16 August 2011

Cash Cow

16 Menachem Av 5771

Glenn Beck arrived in Israel on 14 August and visited the Shomron yesterday. As you may or may not know, Glenn's sudden obsession with Israel was launched in the wake of the Fogel Family tragedy. He did a tour of the murder scene and is milking it for all its worth. The video is currently offline, but here is a copy of the text which accompanies it:

Glenn arrived in Israel over the weekend, and he’ll be broadcasting from Jerusalem all week! He started off radio this morning by giving a rundown of all that’s going to be happening, and then described one of his first stops – Itamar and the Fogel household. “I went to Itamar in Judea and Samaria, and I… our cameras were the first to be allowed into the home. It is empty now and they are ‑‑ they couldn’t get all of the blood off the walls. I will tell you, this was one of the most horrific, bloodiest massacres I could imagine. It was horrifying, horrifying. And yet in that community, profound hope.”

“If you stand in their backyard, you can see the two mountains: The Mountain of Blessing and the Mountain of Curse. It is the ‑‑ it is scriptural. Which do you choose? The mountain of blessing or curse. And this community has both. I can’t believe what people go through here in Israel, and the world stays silent. The media is distorting and lying, lying to you. Lying to you. And it is important that you know it.”

“We will bring you many, many things in the next 14 days that you will not see anywhere else. When you see what we were doing on GBTV, you will ‑‑ you will know why I left cable news. Because no one, no one who runs a business that cares about political correctness or sponsors or anything else would do it. Nobody be would do it. My relationship is with you. We’ll tell you the truth. To hell with the consequences. You don’t like it, cancel your subscription. You do like it, tell a friend. Tell a friend. The truth shall set you free.”