Monday, August 30, 2010
Posted on 08/30/2010 9:12:45 AM PDT by kristinn
The Huffington Post has pulled an article published this morning targeting Glenn Beck with a $100,000 bounty after news of the threat was broken on Free Republic.
The article, titled $100,000 For Glenn Beck’s Sex Tapes has been replaced with the following message:
Editor’s Note: This piece was published directly to the Huffington Post by its author. It didn’t meet our editorial standards and has been removed from the site.
The URL for the pulled article reflects the title: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beau-friedlander/100000-for-glenn-becks-se_b_698724.html
The author of the threat, Beau Friedlander, is the former editor-in-chief of Air America.
Here is the text of Friedlander’s call for information to destroy Beck:
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: email@example.com.
The Free Republic article was posted at 9:19 a.m. EDT, and was immediately picked up by several Tweeters and bloggers who used the Free Republic headline without attribution or just plain stole the article from FR.
The news about the Huffington Post threat reached critical mass when it was reported by Newsbusters.
Free Republic has proven yet again that its value in the conservative blogosphere even as FR enters its 14th year online next month.