Back in 2009, Obama had just become president and Glenn Beck had just joined the FOX News channel. Beck went after Obama aggressively every single day.
Now Beck sees himself in Stephen Colbert. He said so on the air this week.
The Daily Caller reports:
Glenn Beck Launches Biggest Insult Possible At Colbert: ‘You Have Become Me Circa 2009’
Considering all the TV tears, emotional breakdowns and abandoning and screwing over The Blaze to hang out with “Lyin”” Ted Cruz in 2016, there’s not a lot Glenn Beck could say without sounding like an idiot.
Except, well, there is just one thing.
The conservative commentator went on his radio show Thursday morning and gave CBS late-night show host Stephen Colbert an emotional warning about his nightly whippings of President Trump. Colbert, a comedian who clearly thinks Trump is the anti-Christ, made what some believe was a homophobic slur while denouncing the president earlier in the week. Certainly The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald was offended.
Colbert — thankfully — refused to apologize entirely. But he did walk back his words, saying he wouldn’t use them again. He wouldn’t even repeat them in his non-apology.
Here’s what Beck said:
“The point is, since this has started, I have said to the media, you can bash me, I will take all the bashing you want,” he told his listeners. “Please, please don’t make the same mistake I did, because it will end the same way, and it will cause even more division. Stephen Colbert, probably the coldest ice water I could throw over your head to try to wake you up is: you have become me circa 2009…. and what you are doing Stephen Colbert, I know, I know what you are doing. I’ve been there, it doesn’t work. The vitriol that you feel for me, that’s what you are causing on the other side… The way to win is to not play the game.”
It’s an apt comparison but Colbert will ignore it.