One month ago I wrote to Glenn Beck the following:
I must say Glenn, that after hearing your immoral attempts to de-moralize an honest man and his loyal supporters, you have lost my respect. I am still hopeful that your integrity will humble you enough to make a public apology on your radio show and TV show. Until then, you will no longer enter my airwaves nor will you have any more opportunities to influence my thinking on any subject.
Last night, Glenn Beck brought in Dr. Paul for an hour interview. The interview was honest and covered almost every issue Paul cares about. Indeed, Glenn gave Ron sufficient time to expound his ideas and delineate himself from his more conspiratorial supporters, though not excluding them. Glenn brought to Paul’s attention some of the threats he has received from Paul supporters. He may be legitimately concerned about his safety and his family’s. Paul did a fine job in defending a non-violent approach to individual and national relations.
I must say that Beck has restored some of my trust in his work, though I still carry strong distrust of his apocalyptic viewpoints. As Rockwell points out:
Some of Mr. Beck’s supporters advocate genocide against Arabs and Muslims, and the nuking of Mecca and Medina.
It would have been better if Beck apologized to the majority of Paul supporters and clarified his earlier statements where he equates supporters with terrorists. Nevertheless, this interview did restore at least some of my trust in Beck’s commentary, though perhaps Beck’s kind words in his interview with Paul had something to do with his highest ratings since day one.