The Totally Harmless Not Violence-Inciting-At-All Glenn Beck

January 21st, 2011at 06:21pm Posted by Eli

Boy, that sure was awesome when Glenn Beck said he never uses violent rhetoric.  Nope, he certainly never says anything at all that might encourage someone to violent action, nosiree.  I mean, sure, sometimes an unstable individual might think Beck is saying that, but that’s just the crazy talking, like with Byron Williams, who totally heard stuff that wasn’t there:

“You need to go back to June — June of this year, 2010,” said would-be mass murderer Byron Williams, referring to Glenn Beck in a jailhouse interview. Williams had been stopped by police in a San Francisco shoot out on his way to assassinate members of the ACLU and the progressive Tides Foundation in July of 2010. “Look at all his programs from June, and you’ll see he’s been breaking open some of the most hideous corruption,” Williams, who viewed Beck as a “schoolteacher on TV”, later said.

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The [Beck] transcript (as taken from the Fox “News” website) revealing the context, follows below…

Tea parties believe in small government. We believe in returning to the principles of our Founding Fathers. We respect them. We revere them. Shoot me in the head before I stop talking about the Founders. Shoot me in the head if you try to change our government. I will stand against you and so will millions of others. We believe in something. You in the media and most in Washington don’t. The radicals that you and Washington have co-opted and brought in wearing sheep’s clothing — change the pose. You will get the ends.

You’ve been using them? They believe in communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You’re going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you.

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In a jailhouse interview, Williams said that he “would have never started watching Fox News if it wasn’t for the fact that Beck was on there. And it was the things that he did, it was the things he exposed that blew my mind.” He said he regarded Beck “like a schoolteacher on TV.”

“You need to go back to June — June of this year, 2010 — and look at all his programs from June, and you’ll see he’s been breaking open some of the most hideous corruption,” Williams said.

Yes, I’m sure Beck had nothing to do with Williams’ attempted actions.  But I guess because he got stopped before he started slaughtering, he doesn’t count.  And if somebody decides to shoot a 78-year-old woman in the head because Beck called her an “enemy of the Constitution” and an advocate of violent revolution, I’m sure that won’t be his fault either.

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