• Glenn Beck Suspended From SiriusXM Radio Over Comments About Trump

    Glenn Beck Suspended From SiriusXM Radio Over Comments About Trump

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    SiriusXM Radio on Tuesday suspended talk show host Glenn Beck after Beck spoke with a guest who expressed hope that a “patriot will step up” to remove Donald Trump from office, should he win the presidency.

    The satellite station suspended Beck’s program for the coming week and implied that the future of the show may be in doubt, based on comments from Beck that have been interpreted as an endorsement of anti-Trump violence should the presumptive Republican nominee win in November.

    The controversy erupted when Beck agreed with conservative author Brad Thor, a frequent guest, as he fretted about the danger Trump poses to democratic institutions.

    “This could bring down incredible heat on me, because I’m about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer,” Thor said. “With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as president? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional granted authority as president?”

    “I would agree with you on that,” Beck said.

    The comments were irresponsible, according to SiriusXM.

    “SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs,” reads a statement from the company. “However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgement, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone.”

    “For that reason, we have suspended The Glenn Beck Program from our Patriot channel for the coming week and are evaluating its place in our lineup going forward,” the statement continues. “SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.”


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    Comments 49 Comments
    1. Brian4Liberty's Avatar
      Brian4Liberty -
      Still curious, what would people here want the charges and penalty to be for Beck in this case?
    1. JK/SEA's Avatar
      JK/SEA -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
      Still curious, what would people here want the charges and penalty to be for Beck in this case?
      to have beck go 2 weeks non-stop flapping his gums on the radio saying whatever he wants till he passes out or dies from tongue cancer...
    1. Champuckett's Avatar
      Champuckett -
      At the least, nothing and at the most, a very firm "don't talk about our beloved candidate that way ever again!"
    1. cajuncocoa's Avatar
      cajuncocoa -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
      Still curious, what would people here want the charges and penalty to be for Beck in this case?
      It's not a question of what I want the charges to be. I'm wondering when or if the law changed because I was in a position to know it wasn't this way (slap on the wrist for the kind of comment made on Beck's show) within the last 16 years.
    1. Athan's Avatar
      Athan -
      My god Trump got rid of Beckstab too? I'm finding little reason not to vote for him. Sweet lord that nutjob co-opter was utter cancer.
    1. susano's Avatar
      susano -
      Quote Originally Posted by cajuncocoa View Post
      But can you imagine the uproar if he'd said the same about Obama in 2008? Or some Left-wing pundit (didn't Olbermann still have a show?) had said this during GW's presidency?

      While 43 was president, a movie was made called the Assassination of George W Bush (I didn't see it). NOTHING was made of that by the media. I can't stand Bush, btw, but it just illustrates the hypocrisy of the media. Imagine if such a movie were made about Obama. We'd never hear the end of it.

      Sarah Palin had some campaign thing with a bulls eye target on certain states. Media and Democrats had a $#@! fit, claiming it was a death threat. Then someone uncovered a nearly identical pic that Democrats had used in a previous campaign. Utter silence from Dems & media.

      Then there was this:

      In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Wilson conceded that “Trump is still a very powerful force right now” because he appeals to part of the of the conservative base that Wilson said was activated by his “nativist” message. Wilson insisted that the donor class “can’t just sit back on the sidelines and say, ‘oh well, don’t worry, this will all work itself out.’”

      They’re still going to have to go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump,” Wilson said. “And that’s a fact.”


      http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...-donald-trump/

      There a couple of other Republicans who have made similar remarks about killing Trump and no big deal was made about it (except on twitter).

      Hayes never batted an eye. Imagine had that been on Hannity and someone said it about Obama. It would have been sheer hysteria from the rest of the media and libturds.

      I hate Beck but other than a direct threat (I'm going to kill so and so), I think freedom of speech should be absolute. I think it should be no holds bared. Why the hell shouldn't anyone talk about how they think someone should be killed? We are entitled to our opinions and to express them, even if they're viewed as vile or outrageous by somebody else. Even if Beck said, "Donald Trump should be assassinated", unless Beck did it, it's just words. If some crazy did it and said he was inspired by Beck, oh well. It's not on Beck what some other loon does, even that loon is part of his audience. The only one responsible for an act is the one who carries it out.

      If this Sirius outfit put up their own satellite and were not granted some exclusive band of the airwaves by the FCC (dunno how it works) then, yeah, they can do what they want.
    1. susano's Avatar
      susano -
      Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
      How well has voting the bum out worked out for this country? Kill one or two presidents over stepping their boundaries and you send a message that even stubborn, power hungry leaders would understand. Also you don't even have to kill anyone, just one or two convincing attempts at their lives would do the job.

      And if for some reason the next person doesn't get the message and continues down the same road then you kill that one and the next one after him and so on. Not saying I would do it myself because I am not a patriot (more like a coward) but that would be the best way I can think of to fix the problem with lawless presidents.
      Totally agree. Half of federal, state and local governments and most of the bureaucrats need up against the wall. Some of them are actively cultural Marxist activity and that's a threat to life and liberty and we know how our founders handled that.
    1. Mani's Avatar
      Mani -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
      Still curious, what would people here want the charges and penalty to be for Beck in this case?

      Shovel cow $#@! for a couple weeks, because that's what he's giving us for a decade through his radio shows. (And not due to any alleged threat, due to him being full of $#@!).
    1. Working Poor's Avatar
      Working Poor -
      I was thinking of voting for the one most likely to be killed in office...


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