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Congressman Calls for Investigation into Glenn Beck's Hawking Gold for Shady Company

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:24 PM
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Congressman Calls for Investigation into Glenn Beck's Hawking Gold for Shady Company





This, for example, is what 2 million TV viewers who clicked on Beck's nightly Fox News Channel show heard on Oct. 6, 2009: You don’t have any gold, right? This is you. This is you. This is your savings. How much did you lose if you had any money in your 401k? Did you lose, let’s say, I don’t know, 40 percent of it? So, that’s gone.

Now, did you know that the dollar has lost nearly 29 percent of its value in the last seven years? Twenty-nine percent. OK, that’s gone. Just gone. This isn't an advertisement, although it may sound like one. It's the editorial content of the show, although at some point during the hour viewers are sure to see an ad for Goldline with their "800" number prominently displayed.


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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:24 PM
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Glenn Beck provokes a lot of emotion in people on this board both positive and negative.

On my several trips to America i have seen his show and for me it is absolute scare-mongering bull#. However that is just my opinion and i am aware that a lot of people have a lot of time for him as they see him as a kind of maverick figure exposing the truth.

But what is going on here? Do these claims have any merit? Or is it one of those massive overarching conspiracies that he likes to go on about?

www.alternet.org
(visit the link for the full news article)

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Mod Edit: fix page skewing link.


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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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All i know is that alex jones his radio version, sells gold on his show, and why do people buy into the stuff he is talking about with gold, so he can make money, lol.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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So you don't believe the dollar has lost value? and Do you believe that paper you are carrying in your wallet would be worth something after inflation hits?



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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They are so stupid, it just makes it look like he is actually onto something.
Why him and not all the other radio hosts hawking gold?

think about it....



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Other radio hosts are mentioned as well.


The report alleges that Goldline grossly overcharges for the gold coins that constitute the bulk of its business, uses misleading sales techniques and takes advantage of fears about President Barack Obama’s stewardship of the economy – which are stoked by its stable of paid conservative endorsers including Beck, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham and Fred Thompson – “to cheat consumers.” Read more: www.politico.com...


www.politico.com...

But yes Beck is the story becasue he has made it his mission to fight the Obama administration. Politically motivated= Yes, any Substance= I think Yes.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:33 PM
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Anthony Weiner, why does this not surprise me.

He's always up front and beyond reproach (RIIIIIGHT)

This representative is one of the reasons that everything in this country is illegal or on the verge of it, don't ask why he does it, he does it to gain votes, and he does it to be a sensationalist, the guy seriously has no life outside of making everything a crusade to be dealt with harshly or just flat out saying that it's illegal..

Not that I condone anyone peddling anything that would be considered "suspect" but anything that comes out of Rep Weiner's mouth is usually just as bad.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by Just Wondering
They are so stupid, it just makes it look like he is actually onto something.
Why him and not all the other radio hosts hawking gold?

think about it....


Who gives a feck, beck is useless for the masses anyway.

The geezer is a slimeball.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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Who else is pushing gold?

G Gordon Liddy.

The bald chief from Law and Order.

Every radio host on any AM dial as well as the GCN and RBN guys.

I know there are other celebs pushing the gold thing I just think of their names now.

Just a wild guess here but I'm willing to make the claim that the congressman isnt a fan.

Oh, how could I forget MC Hammer and Cash4Gold?

Investigate MC Hammer!!!! At least then I could get a show for my wasted tax dollars.

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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Oh good old Tony Weiner is hot on the case. My guess is he is just mad because:
1. Those who disfavor this socialist government are the ones advertising Gold.
2. He hates that anyone in this country make a little money.
3. Like any Progressive he wants to control every aspect of our lives because he believes we are too stupid to take care of ourselves.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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Its no use. Too bad people wont see this for what it really is. Its just an attempt to scare his sponsors away. That's the only way to silence him since he has broken no laws and we still have free speech.

Why do you think Kings horded gold? Because it can passed down indefinitely and it is a sure way to keep a fortune secure. Gold is timeless and immune from pretty much anything. You would have to be retarded to not see that.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:43 PM
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Yea its no use. Well at least wiener can guide all of his fans to Arizona's Grand Canyons as they provide a great diving spot for the masses that would actually support this, oh wait he might be boycotting AZ. There have to other cliffs somewhere....




posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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You know how names have definitions.. Like Henry means king. I wonder if Anthony means small. I think it might. Anthony = Tony. Tony is like Tiny. Tiny = Small.

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:52 PM
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It could be merely convenience. But Fox News and Glenn Beck have an extremely powerful way of influencing America's beliefs. Its gotten so bad that many people will accept claims coming from the channel just because they trust the channel - horrible mentality.

You would be ignorant to not think that the network is aware of this. Networks analyze ratings, responses, and content. They know how to keep viewers watching, and they have been doing it since the invention of television.

When you think about the supreme manipulation of TV, - (well you would have to first believe TV manipulates) - It does make me wonder if networks intentionally work with their advertisers by subliminally plugging adds during programs. You would be surprised what is done for profit in this country - or wouldn't you?

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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Ok so there seems to be a consensus that this congressman Weiner is a nobhead, i get that. But these claims are directed towards Beck, not him.

And what about these claims about Beck? Is it not a bit of a conflict of interest to be harking on about the state of the U.S. economy and the value of gold when you are tied to this dodgey company, selling Gold Coins, who shows ads in his commercial slots?

Its ok for him though i suppose to hark on about these tough times and the end of the dollar etc.


As a matter of fact, it seems to pay very well. Forbes magazine has placed Glenn Beck’s income for 2009 at approximately $32 million


www.ecanadanow.com...

Wow what a maverick.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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Hmmm... Progressives going after gold now huh?
Reminds me of a progressive who confiscated gold and put people in prison who kept their gold...Who was that progressive???

F D R!!

Wake up people. I know a lot of you dislike Glenn Beck. But unlike the vast majority of shows on TV, Beck is dealing with issues I and many others have been for years.

It's easy to cut a man down, but it's not so easy to cut down a mans ideas.
So they're going after his sponsors in order to shut him up..If Beck is so wrong, why all the effort to shut him up?

This is the first time I've spoken out for Beck. I usually let this crap slip, but this is an obvious attempt to shut down a man through his sponsors because they have nothing of fact to use against him.

This kind of crap is getting old. No one can discuss the merit of what this man has presented. They can only discuss the man. A true sign of intellectual bankruptcy.

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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The man is on the radio 5 days a week and he has popular T.V. show. On top of that he writes books and has a popular movie out. He gets paid to attend concerts and had advertisement revenue.

Are you going to bring up the salaries of other entertainers, Maybe the Hollywood Industry, Late Night Comedians, Sport Athletes....list goes on.

If you are mad at your paycheck, go learn how to entertain...one can take quick tips for Weener.

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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Seems fine to me that he has Gold commercials on his show. Truth is tv and radio is paid for by ads. So they will take just about anyone. Have you ever listened to local AM radio. They would help you sell a bag of crap if you had enough money to pay for the ads.

Plus, what is wrong with promoting Gold right now? The dollar is going to devalue, because you cant you just keep printing more money and it not eventually lead to devaluation of your currency. Seems like getting people to buy Gold might be considered doing them a favor.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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I have seen what he has to say, so i'll take it on. Something about Nazi's linking hands with Socalists with Obama at the head to affect a government takeover of everything.

What makes me laugh about all those who are against 'Socalism', and seriously to call what you have in America Socalism really makes me and a lot of other British and Europeans laugh, is that so much of your country is run under this 'Socalist agenda'.

Public libraries, Police, Fire Dept, Medicare, Medicaid, your whole Armed Forces(i.e. free healthcare, free education). Do you want to see that taken away? In my opinion you should be demanding more 'Socialism' from your government, i.e. Public Option on Healthcare, the right to Strike, A reasonable minimum wage, no more expansionist wars.

And not socialism for the rich with the bailout of everyone apart from those being foreclosed upon.




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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:19 PM
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So how is that socialism working out for you in the land of United Kingdom of Political Correctness. Did you guys finally figure out how much you left in your treasury?

BTW, how is that hospital system of yours? Patients dying in waiting rooms, deliveries taking place in restrooms, no toilet paper in some hospitals, pregnant mothers being sent home because lack of beds....Ah So Great is this Socialism.




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