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Glenn Beck spoke for nearly 15 minutes regarding hate and the anti-gay gang attacks by the Latin King Goonies in the Bronx late last week, calling them "anti-human" and "bigotry for sport".

Glynnis MacNicol at Mediate writes: "A small part of me suspects tonight’s opener was in part a bit of a sideways response to the story Media Matters has been pushing out all week trying to connect Beck with Byron Williams, the guy who was arrested on his way to kill 'people of importance at the Tides Foundation and ACLU' (as if the actions of a crazy person can ever be blamed on anyone other than the crazy person). But even if it was, the larger message remains, and is one that Beck likes to reaffirm from time to time, namely, violence is bad."

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  1. I'm not buying it. He's done a lot more harm than good for the gay community so I'd rather he shut up. And I agree that his followers are SO anti-gay and I doubt his words will change their minds. The day he comes out on his show for full gay rights and equality for all, then I'll believe it.

    Posted by: Vic | Oct 14, 2010 12:21:11 AM


  2. See? Even crazy people are against homophobic bigotry and violence. Where's that leave the rabbis & evangelicals? WORSE THAN CRAZY PEOPLE !!!

    Posted by: Tre Gibbs | Oct 14, 2010 1:10:19 AM


  3. i am beside my self as to how to respond to this vile, hateful person.
    i hope there is some way to make him pay for all the damage that he has done to this country. he is a charlatan and this blip on his record of bilious garbage that he has spewed all these years moves me not one bit.
    damn him to hell.

    Posted by: gggreggg | Oct 14, 2010 2:29:06 AM


  4. Brian,

    You are fucking delusional. This century has been brief, but in the last century leftist were responsible for as much if not more violence than the far right.

    USSR, especially Stalin

    Mao and his cultural revolution

    Various leftwing European terrorist groups of the 60's,70.s,80's like Baader Meinhof, the Red Brigade,IRA,etc.,

    Weather Underground,SLA,Black Panthers,etc., in the U.S.

    Latin American leftists groups like Colombian FARC, Castro's Cuba, Che [very violent]

    Khmer Rouge and Cambodia's killing fields, etc.,

    The left wins hands down in the violence and death category. Certainly Stalin and Mao alone killed more people than the Nazis and other fascist combined.

    And homosexuals have suffered equally under rightwing and leftwing radical regimes over the past 100 years.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 14, 2010 2:41:33 AM


  5. Even Salvador Allende, whom leftist love to idolize, had very violent tendencies.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 14, 2010 2:45:22 AM


  6. Some of the commenters here seem confused when they suggest Glenn Beck is responsible for those men being tortured. The group responsible was a Latin street gang, hardly Beck's audience, and hardly likely Republican voters.

    Posted by: Balbo1 | Oct 14, 2010 2:49:41 AM


  7. Brian,

    There were many examples of violence throughout the 60's, especially 70's into the 80's by leftist American groups. Many bombings, murders, preaching of violence, etc., Boston Police HQ is name 1 Schroeder Plaza after Officer Frank Schroeder who was shot in the back and killed by so-called radical leftists robbing a bank back in the 70's. One of the 'radicals' lived for years on the lam, she had a very comfortable middle class life until her past finally caught up with her. I can distinctly remember being told by my mom about a bomb that went off at a courthouse in Boston in the 70's that killed several and blew a womans legs off. The weathermen I think did that.

    Aside from the KKK and McVeigh in Oklahoma City, can you really name any other American group that can be called terroristic, are responsible for committing violence, and rightwing over say the last 50 years? There's Aryan Nation and various other white supremist gangs but they're mainly prison and street gangs that counter other ethnic and racial gangs. Today, the KKK is nothing and was for a long time completely infiltrated by the FBI. There are a few anti-government militias, but they wax and wane and are small in numbers. They peaked in the 90's, culminating with Oklahoma City.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 14, 2010 3:01:54 AM


  8. Ratbastard,

    As I said, the left has been relatively less violent than the right domestically.

    POINT IS, radical violent leftists do not have talking heads on TV promoting and encouraging their agenda, the right does. Fox news and Glenn Beck give violent right wing crazies the excuse they were looking for to shoot up some gays. Last time I checked Maddow and Olbermann haven't been calling for progressives to "take up arms" to "take back their country."

    If you want to align yourself with a political ideology that directly tries to make your life a living hell and encourages bigotry against the LGBT community which results in the suicides of youth throughout the country, be my guest. Thankfully, most gays aren't that that daft.

    To quote your ideological BFF Ann Coulter, but replacing a few words:

    "Whether they are defending [Glenn Beck] or bleating for [the Tea Party], [gay conservatives] are always against [their own]. They are either traitors or idiots, and on the matter of [our] self-preservation, the difference is irrelevant.


    Posted by: Brian | Oct 14, 2010 3:19:40 AM


  9. Does this show Beck's a genuinely good person who does bad things? No, I think this is a case of a bad person doing something good.

    Posted by: John | Oct 14, 2010 4:19:28 AM


  10. Stop promoting hatred towards gays, Mr Beck and you will be part of the solution and no more the problem...

    Posted by: Dani | Oct 14, 2010 5:53:26 AM


  11. "...but he seems "softer" lately for some reason. Don't know whether I buy it though..."

    He's doing penance for his rally on the mall which inspired Jon Stewart's upcoming rally to restore sanity on Oct. 30 which will ignite enough enthusiasm among young liberals to possibly change a few election outcomes.

    Basically he peed in the teapot if you know what I mean. He needs some new friends.

    Posted by: Another JJ | Oct 14, 2010 7:05:00 AM


  12. Wow, the irony

    Posted by: Carlos | Oct 14, 2010 10:23:19 AM


  13. Am I dreaming? What a surprise. I'm speechless. BRAVO Glenn Beck! His comments have to give his homophobic following pause.

    Posted by: Robert | Oct 14, 2010 10:54:16 AM


  14. It's sad that so many people are tied into their ideology that they can't see that people aren't the cartoon caricatures painted of them by modern culture. It's horrible that we've gotten to a point where glenn beck has to be "evil" or barack obama has to be a "socialist". I think it may be time to take a step back and realize that we're never going to agree with everything someone does or says, regardless of what side of the aisle they are on. Accept people for who they are, the good with the bad, and don't fall into the trap of demonizing someone who doesn't agree with you... it's the tell-tale sign of a small mind. I mean, look at the past week- the Log Cabin Republicans succeed where the entire left has failed in giving a real blow to DADT, and Glenn Beck, who has the largest tv audience on cable television, shows support for gay rights and denounces the horrible attacks (and this isn't the first time, he's been a fairly outspoken advocate for gay marriage for quite a while).

    Posted by: aj | Oct 14, 2010 11:17:34 AM


  15. Interesting... Beck makes sense perhaps this brush with death has made him wiser

    Posted by: jaragon | Oct 14, 2010 6:13:33 PM


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