Asheville N.C. Is beautiful. Saw Jerry Falwell when we arrived. He has lost 75 lbs! Looks great. Honestly, didn't recognize him!—
Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) November 07, 2013
Glenn Beck’s mention that he saw Jerry Falwell prompted an avalanche of people who apparently thought Beck had the sixth sense and was seeing dead people.
Those who assumed (or at least wanted everybody else to assume) that Beck was referring to Jerry Falwell Sr., who died in 2007, included tweeters from New York magazine:
I always forget Jerry Falwell's dead, to be fair.—
Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket) November 07, 2013
The New York Times:
The New Yorker/Rolling Stone:
Business Insider (since deleted):
In reality, Beck was referring to Jerry Falwell Jr. An article about Falwell Jr. and his weight loss is here.
Doing a quick search to find out if there was in fact somebody else named “Jerry Falwell” might not have occurred to some “real reporters.
However, some couldn’t care less.