Beck -- who endorsed Palin in 2008 -- falsely claims he never endorses anybody

››› ››› KATE CONWAY

On February 11, Glenn Beck stated, "I don't ever endorse anybody" and "I don't lend my credibility to anybody." However, just prior to the 2008 presidential election, Beck stated, "I'm endorsing Sarah Palin."

Beck falsely claimed that he doesn't ever endorse anyone

Beck: "I don't lend my credibility to anybody." During the February 11 edition of his radio program, Beck stated: "I don't ever endorse anybody, nor do I want to. I'll tell you what I think about individuals, but I don't endorse them. I don't lend my credibility to anybody."

But Beck endorsed Sarah Palin in 2008

Beck: "I'm endorsing Sarah Palin." During an October 27, 2008, broadcast, a few days prior to the 2008 presidential election, Beck stated that he was endorsing Sarah Palin:

BECK: I'm endorsing Sarah Palin. I'm endorsing -- my hope is in Sarah Palin. Here's why. A lot of people will say, aw jeez, too inexperienced. Yep, yep, she doesn't have a lot of experience in Washington. She doesn't have a lot of experience in being a community organizer. She doesn't have a lot of experience in the Senate. She certainly doesn't have a lot of experience sitting there and playing the Washington game. She may not know the names of every leaders in every country. She may not know all of the things that she needs to know right now on absolutely anything that could possibly happen, but she will. She's a smart woman.

[...]

I have looked at the other candidates. I don't see any of them that have the fire in the belly. I don't see any of them that actually believe in you, who actually is you, except Sarah Palin. So I'm going to pull the lever for John McCain and let the Lord sort it out. I want somebody that just -- whose compass points north. Even though all these candidates think their compass points north, it doesn't. It's pointing east and in some places it's pointing south. In Barack Obama it is pointing south. He says that it's pointing north, it's to you, but it's not. It's to the government, it's to Washington, it's to the special interests. John McCain I think points somewhere maybe northeast. It's in the right direction but it's not right. Sarah Palin points to you. I'm casting my vote for Sarah Palin.

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Premiere Radio Networks
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Glenn Beck
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