Glenn Beck visited the O’Reilly Factor last night where he discussed the 68 year-old woman who was bullied on a school bus. Beck was full of outrage on her behalf and even dropped a hint (that O’Reilly helpfully picked up) about a fund he had set up on her behalf. Yet Beck had no such concerns when he viciously and repeatedly demonized a 78-year old woman even after she received death threats on his website.
Last week, I noted that Beck was working on an image makeover to be something like a conservative Oprah Winfrey. Bill O’Reilly seems to have joined the effort. It was just last week that he helped erase Beck’s history of racial attacks on President Obama and sought his “insights” into Obama’s outreach to African Americans. Now, after a brief foray into what O’Reilly described as possibly “the president’s worst week ever starting on Monday,” he brought up the bullied bus monitor.
“It was my website that broke this story nationally,” Beck said. “These kids are dead inside. This is a 68 year-old woman. They talked about how her family doesn’t love her and so her family just kills themselves. Well, she had a son commit suicide. She’s a widow… It was horrible. She was crying at one point.”
Beck went on to say that his parents or O’Reilly’s parents “would have had us raking the leaves of this woman’s yard every fall, mowing her lawn every summer for free. We would have been busting our butt.”
Well, Glenn, you ought to get out that rake and get on over to the nearly 80 year-old Frances Fox Piven’s yard. Because I recall that your attacks on her were so vicious that the Center For Constitutional Rights wrote to Fox News head Roger Ailes asking him to intervene. Death threats had been posted toward her on your website that you refused to remove. And how did you react to that plea for mercy? By doubling down on the attacks and making your own self out as the victim.
Has Beck even apologized to Piven? Or did he think that championing the bus monitor’s cause erased it all?
Before long in his discussion with O’Reilly, Beck just happened to bring up his own good deeds. Saying that Americans “feel for this woman,” he added, “People are sending her money… I think it’s over $300,000 have been raised in this woman’s name, to give her a check .”
BFF O’Reilly chimed in, “And you are largely responsible for that Beck. So I just want everyone to know.”
Beck smiled sheepishly as if he were too bashful to take credit.
You can run but you can’t hide from your record, Mr. Beck.
An’ fer me bein’ so good I’ve set up a web site fund fer maself!
Can anyone tell me if Beck has even offered any simiilar disgust at the very issue of school bullying?
We know that prominent right-wingers, over the past couple of years, have been leading efforts to prevent anti-bullying programs (and some have suggested that bullying by Christians be allowed if the “Christians” strongly believe they’re standing up for their religious beliefs).
I feel sorry for the woman, but I’m finding it very topsy-turvy that so many of her “supporters” seem to have been silent when it comes to school bullying. What would the reaction be if that video had shown a 12-year old girl (rather than a senior citizen) being subjected to the same taunts—just as pre-teens, tweens and teens face on a daily basis? Somehow, I can’t believe there would be nearly as much hostility against those responsible.
Bullshit, Beck- that video went viral in literally minutes, and had been discussed nationally on talk shows that air earlier in the day than yours. Not to mention that the Blaze was actually one of the last sites I saw it posted on, meaning that sites with a readership far greater than your pathetic little lot could ever dream beat you to it.
But you go on lying about how much you influence you think you have. BTW, have you apologized yet for that comment about how Dr. King is the only black person that was ever not insanely violent, based on that you think he acted like you do?
Glenn Beck owns Youtube?