Glenn Beck responds!
Krishna knows why I get his e-mails, but here’s a nice one from him responding to his use of a certain word on TV.
“I’m no stranger to controversy-you all know that. I have strong opinions and I’m not shy about sharing them. But last week?man, people really came after me. And it hurt-look, I’m only human?just like any of you, I want people to like me. But the more I thought about it, something became increasingly clear-in a sense, I now see it as a good thing that I inspired such a strong reaction. I better explain?
Last week, three organizations tried to pressure ABC into not having me contribute to Good Morning America, and then another organization came after me not for something I said, but for repeating something that someone else had said. Crazy, I know. I mean, I’ve been on the radio nationally for three hours a day, five days a week for the last 5 years and I’ve done nine months worth of television programs. My point of view is hardly a secret and I stand by my record. But here’s the thing-my views and opinions haven’t changed over the last few weeks, but my notoriety has. And that’s why I’ve suddenly become a target.
Special interest groups aren’t stupid (well, some of them are). They know who’s watching what and they want some of that attention. And while many have only the best of intentions and are sincere in their efforts to promote their cause, others are shady and opportunistic?looking to further their own agenda even if it takes gaining exposure through false accusations and outright lies. By taking shots at a high profile person, their claim-and whatever else they can force into the discussion–gets some attention. Really, it’s pathetic and invariably their true motivations become apparent and they go away. I bring it up here for only one reason.
Our show is getting attention because the ideas and values we share are making sense to more and more people. The importance of family, immigration reform, strong national security, and the threat of religious extremism are not the fringe ideas of conservative kooks-given the world we’re living in, they’re simple common sense. Granted, I’m still conservative and definitely a kook, but, well-you see what I mean. So I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to all the smarmy low-lifes who tried to raise themselves up by bringing me down. It didn’t work now and it won’t in the future, but I consider it a compliment that you came after me. People are listening and we’ve got lots to say-man, I’m just getting started.
And thanks to all of you for your continued support, and I hope that you’ll stay tuned for the year ahead-it ain’t going to be boring?
I have only one question, you say you were only “repeating what someone else said.”? But when the reason you were doing this segment is because Isaiah Washington repeated the slur again, not actually outright calling someone the name, what makes you think you can repeat it without calling someone it and get away with doing so?
I blame the liberal media! Oh, wait…