Glenn Beck devoted a portion of his radio program Wednesday to play an audio clip of Mark Levin, who blasted Beck’s critics on his own show.
Transcripted highlights of Levin’s remarks:
[Beck]’s a very religious man. And he is being trashed and he is being smeared. And things he says are being taken out of context. He’s being brutalized. People want to destroy him and destroy his career because he doesn’t support Trump. He’s campaigning out there for Ted Cruz. Now why would you do that to him? If he’s as bad as they say, why not leave him alone and he’ll do what he does, and off he goes? Why the hate for Glenn Beck?
But day in and day out, this assault on Glenn Beck. To what end? To ruin him? They’re not going to ruin him. Again, you don’t have to agree with him. You don’t have to agree with the things he says — his religious beliefs and so forth. That has nothing to do what anything anyway. So what? So what?
I think the difference is — and maybe it’s a religious view of his, or personal — I don’t know. He doesn’t really fight back. I don’t take crap. And I never will take crap. I never did as a kid, I never did as a young adult, and I won’t now. I just won’t. And if somebody’s out to ruin me, I will address it. I will become obsessed with it. I have never liked bullies, ever. Even bullies who were bigger than I. And they regret it.
But Beck doesn’t work that way. He just doesn’t. Day in and day out, that guy is attacked. And I like him. As I said, we don’t have to agree on everything. I don’t agree on everything. I don’t even know everything he believes in. I just don’t follow these guys that much. That said, I don’t like bullies and I don’t like this viciousness.
I’ll tell you what. It’s very strange, this community in talk radio. It’s actually quite small, particularly at the national level. The hosts with the big audiences, they’re always targeted by somebody. By back benchers. By Lilliputians. By sycophants. Somebody always wants to put one of us out of business. In fact, some of these jerks want to put one of us out of business, and they’re among us. But that for another day.