Glenn Beck ducks WWE interview, staff gets snippy with reporter (video)

Who could have guessed that behind all that bravado Glenn Beck is a big chicken?  Oh that’s right, every one of you.  It seems that Beck took on the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) last week, calling them “stupid wrestling people” for having a wrestling duo that claim to be Tea Party Patriots.

As we reported yesterday, the wrestling pair in question, Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger, posted a pretty good video response to Beck.

Today it gets better.  It seems the WWE sent a reporter to interview Glenn Beck at Beck’s studio, since he chickened out of their offer to come on their network and explain why he thinks they’re “stupid wrestling people.”  And Beck’s people were none too pleased that WWE was asking for an interview.

From the WWE reporter in the video below:

glenn-beck-crying

The WWE made Glenn Beck cry.

“You’d think that if Mr. Beck had such inflammatory comments to say about our product, that he’d be willing to come out here and at least do a one-on-one interview…. What I find hard to believe is that a man with such outspoken views, it is extremely difficult to get that man to come out and talk with us about those views.”

Oh, we don’t find it hard to believe at all.  This is how most Republican bullies act.  They’re all tough-guy, until you stand up to them and give them a taste of their own medicine.  Then, suddenly, they’re not so tough anymore.  Maybe is this why so many Republicans are so desperate to buy guns – cuz at heart they’re a bunch of wimps.

The WWE reporter notes that “security came down, asked us to leave, we refused to.”

Beck’s “security,” btw, looked (and sounded) barely old enough to shave.

Glenn Beck's vewy vewy scawy security guy telling the WWE reporter to leave.

Glenn Beck’s vewy vewy scawy security guy telling the WWE reporter to leave.

After the WWE reporter refused to leave without an interview, Beck’s people asked the WWE reporter if he had a “permit” to be on the premises of Beck’s office asking for an interview.  Then the owner of Beck’s studio came down and told the WWE reporter that he was “trespassing.”

For all of Beck’s on-air bluster, his “security” and “owner” weren’t exactly the scariest tag-team in the world.

Here’s WWE’s video of the attempt to get the interview with Beck.  They’re clearly loving this. And, ironically, pulling out all the Fox News tactics of dropping in unannounced in an effort to embarrass.

Seems stupid wrestling people got balls. More than you can say for Glenn Beck.


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  • Mickey McMickey

    I very much enjoyed the article until the horrible bias against Republicans. Call an idiot an idiot all you want, but never generalize a group of people. Not all Republicans are gun-toting morons, and not all Democrats are socialist mouth breathing pigs.

  • UncleBucky

    “Beck’s vewy vewy scawy security guy telling the WWE reporter to leave.”

    But WHAT’s with the hair on a “security guy”??? A mullet??? Or is that a variation?

  • http://www.facebook.com/don.de.estelbano Otto Partz

    For a guy that makes his living in “entertainment” it was very stupid of Beck to attack others that make their living on another form of “entertainment.” But then again , Beck has never been that smart. He has gone from a shit DJ to shit entertainer.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Glenn Beck would make a great mud dwarf exhibition match.

  • NMRon

    Beck like all conservatives are cowards at heart. It would have been perfect to see him cuffed on the ear like wrestling did with Andy Kaufman.

  • http://twitter.com/BillFromDover Bill from Dover

    And don’t forget that cowards are usually bullies!

    Glenn Beck is no exception.

  • HolyMoly

    To me what comes to mind is Andy Kaufman’s little run-in with the wrestling world. It didn’t quite end well for him, but he put himself in a position where he couldn’t exactly back away. Beck has more or less backed himself into a corner on this one. I really can’t envision a stunt scenario where this works out well for both parties in the end, unless Beck is trying to reinforce the whole “I’m-a-conservative-victim” myth.

  • HolyMoly

    I was thinking the same thing. It’s not like he’s some random guy who decided out of the blue to walk in — with a camera — and do an interview. “No, I’m not from anywhere. Just asking an interview for kicks.”

  • HolyMoly

    As the security guard said, “I was TOLD to tell you..” instead of “I’m telling you that you must leave.” The very first words out of his mouth betrays his sense of insecurity about doing his job when it comes to confrontation. And the guy he’s got to confront is wearing a suit, has a microphone, is polite, and has a cameraman. It’s not like he was issuing threats.

  • HolyMoly

    Don’t forget the news show where they lure pedophiles into a trap and…out comes the news guy with cameras. That is the ULTIMATE ambush. It’s sickening to know there are people like that in the world, but gratifying to watch them get caught and taken off the streets.

  • silas1898

    If Beck loses this crowd, he is really circling the drain.

  • silas1898

    Mike Wallace created a whole media persona doing this. Old Joke:
    “You know it’s going to be a bad day when………Mike Wallace and a 60 Minutes film crew is waiting for you in the lobby.”

  • olandp

    Thank you for spending so much of your time to tell us how dumb this is. And FYI, I’m not a girl, I’m a Drag Queen!

  • silas1898

    As always, time will tell. Interesting idea though. Never put anything past these nuts.

  • Hue-Man

    “They’re all tough-guy, until you stand up to them and give them a taste
    of their own medicine. Then, suddenly, they’re not so tough anymore” … Then they whine about how they have been attacked and they are the victim. And god and guns.

  • Melinda

    This is just dumb. Who cares if Beck thinks WWE is dumb. I think it’s dumb too. But if it makes a person money and they are successful at it-more power to them. I’m all for capitalism. CEO’s of companies are too busy to take an interview with a wrestling reporter. Seriously-why does anyone even care about this story? It’s ridiculous. Surely WWE has heard plenty of people say that it is dumb. You either love it or hate it. I happen to hate it, but I don’t hate it enough to even give a crap about it at all. I just don’t care and if not for a link on someone’s page I would never have known about this story, but since it involved Glenn Beck I checked it out, but it’s just basically a guy who thinks he is important enough to get an on-spot interview with a CEO and in all honesty, people running companies and organizations just don’t have time to see every Tom, Dick and Harry who wants an interview. Grow up! This is the exact reason people like me think wrestling is dumb. It’s too fluffed up with drama that’s being creted over things that don’t need drama. Geez-you’re like a bunch of girls!

  • Verdoux

    Much like Limbaugh always hiding from debate in a Florida Neverland Bunker, Beck has to hide from anyone who disagrees with him. These guys know their arguments are so flimsy that they can’t be seen publicly debating an opposing review, because they’ll likely lose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregsamsa Marc Mitchell

    Ah. I think it because, sadly, I’ve observed WWE’s plot build-up from time to time. Yes, they look like idiots, but it (hopefully it is just me) seems a bit too contrived. Like, here’s the first episode in a series contrived.

  • Lucaswood

    Glenn Beck’s studi staff looked a wreck and “stupid.” One of them asked Cole if he’s from somewhere? Obviously he is, he’s the voice of WWE dammit! lol

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Bullies are usually cowards. Glenn Beck is no exception.

  • SkippyFlipjack

    “Stupid wrestling people”?

    And I think the ambush interview was a trademark of Michael Moore, and 60 Minutes long before him. I don’t think Fox News should get the credit..

  • Jeffrey

    Way to go Micheal, congradulations! The owner was scared.

  • cc423

    BRILLIANT

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Yeah I was thinking that too. Send some of the fighters.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Why do you think that? It makes Beck and his people look like jerks. Hardly a stunt that helps Beck in any way, sweetie :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregsamsa Marc Mitchell

    Sweetie, this is a stunt both agreed to.

  • FuzzyRabbit

    If the WWE had sent Nikolai Volkoff or the Iron Sheik to do the interview that pimply face “security officer” would have fainted away at the sight of them. He would probably faint even if Randy Savage’s manager, the lovely Elizabeth (RIP) had gone to do the interview.

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