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. blake

    Cindy, give it a rest. Do the Republican party a favor and join the Democrats.

    May 11, 2011 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  2. Shane

    There seems to be a real disconnect with this article. It doesn't say why these women are upset. With Beck, it could have been any of thousands of comments that may have, and probably were, offensive. Stating what it was specifically that set them off would help put it into context.

    May 11, 2011 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  3. Mike from Chino Hills

    Finally someone that is reasonable and honest. Beck is a fool and a jester. Glad to see him Go! Forgot, Liar.... also

    May 11, 2011 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  4. patcee

    Why is Cindy McCain blasting Beck in public? There has to be a reason. Maybe the McCains are distancing themselves from the crazies because he wants to run again. Wow. What a thought.

    May 11, 2011 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  5. Ric

    Buh bye Glenn. Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

    May 11, 2011 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  6. knight

    2 McCains with honor and dignity. After JM's capitulation to everything he abhorred and stood against, this suggests there is hope for the mccain tribe after all.

    May 11, 2011 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  7. Alec

    It is amazing how Cindy McCain only decided to voice her true feelings after her husband lost his bid for the White House. I guess that is an example of "staying true to your principles."

    May 11, 2011 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  8. Just Me

    Interesting. Seems to me the McCain women have a mind of their own. I wonder why she remains married to John. There probably sleep in seperate rooms and just keep up apublic front. Family values..wink wink.

    May 11, 2011 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  9. Kenneth the VI of Minneapolis

    Hannity and Beck interchangeable.

    May 11, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  10. T'sah from Virginia

    LMAO – Cindy – and even Meghan – really say what's on their minds and most of the time – they're right!!

    May 11, 2011 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  11. Tony

    Fox should terminate Beck now...the madman shouldn't continue to have a forum to broadcast his insanity "...until later this year".

    May 11, 2011 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  12. Michael

    This is really very simple. Beck is a liar and a complete moron. He is a worthless person. Period. Anyone that believes a word that comes out of Beck's mouth is a dumb person. Incredibly dumb. Good for Cindy McCain.

    May 11, 2011 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  13. Rock God

    Cindy has a brain. Beck is loved by morons. End of story.

    May 11, 2011 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  14. gary

    Beck is not worth my time to comment. I have accidentily surfed to fox in late afternoon and my body cringes when I see the man on TV. He is either a prostitute by selling himself as a conservative or a sick man. I can't stand to see him long enough to to make an opinion. Unfortunately he has become a millionaire with it either way smiling all the way to the bank.

    May 11, 2011 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  15. Clwyd

    Wow! There is one smart McCain at least. We already know that the Palin family are all like the "Tin Man" before he got a brain!

    May 11, 2011 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  16. andrews

    She's right! Beck isn't GO – he wants to be – but he isn't. Actually, he started out fine a few years ago, and then someone (maybe a secret wide-stance mistress), told him he is God Almighty.
    Beck's hate finally comes back and slams him in the face! I'll never buy anything from his sponsors and its good to see another 'republican' call Beck's hatred for all who he simply 'hates' because they don't agree with him, out.

    May 11, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  17. journalgirl

    I like Cindy McCain. She calls em as she sees em! She is real and looks beyond Republican or Democrate. Cindy run for office!!!

    May 11, 2011 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  18. Terry Gloege

    All this does is make Glen more popular with the nut cases who don't realize he's insane.

    May 11, 2011 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  19. Politicians are Angels and Teachers are now Devils according to the gospel of GOP Tea Party

    Glenn Beck is an IDIOT. plain and simple!!!

    May 11, 2011 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  20. jgcookie

    Must you continue to insult conservatives by calling the likes of Glenn Beck a "conservative." I wish I could offer up an alternative, but my vocabulary fails me. There may be a few I could come up with, but the post would violate the Rules of Conduct...

    May 11, 2011 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  21. Larry

    Wow..... finally at least one 'them' realized GB spreading hate :)

    May 11, 2011 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  22. beelzebubba

    How long must me wait until glenn's 'divine revelations' on Fox cease? How about a website to count down the days?

    May 11, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  23. BENJI

    WOW!!! A smart Republican!!!

    May 11, 2011 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  24. Thomas

    Let's give Cindy his old time slot.

    May 11, 2011 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  25. CBR

    Mr. Beck will go after anyone with whom he disagrees. It is a wise move to just ignore him and what he says. His exaggerations and misinformation charms his followers but he has made a few people upset and angry and they are Republicans. The problem is they are not conservative enough.

    I hope some Republicans begin to move away from the extremists and agree to get this country moving forward by offering the Dems some bipartisan move.

    May 11, 2011 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7