UPDATE: After initially declining to come on the show, Grover Norquist has now said he will come on 'The Glenn Beck Program'. Glenn is taking down the paywall and opening up TheBlaze TV to anyone who wants to watch - online or on your mobile device - for free at 5pm ET.
Glenn's producers invited Grover Norquist onto the TV show to address claims made by Frank Gaffney that Norquist had acted as an "agent of influence" on behalf of Islamist groups. After several days of back and forth, Grover's team sent an email saying that he would not appear on TheBlaze TV.
Glenn read the email on air:
Here's the email Glenn's producers got from Grover's team:
No conservative should have to pay Glenn Beck to hear a grown up response to Frank Gaffney’s nonsense.
Two weeks ago, March 11, Glenn had Frank Gaffney on his radio show for a lengthy interview in front of an audience of seven million Americans. Uncritically accepting Gaffney's ten to fifteen year old nonsense, Glenn kept saying Grover was a “dangerous” and “bad” man.
On the free public airwaves in front of seven million people, Glenn repeated Gaffney’s long discredited nonsense over the course of several shows. Never checking anything. Never reaching out to us for a reality check.
And then, after repeating stuff from Gaffney over and over on the public airwaves, you invite Grover to a paid, subscription-on
If you are now interested in the facts that dozens of reporters and most conservative leaders already know, the best way to proceed would be to hash through Gaffney’s attacks in front of the audience where Glenn gave Gaffney plenty of time to present them.
If you are serious about fact checking Gaffney’s material, contact me to find a time to do something on the radio show, the same venue where Gaffney told his conspiracy theory.