The following piece was written by Roger Fallihee on his Open Salon blog, The World According to Roger; and it is being republished here with the permission of the author. This was originally entitled "Childish Prick Glenn Beck Mocks Meghan McCain's Looks," and it will be followed by extracts from Ms. McCain's response to Glenn Beck and a tweet from Cindy McCain, Meghan's mother.
BREAKING NEWS: Glenn Beck is an asshole!
Glenn Beck spent almost eight minutes on the radio today pretending to vomit at the sight of a bare-shouldered Meghan McCain.
McCain, along with several other women, filmed a PSA that encouraged the use of sunscreen. They referred to venturing out without sunscreen as "being naked."
Beck is apparently so disgusted at the sight of the very pretty Ms. McCain that the mere sight of her makes him want to puke. Throughout the eight minutes Beck mocked her physical appearance while making retching sounds whenever her name was mentioned.
This is one classy dude.
You can listen to the arrogant prick's audio clip here but after about 2-3 minutes you will have heard all you need to hear.
Beck has talked a lot lately about the need for us to learn to love each other and show compassion. I guess he's excluded himself from that rule?
Another way to look at this story is that this guy...
I’m so glad Glenn Beck is leaving Fox. Enough vitriol and hate. Glenn you are no rodeo clown. They are decent and nice. You aren’t.
Meghan McCain wrote a response on The Daily Beast where she works. It reads in part:
While we’re on the subject of you vomiting on air, maybe we should have a little talk. Clearly you have a problem with me, and possibly women in general, but the truth is, it’s 2011 and I heard your show on Fox was canceled. Isn’t that an indication that the era of the shock-jock pundit is over? Don’t you think that’s a sign you should be pulling it back a little? I mean, if you’re too conservative and outrageous for Fox, that should tell you something.
You’re a full-grown man with teenage daughters who are probably dealing with the sexist, body-obsessed media environment that is difficult for all women. Is this really the legacy you want to be leaving for yourself?
It's not likely that Beck will issue an apology without his trademark, "if," as in "...if I offended Ms. McCain...." It's not likely that his radio program will show any evidence of maturity and seriousness either. Beck is a sleazy propagandist, liar, hypocrite and offensive demagogue. That is not likely to change any time soon.
Update: Normally, not matter how outrageous Beck's behavior or rhetoric is, he gets lots of support for his from his flock on Glenn Beck dot com. Not so with this story. Check out the comment section of "Meghan McCain gets naked, Glenn vomits." With the extent of the backlash seen there, expect an "apology" soon.
Update, 5/15/2011: On his MSNBC show, The Last Word, Lawrence O'Donnell reported on Senator McCain's response to Beck's childish attack upon his daughter.