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ESPN on ESPN Crime: How Is Frustration With Protestors the 'Height of Privilege'?

Two ESPN personalities have created quite a stir over their public comments reacting to Trump's executive order on immigration.

It all started when ESPN anchor Sage Steele posted a complaint on Instagram about being inconvenienced by protesters at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Radio host Dan Le Batard let loose on his fellow ESPN personality, calling her comments the "height of privilege." Steele later went on Twitter to defend herself.

Glenn shared his reaction on radio Wednesday, contemplating how he would feel if he were in Steele's shoes.

"You've just wrecked my life for the weekend. Thank you," he said. "There's no way I would have ever called myself a Tea Partier or stood with them if they would have been destroying my life."

Read the transcript below for more.

GLENN: Glad you're here. From Los Angeles, the Glenn Beck Program.

Two days after the NBA countdown anchor Sage Steele -- do you guys know who this is?

STU: Yeah, she's awesome.

GLENN: Okay.

Posted a complaint on Instagram about being inconvenienced by protesters at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Well, radio host, Dan Le Batard --

STU: Le Batard, I believe.

GLENN: Le Batard. Let loose on his fellow ESPN personality. He is of Cuban heritage, who went on ESPN radio and ripped into Steele, calling her comments the height of privilege.

I, as the son of exiles look at this, and I'm like, "What the hell are you talking about?" Because what she said was, "I was inconvenienced by the protesters." That's the height of privilege.

And so once you start opening that portal, you get to ESPN on ESPN crime.

Steele's controversial post was a picture of the crowds gathered outside of LAX, to protest Donald Trump's travel ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. It was accompanied by a caption that began, "So this is why thousands of us dragged luggage nearly 2 miles to get to LAX, but still missed our flights."

She went on later, on Twitter, to defend herself.

Now, let me tell you something. I've never understood this. Why are you making the people who might support you miserable?

JEFFY: Thank you.

GLENN: I don't understand that. You make me miss my flight. You make me drag my luggage for 2 miles.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: You make me -- so I can't get an Uber. I can't get anything.

JEFFY: Block traffic.

GLENN: You block traffic. How am I supposed to line up with you? Oh, yeah, I want to line up with those people who were just punching me in the face.

PAT: It doesn't make any sense.

JEFFY: It makes zero sense.

GLENN: Makes no sense.

PAT: It's a big tactic of protests. I remember when SEIU did that. They came to Houston.

JEFFY: Oh, yeah, with the garbage trucks. Yes!

PAT: Yeah, when they were having a janitorial dispute from the downtown janitorial association or whatever it was. And they would dump garbage in the intersections of all the main streets and screw up traffic for miles. And you're like, what -- how that helping? Why are you doing that? That's going to make me be on your side now.

JEFFY: Not a chance.

PAT: No!

STU: So weird. So weird.

PAT: Bizarre. Really bizarre.

GLENN: Does anybody understand that thinking? Because I don't --

STU: Well, if you protest in a field where no one sees you or maybe just notices a crowd, it doesn't really affect their consciousness.

JEFFY: Right.

STU: I think their thought is, if you really disrupt their day, you're going to have no choice, but to think about their strife.

PAT: I'm going to think about it in a bad way though.

GLENN: I am too.

STU: I am too.

PAT: You screwed me up. That doesn't help you.

GLENN: No.

Because especially in California -- you would think with California that, you know, there would be a lot of people that are on your side going to LAX. Absolutely. I agree with you 110 percent.

I don't -- if I've dragged my luggage 2 miles and I missed my flight, I come out and I am enraged by these guys.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: The Tea Party would have done that and made my life a living hell, I would be out front of those guys, all the time going, "What the hell is wrong with you guys? I agree with you. Are you insane?"

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: "You've just wrecked my life for the weekend. Thank you."

There's no way I would have ever called myself a Tea Partier or stood with them if they would have been destroying my life.

STU: Glenn, what you're saying right now is the height of privilege.

JEFFY: Right.

STU: I will say.

GLENN: Right. Right.

And, you know what, there's nothing wrong with -- with enjoying the life that we all lead. And that is, not having an inconvenient airport.

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