Cindy McCain blasts Glenn Beck
May 11th, 2011
08:07 PM ET
4 years ago

Cindy McCain blasts Glenn Beck

(CNN)- Cindy McCain isn't a fan of conservative host Glenn Beck. The wife of Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain tweeted her disdain for the departing Fox News pundit Wednesday saying, "I'm so glad Glenn Beck is leaving Fox. Enough vitriol and hate."

And if Beck was confused about his role on the network, which he's often equated with being an entertainer, Mrs. McCain sought to clear it up.

"Glenn, you are no rodeo clown," she said. "They are decent and nice. You aren't."

Beck might count two McCains with hard feelings since Meghan McCain later retweeted her mother's comments to over 107,000 followers. Cindy McCain has just under 6,000. Later, Meghan McCain sent a tweet of her own: "Does anyone know if Glenn Beck has daughters?"

Beck announced his split with Fox News in April, but will continue to develop and produce a variety of television projects to air on the channel, according to a joint statement. His daily show will end later this year.


Filed under: Cindy McCain • Glenn Beck • Meghan McCain
soundoff (160 Responses)
  1. ingrid

    Well done Cindy!

    May 11, 2011 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  2. larry

    The McCain women are two burned out light bulbs. Anyone who listens to them is one short of a full deck!!!!

    May 11, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  3. lynn

    Why didn't the McCain women have as much intelligence when it came to picking Palin as the VP running mate? Palin almost virtually lost the race for McCain, although being the geezer he is, his stance on governing policies didn't help.

    May 11, 2011 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  4. ITALIAN NONNO

    Beck is a rancid tub of lard,.. good riddance,.. Palin and Hannity are next.

    May 11, 2011 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  5. rhumba

    Glenn Beck has done more to fuel hatred in this country than any other person alive or dead.

    May 11, 2011 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  6. The Greedy Old Propagandists use tools like Beck to further their class war on America

    Beck is a Koch-head, and has been in their back pocket for years. He's a (former) drug addict and alcoholic who claims to be for "honor" without demonstrating any in his own life.

    May 11, 2011 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  7. Jesseca5

    I wholeheartedly agree with Mrs. McCain. I have never been able to stand listening to the tripe that Beck spouts out on his daily telecast on Fox. Good bye to a boring hour.

    May 11, 2011 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  8. Saor Eireann

    I like Cindy McCain and her daughter. In fact I like them more than John McCain, the brains in the family are in the women. They are my kind of conservatives.

    May 11, 2011 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    Cindy certainly has a lot more sense than that stupid old man husband of hers. She should take her millions and leave him yelling at the clouds.

    May 11, 2011 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  10. Michael Klein

    I'm not sure why there is bad blood between the McCains and Glen Beck, but if Cindy McCain truly dislikes Beck's vitriolic style, then all power to her. We all need to learn to disagree without being disagreeable.

    May 11, 2011 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  11. Jake

    does Glenn Beck still have an audience!? i can't think of anyone more irrelevant, except maybe Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin....oh, wait....Bill O'Reilly....Ann Coulter....Karl Rove....oh! never mind!

    May 11, 2011 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  12. 4commonsense

    I couldn't agree more. I'm glad someone has the guts to stand up and tell the truth. Glen Beck is a hate mongol and should be ashamed of himself. People like him give good people a bad name. Not only that, he bends the truth and takes things completely out of context. Good riddance to trash.

    May 11, 2011 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  13. independent

    Glad to hear it. Good for her. Now, let's see if Mrs. McCain can advise the moderate GOP-ers to stop playing chicken with the Debt Ceiling.

    May 11, 2011 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  14. scott

    mazel tov, ms mccain

    May 11, 2011 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  15. CSM

    The Chickens are coming home to roost for you Glenn.

    May 11, 2011 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  16. Jack in Florida

    Good for Cindy and Meghan McCain.........women with common sense and decency!

    May 11, 2011 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  17. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Funny that you spend 2 years defending Glenn Beck, then when he's on the way out say you don't like him. Like an ex wife who proclaims...."and by the way, you never satisfied me"!

    May 11, 2011 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  18. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Reading this...my hypocrisy meter just pegged...

    May 11, 2011 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  19. Jake

    Cindy who?

    May 11, 2011 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  20. CTYank

    The only real question about Beck is who can listen to him for more than 30 seconds, or read his books. It's all nonsense, a hate-filled waste of time.
    H.L. Mencken: "The purpose of a college education is that you may know rot when you hear it."
    Beck sure triggers that.

    May 11, 2011 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  21. Bluemax77

    Pot calling the kettle...!!!

    May 11, 2011 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  22. thomas

    Good for her !
    Cindy , your a good mom and a Lady !

    May 11, 2011 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  23. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I wonder how Beck has any follower left. He seems to be bent on rewriting history and using conspiracies to prove his points. This sounds like taking a slightly silly point to an extreme. I guess that it why most people only take him seriously when he tries to influence the fool hardy which there are many here in this country.

    May 11, 2011 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  24. Randy, San Francisco

    Cindy McCain should get her news from Public Broadcasting Stations or CNN News.

    May 11, 2011 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  25. Bette

    If there were more Republicans like Meghan McCain and Cindy McCain the Republican Party might gain back a little respect. I have absolutely no respect for the current Republican Party.

    May 11, 2011 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
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