UPDATE: An ethics investigation and subsequent charges have been dropped against Massa. Hmmm…you don’t suppose that is why he backed off and backtracked do you? Or was it just that he did not have the goods?
Yesterday, Glenn Beck spoke on his radio show about an interview planned for his television show yesterday evening with Rep. Eric Massa. He explained that it would be an hour long interview and that he had no idea what Massa would reveal on the show about corruption in Washington and his recent resignation over sexual harrassment charges from a male staffer. All I could think was why would anyone spend an hour airtime on this Washington scum. We are the better for this guy stepping down. Much has been made of Massa being a no vote on ObamaCare, but it was not because he has principles. The bill is not Marxist enough for him because the public option was not included.
Michelle Malkin agreed with my accessment as well and she spoke on Glenn’s show yesterday defending the idea that this was a waste of time and that Glenn should not give him an hour on television. Glenn and Michelle debated back and forth and then after a pause Glenn said, “I don’t understand you people.” Michelle was clearly not happy about that and neither was I. Glenn eventually apologized to her. Ed Morrissey has video and comments on this here. I continue to wonder what is going on with Glenn. Is his fame and power going to his head? He regularly attacks those on the same side as himself and made inferrances yesterday about attacks he has received after his CPAC speech. So basically Glenn is going after those of us who realize that our only option in 2010 is to take back the Republican Party. He seems to think that this is an endorsement od the GOP, which it is not. Most of us conservatives go after Republicans more harshly than people on the left. The problem with Glenn is that he attacks us for this plan while offering none of his own. He merely thinks educating the masses will make a difference, but if there is no action, we simply have an American population living under tyranny and realizing what that means.
After watching the interview on Glenn’s show, it would seem that Michelle and I were right with our criticism. Glenn actually apologized at the end of the show for wasting America’s time, which I know is legitimate because Glenn prides himself on giving us quality programming. Massa was evasive and backtracking. After three days of claiming that he was forced out of office, he told Glenn that he was not forced out and that he takes responsiblity for his bad behavior. The revelations of corruption and backroom dealings were not revealed. Massa appeared to only be interested in saving his political career as Michelle indicated in her comments to Glenn on his show. Apparently, Glenn got the big ratings he expected from this interview, but not much else. I hope he did not give Massa an hour simply for ratings.