GLAAD has an unlikely supporter in their efforts to punish Roland Martin for his controversial Super Bowl tweets — conservative commentator Glenn Beck. Beck unleashed a tirade on Martin on his radio show Tuesday, calling him a “clown” and an “idiot.” Beck also said there is no way to interpret Martin’s tweet except as homophobic. Huffington Post reports:
Glenn Beck unleashed a torrent of invective against CNN’s Roland Martin — who is under fire for a series of tweets which some have said are anti-gay — on his Tuesday radio show.
Martin has come under fire for several messages making fun of men who may have liked an underwear commercial starring David Beckham. One tweet said that people should “smack the ish out” of such men. Gay rights group GLAAD initially called for Martin’s firing. Martin eventually apologized for any “offense” he may have caused.
Beck was clearly in a deeply uncharitable mood, at least when it came to Martin. He said he had known Martin when the two were at CNN together, and proceeded to criticize him in aggressively nasty terms.
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