Glenn Beck said he has "held [his] tongue" since he worked at CNN, but after the network's chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour attempted to shame those opposed to intervention in Syria on Thursday, Beck said he wasn't going to be silent anymore.
"Christiane Amanpour is the biggest fraud I've ever met," Beck said on the radio Friday. "She is somebody who has a distinct anti-Israel, anti-Western approach. And how do I know? Well, let's just say that while we were at CNN...Christiane was one of the people that was instrumental in making my life a living hell trying to tell the truth about Islamic extremism."
"We had all the video tapes. We had all the translations, and she made our life a living hell," he reiterated. "This woman is so anti-Western and so anti-Jew, [it is] remarkable, remarkable that this woman has any credibility at all."
Beck and his radio co-hosts also tore into the specifics of Amanpour's argument, that "as bad as it is to decapitate somebody," it is "by no means equal" to death by "weapons of mass destruction."
"Let me give you that scenario: You're snatched off the street, you're bundled up, thrown into the back of a car. You're held hostage. They torture you, or if you're a woman, they rape you, repeatedly," Beck said. "Then you get to hear them make their 'Allah Akbar' videotape in the other room, sharpen the machete, get it all ready, then put your head down in front of them while they make the other videotape and then they behead you."
It is horrific to die either way, Beck said. "Murder is murder...I don't care how you do it."
Beck co-host Pat Gray pointed out that while Amanpour seemed remarkably concerned for the roughly 1,500 people - by the Obama administration's estimate - who died from a chemical weapons attack in Syria, she didn't seem as affected by the horrific use of chemical weapons in the case of Iraq.
"She couldn't care less about the Kurds and what happened to Saddam Hussein," Gray said. "Poison gas, sarin gas meant nothing to her, as it applied to Iraq. Nothing."
And how did we get to this place, where the Middle East is on fire and more than 100,000 have been slaughtered (albeit with conventional weapons) in Syria?
Beck asserted: "Those 100,000 people were slaughtered because people like Christiane Amanpour were all celebratory about the great Arab Spring...which some of us with common sense...said, 'don't do it. It will destabilize the Middle East.' Instead our president got up -- along with the support of people like Christiane Amanpour -- and they heralded the great Arab Spring. And our president said 'More people should rise up!' and they did."
"Is it better or worse in Libya today?" Beck continued. "I don't know. Ask the beheaded Christians -- but then let's not have any 'moral equivalence.' Beheading is no big deal. Ask the people who have been beheaded in Syria. Ask the people who have been beheaded in Egypt. Oh, no, we don't want to talk about that. We won't show you any of that..."
"Here's what the conversation is really about, Christiane, that you can't seem to understand," Beck concluded. "Just because you are not for war in Syria doesn't mean you don't care. You want a false equivalence? There it is. I don't care? Of course I care. Can you make people's lives better? Can you do anything to actually help? No."
"Your kind of help, the kind of help you deliver leads people to the slaughter houses," he said. "See Syria. See Egypt. See Libya. See Tunisia. That's your kind of help."
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