Glenn Beck Flashes Humanity, Right-Wing Twitter Gets Very Upset

The vast majority of the time, Glenn Beck should not be taken seriously. You shouldn't put all of your savings in gold no matter what the North Texas radio and TV host tells you, and you probably shouldn't take any of what he says as anything but performance art.

In the last couple of weeks though, it seems that Beck has come down with a case of sincerity. First, Beck admitted that liberals were right about the second Iraq War. This week, on Tuesday, he announced plans to provide tractor-trailers full of humanitarian aid to help the undocumented kids housed near the border.

Beck noted that it wasn't the kids fault that they were caught in a political crossfire. Political action is necessary, he said, but it shouldn't come at the children's expense.

Predictably, this riled up many conservative Twitter users. Chief among them was Ohio state Representative Andrew Brenner who went on a multi-tweet rant, first discovered by Gawker, attacking Beck:

There was more vitriol from some less public figures -- which you can check out in the Gawker post -- and backlash from commenters on Beck's own website The Blaze (be warned if you venture into that comments section, some of the cognitive dissonance is almost overpowering).

This morning Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins defended Beck on MSNBC, which can only make things worse, Unfair Park imagines.

Check out Beck's full statement below:

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Stephen Young has written about Dallas news for the Observer since 2014. He's a Dallas native and a graduate of the University of North Texas.
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