MSNBC host Maddow says majority of hate mail is death threats from Beck’s viewers
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
While Fox News host Glenn Beck propagandizes almost on a daily basis about how 9/11 truthers represent a dangerous extremist fringe who are planning on killing the President, it turns out that the only violence being espoused is coming from Beck’s own viewers.
On his October 22 2007 broadcast, Beck suggested that people who associate themselves with the 9/11 truth movement include “the kind of group that Timothy McVeigh would come from,” making reference to the man convicted of blowing up the Alfred P. Murrah building in April 1995, an attack that killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.
During his June 10th 2009 broadcast, Beck again smeared people who question the official 9/11 story by comparing them with the Holocaust Museum murderer James von Brunn.
During his January 20 radio show last month, Beck implied that 9/11 truth activists in the White House (of which there are none) were a threat to the President and that the secret service should pay close attention because truthers were planning on assassinating Obama.
Beck constantly harangues the establishment media for smearing Tea Party activists as violent racists by pointing out that not so much as a window gets broken at Tea Party rallies. Beck is right of course, but then he pulls the same stunt by labeling 9/11 truthers as violent radicals when there is not one instance of a truther committing an act of violence or any crime in pursuit of their ideals.
Beck is constantly implying that 9/11 truthers are potentially violent and even domestic terrorists, however, according to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, Glenn Beck’s fans are the most likely to threaten violence in pursuit of their political beliefs.
“I get hate mail from all sort of conservatives,” Maddow commented, “but it is the hate mail from self-proclaimed fans of Mr. Beck that is most likely to contain death threats and threats of violence against me.”
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“He has made a lot of people afraid about a lot of things,” she continued, “and that tried and true strategy has reaped big financial rewards for him and for Fox News. I think it’s between you and your God or you and your conscience as to how much you’re willing to stir up Americans’ fear and prejudice for profit,” she added, alluding to Beck’s $50 million dollar contract with Fox News.
Indeed, as Darryl Mason highlights, the danger of people who demand truth, “conspiracy theorists” as Beck labels them, who Beck constantly demonizes as violent radicals, cannot even begin to compare to the threat posed by people like Beck, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, and the corporate media, who constantly lobby for a military attack on Iran, which if it happened could kick-start world war three.
“I don’t believe, or subscribe, to everything I read or hear on alleged ‘conspiracy sites’ like the ones run by Alex Jones or Mike Rivero’s WhatReallyHappened.com, nor does anyone there demand I do so,” writes Mason.
“I don’t see columnists or commenters, anyone in fact, at those sites demanding my country go to war against people on the other side of the planet who have never done me or my family harm, based on the flimsiest of evidence, or flat-out fearmongery.”
“But when I go to The Washington Post, or the New York Times, I see columnists demanding Iran be bombed, now. Again and again. It’s no coincidence of course that is it usually the exact same people who in 2002 filled column after column in those newspapers demanding Iraq be bombed, then invaded.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 5:56 am