Glenn Beck on the California Wildfires

October 23, 2007 at 5:22 am | Posted in glen beck | 9 Comments

as quoted here:

“I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today.”

This guy is a Mormon?


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  1. Dan, I’m trying to decide which comment is most indefensible: Beck’s or yours.

  2. Brian,

    Why would my comment be indefensible? I’m at least citing evidence of questionable character. Beck simply insults those who lost their homes without any evidence that they hate America. How is my comment equal to or worse than his?

  3. I wonder if his is even an accurate quote. I think I’ll wait a bit and see what the fallout is and check the facts before I jump down the guy’s throat. The media seems to relish in misquoting people of both sides of the fence lately.

  4. Dan, to question someone’s Church membership over a quote without any context is shameful, in my view. If you want to go after his political views, have at it.

  5. Here is what I found in the USA Today:

    We all love America. We all love America. We just disagree on how we should function, what we should do, big government, small government. It doesn’t mean you hate America. I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today. There are a few people that hate America. But I don’t think the Democrats are those. I think there are those posing as Democrats that are like that.

    I am not defending Beck’s comments, but this does provide more context than the quote you show in your post.

  6. Brian,

    I don’t know how the context helps him out. The guy is a pitiful and embarrassing shock jock. And yes, I will question his beliefs, because he previously talked about how he wanted to kill Michael Moore, to the point of how he would feel strangling him to death. It’s funny, see, when conservatives make stands on religion, it’s okay, but when liberals make stands on religion it is not.

    It is a reprehensible thing to say, as a Mormon, that those who are losing their homes must hate America. It is a reprehensible thing to say, as a Mormon, that you wish to kill Michael Moore, and you describe the method you would choose. That is absolutely reprehensible.

  7. You know what? Before you start taking this guy’s comments out of context, you might actually open your heart a bit and listen to the man. He takes on the Republicans just as much as the Democrats, and he doesn’t affiliate himself with them. But he admits readily that he’s a conservative.

    You’ve taken that sentence completely out of context, as you have with the Michael Moore comment, and numerous other comments I am sure. Have you ever heard of a thing called sarcasm? Why is it that you’ll readily laugh at all the anti-Bush rhetoric out there; which is much more ill-willed than this comment on Michael Moore, and you’ll say it’s all in good humor, but you won’t allow the right to do the same?

    Talk about hypocritical. Check your facts, do some intense research (not just passing over a few minutes on the radio or tv or what some biased blogger has to say) and really contemplate it.

    You might be surprised. You may never agree on policies, but you do agree on a heck of a lot more than you care to investigate.

    At least the guy investigates and reports on the nitwits in Washington on both sides of the aisle, and he’s the first to admit that it’s HIS OPINION.

    Try it sometime.

  8. Michelle,

    Thanks for the comment. I actually have looked at Mr. Beck, and I find him reprehensible. I don’t care if he is conservative or liberal or whatever the hell he wants to call himself. You think it is okay to make fun of killing a man. I see that as reprehensible, whether you are speaking sarcastically or not. It is as simple as that. I have not taken any of his quotes out of context. His context is reprehensible.

  9. For perspective, Mormons lost houses in this fire, which Glenn Beck says what he says.

    As wildfires raged through San Diego County communities this week, most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the area were spared serious damage to property. But at least 16 LDS families of the Poway California Stake were among the hundreds to find their houses burned to the ground.

    I guess those Mormons hated America.

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