Beck Spins Harrowing Tale Around Non-Existent Event

There were rumors of a shooter at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning, but turns out there was no shooter and nothing had actually happened. That did not stop Glenn Beck from spinning a harrowing tale of Muslim terrorists and Obama taking away our guns, even while admitting he had no information at all.

“I’m sure the president is going to be looking into more stress, somebody is probably really stressed out,” Beck said, sarcastically. “Yes, yes, of course, they’re Muslim, but they were just stressed out. That’s what we’ll probably find out, and it has nothing to do with Islam.”

After admitting that “it could be a guy who has nothing to do with Islam” who was responsible for the non-existent shooting, Beck declared that “I’m tired of everything being a lone gunman who has nothing to do with Islam; it’s just his three middle names and his last name are Muhammad and that’s no big deal.”

“We have no information here,” Beck once again stated, before he then proceeded to declare that “we’re going to lose our guns.”

“With the shootings, they’re just going to start taking away guns,” he said. “They’re going to try to take away the guns.”

What, no claim that you had predicted it 10 years ago? No claim that you know the identity of the “money man” behind this non-existent terrorist attack and it’s all a conspiracy to cover it up? You’re slipping, Glenn.

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  • StevoR

    Slipping? Beck fell off a long time ago!

    Hopefully Beck can stop and reverse his metaphorical fall one day and him going off air and having a good long rest from talking and a chance to read a good clear book or five and rethink his life and views of the world might just possibly help him here – although I don’t reckon that’ll happen anytime soon, sadly.

  • StevoR

    Also if Beck’s imaginary shooter was a mythical missing muslim then my mythical missing shooter shooter or shooter stopper was also Muslim too!

    (Why yes, I do like alliteration!)

  • raven

    This is typical of Beck.

    1. I tried to trace down some of his news stories. There were no sources and they were in fact, false.

    It’s obvious he just makes them up. Or more likely someone else makes them up and he repeats them, secure in the knowledge that his audience doesn’t care if they are lies.

    2. Which is why he is in court now, being sued by a Saudi student he accused of being the Boston Marathon bomber. And will likely lose.

    3. Remember the ISIS training center right over the border from Texas in Mexico? The one that never existed.

    4. Beck is an End Times prophet who has made dozens of prophecies, none of which ever came true. Beck is a reporter who just reports lies.

    5. Just another loon selling hate and fear for money. This is one of many reasons why xianity fails. It has no contact with reality just like Beck and his audience.

  • StevoR

    Aww .. the clip didn’t end with Beck’s facial expressions on being told it was all a false alarm and no shooting had happened.

    That’d be a good clip to see actually. (Maybe?)

    FWIW. This “breaking (non)news” story was even reported live here here in Oz although we were told it was a “hoax” eventually at the end. Then later this huge breaking story kinda disappeared.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Beck isn’t a complete moron. He’s figured out that if he makes up a plot involving a specific, named muslim individual he will be sued. If he makes up a plot involving non-existent unnamed phantom muslims he’s fine, seeing as his listeners/viewers can’t tell the difference either way.

  • caseloweraz

    Glenn Beck: “With the shootings, they’re just going to start taking away guns,” he said. “They’re going to try to take away the guns.”

    Yeah, Glenn. Just like they did after Aurora, CO, right? Or just like they did after Sandy Hook… or just after Columbine… or after Fort Hood…?

    The Los Angeles Times has a list of 42 mass shootings in the U.S. It’s far from complete, and doesn’t claim to be.

    Seventeen of those shootings occurred during the Obama administration. How many guns has Obama confiscated? Where’s your evidence that there is any gun confiscation campaign?

    Oh, right — you don’t need no stinking evidence.

    In fact there is no campaign to ban or confiscate the privately owned firearms in the U.S. But there will be if people keep on with the ridiculous unfounded campaign against any sort of sensible regulation on privately owned firearms. So be proud, Glenn. You’re contributing to gun control.

  • Jared James

    I suppose on the upside, accusing completely imaginary Muslims of completely imaginary atrocities won’t get him sued in any real courts.

  • caseloweraz

    After admitting that “it could be a guy who has nothing to do with Islam” who was responsible for the non-existent shooting, Beck declared that “I’m tired of everything being a lone gunman who has nothing to do with Islam; it’s just his three middle names and his last name are Muhammad and that’s no big deal.”

    Sure! That’s just the sort of name every devout Muslim family wants to choose for their son: Abu Muhammad Muhammad Muhammad Muhammad.

  • Johnny Vector

    …it’s just his three middle names and his last name are Muhammad…

    Are you sure you’re not thinking of Katurian K. Katurian?

    Nahh, Martin McDonagh would never write a character as flimsily idiotic as Beck.

  • Al Dente

    Johnny Vector @9

    What about Catch-22‘s Major Major Major Major?

  • Jared James

    Nobody’s ever allowed to meet with Major Major, and all of his correspondence comes back signed by Washington Irving; I think ex-Sgt Wintergreen made him up.

  • thebookofdave

    They’re going to try to take away the guns.

    Nobody’s coming to get your guns, Beck. In fact, I’m surprised you haven’t proposed guns as the solution to this particular scenario. And prayer. After all, everyone knows that all it takes to stop an imaginary bad guy with a gun is an imaginary good guy with a gun.

  • Al Dente

    Jared Jame @11

    Ex-PFC Wintergreen once made it as high as ex-Corporal but never was an ex-Sergeant.

  • StevoR

    Well I couldn’t find any actual Muhammad Muhammad Muhammad on wiki but there is Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn al-Ghazal better known as Sibt al-Maridini :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibt_al-Maridini

    an an Egyptian-born astronomer and mathematician who wrote no fewer than fifty treatises in astronomy (sine quadrants, sundials, astronomical tables and prayer times) and wrote at least twenty-three mathematics textbooks. Somehow I doubt Beck would be able to read any of them of doesn’t know about him. Also a realMuslim not an imaginary boogeyman so .. yeah.

    Sibt al-Mardini’s declared that “the opinion of the muezzins (those who call people to prayer) is less correct than that of the legal scholars and it is the latter that should be used as the basis for the determination of prayer time”.

    So having three Mohammad’s in your (very long!) name makes you .. not necessarily an extreme Muslim then I guess.

  • StevoR

    Not necessarily anything of course actually!