Former Republican Congressman Wants Islamists To Behead The “Cowards” At CNN And MSNBC


Former one-term Republican Congressman Joe Walsh sent out a series of tweets Wednesday calling for Islamists to target the “appeasing cowards” at CNN and MSNBC first if the United States was to suffer another terrorist attack. Walsh, who is now a right-wing radio host, is apparently upset that many media outlets have decided against showing many of the controversial cartoons from Charlie Hebdo that were the basis for the terrorist attack on the publication last week. Therefore, in typical Tea Party moral absolutist fashion, Walsh feels that the appeasers at the networks need to be killed for making an editorial decision.

Below is the tweet he sent out early Wednesday afternoon calling for beheadings.


After that tweet, the criticism started pouring in. Apparently, Walsh got some hear from Glenn Beck’s right-wing website The Blaze as he sent the following tweet criticizing them for being upset with his comment.

He continued with more tweets, some profane, defending his initial comment. He stated that he didn’t wish for another terrorist attack on US soil, but he knows one will happen eventually, so it is best that those who work for CNN and MSNBC get hit first due to their cowardice.

Now, there are a couple of things you need to know about Joe Walsh. One, he will do anything, ANYTHING, to get some attention. He craves the limelight, and now that he is no longer in Congress, he has to try extra hard to get noticed on the national scene. Another thing you need to know about Walsh is that he is nothing more than a tough-talking chickenhawk who wraps himself in the flag extra tight as a form of overcompensation. Remember, this is a man who once claimed during a campaign event that Tammy Duckworth was no true hero. The same Tammy Duckworth who lost limbs in Iraq as a helicopter pilot.

Last month, Walsh was on CNN and told host Carol Costello that Muslims are “animals” who engage in beheadings and genocide. Therefore, we shouldn’t be ashamed the CIA tortured people. Instead, we should be proud of it. When Costello pushed back on Walsh’s description of Muslims as animals and asked whether Americans should act like animals as well, Walsh merely said you have to act like an animal to defeat one.

That is Walsh in a nutshell. He is a full-fledged right-wing nutjob who says deeply offensive and inflammatory things for the sake of media attention. The scary part is he was once an elected official representing hundreds of thousands of people in Washington. The even scarier part is that there are dozens and dozens more on Capitol Hill who are just as extreme and irresponsible as he is, if not more.

32 Replies to “Former Republican Congressman Wants Islamists To Behead The “Cowards” At CNN And MSNBC”

  1. how much land do you suppose CNN and MSNBC had to give up to appease whoever it was that Joe thinks was appeased?

    as usual historic context and nuance are lost on the brain dead…

  2. The more sunlight we shine on these StupidParty Republicans, the more likely it is that people will realize how dangerous they are. Bring on the publicity!

  3. Another deranged Republican goof, mouthing off about wanting beheadings by ISIS on Americans. Bet he would stand at the corner when terrorist runs past and points to the CNN office and say: Go get ’em. This dude I bet say he is a real “Americun”. This is a guy who would give up the country’s secrets if he were to be captured by ISIS and tortured. Talking Sh_t now. He acts and talks like a Jerk. Why do we find so many Republicans to be like this guy? What’s in the water they drink? ! ;)

  4. Every time this man opens his mouth he makes it abundantly clear why he is a FORMER congressman. Idiot.

  5. I am so glad he’s not my congress-critter anymore.

    Anyway, he’s criticizing news outlets for making editorial decisions, right? Well, do we not want news outlets making editorial decisions? Do we want them doing what they do because they are forced or compelled to do so? No, we do not.

    It’s not like the days when there were only a few networks and everyone either got their news from those networks or from the big newspapers each day. Now, we have this great thing called the Internet and we can get all kinds of news off of it – including cartoons and other content that news organizations don’t put on the air or print in their paper.

    Honestly, it’s simply illogical to cry about an attack on freedom of speech and freedom of the press and then turn around and try to take the freedom OUT of the press and the freedom OUT of speech.

    WE ALL have the right to such freedoms; even news organizations.

  6. it is outrageous that these rightwing degenerates keep getting away with this sh*t. another rightwing lunatic openly hoping and praying for the beheading of his fellow americans. let me repeat that- a member of the republican party wishing for the beheadings of fellow americans. WTF??? and the righties call muslims the terrorists??? if we do not get control of this rightwing garbage, they will be the death of America.

  7. folks we must shine a bright spotlight on these rightwing traitors. expose the conservative and GOP lies and deceit and hate. if you hear a rightwing lie, confront it and debunk it. do not let these people keep getting away with the hate and lies. we must confront the righty bastards.

  8. The media loved covering this guy when he was in Congress- why is it a surprise that he wants more- and, apparently gets it.

  9. Well, you now know why Mr. Walsh was only a one term Republican in the House of Representatives. Apparently his colleagues couldn’t last two more years with him

  10. “Every time this man opens his mouth he makes it abundantly clear why he is a FORMER congressman. ”

    I wish that was the rule rather than the exception. We still have Louis Gohmert, Steve King and Ted Cruz. Michelle Bachman is only leaving because of legal troubles. Unfortunately, we still have a lot of low information, racist, uber religious and downright STUPID voters out there who vote these morons into office.

  11. He needs more than that. He advocates fellow Americans being beheaded and at the same time criticizes CNN and MSNBC. Does he not see the irony and hypocrisy in this?

  12. Please, people who are writing these articles, start proof reading. I believe it should be “here”, not “hear”, in the sentence discussing the comments in Blaze.

  13. Joe Walsh, a bigot and anti-American. He needs to clean up HIS act first! Why is he even quoted? He always feigned anger but never made sense before. BTW, has he paid child support yet?

  14. I wonder do you listen to this hate radio? I don’t and I am quite sure 99.9% of the readers here don’t but we do point out their stupidity and the idiots who listen to these quislings

  15. Me too DJ. when I read the headline then proceeded to read more. it was no surprise as to the name. Joe Walsh is the male version of Sarah Palin is he not?

  16. First off…Mr Walsh would you please change your name!? You are besmirching the name of one of America’s best songwriters and guitarists Joe Walsh. Secondly this criminal needs to get a visit from Homeland Security because he has declared himself a political extremist who is calling for the death of American citizens, and last time I checked that is a federal offense under the Patriot Act.

  17. Wouldn’t you think in this day and age, with Google, Snopes, Fact Check and hundreds of other easy sources for gathering data and deciding for themselves what to believe, that people would stop regurgitating the trash put out by only one network? Don’t they know that other sources besides Fox News exist out there?

  18. Is this clown still able to collect a government pension for being a so-called Congressman? He should be shot as a traitor to the US. win-win

  19. As I’m an RSS subscriber to the blog, I read always, lurk frequently and comment seldom…

    But, just popping in to say I’m always fascinated at the comments that garner “No Way” votes… and always by those that never have the guts to comment and support their premises…

    But I just wanted to express my gobsmackedness that this particular blog post garnered a “This is not for me” vote… would be interested to see the downvoter show up and say just why…

  20. Paul, thanks for visiting and commenting. Those people you speak of sadly fall into 2 slots, those who know that their viewpoints are so heinous and ridiculous that they fear commenting and getting trounced by good people so they vote down. Second there are people who comment in their usual ignorant fashion, vote everybody down and never come back to defend their lunacy. Too bad there is no middle ground for them that they could come here and be respectful, that is beyond them.

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