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. AR

    She's just angry because he said he threw up seeing Meghan naked. Stupid McCains, waging war on every country that stands still long enough.

    May 11, 2011 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  2. waikikijohn

    A voice of reason in the Rep. party. Finally someone on the right calls him out for what he is

    May 11, 2011 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  3. Sandra

    What in the world is wrong with Cindy McCain?

    May 11, 2011 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  4. Fernando1958

    The problem with Glenn Beck is that he has an inferiority complex. He has to put down people so he can feel good about himself. Is not about Meghan and her weight or the way she looks. Meghan always looks beautiful. How can any man say bad things up about Meghan? Glenn is the one with the issues.
    By the way I'm very liberal and agnostic so I'm not defending Meghan as a Republican.

    May 11, 2011 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  5. Sandra

    Why is Cindy McCain so upset with Glenn Beck? Is it because he thinks her husband is a progressive?

    May 11, 2011 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  6. Ramesh Shrestha

    Even the foxhole had enough of this mor(m)on. He is basically media homeless now.

    May 11, 2011 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  7. CF23

    Cindy why don't you and John do the GOP a favor and join the dems. Beck is not my cup of tea (lol) but I had to hold my nose to vote for John.

    May 11, 2011 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  8. Connor

    Well said, Cindy!

    May 11, 2011 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  9. sassypants

    And their tweets were nice? So juvenile!

    May 11, 2011 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  10. Robert Richardson

    Cindy McCain is a liberal being used as a tool by the media.

    Frankly it is a lie to say Beck spouts, "vitriol and hate" and is not decent and not nice. From my years of listening to Beck he seems like a nice guy and I've never heard him speak hatefully towards anyone like Miss McCain did towards him. In fact, Beck seems to be a man of faith who believes in the Christian message of loving one's neighbor.

    I'm saddened Miss McCain would speak with such disrespect and falseness about Mr Beck.

    May 11, 2011 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  11. Shirley Swift

    Cindy you are so right. Glen Beck's vitriol is so bitter and caustic. I don't know who I can't stand more Beck or Hannity?
    Both are just terrible slamming the President and everything he is trying to do. I cannot understand why Fox News permits this, It is not good for the American public to listen to this diatribe about President Obama.

    May 11, 2011 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  12. KathyC in Minnesota

    Good for Cindy McCain!!

    May 11, 2011 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    way to go cindy!

    May 11, 2011 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  14. FRANK FROM LAS VEGAS

    I've never gotten radical before so it goes. Just imagine, just imagine if Seal Team 6 visited Fox News (before Beck leaves), just imagine. Just imagine how much better of our great country would be! Positive healthy attitudes and harmony might even break out all across this great country of ours. Healthy respectful debates would even return. When everyone admits that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. The lies and hate that Fox News broadcasts would cease to exist. Just imagine.

    May 11, 2011 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  15. TJeff1776

    Becks's endless exaggerations, quotes via quoters, etc. was even embarrassing Fox. Now thats a shocker because I am
    amazed that Fox could even be embarrassed. Overall, they dish out more bias news than ANY station I've ever known and thats the gospel truth. I honestly believe that It is a basic qualification for their employees to be a proven silver-tongued deceiver and an outright damn liar OR be shown the door at hiring time.

    May 12, 2011 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  16. DrewL

    That's right. Glenn Beck gives even clowns a bad name. That said, he's still a clown and he always will be. Clown.

    May 12, 2011 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  17. valwayne

    What I find to be a real shame is that I voted for McCain in 2008, but I'm almost certain that his wife and daughter voted for Obama! If they did vote for him it was only out of family loyalty. They are certainly much closer to Obama politically!

    May 12, 2011 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  18. what a blank

    this fool wants her 15 mins.. what a (insert generic insult here)

    May 12, 2011 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  19. Pat

    Thank you , it is a rare occurance for a Republican to speak directly and honestly in response to Glen Beck . I believe he is indeed unsuitable and inappropriate , cruel and hateful . He reflects a very negative uneducation image of the Republican Party.
    I sense he is very emotionally and mentally unstable or an extremely good con artist with multi personality disorders.

    Congratulations , Mrs Mc Cain , well done !

    May 12, 2011 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  20. Dick Fitzwell

    A shame Beck was the only one to draw her ire. He's no worse than Hannity, Limpwad or O'Reilly where vitriol and hate are concerned.

    May 12, 2011 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  21. Billy Hicks

    Gosh dern! Ya can't keep a good man down! A Glenn Beck DAILY show! Hope you Libertards are happy now! And FYI the Honorable Senator McCain never shoulda married that Northerner!

    May 12, 2011 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  22. Aaron

    Beck should take over the lead on Fox's Lie To Me. He's as obnoxious as the lead guy on there, and he really, really, really has the lying part down.

    May 12, 2011 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  23. Codepwned

    Remove politics from it and Glenn Beck is still a nut. The world is better without him in the limelight.

    May 12, 2011 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  24. skeptic1

    she just freaking got this?

    May 12, 2011 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  25. Dover

    Wow, that makes two McCains that show a glimmer of humanity in them. Cindy and Meghan. Some of the very few republicans that have any sense.

    May 12, 2011 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
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