Thursday, June 16, 2011


From AlterNet:

Glenn Beck Asks, "Why Would You Get a Gun?"... Then Points to Obama

One would think after the attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords, Fox would have done a little something to rein in Mr. Beck, a TV personality known for pondering such weighty questions as whether he could kill Michael Moore (he concluded he could), and pretending to give Nancy Pelosi poisoned wine.

Yet here he is again, blaming Obama again for civil unrest, food shortages, and of threatening to take your guns away. Then he asks his rhetorical question "Why would you get a gun" and guess who pops up on his TV screen but the President and close adviser Cass Sunstein to whom he immediately points with arm outstretched and answers his own question, stating "To prepare for tough times."

More here, plus video.

So we already know that Beck is either crazy or a pandering media asshole, and we also already know that violent rhetoric such as his has probably contributed to a hateful conservative environment that has seen both psychos and cold blooded but principled killers taking shots at liberals everywhere from churches to clinics to political events, sometimes even killing them. But to the best of my knowledge, this is the first time he's actually threatened the President.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it a felony to threaten the President? At the very least, doesn't such an act usually warrant a disturbing visit from FBI agents?

I don't care if Fox is finally cancelling his show someday. Beck has crossed the line. This really does look like he's calling on viewers to shoot President Obama. And that's a fucking crime. Lock the motherfucker up and throw away the key. This is some bad bullshit.