Pundits dismiss Glenn Beck: ‘These radio guys can’t deliver a pizza, let alone a nomination.’

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Fox News host Glenn Beck didn’t get much love from yesterday’s Sunday show guests. First, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that Beck “doesn’t represent the Republican Party.” “You can listen to him if you like,” he added. “I choose not to.” Later, a bipartisan group of pundits also dismissed Beck. On NBC’s Meet the Press, GOP strategist Mike Murphy said:

MURPHY: These radio guys can’t deliver a pizza, let alone a nomination. And you can case study that out in the last election.

On CNN, when conservative pundit Mary Matalin attempted to defend Beck by saying that he is tapping into a neglected constituency of “maligned mothers,” her husband, liberal strategist James Carville, jumped in and called Beck “nuts”:

CARVILLE: Yes. I think he’s nuts, OK? Just out and out nuts. And I also think that he’s a blatant hypocrite.

Here’s somebody that sits on his show and weeping about how much he loves America and “The 5,000 Year Leap,” and then he’s absolutely giddy when his country doesn’t get the Olympics. And this is — I’ll tell you another thing about Glenn Beck. He wouldn’t know the difference between a football, a bat and a hockey court.

Watch it:

Transcript:

MURPHY: These radio guys can’t deliver a pizza, let alone a nomination. And you can case study that out in the last election. [...]

MATALIN: Well, full disclosure, Glenn is a Threshold author, Simon & Schuster imprint, of which I’m associated with. Glenn has two best-sellers. This has never happened before. Two No. 1 best-sellers in hard cover and paperback, non-fiction. All right. Somebody out there is listening, what Glenn Beck says. I know he doesn’t listen and Lindsey doesn’t listen.

Glenn Beck is unequivocal in saying he’s not a Republican; he’s not a Democrat. He possibly has libertarian leanings in a vacuum. So what he has tapped into is really, really what I think is going to be the dispositive future for us. Maligned mothers.

He did not — it wasn’t just ACORN. He did the czars. He was instrumental in these tea parties and this rising opposition, again, of people who aren’t typically listened to. He doesn’t affiliate with either party, or any party, but he has tapped into this mainstream of America who feels otherwise not listened to.

CARVILLE: Yes. I think he’s nuts, OK? Just out and out nuts. And I also think that he’s a blatant hypocrite.

Here’s somebody that sits on his show and weeping about how much he loves America and “The 5,000 Year Leap,” and then he’s absolutely giddy when his country doesn’t get the Olympics.

And this is — I’ll tell you another thing about Glenn Beck. He wouldn’t know the difference between a football, a bat and a hockey court. This guy is not — he’s just all — he’s just all weeping.

Yes, he’ll sell a lot of books, but he exposed himself, just like a lot of these other people did there. And so yes, he gets a lot of viewers, but go look at his reading habits. Try “The 5,000 Year Leap” and I’m not just going to — that guy just exposed himself for what he was.

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