UPDATE: 8 Hours after sending the false information, Glenn Beck hides an “apology” on his FaceBook page. He did not remove the Tweet, and does not apologize with the same publicity of the fraud via Twitter and Fox Broadcast – very typical Beck maneuver.
It is no secret that Glenn Beck is a staunch advocate for Ted Cruz. The relationship between Beck and Cruz is one of mutual financial benefit.
However, today Beck shifted his advocacy to another level of scheme with an outright, and already debunked, lie sent out to his twitter followers:
We can only assume, based on the closeness of the relationship between Beck and Ted Cruz, that Beck coordinated this total fabrication with the direct approval of the Cruz campaign:
Immediately the faked tweet was obvious.
♦ The first flag is the fake twitter account being “unverified” (blue check mark). ♦ The second flag is the appearance of the “delete option” which is only visible to the account creator. Such fake tweets are created at sites like THIS.
However, beyond all that obvious stuff, The BBC had already debunked this faked trickery – SEE HERE. So…. obviously, Glenn Beck knew he was lying to his followers.
So the question becomes, why would Glenn Beck promote such an obvious lie? The second question is “what else does Glenn Beck lie about“?
Ted Cruz’s “Keep the Promise 1” Super-Pac is run by David Barton. David Barton is the Co-Chair of Beck’s Mercury One Charity.
An independent review would certainly show concern that all of Glenn Beck’s financial holdings, which are tied to his ability to convince people to purchase gold, have taken a considerable hit lately.
Anyone who has given money to Beck’s “Mercury One Charity” should likely be very concerned.
If evangelical Mormon Beck is willing to lie -so easily- to prop up his evangelical friend Ted Cruz, (aka Benny Hinn Jr.) what else are they both committed to lying about?
…… Birds of a Tether
Beck and Cruz in July 2014 welcoming illegal aliens from South America with soccer-balls and teddy bears.
….And Lie Together
…. And Lie Together
1. Cruz is still indebted to Goldman Sachs. Goldman, among other things, employs hundreds of workers on H-1B visas. Cruz used to advocate a huge increase in the number of H-1B visas, without, of course, saying he was on the hook to Goldman. Now, of course, Cruz wants to end H-1B visas. Maybe he should have taken out a loan from a bank that employed more Americans.
2. Cruz didn’t simply “forget” to file the disclosure; he made up a self-reverential story to go with it. Can we take anything he says at face value?
3. Cruz is facing several highly skilled candidates who don’t like him to begin with.
4. Trump is going to have a field day with this one. It is certainly a more solid reason than his birther hooey on which to disqualify Cruz.
5. Cruz’s campaign is built on the populist, anti-establishment narrative. That is how he won his Senate race in the first place and why it was a good reason for him to conceal the loan at a critical time in that race. As a GOP Senate staffer put it, “It’s amazing that this guy can rail against crony capitalism when he is one of its biggest beneficiaries.”
6. It is hard to say this is an oversight. Cruz, he never tires of telling us, is a crack lawyer. The law is crystal clear. Voters can surely draw the inference that he wanted to hide the loan. Saying this all got reported later when his seat was won is hardly an excuse. It’s evidence that Cruz was hiding the ball when it mattered to his election.
7. This is precisely the sort of slick, dishonest conduct he accuses professional politicians of undertaking. Recall his answer in the debate in November when asked about bailing out banks: “The truth is, the rich do great with big government. They get in bed with big government. The big banks get bigger and bigger and bigger under Dodd-Frank and community banks are going out of business. And, by the way, the consequence of that is small businesses can’t get business loans, and it is that fundamental corruption that is why six of the 10 wealthiest counties in America are in and around Washington, D.C.”
But Cruz got his loan, thanks to the sort of special access he decries. That’s the essence of cronyism — Cruz gets his money when he is in a pinch, but ordinary employees, customers and shareholders will get no help from him.
8. Oh, it was not just Goldman. The Times report says that “in the first half of 2012, Ted and Heidi Cruz obtained the low-interest loan from Goldman Sachs, as well as another one from Citibank. The loans totaled as much as $750,000 and eventually increased to a maximum of $1 million before being paid down later that year. There is no explanation of their purpose.” Citibank was another Wall Street firm tied up in the housing disaster.
9. This all feeds into Trump’s argument that he is not beholden to anyone, unlike greedy politicians. (link)
Unlike Glenn Beck – WHO DID VOTE FOR OBAMA – Donald Trump has been very consistent with his opposition. Here’s what Trump was really tweeting that day in 2012: