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Glenn Beck Finally Went Too Far

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

From his conspiracy-covered chalkboard to his failed plan to build Galt’s Glutch, former Fox News host Glenn Beck has said many crazy things over the years but he finally went too far for SiriusXM radio.

Beck has been suspended from radio for a week because he implied that someone might need to kill Donald Trump if he becomes president.

Last week, fiction writer Brad Thor appeared on Beck’s program and suggested GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was a danger to America and that citizens would have to take means that may not be legal in order to get Trump out of office. Beck did not immediately admonish or distance himself from the comments, leading to the suspension by SiriusXM.

Rather than “admonish or distance himself,” Beck apparently conceded that he has privately discussed the issue off the air.

It’s amusing to me to see some on the Right fantasizing about an assassination of Donald Trump because they also fantasized about an assassination of President Obama, and yet the punishment for the former will probably be far more severe than the latter.

They said President Obama would shred the Constitution and impose martial law even though he never even vaguely implied as much, but now that Donald Trump openly calls for violating constitutional rights, men like Glenn Beck are very concerned.

There’s an element of Boy Who Cried Wolf here, with Trump being the actual wolf.

Spending the last 8 years making the case that President Obama is secretly a tyrannical dictator has severely weakened conservative arguments against the man who openly says he would govern through authoritarianism.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    Spending the last 8 years making the case that President Obama is secretly a tyrannical dictator has severely weakened conservative arguments

    Nope. You see, only by keeping pressure on did they prevent President Obama Barry Soetoro from succeeding at his nefarious plans of dictatorial control. The conservatives were, thus, right all along!

  • muselet

    Glenn Beck endorsed the idea of assassinating a sitting President and got suspended from the air for a week.

    An entire week! Oh, the oppression! Censorship! Jack-booted thuggery!

    Wake me when SiriusXM fires the rodeo clown’s pasty white arse.

    –alopecia

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      I’m waiting for people to complain about how this violates his First Amendment rights.

      • muselet

        It hasn’t happened yet?

        –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    I’m guessing that even this isn’t far enough to keep Republican elected officials from appearing on his show and to get the So Called Liberal Media™ to stop treating Beck “objectively.”