On his radio show today, Fox News host Glenn Beck praised the victory of Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R-MA), complaining that the media called the race too early because he wanted to better “savor” the moment. But Beck quickly pivoted to attacking Brown for an awkward joke he made during his acceptance speech last night. After introducing his daughters to the crowd, Brown said “just in case anybody throughout the country” was wondering, “yes, they’re both available.” Beck was outraged by Brown’s comments, implying that the new Republican senator may be a sexual predator capable of killing young women:
BECK: I want a chastity belt on this man, I want his every move watched in Washington. I don’t trust this guy. No, I’m just telling you. … This one could end with a dead intern. This one could end with a dead intern.Listen here:
COHOST: Dead intern? I’m not sure I’d go that far.
BECK: I’m just saying it could end with a dead intern. … I’m just saying: Congratulations, now let’s monitor him. Let’s put an ankle bracelet on him. Let’s just know where he is at all times.
COHOST: You’re raining on the parade. We needed 10 minutes of celebration and you are a non-stop rain cloud.
BECK: Okay, we’ll get to the celebration now — if that’s what you think is appropriate.
Yesterday on his TV show, Beck conceded, “I don’t trust Scott Brown.” He explained his wariness: “[Brown] posed naked in Cosmopolitan magazine back in 1982. I mean — really? I question the judgment of man who thinks anyone wants to see the male body naked: 100 percent of Americans agree naked males should never, ever be seen — ever.”
I know he was joking (at least I think so, he does go on about it for a while in the actual clip) but can you imagine if Olbermann said that? wtf