Who's the Stupid One, Glenn Beck?

He thinks you're stupid


The MSM, always eager to be mouthpieces for Obama, have coined the derisive label “birthers” to dismiss and marginalize Americans who simply want to know the truth about this occupant of the White House who’s keeping so many of his personal documents concealed — from his kindergarten school records, to his college records, to his law client list, to his original long-form birth certificate. Reportedly this man has spent nearly $2 million on lawyers and legal fees to fight lawsuits asking for those documents.
According to a March 24, 2010, Harris Poll, “birthers” Obama truth-seekers number in the millions. The poll found that 25% of Americans believed Obama wasn’t born in the United States.
Speaking for myself, I have no idea where Obama was born — whether it’s Hawaii, or Kenya, or the Moon. What bothers me is the secrecy because to keep a secret requires concealment, deception, and lies. The secrecy especially is unseemly for a president who promised his administration would be the most transparent, ever.
So it’s baffling why members of the media who supposedly are on “our” side also mock our quest for the truth. Fox TV and radio personality Glenn Beck has every right not to join the ranks of the skeptical. What skeptical Americans do not appreciate, however, is that he threw in his lot with our political enemies who make fun of us.
On Jan. 4, 2010, Beck used the derisive ”birthers” to refer to Obama truth seekers. Even worse, Beck characterized the “birther thing” as “the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard,” thereby implying that Obama truth seekers are stupid. Don’t believe me? Hear Beck for yourself. Pay special attention beginning at the 0:90 mark:
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If Obama truth seekers are dumb, then the joke’s on Beck because those “dumb birthers” comprise a majority of his audience. Brian Fitzpatrick of World Net Daily noted on September 27, 2010 that a thread on Beck’s own website shows that those concerned about Obama’s eligibilty outnumber those who, like Beck, believe it’s a non-issue by a whopping 9 to 1.
Recently, a video has surfaced of an interview of Beck on Peter Boyle’s radio show of March 16, 2010, which shows that Beck’s dismissal of the Obama truth issue is really rooted in ignorance. Beginning at the 1:55 mark, Beck said this about what he calls “the birther issue”:

“I haven’t looked into it at all, except just kind of glanced at it.”

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Throughout the interview, Boyle repeatedly asked Beck for his reason(s) for dismissing the eligibility issue. Beck’s response was limited to saying “I don’t think this is a winnable argument,” without explaining why.
Really? And how does he know that it’s not a “winnable argument” when he himself admits he knows little about the issue? Can anyone spell “A-R-R-O-G-A-N-T”?
I wouldn’t dismiss or make fun of something about which I know little, would you? That’s the essence of being closed-minded: “I’ve made up my mind! Don’t confuse me with facts!”
And Beck calls Obama truth seekers “dumb”?  LOL

H/t fellowship co-founder Steve.
~Eowyn

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Dave from Atlanta
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Dave from Atlanta

Ok, well I listened to the entire interview, and whereas I disagree with Glenn Beck, I understood where he was coming from. Ultimately I think he is going to have to admit he was wrong, but I don’t think he displayed any particular attitude toward people whose focus is on the birth issue, other than a brief mention of a “conspiracy” context. He simply chooses not to go there because, as he says, there are so many other issues associated with this rogue presidency that do not require the facts to be authenticated. He seemed a little frustrated with Peter… Read more »

Patriot Angel
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Patriot Angel

Whatever Becks reasoning is/was for not checking into the birth issue, he is wrong. I, for one, quit watching him because of this. For me, if you negate on thing that is possible, and poke fun at and/or disregard Obama’s eligibility to be POTUS in the first place, how do I know what else you might be negating or lying about? (I have serious trust issues when it comes to people). As soon as the subject came up about Obama being born in Kenya, I contacted a friend of mine…a Kenyan…who lives in Kenya. He is a Christian preacher and… Read more »

Joan
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Joan

Thank you, Eowyn and Steve, for bringing this matter to light! I agree that the real issue is Obama’s clear actions to hide and keep secret his birth records and his academic records, as well as other relevant records requested. Why would you spent millions on attorneys to hide these documents unless you do have something to hide! Why, why and why!!!!

dld
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dld

Okay….but let us not throw Beck out with the bathwater. He’s doing a pretty good job with other stuff.

Hollowpoint
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Hollowpoint

Glad you brought this up and in the past Beck HAS referred to “birthers” as stupid. I used to listen to and watch him like clockwork. I really put stock into what he had to say. I no longer listen to him. On Jan 11, 2010, he said, (to paraphrase) that when he married his wife Tonya that he was worried that she thought he was going to turn out to be a “loser”, like ‘become a garbage man or something like that.’ That was it for me! How arrogant! This is a man who was a drunk, and drug… Read more »

Judy
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Judy

I began listening to Glenn Beck last March, so I well remember the whole birther issue. I didn’t know much about it, but I’ve learned because I heard about it from him. He also decided to leave it alone, months ago, because he has other priorities. He also admits on a regular basis that he says stuff he shouldn’t. He isn’t perfect. I don’t agree with everything the man says. I don’t agree with everything anyone says. What I choose to take of value from Beck was his admonition to stop lying, especially to yourself. I’m also doing my homework.… Read more »

Dave from Atlanta
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Dave from Atlanta

Judy, Good commentary. I see a lot of ideological purity on this site and I cannot blame those who express that at all. At the same time, I hate to see us demonize someone who is on our side but differs from the rest of us on this one point. It’s easy to pile on, especially when the subject of the conversation has hit such a hot button as this one. I occasionally have to remind myself that I need to remain open to intelligent conversation and not be ruled strictly by my passions. 🙂

Tom in NC
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Tom in NC

Just knowing that we are on the right side of this issue is enough for me. Sooner or later the truth will come out and there will be a lot of these commentators with egg on their faces and the chorus of “I told you so” will make them deaf as well.

Hollowpoint
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Hollowpoint

And he calls us stupid alllll the way to the bank!

Katykat
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Katykat

Glen Beck is afraid that he’ll lose his job if he goes after what could bring O’bummer down. He knows what it’s like to be a penniless “loser” (his words), and he will do as he is told by the poeple who allow him to stay in his position at FAUX News. Placate the right by letting them feel like he’s on their side — in the mean time, sell a lot of books and make a lot of money — but don’t have the courage to get to the heart of the truth that people like Col. Lakin and… Read more »

dld
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dld

An unrelated item… How do you pronounce Eowyn? I’d feel sooo much more secure if I knew! ; ) Happy Day!

tina
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Glenn Beck is owned,from an x Beck fan. He is a traitor to all Americans,along with O’reilly and Megyn Kelly on the eligibility issue. These people are all in a position to make a huge impact and they turned their backs,and chose to try and cover-up this issue. Hoping all the sheep would follow,because they said so. Can’t wait for the end game, they have done themselves no favor and are perpetrating a huge injustice.

Dave from Atlanta
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Dave from Atlanta

There was a day a few weeks ago when a gentleman (I do not remember his name) was being interviewed by Megyn Kelly on Fox News. The man was saying that Obama should be impeached. To my absolute shock, Megyn Kelly tore him a new one and left him crippled and bleeding. She ridiculed him, she argued against his points of interest, and repeatedly cut him off while he was trying to make his case. So I see a pattern emerging here, based on Megyn Kelly’s reaction to the idea that Obama had committed impeachable offenses, and Glen Beck’s ridicule… Read more »

dld
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dld

I can sleep soundly now. Thanks Steve!

Hollowpoint
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Hollowpoint

You guys have given me even more food for thought. I would be horribly disappointed to find that Fox doesn’t want BO’s term disturbed. But more and more I think I am seeing the writng on the wall. It doesn’t matter because the power IS in the people. By the way, I cannot stand O’Rilley one iota. But since he is Becks’s buddy, maybe more is going on than meets the eye. Thanks guys.