Video: Beck, Michelle Malkin go toe to toe over Massa interview

posted at 12:10 pm on March 9, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

This starts off as an intellectual discourse on the use of apostates in political arguments, but descends to a pity party on Glenn Beck’s part when he goes after Michelle Malkin for criticizing his decision to give an hour to Eric Massa. It starts downhill at the moment that Beck says, “I don’t understand you people,” which takes the Boss Emeritus aback. The Right Scoop has the video:

Frankly, I don’t even know what set Beck off in the first place. Having Massa on the show for a segment might make some sense, but the decision to devote an hour to Massa is certainly open for criticism. Beck needs to handle criticism over an editorial decision like that among friends better than this. I worked for Michelle for two years and had open disagreements on policy, but it never took this kind of tone, nor did I ever think of it as backstabbing, as Beck seems to imply. In fact, both of us thought it was part of the process and made for better blogging and radio, which is why it had always been stressed that I could write what I want and argue what I believe here at Hot Air.

On the plus side, he makes up with Michelle towards the end of the interview, and he apparently apologized later. It’s not as unpleasant as the reaction on Twitter indicated, but it’s not Beck’s finest moment, either.

Beck says, “I’m not making this about him,” but at the same time he’s claiming that Massa “confirms” what the White House is doing. It only confirms it if Massa has any credibility. Claiming that Democrats are railroading him out of office when he’s resigning on his own makes his credibility very suspect. One can believe that the Obama administration is playing hardball with or without Massa’s testimony on this point, but relying on Massa undermines the argument if it turns out that Massa may be exaggerating or prevaricating for his own purposes — and as Michelle has pointed out, there’s certainly some evidence to bolster that interpretation.

None of us need to rely on Massa’s credibility for our arguments. We can note his statements and consider the context and Massa’s motivations, which is all Michelle asks of Beck in reconsidering his choice to give Massa a big megaphone tonight. It’s not bad advice, and perhaps Beck should give it more consideration, coming from a friend.


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Michelle Malkin doesn’t set the agenda. Why not let Massa talk, and then people can evaluate what he says?

MayBee on March 9, 2010 at 12:14 PM

wise counsel.

ted c on March 9, 2010 at 12:14 PM

I don’t understand the fear. The issue is that Massa opposed the HC plan, and it may very well be that as a result, his ethics report was expedited. That exposes not only corruption in the democratic party, but selective enforcement of the rules.

Vashta.Nerada on March 9, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Me thinks Beck is a democratic plant, just like Michael Steele.

Can ANYONE be that dumb?

omnipotent on March 9, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Every once in a while, Michelle Malkin picks a really odd battle. This is one of those times.

DaydreamBeliever on March 9, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Beck never sold out. She already lost the debate.

Narutoboy on March 9, 2010 at 12:17 PM

I think it’s good for Beck to have him on if he handles it right.

His first question should be: “so, you’re a Democrat, right?” “and you oppose the health care bill because it didn’t include single payer/public option?”

Beck will need to be on his toes the whole time though. Can’t give them anything that can be even be clipped out of context that gives the appearance of condoning the guy.

You think if something like this happened while Bush was in office, the media wouldn’t be lining up to hand a microphone to the Congressman who was saying stuff like this about the Chief of Staff?

forest on March 9, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Thank you, MayBee. Can’t add anything to that.

Missy on March 9, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Ok….

so the story is about Pundits, arguing with Pundits.

Why does this suddenly seem like the Bill O’Reily show?

Romeo13 on March 9, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Have you even heard Beck’s main argument? I am still on the fence about a lot of stuff that Beck says, but his main argument about this is essentially correct.

Would the police not follow a lead from a guy they just arrested simply because he was arrested?

MobileVideoEngineer on March 9, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Who cares if he goes on Beck’s show.

My only interest is that Beck conduct a solid interview.

jake-the-goose on March 9, 2010 at 12:19 PM

At the risk of annoying those who are devoted to Mr. Beck, he doesn’t handle descent very well. I like him and find him informative but he has given me some uncomfortable moments. It’s probably just growing pains by someone who’s not use to every syllable suddenly being scrutinized.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2010 at 12:20 PM

We have long suspected that elite politicians use muscle to push around the newbies. But someone like Massa gives us the details – is he credible? doesn’t matter, he confirms what we all suspected was true to begin with.

Queen0fCups on March 9, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I don’t understand why this is such a huge deal.

Massa is lying, or he isn’t. Let’s find out and let Beck run his own show. He doesn’t tell The Boss how to run her website. Beck is perfectly capable of determining his own course.

Are conservatives afraid that Beck will come out of this looking bad? Tough. Stop placing all of your hope in one man(or woman). Beck is just a guy that has some good ideas, he’s not the savior of our country.

Mord on March 9, 2010 at 12:21 PM

My jaw was on the floor when I first heard “you people”, but in the next segment he said he was upset with certain people and took it out on her and was sorry.

BTW, Mark Levin tried to get Massa on his show last night.

hmfearny on March 9, 2010 at 12:21 PM

This reminds me of the debate about whether or not Republicans should have participated in Obama’s health care chitchat. Doing it turned out to be the correct answer – Rush even admitted to being wrong about that one.

We’ll see how Beck handles it, but one thing is for sue, alot of people will see it, and it’s Democrats self-destructing here.

forest on March 9, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Maybe Glenn Beck is on to something, Behind every lie there’s a hint of truth.

SHARPTOOTH on March 9, 2010 at 12:22 PM

At the risk of annoying those who are devoted to Mr. Beck, he doesn’t handle descent very well.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Dissent. I’m sorry, I couldn’t help it.

DaydreamBeliever on March 9, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Michelle Malkin doesn’t set the agenda. Why not let Massa talk, and then people can evaluate what he says?

MayBee on March 9, 2010 at 12:14 PM

I am more interested in how the Dems will respond to Massa’s testimony.

Electrongod on March 9, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Excellent TV fodder.

Everyone loves to be on TV, even if it’s bad. Just ask Donald Trump. Bad publicity is way better than none. There are NO exceptions, no matter how holy the claims to the contrary…

They all end up selling books, looking ‘pretty’, selling more books…it’s all good…for them. They laugh all the way to the bank, and they should. The fools are all who pay for such.

Schadenfreude on March 9, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Good thing good people can disagree, this interview is not going to do anything to elevate Massa or the progressive agenda. How would we treat GB if he was still a gutter diving dope head drinking himself into oblivion. Massa is definetly a despicable human being but why not give him the opportunity to also help destroy some other progressives along the way.

fourdeucer on March 9, 2010 at 12:23 PM

As tough as it is, this controversy should not be a controversy until after the interview. If then.
Beck is kind of a nutball, imo, and Massa is not trustworthy. However, the bottom line is that Beck’s ratings will be through the roof. Probably a brilliant move on his part.

ORconservative on March 9, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Frankly, I don’t even know what set Beck off in the first place.

Maybe the part at the 2:50 mark where Michelle accused Beck of helping Massa “become a hero” and the 3:06 mark where she sarcastically says “Great, I can’t wait”. She comes off in this phone call as someone trying to tell Beck how to do his job. How about we let Beck do his thing and the chips fall where they will — for every Van Jones he takes down, there is bound to be something he does we disagree with.

LastRick on March 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

An hour’s probably too long, but Beck will no doubt find a way to fill it in an entertaining fashion.

He’s got a pretty good track record interviewing lefties — he can seem to keep the topics to areas where they are in agreement (corruption, cronyism, politics-as-usual, that sort of stuff); he’s not a confrontational O’Reilly or Hannity yell-in-your-face “interviewer,” but he seldom concedes an unnecessary point.

notropis on March 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Springtime and the mud is flying fast & furious.

rbj on March 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Here’s my 2 cents worth…we already know he’s a radical.If Beck wants to have him on as he did blago then so what?I don’t want someone telling me not to watch or listen.There are enough idiots out there trying to run our lives now and usually at least for me,when someone dares you or orders you to do or not do something…look-out!

ohiobabe on March 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

DaydreamBeliever on March 9, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Thanks. It’s one of those words I screw up on a regular basis.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

ATTENTION NEOCONS AND BECKMESSIAHS!

Debbie Schlussel would like to have a FEW WORDS with you!

BobAnthony on March 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Let him babble. More rope never hurts. You just know Beck is going to be ultra careful today after his hyperbole yesterday when he first found out. He’ll know a lot more about Massa’s background today and will interview accordingly.

a capella on March 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Much as we’d like to see someone, anyone deliver a body blow to the Obama administration as it attempts to march America off the proverbial cliff, it is wise to be very wary of trusting this Massa character, who is, at the very least, one eccentric fellow, to put it mildly.

I’m surprised Beck isn’t a lot more skeptical of this questionable and (in my view) obnoxious individual.

But then again, the conversation is likely to be pretty lively and perhaps salacious, and we all know that Beck has a nose for ratings.

Edouard on March 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

I disagree with Michelle on this one. Should Beck just let Larry King interview Massa and leave it at that?

d1carter on March 9, 2010 at 12:25 PM

I happened to listen to the whole thing. Whenever I can get the image of Michelle’s dollyness out of my head, she’s fun to listen to.

Jaibones on March 9, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Frankly, I don’t even know what set Beck off in the first place.

He’s been taking a LOT of flack from the starboard side since the CPAC speech, and he doesn’t understand where it’s all coming from or why. Nor do I, because he’s not doing anything wrong, nor does he attack other broadcasters for how they hoe THEIR row.

Michelle seemed to think that Glenn was elevating this guy as a noble whistle-blower, but COME ON! Glenn has been hip-deep in researching congressional corruption for some time. He knows that the guy is a scumbag, and he plans on giving him enough rope to hang himself with.

So WHAT if Glenn gives him an hour to talk? What’s the harm? The guy isn’t going to save his own neck, regardless of what he says on Glenn’s show. And if he lies, he lies. It’s not as if Glenn doesn’t know that’s a possibility.

You REALLY ought to post Glenn’s apology if you can, because it’s obvious that Glenn feels really, really bad about taking out his frustrations on Michelle. He acknowledges that she isn’t one who has been giving him undeserved grief.

Let him fight the battle his way: everybody else can do it their way. We’ll all get there in the end.

dicentra63 on March 9, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Isn’t the term “You People” a racial slur?

PappaMac on March 9, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Massa is definetly a despicable human being but why not give him the opportunity to also help destroy some other progressives along the way.

fourdeucer on March 9, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Beck believes in redemption.

Isn’t Dick Morris on Fox, almost every night?…

Schadenfreude on March 9, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Beck’s not having a good day. He is also getting beat up for calling Geert Wilders a fascist and far-right. I think Beck is starting to believe his own press. Someone needs to pull him back a little. Too much adrenaline and not enough research.

huckleberryfriend on March 9, 2010 at 12:26 PM

All I know is that right now, everyone is waiting for one guy to speak, and it aint Obama. That alone, during this week especially, is a great coup.

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Michelle is just making the point that this guy reeks.

Vincenzo on March 9, 2010 at 12:26 PM

ATTENTION NEOCONS AND BECKMESSIAHS!

Debbie Schlussel would like to have a FEW WORDS with you!

BobAnthony on March 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Attention Schlusselbots…no one is paying attention to you now. No one has been paying attention to you. No one will pay attention to you.

That is all.

daesleeper on March 9, 2010 at 12:27 PM

“he doesn’t handle descent very well”

I haven’t seen him go down stairs myself, so I can’t speak to this point, but he usually handles dissent quite well. This time, Michelle pressed a few of his buttons — buttons that didn’t exist before he got slammed after CPAC. That’s all.

dicentra63 on March 9, 2010 at 12:27 PM

PappaMac on March 9, 2010 at 12:25 PM

It might be, if you’re using it to refer to an entire racial group (ala Ross Perot at the NAACP convention in ’92.) If I refer to my students as “you people,” or Beck refers to Malkin’s beltway cadre as “you people,” it’s sort of hard to make it racial.

notropis on March 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Isn’t the term “You People” a racial slur?

PappaMac on March 9, 2010 at 12:25 PM

In Saudi Arabia

daesleeper on March 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM

So now we have Ed and Michelle, who are not successful radio or TV personalities, preaching to someone who is.

csdeven on March 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM

I think Michelle is wise to remind people of who Massa is before jumping on his bandwagon for any reason. The interview with Beck should prove to be interesting–hopefully without discussion of the congressional locker room.

NebCon on March 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM

I was trying to follow Beck’s ‘off the main track’ schtick yesterday. He had a few good points, but he had some problems with his segways from one point to the next.

PappaMac on March 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM

BobAnthony on March 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

The Right Scoop’s youtube video of Beck calling Wilders a fascist has been pulled because of copyright violations. I checked the Right Scoop website and they have other clips from Fox News that haven’t been pulled.

zmdavid on March 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM

I can’t believe Conservatives can’t take advantage of opportunity to trash the BHO administration without fighting amongst ourselves. This may be a preview of the 2012 elections. I surely hope not.

d1carter on March 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Michelle picked the wrong battle this time and really sounds clueless as to what Beck is trying to and expose.

Why not wait and see what happens before we kick Beck to the curb?

Knucklehead on March 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Not to worry, The Won will feel compelled to have a speech about it. Possibly in front of Congress.

ALERT

MM emailed Rush and he’s talking about it now.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Great point.

notropis on March 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Knucklehead on March 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Yup…

d1carter on March 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Isn’t the term “You People” a racial slur?

PappaMac on March 9, 2010 at 12:25 PM

No. Beck explained it later. He was talking about the pundits on the Right who are giving him flak. He later apologized for lumping MM in that group. Beck stepped over the line, he was wrong, and he admitted it within minutes after the show. By the way, Mrs. Malkin, you were great. You handled things very well.

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Debbie Schlussel would like to have a FEW WORDS with you!

BobAnthony on March 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

No thanks. Debbie Schlussel is the female version of Michael Savage. She thinks she is right about everything. Anyone who disagrees with her is misinformed, ignorant, or too stupid to know the difference. Schlussel takes regular pot shots at MM and Ed because they’re faux conservatives of something. She also has a serious case of PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome), inserting a snide comment or dig about Sarah Palin whenever possible.

Again, NO THANKS.

conservative pilgrim on March 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Every once in a while, Michelle Malkin picks a really odd battle. This is one of those times.

DaydreamBeliever on March 9, 2010 at 12:17 PM

That’s a relief, I thought I was going to be the only one dissenting with Ed here. I could go either way on Beck, but with this one, I don’t get MM’s beef. So, we can’t interview people who we think are guilty already or liars or the opposition? That’s most of DC right there!

LastRick on March 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Glass houses and the people in them are indignant.

Schadenfreude on March 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Maybe Michelle could have Beck on her high ratings TV show?

daesleeper on March 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Beck needs to handle criticism over an editorial decision like that among friends better than this

I heard this live and thought Beck had the better argument. He reasonably pointed out that “you people” (he apologized later for getting ticked) were criticzing his editorial decision before seeing the show and what happened. All he wanted was people on “the same side” not pre-emptively bash him when he has a track record and was unfairly being accused of somehow supporting the guy.

but relying on Massa

Like statements like that. Why are you saying Beck or anyone would be “relying on” the likes of Massa?! He was saying it was part of a puzzle not the whole picture.

perhaps Beck should give it more consideration, coming from a friend.

Beck and Malkin both stated they are friends but he is right, friends don’t jump to unwarranted conclusions.

KittyLowrey on March 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Didn’t that $hitball over at LGF start start his descent to crazyville by slamming those on the right?

csdeven on March 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM

All I know is that right now, everyone is waiting for one guy to speak, and it aint Obama. That alone, during this week especially, is a great coup.

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Oxygen deprivation does have it’s merits. I’d like to see this drag on for a couple of weeks.

a capella on March 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM

So now we have Ed and Michelle, who are not successful radio or TV personalities, preaching to someone who is.

csdeven on March 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM

You know, I don’t even listen to or watch Glenn Beck, but I can say that I really wish our conservative pundits would spend their time attacking Obama and other liberals and leave their competition to win or lose on their own merits.

Michelle Malkin is never so irritating as when she starts playing schoolmarm and telling everyone else how they ought to behave.

DaydreamBeliever on March 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Frankly, I don’t even know what set Beck off in the first place. Having Massa on the show for a segment might make some sense, but the decision to devote an hour to Massa is certainly open for criticism.

Huh? Why does Beck’s decision to devote an hour to Massa mean much of anything? This is kind of crazy.

All of a sudden, editorial decisions for Beck’s show are a matter of concern to others? Crazy.

neurosculptor on March 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM

No man is perfect, Beck is allowed his mistakes and errors. I think he is 100% wrong on his stance about leaving churches that bring up social justice.

http://theloudtalker.com/2010/03/glenn-beck-churches/

cannonball on March 9, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Not to worry, The Won will feel compelled to have a speech about it. Possibly in front of Congress.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Heh. Maybe wearing nothing but a towel!

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Beck is all about Beck.

Rush agrees with Michelle, FYI.

wildcat84 on March 9, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Claiming that Democrats are railroading him out of office when he’s resigning on his own makes his credibility very suspect.

Why? If he is truly resigning on his own, so to speak, why the circus? There would be no need for a circus if “Humpty” wasn’t pushed.

If Massa were a 100%’er for the Dems, I doubt he’d be in the position he’s in today. What goes around comes around, so to speak, and that’s what we are seeing on all sides here.

As my favorite Playboy cartoon from the ’70′s says, “Look, Greeb! They’re locked in mortal combat!”

unclesmrgol on March 9, 2010 at 12:33 PM

So now we have Ed and Michelle, who are not successful radio or TV personalities, preaching to someone who is.

What, Glenn is better than they? They’re not fit to unlatch his shoes? Michelle has every right to say what she wants about Glenn’s decisions, and so does Ed.

Success only means that Glenn knows how to attract eyeballs and ears, not that he’s right.

dicentra63 on March 9, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Frankly, I don’t even know what set Beck off in the first place.

I think it’s because Glenn Beck feels hurt by Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin because they’ve both been openly taunting him since his CPAC speech.

Rush Limbaugh keeps joking about “There’s no difference between Republicans and Democrats” on his show, while showing complete differences (he also says to stop calling Democrats progressives, and to call them liberals because they want to be called progressives).

It’s weird, and really it doesn’t help the situation. They all need to stop the in-fighting.

Enoxo on March 9, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Can’t stand Beck. They both have good points though.

LtE126 on March 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM

I have deep respect for Michelle,but it’s Becks show and Beck’s call.

katy the mean old lady on March 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Beck is as addicted to attention as he was to booze.

Put the microphone down and walk away slowly…..

omnipotent on March 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM

I haven’t listened to the audio. I understand where MM is coming from with Massa. It’s like Rush says, there are no Blue Dog Democrats. They’re still Democrats.

It depends on how Beck handles the interview. Certainly Massa is no Conservative hero. That’s silly. Even if he has little to no credibility, I would like to hear what he has to say about Rahm and the WH trying forcing him to vote as they wish.

I think Wethal (?) said it the other day—Massa is like a crazed animal cornered and ready to be caught. Massa is not going down without a fight.

I have to admit that I like the idea of the WH and the Democrats having to squirm and deal with news that may or may not be true. Turnabout is fair play.

conservative pilgrim on March 9, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Michelle Malkin is never so irritating as when she starts playing schoolmarm and telling everyone else how they ought to behave.

DaydreamBeliever on March 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM

This is a strange thing for MM to do. I remember when she was the pundit we could count on to kick the progressives right square in the nuts. Now she’s got GB’s nuts in her sites.

Weird.

csdeven on March 9, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Success only means that Glenn knows how to attract eyeballs and ears, not that he’s right.

dicentra63 on March 9, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Right. And successful presidents only get one term in office.

csdeven on March 9, 2010 at 12:37 PM

And if Massa’s talk with Beck turns out to be a success, then what?

Gawd a’mighty, what is with conservatives constantly telling other conservatives that they’re doing it wrong?

Bishop on March 9, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Michelle is in the wrong here. Sorry. The goal is to turn as many against Obama’s agenda as possible. In order to get those numbers into the low 40s and beyond you will have to start turning Democrats. Republican and most independants are there, no need to further convince us.

Massa is a gateway to that liberal-moderate group. Many of them probably never watched Beck, never gave him a chance, but out of curiosity maybe tonight they will tune in. If Beck can turn one Democrat against Obama (who can then turn his/her friends) then he was successful.

This is the next step in the movement. It is sad that Michelle is not willing to participate.

tflst5 on March 9, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Beck also had the better point when Michelle kept saying Massa’s motive to lie were to save his political career when Beck kept pointing out he quit, he has no more political career.

I don’t grant Massa undue credibility—who in their right mind wood? Beck certainly said he wasn’t but he was going to ask a lot of questions about what he has to say. What does go to support the claims about how the Dems are strong-arming is the record of others.

KittyLowrey on March 9, 2010 at 12:38 PM

dicentra63 on March 9, 2010 at 12:27 PM

First thanks for the spelling correction, handled by previous commenter. I think Mr. Beck planned to show Mr. Massa for exactly what he is. Why did he feel compelled to apologize to Mrs. Malkin? Also, when people emailed him that his remark about a dead intern being in Sen. Brown’s future might be too much his answer was that people only thought that because Sen. Brown is a Republican.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Beck’s problem is that he takes Rush’s axiom “Callers are to make the host look good>” to the extreme. Whereas ‘the ink stained wretch’ believes in arguing facts not feelings.

meci on March 9, 2010 at 12:39 PM

There are no angels on Earth.

This is all much fun.

Beck sells programs, like no other.
Massa, the sinner, exposes the thugs further.
M. Malkin gets publicity and tries to shield conservatives.
Rush, ditto to MM
Johnson pukes, having to agree with MM.
Chris Matthews, ditto to Johnson
Obama…the Thug in Chief

We are entertained.

It’s all better than American Idol.

Schadenfreude on March 9, 2010 at 12:39 PM

I agree with Beck that it’s mighty suspicious that Massa resigned. He may well have several ethical issues that would have come to the fore if he stayed in office. I also agree with Michelle that Massa lacks some credibility given his sour grapes stance at this point.

That said, it’s odd that Beck took such a defensive position with Michelle. She doesn’t believe Beck should give Massa the air time. Personally, I don’t think the hour timeframe actually matters unless Beck somehow glorifies Massa.

anXdem on March 9, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Meanwhile … if Blago were willing to spill the beans on the INdonesian Imbecile and his Chicago junta, would anyone have a problem with an editorial decision by Beck to have an hour-long show with Blago?

I just don’t understand what problems people have, sometimes. This is a pretty simple issue.

If conservatives have any problem with Beck, today, it should be about how he shat all over Wilders, yesterday. That is not an editorial decision to argue over, but a point of fact that Beck went out of his way to mischaracterize.

neurosculptor on March 9, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Every once in a while, Michelle Malkin picks a really odd battle. This is one of those times.

DaydreamBeliever on March 9, 2010 at 12:17 PM

I dunno, it’s some kind of principle thing or summin…

yubley on March 9, 2010 at 12:39 PM

I think that there often comes a point when pundits with their own podium who bask in the limelight become self-absorbed and begin to lose perspective. Everything starts to be more about them than the subject they’re covering. It has happened with O’Reilly and with Charles Johnson (yes, and even with Limbaugh)… and I think it’s beginning to happen with Beck.

Logic on March 9, 2010 at 12:40 PM

They both have good points. Methinks Beck’s ego got bruised.

jhffmn on March 9, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Is anyone pretending that they will not watch the show…this is must see TV.

JIMV on March 9, 2010 at 12:40 PM

It depends on how Beck handles the interview.
conservative pilgrim on March 9, 2010 at 12:35 PM

BINGO! This is why MM and Ed should hold their counsel until AFTER the interview. There is no upside here unless they are trying to set themselves up so they can say to GB “I told you so!”.

That’s what that despicable blowhard from LGF is doing.

csdeven on March 9, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Maybe Debbie should go back to hunting for Mexican Eagles and threatening to sue bloggers. It would be a service to all.

Dawnsblood on March 9, 2010 at 12:40 PM

I think Beck was apologizing to MM for saying “you people” because he said he took it out on her for all the grief he has received for the CPAC speech. I am waiting on Right Scoop to post the next segment where he apologizes in depth.

d1carter on March 9, 2010 at 12:41 PM

ATTENTION NEOCONS AND BECKMESSIAHS!

Debbie Schlussel would like to have a FEW WORDS with you!

BobAnthony on March 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

I find it hard to take Debbie Schlussel seriously, though I do frequent her site. While she brings some interesting things to light and is relentless on radical Islam (one of the things I like about her) she seems to hate EVERYBODY. No one is Conservative enough for her. I’m of the school of thought that if I agree with you 80% of the time, then we’re on the same side.

I also didn’t like the way she stereotyped the US Womens Hockey team as lesbians because they play what is traditionally a boy’s sport, especially since she is fierce against any stereotype directed toward Jewish people.

WaltzingMtilda on March 9, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Wow. That interview was a moment that will decide the course of this nation, possibly.

I look forward to the interview today, which will also be a moment that will decide the course of this nation, possibly.

Proud Rino on March 9, 2010 at 12:42 PM

If you stopped interviewing Democrat politicians because they have a history of lying, which Democrat politician could you still talk to?

RBMN on March 9, 2010 at 12:42 PM

You REALLY ought to post Glenn’s apology if you can, because it’s obvious that Glenn feels really, really bad about taking out his frustrations on Michelle. He acknowledges that she isn’t one who has been giving him undeserved grief.

Let him fight the battle his way: everybody else can do it their way. We’ll all get there in the end.

dicentra63 on March 9, 2010 at 12:25 PM

HotAir will post Beck’s apology as soon as they post the bit of Mitt Romney explaining how awesome RomneyCare is.

uknowmorethanme on March 9, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Don’t give Massa a platform.

Glenn if you haven’t figured out that Massa is going to turn on you, you will get what you deserve. Michelle was giving you a heads up.

Angry Dumbo on March 9, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Gawd a’mighty, what is with conservatives constantly telling other conservatives that they’re doing it wrong?

Bishop on March 9, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Jealousy?

I heard it every time when I used to listen to Mark Levin. Had to tune him out because of it.

Knucklehead on March 9, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Gawd a’mighty, what is with conservatives constantly telling other conservatives that they’re doing it wrong?

Bishop on March 9, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Kind of like the Moral Majority? It’s in the DNA.

a capella on March 9, 2010 at 12:43 PM

he doesn’t handle descent very well.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I don’t mind descent, as long as there is no sudden stop at the end.

MarkTheGreat on March 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Who put this tempest in my teapot?

TheUnrepentantGeek on March 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM

I can hardly wait to watch!!! Like Glenn said in the clip, it IS newsworthy. What if someone else ends up saying “Ya know, Rahm Emmanuel did the same thing to me.” I just pray that everyone was clothed, but I would like to hear that if it happened.

Oink on March 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Sorry. I don’t agree with Michelle on this one. Everyone knows this guy is disgusting but the information about this Administration needs to be heard because it isn’t. I don’t think that Glenn isn’t handling an argument against him horribly. People think he ought to never disagree while others disagree with him because somehow the elitist say he’s not credible himself since he’s a Independent. I think that this kind of debate only heightens our side. There is more than one way to view something but never more than one way to be principled. Sticking to your views isn’t negative. Michelle had her point. Glenn had his. Both were based on their view of the world of politics. It’s has their own experience. It wasn’t her take to tell him how to run his show through her experiences, just like it wouldn’t be his to tell her how to write a book based on his experiences.

Sultry Beauty on March 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM

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