Glenn Beck

How Glenn Beck Manages To Make Such 'Accurate' Predictions

Glenn Beck fancies himself as something of a prophet who is "right probably 80 percent of the time." On his radio show today, Beck revealed how he is able to be so "accurate" when he subtly began changing the prediction that he made several times last year that 2016 would be "a modern-day 1968" during which America will see "riots in the streets, political chaos, and assassinations."

Beck originally predicted that it will all come to a head at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia in July when Black Lives Matter and other progressive activists let loose and create chaos in the streets.

"I think you can mark this down on your calendar. You can take 2016 and scratch it out and write 1968," Beck said on his television program in August of last year. "Trouble is coming for the Democratic convention, real trouble."

He said the same thing on his radio program at the time, warning that just like 1968, Philadelphia is going to see "a violent Democratic convention."

Beck's initial predication was focused entirely on warnings about the Democratic convention, but today he subtly shifted it and started talking about the possibility of strife at the Republican convention if the GOP establishment tries to use a brokered convention to deny either Ted Cruz or Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination even if they are leading in delegates.

"I've been saying this for years," Beck said today, "2016 is going to be 1968 ...  It was trouble on the floor of the convention that lead to the riots in 1968. Do you think that people are going accept Reince Priebus and his games of the GOP?"

The only way for candidates like Marco Rubio or John Kasich to win the nomination, Beck said, is through a brokered convention and "that leads to 1968, something I've been warning about for a long time."

When Beck first made this prediction last year, it hinged entirely on his warnings about the Democratic convention but now he is changing that prediction so that it better corresponds to real world developments, while insisting that he has been making the same prediction "for years."

But what else can you expect from someone who has an amazing ability to declare that his predictions have come true even when they haven't and an even more amazing ability to conveniently ignore all of the predictions that he made which turned out to be demonstrably false?

Dinesh D'Souza: Democrats Have Hidden Their Pro-Slavery History By Blaming 'Their Crimes' On The South

Broadcasting from CPAC last night, Glenn Beck sat down with right-wing "intellectual" and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who was promoting his laughable new movie that promises to expose "the soul of the Democratic Party" as being rooted in slavery.

In his discussion with Beck, D'Souza explained exactly how the Democrats have been able to hide their crimes by blaming them all on "the South." 

"What the Democrats did is they took all their crimes and re-labeled it 'the South,'" he stated. "And so by re-labeling it 'the South,' they forced southerners into a defensive position because southerners thought, 'We did the Klan, we did slavery, we did all these things.' So then the southerners become defensive about all that and that's why there is all this defensiveness about the Confederate flag. These were not southern crimes, they were crimes of the Democratic Party, the northern Democratic Party protected slavery as vehemently. So the Democrats created a situation where they could hide it and they could make our team hide it too and they had a beautiful thing going until it's now time to break up that picnic."

It seems that D'Souza's history lesson conveniently ends in the middle of the twentieth century and doesn't mention the GOP’s racist "southern strategy" and embrace of the Dixiecrats who opposed civil rights.

CPAC Welcomes Back Conspiracy Theorists – And Not Just Donald Trump

In 2011, the American Conservative Union, which runs the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), issued a scathing report denouncing Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy for his crusade against ACU board members Grover Norquist and Suhail Kahn.

Gaffney has spent years claiming that Norquist and Kahn are secret agents of the Muslim Brotherhood and spearheaded a movement to boycott CPAC because of its ties to the two conservative figures. The ACU found that not only were Gaffney’s claims completely specious and unfounded, but that they were also rooted in anti-Muslim bias and personal vendettas, and the organization kicked him out of the conference.

But that was then, and though Gaffney has not repudiated or apologized for his previous attacks, he is being welcomed back to CPAC this year and his Center for Security Policy will even run several panel events as a “supporting sponsor.”

One of CSP’s panels will feature Jerry Boykin, the Family Research Council official who has also accused Norquist of secretly working for the Muslim Brotherhood. Glenn Beck, who has been campaigning to remove Norquist from the board of the National Rifle Association based largely on Gaffney's smears, will be delivering the closing address at the conference.

By appearing at CPAC, Gaffney and Boykin may be making themselves vulnerable to charges that they themselves are aiding the Muslim Brotherhood since they believe the ACU has been compromised by the extremist group’s supposed agent, Norquist.

But it seems that CPAC and its ACU parent have just become more comfortable with far-right conspiracy theorists taking the stage, even the ones who believe the ACU is part of an alleged Muslim Brotherhood influence operation to subvert the conservative movement and bring down the U.S.

CPAC, after all, is hosting the country’s most prominent right-wing conspiracy theorist: Donald Trump.

The ACU, which once rejected a proposed CPAC panel questioning President Obama’s birthplace, is now hosting one of the country’s most notorious birthers.

Perhaps Trump and Gaffney, a fellow birther, will be able to hold a panel on the topic next year.

Glenn Beck Says He Has Personally 'Lost $300,000' Supporting Ted Cruz For President

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck revealed that it has personally cost him approximately $300,000 to spend weeks out on the road in support of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign.

"I have technically put more money into Ted's campaign, I think, personal money, than Donald Trump has put into his," Beck said, noting that Trump has reportedly put $250,000 into his own campaign.

"This has cost me about $300,000 to go on the road for as long as I have," he stated, "$300,000 out of my pocket. Those are not donations. This is out of what I've personally lost because I'm not on the job, so that's what it's cost me by not being at the facilities in Dallas. We've lost $300,000."

'Everybody Wins': Glenn Beck's Ingenious Plan To Stop Donald Trump

Glenn Beck spent a good portion of his radio program today making the case that "it's time for America to unite behind Ted Cruz" in order to prevent Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination.

Specifically, he declared that all the remaining GOP candidates must drop out of the race and endorse Cruz and he came up with an ingenious plan for persuading them to do so.

As he explained it, Cruz should announce that Marco Rubio will be his vice presidential running mate, that Rand Paul will be tapped to serve as treasury secretary in a Cruz administration, that Utah Senator Mike Lee will be nominated to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court and that Ben Carson should be encouraged to run to fill Rubio's vacant seat in the Senate by promising that will receive that full support of the GOP.

"I think this is doable and absolutely unstoppable," Beck declared excitedly. "Tweet that. Facebook that. Get that out. Demand that that's where we go ... Everyone wins and we'll stomp in November."

Glenn Beck Expects To Be Banned From CPAC For Life Following His Speech On Saturday

It has long been a point of pride for Glenn Beck that he was never invited back to CPAC following his 2010 speech at the conservative conference in which he railed against the GOP for supposedly allowing itself to become infested with "progressives" who are destroying the party, the Constitution and the country.

After a six year hiatus, Beck will be returning to CPAC this weekend where he is scheduled to deliver the final speech of the conference and he is promising that it'll be a "barn burner" that will probably get him banned from CPAC for life.

"I would just say that CNN, et cetera, should carry my speech from CPAC on Saturday," Beck stated on his radio program today. "I'm just saying they should carry it because there might be some things there might be newsworthy, somewhat of interest to the American people."

When co-host Stu Burguiere asked Beck for how many years he expects to be uninvited from CPAC after this speech, Beck said he is "shooting for never come back."

"This time, I might get a police escort out of Washington, to the airport," Beck said. "So they can uninvite me if they would like to but I'm here in Washington, D.C.; they're not going to and I'm not going to run my speech by anybody, but it's going to be a barn burner."

Glenn Beck: Ted Cruz Will Win 'Because We Have The Almighty God On Our Side'

While campaigning alongside Ted Cruz yesterday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Glenn Beck said that the Texas senator’s campaign is a continuation of the Tea Party movement’s push to defend the Constitution.

“I am so proud to stand with you Cruz supporters because we are the ones that really started this revolution,” he said.

Because of his supporters’ dedication to the Constitution, Beck said, “our guy has the best chance of winning, because we have the Almighty God on our side!”

Beck has previously said that God is raising up Cruz to be president, while Cruz’s father has repeatedly claimed that his son is God’s choice to be president.

Via Warren Throckmorton:

Back in 2012, Beck similarly declared that God was backing Mitt Romney’s presidential bid.

Glenn Beck Attacks Trump Supporters With The Worst Insult Imaginable: They're As Bad As Obama Supporters

After campaigning for Ted Cruz in Nevada earlier this week, Glenn Beck warned that the Donald Trump campaign is "grooming Brownshirts," likening Trump's supporters to the paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party.

It turns out that calling Trump supporters "Brownshirts" is not even the most insulting comparison Beck could come up with because, on his television program last night, he took things even further when he compared them to the worst people imaginable: Obama supporters! 

After revealing that he is getting word that "stations want to cancel the show because they believe that Donald Trump is going to be the next president," Beck vowed that he was not going to stop attacking Trump because the GOP presidential front runner is simply too dangerous, something he learned when he encountered Trump supporters at the Nevada caucuses.

"The Trump supporters, they're Brownshirts," Beck said. "I've never witnessed anything like I saw today, it was just, it was grotesque and sad that Americans ... It's like these people are treating people like Obama supporters treated us, just the worst of the worst Obama supporters. It was like walking into Ferguson or walking into Baltimore. There's no reason, there's no common decency, there's nothing. It's just bizarre."

Right Wing Round-Up - 2/25/16

'Blacks Were Not Able To Free Themselves, Whites Did': David Barton Credits Whites For Ending Slavery

Glenn Beck had right-wing pseudo-historian and Ted Cruz super PAC operative David Barton on his television program last night to honor Black History Month by uncovering the "real" history of race relations in America. Barton's coverage of this issue was, as always, laughably one-sided and misleading, as he spent a good deal of the opening segment relating tales of white slave owners who supposedly had such friendly relationships with their slaves that they didn't even consider them to be slaves, but rather members of the family.

The slaves, of course, were quite aware that they were slaves but "the whites just thought they were one of the family," as Barton put it, apparently believing that that somehow proves that race relations were not nearly as bad during the founding era as is commonly believed.

Nothing better exemplifies Barton's warped historical view than the fact that he credits white members of Congress and white voters for passing the 13th and 14th Amendments which ended slavery and granted citizenship to former slaves, respectively.

"I love the fact that in these early paintings you have, it's black and white together," Barton declared. "We didn't have what we have today where we have to break you into groups somehow. Yeah, there was bad and ugly down in the South, but my gosh, why not teach the good?"

Barton then picked up a diary owned by a former slave named Richard Allen who he paraphrased as having declared that "so much of the credit that blacks owed was for whites having gone to bat and doing things for them."

"Blacks were not able to free themselves, whites did," Barton stated. "When you get the 13th Amendment, you know, it was nothing but two-thirds of the House, whites in the House were the only ones voting, two-thirds of the whites in the house, two-thirds of the whites in the Senate and three-fourths of the whites in the states that ratified the 13th Amendment to end slavery. And then you have the 14th Amendment, it was nothing but two-thirds of the whites in the House, two-thirds of the whites in the Senate, three-fourths of the whites [in the states.] And so the notion that it's black against white is not borne out by history, but we have made it that way in the way we portray history."

Of course, "blacks were not able to free themselves" because many were slaves who had no rights. Crediting whites for eventually ending that system while pretending that whites and blacks had a congenial and equitable relationship all along is utterly absurd.

Right Wing Round-Up - 2/24/16

Glenn Beck Accuses Breitbart Of Acting As The 'Goebbels' To Donald Trump's 'Brownshirts'

As we noted earlier today, Glenn Beck was alarmed by the behavior of some Donald Trump supporters during last night's caucuses in Nevada and responded by blasting the Trump campaign for "grooming Brownshirts." On his radio program today, Beck also blasted the right-wing website Breitbart for its coverage of his experience at the caucuses, accusing the website of having turned itself into an arm of the Trump campaign and likening its executive chairman, Steve Bannon, to Hitler's propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

Bannon, Beck said, "is a horrible, despicable human being" and asserted that "Andrew Breitbart would be spinning in his grave right now" if he knew what Bannon had done to his website. 

Bannon is either angling to become President Trump's chief of staff or is hoping to turn himself "into the next Roger Ailes," Beck declared, accusing Bannon of taking orders from "a guy who builds golf courses."

"What that makes you is not Roger Ailes," Beck said to Bannon. "By taking orders from a political candidate and reworking your entire site to promote the lies of a specific candidate without any kind of truth behind these things and just spinning all of it, doing what you've done to Breitbart and anybody who reads Breitbart knows exactly what's going on; if that is what your idea of being Roger Ailes is, you are so sadly mistaken. That doesn't make you Roger Ailes, that makes you Goebbels."

Glenn Beck: Donald Trump Is 'Grooming Brownshirts'

Last night, Donald Trump crashed a speech Glenn Beck was delivering at a Nevada caucus site on behalf of Ted Cruz, drawing attention away from the right-wing commentator as he was beseeching people to support Cruz.

It was the latest episode in the war of words between Trump and Beck, who today denounced Trump’s supporters as “rude, vile, nasty” cult followers akin to Adolf Hitler’s Brownshirts:

There is a storm coming of biblical proportions, a storm coming beyond your recognition. When the economy collapses, when our currency is worth toilet paper, who do you want, who do you want handling our nation? You want somebody who has divide us, who is grooming Brownshirts? I was at the caucus last night. I had never seen anything like it. These Trump supporters were beyond recognition as anything I’ve ever seen — rude, vile, nasty.

Beck said that he is facing severe repercussions for his criticism of Trump, noting that his fellow radio host Dana Loesch “is going to the FBI because she’s getting death threats” and “another very famous media reporter” is now “on the highest level of security because of the death threats that’s coming in on them.”

“I’m not standing for Ted Cruz,” Beck insisted. “I’m standing for the Constitution of the United States of America. I’m standing for the principles we all swore to each other, to our families, and to ourselves on September 11th, we would never forget.”

Despite Trump’s victory yesterday, Beck insisted that he will keep speaking against the GOP presidential frontrunner: “All I heard this morning was, ‘Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.’”

Who Owns George Washington's Copy Of 'Don Quixote,' Glenn Beck Or Mount Vernon?

While campaigning for Ted Cruz in South Carolina earlier this month, Glenn Beck made an emotional show of holding up a copy of the book "Don Quixote" that he said George Washington had picked up on the day that the Constitution was signed.

As Beck told it, Washington wrote but two lines in his diary on September 17, 1787: "Signed the Constitution today. I pick up my copy of Don Quixote." The juxtaposition of these two events — one highly significant and the other seemingly mundane — Beck declared, revealed that Washington was at peace knowing that he had done everything he could for his country and that its future was now in the hands of God and the American people. 

"This is the copy that he went and picked up the day they signed the Constitution," Beck said, holding the book as he warned the audience that "if South Carolina makes Donald Trump a winner, we're done" as a nation.

Trump, of course, did win in South Carolina and now Michael Calderon of the Huffington Post is reporting that Beck's copy of "Don Quixote" is not actually the copy that Washington picked up on that day:

The museum at Mount Vernon, Washington's Virginia home, says the copy of Don Quixote in question, which Washington purchased in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1787, is stored safely in its collection. A Mount Vernon spokeswoman told HuffPost that it's in the rare books vault at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, the presidential library in Washington's home. Mount Vernon even displays images of the book on its website. 

Beck addressed the issue on his television show last night, now claiming merely that he owns "one of two copies of George Washington's 'Don Quixote'."

After blasting the Huffington Post for supposedly not contacting him before publishing its story, even though the article states that "Beck did not immediately respond to a request for comment," Beck insisted that his copy of the book was, in fact, owned by Washington himself and that he has all of the documentation to prove it. 

The copy owned by Beck, though, may not be the one that Washington picked up on the day he signed the Constitution, as he now seemingly admits and which obviously undermines the significance of the one in his possession.

"So, there were two copies," he stated. "Which one did he buy on the day of the Constitution? I don't know."

UPDATE: Beck now admits that he copy he owns is not the copy that Washington picked up on the day he signed the Consitution:

In a statement to HuffPost, Beck acknowledged the book he's displayed at rallies is not the copy of Don Quixote that Washington purchased on that day. However, Beck said he possesses another copy of the book, dated 1796, from Washington's library.

"The lesson that I take from Washington's diary where he says 'Signed the constitution. Bought Don Quixote' is that we are never done in our service to God and Country," Beck said. "I have incorrectly stated that my copy is the copy that Washington purchased the day he signed the Constitution. That version is one of the copies owned and housed in Mount Vernon. I take full responsibility for connecting my book (which is dated 1796) to the book Washington purchased that fateful day of September 17th, 1787. But make no mistake the copy in my possession is from the private library of George Washington."

Experts at Mount Vernon noted that the ownership of the 1796 volume is complicated, and that it's uncertain whether that later edition, owned by Beck, was in Washington's library or was purchased by Washington as a gift for his friend Colonel Tobias Lear. The 1796 copy of Don Quixote was later passed down to Lear's son, Benjamin, who identified it in records as having been received from Washington.

A Mount Vernon spokeswoman said it would need to see Beck's copy in person to authenticate it. 

Right Wing Round-Up - 2/23/16

'Maybe I'll Go Down As The Biggest Fool Ever': Glenn Beck Unleashes Another Self-Righteous Rant

Glenn Beck closed out his radio broadcast today by attacking Marco Rubio using a clip from the Frank Capra film "State of the Union" in which a once-idealistic presidential candidate played by Spencer Tracy admits to having sold out his principles for power and denounces his own campaign.

Beck said that while he once had great admiration for Rubio, he no longer does because Rubio "doesn't care about the truth" and has seemingly lost his soul in the process of running for president.

"What this guy is accusing himself of doing is exactly what Marco Rubio has done," Beck said in introducing the clip of Tracy's climatic speech.

After playing the clip, Beck — a vocal Ted Cruz endorser and campaign surrogate — went on another of his self-righteous rants about how he refuses to wallow in the "cesspool" of American politics.

"When I came out and I said I'm sorry for anything I've ever done to divide this country," Beck began screaming, "I'm sorry, I tired to do my best, I didn't mean to, but I tried to warn people about what was coming. I tried to warn people in 1999 about Osama bin Laden, I tried to warn people in 2006 about the banking crash, I tried to warn people in 2010 about the caliphate. Nobody would listen and I'm warning you now!"

Beck fumed that while he has apologized for playing a role in dividing the nation, no politician or member of the media would follow suit and admit their own culpability, but that doesn't matter because he still believes in the ideals represented by Frank Capra's movies.

"I don't want to live in a country and I don't want to live in a time when they can't exist, when I can't believe that they're out there," he bellowed. "When I can't believe that the guy we're going to elect president of the United States actually has some courage and actually has some integrity! Maybe I'll go down as the biggest fool ever, but I'd rather die with hope that there's some common decency in this world than be a part of the cesspool that we seem to embrace."

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 2/22/16

  • Glenn Beck cannot believe that he is being mocked for merely asking the nation to "fast for Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus," especially since he's just like Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, James Madison and Ronald Reagan.
  • Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach calls the League of Women Voters “communist” for opposing his restrictive proof-of-citizenship voting law.
  • Alan Snyder says that no true Christian would ever support Donald Trump: "Those who claim to be the representatives of Jesus Christ in this woeful world need to match their words with their actions, and one of those actions is to vote according to the Biblical worldview they profess to believe in. To vote for a man like Donald Trump is to violate one’s confession of Christian faith."
  • Liberty Counsel's lawsuit against the Fairfax County School District's nondiscrimination policy which provided protection based on sexual orientiation and gender identity has been dismissed.
  • Finally, Jennifer LeClaire reveals that fellow Chrisitans are practicing witchcraft against her: "I believe people can release witchcraft word curses against you. I more than believe it, I know it because my inbox is full of them every week. People curse me, my family, my ministry and more with the wicked words of their mouth—most of the times these are Christians. A witchcraft word curse from a Christian, I believe, is more powerful than any curse from a witch because a believer's words carry an anointing."

'Please Don't Mock This Warning': Glenn Beck Again Warns That Failure To Elect Ted Cruz Will Lead To Violent Revolution

Glenn Beck, who is once again out on the road campaigning for Ted Cruz, hosted his radio show remotely today from Nevada, where he and David Barton, the right-wing pseudo-historian who is running a pro-Cruz super PAC, fretted over Cruz's third-place finish in the South Carolina primary over the weekend and warned that exit polls show that America is headed for a violent revolution within the next ten years.

Beck, who is currently in the middle of "a fast for Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus," repeated the warning that he made on his program earlier this month, when he predicted that the election of anyone other than Cruz will result in America descending into revolution within the next decade. Barton agreed, saying that poll results have convinced him that the threat of violent revolution is a very "real thing."

"I want to make sure that you hear this because the media will spin this out of control and they'll make it into another crazy conspiracy theory," Beck said, "but I just want to point out: 1999, I talked about Osama bin Laden in New York and said that their would be blood and bodies in the streets and the signature would be Osama bin Laden and nobody believed me; in 2006 and 2007, I talked to you about the financial crash, a crash of biblical proportions based on the housing market; I told you that there would be a caliphate and everybody mocked that. I'm telling you, we are on the path for revolution and a violent revolution. Right now, we're talking about a velvet revolution, but if we make the wrong choice at this point - and I'll make this case based on the polls and what we're seeing and nobody in the media ... they're going to mock it. Don''t mock this warning! Please, don't mock this warning."

Glenn Beck Continues To Mobilize His Audience To Remove Grover Norquist From The NRA

Glenn Beck used his radio program today to once again call upon his listeners who are members of the NRA to vote to remove anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist from the organization's board due to his supposed ties to Islamic radicals.

Nearly a year ago, Beck threatened to quit the NRA if Norquist remained on the board, which prompted the organization to launch an investigation into the allegations that he has links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Though the NRA promised that the probe would be "fully transparent" and the results posted on its website, it has been more than 11 months since it supposedly launched this investigation and nothing has come of it. 

On top of that, Beck has not actually quit the NRA, as he originally threatened, and has instead turned his efforts toward getting Norquist removed from the board via a recall election.

"Remember, I said about a year ago that if Grover Norquist is on the board of directors of places like the NRA, I just don't know what I'm going to do," Beck stated. "I just don't know if I can keep my membership. Well, here's what happened: That caused up a whole just sandstorm everywhere so we had to find out what is the right way to do this, what is the right thing to do?"

"The right thing to do is to start a petition," he continued, "and then have an election, a recall ballot put into the NRA magazine at this time. The votes have to be in by May 1st on Grover Norquist and, believe me, you're going to have everybody he knows voting 'no' on the recall. If you believe what we talked about, that Grover Norquist is a very, very dangerous influence when it comes to Islam, we really think that you should stand up if you're a NRA member and vote 'yes' on the recall."

"This is vitally important," Beck stated. "Please vote 'yes' on the recall of Grover Norquist."

Norquist has also been the target of a similar effort to remove him from the board of the American Conservative Union, which puts on the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., and at which Beck is scheduled to speak next month.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 2/18/16

  • Glenn Beck is predictably complaining that everyone is misrepresenting his comments about why God allowed Antonin Scalia to die. 
  • Speaking of Beck, Sarah Palin attacked him on Facebook today, which should only further deepen their ongoing feud.
  • A bunch of right-wing organizations have sent a letter to Donald Trump asking him to answer questions "on policy issues important to our constituents."
  • This is hardcore: "Young Conservatives of Texas has released a moving TV ad which features a heart-broken father blaming Speaker Joe Straus of House District 121 for the death of his son."
  • Finally, Ben Carson defends his claim that a Muslim would have to be "schizophrenic" to be faithful and love America at the same time.
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Glenn Beck Posts Archive

Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 04/26/2016, 3:07pm
Glenn Beck spent a good bit of time on his radio program today railing against criticism of anti-LGBT laws that have been enacted recently in places like North Carolina and Mississippi before turning around and complaining about how the entire issue is just a "circus" meant to distract from the fact that "world is on fire." "This is just the new circus and cakes," Beck said (he meant "bread and circuses"). "This is just the new Colosseum. Get them to talk about the bathrooms so they're not talking about Syria, so they're not talking about... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 04/26/2016, 10:31am
On his radio program yesterday, as part of his crusade to get right-wing anti-tax activist Grover Norquist removed from the board of the National Rifle Association for supposedly being a front man for the Muslim Brotherhood, Glenn Beck interviewed the Family Research Council's Jerry Boykin, who is a longtime Norquist critic and anti-Islam activist. Following the interview, Beck literally begged the NRA members in his audience to vote to remove Norquist from the organization's board, warning that this is the last chance to stop him. "If this works, his empire really falls apart,... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 04/25/2016, 2:32pm
On his radio program today, Glenn Beck suggested that the Republican presidential primary race is going to be dragged out all the way until the national convention because God wants to allow everyone to have their say before He removes his hand of protection from his nation (presumably for failing to nominate or elect Ted Cruz as president.) As he explained, God is "making sure all of us are accountable" for what happens to this nation, saying that while presidential primary contests are usually settled relatively early on, things are different this year because God knows that the... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 04/22/2016, 10:50am
Glenn Beck spent most of his radio program yesterday freaking out about criticism of anti-LGBT laws in states like North Carolina and Mississippi, as well as the supposed rise of Satanism in America, which prompted him to warn yet again that this nation is engaged in Moloch worship. At one point, Beck declared that he is going to bring together a group of historians to help him write a contemporary history book so that when America is lost forever should we fail to elect Ted Cruz as president, there will be a true record of how this country imploded. "I'm going to find some history... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 04/21/2016, 5:35pm
Brian Tashman @ The Huffington Post: Donald Trump’s Pyramid Scheme for America. Zack Ford @ Think Progress: North Carolina Conservatives Backtrack On Lawmaker ‘Loyalty Pledge’ To Discriminate. Travis Gettys @ Raw Story: Trump’s foreign policy advisor thinks Turkey is conspiring with Native Americans to build nukes. Josh Feldman @ Mediaite: Glenn Beck Throws So Much Shade at Joe Scarborough in Open Letter to Megyn Kelly. Timothy Johnson @ Media Matters: NRA Commentator: People Who Hate Guns Should Own Body Armor As A “Passive Way... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 04/21/2016, 3:14pm
As Brian noted yesterday, conservative activist and musician Pat Boone was outraged by a recent Saturday Night Live skit called "God is a Boob Man" that poked fun at the Religious Right's persecution complex by parodying movies like "God's Not Dead." And since Glenn Beck is always on the cutting edge of what is hip and cool, he brought Boone onto his radio program today so that Boone could warn all those involved that they have committed an unpardonable sin and are bound for hell. Boone is not looking to receive any sort of apology from SNL or NBC for the skit, he... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 04/20/2016, 11:50am
Glenn Beck dedicated his television program last night to once again promoting his ongoing campaign to get right-wing anti-tax zealot Grover Norquist removed from the board of the National Rifle Association on the grounds that Norquist is supposedly a front man for the Muslim Brotherhood. Predictably, Beck brought right-wing activists Kenneth Timmerman and Frank Gaffney — who, just this week, was blasted by former NRA president David Keene as an unhinged conspiracy nut — onto the program to make the case against Norquist. Beck went to great lengths to try to bolster Timmerman... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 04/19/2016, 11:11am
Glenn Beck dedicated his television show last night to laying out the timeline of the controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state, which, not surprisingly, he concluded was criminal and ought to result in jail time. After hauling out multiple chalkboards — and repeatedly insinuating that Clinton's fainting episode and concussion in 2012 was part of some cover-up to allow her to avoid having to testify about Benghazi — Beck concluded his show by saying that it'll require "God's help" to ensure that... MORE >