Glenn Beck has really gone to Crazy Town after he joined FOX News, not that he was much saner on CNN, but he's so much more forthcoming with his insanity since Roger Ailes is now his boss. As you'll see, right wing talk show hosts can flip flop their positions whenever it suits their own needs or whenever something happens in the news that they feel will make them look "compassionate." And this one is really sickening so I had to share this with you..
Glenn Beck, on his Fox show yesterday afternoon, did a really lovely encomium to Beverly Eckert, the 9/11 widow who was a victim of that horrible plane crash outside Buffalo yesterday. In fact, like most Beck productions, it was downright maudlin. But we had to applaud certain sentiments, such as when he lauded Eckert for her post-9/11 activism: (here's the video)
Beck: After the attacks, she became a vocal activist for families of 9/11 victims. She pushed for the 9/11 Commission. She demanded answers from the government, and helped win the passage of the Intelligence Reform law.
And of course, Beck looked very, very sincere delivering this.
How sincere was he?
Here's Glenn Beck on his radio show back in 2005:
Beck: 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. And again, it's only about ten.
After that, of course, he went on to talk about how much he hated the Hurricane Katrina victims.
But America, look into his eyes! You can see how sincere he is!
In 2005 he just hated those serial complaining 9/11 widows because they were making Republicans who were solidly in power look bad, so they should just "shut up."
Yesterday he needed to emote to his viewers and show them how personally he's committed to supporting the grief we all feel over Beverly Eckert's tragic death because of her great accomplishments. He's a con artist of the highest degree and the 9/11 widows deserve much better than the Glenn Beck's of the world.
John Amato is the founder of CrooksandLiars.com
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