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Glenn Beck Blames UAH Killings on Far-left Political Extremism

Glenn Beck Blames UAH Killings on Far-left Political Extremism

Today, Glenn Beck blamed the UAH killings on “far-left political extremism.”

Crooks and Liars has the video:

Beck bases his bizarre assertion on the following quote from a Boston Herald story on Dr. Amy Bishop’s shooting spree at the University of Alabama, Huntsville in which she shot 6 people, 3 of whom died:

“A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children – the youngest a third-grade boy – was a far-left political extremist who was “obsessed” with President Obama to the point of being off-putting.”

Well, sure, that explains it!

As Crooks and Liars makes clear, there is no indication that Bishop’s attack was politically motivated, but was a reaction to a tenure dispute. Not that Beck ever needs any kind of evidence before making sensational claims on his TV and radio show broadcasts.

Trying to tie the UAH shooting to “far-left political extremism” is Beck’s confounding attempt to try and demonstrate that “liberal” news organizations are failing to report violence on the political left.  Unfortunately for Beck, there are several instances in which right-wing extremism can be tied to recent violent actions including the murder of Dr. Tiller by Scott Roeder, Ricard Poplawski’s attack on police officers, and James Von Brunn.  Liking a president to the point of being “off-putting” just doesn’t cut it.

Once again, Glenn Beck is engaging in rhetoric that incites extremists like the Roeders, Poplawskis, and Von Brunns of the world–something Beck has done time and time again

Glenn Beck continues to be, not only irresponsible but dangerous.

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11:32AM PDT on Mar 14, 2010

Once again, he has opened his mouth and proven how stupid he really is. He is a narcissistic pig, likes to hear himself talk, and knows nothing. What a shame that he waste good air on earth.

12:14AM PST on Mar 13, 2010

Once again Beck is is at the helm of the U.S.S. Stupid, along with his little cronies and puppets. Beck is waste of space, what is scary is how many people listen to him, but what can you expect in a country of uninformed Sheep.

8:33PM PST on Mar 12, 2010

Beck is a dangerous man.

6:40AM PST on Mar 5, 2010

Anyone else think we might have been better off when "news", etc. had to be carved on a rock? (Perhaps that is the era Mr. Beck belonged in anyway.) At any rate, it would take a lot longer to fill the air with his "personality".
Any please explain to me why people (on both sides) who cry the loudest about FREEDOM OF SPEECH seem to be the least tolerant of other opinions.

6:46AM PST on Feb 25, 2010

You cannot currently send a star to Steve because you have done so within the last week.

"Silencing one leads to the silence of millions. I would never call for you to be silenced sir."

5:03AM PST on Feb 25, 2010

Mr. Diamond Glen Beck is guilty of being a little goofy in the interest of entertainment and being occasionally wrong. He is usually correct. Certainly as much or more than most other pundits. Certainly as much or more than Katey Couric or Tom Brokaw. Unlike them he doesn't lie to us about not being biased.

As for Treason... I'm not too impressed by someone who has no respect for the first or second amendment.

Silencing one leads to the silence of millions. I would never call for you to be silenced sir. As for the second amendment, I think it would be especially sexist and vicious to tell the elderly or women and men who are not as physical as some 21 year old street thug that they need to be at the thugs mercy.
He doesn't have any. The police are usually minutes away at best. Last time I checked I can open most locked doors faster with my shoulder than a person can lock them. What a strong healthy person can do with a baseball bat in 30 seconds is something most people wouldn't want to see. What three or four can do is something we don't even want to think about.

A gun changes that. A gun at least gives the weak a chance.
Disarmament leads to ultimate bullying and cruelty.

4:41AM PST on Feb 25, 2010

I agree with you on organic farming. Especially with respect to food animals, what we do to them is beyond horrifying and is driving me towards vegetarianism. The slashing and burning of the rain forests is also disturbing. These are real issues backed by undeniable truth that we need to be concerned about and respect.

That said, the answer isn't pushing rediculous lies about the icebergs disappearing in the next 7years or using methods that would make McCarthy blush to silence and destroy scientists that dare to point out poor science and downright fraud.

I also find it frightening that people who disagree with the global warming movement because of the obvious lies and propaganda find themselves labeled as traitors, deniers, evil or mentally ill. These are the tactics that lead to violence and atrocity. These are the tactics of Hitler, Stalin and the Taliban. This is supposed to be about science.

I'm not very religious but I believe freedom of speech to be a sacred right. Without it we will never be more than slaves to whoever has the most guns and the most sickeningly brutal methods. Lets do better.

9:33AM PST on Feb 24, 2010

Glen Beck Is a traitor! What Glen Beck does is treason. By extension, FOX is complicit in treason. They say they broadcast news. Our founding fathers established a free press so that an informed electorate armed with the truth can make the best choices to "...form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity,..." I know that Mr. Beckwould consider that stated purpose of our nation, the vision of our founding fathers so much liberal claptrap.
By focusing on irrelevant male bovine excrement, false propaganda sources and creating a distraction from an impartial, unbiased presentation of all of the pertinent facts Glen Beck is violating the sacred trust granted him by the First Amendment. Mr. Beck is abrogating his responsibility to inform the public. Both of these repudiations of his sacred trust. It borders on treason. NO! It is Treason!
Just to set the record straight the UAH shooting is the result of too many guns, too readily available to too many unstable and criminal people.
For those who would point to the 2nd Amendment... I say the 2nd amendment is obsolete. It is no longer applicable.
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9:22PM PST on Feb 23, 2010

@ Steve
"By the way, since we spend 10 times more money on our military than anyone else, a lot of countries don't have to."

We don't "have to", either. Most of that spending is wasteful pork going to the heads of the big corps with gov't contracts.

As for your comments about natural CO2, nature always had ways of balancing out that carbon so it didn't get out of hand. When humanity decided that slash and burn, let's develop and pave as much of the planet as possible, they not only began adding much more CO2 to the atmosphere but wiped out much of nature's balance mechanism. This is one reason we "greenies" are alarmed at the continuing destruction of old growth forest. The forests are major CO2 sinks. This is one reason why we favor organic farming--because it helps put CO2 back into the soil and keeps it out of the air. Organically raised cattle (fed on grass as nature intended, not grain and offal) emit much less methane into the air. Are you seeing the pattern?

2:31PM PST on Feb 23, 2010

Doh!

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