Since spending three hours on radio and one hour on television every day is obviously not enough time for the world to know what Glenn Beck thinks about everything, his network has been uploading weekly “Conversations With Glenn” videos to its YouTube channel for the last several months in which staffers lob softball questions at him while Beck expounds on the state of his soul.
On Friday’s installment, Beck explained that he has been contemplating launching “Torah Tuesday” programs in which his audience and he would learn more about the Hebrew Bible because “the answer for everything we are looking for comes from God.”
“I want to know the New Testament, I want to know the Old Testament,” Beck said, “and I want to know another Testament, the one my faith has.”
Learning more about the Book of Deuteronomy, he said, is especially important because “thirty percent of all of our federal documents, thirty percent [are] based in Deuteronomy.”
“The Founders knew how important Deuteronomy was,” Beck said:
This is now the third time that we have seen Beck repeat this blatantly false claim.
As we explained the last two times he said this, Beck is utterly misrepresenting a 1984 study by a University of Houston professor who found that, among the documents published during the founding era, the Bible was the most frequently cited source.
Of the identifiable quotes from the documents analyzed in this study, a third reportedly came from the Bible and of those identifiable Bible quotes, Deuteronomy was the most frequently cited book.
The study in no way found that “thirty percent of all of federal documents” came out of Deuteronomy, but Beck nonetheless continues to repeat this false claim over and over again.