On Monday, a post at the Cowger Nation accused radio talk show host Glenn Beck of calling Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, a lesbian porn star, citing a post Beck made on Facebook that has caused a great deal of discussion in conservative circles. Beck’s accusation even caught the attention of Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who mentioned it in a letter to his fellow talk show host.
In a lengthy paragraph, Beck mentions a veritable laundry list of issues he has with Trump. At one point, he says that if Trump is elected to the White House, “the First Lady would be the first to have posed nude in lesbian porno shots…”
Ironically, Beck said he wants “a respectful dialogue” and is “not trying to tear” Trump down. He continued, telling readers that he is only “stating my opinion.” He then asked: “Can we actually have a civil discourse based on facts?”
But Cowger said Beck was relying on claims that have not been verified. Caiden Cowger, editor-in-chief of the site, noted that only two outlets even mentioned the rumor. One source turned out to be a 2007 post from what Cowger called “an unpopular celebrity gossip website.” That source, which we will not link here due to its graphic nature, even admitted the report and pictures could be fake. The other source was the New York Daily News, which reported it in its gossip section. Cowger explained that, in itself, “means that it is just a rumor.”
Hannity addressed all of Beck’s major concerns, including the charge against Trump’s wife. “I thought you were libertarian? Also I go back to the fact that you have changed,” he wrote in his response, which was posted at The Blaze. “Trump’s wife is a mother and what she did in the past doesn’t make my top 10,000 list of problems we face as a country.”
Cowger said that it was apparent Hannity was not familiar with the source of Beck’s attack. Nevertheless, Cowger said, “his response pointing out Beck’s hypocrisy was brilliant.” Beck has repeatedly said that he is a recovering alcoholic.
“I really do want him to be heard as I think it is important to discuss the things like the border,” Beck said on Facebook. “I wish he would bring up the fed and money printing. But I just don’t understand those who claim conservative, small government values and principles saying he is their man. Am I misreading what they are saying?”
Hannity said that he is glad Trump is in the race. “I like his straightforward outsider’s view of politics. His personality and background are impressive and refreshing,” he added. “I like anybody who is not politically correct,” he wrote, echoing the sentiments of many.
“I hope his outspokenness and his courage rubs off on his fellow Republicans, who have all become stale, timid, weak, and generally (especially in DC) useless,” Hannity continued. “Many Republicans can learn a thing or two from Trump.” Cowger was less forgiving.
“Day after day on his radio show, Beck has been smearing Donald Trump and now he is smearing his wife by spreading unproven, disgusting rumors designed to degrade her,” he wrote. “To everyone who still gets your news from Glenn Beck, remember this: you are getting your news from a guy who gets his news from tabloid magazines.”