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Glenn Beck Defends Daily Show Co-Creator: ‘How Many Of Us Made Joke We Wished We Could Take Back?’

Beck Defends Daily Show Co-Creator: 'How Many Of Us Made Joke We Wished We Could Take Back?'

“Judge not lest ye be judged” seems to be the Biblical message in the back of Glenn Beck‘s mind late last night when he took to Twitter to defend Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead after her tweet-joke about the Moore tornado “targeting” conservatives like the IRS set off an Internet fury.

“The tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to target only conservatives,” she wrote on Twitter before the twister finished its devastating path and left behind miles and miles of destruction. When she realized just how tasteless her remark had been, Winstead apologized, telling Twitter she was “beyond sorry” and “deserves” any of the criticism the media fling at her.

While much of the web continues to tear into her for the remarks, Beck has taken a strikingly different tone, tweeting: “Leave lizz winstead alone.Clearly bad joke. How many of us has made a joke we wished we could take back? She has to feel awful. #castfirststone”

The hashtag #castfirststone is clearly a reference to a Biblical passage in which Jesus shames a crowd of scribes ready to execute an adulteress, telling them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

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