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