Glenn Beck: A Victim of HuffPost’s Headline? “Jewish People Drive Me Out of My Mind”August 26, 2011 No Comments
With AOL Huffington Post’s instigating headline “Glenn Beck: Jewish People ‘Drive Me Out Of My Mind’ With Their Constant Talking” is Huffington Post trying to mislead their readership and incite more disdain for Glenn Beck among an already blood hungry mob of liberals? I’m Jewish, so of course this headline grabbed my attention. Upon delving deeper, actually reading the full article rather than becoming up in arms over a potentially misleading headline, I found that Huff Post was rather tricky with their wording.
Glenn Beck was recently on a mission to restore courage on his pilgrimage to Israel, and while making a stop in South Africa, Beck had this to say: “I love the Israelis. I love the Jewish people. But they drive me out of my mind when they talk over each other. They’re constantly talking!”
Ok, kind of a backhanded and obnoxious compliment/insult, right? But in all fairness, and I am no Glenn Beck fan, this statement was taken somewhat out of context. Glenn Beck was explaining that some people had pulled out of the Restoring Courage event in Israel as the nation of Israel was, once again, under terrorist threat. Beck explained, “The reason why they canceled is because they were under death threat… I don’t blame them for [canceling] at all.”
Glenn Beck then went on to clarify his statement about the Jewish people, namely, Israelis, when he commented, “Eating dinner at their house was like having dinner in Israel,” he said. “Everybody is just talking at the same time, you can’t even think!”
Ok, not exactly the most diplomatic thing to say, but in all fairness, Beck was taking a friendly jibe at the manner in which his Israeli hosts partook in dinner conversation, not in their politics. He was also not putting them down as a people or a nation, or a religion.
In my opinion, give Glenn Beck a break. Yes, Jewish people are emotional and we talk a lot. So what?
Is this latest Glenn Beck headline an attempt at further public relations assasination or a justified calling out by the press?
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