If there is a more disingenuous hypocrite in American media, I swear, I can’t think of who it might be. Glenn Beck, who is twiddling his thumbs until his new show premieres on Fox News, tells this story of a recent encounter he had with a truck driver at a Wendy’s Restaurant. Here is the juicy part:
“He looked at me and the recognition was immediate and he said, You racist bigot! And I just said — I wanted to say, I think you have me mistaken for someone else, but I knew he knew who I was and he just hated me for who I was. You conservatives that have destroyed this country! And the hatred was so deep, it was breath taking. Luckily the swat team was there and I just separated myself from him and he just shouted through other people and there were children in the restaurant and he blamed me for everything, I believe including the Holocaust, and the hatred was palpable. The guy screamed at the restaurant, you better not let me see you in the parking lot because I’ve got a truck and I’ll run your ass over! Wow. Is this who we’ve become? Is this who we’ve become?”
I have to hand it to the truck driver who felt compelled to express himself when confronting the face of evil. Beck is indeed a racist bigot, and he needs to hear it more often from the public he assaults from the safety of his studio. But here’s the funny part:
“I could stand in line with Michael Moore and I wouldn’t say that to him. I would say some things to Michael Moore, but it wouldn’t be that. Is this who we’ve become? I believe there is a caldron of hatred on both sides, but the left is quite frightening. The extreme right is frightening, as well. I don’t care if you’re a Republican, Democrat, or independent. I don’t care who you voted for. We cannot become that person.”
Someone needs to remind Beck of his radio broadcast on May 17, 2008:
“Hang on, let me just tell you what I’m thinking. I’m thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I’m wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out — is this wrong? I stopped wearing my What Would Jesus — band — Do, and I’ve lost all sense of right and wrong now. I used to be able to say, ‘Yeah, I’d kill Michael Moore,’ and then I’d see the little band: What Would Jesus Do? And then I’d realize, ‘Oh, you wouldn’t kill Michael Moore. Or at least you wouldn’t choke him to death.’ And you know, well, I’m not sure.”
That’s right Glenn Beck. You are that person. But an even worse version who is so thoroughly delusional he probably should be in a padded room. He certainly shouldn’t be on the radio or TV.
9 thoughts on “Glenn Beck – You Are That Person”
Unfortunately, this “who, me?” bullshit happens a lot in the wingnut-o-sphere.
If he had only used someone other than Michael Moore as an example, he might have gotten away with it. But this is just too much.
You are actually quite charitable in your evaluation. At our site, we express a bit of skepticism about the entire incident.
I try to make my life an “asshole free zone” so I just don’t watch TV programs that are hosted by such a world class representative of that type of person.
Just say no. Don’t watch his show and don’t patronize his sponsors.
I appreciate your sentiment, but I feel compelled to keep track of what these jerks are up to. Somebody needs to make sure they don’t get away with this sort of crap. It’s a public service I perform.
Something just doesn’t ring true to me about this overly pat story. Especially his bit about “Luckily the swat team was there…” I’m not a “premium” member able to hear the audio and if the inflections in his voice are highly sarcastic so I’ll take his crap at face value for now.
One thing that disgusts me so much about right-wing hate radio and cable TV like Fox News is it stirs up hatred so out comes the reflexive bile of its listeners/viewers. Usually, it’s right-wing fans spewing their hate. If this story is to be believed, Beck’s hate boomeranged from the left.
Liar. Hypocrite. Half-truth data-miner. Shameless right-wing shill. Beck should have not trouble fitting in perfectly over at the Fox News mothership.
Not so popular over at CNN he’ll be a big hit over at Fox News where he has a ready-made audience eager to swallow his flavor of Kool-Aid.
Have you noticed even the right-wing comedians over at Fox News, namely Dennis Miller and Greg Gutfeld, mistake anger for humor? Here’s a recent example of a “Greg-ologue” I found particularly offensive:
I think the SWAT Team comment was an attempt to be clever. He was referring to his own security staff.
And I also can’t abide Gutfield. Miller is just pathetic.
What a shame that the purported truck driver wasn’t hollering this from the cab of said truck, lurching into high gear as he prepared to run this rectally-inverted mouthpiece over.
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