WATCH: Glenn shares the story of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

Last week, Oprah made headlines when she compared the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955. During an interview, Oprah said in her mind the two deaths were “the same thing.”

In the wake of those comments, one of Glenn’s listeners called into the Glenn Beck Radio Program to express her outrage that people like Oprah, President Obama, Al Sharpton and others are so quick to publicize racial tensions in the death of Trayvon Martin, but have completely ignored the tragic murders of a young couple in Knoxville, Tennessee. Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom were raped, tortured, and murdered after being kidnapped the evening of January 6, 2007. Glenn, who was unfamiliar with the story, promised the listener he would look into it.

Tonight on the Glenn Beck Program, Glenn shared the story of Christian and Newsom’s truly horrifying death that will make you question why we have allowed ourselves to get to a point where death is politicized by special interests.

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  • Anonymous

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  • Houstongirl

    I didn’t hear about this crime at the time but did hear about it shortly after the convictions. The crime was so horrific, I could not believe that all of the participants were not given the death penalty. Only one was. When Mr. Byrd was murdered in Texas in an equally horrific fashion, all but one of the murderers got the death penalty. But everyone knows about Mr. Byrd’s murder. Many people don’t know what happened to Chandon and Christopher. Thanks to Glenn for making more people aware of what happened to these young people. They deserved a better justice. Mr. Byrd’s family got a better justice. Why didn’t the families of Channon and Christian?

  • joe michael villa

    2007?
    really?

    this happened under George W. Bush.

    someone should tell the caller that white people have Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michell Malkin, Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck all voices for the White establishment.  

  • Anonymous

    There is no one more white than Glenn Beck. He is the pastiest of white.

  • joe michael villa

    Where does this caller live?
    She must be from another planet or universe.

    In July 1946, two black couples were pulled from a car, lined up and shot by 20 white men. The victims were Roger and Dorothy Dorsey and Roger and Mae Malcolm. Apparently, the executions took place because of an alleged, sharecropper’s dispute. The crime happened in Monroe, Georgia. There were no arrests.

    In 1954, one of America’s most horrible, hate crimes occurred in Money, Mississippi. A dead Negro was pulled from a swamp in nearby Tallahatchie River. It was of 14 year-old, Emmett Till from Chicago, Illinois. He was down visiting his Uncle when men came about midnight searching for him. Apparently, Emmett whistled at a white woman inside a candy store in Money. One of the men looking for him was Roy Bryant, the woman’s husband and his brother-in-law, Roy Milam.The crime, itself, was bestial. As many as 20 men took turns beating and torturing 14 year-old Emmett. His screams were heard inside an abandoned barn. When authorities found his body, he suffered multiple fractures and deep bruises. One eye was gouged out, and a small hole was above his temple.
    An outboard fan was tied around his head.
    The body was waterlogged and deformed like a mutant.Bryant and Milam landed in a courtroom to face murder charges. It took an hour for an all-white jury to acquit them. Defense argued that the body pulled couldn’t be proven to be Emmett Till’s.

    FOUR LITTLE GIRLSThe Civil Rights Movement “watershed” moment came in March 1963.  Robert “Dynamite Bob” Chambliss and Bobby Cherry had no dream. They had a mission. The Alabama Klan targeted Dr. King’s 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham for its spiritual importance to the Movement. A 500 pound bomb was placed in the basement. It exploded right before Morning Service.The explosion ripped a 20 foot crater and damaged cars and buildings down the street.
    Around 20 people were injured; including one girl who lost her right eye. And sadly, four black girls, none older than 16, were dead. Their bodies piled on top of each other beneath bricks and debris.Southern courts refused to prosecute the murders. 

    SCHWERNER, CHANEY, GOODMAN (1964)   Chaney and Goodman traveled through Mississippi to investigate a church burning. The three workers found the smoldering remains of Mount Zion. Before leaving, Forman warned them not to travel at night. That warning went unheeded.It took a fake, speeding charge, and a three-hour detainment. During the time, a Klan hit squad waited for the three workers to leave. As they drove down a Mississippi road, they were followed by two police cars and a third car. The workers were pulled over. They were taken from their car and beaten.

    They were put into both cars and driven into the woods.  Six weeks later, their bodies were discovered at Old Jolly Farm near Philadelphia (Miss.). All three were shot and then buried alive. Chaney was shot three times and savagely beaten before being buried.In the end, Deputy Cecil Price and six Klansmen were convicted of violating their victims’ civil rights.

    No murder charges were ever filed.

    From 1965-2006, more hate crimes occurred. Viola Luizzo, Reverend James Reeb, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Alan Berg, Michael Griffin (Howard Beach, N.Y.), Yusuf Hawkins (Bensonhurst N.Y.), Michael McDonald, James Byrd, Matthew Shepard and others were all murdered. They were killed by perpetrators of hate.

    Someone welcome back this ignorant caller, she’s definitely been on another planet.

  • Anonymous

     Still hung up on the past from your great-great grand pappy’s slave days? Now this justifies all of your crimes against whites?!? You’re unforgiven and a cracka waits in the looms for you …

  • Anonymous

     As Martin Luther King said hate will never cure hate. What I see in some of the comments thus far is an attempt to justify evil done to innocent people because evil was done to somebody else, some other place and some other time. It is the ignorant law of the tribal feud. As Bill Cosby said. Wise people don’t need to be told stuff but ignorant people do. To those who wish to hold on to hate, YOU or people you love will suffer and die from the hate you promote or sustain or talk about or do nothing to overcome. The hate you daily feed in your heart will kill every possible good thing that could ever happen to you and in the lives of all the people who matter to you. You cannot change the past, no matter how horrible it was or unjust. All you can do is make a better you and build a better future, one day at a time. You can choose to become BITTER or BETTER. It is up to you.

  • Houstongirl

    But the case of Zimmerman/Martin isn’t Till. It isn’t even close. You can list horrific crimes of whites against blacks. Others can list horrific crimes of blacks against whites. This isn’t a contest. And the people who live in 21st century America need to learn to get along. It just seems that no one is willing to do that. Sad for our country.

  • Houstongirl

    Mr. Villa,
    You are a racist.

    Signed,
    Everyone in America with a Brain

  • Keith Howard

    so he’s white, so what? Dose that make his view invalid just because of skin color? we all bleed red. Judge people by the content of their character. Not the color of their skin. Dont call any man your brother just because he is white, or black, latin, or asian or whatever. Its what is inside a man that will make him your brother, your friend. There are plenty of people of my race I would not trust to cover my back, and others of different races I would trust with my life or last dime.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1307357669 Matt Zhun

    There you have it, Bush’s fault!  What a joke.  You’re an ass clown.

  • Liz Rodgers

    Thank you Glenn Beck for covering this now and this is good.  Yes, of course it was only covered by the local press in Knoxville and totally ignored by the establishment national press.   They will not report anything that shows their sacred objects behaving un-saintly.  Murderous Blacks and White victims aren’t consistent with Hollywood’s portrayal of heroic Blacks and villainous Whites.

  • Sam Norte

    I wonder where Jesse “I used to spit in white peoples food” Jackson is on this topic?

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    Anyone who attempted to protest this during the trial were run out of Knoxville by the local authorities.  If the protestors had been anything other than white, would they have been allowed to remain?  WHO is causing this?

  • Anonymous

    None of those is remotely as vile as what happened to this young couple. Each was met with public outrage.
    You are the past. Your justifications and excuse-making are of the past.
    White Identitarian politics is the future and it will defeat your bloody MultiKult.

  • Stephan Bruno

    On todays episode of Glenn scares the white folk…

  • links2life

    Taylor Nicole Queen is/was my neice who was murdered -killed in Ruffin NC of Rockingham County, NC. on Dec 12, 2011  by   2 black brothers -  Pre- planned murder,  kidnapped, carjacked, robbed, and many other HORRIBLE things to our baby girl Taylor & Jessica.  
     
     
       The willis brothers both black ( 21- 16)  robbed LIFE from the girls and all of us-
     
    family & friends- Society –  of  Taylor Nicole Queen ( 17)  & Jessica Walker ( 18 ) both girls white.
    However, because this has happened our family does not hate anyone- black, white, nor any other race.
    We do hate evil.  These  people decided to take 2 peoples lives Dec 12, 2011 – which is close to the time Trayon Martin death.  
    I cried & prayed for the murderers for Taylor & Jessica, as well as Trayvon when he was shot & died. I prayed for his family as well as zimmerman family. Our loss and the loss of Trayvon circumstances were not the same. Results were the same  people died- SENSELESSLY. 
    A  hole in many peoples  hearts.                                                                                     
     However, none of these deaths were necessary. Senseless!! Society is allowing the evil to run rampid. Silence is acceptance.  
    We pray &  say The  Lord’s Prayer ( Matt 6:9-13 )  often throughout our day.
    I would like to ask that we all who BELIEVE – May we select to pray The Lord’s Prayer every day at a certain time- 12 noon daily . Warriors againt the enemy.
        No God – No  Peace. 
     KNOW GOD- KNOW PEACE.  Love in Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
     
    http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=203386

  • Anonymous

    Help get this story out also ‘The Other Duke Rape Case” by Michelle Malkin where a same sex white male couple adopted an African American child 5 years old,And not only was one of the the parents[who worked at Duke University]  molesting the child ,he  let  people from the internet visit and molest him also,I live within 1.5 hour drive from Durham and NO ONE in the state has heard about it not one news outlet has reported on it where’s the outrage? Does the fact that they are gay out weigh the race factor ?I know the fact he worked for Duke has no relation to the crime but I’d bet it has something to do with it not being reported.

  • rreactor

     Virtually everyone I know acknowledges the horror that racists can inflict. Apparently you don’t get the point that “justice is blind” and should apply equally to racists of any color and every heinous act of racial hatred should be given equal attention. Trying to shift the blame on the caller and saying she must be “ignorant” is a glaring indictment of your own racial bias. God’s justice will be be even handed, regardless of how we try to justify and rationalize.

  • Mong Along

    That all Negroid gang sodomized a restrained Mr Newsom with the gun barrel used later to mutilate and execute him, this was done while young Miss Christian was deliberately held nearby by members of the Negroid gang to witness the ordeal.

  • Nathan Kolton

    I thank you for covering this story. I have known about it for years but never knew the horrible details. Thank you again.

  • Sam Norte

    I think Beck is lying when he said he hadn’t heard of this story.

  • Liz Rodgers
  • Anonymous

    OK, I’m going to try and post my comment again…

    “Where’s everybody been, Glenn???  I posted this in my Blog on October 27, 2009 and updated it on August 25, 2011.  Maybe now that this story has your ear, maybe people will start paying attention to the horrific hate crimes against whites:  http://queenbeeworld.wordpress…“

  • Anonymous

    OK, I’m going to try and post my comment again…

    “Where’s everybody been, Glenn???  I posted this in my Blog on October 27, 2009 and updated it on August 25, 2011.  Maybe now that this story has your ear, maybe people will start paying attention to the horrific hate crimes against whites:  http://queenbeeworld.wordpress…“

  • Anonymous

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COVERING THIS. We here in Knoxville Tn have been livid over the lack of coverage.  Our Local news had covered every inch of the trials.   Streamed the whole trial (all trials on line) so we all know to well what happened to that beautiful couple.  Our Local New had tried to get it out to the main NBC CBS ABC news and were unable to get ANYONE to cover it.  It was most definitely like someone was trying to block it from getting out.  I personally had sent a message to the Today Show trying to get someone to cover it.  Wish I had emailed you.  Most here in Knoxville have watch all the trials and retrials praying to God that they wouldn’t get off.  Painful to watch two family have to go though that pain twice.  VERY THANKFUL FOR YOU!!!

  • Anonymous

    I am so thankful that this story has been broadcast by a larger media source and hope that other media sources will also show this story so that this horrific murder can be brought to everyone’s attention. While I am saddened and hate the outcome of Trayvon Martin’s case it does not compare to this case as being considered a hate crime. The Al Sharpton’s and Jesse Jackson’s want to talk about hate crimes and racism in the Trayvon Martin case then I would love to know what they think about the Channon Christian and Chris Newsome murders. Surely they would have to agree that it was a hate crime and they were profiled because they were white and driving a nice car… right?? Probably not… they would probably say that it was their fault because they were white and because of the kind of car they were in. I am not a racist person and feel that everyone should be treated equally and believe that no matter what race when a horrific crime like happen this they should be broadly covered so everyone knows about it just like the Trayvon Martin case was. Although the circumstances were completely different in the Channon Christian and Chris Newsome case it truly was a hate crime based on race and profiling and it should open everyone’s eyes to see that the Trayvon Martin case was not about and that it was not widely broadcasted until Al Sharpton got involved and then preceeded by Jesse Jackson and the NAACP. If the media and the private sectors want to broadcast horrific crimes and hate crimes they need to be reported equally on either end of the spectrum and not only because of the race of the person that the tragedy happened too. Channon Christian and Chris Newsome were two young adults who were innocently going to watch a movie one night and now their parents have to live every day without them because of the heinous acts done to them and the horrible way they were killed. When added up both parents have spent almost an entire year sitting in that court room having to re-listen to the details of the horrific acts. I don’t care who you are when you hear about this case your heart just has to break and you have to see the difference between this and the Trayvon Martin case and ask yourself why nobody except people that live locally near Knoxville know about this case and have to know there is something seriously wrong with this. All that being said… I am thankful for the caller who brought this to Glenn Beck’s attention and again to him who broadcast this story and called out the people who want to compare this and other cases like it to the Trayvon Martin case. 

  • Mong Along

    Negros in America should be collectively tried with Obama as their President with the same respect that Saddam Hussien and his fellow Iraqi loyalists were tried and punished for war crimes.

    If you have been paying attention for longer than five minutes you’d have long ago come to the conclusion that the Negro of the America’s has used EVERY villainous trick and participated in every imaginable type of war crime defined by international law. From maiming, raping, torture, kidnapping, arson, colonialism, infanticide and enslavement to politically motivated assassinations and massive propagandizing campaigns aimed at the youth (Black History Month/Music of Black Origin etc).

    They have done this while disguised on paperwork and official documents as United States of America civilians and have up till now avoided being legally redefined as insurgents, spies and agents of a foreign interest.

    I hope to see the attitude towards Negros change sharply in my lifetime, to a perspective that finally see the truth. European Americans whom are currently enslaved by this untouchable, ‘blameless’ race of violently degenerate apes have to accept that violent rejection of the Negro is the only technique that will register in its primitive mind.

  • https://www.facebook.com/wendy.minearlionheart Wendy Minear-Lionheart

    I live in Knoxville and remember when this happened. These monsters did this because they where white and had a nice vehicle. The monsters tried to say that Channon wanted the rape and that her and Christian wanted drugs. I am ashamed that this story never made the national news. Just because they where white. I feel sorry for the parents. 

  • Anonymous

    LocalKnox, God does punish evil, even if it takes awhile.  It has to be on His terms, not ours, though.  These good-for-nothing rabid beasts will get what’s coming to them, I assure you.  I do believe in karma.  Jackson is getting his payback by watching his son (30 months) and daughter-in-law (12 months) being sentenced recently to prison terms for spending $750,000 in campaign funds.  They cried while they were being sentenced, I laughed.

    Please know that there are a lot of people who are with you and pray for the injustices of this horrific case to be rectified.  When I first heard about it, I put it on my blog as I indicated below and not a day goes by that I don’t pray for them.  We pray for their parents, loved ones and their community that has to continue living through the evil nightmare of that night.  With Glenn’s help, Channon’s and Christopher’s story will finally get the exposure that should have happened 6 years ago.  I’m glad Glenn is shining a spotlight on this horrific crime, and may God send comfort and healing to the good people of Knoxville,TN on the wings of angels.  Thank you, Glenn…

  • Kate Bennet

    For years the only people who talked about these slayings were people many of you would label “white supremacists”.  Thank you Glenn for bringing light to this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Knight/100000016986180 Chris Knight

    You are a vile idiot.  Any senseless killing of this kind is vile, no matter one’s color.  What’s your problem?   Has our society so dulled your senses that nothing makes sense to you anymore?

  • Anonymous

    And you’re an idiot. The stupidest of all idiots

  • Jesustheonlyway

    I saw this and I do believe it was a racially motivated crime.  They should have *all* received the death penalty – not because they’re black – but because the crime was so very, very, brutal.  I believe the history of slavery and abuse of black people over the years have led black people to respond more quickly with accusations of racism in cases of white on black crime which is why it hits the news.  White people haven’t had such a history so they don’t jump on that band wagon – at least I have never seen it – and black on white crimes go unnoticed for the most part.  The thing to remember is that ALL prejudice, including racism, is a sin.  NONE of it will enter heaven.
    But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, James 2:9.
    …the wages of sin is death; Romans 6:23.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    please play this for the great Oprah,Obama,Holder,Sharpton etc, it is a similar story  of what happened to my friend Mark Raffone in the 80′s, these people are haters and they sow the seeds for these acts

  • russellmuscle1

    I think this is a good thing you have done Glenn. I was listening when the lady called in and asked you to tell this story. I knew that you would honor your promise and here you have. After hearing about the case, I went to look into it. I was traumatized for days after reading about what happened to this young couple. It especially hits home to me because I have been lucky enough to marry my teenage sweetheart, so when I look at them I see my husband and I 12 years ago.
    The most horrifying thing is the way that they used their love for each other against them, forcing the two of them to watch as the other was tortured, raped and eventually murdered.  So, why didn’t I hear about this? I can’t believe this wasn’t all over the news for weeks.
    There really is no comparison here to the Martin case, the situations are completely different as well as the outcome of the trial. However, the point that was being made was that some cases are covered to the point they actually change our culture (like Martin/Zimmerman) and highly politicized, while others that seem much more news worthy are ignored.

    Thank you for telling this story. I think every week, you should tell a story like this one that hasn’t been told because it didn’t serve a purpose or fulfill a need for the mainstream media.

  • Anonymous

    Blacks just constantly have to prove, time and time again, just how utterly worthless they are to the world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Knight/100000016986180 Chris Knight

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss.  There is evil in the world all around us, everyday, and color should not be the factor it is for the race baiters and our media.  These are sad and troubling times.  

  • russellmuscle1

    I don’t know what the president then or now has to do with this story. If this story was covered so well by the “White Establishment”, then why didn’t anyone outside of the local area know about it? You would think something so horrific would be the topic of a lot of public discussion and outcry……but no.

  • russellmuscle1

    It gives the victims just a little shred of justice to tell an underreported story. Keep doing it, even if it hurts (and I know it does, I have a daughter myself). Do it, whatever the race of the victim is, tell a new underreported story every week. Take a stand for those the corrupt media ignores.

  • russellmuscle1

    You seem to be immature to the point of mental illness. We seem to have a lot of that going on in this country anymore.

  • Anonymous

    If I’m not mistaken, I saw this horrendous story on cable ID channel a year or 2 ago.  I don’t know how it escaped media coverage.  I just assumed that it had.  God bless the parents and all who loved this young couple, may they have comfort, healing and peace in their hearts and a deep understanding from the great and glorious Holy Spirit, that this is satan’s work at it’s best.  God help us all.

  • Mong Along

    The rapes of both; the violent rape and forceful insemination of a bound white women by the black rapists and then the following torture & bludgeoning to death of her once fertilized by the animals INSISTS the event was a racially motivated series of offenses.
    What you also do not understand is that your mental illness known as God does not exist, nor does the idiots guide to becoming mentally ill (bible) offer salvation or justice humans, be they alive or be they dead. Clearly the same is to be said about YOUR kangaroo court legal institutions in the U.S.A.

    As for the liberal twaddle about racism being a “sin” in the eyes of your global corporate plunder and rape, seek out “Exodus 20:12 “Honor thy parents”.

  • Anonymous

    Evil can be evil no matter what color or ethic origin you are.
    When will our politicians wake up and stand up for all
    Americans?

  • Anonymous

    I read this about this a while back so the names were immediately familiar to me as I can’t help but remember the horrific attrocities that were inflicted upon this young couple.  I could never forget this and I have no idea how the families can ever come to term with what happened to their loved ones.  I can’t imagine their last moments alive.  It’s just so painful even to think about much less have to live through.  No one deserves to be treated like Channon and Christopher were.  Color isn’t even a consideration in my mind.  However, apparently since the victims were white it wasn’t considered newsworthing at the time.  It wasn’t until long afterwards when someone else referenced the case that I even became aware of it.  Why was that?  Is it because it’s only racial when it’s white on black?  It appears that way, doesn’t it?
     

  • joe michael villa

    what’s wrong houston girl?  
    no KKK, I mean tea bagger meeting tonight?
    this week?

  • joe michael villa

    6 years after it happened?
    that’s covering it?

  • joe michael villa

    hung up?
    the tea baggers are the ones that want to go back to the good ole days.  
    you have me confused for Glenn Beck and his kind.  

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for covering this.  We were living in Knoxville at the time.  It was absolutely horrible.  I didn’t even realize that there was no national attention given to the case.  That’s sad.

  • joe michael villa

    excuse me?
    remotely as vile?
    you must be living on another planet.  

    You might want to check your calender.   

    this crime happened in 2007.  the past.
    your justifications and excuse making are of the past.

  • joe michael villa

    when did I say it was Bush’s fault?

  • joe michael villa

    yeah typical response of the right and the white establishment.  
    Nothing ever changes, deny, deny deny.

  • joe michael villa

    my problem?
    dulled our senses?

    funny where was this outrage of senseless killing from the Right when Sandy Hook happened?

  • http://www.facebook.com/melinda.h.nelson Melinda Hatton Nelson

    I want to second what In284 said…we have been waiting for years for this to be covered….thank you thank you thank you for finally saying what we all have been feeling.  We have watched the parents of these kids at every trial and have felt their pain.  We have been so frustrated at the lack of coverage and how these kids have just been disregarded. Thank you and keep it up!

  • joe michael villa

    what larger media source?

  • Anonymous

    Sh*theads who complained about the Crayon Martin verdict will tell  you that black people don’t be like dat. Only white people.
    And the Sh*theads wonder why people lock their doors when they see them crossing
    the street.

  • Pride Isnthate

    Where is the black communities outrage on this?Where is Al Sharpton jesse jackson. Oh yeah. They were white. It’s ok to kill whites right

  • Pride Isnthate

    Has not anyone told you white guilt is dead? You can stop hating yourself and other white people.

  • Pride Isnthate

    If you join stormfront you will see all the black on white crime that is going on that the media sweeps under the rug

  • joe michael villa

    white guilt?
    you mean to tell me you felt guilt?
    oh please, who do you think you’re fooling?

    if you racist could go back in time you would do it all over again.  

    you can stop worring yourself.  
    you will soon be the minority in this country, pray that we are as compassionate, kind and understanding with you as you have been to us.lol

  • Pride Isnthate

    Why is there no major media coverage on the kidnapping torture and murder of Johnathan foster

  • Anonymous

    Any media source aside from our local news that can get the story out. Yes our local news covered it but besides that Glenn Beck is the only other national media that has covered the case. Anything like the Today Show or nightly news that is nationwide. I know it has been 6 years but it is a shame that there was no coverage and the Trayvon Martin case got all of the attention it did just because of race. Again, I am very saddened by that case and for what his family is going through but I just think if that case was covered for racial profiling then this one should have been too.

  • Anonymous

    CNN, MSNBC, Fox News… there’s a few more that could cover it

  • Carol-Ann Rudy

    And you have missed the point entirely: it is YOU and others of any color that perpetuate race hatred by categorizing people by a skin color group, and refusing to judge the actions of individuals. LOOK AT THE CRIME–and look at the individuals, not their race, that have committed it. By the way, Michelle Malkin is Filipino….as if that mattered.

  • sd4555

    Thank you so much for covering this. I live in Knoxville, TN. Our city has been hurting for these families for 6 years now and wondering day in and day out (especially while Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman headline the news constantly) why this never got picked up by the national media. No one can imagine the pain and suffering both the Christians and Newsoms have endured, but as a city we can truly tell you that the injustice that the national media served us throughout this is shameful. These families had to sit through 8 separate trials. They had to listen to the brutality their children endured for days. They had to look their child’s murderers and assailants in the eyes for days. They had to see these five murderers ALIVE, for days. If the tables had been turned and 5 upper class white kids had killed 2 lower class black kids in this same manner, there would have been nation-wide rioting. Naively, I hope other stations will pick up on this story and begin to realize how much of a disservice they are doing by not reporting truth. Unfortunately, I am smart enough to know that money sells and as you said yourself, Channon and Chris weren’t a part of a “special interest group.” They were just two innocent kids enjoying each other and being young. They didn’t deserve the horrific hate crimes cast upon them, but their family and their memory deserves the same nationwide sympathy being given to Travon Martin’s parents. 

  • sd4555

    Speaking of educated, perhaps you should learn to proofread your posts. 

  • Pride Isnthate

    The only racist hate monger here is you. Why do you feel the need to hate white people so much?

  • Pride Isnthate

    Coming from the person who just called me a racist

  • Pride Isnthate

    When are you going to stand up to the hypocrisy.

  • joe michael villa

    yeah nice try.
    don’t hate white people, just making sure that white people like yourself are called out.  

  • joe michael villa

    did I offend you?
    It’s not an insult if it’s a fact.  
    truth hurts doesn’t it?

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much for covering this story. It was devastating to most of us who live in this area. Sadly, I think we all stood around in shock thinking that someone, somewhere would hear of the heinousness of this crime and it would be on all the news outlets. You would think that if any hate crime would ever be covered, this would be the one…No one has stepped up until now. The fact is…that they could have been any of our children, in the wrong place at the wrong time, so horrifically violated & abused, and NO ONE, NO GROUP, CELEBRITY, SPOKESPERSON has felt outraged enough to be here at their trials drawing world wide attention to a HATE crime against two white kids. I am not in the least prejudiced, I have an family made up of 2 or more races, but what has this world come to when we can’t look at a crime and not care what race anyone was and just report it on the significance of the crime. While no one up to this point has given this case the attention it has deserved and that these two precious, young, productive, law abiding citizens have deserved. Imagine knowing the torture that your children were put through while our wonderful non-biased media looked the other way during not only the crime, but the arrests, the trial, now the ridiculous retrials, the unfairness of it all….then turning on the TV and all you hear about is George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. Through all of this, I fear, that if there was a group of people that assembled themselves to cry out for the media to portray equality to this Hate Crime, they would be maligned by the media and portrayed as biased and racist against the perpetrators of this crime. Will we ever just be able to be seen as citizens for citizens and not broken into racial lines??

  • AJ

    Wow, that comment was completely idiotic!  Typical libtard doesn’t know it wasn’t Republicans who formed the KKK, it was racist Dumbocrats – like yourself – that did.

    Are you a closet Klansman?  Because THE Klans targets were – tada! – Republicans.  Not unlike YOU targeting people on this blog.  Yes, the Dumbocrat KKK didn’t limit it’s violence (i.e., beatings, lynchings, murders) only to BLACK Republicans.  They also targeted WHITE Republicans.  Here’s one case where you libtards actually were equal opportunity…  You’ll get ‘em, color don’t matter, just as long as they’re Republican!

    Betcha didn’t know that Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first grand wizard of the KKK, was actually HONORED for his KKK leadership… at the 1868 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION?

    Or, how about the fact that NOT ONE Dumbocrat in either the HOUSE or SENATE voted for the 14th Amendment that granted citizenship to freed black Americans, while 94% of Republicans did?

    Oh, and it was Eisenhower – a Republican President – who signed the Civil Rights Act.  Which, by the way, was a Republican-crafted bill, that BARELY survived no thanks to Dumbocrats who tried to FILIBUSTER it for FIVE days.  Yeah, you libtards are just that… Libtarded.

    So, quit calling conservative Tea Partiers KKK members.  We all know it was YOU and your racist Dumbocrat ilk who that title belongs to…

  • Johnathan Read

    Thank you Glenn, for this story and for doing what you do.

  • Anonymous

    Oh look, another Glenn Beck “bad nigger” article

  • Anonymous

    Because they weren’t the right color.

  • Anonymous

    I live in Knoxville too and from what I’ve heard it was our famous Knoxville police and DA’s office that never wanted this out in the media. 

  • Anonymous

    I live in Knoxville and think they should  have saved the tax payers a lot of money to just put Channons dad in a room alone with this pack of trash!

  • Pride Isnthate

    How racist of you. Why do you people always try to stop anyone from speaking out by accusing them of racism.

    Didn’t you get the message. White guilt is dead.

    We are no longer running from you cries of racism. We know you are the true racist biggots that are full of hate.

  • Anonymous

    Poor Black Americans there Dads probably left them when they where just babes that makes it a little better doesn’t it .
    HANG THE SON OF A BITCHES HANG UM’ HIGH !!!

  • Anonymous

    Put us all in the same category that makes you an easy pick puto  :{

  • watchomouth trickslap

    First of all, FUCK Glen Beck!

    #2 – My heart goes out to the Channon and Chris’ family b/c torture and murder is definitely unacceptable, and I hope they are in Heaven worshiping w/ the other angels. It’s definitely a sad case….. I don’t know the ins and outs of the case, so it’s hard to comment if everyone involved deserves the death penalty. I’m sorry the family has to endure w/ so much pain. May peace forever dwell in their homes for the rest of their days. 

    #3 – As for the caller, yes this was horrific, but that’s a very opinionated statement saying that this is the worst crime in the history of this “Great Nation.” Horrific – no doubt… worst ever – we today can’t imagine, but no need for me to explain, cause closed ears and harden hearts never hear. 

    #4 – The reason this is different from the Trayvon Martin story is b/c they were white, and I can guarandamntee this received the proper coverage by the law enforcement. 5 people were found accountable and justice was served to all five. Zimmerman was arrested and released b/c his dad was an ex-judge, and he sat at home as a free man for 46 days until the right voices pushed to have the case re-examined. That’s it! What do y’all not understand that w/out the outcry, Trayvon’s killer would have never faced justice b/c the authorities in his county decided after 4 hours of listening to a fabricated story that Zimmerman was innocent and didn’t allow the system to take Due Process which is the legal requirement that the state must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person. If that would have been done, we would have never heard of the case. 

    #5 – You Sharpton haters can’t begin to walk in his shoes, see through his eyes, nor know the importance that men like him who have the courage to stand up and fight for justice. I can’t begin to tell you of the uneven playing ground that exists between whites and blacks. I just ran across a clip of Dr King that gives a little insight to what I’ve argued for years, and I just saw this yesterday. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151509033171237&set=vb.615161236&type=2&theater 

    #6 – This race issue runs to deep! No law, no stitch, nor healing time can can begin to mend the wound of this wretched beloved country!!! 

  • laura

    and this administration wants to disarm all of us, think about that, tell them to go f themselves.  I think everybody should be heavily armed 24/7 and also learn how to defend yourselves, make these thugs think no way am I going to even think of messing with you…

  • Anonymous

     Hey LocalKnox, I don’t know if you’re from Knoxville, I assume you are because of the name. I am too. I’m totally in agreement with you on every thing – I wish this had gotten more media coverage. But I just wanted to correct you on one thing – Nancy Grace had a segment about this on her show awhile back, so Glenn isn’t the only one who has covered it – although he certainly gave it more airtime than anyone else.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much for FINALLY giving some media attention to this story. I’m from Knoxville and this crime truly changed our city forever.

  • Anonymous

    America needs a reality check. The career black agitators earning a living off false or exaggerated events,encouraging the ignorant and non-working taxpayer supported black baby factories to use the race card to shame white people into giving them anything they want, and allows them to extort the system. Seems the only jobs they want are crimes and drug money producing incomes.
    BLACK ON WHITE HATE CRIMES OCCUR AT A MUCH HIGHER RATE THAN WHITE ON BLACK, BUT JACKSON AND SHARPTON WOULD LOOSE THEIR JOBS IF THEY ADMITTED IT. BESIDES THE WHITES ARE AFRAID TO CALL IT SO. THE GLOBALIST MEDIA IGNORES IT AL UNLESS ITS WHITE ON BLACK OR CAN BE MANIPULATED TO APPEAR TO BE WHITE ON BLACK REGARDLESS OF THE TRUTH.

  • barak barak

    Please kill them all. Jesus please forgive me but, it is heavier than I can take

  • lynn

    It’s better than nothing. These black men admitted it was racial hate. They targeted white people on purpose. They used racial slurs just like white people do when they hate. I think what’s hurt the families so much is this was an unusual case. These monsters cut Chris penis off. Tortured them for days, even poured bleach down the girl’s throat. This was far more gruesome than the average murder case. These monsters modulated both of them while keeping them alive. Nancy Grace didn’t care! Court TV didn’t care. Night beat, NBC ABC…. And what really pisses people off is knowing this was a hate crime and nobody wanted to cover it

  • lynn

    You must not have a soul. These kids was tortured for days

  • lynn

    I hope your kids never see pain like these kids and nobody cares. This was a hate crime. They admitted they hated white people

  • Pride Isnthate

    You are a sick racist person.

  • Pride Isnthate

    Why don’t any of the politicians ask that there be more section 8 housing in their neighborhood?

  • Anonymous

    I live in Knoxville too, and this event has been unspeakable.  Thank you, Glenn, for covering this.  It’s about time someone did!  We appreciate all you do for us.

  • watchomouth trickslap

    Pride may not be hate, but it is one of the 7 deadly sins, and it always comes before destruction. So since God said to hate all sin…. maybe it should be treated as hate. Do the math dumbazz! 

  • lynn

    Let’s see how BETTER you would be if someone cut into your kids , tortured, raped, pushed chemicals down their throat’s. BTK killer had more heart than these evil offsprings. And targeted out of hate. Hate is wrong no matter the color. And no we in here in Knoxville will not let the world treat it like it was an every day murder and rape. My kid’s went to the same school, had the same teachers, and we don’t ask for the world to notice us that often.

  • lynn

    Yes!!!! Thank you! I believe this racist feels no ccompassion for anyone besides himself, or whomever he feels is “his kind” I bet he laughs at others pain.

  • Leslie

    Thank you so very much for covering this story. I have many bookmarks – from during the trial of the very few ‘news’ reports on this horrific crime. I will post this to my FB – it is time that America be reminded of what a real hate crime is about and how terribly biased the ‘news’ media is. Much like the tragedy of what happens daily in Chicago with black on black gun violence – our media is about agenda/pc reporting – and that is not news at all. It is propaganda. Leni Riefenstahl would be so proud – and envious.

  • bull57

    Regardless what color you may be this should not happen to any one. It’s a shame that our court system does not allow for a special punishment for crime as this! It’s beyond my comprehension how people can be this cruel to man or animal. The parents of these two young people will have to relive this everyday for the rest of their lives and the pain they must endure. I pray to God that there is a special place in he££ for such cruel people!!!

  • lynn

    You know what…you’re not worth it! You mock others pain! You don’t belong in the human race

  • lynn

    Villa you’re a sad person to enjoy others pain.

  • lynn

    Villa you’re just not right in the head. Did you not get enough love as a child? I bet your heart bleeds for someone other than yourself (sarcasm) you really do hate white people.

  • Elton Robb

    They can’t escape God’s Justice.  Christ is a God of Justice first.  He must satisfy Justice; and Justice saves his own.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/Diresmurf David Sullivan

    OH please  i guess  we’re comparing hate crimes now right is that what society is reduced to  instead of trying to  inflict change  we inflict comparisons, truly truly sad this story is sad and tragic equally so as all other hate crimes that have occurred over the years but if anyone tries to compare  them saying whose crime is worst than whose  that individual is the worst form of dirt  on the planet …. hate is hate regardless of who does it  

  • lynn

    Everyone just ignore him. It seems he thinks these kids don’t matter. I think he believes these kids deserved it. Ignore him. WHEN YOU SEE THE CLOWN FACE DON’T READ. BLOCK HIM!!!

    HE DOESN’T EXISTS IN MY WORLD. FEED HIS HATE NO LONGER

  • lynn

    Ignore the clown

  • lynn

    I would DEEPLY encourage EVERYONE IGNORE THE CLOWN! His comments are hate filled rage that lacks compassion. We cannot feed his fuel of meaness. To leave comments to him would be like acting as if we care. He isn’t a person I would even give your time to.

    SO WHEN YOU SEE A CLOWNS FACE OUT OF RESPECT FOR CHRIS AND CHANNON JUST DON’T READ. thank you so much for your interest to this case

  • lynn

    Ignore the clown.

  • lynn

    Ignore the hate. Not worth anyone’s time

  • Anonymous

    Thank You.

  • http://www.facebook.com/holly.johnsonevans Holly Johnson Evans

    THANK YOU FOR COVERING THIS STORY! Prayer for the families involved in this case.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Glenn Beck.  One thing that struck me at George Zimmermans trial was when the verdict was read Trayvon Martin’s parents weren’t in the court room.  I commented to my husband, that the Newsome and Christian families were always in the courtroom.  I never heard of one instance that they weren’t there, from the longest days to the shortest.  And they were there every time a verdict was read. They represented their children in the face of evil.  

  • Anonymous

    Actually it was President Johnson who is a democrat that signed the civil rights act. In fact that was the reason why most blacks started voting democrat because of Kennedy and Johnson’s commitment to the civil rights movement. Also maybe the KKK was started by the Democratic party (I always thought the KKK was started by disgruntled confederate veterans but I could be wrong) but I doubt that the KKK vote democratic today. Somehow I don’t think they are huge Obama fans.

  • lynn

    Thank you so much for giving time to this particular case. For the parents of the victims I know this meant so much. I’ve read the comments below and it’s sad to see how people had to make Channon & Chris’s story into their own political agenda. This story was for the victims alone. Here in Knoxville we’ve never encountered such a horrendous crime. When I read about all these kidnapped cases on t.v. I wonder why this couple was over looked in the media for years. So what it happened in 2007, the case still went on in 2013. And still no media coverage. Thank you Mr Beck:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.burckhard Bill Burckhard

    You know your society is in trouble when a story about shopping for a $34,000 purse gets more coverage than a brutal double murder because of who the victims were….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003332330 Evelyn Young

    Thank you Glenn Beck!  Thank you.  Finally.  Finally someone cared enough to show this.  I get so sick of hearing about certain things, as bad as they are, they do not compare to this.  Thank you again for your heart felt sharing of this story.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609040096 Ashley Rene’ ‘Mlekodaj’ Mckame

    To me, this is equally as disturbing. A group of black men claiming that Channon and Chris got what was coming to them because they were white. They are calling the murders their “reparations” and claim to spit on their graves. Also, in this blog, they try to claim that Channon shot Chris and then shot herself. That is so far from the truth.

    http://nationalblackfootsoldiernetwork.blogspot.com/2012/01/as-you-can-see-my-face-is-swollen.html

    I’m all about free speech. But, when that free speech crosses the line to hate speech, it’s appalling. Advocating for these monsters and trying to sensationalize them as heroes is ridiculous. I would feel the same way if it was a group of white men speaking out for a white man who murdered a black man. Same way for a Hispanic community, Asian or any other race for that matter. LeMarcus Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins, George Thomas, Vanessa Coleman and Eric Boyd stood before a jury of their peers and were found guilty for the crimes they committed. No one should be advocating for them. NO ONE! The only people we should be advocating for are the innocent victims, Channon and Chris, and their families.

  • Anonymous

     Repeat much?

  • Anonymous

     Repeat much?

  • Anonymous

     Repeat much?

  • Anonymous

     Repeat much?

  • Kim Partin-Smith

    Thank you for covering this. I am still outraged because of this! It is because of this I will never be without protection against animal’s like these ! Hell is to good for them.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    OMG! I’ve NEVER heard or seen anything about this story. That is horrible! All five of those MONSTERS should have gotten the death penalty execution style. The law should have killed those bastards the same way they killed those innocent young people. I’m not understanding why this didn’t get media coverage. Why aren’t people fighting for REAL JUSTICE for them. Fuck sending them to prison….. they deserve to die for what they’ve done! My heart is hurting for they’re families (Christian and Newsom). If this wasn’t considered a hate crime then the judicial system is really failing us all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donna.d.collins.18 Donna Davis Collins

    Thank you Glenn !! 

  • Anonymous

    About time a national story was made of this.  Wonder if any celebrities will call for the heads of the five black people convicted, like they did with Zimmerman in the Trevon Martin case.  I am sure not, they would be labeled racist, it would be Hollywood suicide.  Such a double standard when it comes to “hate crimes”.  Thanks Glenn Beck.  I live in Knoxville and can not imagine something like that happening to my child then watching as the justice systems fails, per usual, and is taken advantage of.  Hopefully this will bring some national attention and ensure those five evil people get what they deserve. 

    P.S.    I love that you call out Oprah and all the other Race baiting groups. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190773867 Kimberly Reed

    Glen Beck, I usually don’t watch your show but was told about this by my daughter this morning.  I want you to know that I applaud you for bringing this to people’s attention.  I live in Tennessee and wondered why this wasn’t covered by those other than the local media when it happened.  Then when they were all retried I wondered why the media didn’t shout out in outrage!!!!  My heart aches for the families and the hell they’ve gone through.  As a mother I couldn’t imagine!

  • Anonymous

    I remember this case from undegrad at UTK; it was an awful shock that something could happen so close to campus (or anywhere for that matter)..  I remember the manhunt to find all of the suspects and how unfathomable media reports were when they first led on the story.  A case of this magnitude certainly deserved justice and it’s interesting as to the timing and distribution of this case (I don’t agree to it’s use by media pundits– mud slinging for political interest; although, the originating caller’s heart was in the right place).  If there is one thing I learned from this case- having studied comparable cases during the trial in Legal Studies- it’s that justice is anything but balanced (case in TX- all but 1 given death penalty), but hate and evil are real in ignorant people no matter the color. For a lot of the people on the Eastside (‘black neighborhood’) in Knoxville it was just as shocking, villianizing, and stomach-turning as it was to the students 3 miles away on campus- friends of the couple or not, so I don’t agree that Trayvon Martin or this story equate to that of Emmitt Till’s tragedy; this was another kind of evil- an evil not to be labeled racism, prejudice, or discrimination.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/tinysilkblade1 Tiny Silk

    I lived 3 blocks from this horrible crime at the time, they made there own search party, I remember a heard of ppl walking and yelling down my street and someone knocking on my door asking if channon was there, Glen u failed also to mention that they cut Chris’s PENIS off and one of her BREAST, CUT OFF! while they were still ALIVE!!!!! but ty

  • Jada Claussen

    Thank you for covering this and for your honesty. Please continue to get the word out

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.mccoy.583 Susan McCoy

    I’m just glad it has been brought to national coverage. I think all Tennesseans, have heard and seen this before, and was outraged because of no NATIONAL COVERAGE. I feel for their parents and their family, and the times they have been back to court. I guess most of Tennessee is such a “poor” state, that our news is considered worthless. Or maybe it is because we are so country. Whatever the reason for no national coverage, the NEWS reporters and big corporations should be very ashamed of not reporting before.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Glenn. Finally someone outside of my hometown is willing to express their outrage over this story in a public media standing. I was born and raised in Knoxville and was the same age as Channon. Knoxville was supposed to be safe. We were supposed to feel safe. This changed everything. This could have been me or my friends. We have grieved for Channon and Chris and their families for so long. We have tried to get major news networks to take notice but no one ever would. But then you see this outcry over other happenings such as Treyvon Martin. What happened to him was horrible but why did he get months of news coverage on CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, etc etc etc. He had people rioting and marching and picketing for him. But Channon and Chris aren’t even a blip on the radar. Please keep sharing this story. Make people take notice. Make Channon and Chris a household name. It’s less about the race issue and more about treasuring and respecting human life and not letting their deaths be in vain. 

  • guardian

    This story was largely swept under the rug when it happened. 
    The cover up of disproportionate black-on-white crime is a conspiracy by anti-White Jews. 
    A conspiracy to get Whites thinking Black folk are just like us so we let down our guard and become a victim of the most violent race in America (Blacks).

  • Jason

    This made Dateline, 20/20 and Court TV covered this case- it was not ignored- please learn that!  It is more of a disgrace for Beck to cover this story than anything else- acting like he is the only person who ever has done so! This made national news, and just because Beck didn’t talk about it people ignored when it was, that doesn’t mean anything.

  • Pat Reynolds

    Justice is suppose to be blind! Well the blindfold has slipped and she is peeking. As far as the hate crime, yes it was, The screams of the families and locals were unheard, the networks did not care, they couldn’t sensationalize this story for their gain, It might hurt some one’s feelings, I was hurt for the families, I can’t imagine that pain. Yes they wanted everyone to know, so that people would be more careful, stay safer, understand that there are people who will do these heartless things. That have no morals, or feelings for anyone or anything except themselves, in my opinion the perpetrators are no more that animals. They should have all gotten the death sentence. I pray they never come up for parole, and that they each have to stay in prison for as long as they live. God knows what they did, and he will not forget.  The Networks are all so biased and have failed us so many times, I don’t trust any of them, the reporters use the media as their own bouncing board and fail the audience in more ways than one.
                                                   

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much Mr. Beck. From: Knoxville

  • Anonymous

    takes one to know one! Look in a mirror you freak! You outside shows you inside – UGLY

  • joe michael villa

    lol, we have an angry one here folks.
    bitter, angry and miserable.
    Priceless!
    I would of paid big $$$ to be a fly on your wall when you learned Obama was re-elected.  Embrace your hate mom.  I’m sure you claim to be a Christian as well.  what a joke you are.

  • joe michael villa

    You’ve said that for the 100th time, your actions speak louder.
    I’m in your head.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pam.oxendine Pam Oxendine

    Thank you so much for covering this….I have been waiting for someone in the news media to mention this as a HATE crime because that IS what it was…But for some reason the justice department did NOT see it as a HATE crime….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609391221 Connie Hill

    Thank you. These murders changed the way I view the world forever. I never step out my door in the morning without looking around first. Being aware there are animals like those five in the world.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll bet it’s all the father can do to keep from taking justice into his own hands. 
    Everyone keeps talking about the Al Sharpton’s and Jesse Jackson’s in Travon’s case, lets not forget that our own justice department sent people and money to stir the pot.  Last thing Glen was gentle in describing the events that happened the full details are a lot more gruesome.

  • Kerri Lucas

    He’s not acting like he’s the only one that has covered it, he apologized because he didn’t cover it at the time.  It wasn’t a disgrace for him to cover the story, it was done in the right way.  It wasn’t considered a hate crime so it didn’t get as much of the attention it should have.  There weren’t people like Jessie Jackson and others like him to fight for the victims and that girl shouldn’t have had her sentence reduced.  There is a problem when a hate crime isn’t shown for what it really is because they are white.

  • moochie moo

    Oprah is a hypocrite and a judas. It is her ilk and others that instigate racism by using their  name and/or fame. How she must laugh at the millions she’s made pretending to be friends with white people who’ve sucked up to her.. but when it comes to seeing both sides such as the case above, she can’t and won’t do it.That’s a hypocrite. Her little petty squabble regarding a purse issue…is blown out of proportion just to garner sympathy how she was treated. How horrible when the wealthy cry and do not regard the many they’ve hurt in their process to gain fame and a name. Why didn’t she and others come forward on behalf of the senseless brutality and evil committed against these two. She’s friends with whitey isn’t she.

  • TeresaC.

    Thank you Mr. Beck for sharing the Christian/Newsome story. You don’t have to be a well known personality for something like this to happen, but you do have to be well known for it to reach media levels as this story should have. Thank you again for bringing this story to light so everyone can see what kind of world we live in. God Bless You!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregorywatters Gregory Watters

    My family new these kids ant their families.  I’m glad that this story is finally getting some of the log overdue coverage it deserves. 

    Lynn, you have no clue how tragic and horrible of an event this was and how many people had to suffer in silence and frustration because the national media chose to bury it to protect their political agenda.

    Until you’ve lived through it, how about keeping your uninformed, self-righteous crap to yourself.

    In other words… Piss-off!

  • Anonymous

    This is heartbreaking… We’ve become a country that focuses on special interests of a few instead of the good of all… It’s embarrassing… As a nation, we’re still apologizing for things we had nothing to do with.  We’re still making excuses for people based on race, gender, religion, etc. He talks about how they’re young, white christians and there is no special interest group to cover these stories. It would be called racism if there were. Why isn’t it so when reversed?

  • Maria Wright

    THANK YOU GLENN!! This should have been out that years ago!! East TN thanks you.Horrific and no helping to see this was a hate crime.

  • Liz Rodgers

    You’re right, I shouldn’t have that phrase.

  • Pride Isnthate

    I am sure you wasn’t making excuses for zimmermnan.

  • Pride Isnthate

    I feel sorry for you racist liberals. You are so full of hate.

  • Anonymous

    I too want to thank you Mr. Beck for finally bringing this story to light!!  We who live in this area have suffered and prayed with these families from the beginning.  There were even tragic things that happened to this couple, that I’m glad you didn’t air, but none the less, they happened.  These animals who did this were exactly as you said EVIL!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000941904405 Angelique Oran McCollum

    I live in the Knoxville area and I posted some information about the Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom murders on Facebook after getting very upset by all the Jackson and Sharpton fueled frenzy over Trayvon Martin. If anything was a hate crime this was and the nation didn’t know because it didn’t serve the “current agenda”. I’m so glad others are carrying the banner and are finally getting this horror the national attention it deserves. I can’t imagine a more (the only word I can come up with is horrific and it doesn’t do the crime justice) horrific example of racially motivated hate. The animals who were responsible for the crime took their time and reveled in the torture and murder of these two young white people. That takes hate people, a lot of hate! Please don’t let this story stop here. Everyone should know what happened. Then maybe there will be marches and rallies in support of the Christian and Newsom families. Maybe Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will speak out publically in support of both families and preach about how justice wasn’t given to them. Maybe the President will make a public statement about how it could have been his daughters and their boyfriends, or his son if he had one. No one has suffered more than these two families but our nation hasn’t been given the opportunity to support and grieve with them because they weren’t the right color to fan the flame of racial issues. Please pass the story along to everyone you can. If we’re going to have a talk about racial issues in this country, we need to have a truthful, unbiased talk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000479761095 Jeff Blanton

    WOW….I had NO idea of this!!!!a hate crime indeed what a waste of air these animals are..!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lynn.galyon.1 Lynn Galyon

    THE SLEEPING GIANT IS AWAKENING AND HE IS FILLED WITH A TERRIBLE RESOLVE. YOU PIGS AND PERVERTS OF ALL ILKS NEED TO RUN FOR YOUR LIVES AS THE SLEEPING GIANT CONTINUES TO AWAKE. WOE TO THOSE THAT TRY TO STAND BEFORE HIM.

  • Anonymous

    Lynn, I’m confused.  Ignore what clown?  Are you talking about the clown behind the mask or the clown mask in front of the clown from the caller’s story?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1177560270 Donna Edwards

    Thank you for covering this story……..our thoughts and prayers have been with these families since this horrific incident happened.  Local people have been amazed at the strength and determination the parents have shown; at their faith that has seen them through not 1 but 6 trials, and then the re-trials.  I agree 100% with your statement – justice will only be fair and served properly when it is color-blind!  Our country needs to wake up – cruel, unnecessary torture and deaths don’t only happen to black people!  Our deterioration of family and moral values is being seen in incidents all across the nation.

  • Anonymous

    I live here in Knoxville also and cannot believe how these people got away without the death penalty,for the awful things they did,I know GOD will deal with them but he is  waiting on them now, so i say send them on their way,why should us taxpayers have to support them the rest of their lives with food,clothing,medical,dental ,housing.Thats just STUPID,GOD says in his letter to us all,send them to me and these things will cease happing,I at least hope they will get what they deserve from somebody in the prison system.Thank you Glenn for at least shinning some lite on this horrific cold blooded,killings. 

  • Domi59

    It’s people like you that keep the racism going.  No act such as this should be tolerated, and any who are involved should be sentenced to death, as should all the people throughout history that did these awful things to the people they owned on a regular basis.  I’m not trying to minimize the horror of this case, but it certainly is not the only such case in the history of this nation.

  • Domi59

    You pray for the parents of one, and laugh at the parents of another.  Surely God will have a few things to say to you when you stand before Him!

  • Domi59

    The story never made it to the media and the general public because the media didn’t think it was news worthy, not because the victims were white.  It’s ridiculous to make the non reporting of this case about racism.  The crime itself was racially charged, but the families and friends of victims need to constantly nag the news media to get these stories out there. There are thousands of missing and exploited children who never make the news.  There are hundreds of cases of murder that never get the media spotlight.  It really sucks because we all love our families, and want them to be cared about and remembered, but we as the family and friends of the family have to make certain that our loved ones stories are never forgotten. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/loretta.jene Loretta Jene

    Im so glad u covered this, I have said many times that if this was a black couple and 4 white ppl did this It would had been all over the television and Knoxville would have riots and so forth… my heart goes out to the families..

  • http://www.facebook.com/loretta.jene Loretta Jene

    u couldn’t had said it better… may GOD be with the families

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1221941043 Melinda Garrett Drumheller

    Thank you so much for sharing this story.  I am the most loving person around, I love all people, and try my best never to judge for any reason. I was so angered though as I watched the Trayvon trial and saw the reactions to his trial that there seems to be a different way of viewing black on white crime.  I felt that when this crime was committed in Knoxville that it was racially motivated, but no one came in to town crying about the unthinkable things that happened to this sweet couple of KIDS with their whole successful lives in front of them.  No president commented on this horrid crime.  Nothing.  I just don’t understand the difference.  I am very sad that my very loving heart is becoming hardened by the differences in way situations are viewed and presented. 

  • Anonymous

    I am from Knoxville TN and I followed this story as so many others in Knoxville.
    I want to Thank You for sharing this young couples horrible murder. Our hearts go out to the parents of these two. Way to go Glen for sharing this on your show. 

  • Anonymous

    Domi, I have more compassion than you could ever realize.  Excuse me for not exhibiting compassion to race-baters who use donated money for their own extravagances while pandering to the poor.  As for God, I love Him, I pray to Him, I honor Him and I keep His 10 Commandments every day of my life!  God would not fault me as the Jacksons have broken more than one of God’s Commandments more than once.  They are repeat offenders:  For starters, Jackass Sr. committed adultery and his son, Jackass Jr., stole from his non-profit for his own indulgences, breaking two of God’s Commandments, and there’s more! And you want me to give them a pass?  I think they’ve been given enough passes. They’re both guilty!.  I’m not sorry for my comment. They did that to themselves. With Channon and Chris, they were both innocent…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000941904405 Angelique Oran McCollum

    The real point is that you couldn’t spend 5 minutes a day without having the Treyvon Martin case shoved in your face. It was on EVERY channel, ALL day, EVERY day, for MONTHS. Everyone in the nation new who Treyvon Martin was and what had happened. There were marches, speeches, rallies, and vigils. What was done for Channon and Chris or for their families? NOTHING… Was there a nationally covered march in support of the victims families? NO… Were there any nationally covered speeches about the horror of the crime, the outrage felt by all, and the demand for justice? NO… Did President Obama give a statement about how Channon was just like his daughters? NO… You could ask any adult anywhere in the nation if they know who Treyvon Martin is they would say yes. If you asked the same question about Channon Christian or Chris Newsom, what answer would you get? You’d be lucky to find one person, outside of the local coverage area, that had any idea who you were talking about during the time of the trial, let alone after. If you doubt me, try it yourself. Open your ears and listen to this again. Glenn Beck wasn’t saying he was the only one to cover the story. On the contrary, he was apologizing for the failure of the media to bring it to the attention of the nation or to cover it at all. So it made Dateline, 20/20, and Court TV. How can that even begin to compare to what was done during the Zimmerman trial? This isn’t even about Glenn Beck and it’s an insult to the memory of Channon and Chris for you to suggest it is. I can’t believe anyone would think that this doesn’t mean anything. That’s the exact attitude showed by those animals who were responsible for this horror… these two kids don’t mean anything, they’re trash and disposable. It doesn’t mean anything??? It means everything.

  • watchomouth trickslap

    Bitch, I don’t fit into any of your political categorizing, so save that! Be sorry for your daughters as we continue planting these black seeds in them so we can discontinue y’allz azz, hahahaha holla whitey, lol

  • Anonymous

    Yes, this should not have happened to them, it was wrong, but you forgot to mention Mr. Beck that the same two were out trying to BUY marijuana. Whether the deal went wrong or not we don’t know exactly, but what we do KNOW is that this is not being viewed in its entirety. Ironically enough, this piece of IMPORTANT information keeps being left out, but somehow, the fact that Trayvon smoked weed at some point was brought up, when his only transaction consisted of Skittles and a Tea….get ALL of the facts and present REAL news instead of this racially charged bias CRAP!!!

  • Franklin Dewayne Smith

     not my kids that’s for sure

  • Anonymous

    I am also from Knoxville area.  I second everything you said!!!!!!!  Maybe people can stop talking about hate crimes until they include Chris and Channon.  This is a TRUE HATE CRIME!!!!

  • Tragic Pamm TN

    Finally someone in national media has the balls to cover the story.  I challenge Oprah, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and whoever else is the social panderer aka Dick of the Day to comment.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much for drawing attention to this.  We have tried in vain to get media attention for over 6 years.  Thanks to Mr. Beck, the Channon Christian & Christopher Newson murders are finally getting the national attention they deserve.  Please take the time to sign the petition below ASAP to have these murders federally investigated as a hate crime.  Share this with your friends, co-workers, etc.  The petition must reach 100,000 signatures and has less than 30 days from today to get accepted.

     

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/have-federal-government-investigate-murders-channon-christian-and-christopher-newsom-hate-crime/KxyKWqZn

     

  • Jeanne Martin

    I’ve been shocked for years over this case!  Those poor kids  Had colors been reversed and the murder victims had been black and the perpetrators white….bet that would have big a story for Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and Barack Obama!  Outraged.  Thank you for covering it Glenn….I pray that you keep it on the radar!  God bless you

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much for drawing attention to this.  We have tried in vain to get media attention for over 6 years.  Thanks to Mr. Beck, the Channon Christian & Christopher Newsom murders are finally getting the national attention they deserve.  Please take the time to sign the petition below ASAP to have these murders federally investigated as a hate crime.  Share this with your friends, co-workers, etc.  The petition must reach 100,000 signatures and has less than 30 days from today to get accepted.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/have-federal-government-investigate-murders-channon-christian-and-christopher-newsom-hate-crime/KxyKWqZn

  • Jeanne Martin

    You are right DixieAngel…it’s because they were the wrong color! Think of all the media coverage had the colors been reversed!  I’m sorry Domi59 but, “people like” us don’t keep racism alive in this country!  We are merely pointing out a fact! 

  • Chris

     You have to be kidding right. You somehow justify these murders? You are as worthless as those that murdered these young kids!

  • Shirley Carr

    Thank God! It’s about time someone noticed this horrible crime! May God be with those families because they have been to court more times than any one person should and have to look at those monsters who did this! They should have all been executed and put in a trash can!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-Vervoort/100003095189883 Lee Vervoort

    I am very pleased that Mr. Beck took the time to cover this story. Thank you.

    And by the way, the assailants could have been ghost white…I’d feel the same way. Crime is crime no matter what color you are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000547611127 Kay Kines Williams

    how MANY COUTLESS AND HORRIFIC CRIME LIKE THIIS HAPPEN AROUND ALL OF US AND WE Cn.t do a dam thing about them untell it is tolate ME WE Cant find out in enough time to HAVE SOMETHING DOWN ABOUT THIS HORIFIC

  • http://www.facebook.com/rmerritt1 Rachel Curtis Merritt

    I am a Tennessean. I want to thank you for covering this story. I have been talking to people about this couple for a long time. So many had never heard of them. I was so sad that they were never acknowledged on a national level. When I heard you say their names for the first time, with tears in my eyes, I said aloud, “YES! Finally someone mentions them!” Thank you, thank you a million times for bringing awareness to this beautiful couple. You will never know what this means to me, to us, in Tennessee. You are so appreciated and loved. God bless you, Glenn Beck.

  • Anonymous

    You know, if people want to use racial hate as a reason for the crime, THIS CRIME WOULD FIT RIGHT IN. We are JUST a different shade. Oprah..or anyone who wants to use the color black as a reason to be the victim…I do not understand. So explain to me why we are all different. I want to hear from the people who think we are. Channon and Chris were murdered. Read about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rmerritt1 Rachel Curtis Merritt

    Thank you for sharing this link. I am promoting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1267852773 Kathy Abercrombie Lynch

    Glenn Beck, thank you for covering this story. I do wish you had interviewed the parents.

  • Terry Newcomb

    how wonderful that this is being brought to the attention of the nation. Please realize that these families have been in court over 127 times with the original trials and the re-trials. I watched parts of the trials on TV but was grateful to be able to turn it off during some of the most graphic testimony. Their nightmares will never end after hearing all they have heard. They choose to remember and honor Chris & Channon with charity golf events and bike runs, not hate or starting riots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachael.conley.10 Rachael Conley

    Kudos to you Mr. Beck for covering this story.  I also live close to Knoxville and have watched our local coverage of this trial.  It has broke my heart to watch these families have to endure all these trials, only to have to go through them again.  Glenn Beck, you spoke the truth and said what we all feel and know.   Shame on these black leaders who only stir up trouble instead of trying to unite and bring peace.   Love & prayers to Christopher and Channon’s friends and families…I can not imagine their loss and heartbreak. 

  • Anonymous

    I would like to as President Obama a question.  He said he could see himself as Trayvon Martin as a young boy.  Does he also see himself as one of these monsters as well?  I am not a racist I was raised red, yellow, black and white we are all precious in his site.  But for the President to make comments like he has he’s just keeping the race card playing.  People of all color should STOP saying the N word.  If is so offensive why do black people use it?  Also black people have their own TV station BET if white people had a channel just for them OMG what would happen?  And I would like to ask Oprah why she lied about that sales person? 

  • Anonymous

    I also believe that George Zimmerman got away with murder!

  • Anonymous

    This story and all the other black-on-white HATE crimes committed that aren’t reported by the major news outlets who are trying to manipulate social issues are one to the reasons people are getting CCWs.  Don’t go down without a fight.  When attacked, take as many of these animals out as you can.  Save the good people of TN the cost of a trial.  I can only hope these 5 get some of that prison justice we keep hearing about.

  • Anonymous

    They were not trying to buy weed. Both of the victims tox screens came back negative for any drugs. Marijuana stays in your system for weeks so if they had been smoking at any time recently it would have shown up. This was a rumor started by the defense trying to discredit the victims. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jody.hays.3 Jody Hays

    Thank you Mr. Beck my family and I live in Knoxville TN and even though our local stations covered the story very well that was all that was done. This shatters all of our hearts more so when you have children of your own . I will admit that my views on religion are different than yours and your station but life should be valued and protected and moral values should be embraced or we fail as a people. thank you for the good work that you do. 

  • Sam

    I posted many notes about this incident on every conservative site I could find and I know I was far from the only one. Yet they say they never heard of this.  The people are either lying or stupid likely both.  I will bet if this had happened to a couple of black or Mexicans it would be all you would ever hear about for at least a year. It is just like the black man who was dragged. Because a major news story but who heard of the white man who had the same thing happen. You can’t even find news stories about it now.

    For the record I have a sharp knife and really want to skin each of these animals alive. The media and justice system will not even call this a hate crime. It was only the pro-white sites that kept the story alive or the lamestream media would buried it.

  • Anonymous

    Subject: Re: New comment posted on WATCH: Glenn shares the story of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

  • Ernest T Bass

    The truth is that heinous crimes are perpetrated in this country every day, and its nothing new. The whole Trayvon “outrage” is a bad joke. Self defense rights shouldn’t be questioned, no matter what color someone is. There are elements who would like nothing more than to have an all out race war in this country. People need to get their heads straight in America and pay attention to the issues that matter or there’s going to be real problems. We don’t know what hardship is in this country, almost all the people who knew anything about that are no longer with us. I shudder to think of what may have to occur to get some people’s heads out of their arses. I only hope its not already too late.

  • Anonymous

    Get your history correct. Lyndon B. Johnson signed the VOTING Rights Act as a punishment to the Southern states because they didn’t support him.

  • watchomouth trickslap

    that’s cauz yours look like boys. mexicans don’t even want those fat MFers

  • SignPainterGuy

    TIP   TIP TIP**   Christian / Newsom murders on Knoxville, TN **TIP TIP   TIP

    Michelle Malkin covered the story several times
    http://michellemalkin.com/?s=Christian+%2F+Newsom+murders+in+Knoxville%2C+TN

  • Anonymous

    If this is not a indication Of Pure Satanic Evil that exist through out the world today. I pray In the Name of the father Son and The Holy spirit that The Young Man and Woman are beside you Oh Holy Father in the Kingdom Of Heaven that you bless Both of the Families and their suffering and Loss.Amen

  • Anonymous

    Animals created by the evil one, and sorry to say our government. 50 years later, here we are.
    Pray for God to forgive us.
    The song says, teach your children well………….how’s that going.
    Article 5 is coming, TEA!
    Our so called leaders, rotten, rotten to the core.

  • Anonymous

    You guys got the cities, now what? And the one’s that fled, now what? Shame on us all.

  • Domi59

    @QueenBeeWorld, I don’t condone “race-bating” either, and neither do I believe it is a good look for a Christian to play judge and jury in the lives of human beings.  That is truly God’s job and God alone! Name calling and unforgiveness is a sin, what makes anyone else’s sins greater than your’s.  You clearly do not understand your Word (Bible) or you choose to draw your own conclusions regarding judging others and unforgiveness.   When people stop looking at race as the issue for the world’s problems, I know God will be smiling down on us; for He made us all in His image.  As for the Jackson’s and Channon and Chris’s story, what does one have to do with the other?  In case your wondering, I am a 54 yr old white lady!

  • Domi59

    @Jeanne Martin -Yes, people like you do keep racism alive every time you bring race into any issue and it becomes a debate about racism.  When people begin to see a man as a man and not as black or a white man the world will be a better place for sure.  No race is immune from committing heinous acts such as described in this story.  Over the course of history and this country, crimes have been committed that people like you or I could not even dream up in our worst nightmare.  All I’m saying is, I wish everyone was color blind and had to judge each individual on their own actions and character.

  • Domi59

    God bless you, and I am so sorry for the loss of these two young women who never had a chance to live their lives.  I am glad that you have our Lord to comfort you, and that you did not allow the actions of two people to make you bitter and hateful.  

  • Domi59

    I will join you in prayer at noon everyday.

  • Jen

    I agree with the horror that’s expressed for this poor couple, but I
    don’t understand why we can’t be horrified by all these atrocious
    crimes. The color of people’s skin shouldn’t mitigate our outrage at
    cruelty. Compassion should be color blind.

  • Anonymous

    I’m happy that we are bringing some light on this and that everyone needs justice. Reguardless even if this was or was “not” a hate crime, It is not right. I actually HATE the fact that he is bringing extra negative energy, we should focus on getting  justice for this couple , Travyon, or anyones loved ones who were taken away. I think its disgusting that he would portray that this case is more important or that this is a “True hate crime.” MAYBE , we should not worry if it was white nor black, or who had a more brutal death, and focus on the fact that murder happened to innocent people and those who murdered them should be away and locked behind bars. So instead of saying one is worse than the other, or if one is black or white, lets get them behind bars and stop bringing extra nonsense that creates fights because of different views, we should all focus on getting justice for those who are now passed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=694468566 Teresa Prevo

    Thank you Glen for bringing to light the suffering of this young couple before they were savagely murdered. God bless you and God bless those kids’ parents. 
    I tried to send a message to Oprah on facebook but naturally along with lots of other folks, I was blocked and messages deleted. This is the message that I was trying to send and paste on her wall. 

    Evil exists, skin color is irrelevant. This TRUTH should be openly admitted by Oprah as well as the rest of us. Please, stop making race and issue. Giving power to the word racism only keeps hatred alive. Oprah, with all of her inward awareness should know this. The reposts of this video of the young college students murdered in Knoxville is to show, evil people do evil things regardless of skin color. It would be nice to hear more folks, regardless of skin color to realize this and stop saying it is all about RACE. It isn’t. It is about HATE and HATE knows no color. HATE is an energy of it’s own and it knows no boundary.

  • Hiram

    Yet another instance where something like this happens and the media “conveniently” misses the story–just look up the Wichita Massacre, which is a similar case back in 2000 not covered with any seriousness by the media. Thank you Glenn for continuing to bring these things to light.

  • Anonymous

    Finally!

  • MrBillinTX

    I can tell you Mr Glen Beck why this murder story didn’t make a larger audience. It is because it was not sensational enough! It would have been sensational enough if it had been 4 white men and a white woman who had done this to the murdered couple or another couple of a different race! In other words, it wasn’t “newsworthy” enough!!! If black people murdering other black people isn’t news, why should black people murdering white people be news?!?!?! It is all the re3sult of the “social engineering” done by the US government beginning in the sixties! We are reaping what has been sown in the last 50+ years!
    Sheila Jackson Lee has the audacity to say that the reason young black men have guns is because they don’t have summer jobs! Maybe they don’t have jobs because they have guns! How did they get the guns” If an individual is under 18 years of age, he cannot legally purchase one!
    As a member of a jury 35 years ago I voted to convict a man who displayed a handgun during a robbery. His defense? He was only trying to get milk to feed his infant baby! Why didn’t he just SELL the handgun?!?!?!?

  • MrBillinTX

     Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson make their living race baiting! It used to be in this country that a jury verdict was sacrosanct!!! Now even the US Department of Justice doesn’t respect a jury verdict!
    Welcome to HELL America!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1559225237 Angela Buonavita

    I am from Knoxville and am now a HUGE Glen Beck fan! Thank you, Thank you Glen Beck!

  • Diamond Dave

    I read this story a few years ago– stumbled upon it.  Was never a national story.  I always wondered why.  Thank you, Glen, for finally bringing it to light to the rest of the nation.  There are parts you left out.  There were body parts cut off that I won’t mention here.

  • Diamond Dave

     You mean Eric Holder……the most corrupt attorney general in the office’s history (and I thought Janet Reno couldn’t be beat)…..

  • Diamond Dave

     It’s one of the most heinous crimes in our country’s history….but get’s almost zero coverage purely because of the skin color of the victims and that of the assailants.  No other reason.  Had it been the other way around, and whites had done this to blacks, it would have been on the front page of every newspaper, magazine, and the lead story of every online and on air news channel– for months.  Period.  Political correctness is destroying (has already destroyed) this country.

  • Diamond Dave

    Sorry, but you’re full of it.  Race is relevant in this story…because it was clearly a race-motivated hate crime.   They actually called the girl to come over after having already kidnapped the couple so she could join in the fun in torturing and killing white people.  Are we supposed to just read this story and pretend not to notice the motivation for the crime?  Your IQ is highly questionable.

  • Diamond Dave

     Actually, no, your IQ is not questionable, come to think of it…..

  • Anjana Dixon

    All murder is brutal and based on hate no matter what “special interest groups” say (and that includes Glenn Beck). But when things like this happen, there is a collective responsibility issue, the biggest of which is racial profiling. For example: If I go out to visit my friend that lives near the ghetto and my hair is in cornrows (as it is often), and an officer sees me driving my BMW, I will get pulled over and questioned even though I am a Dr. I have had guns put in my face by police officers twice with the trigger cocked for no reason. The problem is that we need to see beyond race, religion and any other illusory concepts and look at life as it is in reality. The reality is that these kids were victims of a hate crime just as much as a murdered black person, gay person, or non-christian abortion doctor. Life isn’t just black or white. But the media wants the divide. Why? 
     I see it and it saddens me because it makes life unnecessarily difficult. So, Black, white, gay or straight – there is no justifiable crime against anyone – it’s all hate.  I would like Glenn Beck to cover the brutal beatings, torture and murder of homosexual couples also – but he wont do it… 

    In closing I would like to say it would have been better for Mr. Beck to honor the names of Shannon Christian and Chris Newsom more respectfully instead of using their story as ammunition toward opposing sides. How pathetic to their memory is that? I don’t agree with any of them. Sharpton, Beck, Winfrey, or any jackass who is trying to polarize the media.

    And YES I live in Knoxville. 

  • Anjana Dixon

    Even though I am an atheist, I completely agree with you Domi59.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000733283088 Tonya Ann James-Smith

    6 Years later and finally some of the rest of the world hears about it!!! PLEASE don’t stop with this…PLEASE continue to demand an answer from OPRAH, FOX NEWS, NANCY GRACE, CNN, MSNBC…all the major networks who participated in the media BLACK-OUT…EVIL COMES IN ALL COLORS…THIS WAS A HATE CRIME…PERIOD! Still praying for the families of Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian…GOD BLESS YOU, Gary & Deena Christian and Hugh & Mary Newsom…MILLIONS OF US OUT HERE LOVE YOU ALL AND WE ARE STILL PRAYING…Always, Tonya (Indiana)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1701631841 Kim Marie Jones

    Amen!  Thank you for the apology and the media coverage. If the National media won’t talk about it, we will!  It is  the the most horrible hate crime that stays in my mind ever since it happened, and I am so thankful people are still pissed off. Prayers to the family members, Channon & Chris are happy in heaven, and may the scumbags that did this rot slowly in prison and burn slowly in Hell

  • Anonymous

    I was going to let this comment go, but decided to comment on your last entry to me…

    For the record, I don’t care if you’re white, black, green or purple; 24, 54 of 84, it won’t change my comment to you.

    You’re right that it isn’t a good look for a Christian to play judge and jury in the lives of people, and that is not my intent here.  I am merely exercising my right to free speech which everyone has in this country, for now anyway.

    Where is it written that name calling is a sin?  I understand God’s Word, and I learned it at an early age attending Parochial School.

    As far as people looking at race as an issue for the world’s problems, ma’am, you can thank Sharpton and Jackson for inciting racial strife in this country, and it escalated when Obama was running for office.  Did Sharpton or Jackson hold a conference after this story came out and tell their followers that what these five black wild beasts did was wrong?  Did they say that this kind of hate is unacceptable and will not be tolerated?  NO!  Not even Obama came forward like he did for his black professor friend or Trayvon Martin.  THAT’S what I have a problem with, and that’s how they relate to this horrific crime, and all crimes against white people.  They only come out and scream injustices when it’s a black person involved, whether guilty or innocent. 

    If you have a problem with what I say, then just go on and read the next comment because I will say whatever I want, whenever I want.  When I read most comments that go against my beliefs, I mostly go on to reading the next comment.  Is that hard for you to do?  I don’t use foul language, threaten anyone or use intense anger when I post, and nothing I have ever posted was deleted from any site I have commented on.

    As far as Christian ways, Ma’am, you are preaching to the choir.  If you want to preach the Christian way to others, I suggest you take it on the road to the Middle East where they’re torturing and beheading Christians and see how well received your words are there…

  • statman

    Well done Mr Beck.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/rita.o.cobb Rita Ownby Cobb

    thank you for covering this, and telling the truth, this was a hate crime over look because the victim’s were white. Where is the white mans voice? 

  • Anonymous

    I want to thank you Mr. Beck for telling the story of Channon & Chris. The people in the Knoxville, and surrounding area have been affected by this horrible crime. Our heart’s ache for the families. This was senseless and brutal crime that has shaken this entire community   

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001733218327 Biff Swanson

    wichita massacre was another one that was ignored by the media, and i have to say the circumstances were worse but the same as in it was black on white crime

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001733218327 Biff Swanson

    glenn you have to cover the wichita massacre, it was even worse and also a black on white crime

  • Anonymous

    I often wondered why this never made national news. It was definitely a hate crime. There were statements that came out during the investigation and trial that were so blatantly of a racial nature as to why these 5 African American people chose this couple. And Shannon’s father -  when the local media showed him on TV during the trial listening to the horrors that his daughter went through, he was rocking back and forth in his seat – you could see the anger! I was afraid he would have a heart attack. He and the other parents endured this twice! I’m sure going through it has taken years off their lives.  If Oprah, Al, and Jesse really want to call attention to the plight of black America, they need to be addressing the senseless crimes of black on black and the fear that causes many African Americans to not get involved to report or testify against one another.  Have you ever watch Maury or Jerry Springer? If we want a strong black American population, quit stirring up trouble with words and take your influence into neighborhoods to preach love one another.

  • Anonymous

    Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will never touch “the other side of the racial story”.  Both are bottom feeders of the worst kind.  Both criminals – Jackson blackmail’s corporations over racial matters – Sharpton tax evader.  All they care about is distorting racial matters trying to create more problems where there are none, getting on TV and photo ops.  They will never cover the three black students who beat up a white boy on the bus, nor the very sad case reported above.  This is a sick society now where the color of ones skin has to do with honest reporting. The MSM we have in this country now is so one sided – so full of misinformation or no information.  Anyone who listens to the MSM networks should take them with a grain of salt or no salt at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.gorczyca.5 Catherine Gorczyca

    Just watch this and it broke my freaking heart what the F— is wrong with people. my prayers goes out to the victims family! :’(, I dont even know these people but that is freaking hateful what they did to them. I pray to god they pay for what they done and then some.

  • Anonymous

    This story needs to get the same exposure as Trayvon Martin to show the hypocracy and the ‘evident’ battle between Good & Evil.  It is not lost on me that both their names contained the name of CHRIST~! Channon CHRIST’ian  and CHRIST ‘opher Newsome! They are sharing in the PEACE & GLORY of GOD together forever~! … But not before the BEAST used their bodies to steal Souls for eternity! Their Spirits are alive & living, but we cannot let their earthly lives be in Vain!  I had what I call a ‘Life at the brink of Death’ experience when I was just 22 years old…I am 60 now.  My life was changed forever.  I SAW the Garden of Eden and my FATHERS hand reaching for me.  I did not SEE CHRIST but I felt his aweome presence and felt his ‘ unconditional love’ !  Christ is our ABSOLUTION!  Death is our FREEDOM!  To the Families of both these ‘Children’  of God….do not fear Death and know your children are in a place that they do not want to leave! You will be reunited soon!  Your pain is ours also & The love between us ALL  is ETERNAL!  Their broken bodies will serve God in a Glorious Way I have no doubt!  God Bless us ALL!

  • citizen paul

    Shameful, shameful, shameful that this crime goes uncovered while Oprah’s dopey comments and purse whine get wall to wall coverage.  This story needs MORE media coverage, except I expect it will get the usual lieberal reaction.  Dump the murderers in a gator/crocodile/python filled pond in the Everglades and let God’s creatures at them. 

  • Jethro9

    so how much jailtime did these dirtbags get anyway?

  • Jethro9

    this will continue until white people standup and take action.

  • Jim Ridgell

    I was almost disappointed in the Fox network that they did not bring this trial out in front of the American people especially in the light of the Travon Martin case.  The liberal media will push race to the front page if they can sell more papers or get better ratings, but what about the hate crime when it’s black against white.  
    I hope the beating on the bus by the three black kids gets the same type of “Headline News” that the Martin case got.  I don’t see Robin Meade (Head line news) inviting the Newsom’s or Christian’s on her show.  What a hipacrit.  I use to like her show to.

  • Jim Ridgell

    I was almost disappointed in the Fox network
    that they did not bring this trial out in front of the American people
    especially in the light of the Travon Martin case.  The liberal media will
    push race to the front page if they can sell more papers or get better ratings,
    but what about the hate crime when it’s black against white.  
    I hope the beating
    on the bus by the three black kids gets the same type of “Headline
    News” that the Martin case got.  I don’t see Robin Meade (Head line
    news) inviting the Newsom’s or Christian’s on her show.  What a hypocrite.
     I use to like her show.  I hope Bill O-Reilly has the courage to stand up for the white minority. 

  • Jim Ridgell

    If America wants to get a clear definition of a HATE Crime or a violation of Civil Rights, then have them follow the Shannon Christian and Chris Newsom murder, rape, and torture trial, but the President of the United States “Son” and the Martin Family’s brothers and sisters.
    Our so called President doesn’t have the balls to even mention their names because he could not defend that, but somehow he would.  He is no better than the criminals that tortured, raped and murdered that innocent white couple. 
    He uses the presidential podium to offer is one sided opinions and comments only when it is a black person being on the wrong side of a gun.  Wake up Mr. President.  It’s your son’s that commit the majority of murder’s using a gun.  Oh I forgot, that is because they are from a race of people that have struggled.  What race hasn’t???????

  • Phil48

    Terrible..I live in london England and thankfully we don’t often see this sort of heinious crime but its a crime committed against humans by humans..therefore should surely recieve the same coverage…sadly we have the same hideous left wing liberal bias in our press especially the BBC which deems that any crime against the majority is not as important as a crime against any minority be they ethnic or gender…White Christians or Jews dont count as victims in todays world….we haven’t got long as a race if this continues!!…My heart goes out to the parents of those two children.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, thank you so much for doing the Christain/Newsom Murder story. FINALLY..SOMEONE in the media gets it! The locals couldn’t understand the “keeping it quiet”. I heard that at least one national tv show was going to do the story, but backed out because of the racial issue. Glenn, you did a wonderful job of telling it, but it doesn’t even make a dent in what the families went through. There has always been something that has bothered me. Eric Boyd wasn’t convicted of murder. During the trials of the other 4, it sure sounded like Eric was involved. He was supposed to be brought back to trial, but it never happened. Why not?  The nonsense that went on during the trials was unreal. The court catered to the murderers. The parents were even told not to show any emotion, or they would have to leave the courtroom. We know Channon’s Dad, and it was so painful to watch. We went to the funeral home for Channon. It was the saddest thing I’ve ever seen. Channon and Chris had such bright futures ahead of them. But some animals decided it wasn’t going to happen. This crime had hate written all over it. Those other “hate crime” stories don’t hold a candle to this one. If you don’t believe it, look up the details on the local stations of Knoxville, TN and see if it doesn’t tear at your heart. Thank you Glenn for being the voice for Channon, Christopher, and their families. Our local news did do a great job of covering the trials. But…what about Eric Boyd?

  • carolynrd

    Praise God that this finally got some coverage!! As I understand it, Channon Christian was from Louisiana…I LIVE in Louisiana…WHY??? WHY did those of us who live here NOT hear about this in the NATIONAL news?! She was one of us!! The first time I heard about this was when my younger brother posted about it on Facebook shortly after the Trayvon Martin shooting. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida!!! HE had heard about it but those of us in northeast Louisiana had NOT!! I can tell you that I would NOT want to visit Knoxville, TN after having heard this story. That’s not to say that the same couldn’t happen ANYWHERE else, but if the main stream media wouldn’t take this story after the local news people covered it in Knoxville, that SCARES ME. It would almost seem that Knoxville was made somewhat of a black hole or Bermuda triangle…you go there and you never come back and no one across the U.S.A. ever hears about how horribly you suffered and died there…that is IF you are WHITE, anyway. I believe the GOOD people of Knoxville are just as appalled by the story as I am…probably even more so since they call Knoxville home, but I don’t see how I could ever visit there and not be looking over my shoulder the whole time I was there.

  • Jesustheonlyway

     BOY!  You are one twisted mindless wreck!!

  • jcstill

    I’m finally weighing in as I cannot let this comment pass.

    This would have been more news worthy than a neighborhood watch shooting gone wrong in Florida!

    You are being quite NAIVE if you believe this would not have gone viral if these poor souls had been of color and victimized by a group of WHITE sadists.

    If the Media were any further to the left, it could kiss it’s own butt!
    Wake up!
    I admire your compassion and hopes for the future. My children are far more color blind than my parents. A trend I pray will continue and be fostered by caring individuals such as you, me and many others that have posted here and poured out there love and support for the families of these and many other victims.

    We still have a serious ignorance problem in the great USA. The truth is painful and rarely shared in open forum and certainly not on Network TV.
    It was newsworthy to report how Oprah was offended in a retail store.
    You are correct. The media did not think. It never does!!!
    It helps perpetuate the race issues and fuel the fire.

    As for me, I will keep my rose color glasses in my desk drawer and hope
    May God save us all

  • Juan

    American media and justice should be color blind, if you judge CRIME AS CRIME, nobody would be talking about hate crimes or racial tensions in your country, but well, I think that talking about race in the US matters for something

  • Juan

    I agree that the US has to learn in not involving race in almost everything wrong that happens in our lives, but when real racism happens we must to act

  • Juan

    “so we let down our guard and become a victim of the most violent race in America (Blacks).”

    the most violent race? you should see your history book 

  • Juan

    stormfront? look what kind of people visit this place, and now you complain when somebody call you racist

  • Juan

    nothing racist at all

  • Juan

    The story never made it to the media and the general public because the perpetrators were black, and a black criminal is NORMALIZED to the eyes of the american audience, no matter if the victim is white or black, people just say: “ohh, you see?, another black thug” and end of the history, Who talks about what is usual for many people? the black guy goes to the jail (because black criminals are really judged) and the life continues, so, if you want to see this more in media like CNN, NBA, ABC, or even FOX NEWS, why not ask about a colorblind media and judicial system?

  • Dennis

    I’ll tell why it’s not covered by the media, it’s because we all know in court the BLACK assailants will face justice and be given the sentences that are due to the crime.. simple. Why act like it’s the same law for everyone… when it’s plain to see it’s not… and by the way those guys should be put to death themselves in a horrible way.. 

  • Anonymous

    Lord God heal our land, no matter if someone is white, black, mexican, asian, indian, etc. No crime like this or anyother is acceptable. There are crimes all over the world that go unnoticed and I wish there was someway to cover all. We are all brothers and sisters in Gods eyes, and I love each and everyone of you. Despite this situation Trayvon Martins, or any other crime, lets not have hate in our hearts, but pray for the families who lost loved ones, and pray for the people who do these crimes. I am a african american female, and I have been raised around every race and I have always loved every single person. No matter what we do or say as human beings, God has the final judgement and his judgement, and punishment is best. But we need not to worry about what Gd has in store for the wrong doers, all we can do is live our lives and pray for this great country.   God bless everyone love you all.

  • Anonymous

    How is this story not news worthy? Are you kidding me?

  • Anonymous

    Please do everyone a favor and kill yourself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1229650881 Mike Allen

    it will here in Massachusetts !!

  • JennC33

    I think it is extremely tragic what happened to those two young people, but I don’t think there should be a comparison between cases. Nor should people be angry with Black leaders who have not covered this case. The difference in this case and the Trayvon Martin case though is that the suspects were sentenced immediately, where as Zimmerman was allowed to go free as if there was not a life taken. That is why the Jessie Jacksons and Al Sharptons were called. Martin’s family needed the support of those persons for what happened to their child to even be considered a crime. That is why members of that community were crying for justice to be served. At some point people have to stop trying to compare apples to oranges. 

  • JennC33

    Why are Jackson and Sharpton needed to respond to cases where the suspects were immediately detained and charged with crimes? Those children were immediately charged, Zimmerman was allowed to go free as if he hadn’t just killed a child. It was not until Martin’s family and other members of the community spoke out and rallied for support that the case began to receive greater media attention. 

  • Anonymous

    unsubscribe. PLEASE ROMOVE NOW… 3RD REQUEST!!!

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  • Domi59

    I guess I hit a nerve with QueenBeeWorld!  I did not use intense anger, foul language or threats to get my point across, and I didn’t use racial prejudice either.  

  • Domi59

    Dave, it’s people like you who can’t articulate without putting people down that makes these debates worthless.  I have a college degree, with a 3.89 GPA.

  • Domi59

    My post was the “media didn’t think it was news worth” I never said I didn’t think it was news worth.  I was agreeing that the media is race baits! 

  • Domi59

    My post was, “the media didn’t think it was news worth” I never said, I didn’t think it was news worthy.  I was agreeing that the media race baits! 

  • David Baxter

    Sorry People hate crimes only happen when a white kills a black person,, If you do not believe this,, Just ask Oprah Winfrey,,, Jessie Jackson or Al Sharpton.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.taylor.5036 Tom Taylor

    As usual, Glenn Beck is completely misrepresenting a tragic event, just to push his hateful agenda.  There is absolutely no evidence indicating that Christopher Newsom, Jr. and Channon Christian were the victims of a racially-motivated crime.  To the contrary, all of the murderers socialized, dated, and were friends with white people.  
    As to the “liberal” media not covering this story, the fact of the matter is that the crime was solved very quickly, and the perpetrators were taken into custody.  If Zimmerman had been charged with a crime immediately, instead of being sent home after murdering a teenager, nobody in the media would have bothered to cover that story, either.  

  • Anonymous

    I contacted Fox about this during the retrials.  Didn’t not get anywhere, but my dad watched it on the TRU which use to be Court TV during the original trial.  This happened about 40 miles from me.  As a mom to a young girl it just makes me want to puk!  Thanks for finally putting this national!.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Grande/1085124642 Julie Grande

    This was terrible makes me want to take all my children and run to some isolated Island far away from society. Sick DEMONS walk this earth and no one is safe anymore 

  • Anonymous

    God Bless you for doing what all the other media refused to do !  This is and has been news worth reporting !  Finally some hard working american journalism.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.corniel Nancy Corniel-Espinal

    Let put aside RACE!! Regardless these poor people that died so horribly by the hands of animals but this happens everyday & it does not get put out there for us to hear! This is ONE of many similar cases that happen in the GOOD OLE AMERICA! SO SAD!!! 

  • Berf

    God Bless You Natililia – All we can do is leave everything to God and let him separate the wheat from the chafe.  I truly believe we are living in the last days.  God did say the last days will be like the days of Noah, a world full of violence.  All we can do is rely on him and await for HIS return to take us home.  We are all created in God’s image and we all are his children.  Just like the children’s hymn “Jesus loves his little children.  All the children of the world.. Red, Yellow, Black or White they are PRECIOUS to his site.  Jesus loves the little children of the world.  All we can Natilia is pray for a healing in this nation and pray that Jesus return quicker  LOL..  God Bless

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I was raised to not see the color of ones skin but this is a hate crime. These people looked at revenge on a white couple. A couple that never did anything to them but being at the wrong place at the wrong time. I am proud you are standing up for the truth. I am a proud American.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.clabo.1 John Clabo

    It’s unbearably sickening that this never got into the news….I’m from Knoxville Tennessee (where this happened) and this was HUGE news here from a while! 
    I’m beyond glad that you guys are giving this poor family some publicity. Their story should have been told all over the country…instead….well you know how it played out. 
    God bless you Glenn!
    ~John Clabo of Knoxville 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000154488375 Maria Skorski

      THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! 
    As a local, I am so grateful for you covering this story!!!!  
    Many need to know about this and we the locals have been trying for years to be heard!!!!
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!  
    Our Local New had tried to get it out to the main NBC CBS ABC news and
    were unable to get ANYONE to cover it.  It was most definitely like
    someone was trying to block it from getting out.

  • SF manluver

     Hey stupid, when some six foot one inch thug, returning home with his supplies to make “lean” attacks a “creepy ass cracka”, and gets shot for it, he deserved it. Fuck you.

  • SF manluver

     Hey stupid, when some six foot one inch thug, returning home with his supplies to make “lean” attacks a “creepy ass cracka”, and gets shot for it, he deserved it.

  • SF manluver

     Hey stupid, when some six foot one inch thug, returning home with his supplies to make “lean” attacks a “creepy ass cracka”, and gets shot for it, he deserved it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1571874790 Julia Kearin Lovins

    Wow this was really down played !  People need to hear and read the DETAILS of this crime.  Chris’s penis was butchered Chanonn’s breasts were cut off.  These horrible acts were done while they were still alive !  Talk about hate crime !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1808836674 Duhnelle Essary

    Go plaster this all over Oprah’s wall! I just did. FRY these monsters

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1808836674 Duhnelle Essary

    I mean post this link to the story of these precious souls RIP

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1568545911 Dan Shaw

    Mainstream media is the corporate whore / viral disease of the United States and MUST BE STOMPED OUT !  People, incidents similar to this are and have been happening for a LONG TIME NOW  ! Im sorry for the caps, but I’m throughly sick to death of mainstream media’s hypocrisy and obvious politicking of the information it twists, ommits, and blantantly lies about these days for personal gain !  Please, please  GOOGLE   blackracehatred   or simply type into your Youtube search box   “black racists”  “black on white violence” , ect….  Whites are being murdered, tortured, raped, robbed, and beaten to death all accross this country on a regular basis and the sick, degenerate, gross hypocrisy of the african american communities on issies like Treyvon Martin and the like are beyond insanity

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000187302179 Marilyn Griffey

    Thank you for covering this story, we also live in Knoxville, TN and have been appalled at the lack of coverage and concern for this terrible murder of two beautiful young people. That were so horrifically raped, tortured and lastly murdered. There was NO NEWS CREWS from any of the large networks, no one cared except the local news media. We have watched these loving families suffer through the first set of trials for these barbarians and then because there was a judge that was disbarred because he had a drug addiction and was buying and using drugs during the trial, so these families had to sit through trials again….I cannot image how these young people suffered or how their families have suffered since that terrible winter night in 2007, I have seen Mr. Christian sit in the court room and rock back and forth, and my heart breaks for him, his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Newsom. I do not know them personally, but I pray that someday they can find some peace. Maybe you covering this story can start a healing process and they can get this story covered by all the major networks. I’m sure OWN will never touch it, but maybe someday some of the other networks that like to honor Jesse Jackson and al Sharpton will get the courage to cover a REAL CRIME! Not just a story about a poor boy raised in the hood, that can’t help the bad things he does.  Mr. Christian said it best “wake up America” before it’s your child…

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Glenn.  I couldn’t believe this had happened and hadn’t heard of this until an email was sent to me. Not wanting to believe that such a horrific crime had happened I looked up truth or fiction and found that indeed this was truth. My heart goes out to the victims and their families.  I as others wonder where the Reverend Shapton’s outrage is as well as comment from our President and others, ie even Colin Powell.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Glen Beck for covering this horrific story.  There’s stories like this everyday that we don’t hear about.   I’m surprised Nancy Grace did not cover this story.
    What’s real scary is that there were 5 murder’s involved!  Not one of them said, Hey wait a minute, this is wrong, let them go.  They were torchured over and over again.  You think one of them would not have the evilness and hate to kill these innocent kids!

  • Heimdalls Henchman

    MR. Beck,if you think the knoxville massacre pulls at your heart strings look up the Wichita massacre…
    The Carr brothers, 22-year-old Reginald and 20-year-old Jonathan, already had lengthy criminal records when they began their spree.[4] On December 8, 2000, having recently arrived in Wichita, they committed armed robbery against 23-year-old assistant baseball coach, Andrew Schreiber. Three days later, they shot and mortally wounded 55-year-old cellist and librarian, Ann Walenta, as she tried to escape from them in her car; she died three days later.Their crime spree culminated on December 14, when they invaded a home and subjected five young men and women to robbery, sexual abuse, and murder. The brothers broke into a house chosen nearly at random where Brad Heyka, Heather Muller, Aaron Sander, Jason Befort and his girlfriend, a young woman identified as ‘H.G.’, all in their twenties, were spending the night. They initially scoured the house for valuables. In a much-remarked point of tragedy, H.G. learned of Befort’s intent to propose marriage when the Carrs, by chance, discovered the engagement ring hidden in a can of popcorn. After the search, the Carrs forced their hostages to strip naked, bound and detained them, and subjected them to various forms of sexual humiliation, including rape and oral sex.[4] They also forced the men to engage in sexual acts with the women, and the women with each other. They then drove the victims to ATMsto empty their bank accounts, before finally taking them to a snowy deserted soccer complex on the outskirts of town and shooting them execution-style in the backs of their heads, leaving them for dead. The Carr brothers then drove Befort’s truck over the bodies.They returned to the house to ransack it for more valuables, and in the process killed Nikki, H.G.’s muzzled dog. H.G. survived because her metal barrette deflected the bullet, and ran naked for more than a mile in freezing weather to report the attack and seekmedical attention.The Carr brothers, who took few precautions, were captured by the police the next day, and Reginald was identified by Schreiber and the dying Walenta. The District Attorney stated that the Carrs’ motive was robbery.this is only half the story…

  • Anonymous

    Im disgusted that all the news coverage over a thug that our president claimed could of been him. Yet not a peep about the other group of monsters that could of been him.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you very much for covering this-even though it was so very difficult to watch and hear.  My heart goes out to the victims’ families.  The devil is running rampant in this world and unless we all hit our knees and pray, nothing is going to change.  God bless you for what you do–prayers for you and your family.  

  • LongBeacher

     You are a jerk.  I hope your kids wind up like the kids in this story.

  • Hlphmnt

    I don’t understand your comment about drugs as a motive. The defendants’ statements to police didn’t include that, they said it was to steal a car. Of course none of it could make sense, but even when serial killers are prosecuted there is usually an elaboration on the motive. Sorry for the questions, but since I learned about this I’ve been unable to stop thinking of the precious lives taken. I want them to have justice and for nothing this evil and senseless to happen to anyone again.

  • Nicole

    I am black and that was terrible what happened to those white people!!!!!!!!!

  • Nicole

    I wish the world stop with the racial tension …I just cried listening to that story I AM BLACK! and yes that was the “WHITE EMMETT TILL STORY”

  • Kenneth DeWit Jr

    To comment on THIS OUTRIGHT “HATE CRIME” by these FIVE MONGRLS IS MORE THAN I CAN BEAR! THESE MONGRELS WILL GET WHAT IS COMING TO THEM! GOD WILL SEE TO IT!

  • Kenneth DeWit Jr

    Your getting REPORTED RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!!!!!!!

  • Kenneth DeWit Jr

    Guess I missunderstood what you meant! SORRY

  • Kenneth DeWit Jr

    What the hell was this about if not race?!!!!!!!

  • Ynara Belle

    I don’t buy into your bullshit Mr. Beck! This was NO “HATE” crime! At least not in the sense you have TRIED to pitch it! Were and are the disgusting beasts that raped, assaulted and murdered these two beautiful young adults full of hate and evil! ABSOLUTELY! But I would not go so far to say and you have not provided ANY evidence to support this being a “hate” crime…. is there anywhere or at anytime didn’t these subhuman waste of oxygen say or use racial slurs or express there disgust for them because the were “white”….. NO, not in anything I’ve seen! So lets stop with the ridiculous “hate crime” bull and focus on what is real and what matters! Channon and Christopher didn’t get enough media attention but that can’t be changed now! Let’s DO something CONSTRUCTIVE and STOP these monsters from using holes in the system to reduce or overturn their well deserved sentences! Anything other than that and you are simply adding insult to injury where the memories of Channon and Christopher are concerned! So give it a rest!

  • Bob’O

    I read about this story years ago. Of course it was on an alternative News website. Since then, I usually think about it at least once a day, and I am not kidding. It has been buried because of the reverse racism that exists in The United States of America.
    Think about it for just a minute. Everyone know’s Trevon Martin’s case, and I am sorry that the young man lost his life, but hardly anyone knows about Channon and Christopher, and what they both went through. Martin had it easy compared to them. Do you see the double standard here? It’s insanity, and this insanity will eventually be answered for.
    Glen, I love you bro, but many of us don’t want to wait around for your god to maybe punish the animals that did this. I myself hope that those in prison with them will put the animals through the exact same thing. That includes the black female as well. Course, there are good and bad in all races, but we can’t ignore the hypocrisy of the media because the victims are white though.
    If I were the parents, I would pay to have them all executed and would care less about the consequences because by then I would have completely lost all hope for humanity. If there is a GOD, God bless the victims families. I can’t even imagine what they have been going through because of this hate crime tragedy.

  • Bob’O

    Oh, Somebody should spread this story all over Facebook. Fakebook is not my cup of tea.

  • ann mallon

    Why it is obvious it was a hate crime is the pure hate and violence that was involved in the crime, and they wanted to make them suffer. The biggest evidence is the fact they put Channons body in a bin, and then put her in rubbish bags and tossed her aside like rubbish..I don’t understand why no one has picked up on this..Whenever there is a row over race white people are always called ‘White trash’. Also they never stole anything from the couple and why would they have so much hate for complete strangers who had done nothing to them.Ophra Winfrey makes me sick and she causes so much racial tension as does Doreen Lawrence does in England and they go on about how they are treated when they have been given everything and still they go on..Channon was a virgin and this has upset me even more than before and you can tell she didn’t have a rascist bone in her body or her parents

  • ann mallon

    Why it is obvious it was a hate crime is the pure hate and violence that was involved in the crime, and they wanted to make them suffer. The biggest evidence is the fact they put Channons body in a bin, and then put her in rubbish bags and tossed her aside like rubbish..I don’t understand why no one has picked up on this..Whenever there is a row over race white people are always called ‘White trash’. Also they never stole anything from the couple and why would they have so much hate for complete strangers who had done nothing to them.Ophra Winfrey makes me sick and she causes so much racial tension as does Doreen Lawrence does in England and they go on about how they are treated when they have been given everything and still they go on..Channon was a virgin and this has upset me even more than before and you can tell she didn’t have a rascist bone in her body or her parents

  • James Street

    Texas would have executed all of them by now. Including that nasty woman.

  • Linman Icebird

    I like Glenn more than any other media person.But I wish he was less zionist minded, because I do hold an opinion that mass media, movies, tv and interest groups are zionist run and financed. Probably because Christian Ethics and Morals originate from Christ’s “Amendments” to that previous thought or law. And not anything else.