Glenn Beck Gives David Barton a PhD

We all know that Glenn Beck just loves David Barton. He has him on his show constantly and lavishes him with praise. Given their mutual penchant for lying, that seems predictable enough. But Beck has now done what no university has ever done, bestowed Barton with a PhD.

Near the end of his radio broadcast last Friday, Glenn Beck interviewed David Barton, the disgraced right-wing pseudo-historian whom Beck regularly turns to for his “expert” opinion, about the Supreme Court ruling striking down state bans on gay marriage. After the interview, Beck sought to bolster Barton’s credibility by insisting that he really ought to be called “Dr. Barton” because he is “a brilliant, brilliant man” who “has his doctorate in education.”

No, I’m afraid he doesn’t. He has a bachelor’s degree in Christian education from a fourth-rate university founded by a professional con man who claimed to have seen a 900-foot Jesus floating over Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has a B.A. in teaching Sunday school and that’s all he has. And it’s a wonder he could manage that while playing on the school’s basketball team. Oh wait, he lied about that too.

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  • John Pieret

    When Beck gets near an actual fact, does he break out in hives, or some such? On sheer chance alone, he should be right about something, sometime, right?

  • bahrfeldt

    Just a little curious, does this mean Beck University is a subsidiary Trump All of U? Or vice vicier?

  • grumpyoldfart

    That cap and that shirt. He’s dressed like a little kid.

  • theDukedog7 .

    The 14th amendment redefines marriage to include monogamous sodomy, “established by the states” means “not established by the states”, and David Barton has a PhD.

    New rules. Enjoy!

  • dingojack

    Lil Dookie didn’t realise fellatio (or cunnilingus for that matter) on one’s partner were formerly illegal where you are…

    Or is your behaving like a cocksucker merely a rebellious pose?


  • tfkreference

    Never before have I seen a better application of the old joke: you know what BS is, an MS is more of the same, and a PhD is piled hip-deep.

  • Mobius

    Well, we all know how delusional Beck is.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    To be fair, he momentarily confused David Barton with Bill Cosby.

  • ‘smee

    This is a PSA: Dukedog aka Egnorator aka fuckwit extraordinaire is a vile racist fuck.

    Thank you for your attention, and now back to our regular programming.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    The 14th amendment redefines marriage to include monogamous sodomy

    Newsflash, DD: a great many married straight couples–doubtless including a number of your friends and relations–are into “monogamous sodomy”.

  • parkjames

    When I read this I thought you were going to say that Glen Beck University had given Barton an honorary PhD, which would have been one of the funniest hings I’ve ever seen. A fake university founded by a lying con man without a college degree gives a lying conman who would tell a lie simply to avoid telling the truth an honorary doctorate. It would have been too funny.

  • ‘smee

    Newsflash: Sodomy has been legal in the US since the SCOTUS ruled for Lawrence against Texas in 2003.

    The only logical explanation for Egnor’s rantings is that he’s sending us missives from the past! That’s why they never seem to make any contextual sense! It’s PHYSICS!

  • slavdude

    Oooh, since Beck loves him some Barton, maybe they should get married. It’s legal now, after all.

  • thebookofdave

    Anal sex can result in live birth. theDukeDog7 shouldn’t be so quick to scorn the act responsible for his existence.