De Blasio's Half-Percent Tax Bump for the Rich Is Just Like "Eugenics," Says Glenn Beck

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As you may have heard, Bill de Blasio, Communist in Chief, is busy bleeding the wealthy dry, literally hanging them up from the walls of his Park Slope crash pad and flogging them with frozen tree branches until the pocket change jingles from their pants and the blue blood runs freely from their veins. As a result, according to the latest incisive editorial in the New York Post, the city's rich are plotting their escape from the brutal gulag this city has become.

Michael Goodwin writes that de Blasio's proposed tax hikes on the wealthy have become so outrageous, "talk about quitting Gotham is surging in some circles. One friend says 10 wealthy people have told him they are leaving and another says disgusted New Yorkers bought $1 billion in residential property in Florida since the November election. The Sunshine State confers an automatic tax cut of about 12 percent because it has no city or state income tax, nor does it have an inheritance tax."

In case two anonymous rich people saying things doesn't convince you, Glenn Beck, radio show host, certified rich person and New York-leaver, also believes that a "mass exodus" is underway, due to de Blasio's brutal new proposed tax increases on the rich.

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Fox News and Glenn Beck: Atheist Billboard in Times Square Is "Mean," Comparable to Peeing on Someone

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'Tis the season when Fox News just has tons and tons of material, bless their tiny hearts. The channel's annual "War on Christmas" meltdown has become a bit of a running gag with the rest of the world, "a gift to busy news producers trying to fill the airwaves," as Politico put it earlier this week. This year, of course, the big controversy has been over whether Santa is a white guy (Megyn Kelly says yes, everyone else whispers nervously, "She knows that dude is imaginary, right?")

But now White Santagate is being replaced with something even more fun: Earlier this month, the American Atheists, the country's largest atheist group, put up a 40-by-40-foot digital billboard in Times Square. It begins, "Who needs Christ during Christmas?"

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After de Blasio's Election, Glenn Beck Thinks New York State Should Secede from the City

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We've been really busy the past couple days covering the mayoral election, and yet it somehow managed to slip by the whole news team that the age of progressivist communistic terror is upon us. Bill de Blasio is mayor, and soon we'll all be metaphorically and perhaps literally enslaved. Luckily, Glenn Beck is here with the solution. Not for New Yorkers, bunch of nanny-state-loving namby-pambies that we are, but for the rest of the state. That solution: they should secede. Yes. The state. Should secede. From the city. Stay with him on this one.

From Beck's high-tech bunker in suburban North Texas, the onetime New Yorker devoted a good chunk of his radio show yesterday to Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's acceptance speech. In it, Beck saw dark harbingers of a totalitarian government in a city "that has gone insane."

"You wait," he added, "You won't be able to travel to that city soon. New York will become the next Detroit, if you don't stop it at some point."

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Glenn Beck: Bill de Blasio Will Make New York a Living Hell With His "Occupy Wall Street Attitude"

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A few weeks ago, TV person and spittle-flecked bow-tie-wearer Glenn Beck revealed a shocking truth to a blissfully unaware nation: New York City is well on its way to electing a "radical leftist" named Bill de Blasio as its next mayor.

"New Yorkers may be begging for their benevolent dictator Herr Bloomberg to return," Beck told his viewers. He then "exposed" de Blasio as a marxist communist socialist Che Guevara-lover who'd once traveled to both Cuba and Nicaragua, and warned that de Blasio is "a violent revolutionary taking over New York City." (Meanwhile, the actual news is busy covering the fact that de Blasio is now trying very hard to make nice with Wall Street.)

As it turns out, lucky for us, Beck was just getting started with his color commentary of New York politics.

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Sara Romanoski, Woman Who Spilled Wine on Glenn Beck, Tells Her Side

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You may have heard that someone spilled wine on Glenn Beck's wife Monday evening in Bryant Park. Sara Romanoski, a 25-year-old Manhattanite with a penchant for Hitchcock movies, is the culprit. Surprisingly, though Beck has wept about it and many have written about it, no one has bothered to actually speak to the klutz holding the glass spilled 'round the world.

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Glenn Beck Gets Cold Shoulder From New Yorkers in Bryant Park

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On Tuesday, American hero Glenn Beck held back tears as he recounted the way that New Yorkers in Bryant Park mistreated him and his family at an outdoor screening of Alfred Hitchcock's 39 Steps the night before. Beck's tears demonstrate the seriousness of the situation -- this is a man who never cries. Apparently, Beck and his family were simply trying to enjoy the film when a pack of ravenous New York liberals descended on them. Beck reported on his radio show that the New Yorkers screamed, "We hate conservatives here," and "We're in New York and we hate Republicans." Later, he reports, someone "accidentally" spilled wine on his wife, Tania.

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Glenn Beck Moving to the Internet; Arianna Huffington Pissing Off New AOL Team

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After some unsuccessful press jockeying on both sides, negotiations between Fox News and their cash-cow-turned-credibility-sucker Glenn Beck pretty much disintegrated and so they worked together on his exit from the channel. Now it's time for him to ride his intensely angry, loyal, and crazy mob of fans straight to the bank, so he's moving where the money is: online. But Beck's not counting on The Blaze, his conservative blog, to sustain him because websites alone tend not to pay the bills. Instead, Beck will launch a subscription-based online network called GBTV (guess what it stands for) with both scripted and unscripted content. The New York Times has the details, which we'll run down in our daily media column Press Clips, as well as Arianna's AOL woes and a redesign for the New York Observer.

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Glenn Beck to Quit Fox News Show; New York Times Paywall 'Harder' For Poor People

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Though his contract is not up until December, early 2011 has seen its share of speculation about the fate of Glenn Beck and his hugely successful Fox News show. Both Beck's camp, namely his company Mercury Radio Arts, and the Fox News side have flexed in the press to prove that neither really needed the other. Beck, who started on radio, has a huge following online, in print and throughout the country's gun stores, and could branch out successfully any which way, his side said. He's a loose cannon nutjob and his numbers are falling fast anyway, said Fox News. The public semi-battle, fought mostly by anonymous sources on both sides, was doubtlessly a negotiation tactic. Today, news comes that the sides have come together and the show will end, but their relationship will not. More info inside Press Clips, our daily media column, plus embarrassing quotes from the boss at the New York Times and ASME reactions.

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Glenn Beck Could Start His Own Channel; Media Matters Sick of Liberals Losing

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When we last hated ourselves enough to spend any time at all thinking about Fox News' best host that cries, Glenn Beck, his people and his bosses were both floating the idea that neither needed the other. Beck's (amazing) ratings have dipped and his shtick has worn a little thin, Fox News whispered, but Beck's people countered that everything the man touches turns to gold (get it?) from best-sellers to a website called The Blaze. The nut job has a following. So much so that today's New York Times says maybe he'll start his own channel! Just like Oprah. More details below in Press Clips, our daily media round-up.

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Is Glenn Beck Leaving Fox News?

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That's the idea put forward in David Carr's Media Equation column on Monday, titled "The Fading Power of Beck's Alarms." Beyond being a very fair look at Beck, six months after his "Restoring Honor" rally peak, Carr also gets to be the first big voice to tease a break-up between Beck, the "conservative Jeremiah and talk-radio phenomenon," and the biggest cable network doing it, as the host's contract approaches its end in December. Sure that's nine months away, but the speculation is a conversation starter, especially considering that Beck "has lost over a third of his audience on Fox" since last summer and as a result, Fox is "contemplating life without" him. But this is how bargaining works and both of these sides want to make money.

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