From the December 15 broadcast of ABC
's Good Morning America
All right, here's somebody who has no opinion on this at all, Glenn Beck. As we know, he's a television and talk-radio host. Hello.BECK:
Hi, guys. How are you? Very good.SAWYER:
ROBERTS: That's all-encompassing?BECK:
You firmly believe it's time to say Merry Christmas and just --BECK:
Oh, you know, I think it's time for everybody to just to relax and take a chill pill, and just understand what Christmas is really about. And everybody focuses on the birth of the baby, and I think it's about the death of the man. And the whole message of Christmas is about redemption, and starting over again, and having a second bite at the apple. That's what Christmas is about. And who's offended by that?
ROBERTS: You'd be surprised.SAWYER:
OK, it's one thing to say "Merry Christmas" to Robin and me, OK. But what if sitting at our table were the Dalai Lama, Muhammad Ali --BECK:
-- and Madonna?BECK:
Well, Madonna would be the only one that I think would be offended.
Madonna is full-fledged, out-of-her-mind nuts. You know that, and I know that. I'm the only one here that'll say it. The Dalai Lama wouldn't be offended by that. Media Matters