Glenn Beck has reportedly been suspended for a week from XM Sirius Radio because of comments made by one of his guests, Brad Thor, that implied that Donald Trump should be killed.
The Radio station issued this statement:
“SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs. However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgement, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone. For that reason, we have suspended The Glenn Beck Program from our Patriot channel for the coming week and are evaluating its place in our lineup going forward. SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.”
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Grow Up, People!
Glenn Beck is a Trump hater, as a plethora of other conservatives who think they know what’s best for the country, never mind the voters. Brad Thor is a fiction writer, and as such his imagination is obviously off the charts.
He defended his comments as being “hypothetical in case Trump went full dictator.” He also claimed the report was just some “Dumb troll humor” and that it didn’t happen at all. (Note: Both Fox and Breitbart reported it).
This is just some dumb troll rumor. Not true. Glenn is on his regularly scheduled vacation. He wasn’t suspended. https://t.co/X34IHFVnGR
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) May 31, 2016
Duct tape would have fixed this whole issue, but I’m not in charge.
Breitbart reported the exchange here:
THOR: He is a danger to America and I got to ask you a question and this is serious and this could ring down incredible heat on me because I’m about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.
With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president.
If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.
BECK: I would agree with you on that and I don’t think you actually have the voices we’ve been talking about and we’ve been talking about this off-air for a while. I think the voices like ours go away. I don’t think we are allowed – especially if things, and I believe the economy is going to go to crap, even if Jesus was in office. It’s going to naturally reset. It has to.
The full transcript is here.
Did the radio station shut down free speech?
Did XMSirius shut down free speech? Was the threat open enough to do that?
Thor actually made the statement that “Hillary won’t do the damage that Trump will do.”
Personally I’d suspend Glenn Beck’s program too, just for that statement alone.
As far as the host and his guest go, their hate game is ridiculous. Why didn’t we hear this garbage from them with Hillary or even Bernie Sanders or Obama? In the history of the United States we have NEVER had a President like Obama, who has “overstepped his bounds” and treated the Constitution with such disdain.
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The plots to get rid of Trump are deep and nasty. People want him dead. The conspiracy theories are troubling, and continue in spite of his receiving enough delegates to obtain the nomination. Republicans, Democrats, Liberals, Mexicans, they’re all wound up like a two dollar watch.
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