After I posted Glenn Beck: As if there’s not enough reasons to loathe him, I remembered that this wasn’t the first time I’d written about him. Beck goes back to the Daily Bastardette’s earliest days.
In March 2005, shortly after Glenn and Tania had guided “their” son out of the wrong tummy and into the Beck Family Channel, the Terri Schiavo drama was playing out in Pinellas Park, Florida. Beck was one of the rightwing media bullies beating up Michael Schiavo for trying to get Terri’s feeding tube removed. Michael’s big sin, other than wanting his wife loosened from her 15-year persistent vegetative state, was moving on, living with another woman, and having two children with her.
Unlike the 14-year old “superhero who “carried his (chosen) child,” and the chosen child himself, Beck found the actions and products of Michael Schiavo and his fiance sordid. Apparently, for Beck, sordid reproductive products can only be cleansed by adoption and re-birth sealing.
What’s in a name–part 2: (March 29, 2005)
“Conservative” syndicated talk radio bloviator Glenn Beck, on a show broadcast March 15, the article claimed, referred to Michael Schiavo’s children by his fiance Jodi Centonze as “bastard children.” Whoa! Nelly!
These are small children. Very small: 2 1/2 years and 1 year old. Does Mr. Beck really believe that it’s OK to call toddlers a name which is traditionally considered a dirty word–especially by rightwingers of his ilk? You bet! When called on his boorish behavior, Beck responded, “I’d feel real terrible about calling them that if I wasn’t so technically correct.”
Well. technically speaking….
I urge you to go to the link above to read the entire entry where you will see that Beck was not alone in mocking “bastard children” and reviling those super heroes who produce them.