Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Glenn Beck asks if Barack Obama is the anti-Christ


Glenn Beck is a disgrace.

The CNN Headline News talk show host actually asked a guest, Pastor John Hagee, if he thinks Barack Obama is the anti-Christ.

[Via ThinkProgress]

Beck couches the question in his favorite rhetorical affectation - pretending that he is pained to have to ask it, but it is so important that he just cannot leave it unsaid. It is similar to the tortured expression and tone of voice that he adopted in 2006 when asking then-newly-elected Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison, a Muslim, if he was "working with our enemies."

With regard to the anti-Christ question, Beck insists he is only bringing it up because of all the e-mails he has been receiving from his viewers about it. Apparently, it never occurred to him to do what any responsible network news personality might do with such messages, which is to dismiss them as the rantings of lunatics.

Beck's sardonic laughter, as he pretends that he cannot even believe he's saying this, is almost as revolting as the question itself.

To his credit, Hagee refuses to take the bait and shuts Beck down in no uncertain terms.

But think about what it means that John Hagee, a man with a notorious reputation for religious bigotry, demonstrates more decency and restraint than a talk show host employed by CNN, The Most Trusted Name in News. What does that say about Glenn Beck? What does that say about CNN?


The transcript is up at

BECK: Let me ask you, because I got -- I get so much e-mail on this, and I think a lot of people do, and I`ve only got a couple of seconds. They say Glenn, you and the media, you`ve got to wake up. Barack Obama`s making people faint and cry and everything else. And he`s drawing people in.

There are people -- and they said this about Bill Clinton that actually believe he might be the anti-Christ. Odds that Barack Obama is the anti-Christ?

HAGEE: No chance. He has a lot of charisma. There`s a media love affair with him right now. He is a very formidable political person. I believe the best leader for America in the future is John McCain.

BECK: Thank you very much, Pastor.

Back in just a second. That`s good news, at least where I stand.
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Anonymous said...

Obama actually said this in regards to his "spiritual" advisor, Pastor Wrights anti American, anti white, hate speeches.

"I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community."

Is he serious? So Barak Obama WON'T disown Pastor Wright?

So I guess Obama condones Wrights views of anti American, anti white, hate speeches.

Barak also said this BEFORE his March 18, 2008 speech:

""The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation. When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign."

Then on March 18, 2008 in his speech, Barak Obama said:

"For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely -– just as I'm sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed."

Can you say LIAR Barak?

Then to top it all off, Obama said this, and I quote from March 20th, 2008:

"The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know - there's a reaction in her that's been bred into our experiences that don't go away and sometimes come out in the wrong way and that's just the nature of race in our society".

I was going to vote for Barak before all of this, but that ignorant, anti white, and racist comment made me switch my vote to Hillary.