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Keep Glenn Beck on the air...please

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Keep Beck on the Air

Those boycotting Beck's sponsors and calling for his dismissal believe Beck's rhetoric often oozes into hate speech, and has, directly or indirectly, caused violent behavior by some of his more unstable fans. When I recall the TV images of some of the folks who attended Beck's "9.12" gathering in Washington, the accusation isn't difficult to believe. However, suppressing anyone's speech, no matter how inflammatory or moronic, is a dangerous thing to do.

The best reason to keep Beck on the tube, though, is his headline-grabbing absurdity. Reasonable conservatives and independents may not watch his show, but the mainstream media--always on the lookout for outrageousness--make sure that Beck's latest "expose of FEMA concentration camps" or his encouraging oil companies to "stand peacefully against Obama" are fresh in people's minds.

As the most visible face of the New Republican (read:Tea) Party, it is imperative that Beck's latest outrages continue to be fresh in the minds of independents and embarrassed Republicans, especially at voting time.

The isolated cases of alleged Beck-inspired violence wouldn't hold a candle to what the world would be in for if Beck's breed of Republicans were ever voted into power.

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I understand why many want Beck to drift back into... by Russ Buchanan on Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 10:49:02 AM
This article depicts liberals as good for the coun... by LincolnMarx on Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 11:51:57 PM
Beck is about marginalization and political diseng... by Sheila Dean on Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 1:14:32 PM
This little boycott of yours is nothing but an att... by Jerry Wilson on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 11:37:20 AM
Beck, or any Free American Citizen, will retain an... by Rev Justin D Spears on Thursday, Jul 1, 2010 at 1:31:21 PM
Anyone who's listened or watched Beck for the amou... by Natalie Oberman on Friday, Jul 2, 2010 at 11:40:04 PM