Glenn Beck nearly pulled a fast one on his viewers on his Monday show, suggesting he was disappointed in the American reaction to Osama bin Laden’s demise. But the totality of his reaction exhibited all the theatrics one has come to expect from Beck.
On his Fox News Channel show, Beck led off his show by suggesting as Americans we were better than celebrating the fall of bin Laden by celebrating with flash mobs. No, he insisted upon something bigger.
“By now you have probably heard that Osama bin Laden is dead,” Beck said. “Shot in the head by a fearless and very, very precise U.S. military special ops assault team. This is a great day in the war on terror. But as I watched all the celebrations taking place on the streets of America, all over America, you may have — and maybe I’m alone, had a strange feeling. You may have seen students jumping in the lake in Ohio, and rushing to White House, carrying signs and smoking cigars. As I watched these things happen last night, I couldn’t help but be reminded when the Palestinians danced in the street and passed out candy after 9/11 attacks, when they danced in the street over the killing of five American students and slaughter of a Jewish family. All of these things you know and I know were offensive. All of those victims were innocent. America, we are better than this. We are better than jumping in to lakes and holding signs and cigars. I think we’re better than that. I mean, why hand out candy? When you can have cookies and confetti — and a marching band! Huh? Yes!”
Beck later said he was disappointed bin Laden had received such reverence with his burial and asked what warranted that.
“This guy is not a Muslim – he’s murder,” Beck said. “So why the need to be so religious in the burial? I bet the non-radical Muslims everywhere are offended this guy was treated with religious honor. I spoke to a Muslim friend of mine who said the very same thing today. This is like Timothy McVeigh getting buried in Arlington Cemetery. He was a deranged killer.”
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