A little late, Glenn, dontcha think?
Apparently the violence brewing in video clips of the astroturffing tea baggers hell bent on making sure no intelligent debate can take place in Town Hall meetings regarding Healthcare has thrown even the unflappable, calm, rational ex-clown, Glenn Beck, into a tizzy of fear.
Sure, Glenn is scared most of the time.
But this time he’s really scared. As the leader of Fox News’ so-called militia media movement (it has a ring to it, doesn’t it? Maybe Murdoch just just give up Tabloid journalism and go for the big government contracts…Oh, right! they’re for “small govenment”, hence the militia), Glenn now says he’s scared Fox viewers will make another boo-boo like with Dr. Tiller (you know, where they get confused when Bill-o calls a doctor a “”Tiller the Baby Killer” over and over and over again and they think he really means it?), and it will ruin their konservative komeback, ‘cuz their message is the Important Thing. Never mind that the message is always changing; that’s why you stay tuned and why Glenn and Bill-O are millionaires! We report, you decide to kill people. Or not. It’s up to you, Really.
“Beck: The best thing that you can do right now is to let Congress know that you are watching them like a hawk. You show up. You let them feel your burning gaze on them at all times.
But here’s the thing that I — I’m concerned about: Your interaction with them needs to be respectful, polite, forceful, and peaceful.
I’ve been warning Congress now for a couple of years, and the time has come and passed for them to be able to learn from this. I’ve been telling them, you have to listen to the people, or they’ll be in real big trouble.
Well now, let me give the warning to you: If anyone thinks that it would be a good idea to turn violent, think again. It would destroy the Republic. I feel it with everything in me. There is a great reason for hope right now. Because, I am telling you, for the first time — since I started saying this in the last couple of years — for the first time I know it, I feel it, the American people are starting to wake up.
These people in Washington have no idea what they have done. They have wakened a sleeping giant. But just one lunatic like Timothy McVeigh could ruin everything that everyone has worked so hard for, because these people in Washington won’t pass up the use of an emergency.
Look how the media ran with the abortion-doctor killing. They tried to pin that despicable act on Fox in general and specifically, Bill O’Reilly and me! The only thing either of us have ever said is there’s no reason for that, ever.”
‘Course, ya’ gotta wonder if Glenn isn’t just a wee bit scared of being blamed again for another act of reprehensible violence against an innocent person. I’m sure he and Bill-O spent the night reviewing their clips, just to make sure they had never come out and called the President a Marxist, socialist, or fascist – er, oopsie! Well, that hope is dashed.
Or screeched out to their fringy audience, “”There are enemies both foreign and domestic in America tonight. Call it fearmongering or call it the truth.” Or warned his viewers of an imaginary threat to their precious second amendment. Oh, dear.
It’s not like cop-killer Poplawski was an avid Fox viewer…well, OK, just weeks before he murdered innocent police officers, Poplawski had uploaded an typical Glenn Beck video wherein Glenn was warning, “the Obama FEMA camps are comin’ to get ya’”, but I’m sure the two are not related ‘cuz that’s not scary stuff for the mentally unhinged or misinformed.
‘Course all of this lack of conscience is both lucky for their wallets and stimulating the economy in the sense of hiring extra workers for both DHS and SS to protect Americans from the far right Fox viewers. Not sure they consider government work as “real jobs”, though. Aren’t those the imaginary “made up jobs”? Fox: We sued for the right to lie on air and call it news and we won! But that doesn’t mean you’re supposed to take us seriously! C’mon! You knew it was a tabloid, right?
Crickets in Real America. Oh, boy, Glenn. Y’all better get out in front of this one! Yesterday a Democratic representative had to be escorted to his car by five police officers…and the hootin’ and hollerin’ and general disrupting of the democratic process, and shouting at little old ladies…none of it bodes well for the konsevative komeback; aka, the “silent majority”. Man, you can’t make this stuff up. They seriously call themselves that! As if.
Just to be sure, though, could ya’ not shoot anyone today, guys?
Glenn would really appreciate it.
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