Here, Glenn Beck caught in a lie. Pretty interesting the stuff he says later on in the video too about himself not being an investigative reporter, but simply a commentator:
Here is another Glenn Beck lie. He says: "I checked. We have never had a president sworn into office without a Bible.” Well, if Glenn Beck DID actually check his facts, he would have found out this:
- John Quincy Adams did not use a Bible, instead he used a law book.
- Teddy Roosevelt did not use a Bible.
- Franklin Pierce used a law book, not the Bible.
- Lyndon B. Johnson used a Catholic missal.
- Calvin Coolidge and John F. Kennedy both had Bibles nearby, but did not officially swear on them.
Another Glenn Beck lie:
PolitiFact | Glenn Beck claims science czar John Holdren proposed forced abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population
Another Glenn Beck lie. In this story, he "reports" of a bombing incident just north of Seattle that knocked down a radio tower. He says he knows the bombing happened because "he was there". Well, the truth is there was no bombing, no explosives involved. It was a radical left-wing group that used an excavator to topple the tower.
The video (his lie is about halfway through)
The real story:
ktvb Linktown Skyscraper
And a quote from that article: "What they used was a machine called an excavator, it has a front arm off the front end of the machine. They stole it out of the yard," Andy Skotdal, president and general manager of KRKO. "They went and attached it to the tower and pushed one of them over and pulled the other one down."
And for fun, one more. This I guess could be a mistake, or not. Maybe it just shows how Beck and his staff do not research facts before airing stories:
PolitiFact | Glenn Beck, on anchor babies, claims U.S. is only country with automatic citizenship upon birth
So there you have it. 5 different lies by Glenn Beck. There are plenty more out there too.