Glenn Beckwatch: A Boy Named Sue

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1
That's a domain name dispute, not a trademark lawsuit. If Beck wins, all that will happen is the respondent has to transfer registration of the domain to Beck.

If it were a trademark dispute, it'd be filed in federal court, not with WIPO, which does not have jurisdiction to hear trademark infringement claims. There's discussion of trademark rights in the complaint because, as the complainant, you have to allege superior rights in the mark.
2
what a twat. a twat named glenn beck who raped and murdered a young girl in 1990.
3
I am shocked that, just because Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990, nothing has been done about it.
4
His willingness to agitate murderers under the guise of entertainment and not limit the scope of his fearmongering really gives me no sympathy these douchey sites being created. I'm not a big fan of Olbermann and most big media "liberal talking heads" either, but seeing as this is more of a powerless citizen reaction to Fox's newest star, I can tolerate its existence a little more. Go ahead Beck, make up more false threats on your family to go along with your FEMA DEATHCAMPS fearmongering, we know you're not scared for your life. But it's this sort of site that really gives you some perspective on how your lies and hatred affect others.
5
I hate Beck more than anyone, but I don't get this "campaign". It's stupid and juvenile and does nothing to get at Beck where he needs getting at. If anything, it lets him off the hook -- "look, my opponents are evil, spreading garbage like this."

Satire it is not.
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A little off topic, but here's a question for this thread. I'm riding in the MS 150 charity ride this weekend that leaves from Mt. Vernon. As you may know, GB is from Mt. Vernon and the city's douche mayor just gave him the keys to the city. My friends and I were contemplating putting something on our jerseys in protest. We came up with:

Is it the Water?
Or is it Glenn Beck?

Too much?
7
If what #1 describes is the case and Beck wins, then Beck will own the domain "Did Glenn Beck Rape and Murder a Girl in 1990", which is pretty funny.
8
Help Bellingham upstage Beck and Mt. Vernon. The mayor of Bellingham is offering Jon Stewart the key to the city. Email Comedy Central thedailyshow@comedycentral.com

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/102/stor…
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@5 I think the idea is analogous to the you-can't-prove-Obama-isn't-a-secret-Muslim-born-in-Kenya-and-hellbent-on-socialist-domination meme. Which makes it less juvenile and stupid, more brilliant. But still a balance between those two poles, as many things are...
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@7: I looked at the end of the complaint after writing that, and he actually wants the domain cancelled, which is the other remedy you can get.

But all humor is not lost--if he did sue for defamation, he'd have to prove the falsity of the statement that he raped and killed a young girl in 1990.
11
Dan Savage rapes children
12
These people ought to study Rush Limbaugh if they want to understand what satire is really all about. This doesn't even begin to define the word "funny."

It's a pathetic attempt by leftists to smear the name of a courageous patriot. And when the government forces him and other conservatives off the air (taking a page from the man whose hand Obama shook, Hugo Chavez), we will realize just how courageous Glenn Beck is.

We're about to find out that freedom isn't free.
13
The question remains: Why won't Glenn Beck deny he raped and murdered a young lady in 1990?

And this alleged rapist/murderer is coming to our area in a few days!! Be scared, be very scared!!
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@9, yes, I "get it". Brilliant is not the word you're looking for there.
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@5 You've missed the point. This is taking Beck's own approach of making baseless, outrageous claims about other people (namely, Obama) and putting the onus on them to prove the claims wrong. It absolutely *is* satire.
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@11 Fnarf, it's brilliant. It's doing to him exactly what he does to everyone: making up totally ridiculous claims, then stating that they don't actually believe them, but there are QUESTIONS that need answered. By repeating the allegation over and over again, you smear the man anyway (yay logosphere!). It's an absurd way to discredit him when it seems nothing else is working. Oh, and it's funny as all fuck.

17
God, you people need to go back and watch some "Beyond the Fringe". This ain't satire, it's repetitive and inane. If it had been a Saturday Night Live sketch it would have been satire; as a hundred thousand blog comments it's just tiresome. And it's not smearing him; it's too smirksome for that.

As satire, it ranks somewhere below "I know you are, but what am I?" and is even less entertaining to hear over and over and over again.
18
Some say Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990.
20
Loveschild was Beck's accomplice in the crime.
21
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22
Hey is this the same "glenn beck who murdered and raped a girl in 1990" ?
23
@17: Fnarf, your stubborn mind has missed the point entirely. This meme is not about satire and chuckles, it's about controlling the topic of discussion.

To the extent that this campaign grows, the meme will stick to Glenn Beck like a clever and degrading highschool nickname. And that would be fucking awesome.
24
"To the extent that this campaign grows, the meme will stick to Glenn Beck like a clever and degrading highschool nickname. And that would be fucking awesome."

Much more effective at making the point than calling O'Reilly "falafel boy", I suppose.
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@23, yes. It would also be awesome if I shit Krugerrands, but I don't, and it won't. It's sniggering frat boy humor.
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@2, 3, 4, 9, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, AND 23, why are we not Google-bombing the hell out of this? By which I mean, Google our dear boy and click on this link to bring it up, up, up on the queue....
27
These scurrilous charges will never take root in the public's imagination! Glen Beck, rape a girl? Pshaw! He's gay! At least, that's what I heard from some guy. Try as I might, I just can't find anything to confirm this bizarre rumor.
28
Maybe Glenn Beck didn't rape and murder that girl in 1990 but shouldn't he apologize to all of the people who are afraid he did and afraid he will rape and murder their little girls? It's the right thing to do. Why won't he even do that?

This makes me think there may be some truth in these rumors after all.

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I read the web-site and am unconvinced it was a girl. I also question the time table. How do we not know that he murdered THEN raped the young girl/boy?
30
I'm not saying he did it, but if he did, he used a shovel :

http://mediamatters.org/blog/20090901001…

...or poison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UudQuVOwS…
31
Many are saying that the rumor is true, so it deserves a thorough examination. I don't think he raped and murdered a girl in 1990, but why hasn't he denied it? Why is he trying to silence the website that is examining the rumor? Is it because he really is hiding something?
32
You libtards always take the truth and turn it around 180degs. I have it from an unreliable source that an especially rowdy 12 year old girl may have raped an alleged victim, one Glenn Beck, as many as 1,990 times. In such a situation I can see how admitting this to be true would be very difficult. But, if this so called Mr. Beck doesn't break his silence then how are the rest of us to feel safe with a possible cereal raper young girl monster on the loose? For our sakes Glenn, do the right thing and tell the world you were overtaken by a 12 year old girl and treated like a cheap, worn out rag doll.
33
Glenn Beck has not denied that he raped and murdered a young girl in 1990 because he has been preoccupied with his duties as Imperial Grand Wizard of the KKK. He will get around to denying the rape and murder after his next lynching.
34
i think a lot of ppl will do anything hurt glen beck, i read other posting where the said the neveer wacth the shows but still wanted to cause hate and hurt for him,
i dont think glen beck rape or killed girl how wrong you all are for even wanting this to have happen, and you know i hope he sues every site that said he did
grow up ;
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I don't claim to know the truth, only that the rumor floating around saying that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990 should be discussed. We should do our part to help get to the bottom of this.

Why won't Glenn Beck deny these allegations? I'm not accusing Glenn Beck of raping and murdering a young girl in 1990. In fact, I think he didn't! Still, I can't help but wonder, considering he has failed to deny these horrible allegations. Why won't he deny that he raped and killed a young girl in 1990?