My question is, isn't there some kind of line that's been crossed when you're openly talking about murdering government officials? This isn't satire, whether Beck calls it that or not. It's not even funny--it's the kind of video a psychotic might record in his basement. It's sinister and its underlying message...isn't even underlying. It's right on the surface. This is starting to become incitement, and Fox is enabling it, just as it let O'Reilly go on and on calling George Tiller a murderer till someone murdered Tiller.
I wonder, with all this murderous talk from the Right, why the hell they think this means they should be trusted with guns in the first place. Why is violence so appealing to the Right? What would they do with the country once they got it? Because if the last eight years, when they did have it, are any indication, perhaps violence and intimidation are the only hopes they have left. In any case, the Secret Service should be talking to Beck the same as they've done to many people over far less. For that matter, people like Don Imus were fired for far less. Beck should be too.
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
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