On Saturday, before the second presidential debate, a Facebook post by Blaze founder Glenn Beck described Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as the “moral, ethical choice” for president of the United States in the wake of the release of at least two lewd audio recordings featuring Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The Glenn Beck Clinton endorsement continued with the Republican describing Utah Senator Mike Lee’s decision to withdraw support for Donald Trump, as previously reported by the Inquisitr, as one “where the moral compromise his party is asking him to make is simply beyond what is acceptable.”
“It is not acceptable to ask a moral, dignified man to cast his vote to help elect an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity.”
Beck wrote of Donald Trump’s “immorality, lewdness, and depravity.”
Although Beck contended that tactics used by the Hillary Clinton campaign are “blatant and juvenile,” he allowed that the Democrat winning the presidential election does not equate to the world ending and reminded Republicans that “she can be fought.”
The Blaze founder continued that Senator Lee’s decision to withdraw support for Trump is respectful to both Donald Trump and the political process.
The Glenn Beck Clinton endorsement ended with the Republican stating that if Donald Trump were to withdraw from the presidential race, the GOP still “stands for something” and that such a move would allow party members to “maintain their self-respect.”
A recent feature by The Young Turks described Beck’s The Blaze as “circling the drain.”
John Iadarola with TYT described a view that The Blaze’s problems were a result of Beck’s “personality quirks.” The TYT host quoted anonymous sources stating that The Blaze “is over,” citing a wave of staff departures and lack of replacements.
The media outlet’s editorial board is reported to have shrunk from 25 members to six as employees report “internal” discord and a “somber” mood. Employees have also reported on cutbacks in healthcare benefits, phone and travel stipends being reduced, and The Blaze’s New York office closing.
In addition to reported financial mismanagement, it is speculated that Glenn Beck is suffering from paranoia. The former Ted Cruz presidential campaign supporter has reportedly spent “more and more” of The Blaze’s funds on an armored limousine, a private jet, and “unnecessary private security” over recent years.
John Iadarola speculated that Beck’s paranoid mental state and fear of interacting with others is what led him to make such seemingly extravagant expenditures.
“Perhaps they were a little bloated, to say the least,” Cenk Uygur with TYT stated with regard to The Blaze’s seeming ability to function with only a six-member editorial board and the cost associated with a 25-member team.
“They have no idea how to spend money,” Uygur said with regard to Glenn Beck and The Blaze.
Uygur also described Beck as a “notorious liar.” TYT quoted employees who stated that instead of focusing on news reporting, Beck spent his time planning the production of films, designing amusement parks, “building his own hospitals” to reinvent U.S. healthcare, and the production of a $2 million show entitled Man in the Moon that culminated in a one-night run.
Uygur described Beck as possessing “delusions of grandeur” and “serious mental issues.” Slate described the Republican as undergoing treatment for a “made-up” disease, “adrenal fatigue,” in a “gyroscope.”
Given the decline of The Blaze, whether or not the Glenn Beck Clinton “endorsement” will have an effect on the outcome of the 2016 presidential race would seem open for debate. Does the Glenn Beck Hillary Clinton endorsement change your view of the candidates? Share your view on the subject in the comments below.
Update 1:50 p.m. ET: While Beck’s Facebook post could easily be interpreted as an endorsement for Hillary Clinton, he has revealed to Vice News that he intends to vote for Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party.
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