Glenn Beck has repeatedly called progressive activist Robert Creamer an “unrepentant convicted felon,” but Beck conveniently ignores the facts and his own previous statement that make this assertion false.

BECK: But first I want to show you the latest video clip from Robert Creamer – thanks Kyle Olson and Andrew Breitbart from BigGovernment.com. They sent this in to us. He is the unrepentant convicted felon who wrote a book while in prison on how to achieve progressive goals.

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BECK: Wow. Let that marinate for a second here, America. An unrepentant convicted felon is trying to help out for the fundamental transformation that Obama will bring home. Fundamental transformation – I know I have heard that someplace before. Where, where?

Robert Creamer has stated that his actions (federal bank fraud and tax charges) were “serious errors in judgement,” he was “foolish” and he pleaded “guilty.” Not only that, but he paid back the money he owed to the IRS. Also worth noting is Beck’s own admittance on December 8 that Creamer apologized.

BECK: Creamer apologized for his conduct, but claimed just to be overzealous while working for a good cause.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first smear – Beck has also compared Creamer to Bernie Madoff and a sexual predator. Beck also invented a conspiracy theory that the security breach at the November 24 White House State Dinner was intended to divert attention from Creamer.

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14 Responses to “Glenn Beck ‘Unrepentant’ About Robert Creamer Falsehood”

  1. Crowdaddy13 says:

    Sue him for slander………….

  2. unrepentant doesn’t mean unapologetic.

  3. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    sidewinded: Let me Google that for you…

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=unrepentant

  4. Sidewinded says:

    Oh look u can’t even google right; unrepentant is going to come with ‘to be in an unrepenant state’ or something of the sort. You should be looking up the key word repent.
    re?pent1??[ri-pent]
    –verb (used without object)
    1. to feel sorry, self-reproachful, or contrite for past conduct; regret or be conscience-stricken about a past action, attitude, etc. (often fol. by of): He repented after his thoughtless act.
    2. to feel such sorrow for sin or fault as to be disposed to change one’s life for the better; be penitent.

    Notice it doesn’t mention anything about appologizing. Repent in essense is to turn from your actions and to try to not do them again.

    This whole article is based around a misunderstanding of a word (albeit it’s incorrectly become a neologism for appologized)

  5. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    Wow, that was pathetic, petty and pointless – Googling “unrepentant” brings up the definition of “unrepentant” (first link: “Feeling or showing no sorrow for wrongdoing.”; third result: “Having or exhibiting no remorse.”) as well as “repentant,” which you seem to agree with, but you’re playing the semantics game again. No, it doesn’t mention apologizing, but he did, in fact, apologize and he is repentant. So, WTF are you even trying to argue??

  6. Sidewinded says:

    He is not repentant is my point. He gave back the money cause they would make him anyway. He appologized for being “over zealous”. That’s sounds alot more like he’s sorry that he took so much as to get caught. If he truely was repentant he should have given back the money and thensome to the point that it hurts. His appology should have been less about his intentions and more about how disgusted he was at his action and how he would make it up. That’s repentance, not going ‘i’m sorry I got carried away doing a good thing.’ it’s like a cop appolgizing for accidenty killing a subdued suspect with excessive force because he was trying to get justice while in a rage.

    Actions speak louder than words and repentance is doing more than righting a wrong.

  7. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    It must be neat to read peoples’ minds… what am I thinking? Hint: It begins with “You’re full of shi…” When most definitions for “repentant” only mention a feeling of sorrow or remorse for wrongdoing, it’s not up to you to change that definition, or create other qualifiers, to suit your needs.

  8. Sidewinded,

    I understood exactly what you meant after your first post. Creamer did apologize, much the way a 10-y.o. apologizes for tormenting his younger brother. Creamer has not repented for his crime.

  9. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    Marbran, That’s your opinion. Misinterpretation & pseudo-mind reading do not equal fact. Neither you, Sidewinded, nor Beck are in any position to tell us what another person is thinking. Anything that anyone, myself included, says is purely subjective; however, the one person who knows for sure is the person who admitted guilt and stated that he had “serious errors in judgement” and that he was “foolish.” The point is that Beck made a statement that was not accurate. Period.

  10. Yes, that is my opinion. Only time will tell if Creamer has truly repented, through demonstrated action that will certainly be objective.

  11. Monkeydoes says:

    what is laughable is that in all likelihood the average Beckerhead would tell you that criminals can’t nor even shouldn’t be rehabilitated … I am betting that ‘lock ‘em up and throw away the key’ is not an uncommon mantra

    yet … they will likely also remark on how wonderful that a self confessed cocaine user, an alcoholic who has driven under the influence and as someone who has bragged of smoking pot everyday for 15 years (all of which are ‘criminal’ acts) has been magically ‘rehabilitated’ … of course his cure is more than likely aided by the fact that he is white and conservative … if he were black and liburrrl I doubt he be getting credited with such bravery by the same audience … yeah … I went there

  12. Recidivism statistics speak for themselves. According to the DOJ, about 60% of non-violent criminals (robbery, larceny, drugs, etc.) will re-offend within three years of release. Violent criminals (rape, murder) are far lower, down into single digits, but principally due to the much longer sentences imposed initially. Rehabilitation only works if the criminal wants to be rehabilitated. Too often, they choose the easier path, which is not surprising when only 10-15% of criminals ever see jail time.

    In Beck’s case we find someone who abused alcohol and drugs for most of his young adult life, yet realized that if he didn’t make a change in his life he’d end up killing himself or someone else, and probably also end up in prison. So he did what he needed to do to get clean. Part of getting clean is being honest about the reality of the addiction. And for doing that the left attempts to smear him, to usurp his current success. There is no ‘magic’ here, only a determination on his part to do the next right thing.

  13. Sidewinded says:

    Conservativism does not mean we don’t believe people can’t be rehabilitated. We believe that redemption is earned and sought after; not given freely because we believe that people are generally good. Not every conservative believes in the death penalty but the current system cannot contain all these offenders forever.

  14. Beck is just one of those people who doesn’t think before he speaks, and doesn’t stop to think afterwards either. He’s an attention seeking brat who wishes he was a little bit more important, so talks badly of others to try and push himself up a bit. So what if the guy is a convict? Is he still in prison? Is he turning his life around?

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