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