Did Glenn Beck Rape and Murder a Young Girl in 1990?

About a week or so ago, a website called glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com started making the rounds. Now nobody on that site is saying that Glenn Beck raped and murdered anyone in 1990, but they just want proof that he didn’t.

A few people emailed it to me and I didn’t bother to post it. It’s obviously parody using Beck’s slimey techniques against him but I didn’t really think it was worth posting…. Until Glenn Beck decided to sue them for trademark infringement:

Surprising absolutely no one, yesterday Glenn Beck sued the parody/satire website Glenn Beck Raped and Murdered a Young Girl in 1990.

The surprising thing is that Beck isn’t suing the website for defamation of character; he’s suing it for violating his trademark. This is probably so that the lawsuit can remain business-y and not involve Beck’s personal life (or the satire laws that protect entertainment sites), but it seems like a risky way to go.

Ahem, Glenn, you may want to read about the Streisand Effect:

The Streisand effect is an Internet phenomenon where an attempt to censor or remove a piece of information backfires, causing the information to be widely publicized. Examples of such attempts include censoring a photograph, a number, a file, or a website (for example via a cease-and-desist letter). Instead of being suppressed, the information receives extensive publicity, often being widely mirrored across the Internet, or distributed on file-sharing networks.

Update:

From the webmaster of glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com:

To be technical, he’s not suing me in court – at least, not yet. He has contacted my web host, their datacenter, and my registrar. The latter shut me down, but I was able to get the domain running again.

He’s filed a domain dispute against the original domain (which you list, although I registered gb1990.com and the one I’ve posted in the website box here since then) with the aforementioned trademark dispute… Oy.

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  1. To be technical, he’s not suing me in court – at least, not yet. He has contacted my web host, their datacenter, and my registrar. The latter shut me down, but I was able to get the domain running again.

    He’s filed a domain dispute against the original domain (which you list, although I registered gb1990.com and the one I’ve posted in the website box here since then) with the aforementioned trademark dispute… Oy.

  2. Why did you ignore the question for so long? Are you covering up for Glenn Beck? There seems to be a conspiracy going on to cover up the facts. It’s making me afraid. Very afraid.

    I’ve been crying a lot about this lately. I can’t help myself. It’s just the way I am but I’m also a good person and patriotic American.

    If you were a patriotic American, you’d come forward with what you know and clear this controversy up.

  3. He may be in the right – ‘Glen Beck’ is a creative endeavour, an ongoing work of theatre, and as such should arguably be protected as much as any other artistic creation. The parody defense might hold water if it wasn’t that it simply replicates the existing creative intent of the Glen Beck persona.

    The problem is that ‘Name Withheld’ doesn’t seem to realize that Glen Beck is not For Real. It’s a bit like satirizing Basil Fawlty by humorously casting him as a character who owns a crappy hotel.

  4. I too have heard the rumor that Glenn Beck murdered and raped (in that order) a young girl in 1992, but I didn’t believe it until Glenn failed to deny it.

  5. I’d like to hear O’reily grill him on this…

    “So answer me this, Glen, Yes, or no: are you still raping and killing girls?”
    “Wait, I’ve never-”
    “YES OR NO?!”
    “But I can’t answer th-”
    “NO SPIN ZONE! NO SPIN ZONE! Answer the question!”

  6. I’ve had fun talking with people about this today, in public, raising my voice a bit at certain parts.

    “Man, can you believe some wackos on the internet are saying Glenn Beck murdered and raped a young girl in 1990? I mean it’s just ridiculous to say Glenn Beck murdered and raped a young girl in 1990. There must be some law against bandying about the lie that Glenn Beck murdered and raped a girl in 1990 right? …”

    Got quite a few people blatantly turning their heads to listen in at the pub.

  7. I’ve given this a great deal of thought. If he’s innocent, why doesn’t he just produce his rap sheet (long form only)? He hasn’t even denied it. We all know, because he’s told us, that he had a problem with alcohol and drugs. Does he not remember the crime? Did he blackout? Either way, he needs to produce that rap sheet (long form only).

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