Did Glenn Beck Really Boil a Frog Alive?

Published by PETA.

The Internet was ablaze yesterday with “did he or didn’t he” talk about Wednesday’s episode of The Glenn Beck Program, in which Glenn Beck appeared to boil a frog alive on national television. Was the frog fake? Did Beck actually throw a real frog into a pot? Who would do something like that?

Given that Glenn has a history of showing compassion toward animals, we were sure that he would not throw a defenseless frog into a boiling pot of water. But because enough people were fooled by his prank, we asked him to make a statement on his show explaining that it was a ruse.

And last night, in a segment he called “Frog-Gate 2009,” (a possible shout-out to “Flygate”?) Glenn Beck did just that—he replayed the whole segment, read our letter to him aloud, and clarified that the frog he appeared to boil alive was just a plastic toy.



Thanks for setting the record straight, Glenn! Now, could we trouble you to have a little talking-to with those real-life frog abusers over at Brookstone …?

Written by Shawna Flavell

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