Glenn Beck’s Awkward Anniversary

This week was the running of the Boston Marathon, the two year anniversary of the horrific terrorist bombing at the finish line. But as Right Wing Watch points out, it’s also the two year anniversary of Glenn Beck trying to blame a completely innocent Saudi student for being the “money man” behind the bombing. Here he is telling the government that they had 3 days to come clean or he was going to reveal the truth. The feigned macho bluster is hilarious:

I love that he declares that it may be the most important issue in American history and it will “determine the fate of our nation.” And here he is declaring Alharbi to be the money man and the recruiter for Al Qaeda and he was behind the entire bombing. All of this, of course, was pure bullshit. The FBI investigated Alharbi thoroughly and declared that he had nothing to do with the bombing, and in fact was an innocent bystander who was a victim of the bombing.

Eventually, he just faded away from the story because it was bullshit from the start. And now Alharbi is suing him for defamation and has a very good chance of winning. I hope he gets every dime Beck has ever made.

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  • StevoR

    The feigned macho bluster is hilarious

    Wonder if Alharbi and those who new him were laughing. Not sure its a word I’d choose to use for this. (Not that I’m always great with word choices or anywhere near perfect – fuck knows I’m not!)

    Disgraceful and shameful episode in media slander here and Beck needs to be absolutely taken to the cleaners on this one. Beck should never be allowed to live this down or get away with it – and indeed after this, just why is he still on air?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.criley jason the cripple

    @1 StevoR

    “and indeed after this, just why is he still on air?”

    He’s still on the air because he owns the station. He’s not gonna fire himself. And as long as morons are still willing to pay to access his channel, he’ll still keep doing it.

  • busterggi

    Any chance he could also sue Beck’s sponsors as co-conspirators? They know who they are funding & what he says so they should share the blame imo.

  • Michael Heath

    Ed concludes:

    I hope [Abdulrahman Alharbi] gets every dime Beck has ever made.

    busterggi states:

    Any chance he could also sue Beck’s sponsors as co-conspirators? They know who they are funding & what he says so they should share the blame imo.

    I’d be giddy with joy if the plaintiffs attorney’s sued them all and the compromise had only Glenn Beck’s total assets given to Mr. Alharbi.

    I continue to advocate that defamers, slanderers, and libelists suffer far higher penalties than what’s doled out now. Bankrupt a handful of demagogues and we’d have far more honest discourse.

  • grumpyoldfart

    My prediction: Even if Alharbi wins the case he will never see any significant amount of money transferred from Beck’s account into his own.