If there’s one thing this past weekend has taught us, it’s that violent political rhetoric can no longer be tolerated, on either side of the fence.
In the glaring example below, Glenn Beck expresses his desire to kill director Michael Moore.
RICK KARR: Michael Savage isn’t the only right-wing talk-radio host who launches blistering, even violent, verbal attacks on people and groups he doesn’t like. Glenn Beck, for instance, fantasized about murdering a liberal filmmaker.
GLENN BECK: “I’m thinking about killing Michael Moore and I’m wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out of him. Is this wrong?”
RICK KARR: Michael Reagan, son of the former president, suggested that people who claim that “nine-eleven was an inside job,” a U.S. government conspiracy, deserve to die.
MICHAEL REAGAN: “Take them out and shoot them. They are traitors to this country, and shoot them. But anybody who would do that doesn’t deserve to live. You shoot them. You call them traitors, that’s what they are, and you shoot them dead. I’ll pay for the bullet.”
Check it out in the video below.
- Glenn Beck Dropped From New York Talk Radio (perezhilton.com)
- Violent Rightwing Rhetoric Doesn’t Kill People. People Living in a World Where They Hear A Lot of Violent Rightwing Rhetoric Kills People. (bradblog.com)
- “Olbermann Connects Giffords Shooting To Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck And Apologizes For His Own Remarks” and related posts (businessinsider.com)