The television personality said he was the victim of road-rage when he encountered a car driven by who he believed to be Islamic men. Trullemans said the driver of the car started to flash his lights, honk the horn incessantly and then cut him off before braking abruptly. Later, the one of the men allegedly emerged from the car while both were stopped at a red light and struck Trulleman’s car. This, the TV host said, prompted the impassioned Facebook posting in which he asserted that if Muslims in Belgium do not wish to assimilate, they should “go back to the countries they came from.” “We give you a roof, food, money,” the alleged Facebook post said. “We register you in a school so you can learn the language, we help you acquire the best knowledge of our country, your studies are paid for to help your integration on the labour market. But according to you it’s still not enough. But I say to you: it’s ENOUGH!!!” Trullemans reportedly stated on Facebook.
If you’ve ever watched Glenn’s show you know Friday’s are just about the only day Glenn stays in the same area of the set for much of the show. The rest of the week he is walking across a 16,000 sq. ft. set, from screen to screen, animated and passionate about the information he’s sharing with his viewers. Have you ever seen any other television host do that? When Glenn was at Fox, they were having a hard time keeping up with him. The set was too small and they cameras couldn’t keep track of him when he would hop up and walk to any one of his given chalkboards without notice. How was it possible that in 2009 moving freely around a set was too advanced? Traditional cable is still using what Glenn called a “Desi shoot,” created in the 1950s by Desi Arnaz. Basically, a multi camera set up for multiple stations, without the ability to shoot around an entire set. What was Glenn’s solution at the time? “Get me a sport’s director, please. Just tell them I’m carrying the ball.” But Glenn wanted more that just the freedom to move around a set. He wanted the freedom to try new things. In hindsight, walking away from cable news has allowed Glenn to do a myriad of new things, but at the time it wasn’t as easy of a decision. In fact, when he made the decision he was told he wouldn’t go through with it. “No one leaves,” they told him. Well, he did. Glenn was able to walk away because, as he put it, “I hadn’t been in it very long, I still knew who I was.” But there was more to it…Glenn had bigger ideas. A staunch believer in freedom and liberty, the giant cable companies weren’t representative of his fundamental beliefs. He wanted to eliminate the negatives of TV by building something new. Something different. “Independece and freedom built up first, then transferred over to the network.” When Glenn says, “TheBlaze is a network YOU are building,” he means it.