While in New York City this week, Glenn got to meet with a number of strange bedfellows, including Arianna Huffington. He posted a picture of their meeting on Facebook this morning. Needless to say, some people weren't exactly thrilled at the idea that the founder of TheBlaze and the founder of The Huffington Post meeting.
Glenn wrote on Facebook:
It has been a wild week. Trying to reach out and find those who might see war and fascism on the horizon and are willing to stand together on principles.
I had a great conversation with Arianna Huffington this week. She sees trouble as well and is humble enough to self examine what her group is doing just as we at TheBlaze are doing as well.
Here's the first comment:
It reads: "Beck hanging w Huffington like she is not part of the problem....I'm losing faith in you Beck."
Here's what Glenn had to say in response:
We can either reach out and try to build a bridge on things like standing against fascism and Isis or we can stand alone and lose.
I know this is highly controversial, but I have prayed a long time on this.
We must come together. Not with everyone and certainly not on everything. Arianna Huffinton and I disagree on a TON. However, can we come together on one or two points and make a difference?
By reaching out to people like her and giving "us" a human face, could we maybe reduce some of the ignorant hatred aimed at the tea party people?
Maybe, maybe not. I know this. They don't know people like us. They need to.
What happens from here? I don't know. I will not compromise my principles but I will reach out the hand of friendship.
You know how I feel about John Boehner, he is a progressive. I am not.
Working with people is not bad, becoming what you fight against is.