Glenn Beck, more often than not, seems to find himself on the receiving end of what he describes as “hit pieces” by the mainstream media.
On Friday, however, the New York Times published a remarkably straightforward article using exclusively the transcript from its interview with Beck — condensed and edited for clarity — complete with the title, “Glenn Beck Wants to Know: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?”
The article covered topics from Beck’s ambitions to have TheBlaze TV put “traditional news out of business,” to his experience living in New York City and his clothing line, 1791 Supply & Co.
But what made the most impact on the Times reporter — based on the title of the story, at least — seemed to be the following passage:
How did your fans respond to your support of gay marriage?
I don’t care. The point is that government shouldn’t be involved in marriage.
Did you hear any reaction?
Can we stop dividing ourselves? Do racists exist? Yes. Do bigots exist? Yes. But most of us are not. Most Americans just want to get along. Why can’t we do that? What has happened to us?
I think there’s a misperception that your show is more political than it actually is.
Unfortunately, because of the news of the day, we have spent most of our time on politics. What people don’t ever understand is this: I’m the guy who lives in Dallas who did not get an invitation to the George Bush Presidential Library opening. He didn’t like me. I had called for his impeachment. I didn’t call for Obama’s impeachment. People think I just hate this president. No, I hate power and those who do everything they can to hold onto it.
But you said you were going to hunt down progressives like an Israeli Nazi hunter.
Oh, I will. I think these guys are the biggest danger in the world. It’s the people like Mao, people that believe that big government is the answer, it always leads to millions dead — always.
Glenn Beck will likely weigh in on the interview in its entirety when he returns from vacation next week. Until then, read the entire article at The New York Times.
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