. Maybe I should get out more ... Or maybe I should count my blessings because I have two decent news stations here in the Bay Area, and one of them runs in place of what would otherwise be Faux News ...
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