Glenn Beck Uses Family Rape History To Shield Self From Criticism Of His Rape Segment
Former Fox host and current conservative media emperor Glenn Beck stunned viewers of his internet TV show today when he tearfully revealed the horrors of rape that have affected his family “firsthand, over multiple generations,” including details of the repeated rape of his now-deceased father. Unfortunately, Beck only makes this revelation in order to deflect criticism of his own show’s glib, dishonest treatment of rape and sexual assault statistics.
On Tuesday, Beck aired a segment in which his co-host or something tried to debunk sexual assault statistics from a recent Obama administration report in ‘hilarious’ skit form:
While some of the Beckmonkey’s assertions were just absurd and frightening ignorance of what constitutes consent (there is never “confusion” over whether someone is too intoxicated to consent), others were based on questions that were not used to measure sexual assault, but rather, psychological aggression, and were not included in that one in five stat.
The study found that 15.9% of respondents had suffered either a rape or an attempted rape, defied as a non-consensual forced penetration, and another 6.4% reported unwanted sexual contact, which is also sexual assault. That’s actually a little more that one in five.
So, when outlets like Media Matters, Slate, Wonkette, and Jezebel criticized Beck for airing this untrue garbage, that’s when Beck decided to share with the world that his father, his sisters, and apparently many others in his family were raped, and because they were raped, Glenn Beck gets to air whatever nonsense he wants. That’s why he told this story. Don’t believe me? He actually says that…READ MORE
abbyjo2001 May 30th, 2014 at 2:51 pm
If it’s even true his father suffered being raped all those times, he would never make fun of rape.
Alan May 30th, 2014 at 3:06 pm
his timing is quite impeccable bringing it up now
abbyjo2001 May 30th, 2014 at 4:05 pm
Yes, Alan, your correct on that. He’s quite weasely isn’t he?
Foundryman May 30th, 2014 at 3:54 pm
With all of his credibility and moral superiority, how can anyone doubt him?
M D Reese May 30th, 2014 at 4:19 pm
I cry bull puckey. If it were true he wouldn’t say the things he does. Or more likely, he’s a sociopath.
Shades May 30th, 2014 at 4:40 pm
It’s not working.
jasperjava May 30th, 2014 at 7:17 pm
I have no reason to disbelieve Beck’s crazy stories about his father, but I have no reason to believe them, either.
A man being raped is one thing. I’m sure it happens far more often than reported. But three times? Sounds unbelievable.
Consider the source. Not credible. If it’s true, it’s a bizarre story, and makes his rape skit even worse. If it’s NOT true, Beck is a despicable slime for telling such lies about his dead father.
fancypants May 31st, 2014 at 3:10 am
Its easy to believe woman in texas have 5 o’clock shadows, purple tops and big ams
its not easy to believe glen is stooping to a new low because I thought he was already there.
William May 31st, 2014 at 8:57 am
How would anyone ever take anything Beck says as even remotely credible. This guy can’t even get on a train without lying through his teeth.