Lest you had any illusions that right-wing bomb-thrower Glenn Beck has turned over a new leaf, he dispatched them on Thursday when he falsely blamed Black Lives Matter for the horrific torture of a disabled white man in Chicago.
On Twitter this morning, Beck demanded “justice in Chicago for the beating of a disabled Trump supporter by BLM,” despite the fact that there is no evidence to suggest Black Lives Matter had anything to do with the deplorable actions captured on video.
You are right. Stand up with me and demand justice in Chicago for the beating of a disabled trump supporter by BLM https://t.co/aP79pKnHA1
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) January 5, 2017
Per Mediaite, CNN panelist Angela Rye called Beck out Thursday morning for his assertion, and said that he had no cause to smear BLM for the incident.
“These folks are not trying to kill people, they’re trying to protect black lives,” she said. “It’s horrible to put that at the feet of Black Lives Matter.”
For the record, Black Lives Matter Chicago put out a statement Thursday condemning the torture of the disabled man, and explicitly stated that such actions are not what the movement is about.
“What happened to the young man who was held captive and tortured is terrible and we condemn the violence that was perpetrated against him,” BLM Chicago wrote. “We’ve stated time and time again, that we’re against all types of harm and violence perpetrated and we’ve never condoned it. So this is absolutely perplexing and twisted that people are associating this atrocity with this organization and movement.”
Beck — who once infamously called President Obama a racist who hates white people — earlier this year expressed “empathy” toward Black Lives Matter and admitted that “there are things unique to the African-American experience that I cannot relate to.”
Check out Rye’s reaction to Beck below.
Italy court to rule on iconic Da Vinci loan to Louvre
An Italian court is to rule Wednesday on whether Leonardo da Vinci's iconic Vitruvian Man drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre, bringing to a head a bitter cultural row.
The Venice court last week suspended the loan of the world famous artwork, due to appear later this month in an exhibition at the Paris museum to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.
It did so after an Italian heritage group, Italia Nostra (Our Italy), filed a complaint saying the drawing was too fragile to travel.
The Vitruvian Man is kept in a climate-controlled vault in the Accademia Gallery in Venice and is rarely displayed to the public.
Austrian man held in Dutch cellar family ‘waiting for end of time’ case
Dutch police were holding an Austrian man after the discovery of a father and his adult children who were believed to have stayed hidden in a remote farmhouse for years, officials said Wednesday.
The mystery surrounding the case in the village of Ruinerwold in the northern province of Drenthe also deepened with reports that one of the children had been active on social media this year.
Police said they discovered a father and five children aged between 18 and 25 on Monday and arrested a 58-year-old man -- not the father -- for failing to cooperate. They initially spoke of six children but later revised the number down.
Federal judge overturns ObamaCare’s transgender protections, because Jesus
A U.S. District Court judge in Texas has overturned the protections written into ObamaCare for transgender people, ruling they violate the religious rights of healthcare providers who hold religious beliefs that oppose the existence of transgender people.
On Tuesday Judge Reed O'Connor, appointed by President George W. Bush, "vacated an Obama-era regulation that prohibited providers and insurers who receive federal money from denying treatment or coverage to anyone based on sex, gender identity or termination of pregnancy," The Hill reports.