MSNBC's Ed Schultz decided to use Glenn's illness to push the progressive agenda of universal healthcare. Nothing shocking. After all, they "never let a crisis go to waste". But Glenn decided to reach out to Ed using his new 'Facebook Mentions' app, an iOS app that lets him respond directly to fans (and critics) on Facebook. Ed probably wasn't expecting this kind of response.
Ed Schultz wrote: "Glenn Beck's illness underscores the need for universal health care."
And here's Glenn's response:
Sorry Ed, it was a private center doing ground breaking work for VETS ----that the va won't pay for ---- that helped heal me.
It is private people like me that are gladly funding the research because we feel it is our honor to serve and our responsibility to CHOOSE to serve our fellow men.
Talk with the doctors or better yet the patients I sat with in the therapy rooms. They will tell you all about public health and the VA.
If private care like this were not available many like me and much worse may be dead. Private charity and private clinics pave the way on experimental treatment.
It is a rich blessing to us all that we live in a country where we can live side by side and so vehemently disagree and yet still be able to treat the other with respect.
We all have different paths and belief but you can take the public route and I will choose private. It is only when I would force you to take my route that one should cry foul. Of course that works in the other direction as well.
May God bless you and your team.
Yep, Glenn just turned the internet troll upside down from anonymous hater to public lover (Editor's note: That sounded less gross in my head, just go with me here).
Fans on Ed's Facebook page enjoyed Glenn's response: