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Jun 03 2011

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Soothsayer

So Glenn Beck Thinks He’s A Prophet Now?

By Andy Newbold, June 02, 2011 3:17 pm ET

Today, Mediaite reported that the last episode of Glenn Beck’s daily Fox News show will air on June 30. That news may just have driven Beck over the edge.

On his radio show today, Beck told his audience that he doesn’t know why he has “been given the gift, the blessing, or the curse of being able to see slightly over the horizon.” He went on to say that this “is not something that I take lightly” but that he is “grateful” for this ability. As if it wasn’t obvious enough that Beck was declaring himself a prophet, Beck listed examples of his visions that have come true.

He asked his audience “how was it I was over in Israel two weeks before the president made his speech?” Then asks them to ponder “how was it I told you months ago these things were coming?” And then, referencing Obama’s call for Israeli and Palestinian states with borders based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, he asked “how is it I told you on the Monday before they would divide the city?” And then he inquired just simply “how?”

While Beck is no stranger to self-aggrandizement, he at least has sometimes professed humility. Beck has even previously told us “I’m not a prophet.” But he cast away that nonsense today, and let us know what he really thinks of his himself.

BECK: I don’t know why I have been given the gift, the blessing, or the curse of being able to see slightly over the horizon, but I am telling you I can. And it is not something that I take lightly. It is not something that I — I have to be careful. I am grateful, but I am not always grateful for it. I don’t tell you these things, and I don’t have to say this to you, I don’t tell you these things because I am going to make money. I don’t tell you these things for any other reason other than I believe them with everything in me.

And it is my responsibility, just like it is your responsibility when you know something, to say something. Ask yourself how did I know? How was it I was over in Israel two weeks before the president made his speech? How was it I told you months ago these things were coming? How was it I told you on the Monday before the speech, the ambassador and the prime minister of Israel didn’t know they would call for the ’67 border? He didn’t know. No one knew until he made the announcement. How is it, I told you on the Monday before, they would divide the city? How?

As for whether Beck’s power to “see slightly over the horizon” is a “blessing” or a “curse,” we’ll just list a few of Beck’s predictions and let you decide for yourself:

  • Beck floated August 22, 2006, as a possible date for Armageddon.
  • America’s “Weimar moment” is coming on November 3, 2009.
  • Protests scheduled for February 26, 2011, may lead to global unrest.
  • March 31, 2011, might be Day One of the new Islamic order in the United States.
  • Beck predicted the perfect storm was arriving (eight separate times)
  • Beck has said the “Archduke Ferdinand Moment” may be here (seven separate times)
  • In October 2010, Beck said there was a “77 percent chance of a [stock market] crash within the next 30 days,” the second time he had predicted such a crash within a couple of months

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201106020020 or http://bit.ly/mqBZ0G or http://tinyurl.com/3g2c8hk

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