Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 2 (3 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   5 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Beck's incendiary angst is dangerously close to having a body count

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 2 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H4 7/27/10

Become a Fan
  (3 fans)
- Advertisement -

The consequences of the doomsday programming seem entirely predictable. As Jeffrey Jones, a professor of media and politics at Old Dominion University, recently explained to The New York Times in regard to Beck's rhetoric, "People hear their values are under attack and they get worried. It becomes an opportunity for them to stand up and do something."

Indeed, the relentless message that right-wing audiences hear is unequivocal and inescapable: Do something! Take action!

And last week, Byron Williams, likely inspired by Glenn Beck's Tides obsession, grabbed his guns and set out to do just that.

Watch video
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Next Page  1  |  2


Eric Boehlert is the author of Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush (Free Press, 2006). He worked for five years as a senior writer for, where he wrote extensively about media and politics. Prior to that, he worked as a (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -
Google Content Matches:

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Struggling Clear Channel And Rush Limbaugh's $400 Million Payday

How Fox News Is Destroying The Republican Party

Gingrich Assailed by Conservative Press; Conservatives Blame "Liberal Media"

FOX NEWS INSIDER: "Stuff Is Just Made Up"

The Truth About Glenn Beck's TV Ratings

The Self-Destruction Of Limbaugh, Murdoch and Beck


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
2 people are discussing this page, with 5 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

I can understand your angst about some nut wanting... by Recce1 on Thursday, Jul 29, 2010 at 10:35:28 PM
"If not tell me you support their right to freedom... by Maxwell on Friday, Jul 30, 2010 at 10:44:43 AM
" and recruiting station shooters who were sociali... by Maxwell on Friday, Jul 30, 2010 at 10:48:21 AM
First, I reject your insinuation I believe all Mus... by Recce1 on Friday, Jul 30, 2010 at 6:24:27 PM
Maxwell, What I find objectionable in the article ... by Recce1 on Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 2:49:00 PM