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Did Glenn Beck murder the American media?

A new website probes the controversial question about whether “Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990”.

But in reality, the site is cleverly deconstructing of what passes for news in America. First, someone (usually with a vested interest) starts a rumor. Other people repeat the rumor. Now you have multiple sources for the story “People are asking whether Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990”. Plus, there is the video.

Next, you point out that Glenn Beck has not denied these reports. Why hasn’t he? What is he hiding?

Word spreads. Then you point to other evidence linking Glenn Beck and rape. And more evidence. But wait, there’s more! Then it spreads! And the questions go full circle.

Then you offer a million dollar reward for evidence disproving the rumor. After all, people are talking, and we want answers.

Or then again, maybe this is just an elaborate publicity stunt for Fark.

Beck the Joker

UPDATE: Now there is an image of a (completely legit, I’m sure) police report. And more photos. The evidence just keeps growing. And Fark denies any involvement and scrubs their site of any mention of the rumor, proving that they are farking chickens (I guess I should have blamed Reddit?)

UPDATE 2: 83% of people polled believe that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990. What other proof do you need? And 100% believe that he hasn’t stopped.

UPDATE 3: Additional evidence. Why is Beck still silent?



  1. Just to let you know I linked to your post – look for the “Politically Ironic Evidence” link on the home page. 🙂

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Permalink
  2. sorry to double-post, but I forgot to address the publicity thing — in fact, it’s not, and Fark deleted most references to this budding meme. I have a link to the first person to start it (see the Origin link) — when I saw that thread, I registered the domain. It’s snoballed from there. But Fark has nothign to do with this site, except that’s where this meme started. 🙂

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Permalink
  3. Kevin wrote:

    While I don’t support this type of thing (character assassination basically), I do have to say that it couldn’t happen to a more deserving person. Nice to see the tables turned on one of the hate-mongering idiots out there.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:11 am | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    I think the author (“Name Withheld”) of the website is being more than fair. Each page of the website says “Notice: This site is parody/satire. We assume Glenn Beck did not rape and murder a young girl in 1990, although we haven’t yet seen proof that he didn’t. But we think Glenn Beck definitely uses tactics like this to spread lies and information.”

    Of course, that probably should be “disinformation”.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:15 am | Permalink
  5. Whatsleft wrote:

    I really would like to point out that this is not character assassination per se. It really could have been about any number of people that would be deserving of such ridicule. Lou Dobbs for instance. His report about the birther movement where he closed with “but questions persist.” Was inspirational to me when I was joining in the gag. I would say the meme is really just a shot at the utter lack of substance or integrity of almost all claims made by television pundits. An analogy would be in the case of Glenn Beck specifically, Obama is a marxist in so far as Glenn Beck is a rapist and murderer. There is equatable evidence in support of either claim (even though you can find many many more examples of Glenn Beck talking about rape than you could Obama talking about anything even vaguely resembling marxism. Or for that matter that marxism and an oligarchy, which Glenn was famously trying to tie Obama to this week, are even reconcilable ideas) In short, if people think this is some sort of attempt to actually defame Glenn Beck with a ridiculous rumor they probably a)are an avid watcher of Glenn and b)are completely oblivious to the irony of the meme.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:30 am | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    I’m a moderate, and I usually don’t get involved with hot topic issues like this, mainly out of fear that they will become overly politicized. However, I find it extremely disturbing that, after being accused of raping and murdering a young girl in 1990, Mr. Beck has yet to refute these allegations. The man possesses a public pulpit – his own television show. Until he addresses this issue, I think people will continue to speculate as to whether or not Glenn Beck raped a murdered a young girl in 1990.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:43 am | Permalink
  7. True Blood?…or True Rapist?!

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:55 am | Permalink
  8. Oh, I needed a laugh. How did I miss this when I was skimming FARK earlier?

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 4:02 am | Permalink
  9. @Harold and Zooey – in case my comment didn’t make it on your blog (didn’t look like it posted, but said it had) — I added you on the site. 🙂

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 4:05 am | Permalink
  10. @Thought Dancer: Fark modmins quickly erased nearly all topics with the meme… They didn’t want to play along, apparently. heh.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 4:06 am | Permalink
  11. starluna wrote:

    My good angel and bad angel are definitely torn on this one. When in doubt, it’s better to have the conversation than to avoid difficult topics, right? So I think I’ll post this on my Facebook page. Yes, we should have the conversation.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 6:22 am | Permalink
  12. @NameWithheld. That, or it was only on TotalFark?

    Pity that the modmins decided not to play along: it’s looking like very fun parody of the guy. (So long as it remains parody…)

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 6:24 am | Permalink
  13. Sammy wrote:

    Much like Starluna, I’m torn on this one – Oh f**k it! Beck is a stain. He invites this kind of smear.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 9:41 am | Permalink
  14. LewRockwellSucks wrote:

    To the person who said he doesn’t like beck’s character being assassinated but he deserved it just admit you believe this rumor you too sammy

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 10:22 am | Permalink
  15. SPM wrote:

    OMG, there is no depth of depravity to which the left will go to not answer the questions Beck has put forth. This is a baseless and ridiculous accusation, (meaning there is not even a shred of real proof). This is appalling. It is especially appalling since the same people who are writing this, probably would attack you if you mention the girl that Ted DID kill

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 10:30 am | Permalink
  16. Sammy wrote:

    @Lew: Um, no I didn’t believe the “rumor”. It’s a parody. But then again, why am I responding to someone who doesn’t know that long ago we invented the comma?

    And SPM. Did you not read the article? It’s a parody. It’s a joke. It’s a joke being used to point out the baseless and ridiculous depraved accusations that Mr. Beck spews every day. As for Ted Kennedy’s real vehicular homocide issue, EVERY article I read about his life included a mention of that incident. So much for your liberal media.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 10:40 am | Permalink
  17. teaj wrote:

    get a life people.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 10:43 am | Permalink
  18. starluna wrote:

    I never said that I didn’t like that his character was being assassinated. I am enjoying what is clearly a parody of what Beck’s “character” really does. Indeed, Dobbs and Beck have reportedly admitted that they are not real journalists and what they do is entertainment. So far as I can tell, you can’t do character assassination to fictitious characters.

    I am only really torn about the use of rape as part of the parody. If the rumor had stuck to murder or maybe vehicular homicide involving a drowning, I would not hesitate to support the parody. There is nothing funny about rape. But then again, neither is claiming that the President is an anti-white racist.

    And Lew, learn to use the period. It comes in handy when you need to take a breath.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 11:19 am | Permalink
  19. Dawn wrote:

    Yeah right, did this garbage come from the communists (like maybe Van Jones)? Wow, this is so so scary, don’t disagree with Obama!!!

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 11:42 am | Permalink
  20. Sammy wrote:

    @Dawn, no one here has ever said we can’t disagree with Obama. As a matter of fact, there is often informed, cordial disagreement on this website regarding Obama. This is not, as you probably think, a “liberal” blog. It’s pretty moderate, as are most of us who comment here.

    The conservatives here allow that liberals might be right sometimes. Same goes for the liberals regarding conservatives. And there plenty of moderates like me, who lean liberal at times and conservative for other issues.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Permalink
  21. Americandust wrote:

    To Commenter 5: Yeah, there’s no evidence at all that Obama has Marxist ideas. None of his policies, associates, appointments are at ALL connected to Marxists.

    You do know what Marxism means, right? I guess not.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 12:37 pm | Permalink
  22. Incredulous wrote:

    How can you say Glenn Beck’s making things up when he presents evidence?

    Easy to criticize when you don’t watch or listen, huh? Credibility, people. Please get some before it’s too late.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Permalink
  23. Iron Knee wrote:

    Ok, Incredulous, I agree that Glenn Beck is not making things up when he presents evidence. I just can’t remember the last time he presented any credible evidence. You are welcome to provide examples.

    And just to set the record straight, I don’t think Beck is the only media person who plays the game of spreading (false) rumors using tricks like “it has been reported” or “according to reports”. I’ve done it myself — but only in the name of irony!

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Permalink
  24. Philo wrote:

    Wow, that’s all I can say. Wow. Not a big Beck supporter myself, but this is idiotic. You know you guys are gonna get sued out of existence right?
    There’s a bigger issue here though. THIS is the kind of bullshit that gives the powers that be the excuse to micro-manage and censor the Internet. If they ever clamp down on the Internet like they do trade publications, T.V>, radio and the rest, you’ll have only yourselves to blame.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Permalink
  25. Iron Knee wrote:

    Having spent quite a bit of time working in media, I have to say that I am much more worried about manipulation due to corporate ownership of the media, than censorship from the government.

    Law suit wouldn’t work. The site is clearly labelled a parody. Besides, Beck knows that any publicity is good publicity. That’s why he keeps saying those crazy lies. Gets him viewers and higher ratings.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Permalink
  26. Whatsleft wrote:

    Americandust: Incredible. It’s like your brain doesn’t make the requisite protein product that allows you to comprehend irony. You cannot name one position the President has taken on any issue that could have even the most abstract resemblance of a marxist thought. But you just squat down and lay your little turd on the message board and skamper away AND THEN have the audacity to think that this is rightous act in the presuit of the truth or even civil discourse. Americandust indeed.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 5:59 pm | Permalink
  27. funny it says suspect…. and where is good old ted’s rap sheet ? wouldn’t say suspect lol…

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 6:05 pm | Permalink
  28. Sammy wrote:

    I am here to formally deny ever having raped or murdered anyone. Ever. In my life. And I have only ever punched one person in the face, but in my defense, he hit me first.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Permalink
  29. Iron Knee wrote:

    Sammy, hopefully that person you hit in the face was Glenn Beck? 🙂

    And to borderline spammer Guitar Tuition Reviews, nobody said “suspect” other than you, as far as I can tell.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Permalink
  30. I saw my mother lied about by communist agitators and they did this in Portland Oregon and again later in Los Angeles.California. Since I have seen this done for less reason than exposing high level corruption in government, I must assume that Van Jones an adviser/czar for Green Jobs and avowed communist is very likely instigating these rumors. Glenn Beck may have skeletons in his closet but he is not advocating hate as Van Jones is. Van made speeches this year that have aired on Glenn’s program that expose Van as a hate speaking and communist supporting revolutionary…

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Permalink
  31. Vera D. wrote:

    I’ve heard this from a lot of people, and I’m confused. Did Glenn Beck rape and murder a girl in 1990? Why isn’t the media mentioning this? Why hasn’t Glenn Beck told us his side of the story? What happened in 1990?

    I don’t want to believe anything so bad about Glenn Beck; why can’t he just go on TV and deny it and offer some proof that he didn’t rape and murder a girl in 1990? He has a TV show, how hard can it be?

    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 12:01 am | Permalink
  32. TooSafe wrote:

    Here are some eerie coincidences that are worth checking out …

    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 1:35 am | Permalink
  33. starluna wrote:

    I believe you Sammy.

    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 7:04 am | Permalink
  34. heather thomas wrote:

    Where’s the Didn’t-Rape-And-Murder Certificate?

    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Permalink
  35. ra-ra-raw wrote:

    Nice post. There are still have broken links at the top of the article.
    The dashes need to be removed from glennbeckinsults (linked under ‘other’ and ‘video’)
    The threads from fark that got deleted are mostly saved there, the ones rest are being prepared, and will be there soon.

    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 5:09 pm | Permalink
  36. ra-ra-raw wrote:

    I meant to say remove the dashes and the word ‘webs’ from the links. I would just type it but there seems to be a filter.

    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 5:12 pm | Permalink
  37. Hubie Stubert wrote:

    Considering that Fark has yet to Greenlight any of the threads concerning this–save the original thread where this popped up as a very pointed joke–you really can’t put this on anyone on Fark’s Admin or Mod staff.

    What’s interesting are all the folks who’ve picked up on this, who claim that Fark keeps pumping it out. There ARE a good number of redlit threads–threads that won’t see the light of day beyond the folks who pay for the service. Which means, the vast majority of the folks who keep pumping this are members. Folks who are members, mine the links, mine the commentary, and then “report” what the site is “doing”, and without actually mentioning that they’re paid members themselves.

    Or that they happen to be submitting their own links to the queue for review. Which is disingenuous, at best.

    It’s a joke, that folks have run with, and more so, the right wing blogs have run up as well, to garner hits and manufacture their own outrage–while in part creating it. If anyone is fanning the flames, it’s the folks who keep commenting on something that has YET to get a Greenlit link.

    So, how can Fark profit from it, if they won’t even put it out on the Main Page–and Total Fark membership is awfully low to be generating hits–unless of course, you’re looking to pimp out your own site and hope for that magic green…

    Friday, September 4, 2009 at 1:41 am | Permalink
  38. gayatheistliberal wrote:

    FACT: Young girls were raped and murdered in 1990.
    FACT: Glenn Beck was around in 1990.
    FACT: Glenn Beck has never acknowledged or denied that he raped and murdered a young girl in 1990.
    FACT: Glenn Beck has not released a long form police report that says he didn’t rape and murder a young girl in 1990.

    Mr. Beck’s silence on this matter is deafening.

    Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Permalink
  39. Roy Johnson wrote:

    Truthers on Fark are pretty butt-hurt that Glenn Beck outed their fellow Truther in the Obama administration, leading to his resignation.

    It will be interesting to see whether this increases Beck’s audience or has no effect.

    Monday, September 7, 2009 at 10:27 am | Permalink
  40. Mr. T wrote:

    gayatheistliberal died on September 9th 2009 of undisclosed injuries received when he bent over and grabbed his ankles.

    Monday, September 7, 2009 at 5:51 pm | Permalink
  41. unyon wrote:

    I don’t understand why Beck won’t just address this vicious rumour and put it to bed. I certainly wouldn’t think that he raped and murdered a girl in 1990, but he won’t deny it. In fact, suing those that are publishing this allegation looks like an attempt to silence those that would question him. I thought he was above that, so now I really don’t know what to think.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 2:23 am | Permalink
  42. The word. wrote:

    i’m sending this to everyone!

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 2:58 pm | Permalink
  43. CarolO wrote:

    Ya know, I could care less if it’s true that Beck murdered someone or not. He’s such a liar that I will spread it around anyway like he is spreading his lies around. He takes the anniversary of 9-11, when we as citizens clung together, and turns it into a time of distrust and separation on 9-12. People like Limbaugh, Beck and Hannity are tearing this country apart.

    Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 5:54 am | Permalink
  44. archer wrote:

    Until Glenn Beck is convicted in a court of law of raping and murdering a young girl, Glenn Beck is presumed innocent of raping and murdering a young girl. That is the American way. People who insist on repeating that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl are irresponsible and should stop making baseless accusations that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 11:38 am | Permalink
  45. Iron Knee wrote:

    Archer, I am certainly not making any accusation that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl. I’m only discussing those accusations that I’ve heard. I want to get to the truth, just like Glenn Beck says.

    Besides, in order for someone to be convicted of a crime, they have to be accused of it first, so your argument that you can’t accuse someone of something until they have been convicted in a court of law makes no sense at all.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  46. hoser wrote:

    I’ve been overseas for awhile and wasn’t aware of this scurrilous attack on Glenn Beck. Once I was aware of what was going on I remembered an article in a leading Italian newspaper focusing on a Glenn Beck that may have done the same acts as those reported in the U.S. At the time I figured we were talking about another GB but I’m starting to wonder now. Does anyone know if Glenn Beck was in Italy in 1990? If he was, do you recall if he had been suspected of the rape and murder of a young girl?If he was, did he come forward and prove he hadn’t done this?Was a long form “innocent of rape and murder form” issued by the authorities? This is really buggin me and I want Glenn to deny this malicious and unproven attack.

    Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 9:35 am | Permalink
  47. TJ wrote:

    Exactly why would Beck waste one breath or one key stroke to answer such a ridiculous accusation. HOW LOW CAN YOU GUYS GO ????

    Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Permalink
  48. SaveAmerica wrote:

    What a waste of time and energy this “joke” is, but what fun you guys are having with it. I knew the libs weren’t out there doing anything to help the country, so I guess it’s safest that you continue to stay shut in and spew ridiculous slander from your keyboard. The rest of us are out there working so you can redistribute our earnings and tax us into oblivion.

    Friday, September 25, 2009 at 3:36 pm | Permalink
  49. godless liberal wrote:

    Why has Glenn Beck remained silent on this matter? Why hasn’t he produced a long form certificate stating that he did not rape and murder a young girl in 1990? Why isn’t the mainstream media covering this story? I love glenn beck and believe he is a true patriotic American but his silence on this matter is very troubling.

    Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7:17 pm | Permalink
  50. Glenn Beck's Mom wrote:

    @48 – How can you think rape and murder is a joke? Is Glenn Beck laughing? I don’t think so. Until he stops hiring lawyers and starts proving he didn’t do this, it’s of utmost seriousness!

    Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Permalink
  51. Elizabeth M. wrote:

    What are the latest developments in the Glenn Beck rape case? Any truth to the rumor that he will appear on Oprah to deny all?

    Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 10:38 am | Permalink

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