Is the Glenn Beck “Citizen” Letter a Hoax?

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Glenn Beck is making a big splash with an alleged letter from an alleged woman allegedly from Arizona. Everyone is gushing about it.

I’ve spent the past half hour trying to Google anything about this alleged letter-writer named Janet Contreras out of Arizona.  So far I’ve come up with zilch about her, other than the fact that she may or may not be a member of the John Birch Society.

There are three reasons I smell a great big fat rat. I did not pay much attention to it until I saw an article about it on Flopping Aces.   Glenn Beck did to a “call – in” interview with the woman, but we have nothing to actually identify her other than the fact that the alleged letter is being used to hammer the GOP.

FIRST:  The alleged letter comes out of Arizona.  That should be enough to cause any thinking person to stop and consider the sources.  Arizona is a hot-bed of neo-Nazi anti-immigration do-do mascarading as “independent” to hurt the GOP.

SECONDLY:  I can’t Google up a back-ground on the woman.  Just to see if an “ordinary” grandmother would “Google” I decided to Google my mother, Sarah Jane Reidhead. Enough popped up to readily identify her.  And – she “Googles” – not because of my efforts, but just the things she has done in connection with our parish, political donations, etc.  There is a paper-trail on her.  There are 1,680 “entries” for her.

There are 30,300 entries for “Janet Contreras Arizona”.  The majority of those entries deal with Janet Napolitano and anyone in Arizona with the last name “Conteras”.

There is an 18 year old woman named Janet Contreras out of Arizona, then someone who has a job in industry with that name.  There may be a woman with that name living in Tuba City.  There is a Janet Contreras who recently completed a Ph.D.

I can find no church records for her.  There is no mention of the woman in a “search” for information – those crackpot companies.  There are no political contributions according to Newsmeat.

She has no address, no educational information, no nothing.   Either the woman used an assumed name or the letter is a fake.

After 50 pages of Google there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about a woman named “Janet Contereas” in Arizona.

THREE:  Glenn Beck is an emotionally disturbed hack who is basically trying to destroy the GOP.  He will do anything to hurt us, including, I think, fabricating or participating in a hoax, which I think this letter is. Beck is doing more to harm the GOP than anyone out there today.

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31 thoughts on “Is the Glenn Beck “Citizen” Letter a Hoax?

  1. Well, I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but your “Google” skills are clearly lacking.

    One quick search for the keywords “Janet Contreras””Arizona” produces a list of results, the first of which is a name, address, and phone number in Phoenix.

    By the way, I knew the answer to that question before you posted on my thread over at Flopping Aces. (I asked you that question on that thread. Curiously, there was no answer.)

    Finally, if you “Google” my real name you get lots of hits about other people with my name, but nothing about me…is that because I don’t exist? If you “Google” my son’s name you get nothing…hmmmm.

    Sorry. It’s now your credibility that is in question.

  2. Just because you can’t ‘Google’ someone has no bearing on their actual existence. It’s ridiculous to think you can use a lone web search engine to track someone down and verify who they are. Besides….hoax or not. It’s not the writer that makes this letter so popular, it’s the THOUGHT, the MEANING, the IDEAS in the letter. Something your keen sense(?) of ‘insight’ may not be picking up on.
    Maybe you should Google that. ;)

  3. To think that ‘Googling’ someone is a litmus paper test to their true existence is childish at best.

    Whether this letter is a hoax or not has little bearing on how important it is. While the source has some bearing on how this letter hits the reader, it’s *not* what has made this letter so popular and has crashed the servers on thepetitionsite.com . It’s the IDEAS,the MEANING, and the EXPRESSION of FRUSTRATION in the letter itself that everyone has identified with.
    Apparently, since these are all abstract concepts, and you can’t ‘Google’ that stuff, you have missed the point.

    Clear case of a Hack calling the kettle black to me. ;)

  4. Please, read what you just said. If Beck indeed was part of some sort of fraud, it is deplorable. The end does not justify the means. If this were something a liberal had done you would be screaming foul.

    I think Beck needs to produce the woman.

    SJR

  5. Like I noted in an email to you, I was up most of the night setting up my new MacBook Pro. Incredible machine BTW. Am just now getting around to posting comments.

    I also have a new spam plug-in due to the upgrade of wordpress 2.8. I’m now moderating all comments since I was hit by quite a bit of annoying spam last week. The new filter seems to be handling it.

    SJR

  6. “I think Beck needs to produce the woman. ”

    Ummmm… as I noted in my second post above, Beck did produce the woman.

    He interviewed her on TV last night.

  7. Glenn Beck is not out to get the GOP he is out to get dishonest, imoral, thieving Democrat and Republican politicians. I for one am with him. Our politicians dont care about anything but reelection and power. They must be stopped.
    Even if the letter were not authentic it wouldnt matter. There are many of us that wholehartedly agree with its content.
    I hope you will eventually wake up to the fact that you are being used and distracted by both parties allowing them to trample the constition and your rights. Good luck to you in your awakening.

  8. “A “call in” doesn’t count. Physically produce the woman.”

    Good Lord lady….I’m arriving at the conclusion that you’re either not reading what I post or you just don’t care.

    Beck interviewed Janet Contreras on his show last night.

    Here is the link to the TV interview….you know what TV is right? That square / rectangular box with the people inside…

    Here’s the link again for you:

    http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=011008&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=6102478&referralPlaylistId=playlist

  9. I am a Republican. Beck is a Losertarian. People like Beck who wallow around in the pig-sty of third parties are what cost us the House and Senate in 2006. Sorry.

    I agree with much of the letter. BUT – I’m not going to go out and join some idiot losing crusade led by a seriously disturbed individual who is apparently building a cult following.

    SJR

  10. “Beck is a Losertarian.”

    Interesting….another false accusation just made up out of thin air.

    Where’s your source for that one?

    Bonus question:

    Do you know who Beck voted for last November?

  11. “The term “Losertarian” belongs to CONSERVATIVE talk show host Michael Medved. He considers Libertarians losers. I agree 150%.”

    OK, that’s fine. Now we know where the term comes from, not that that has anything whatsoever to do with what we are discussing.

    Curiously, the underlying questions that I posed to you still remain unanswered.

    You said”=: “Beck is a Losertarian.”

    I responded as follows:

    Interesting….another false accusation just made up out of thin air.

    Where’s your source for that one?

    Bonus question:

    Do you know who Beck voted for last November?

  12. I thought you worshiped Beck – and watched him. Guess I’ve watched him more than you! Who know? A few months ago Beck switched parties and is a “card carrying” member of the Libertarian Party. Don’t accuse me of lying. I did not make that up. He talks about being a Libertarian quite often. So, watch his show once in awhile. You might learn something.

    Please do not accuse me of lying.

    I have no idea who he voted for, considering how he slams Republicans so often.

    SJR

  13. Well, here we go.

    Yes, you’re lying.

    Sorry to be so blunt but there it is.

    Now, go get your source because just like your claim about no information being available about Janet Contreras, I already know the answer to the question.

    I also know that he has repeatedly said that he voted for McCain in November. You should watch and listen to his show more often.

    You might accidentally learn something.

    Now, hurry and get your source material together and prove to me that you’re right.

    One final note… I don’t “worship” Glenn Beck or any other man.

    I worship Jesus Christ, my risen Lord and Savior.

    Don’t accuse me of worshiping Glenn Beck and I won’t accuse you of worshiping satan.

    Deal?

  14. Must you shout?

    Just prove me wrong.

    It should be so easy and smooth for you to do that.

    Where’s the source?

    Here’s what you said:

    “A few months ago Beck switched parties and is a “card carrying” member of the Libertarian Party.”

    Now, prove it.

    It’s 11:30pm here in EST so you’ve got all night and a brand new computer to find your proof.

    I’m going to bed.

    I’m tired from running you round and round in circles, poking holes in your claims, and demonstrating to everyone on the Interwebz what you’re all about.

    See you bright and early tomorrow.

  15. The address link on Google was not there yesterday when I wrote the article. Since you have declared that I am lying, frankly I don’t give a damn what you think.

    Frankly, I don’t understand why you have set out to go postal over something I wrote. It is rather irrational to say the least.

    Just get over it, get a life, and go harass someone else.

    SJR

  16. Whether its fake or not, does not change the substance of the “letter.” It is still poignant and accurate reflection of many many Americans, including me.

    Stop trying to deflect the essence of the material. Personal attacks, and conspiracy theories make YOU look like a hack.

    Glenn Beck IS a nut. So what? he raises important issues and the material is relevant. Michael Jackson is whacko, but he still made some hit songs.

  17. BECK IS A HOOT, AND ANYONE WITH COMMON
    SENSE KNOWS AND UNDERSTANDS WHAT HE’S
    ALL ABOUT, BECAUSE HE IS ABOUT COMMON
    SENSE! HE IS NOT A RABBLE-ROUSER AS
    SOME MAY THINK. HE’S JUST TRYING
    TO WAKE UP THE PEOPLE WHO THINK THERE
    IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO TO MAKE A
    DIFFERENCE! WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHRE PEOPLE
    DO AND WILL KILL TO GET WHAT THEY WANT. WE
    DON’T WANT A REVOLT, WE JUST WANT TO PUT
    THE COMMANDER AND CHEIF, IN HIS PLACE AND
    DOING WHAT HE IS PAID TO DO! WE ALSO
    WANT CONGRESS TO STOP OVER STEPPING THEIR
    BOUNDRIES! WE, I SAY, ARE THOSE OF US WHO
    DO APPRECIATE HONEST MEN LIKE BECK KEEPING US INFORMED! A LIGHT HOUSE WITHOUT A BRIGHT BEACON, IS THE SAME AS A GOVERNING
    BODY WITHOUT COMMON SENSE!

  18. Finally people discussint the contents of the letter instead of falling victim to the posturing of the 2 parties.

    The contents of this letter reflect millions of peoples growing sentiments.

    Continue taking the bait of the 2 parties and you will be left behind. Change is coming.

    Washington needs a sanatizing.

  19. That is the problem with communists like yourself. You actually do not believe that there are REAL AMERICANS trying to save the freedoms we are losing because you losers NEED government to wipe your own behind. When it comes to illegal immigration, I feel its a small price to pay for anyone who wants to become a citizen of the United States is to do it legally. There are other countries that will take you weak minded people in, just look around. Maybe you smell a rat because that is what you are surrounded by on a daily basis, destroying the foundation of this country. Go read some you’re Socialism Daily magazine and take a boat elsewhere

  20. Just what is the Pink Flamingo a socialist
    organization funded by the Chinese or Russia? Why would you go looking for this woman? are you a secret Marxist agent? or a Nixon aid? I got it, No? your just Professor Gadget.

    It figures, whenever a patriot has something to offer you can count on the left to try to discredit them or smear their name. (The Arizona Neo Nazi comment real professional) The majority has been a-woken we are mad as hell and are not going to take your leftest agenda anymore. We are going to speak up now! until you hear our voices. This is not the country that I grew up in. Every week I see us losing more of our freedoms. Due to some lefty mom trying to get a new law past for this or that. While our government continues to grows at break neck speeds.

    Shame on Whomever you are: if Janet hadn’t written this letter you could count on about 150,000,000 other people that would have.

    This is America, and obviously your not an American. Because if you were, you would not try to discredit this woman you would listen to what she has to offer. But I forgot myself the left can’t be objective, except when it comes to spending, taxing,
    and lying to the American public.

  21. I can’t please extremists on either side, the Obama freaks call me a racist and the Glenn Beck worshipers call me a socialist. I must be doing something right.

    SJR
    The Pink Flamingo

  22. Glenn Beck is one of the most honest men I have ever listened to. He is a self educated genius. If anyone can save this country it is Glenn Beck, he is waking people up daily.

    I too am a hack from Arizona I guess, because I have been a Republican my entire life and I am switching my registration to Independent in Declaration of my Independence from party politics.

    As to whether the letter is a fake or not (and I don’t believe it is), does it really matter since 150,000 people have signed it? Who cares who wrote it lots of people feel the same way… that says it all.

  23. If you say “Beck interviewd her on TV last night” I would expect he interviewed her on the TV camera, not the phone; big diffrence.

  24. You are all fools! Whether Janet Contreras exists? Of course she does. She running for congress in AZ as a republican. She is a lying sack of ****. She was never a dem and she is not disillusioned, poor, poor latina thing. She is a beck bot/tool/dupe blabbing his party line over and over. You are, I repeat, all fools!

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