Glenn Beck Laughs About Dead Tabloid Whistleblower
Foes will exploit Murdoch scandal to hurt Fox, he fears
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2011 2:02 AM CDT
There's never been a hint of scandal at Fox, says Glenn Beck.   (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

(Newser) – The death of the whistleblower who landed Rupert Murdoch in trouble drew a big chuckle from Glenn Beck yesterday. "Did you hear about the guy who was the whistleblower on the News of the World thing? I love this story. He woke up dead!" Beck laughs on his program. "I'm not saying that foul play was involved, but it is suspicious that he's dead." He then quipped that Vladimir Putin was involved in Sean Hoare's death. Hoare, 47, was the first to reveal phone hacking at the tabloid where he once worked.

Police have determined that his death is not suspicious and have indicated that it was the result of unspecified health problems—though they are still awaiting results of toxicology tests. The former Fox star complained that foes would try to use the scandal to bring Fox down, but that as far he knew, the network had no connection to phone hacking. "Pray that that is so" and that foes "are thwarted," Beck said. "They will use this and it will shut down."

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Jul 20, 2011 7:07 PM CDT
hey if beck wants to wallow in the gutter then let him. he's a little in-the closet fag. not trying to be politically incorrect but that is what he is. a little woosie who could not fight his way out of a paper bag. what a coward gutter snipe.
Jul 20, 2011 3:42 PM CDT
Glen, Glen, Glen, you got it wrong again!! No one want to shut you down, we want to shut you UP!
Jul 20, 2011 12:22 PM CDT
How does Vladimir Putin figure in this again? I had a hard time following what point he was trying to make. I guess that is why I don't watch him.