Less than an hour before University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe announced his resignation Monday, Glenn Beck took an unexpected position in the university controversy. On The Glenn Beck Radio Program, the host sided with the Mizzou football team’s protest, saying the universities are getting “what they deserve.”
“I am absolutely for these football players,” he said sarcastically, later questioning what Wolfe could do about their complaints because “it’s not within his purview.”
“I say let it burn itself out, because there’s no other way out of this,” Beck said. “The universities have to feel the full wrath of what they’ve created. What they’re doing is they’re creating it, then they’re shipping it out onto us.”
Beck, who made it clear he believes all of the charges against Wolfe are “trumped-up,” added, “[The universities] are bringing it on themselves. I say they get exactly what they deserve.”
The college controversy started several months ago when African-American Mizzou students began issuing complaints over alleged racial slurs occurring on the predominantly Caucasian campus. The frustrations reached a boiling point when, over the weekend, the university’s football team announced they would not participate in any athletic activities until Wolfe resigned.
The tensions initially escalated Oct. 10, when black protesters blocked Wolfe’s car at the homecoming parade, and he did not get out to talk with them. The students were removed by police.
Beck said Monday that he blames the universities for creating the kind of atmosphere where free speech is threatened, later adding that these policies “aren’t helping to create any kind of good citizen at all.”
“They created the situation,” Beck said, addd that “the only way the situation is going to end” is when “it burns itself down.”
Beck referred to Yale University, where protests against free speech are sprouting up, saying the students have become “unhinged.”
“The only way you’ll teach any of these guys a lesson is if they’re actually afraid,” Beck said. “And they’re starting to be afraid of the students. Because the students have become unhinged.”
Later in his radio show, Beck said the progressive left is “turning their guns on themselves,” because protests against places like Chick-fil-A were “failures.” Beck concluded that “nobody in their right mind thinks [firing Wolfe] is the right thing to do” and said the universities deserve what comes of the student protests and boycotts because they “created it.”
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