News & Notes: Glenn Beck predicts Petraeus GS ’87 presidency at Princeton
Radio host Glenn Beck referred to the University as “the dumping ground for the Center for American Progress” — a left-leaning advocacy organization — in his show on The Blaze on Monday, speculating that the Princeton presidency was an escape route for former CIA director David Petraeus GS ’87.
Beck said he was surprised Petraeus would want to “run the university where Van Jones is a professor. Where Peter Singer is a professor. Isn’t Cornel West [GS ’80] also a professor at Princeton?”
Jones and West, former Center for African American Studies faculty members, no longer teach at the University.
“I’m sorry, the university that has the Woodrow Wilson Center for Politics?” Beck said, presumably referring to the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. “Really? You’re going to go run that? They’re going to embrace him?”
In late October, Beck predicted the Obama administration would blame Petraeus for the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stephens in Benghazi, Libya, in September.
“Petraeus is going to be the fall guy,” Beck said at the time. “They’re going to have him step down. They’re going to point all fingers to him. You watch. He goes to Princeton. I think he goes to Princeton.”
Four days after University President Shirley Tilghman announced she would retire in June, The Daily Princetonian reported Petraeus was seriously interested in the presidency of his graduate alma mater.