One of Glenn's tweets during last night's GOP debate raised a few eyebrows, including CNN's Jake Tapper. Glenn's honest assessment of Rubio's performance --- 'Rubio is killing it' --- threw Tapper for a loop, prompting him to tweet 'Interesting; Beck is a major Cruz supporter.' In turn Glenn tweeted back, 'Not "interesting Jake, just honest."'
The sequence of tweets went like this:
Rubio is killing it.#gopdebate— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) February 26, 2016
Interesting; Beck is a major Cruz supporter https://t.co/urpGHSi1Uz— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 26, 2016
Not "interesting Jake, just honest". I think Cruz has set major lie traps for Trump. Now will you guys expose them? https://t.co/OP1ZeR7Elx— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) February 26, 2016
Why Is Telling the Truth Shocking?
Apparently there is so much dishonesty in the media, it's actually a story if someone tells the truth. Not only did Jake Tapper comment on Glenn's tweet, but The Hill and Politico ran stories as well.
"He had a great night," Glenn said Friday on The Glenn Beck Program. "And how come I can't say that?"
Glenn went on to share his perspective on both Rubio's and Cruz's debate performances.
“I personally put them as a tie for first,” Glenn said. “One appealed to your heart. One appealed to your head. Cruz was much better on substance. Rubio was much better on zingers. It felt good to watch Marco Rubio. But it was good --- I mean, it was real substantive. And that's not taking anything away from Marco Rubio because he had some good substantive stuff. But he was better at zingers. Cruz was better at substance.”
Cruz Welcomes Rubio Joining the Fight
Cruz also answered honestly to Jake Tapper's post-debate question about Glenn's tweet.
“Listen, I actually agree Marco did a good job tonight,” Cruz responded. “He did something tonight that he's never done, which he actually for the first time took on Donald Trump. And I'm glad he did. Listen, Marco is not my enemy. Marco and I are friends. Marco and I would both make a much better candidate and a much better president than would Donald.”
Cruz's honest answer wasn't lost on co-host Stu Burguiere.
“It doesn't benefit him to say that Marco Rubio would be a competent president. But he said that he would be a much better president than Donald Trump because he's being freaking honest. The same thing you want out of a talk show host, you should at least require that much out of your president,” Stu said.
Common Sense Bottom Line
The real story here is the media finds honesty shocking and worthy of coverage.
“The media just doesn't get it. Just doesn't get it. I tweeted back to Jake Tapper immediately. It's not interesting. It's just honest. That's it.” Glenn said.
Featured Image: Republican presidential candidates Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stand on stage for the Republican National Committee Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music Opera House on February 25, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The candidates are meeting for the last Republican debate before the Super Tuesday primaries on March 1. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)