Glenn Beck: Cruz Told Me He Berated His Staff For Booking Speech At “Death To Gays” Rally [VIDEO]

Last weekend Ted Cruz boldly lied about Pastor Kevin Swanson’s call to execute gays, saying that he’d denounced Swanson’s words as soon he heard them. In fact, for months Cruz refused so much as comment about Swanson despite many questions from the media. Then, earlier today, Right Wing Watch reported that Glenn Beck yesterday told his audience that he’s never heard Ted Cruz tell a lie. Uh huh. And now there’s this:

Cruz is attempting to rewrite history and, in doing so, apparently lying to Glenn Beck’s face about it. On his radio show today, Beck revealed that Cruz was at Beck’s home yesterday for several hours, just hanging out and shooting footage for campaign commercials, when Beck’s daughter asked him about his decision to appear at Swanson’s rally.

Beck was obviously only vaguely familiar with the controversy, judging by the fact that he wrongly claimed that it took place in Ohio (it was in Iowa) and falsely said that Swanson made his outrageous remarks defending the death penalty for homosexuality the day before Cruz even spoke at the rally (actually, Swanson made the case twice; once just before Cruz spoke and again the day after.)

According to Beck, when his daughter asked Cruz about his participation, Cruz declared that Swanson and his views are “reprehensible” and that he “chewed [his] staff out” for allegedly not knowing about Swanson’s views and for allowing him to appear at Swanson’s conference.

Beck reported that Cruz told his daughter that “not only did I not know that, I think that was absolutely reprehensible, bigoted, despicable, I want nothing to do with him or any kind of alliances to people like that.”

As we know, Cruz was warned about Kevin Swanson live on national television by CNN’s Jake Tapper on the day before he spoke at that rally.

  • bkmn


    • Liam Cregg

      You beat me to it! Total bullshit.

  • Jason Lin

    Cruz didn’t ‘boldly lie’ about anything. He cowardly answered in a way that most benefits him like always.

  • Snarkaholic

    Hitchen’s Razor.

  • Todd

    And he told you he’s never cheated on his wife too.
    Telling Beck isn’t a PUBLIC DENOUNCEMENT

  • oikos
  • Sam_Handwich

    does anyone watch this psychotic assclown’s show? he is so obviously a fraud and a loser

  • JT
    • EdmondWherever

      ….then I’d say we have much to discuss!

    • Necessitas

      I’d lie and say I was bi.

    • oikos

      I’d say “on your knees boy.”

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        good answer !

    • Reality.Bites

      I’d say the meme generator did a terrible job of text placement.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      I’d say “you’re about to have the hate fucked out of you, bitch!”



  • anne marie in philly

    they are BOTH LIARS!

    • Goodboy

      Ha. A liar lying for a liar.

      Now I want to hear the Daughters version. I’m sure none of it happened though.

      • popebuck1

        If it’s the same daughter he tried to hug in that clip, her only comment would probably be “Help me.”

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    • TampaZeke

      Birds of a feather…

    • Prixator

      This is another example of why so many people just give up on politics – there is so much lying and other dishonesty involved. And, so much of it is blatant, too!

      Then come the justifications like “I was misquoted” or, if presented with their words, “I misspoke” or, in desperation “they do it, too!”.

      Of course, this is so widespread that most people who are honest and would like to serve their community are put off with people assuming that they are just like the other lying politicians.

  • another_steve

    This is what happens when you put gentiles together in a small room and close the door.

    You goyim are a perpetual source of amusement.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i put my genitals where??

      • another_steve

        No no. Please pay attention, Sam.

        Gentiles, not genitals.

        • Sam_Handwich

          i’m just a simple kosher sam handwich.

          • another_steve

            Ham is perhaps the major reason I rejected the teachings of Orthodox Judaism. That, and crab cakes.

            I told my beloved mother (sadly, dead now for many years), “Ma, if the Lord wanted me to eat kosher, he wouldn’t have sent me to Maryland (where I live) — home to the best crab cakes in the universe.”

          • RJ Bone

            “home to the best crab cakes in the universe.””

            … and Beverly Hills.

          • Sam_Handwich

            as my uncle, Rabbi Shlomo Handwich, once said of crab cakes, “We’ve all had worse things in our mouths”

          • another_steve

            This is true. Though the hard-shelled crabs can be wicked, to the inexperienced.

            For my first five years of dining in Baltimore, I wore band-aids on strategic spots of my hands, when I knew I would be doing the hard crabs.

            Fellow Marylanders reading here will understand.

            It can be a bloody mess, if you’re inexperienced when it comes to ripping into the boys.

          • Sam_Handwich

            we do that with losbsters here in mass, i’ve cut my hand more than once

          • another_steve

            Thank you. True Baltimore people are fanatical on point.

            I worked with one — a fine lady who went back, I dunno, 200 years in her Baltimore lineage — who traveled with a crab eating-kit in her purse at all times.

            I swear, it was this velcro roll-up thing enclosing a crab mallet and other crab-eating utensils. She carried it with her whenever she went out.

            I tell ya, they’re crazy here about their crabs.

          • I have an Anglo-catholic student who’s like that with a rosary and corkscrew in her purse.

          • perversatile

            I wonder where that puts me
            for carrying hot sauce in my purse?

          • another_steve

            I happen not to carry a man-purse, but if I did I’d probably stash away a few packets of sweet and sour sauce.

            You never know when the Chinese restaurant didn’t put enough of them in the bag, and you feel like digging in before you get home.

          • perversatile

            My Aunt Meruth hasn’t purchased ‘Sweet-n-Low’ in …. never

          • another_steve

            Tell Aunt Meruth I love her. 😉

            The man and I frequently go to this diner for breakfast where with every cup of coffee they bring over six or more of those little containers of creamer. For years I would use one container and leave the rest, unopened, on the table as we left.

            No more. I’m a pensioner now, hon.

            So I take those boys home with me, stick them in the frig, and I swear I haven’t had to buy coffee creamer for two years now.

          • perversatile

            My Aunt Gracie use to say,
            ”Meruth you’re so tight when you pinch a penny the Indian cries” and did that ever get Meruth riled up. Not so much her little sister’s accusation of being ‘aggressively thrifty’, but the sheer audacity to suggest she was actually old enough to pinch an Indian Head Penny*

            *Retired from circulation in 1904

          • another_steve

            My parents both lived through the Great Depression as young people. When they conceived me, I think they passed on to me a genetic remembrance of want.

            I believe, truly, in the genetic passing on of remembrance.

          • perversatile

            ”You can only watch your Mother wash and save aluminum foil so many times before it strikes you as a sensible thing to do”
            -a confession from my ‘junkin buddy’

          • another_steve

            Ohmigod you made me laugh with that one.

            I’m conflicted when it comes to the washing of the aluminum foil.

            I find myself seeking the middle ground. The space between reason and the silent suspicion that circumstances might change over night and I might not be able to afford new aluminum foil tomorrow.

          • perversatile

            -or they might stop making it!

          • Jay George

          • Hank

            Nothing beats the taste of a TRUE goy!!! The “over hang”….. Sluuurrrppp!!!

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            I have to say the best crab cakes I ever had were in New Orleans, done Creole style.

          • another_steve

            In culturally Jewish circles, we refer to Creole style as “chazerai.”

            Here in Baltimore they bathe the boys in Old Bay seasoning. The crab and the shrimp babies.

            An acquired taste, Old Bay.

            Too much of it will send you to the bathroom.

          • Brian Burleson

            Is Bertha’s Mussels Restaurant still around? I think that was the name of the place.

          • another_steve

            Absolutely. They have their trademark bumper sticker — “Eat Bertha’s Mussels” — that you occasionally see on cars around here.

            Good food in the historically significant and interesting neighborhood of Fells Point in Baltimore.


          • Brian Burleson

            And my only bout with food poisoning. Delicious but sick as a dog for six weeks. Glad to hear that they are still around.


          Oh. Well that’s different then. Never mind.

      • JT

        Cut or uncut?

    • Necessitas

      I always do my gentals in a separate load.

      • Reality.Bites

        I once heard a joke about a masseuse suspected of giving happy endings. She was questioned about her methods.

        She said, “Well first I massage their back. Then I massage their legs. Then I massage their arms” She continues to list every possible body part except for those they’re concerned with. In frustration the questioner says “What about the genitals?”

        “Oh, I treat the Jews and genitals alike.”

        (Of course clearly she didn’t work in North Carolina.)

    • lattebud

      That was the high school showers where Denny Hastert was the wrestling coach… except the “close the door” part.

  • RJ Bone

    Of course he did. And I’m the President of Luna.

    Cruz lies getting out of bed. If anything he’s the ultimate politician 😛

  • Tor

    When in doubt, get someone else to lie for you.


    Batshit delusional person attempting to lend credibility to a lying bigot’s fraudulent account of events.

  • Craig S

    Glenn Beck looks more like Karl Rove every day.

    • JT
      • lattebud

        Aaron Schock is really desperate for money

      • medaka

        IIRC, “Jeff Gannon, Talon News”

        How many times did he do a sleepover in Dubya’s White House?

        • JT

          As many times as he was needed for Plundering Karl Rove’s Soft, Pillowy Ass

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            Please! Some of us were planning on eating this week.

          • Christopher Smith

            oh, gawud. I just threw up in my MOUTH!

      • HAAAAAAA



    Glenn ( to crazy even for Faux News ) Beck says what.

  • zhera

    A liar lies about a liar’s lies. Headache next.

    • oikos

      Hi Zhera. Haven’t seen you here in awhile. Hope all is well.

      • zhera

        Aww! ♥

        all is well over here. 😀

    • Goodboy

      What a great friend to have though. You know that saying about finishing my sentences/lies;)

  • Ninja0980

    Newsflash asshole, you and Cruz can lie but the internet doesn’t.
    The only reason he is “upset” is because he is getting grief for it and nothing else.

    • LovesIrony

      and it’s about fucking time

    • Cuberly

      From the Iowa Debate:

      Teddy: “I will say this, gosh, if you guys ask one more mean question, I may have to leave the stage.”

      Rubio: “Don’t worry,”…“I’m not leaving the stage no matter what you ask me.”

      Teddy has a short fuse, how many times did he get pissy during the “debates”. He’s ill-tempered and ill-suited for politics. He should retire and open a mega-grifting-church. It’d hit all the right buttons with him, hateful rhetoric, grifting, attention whoring, dispensing harsh judgements against minorities, zero to very little taxes to pay….he’d be in fucking heaven.

  • NZArtist

    Okay kids, if you’re going to tell a whopper, you need to make sure you’ve schooled everyone on the lie.

  • LovesIrony

    pichinio beck grows a chin every time he tells a lie, hence is no neck appearance.

  • Chucktech

    Beck reported that Cruz told his daughter that “not only did I not know that, I think that was absolutely reprehensible, bigoted, despicable, I want nothing to do with him or any kind of alliances to people like that.”

    But he was only reading out of the bible… St. Paul’s words, not his…


    These people are just clueless about the way back machine and how it operates.

    • Reality.Bites

      Since they’re going for voters who still think the fax machine and flip phones are cutting edge technology, it doesn’t really matter.

  • Lakeview Bob

    I wonder how Teddie Cruz feels about his stupid old man Rafi’s complete obsession with hating the LGBT community? Of really Teddie? You really find Swan’s views absolutely reprehensible, bigoted and despicable? How does daddy Rafi feel about Swanson?

    • boatboy_srq

      Hasn’t Rafael gone off similarly on LGBT people? More than once? And Ted not only isn’t aware but still embraces his Dad (at least until Dad embarrasses him once too many among the “swing voters”).

      • Lakeview Bob

        I don’t know that old man Rafi has ever called for executions but he insists that homosexuality will lead to communism and that it is part of our government’s plan to go socialist. Just another jackass that doesn’t understand the difference between socialism and communism.

    • Hank

      The apple does not fall too far from the tree….. or Like father, like son!!
      Take your pick

    • perversatile

      It’s Rafael’s special combination of rabid pointless hate
      and boundary issues that ensures Ted will always be ”Daddy’s boy”

  • EdmondWherever

    I’d like to hear a response from Kevin Swanson regarding all this!

  • crewman

    Saying under your breath, “GASP! I should have said that!” does not count as denouncing Swanson.

  • boatboy_srq

    Oh right. No LGBT rights. No marriage, no protection from being fired/evicted/refused-service, no accommodation any time anywhere,… but no public stoning either because that’s reprehensible, despicable and bigoted. Got it.

    • TrollopeReader

      well, not until an ecclesiastical trial …

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Beck reproduced ??? That poor thing…

    • billbear1961

      Snip and tie the tubes.

  • Jay George

    If Beck and Cruz held a Skeeve Off, which one would win? :p

    • oikos

      I think Cruz.

      • Jay George

        Not enough Lysol in the world to be in the room with either one of ’em.

  • Sam_Handwich

    o/t….Drumpf rally in Pittsburgh tonight…..hearty protests happening

  • Jim

    So to believe this story, we have to believe that Ted Cruz lets his staff do his thinking for him; and if his staff doesn’t upload the right data to Ted’s cranium, then Ted doesn’t know anything. But at the same time we’re supposed to respect Ted Cruz’s intellectual abilities as demonstrated by his Harvard law degree and other academic achievements. We’ve got to believe that Ted Cruz is smart but he’s also stupid, and that Ted Cruz is stupid but he’s also smart. No thanks. I pass.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Whats the difference between “death to the gays” rally and his father’s sermons? NOT A DAMN THING.

    • perversatile

      ‘Whats the difference between “death to the gays” rally and his father’s sermons?’
      Rafael spits A LOT when he get’s all rabid from the god frenzy. Wags have compaired sitting in the first row of pews to being at a Gallagher concert, sans plastic tarp

  • billbear1961

    You and he are both LIARS, Beck.

    We KNOW–we saw the whole thing reported EXTENSIVELY on JMG.

    We know that, like almost ALL right-wingers, you have NO regard for the TRUTH and FACTS (or DECENCY).

    But many of us in this country still DO!!

    And, thanks at least in part to the internet, you don’t get to rewrite REALITY, except for people who don’t give a DAMN about THAT, either!

  • Linda Kemp

    Both liars. Beck thinks he can deny knowledge of Swanson because The Blaze didn’t report on that story back in November. They (Beck) were too busy humping Ted’s leg. The don’t report ANYTHING negative about Cruz.

  • edrex

    Is it just me or does it seem like God is slowly transforming both of them into piglets right before our very eyes? By election day they should be primed for bacon, chops and jowl.

    • Jay George

      You couldn’t pay me enough to eat it.

      • edrex


    • perversatile

      … After eating Circe’s enchanted food, the men all turned into pigs.

    • billbear1961

      It’s not just you.

  • Mike in Texas

    Because Glenn Beck is such a trusted source ….

  • Megrim Twist

    Is it still a lie when a liar lies for a lying liar? I need a cocktail.

  • Robert Conner

    You know, Jake, I have noooo ideeea what Swanson or whatever his name is–I never heard of him!–may have said, but let me pivot to Obama’s assault on our Christian, Jewish and Muslim freedoms.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Seeing that big business is firmly in our court, I can’t imagine that Cruz can expect any support from them. His support is limited to evangelicals. Republican Anti-Trump persons of sense, if they vote this time around, will vote for Clinton.

  • Kissmagrits

    Geez! Now I feel all warm and wanted inside. Thank you Glenn – I was so sure
    Ted didn’t like me.

  • Cuberly

    Ted Cruz never lies, just like Glenn Beck is 100% sane.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      You mean “lies”? We all know nobody likes Ted.

      • Cuberly

        Yeah, I fixed that…I’m a butter fingers at typing.

  • Queequeg

    Cruz is slimy and disgusting. Glenn Beck is insane.

  • Luther Kreiger

    Considering how truthful both of these assholes are, I’d rate anything going through one, then the other’s mouth as being likely true around a 0.0003% chance.

  • Gerry Fisher

    “Damn, those interwebs!”

  • 1Truth1


  • 1Truth1

    Cruz is a repugnant asshole.

  • dcurlee

    Such bullshit

  • Timothy Kincaid

    Lying Ted Cruz lies. Who’d a thunk it

  • I wish I knew how to post anonymously on this thread but Discus doesn’t seem to allow me to be a “Guest.”

    • EqualityForAll

      No, but Disqus does allow you to hide your personal info. That’s about as close to anonymous as you can get.

    • djcoastermark

      why hide Stogie ? no need to, you’re doing fine

  • Jamie_Johnson

    Glen Beck is a Mormon, and as the adage goes, Q: How can you tell when a Mormon is lying? A: His lips are moving. Seems Lyin’ Ted is an honorary Mormon now.

  • This actually seems plausible considering who some of his biggest donors are. It’s sad when gays hate themselves.

  • DaddyRay

    “Cruz Told Me He Berated His Staff”
    Is that what the kids are calling it these days

    • saucetin

      So raphael eduardo cruz is short-staffed, and Drmpf is short-handed?

      Got it. #smallhands

      • Octavio

        Which one has the smallest staff with the smallest hands?

    • djcoastermark

      B rated as in movie.

  • fuzzybits
  • If by berate you mean give a bonus and cheer them on ok.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    Lovely to see leaders of the party of “personal responsibility” deflect personal responsibility at every turn.

  • Glen

    Bullshit artists.

    Nice try to cover for him Beck.

  • Octavio

    “My name is Glenn and I fling my own poo.”

  • Being sorry you got caught and being sorry you did it are two different things. Cruz is only made because he got bad press from this. He knew what he was signing up for. It just hasn’t caught up with the right wing of the GOP that gay-bashing is bad politics in 2016. They still think it’s 2004.

  • Blake Jordan

    No “non-party affiliated voter” should be filled by this BS!!!
    Has cruz forgotten the antics of his father???

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I don’t even get why they even bother to lie since they lie so poorly.

  • coram nobis

    I can believe that story. Some big shots are abusive to their underlings and Ted probably has a reputation as a “screamer.”

  • Marilyn Boggs

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  • Michael Hampton

    Is anyone surprised by this? Once the story got loud enough, he had to address it an the lied about it. Shocking! A known liar, lied!

  • Marides48

    If Cruz had appeared with Swanson 20 years ago they wouldn’t have to back peddle like this. I guess now that they’re spending the effort to deny it, it shows that we’ve made some progress.