For those of us that have been shocked for years that Glenn Beck has had a job, and that people actually listen to his rants, his targeting of Van Jones was not a shock, as Beck has taken aim at honorable targets for years, smearing and distorting and essentially being the vile piece of scum that he is.
Today, millions of Americans will pause and remember where they were eight years ago today, what emotions they felt. It is the Kennedy moment of our generation: we all know where we were. And as emotional as it was for each one of us to be standing there, watching a TV as the second tower fell, it was, and remains nothing, compared to what families who lost a loved one experienced that day.
A fact that is totally lost on Glenn Beck. I am sure there is a long litany of things that he has said that we might disagree with but today, let's focus on his feelings on those who lost family and spouses on that day.
Here's one quote.
You know, it took me about a year to start hating the 9/11 victims' families. It took me about a year. Um, and I had such compassion for them and I really, you know, I wanted to help them, and I was behind -- let's give them money, let's get them started, and all of this stuff. And I really didn't -- all the 3,000 victims' families, I don't hate all of them, I hate about, probably about ten of them. But when I see 9/11 victim family, you know, on television, or whatever, I'm just like, 'Oh, shut up.' I'm so sick of them. Because they're always complaining. And we did our best for them.
Or check out this video where he states, "I hate 9/11 families for asking questions."
And, after Katrina, when Glenn wasn't sure whom he hated more, victims of Katrina or the 9/11 families.
But the second thought I had when I saw these people and they had to shut down the Astrodome and lock it down, I thought: I didn't think I could hate victims faster than the 9-11 victims.
Anyone who supports, advertises on or empowers Glenn Beck should be ashamed of themselves.