Fox News Host Explodes on Glenn Beck, ‘No Wonder the Son-of-a-B*tch Is Off the TV!’

bob-beckelI guess I’m not the only one who isn’t buying this “new” Glenn Beck.  You know, the guy who’s trying to act like he has regrets about being “divisive” and seems to be making an effort to at least seem more moderate – though I’m not buying it at all.

Well, apparently neither is Fox News’ Bob Beckel who absolutely exploded on Glenn Beck, calling him “foolish, ridiculous and disgraceful.”

Beckel’s full statement went a little further though – “That may be the most foolish, ridiculous, disgraceful — no wonder the son-of-a-bitch is off of the TV.”

This was in response to Beck attacking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s comments where he said far-right conservatives had no place in the state of New York, by comparing them to Alabama’s former Governor George Wallace who famously told Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to leave Alabama.

Which is a ridiculous comparison.  Cuomo’s comments were aimed at radical right conservatives who many people feel are extremely hateful and ignorant.  Cuomo said that “moderate Republicans” were welcome in New York because at least sensible, healthy debate could be had with those moderates.

Obviously Cuomo wasn’t really telling far-right Republicans to get out.  The basic context of his message was far-right Republicans really have no place in political debate because they’re nuts and their presence only gets in the way of people who are actually trying to get something done.

Whereas George Wallace was a racist who told Dr. King, someone who would eventually become a civil rights icon, to get out of his state essentially because King was fighting for equality in Alabama.  Wallace’s remarks were made out of ignorance, hatred and racism.

I can already hear it – “And he was a Democrat!”  Yes, he was.  When Democrats were often racists – which changed when Republicans implemented the “Southern Strategy” as Democrats became the party for desegregation and civil rights.

So as Beck is trying to portray himself as this new “moderate” who wants to unite people, he continues to make asinine comparisons such as comparing Governor Cuomo (someone who clearly didn’t mean exactly what he said) to a blatant racist in Governor Wallace who once said, “In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”

And while Beckel’s remarks might have been a bit over the top, I will say it was nice to see someone at Fox News call out Beck’s ridiculousness.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Jo Clark

    Personally, I think Beck is probably in the employ of the mainstream GOP as part of their image cleanup efforts. Fat chance.

  • Sandy Greer

    Gotta hand it to Bob Beckel, being on Fox News as the Token Liberal. I marvel he’s there, every time I see him.
    Give ’em Hell, Bob Beckel…

  • charleo1

    We know Glen Beck started out as being a comic. And he has not strayed
    far from that. The thing about Beck is he just kept talking, and talking, until one day he found to his surprise, there were people that were so fence post dense, they didn’t realize when he was trying to be funny, and when he was
    trying to be serious. And, he also found the more ridiculous he sounded, the more this group adored him. As if he had discovered this huge bottomless
    pit. And the more he plumbed it’s depth, the more he came to realize there
    was no conspiracy theory too unlikely, no vision of reality too skewed, or no
    claim, or contention so outrageous, that it wasn’t accepted immediately, as told. Face value, with no questions asked. His autobiography should be titled,
    All I Ever Wanted, Was To Make People Laugh. (Then, they started to, and
    it ended my career.)

  • Edward Krebbs

    I agree with what you said However, alternate is that like the mafia, attempting to leave the radical right is a death sentence. The repubs eat their wounded.

  • noah vail

    let’s all be surprised to find that glen beck is a total douche without a scintilla of honor or truth…if you’re too much of a fool for FUX news that means the bottom of the barrel has been scraped