On his television program last week, Glenn Beck thought it was important to highlight an interview that took place between CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and a survivor of the tornado in Oklahoma who turned out to be an atheist.
Insisting that it was a “really bizarre exchange,” Beck suggested that it had been orchestrated by a CNN producer who wanted to promote atheism “or just doesn’t like Christians.” While he acknowledged that it was possible that the exchange had just happened naturally, Beck didn’t think so and nonetheless insisted that it had occurred “for a reason” because “we are fighting the forces of spiritual darkness.”
On his radio program today, Beck and his co-hosts discussed the media coverage that his comments generated and complained that everyone is using it to paint him as a conspiracy theorist.
Insisting that he was merely commenting on something that he thought was an interesting media story (which is blatantly false, as anyone who watched the original segment can attest), Beck declared that the media has an agenda to always write him off as a conspiracy theorist … and it all goes back to Cass Sunstein:
And if he wants people to stop calling him a conspiracy theorist, it would probably help if be wasn’t blaming the entire thing on some sort of conspiratorial effort supposedly originated by Cass Sunstein.