Capitol Hill Bureau Chief
Glenn Beck took his turn on "The View" today. Let's just say that the view wasn't pretty.
No sooner had the Fox News host taken a seat among the ladies during the "Hot Topics" segment than Whoopi Goldberg went after him for what she said were his lies about a chance meeting between Beck, Barbara Walters and Goldberg on the Amtrak train to Washington before the White House Correspondents' Dinner this month.
Beck recounted the meeting on his radio program, saying Barbara and Whoopi had approached him and then dismissed him. Whoopi said Beck should have remembered that he approached them (not the other way around), introduced himself and then had a pleasant conversation.
"Why do you lie? You're a lying sack of dog mess," Whoopi said. "For you to make something up like that, and to say we pulled you in, it was a lie."
Barbara then went at him. "You are an investigative reporter."
Beck: "No I'm not."
Barbara: "You are a reporter. Do you check facts?"
Beck: "No, I'm not- I'm a commentator. I commentate on life."
Eventually, Beck apologized for his radio riff about the train encounter. "I am sorry, to use Nancy Pelosi words, that I misspoke. You did not come over, I came over."
When Barbara moved on to ask Beck about his penchant for crying on air, he shot back, "Do you think I want to be that guy? I am on the quintessential chick show and you're making fun of me for crying."
Beck's fortunes did not improve much for the rest of the show, but there was some good news all around -- nobody cried.