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Fox’s Glenn Dreck: “You’re going to have to shoot them [Democrats] in the head”

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.

“ ‘You’re Going to Have to Shoot Them in the Head’ Beck Said of Demo­c­ra­t­ic Lead­ers” by Stephen C. Web­ster; The Raw Sto­ry; 1/20/2010.

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.” . . .


5 comments for “Fox’s Glenn Dreck: “You’re going to have to shoot them [Democrats] in the head””

  1. Film­mak­er Michael Moore has cre­at­ed a list of Fox News com­men­ta­tors call­ing for the mur­ders of var­i­ous pub­lic fig­ures:


    Glenn Beck is sim­ply old-fash­ioned NSDAP.

    Google “Glenn Beck + Jews” and you’ll find a vari­ety of inter­est­ing arti­cles.

    Most recent­ly, Beck­’s “Nine Vil­lains of the 20th Cen­tu­ry” were 90% Jews:


    Where­as this is “dog-whis­tle” pol­i­tics, Beck­’s call for shoot­ing Democ­rats in the head was not his first for­ay into this type of incite­ment.

    Beck has also incit­ed the mur­der of film­mak­er Michael Moore (as has FOX com­men­ta­tor Bill O’Reil­ly):


    Posted by R. Wilson | January 22, 2011, 4:09 am
  2. the fact that this dement­ed “killer-by-proxy” is not yanked off the air imme­di­ate­ly and that Faux News broad­cast license is not sus­pend­ed for host­ing incite­ment to mur­der is a stark com­men­tary on the degrad­ed nature of media monop­oly in the US.

    Posted by Stu | January 22, 2011, 4:09 pm
  3. @Stu: My sen­ti­ments exact­ly, fel­low truth seek­er.

    Posted by Steven | January 22, 2011, 7:02 pm
  4. Hel­lo Dave,

    Well, this time, I have good news. This era in which we live is so depress­ing, we are sur­round­ed by stuff so ter­ri­ble that a bit of fresh air is def­i­nite­ly wel­come.

    Final­ly, Fox News has decid­ed to pull the plug on Glenn Dreck by the end of this year. Some ana­lysts say that rat­ings plum­met­ed at high speed since the win­ter, oth­er insist on a tense rela­tion­ship with Fox pres­i­dent Roget Ailes or oth­er rea­sons.

    But, per­son­al­ly, I would bet on two things: he said the truth about George Soros...and he pub­licly called for mur­der­ing Democ­rats, which calls were unfor­tu­nate­ly answered, it would appear, by Jared Lee Lough­n­er.

    It is incred­i­ble how the Unit­ed States has gone far to the right. In Cana­da, a TV host who would have made com­ments like that would have been sent pack­ing right away. I am not even sure he would have been able to fin­ish the show. A cam­era­man might have replaced him. Any­way, I am glad that the right-wing Fox News Net­work has a small amount of decen­cy left.

    It is a day a cel­e­bra­tion for all pro­gres­sives, lib­er­als, left­ists and cen­trists. As I said, good news are so rare that each one is to be savored ful­ly.

    After I click on the sub­mit but­ton, I will open a beer for all of us. Cheers to you Dave, all your col­lab­o­ra­tors and all the lis­ten­ers.


    Posted by Claude | April 7, 2011, 8:34 pm
  5. To Newt’s cred­it, he was­n’t advo­cat­ing shoot­ing lib­er­als in the head at a cam­paign forum today. Instead, he just wants the Fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to fire them.

    Gin­grich Sug­gests Ille­gal­ly Fir­ing Fed­er­al Employ­ees Over Lib­er­al Views
    Ryan J. Reil­ly Jan­u­ary 14, 2012, 9:40 PM

    Repub­li­can Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Newt Gin­grich sug­gest­ed at a Fox News forum host­ed by Mike Huck­abee in South Car­oli­na on Sat­ur­day that it would be a good idea to fire fed­er­al employ­ees for being too lib­er­al. Fed­er­al law, on the oth­er hand, says Gingrich’s plan would be ille­gal.

    “I think an intel­li­gent con­ser­v­a­tive wants the right fed­er­al employ­ees deliv­er­ing the right ser­vices in a high­ly effi­cient way and then wants to get rid of those folks who are in fact waste­ful, or those folks who are ide­o­log­i­cal­ly so far to the left, or those peo­ple who want to frankly dic­tate to the rest of us,” Gin­grich said in response to a ques­tion from a fed­er­al employ­ee at the forum (empha­sis ours).


    That said, a puta­tive Gin­grich admin­is­tra­tion would be fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of George W. Bush’s. A report by the Jus­tice Department’s inter­nal inves­ti­ga­tors found that Bush admin­is­tra­tion offi­cials dis­crim­i­nat­ed against lib­er­al employ­ees in the Civ­il Rights Divi­sion and hired lawyers based on their con­ser­v­a­tive ide­ol­o­gy.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | January 14, 2012, 7:53 pm

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