On his television program last week, Glenn Beck lamented that nobody can understand the Moses-like burden that Ted Cruz carries, knowing that he’s been called by God to run for president. Earlier this week, our video clip of Beck’s comments got picked up by the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit, whose post was then linked to by the Drudge Report.
Beck has been in something of a feud with Drudge for several weeks now, repeatedly accusing the powerhouse right-wing website of engaging in anti-Christian bigotry by mocking his seemingly nonstop declarations that Cruz has been raised from birth and divinely anointed to save America.
Naturally, Beck was upset that Drudge again supposedly attacked him for his faith by linking to an article about his Moses comment and took issue with it on his radio program yesterday.
The interesting thing about this that we want to point out is that Beck initially didn’t even remember making the statement but recalled having said it once the audio was played for him. Around the 3:40 mark, Beck said that he remembers saying it during last week’s television show where he interviewed right-wing evangelical leader Samuel Rodriguez and then proceeded to explain how this attack on him is really an effort to discredit Rodriguez because he is so influential.
“Now I remember that,” Beck said. “That was with Sam Rodriguez. You know what this is? They had to destroy this. This was a powerful episode. A powerful episode and Sam Rodriguez is one of the heads of the Hispanic caucus; he oversees 40,000 churches in America, he is a Time 100 most influential people in America. I mean, he is a big, big deal. You had to destroy this interview. You had to.”
That is an interesting theory … unfortunately for Beck, it is entirely wrong, since he made the Moses comment while speaking to his studio audience last Thursday night, which was the night after his discussion with Rodriguez:
This is a case study in the fact that even though Beck doesn’t know what he’s talking about, he’s not about to let that stop him from spinning a conspiracy theory out of his own ignorance.