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Glenn Beck: Wolf Blitzer's Question for Atheist Tornado Survivor Was a Plant — VIDEO

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Glenn Beck can spot a conspiracy from a mile away, and on his program last night the conservative pseudo-professor certainly delivered, claiming that an interview by CNN's Wolf Blitzer this week was the workings of a CNN producer "sympathetic to the atheist plight," Right Wing Watch reports.

The interview in question is from Tuesday, when Blitzer asked a woman who survived this week's massive tornado in Oklahoma, "Do you thank the Lord?"  In the interview, the woman laughed and responded disarmingly, "I'm actually an atheist," and the two shared a moment of awkward laughter.

To Beck, though, the question "just wasn't natural," and therefore must have been a plant by some producer who thought it was important "to point out that in the middle of the heartland, there are atheists there too."

Although Beck said the question "doesn't have to be nefarious," he went on to situate the interview as part of something much larger:

"We are not fighting against flesh and bone.  We are fighting the forces of spiritual darkness.  It doesn't matter what people's intent are.  I will tell you: that was there for a reason."

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  1. When everything you disagree with is the result of a conspiracy, it's very easy to spot them.

    Posted by: Sammy | May 23, 2013 12:29:51 PM


  2. What does this failed comic entertainer make of the Pope's statement about atheists? Of course, he can claim that Francis is a Jesuit and messing with things as Jesuits always do in the Jesuitical way, or that the Pope--the POPE!!--is sliding toward a heretical Universalism. I suppose part of Glenna's response depends on what he is told by his Minders in Salt Lake.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | May 23, 2013 12:31:57 PM


  3. What does this failed comic entertainer make of the Pope's statement about atheists? Of course, he can claim that Francis is a Jesuit and messing with things as Jesuits always do in the Jesuitical way, or that the Pope--the POPE!!--is sliding toward a heretical Universalism. I suppose part of Glenna's response depends on what he is told by his Minders in Salt Lake.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | May 23, 2013 12:31:57 PM


  4. you show me an intelligent, compassionate and informed Glenn Beck fan and I'll show you a unicorn.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 23, 2013 12:37:00 PM


  5. The 'reason' it was there for is that not everyone is a credulous twit. In the heartland or anywhere else.

    Posted by: sundayboy | May 23, 2013 12:49:50 PM


  6. "Spirtual darkness" is when you can't tolerate an opinion different from your own. Glen Beck is deeply in the dark.

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 23, 2013 12:50:57 PM


  7. Right, Wolf Blitzer went around asking people if they were atheists, then asked the woman if he could interview her. Only a moron would believe that.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 23, 2013 12:52:12 PM


  8. Glenn shut up, just shut up.

    Posted by: Truthiness | May 23, 2013 12:52:19 PM


  9. "the forces of Spiritual darkness";
    "atheist plight"

    What is this lunatic rambling on about ?
    Seems to me he has been watching too many episodes with "The Force" and " The Dark Side".

    It's fiction, Glenn, you little scamp, fiction.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 23, 2013 12:59:59 PM


  10. Seriously, that nice lady is the force of spiritual darkness???? And here I was thinking that she might catch some flack from the townspeople.

    The man is truely a hate-filled creep. Spewing garbage on a disaster survivor from the comfort and security of his studio.

    Posted by: Rob | May 23, 2013 1:00:54 PM


  11. Glen Beck has the intelligence of a plant.

    Posted by: nick | May 23, 2013 1:07:04 PM


  12. Soliciting attention and fame through inflammatory statements is his Glenn Beck makes his money. He's just a well-paid, well-known troll. Nothing more. And we should never feed the troll.

    Posted by: MateoM | May 23, 2013 1:07:58 PM


  13. Well if Beck said it, it must be true, right????

    Posted by: Tom | May 23, 2013 1:12:35 PM


  14. Nick, how dare you insult plants like that!!??!!

    Posted by: johnny | May 23, 2013 1:16:31 PM


  15. Glen Beck needs to get a grip. Poor fool sees a conspiracy EVERYWHERE.

    No prize in his Crackerjacks? CONSPIRACY!

    Bad cell phone reception this morning? CONSPIRACY!

    The NY Jets let go of Tebow? CONSPIRACY!

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | May 23, 2013 1:24:52 PM


  16. @Little kiwi: you've have better luck finding the unicorn.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | May 23, 2013 1:25:51 PM


  17. @ Nick :
    How dare you insult plants in that manner !
    On behalf of plants everywhere I take exception to your comparison.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 23, 2013 1:31:07 PM


  18. Glen Beck went from being a lost Papist to being a member of the sick Mormon cult. Some of the things he says I agree with, but until he releases the Satanic bonds that hold him to the devilish Masonic cult of the Mormons and comes unto true Christianity, I cannot take him seriously.

    As to the atheists with her child, she will answer to God come the great day of Judgement.

    Posted by: helen | May 23, 2013 1:35:36 PM


  19. And what day is that?

    Next Thursday?

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 23, 2013 1:38:29 PM


  20. @ helen:

    And I can't take seriously anyone who uses "unto".

    " Lost Papist"
    "sick Mormon"
    "Satanic bonds"
    "devilish Masonic cult"

    Do you ever reread the $hit that you write ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 23, 2013 1:42:09 PM


  21. go easy on helen; her parents were siblings.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 23, 2013 1:58:41 PM


  22. As much as I hate it, I agree with Beck with that the question was asked (and reiterated) in an odd way. But who flippin' cares? What's more of a problem, and a direct threat to this world, is Beck's rhetoric!

    @UFFDA, I completely agree!

    "Spiritual darkness"??? The atheists I know are some of the most spiritual people around! Just because you're an atheist does not mean that you're not spiritual in any way. It just means that you don't believe in some higher intelligence that created all we're aware of. Spirituality is so much more than that.

    You can still have feelings (and beliefs!) pertaining to a sense of peace, a wish of purpose, the connection to others, and ideas about the meaning of life to you personally. And it's idiotic to claim otherwise, Beckypoo!

    Posted by: El | May 23, 2013 2:17:56 PM


  23. I agree that the question was weird and forced, but seriously, did he not notice how the FIRST time Blitzer mentioned God, the woman just deferred answering? Then he weirdly pressed the issue. She was definitely not trying to be an atheist advocate, she just refused to lie. And now I'm in love with her ;)

    Posted by: Cal | May 23, 2013 2:31:10 PM


  24. and beck has a net worth north of $100,000,000! that's a depressing commentary on the usa.

    Posted by: candide001 | May 23, 2013 3:51:25 PM


  25. Atheist here. I guess Glen Beck is onto us. We'll have to change our nefarious plan now. Meeting at 7pm tonight, be there!

    Please bring your own candle, you know how dark it will be.

    Posted by: desmond | May 23, 2013 3:52:20 PM


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