Beck gives Ron Paul a full hour, but still can’t avoid being a hypocritical fraud
by Larry Simons
December 19, 2007
Ron Paul appeared on the Glenn Beck Show yesterday and it was a first for Paul. The first time Ron Paul has received this much exposure on one program…a full hour to talk about his campaign and about the issues. Glenn Beck definitely deserves a lot of credit for being fair and allowing Ron Paul to speak for this much time. No other show has given Ron Paul this much time, so in this sense Glenn Beck definitely deserves credit.
However, later in the interview, Beck chose to sidetrack from asking Ron Paul about his campaign and the issues to inform Paul that he (Beck) has received death threats. One in particular from a video that is supposedly online and from a Ron Paul supporter who apparently says in the video that Glenn Beck should be executed. He told Dr. Paul that he would send him the feed of the video at Paul’s location during the commercial break and did not play the clip on the air.
It was becoming clear at this point that Beck may have only given Ron Paul this hour only to serve as a way of ambushing Paul and to force him to offer a defense or a condemnation of this video. It was plain to see that this was an attempt to set-up Paul or at the very least to send a message to anyone watching that “Ron Paul supporters threaten people with death”.
Naturally, Ron Paul said that he preaches a message of non-violence and non-aggression and that anyone who threatens someone, especially using Ron Paul’s name, is wrong. During this particular segment the banner at the bottom of the screen still read (as it did most of the show) “Honest questions”, despite the fact that this line of questioning was far from honest. Paul even ended his answer to this question by saying, “I don’t think I should have to answer questions like this”.
I agree. He shouldn’t. Especially since on May 17, 2005, Glenn Beck, on his radio show, said this:
“Hang on, let me just tell you what I'm thinking. I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out -- is this wrong? I stopped wearing my What Would Jesus -- band -- Do, and I've lost all sense of right and wrong now. I used to be able to say, "Yeah, I'd kill Michael Moore," and then I'd see the little band: What Would Jesus Do? And then I'd realize, "Oh, you wouldn't kill Michael Moore. Or at least you wouldn't choke him to death." And you know, well, I'm not sure”.
Glenn Beck had the audacity to go on the air and question Ron Paul about being threatened when he has actually threatened the life of Michael Moore. No one is condoning the threat made to Glenn Beck. What I do condemn though is, 1- Beck’s refusal to air the clip (he could have at LEAST aired the audio of it), and 2- Beck’s complete hypocrisy to condemn another for making a threat when he has threatened someone too.
In my personal opinion, condemning a threat made to you is your right. It is completely understandable to expose a threat and to attack it. But, when you don’t show the clip on the air, you are hiding something. I may be totally wrong about this, but if someone threatens your life and you have them on video saying it, why do you NOT expose it? For some strange reason, even if you wanted to protect the person making the threat, why wouldn’t you at least air the audio? It is also my opinion that under normal circumstances Glenn Beck has EVERY right to be angry about being threatened; he has NO right to go on the air and express his anger at being threatened when he has threatened Michael Moore.
Am I saying Beck shouldn’t be angry? No. He should be angry and take any threat made seriously and to contact authorities, etc..etc. But, for him to go on the air and tell the world that he is angry about his life being threatened when he has done the same thing, especially since finding the audio clip of Beck threatening Michael Moore is so easy to do, shows that Beck is not only hypocritical but just plain stupid.
My message to Beck is this: Glenn, I salute you for giving Ron Paul the hour you have promised you’d give him. I question your motives for doing it, but nonetheless, you kept your promise and you deserve credit for that. However, you’re still a Neo-con, hypocritical slug who will continue to be the ignorant dickhead you have been for the last 2-3 years. You may have some libertarian stances, but that doesn’t make you a libertarian. You support the Iraq war. That alone violates the libertarian view.
In light of Beck’s blatant hypocrisy, I have made another short film exposing Glenn Beck, the fraud. (Includes the audio of Beck's threat to kill Michael Moore)
Enjoy the film!
Thanks to Paul and Steve Watson at PrisonPlanet for posting my story