During an appearance on Piers Morgan Live on Tuesday, Barbara Walters made a fascinatingly candid remark – seemingly in spite of her better judgment:
WALTERS: He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah. And the whole Obamacare, or whatever you want to call it, that Affordable Health Act, it just hasn’t worked for him, and he’s stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more.
“This is nuts. This is Barbara Walters – a supposed revered journalist – who actually goes on T.V. and admits [they] thought that this President… was the messiah,” Glenn said exasperatedly on radio this morning. “That's amazing. We said that all along: They think this guy is God.”
While Walters seems to have realized the controversy in her remarks, Glenn did not appreciate her qualifier that she probably shouldn’t be making such statements around Christmastime.
“‘I shouldn't say this at Christmastime.’ You shouldn't say anytime that somebody you're voting for as president of the United States might be the messiah,” Glenn explained.
“Unless you're voting for Jesus,” Pat clarified. “If he's running, then go ahead and say it… [but] I'm pretty sure not. He didn't seem to be here for political purposes.”
When you consider how the Obama Administration has treated journalists from Fox News to the Associated Press to CBS, one has to wonder why anyone in the industry has any respect for this guy anymore.
“She says: We expected more. Well, no kidding. But how long did it take you to get there,” Glenn asked. “Listen, they are putting your friends in jail. They are intimidating your friends and fellow journalists. You know this is wrong. They won't let you take a single picture of the man. It's all being done internally now. And yet you continue to take it. That wasn't enough.”
“You have a federal judge yesterday ordering the Administration to disclose documents it's trying to keep hidden. Where's the press on this one? What are the federal documents? How are they spending our foreign aid,” he continued. “Now, think of this. She said we thought he was going to be the messiah. This guy campaigned on being transparent. He said enough of the secrets. I believe he said that for the first year that we already are the most transparent in the history of the country. It's craziness and the press allows him to get away with it.”
Stu couldn’t help but question why anyone really ever believed this man would be any type of savior given his track record. But, as Glenn explained, in the progressive world, the ends justify the means.
“Why did they expect more? I'm curious why they expected more because people like [them] gave him a pass over every single issue,” Stu said. “[They] let him lie and jam these lies down the throats of American people.”
“She's not having a problem with the lies. She has a problem that it didn't work,” Glenn explained. “Ends justify the means. They don't have a problem with the lie.”
Glenn was clear that, ultimately, truth will always prevail, and when the world comes crashing down, the only ones left standing will be those who are rooted in principle.
“All you have to do is just tell the truth. Two plus two equals four. Lies do matter. Always tell the truth. Water will make you wet. Fire will burn you,” Glenn concluded. “It's getting so crazy that when the world comes flying apart, it is going to look for people that just know the basic principles.”
Hear Walters’ entire logic in the clip below (courtesy of NewsBusters):
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