COMMENT: In the wake of the shooting in Tucson, the GOP/Tea Bagger folks have been stridently denying that their incendiary, eliminationist rhetoric is in any way responsible for that incident.
Fox News’ star commentator Glenn Dreck (as I call him) epitomizes the kind of behavior that is the focal point of critics.
It would be impossible to interpret his comments in any other way other than an incitement to violence. When he said to his listeners that they will have to shoot Democrats in the head, it is a reach to interpret his comments as anything other than inviting bloodshed.
It is also noteworthy that he (Dreck) casually red-baits the Democratic opposition. With the Cold War a little over two decades in the past, we are seeing Born-Again McCarthyites casually tarring people with the Commie brush, a cowardly substitute for any form of intelligent, meaningful criticism.
EXCERPT: Discussing Democratic leaders during a June broadcast for the Republican Fox News Channel, conspiracy host Glenn Beck told his followers they would have to “shoot them in the head” in order to bring an end to an alleged “communist” agenda.
“They believe in communism,” he said. “They believe and have called for a revolution. You’re going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you.” . . .