Its no secret that the American media is not a huge fan of Glenn, so it should come as no surprise that the leftist websites, newspapers, and blogs have jumped all over Glenn’s trip to Israel.
In particular, Glenn and his pro-Israel stance has intrigued The Huffington Post. This week the website published two articles questioning the legitimacy of Glenn’s support for Israel as well as his speech to the Knesset.
The first article was a blog posted by Huffington Post writer Ami Kaufman, who attended Glenn’s speech to Knesset on Monday. The blog, “Glenn Beck in Israeli Parliament: 'The West and Israel are Being Set Up,'” discusses the “Glenn Beck circus” Kaufman experienced while a member of the gallery.
In between his analysis of the “rock concert” atmosphere “complete with pushing and shoving” and the “biggest love fest” he has ever seen, Kaufman described this chance encounter with Glenn.
“And this guy [Kaufman] apparently said he was ‑‑ he came into a room where he was not supposed to be,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I don't remember him, but I was typing on my laptop.”
In the article, Kaufman writes, “It was me and Glenn Beck. Beck gave me a quick glance and kept on typing on his laptop. It was kind of odd to see the man I knew from TV, that loud uber theoretical guy sitting quietly immersed in his work. I decided to wait a few minutes until he stopped typing and then address him. I had a few questions prepared specifically about his Caliphate theory. But just as he opened a can of zero, another aide charged in and told me that I was in the wrong room.”
To which Glenn responded, “Oh, I wish he would have asked.”
Kaufman obviously did not enjoy “Beck’s sermon” (as he described it), and fellow writer MJ Rosenberg has also taken issue with Glenn’s support of Israel.
In his article, “Glenn Beck Defiles the Holy Land,” that appeared on The Huffington Post website, Rosenberg asserts that the Israeli’s should not welcome Glenn because Glenn is actually an anti-Semite.
Rosenberg warns the Israeli people and government that they need to “understand what Glenn Beck is trying to do. He [Beck] is trying to using them [Israel] as a disinfectant to cleanse him of the stink of anti-Semitism, racism, and pro-fascism.”
These two articles are yet another example of how threatened the left feels by the platform Glenn has provided to the people of Israel and the awareness he is raising.
“It's unbelievable,” Glenn said in response to Rosenberg’s article. “It just shows how desperate they are.”