Glenn Beck created a bit of a sensation this past weekend when he tweeted a photo of the Devil from The History Channel’s The Bible mini-series and noted that beared a resemblance to “that guy” (AKA President Obama). Last night on CNN, Erin Burnett used her opinion-laden “Erin’s Essay” segment to go after Beck for what she saw as just another instance of his tendency to compare the president to Satan.
Burnett clearly took offense to Beck’s tweet, saying perhaps he calls President Obama “that guy” because he “doesn’t respect him enough to use his title.” She then offered up a montage of prior instances when Beck drew the Obama-Satan comparison in more pointed political contexts. The final nail in the coffin of the segment came when Burnett showed video of another political figure who has been known to compare President Obama to the devil: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Presumably, Beck wouldn’t appreciate that juxtaposition.
After the segment aired, Burnett even referred to Beck’s “ugly history” in her own personal tweet promoting the segment online:
Beck has not yet responded to Burnett, either on Twitter or on his radio show.
Watch video below, via CNN:
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