HuffPo editors remove article calling for Glenn Beck sex tape

A blogger apologized Monday after editors at the Huffington Post removed his opinion article offering $100,000 for a “sex tape or phone records or anything else” that succeeds in removing Fox News host Glenn Beck “from the public eye forever.”

The piece bylined by Beau Friedlander, the former editor-in-chief of the liberal Air America Radio, comes two days after Beck held his “Restoring Honor” rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Friedlander posted an apology to Beck Monday afternoon, writing that, “I crossed the line.”

In the now deleted post, he prefaced his $100,000 offer by writing, “It is time to pop the tea baggers’ favorite balloon.”

By Monday afternoon, his article was removed, with a message from an editor in its place explaining that the piece was “published directly to the Huffington Post by its author” and “didn’t meet our editorial standards.”

Huffington Post spokesman Mario Ruiz said in an email that, “Beau Friedlander was a passworded blogger, which allowed him to post directly to the site. After reviewing his post on Beck, we decided to remove it, adding the editor’s note. Going forward, his posts will be reviewed by an editor before being published.”

  • sunnyr

    Another low-life dirtbag Liberal. They are a dying breed and they know it. They can see the handwriting on the wall. This country will NEVER be the Progressive/Marxist Utopia these idiots dream of. I hope they all move to Cuba, Venezuela or Iran. Good Riddance.

  • pepito

    Can we say… LAWSUIT?

  • chicagojohn

    Here’s what I came away from this article with:
    The knowledge that most of the stuff on HuffPo is not edited. Who woulda thought?

  • TampaDad

    Wow…I can’t even believe that…not the fact that the morons at the HuffPo would write something like that but the idea that they actually have “editorial standards”. Seriously, have they ever READ the crap that gets posted there?

  • truebearing

    Beau Friedlander says: “It is time to pop the tea baggers’ favorite balloon.”

    I say it’s time he pop the giant zit he’s sporting on his shoulders, and calling his head.

  • independentvoter

    Glen should sue for 100 NICE articles of him posted on the HUFF.. That would burn their buns..

  • ojfl

    Ah the civility of the ones claiming the Tea Party is not civil. Does that not make you warm and fuzzy?

  • maladroit

    Friedlander is the new poster child for lefty douche bags. His apology was half-hearted and he even gives a little Obamaesque “shout-out” to his buddy at the end.
    Friedlander is a child and a useless human being, i.e. he’s a typical moonbat.