Cindy McCain blasts Glenn Beck
May 11th, 2011
08:07 PM ET
3 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. Billy

    We must be nearing the End Times – when a left wingnut like me is agreeing with Cindy McCain! Or maybe it's just Beck is the aniti-Christ?

    May 11, 2011 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  2. Jeff

    This posting doesn't explain why the McCains are angry. An incomplete story.

    May 11, 2011 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  3. John

    Glenn Beck is a like a monkey throwing feces from it's cage. Even Cindy McCain (the last person on Earth I'd ever want to bumper scrape while parking my car) can't stand Beck. Whatcha gon do about it Beck? Talk trash about Cindy McCain? The whole GOP will turn their back on you, as they already have.

    May 11, 2011 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  4. Glenda

    Glenn Beck is the only truth journalist out there these days. Heed his warnings and act. Mrs McCain is like her husband full of crap. That's why he couldn't win the Presidency and has no credibility now.

    May 11, 2011 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  5. RickD

    Peck – Falin -Trumb – peabaggers: ALL SCUM!!

    May 11, 2011 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  6. peace

    wow I cant belive ciny mcain is speaking out against glenda beck what going on in this world today.

    May 11, 2011 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  7. Carolyn Reis

    Apparently the McCain women don't in fact know what they are talking about in the first place if they don't know he has daughters then they obviously don't know Jack or Glenn. He is a very good and decent man and I shall miss his show when it is gone. "May the roads rise up to meet him....etc."
    McCains; keep on sleepin'.

    May 11, 2011 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  8. Kent Allard

    Beck wants to be a spiritual leader and a hate monger as well. These are incompatible. You can't have it both ways.

    In any event, his OCD, ADD, bipolar qualities, and multiple personality disorders don't bode well for his future. This is a man who will have a dramatic breakdown at some point when the dissonant voices in his head demand a reckoning. He doesn't burn the candle at both ends, he burns it from all sides.

    May 11, 2011 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  9. Boo Hoo Baynor

    And you go away too! It was under your husband that Sarah Palin was born.

    May 11, 2011 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  10. Namethename

    I remember Glen wanted McCain to win election in 08. So Beck wanted this lady in the White House ?

    May 11, 2011 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  11. hoop

    I bet rodeo clowns step in something we would identity with Beck

    May 11, 2011 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  12. Peggy Munro

    Great to see Cindy taking a firm stand on this issue. We need voices of reason, less evil prevail.

    May 11, 2011 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  13. Thankfully Independent

    She forgot to say that rodeo clowns have a purpose and value ... of which Mr. Beck sorely lacks.

    May 11, 2011 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  14. Get with the Program

    He'll still be creating hatred via other TV shows on FOX, and he'll still have his daily radio spew. He's a smear of crap on the windshield of America.

    May 11, 2011 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  15. 2+2=5

    Yep, as we continue the trend of the righties being the new lefties. Guess they saw a window....Afghanistan....and others...and went right for it, totally flipping the coin on their original outlook on everything. Real cute, what is next? equal pay for woman? haha. Look Cindy, too little too late, you people waited till the last minute to denounce your ideology and its way too late, damage has been done, and you know it.

    May 11, 2011 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  16. Daveil

    You've got to give John McCain credit for living with this woman but it also might explain some of his more liberal views.

    May 11, 2011 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  17. Nina

    Beck is a disgrace to journalism. ciao Beck

    May 11, 2011 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  18. Peter s

    Long Live Cindy McCain!! you just agreed with John Stuart Mill who observed that "Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative." Stuart Mill was talking about Becks, Rimbaugh, Sarah and the rest of the teatards!

    May 11, 2011 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  19. JJ

    Thanks Cindy

    May 11, 2011 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  20. jack

    She is absolutely right. Beck is an idiot, and people who follow him are idiots. Sheep...

    May 11, 2011 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  21. Shannon

    Every time this woman has an orignal thought, a point of view most Americans would agree with, her husband makes her take it back. We'll see how long this last, before John makes her withdraw her comment. It was refreshing to see her say it, Beck is beyond hate filled and evil, but that seems to be what people on the right like these days.

    May 11, 2011 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  22. Ancient Texan

    With Cindy and Meghan, both air heads, in McCains camp and his home no wonder he lost in 2008. He had no family backing.

    May 11, 2011 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  23. shortmememories

    I heard him this am, and he was really vile, what a vicious little man.

    May 11, 2011 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  24. yosef

    Ms. mccain if it were not for the inept race that John ran we would not have this piece of where he is, Ms. Mccain shut your pie hole, Your daughter only is news due to her views, and as a parent I know you are just being a rubber stamp for her. Tell me how has the Honorable JOHN McCAIN helped this country? Yes kudos for Vietnam, but many others have also served, and do not get any credit. Go home shut up \. I do not necessarily care for Mr. Beck but he has a right also to make a living. OH yes you have it made due to DADDY don't you?

    May 11, 2011 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  25. stephen

    It sounds like Cindy is envious or physically attracted to the man. What has Beck done to Cindy that has incited this vitriol and negative comments towards him?

    May 11, 2011 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
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