On Wednesday night, Fox News host Glenn Beck fired back at James Cameron for verbal shots he'd taken at him at an "Avatar" DVD press conference Tuesday. Cameron had taken issue with Beck calling him "the Antichrist" years before and challenged the conservative newsman to a public discussion about several topics, including global warming.
In Beck's response, he mocked Cameron by taking out a pair of cardboard 3-D glasses. "The following segment is a Fox television first — it's Fox News 3-D," he said. "Yes, James, I am guilty. I did call James Cameron the Antichrist. But only because of the Celine Dion song. Horrific. Really. But the best part is, this guy has carried this joke around for three long years.
"This guy is making a billion dollars on a Smurf-murdering movie and he's stewing about a joke that nobody heard on a network nobody watched!" Beck said, referring to comments he'd made about the director on a CNN special in 2007. "It's time to walk away from the CGI, Jim. Just for a minute.
"I don't think he's just upset with me, though," Beck said, addressing the viewers. "He's also upset with you too. Because you're a global-warming denier."
On Tuesday, Cameron called Beck "a f---ing a--hole" and a "madman." He also broadened his criticism to other conservatives who refuse to acknowledge the threat of climate change. "I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads," Cameron said. "Anybody that is a global-warming denier at this point in time has got their head so deeply up their a--, I'm not sure they could hear me."
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