Glenn Beck, on his Fox show this afernoon, did a really lovely encomium to Beverly Eckert, the 9/11 widow who was a victim of that horrible plane crash outside Buffalo yesterday. In fact, like most Beck productions, it was downright maudlin. But we had to applaud certain sentiments, such as when he lauded Eckert for her post-9/11 activism:
Beck: After the attacks, she became a vocal activist for families of 9/11 victims. She pushed for the 9/11 Commission. She demanded answers from the government, and helped win the passage of the Intelligence Reform law.
And of course, Beck looked very, very sincere delivering this.
Beck: You know, it took me about a year to start hating the 9/11 victims' families. It took me about a year. Um, and I had such compassion for them and I really, you know, I wanted to help them, and I was behind -- let's give them money, let's get them started, and all of this stuff. And I really didn't -- all the 3,000 victims' families, I don't hate all of them, I hate about, probably about ten of them. But when I see 9/11 victim family, you know, on television, or whatever, I'm just like, 'Oh, shut up.' I'm so sick of them. Because they're always complaining. And we did our best for them. And again, it's only about ten.
After that, of course, he went on to talk about how much he hated the Hurricane Katrina victims.