Ed Shultz slams the Beckazoid, and points out some key flaws in the Beck tirade…
This one is an invitation to a disaster…
The National Park Service said Thursday that it has approved the permit for the Aug. 28 Glenn Beck/Sarah Palin rally at the Lincoln Memorial.
Park Service spokesman Bill Line said the permit indicates that organizers expect 300,000 people to attend. Line said it is a “fixed rally” without a march. The rally will go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The park service is processing a permit request for a counter demonstration and rally by the Rev. Al Sharpton on the same day along Independence Avenue, south of the memorial. Line said the Sharpton rally organizers list 3,000 expected attendees on their permit request.
The Times Joe Klein says the “S” word relative to some of the right wing media activity. He isn’t the only person saying that, as this article over at HuffPo by Andrew Reinbach points out:
Meanwhile, the Right-Wing media has been doing everything it can to whip up anger and hatred against government at every level, and the Republican Party has been pandering to the Tea Party movement by steadily moving to the Right, hoping thereby to be able to count on those votes come November.
Some of that whipping up is dangerously close to sedition — incitement to revolt against established government — even if it is cloaked in calls to defend the people’s government from Socialism, and similar fantasies.
The resulting hysteria has intensified since the 2008 election. In that one-year period, the number of Right-Wing militias has mushroomed–according to the Southern Poverty Legal Center, from 42 in 2008, to 127 in 2009.
The issue here is that the Faux News Media personalities have crossed the line from dissent into the realm of Treason and Sedition. As much as I hate the idea of repressing Free Speech, there comes a time to ask some serious questions.
I disagree with Joe Klein only based on the fact that Beck and Limbaugh are on the public airwaves – and as such, when lying or deliberately providing flase information over the public airwaves in an attempt to incite insurrection…
Are committing Sedition. Sarah Palin doesn’t have that publicly provided soap box. What she says in front of a froth mouth group of Tea Bagger idiots speaking before the nimrods…
As such, short of actually calling for and inciting violent acts – is protected.
Hat Tip and a Salute to Jack and Jill for leading this along with Color of Change!
Great news today in our campaign against Glenn Beck. We’re announcing that nineteen more of Beck’s advertisers have stopped supporting his show. That number includes two British companies who just announced that they’ve pulled their ads from the UK broadcast of Beck’s show after hearing from customers.
Two companies–Waitrose (the British supermarket chain) and Metropolitan Talent Management–pulled their ads not only from Beck’s show, but from Fox News in general.
Over 280,000 of us have now called on advertisers to stop supporting Beck’s show. We are keeping Beck isolated and making sure that he continues to be a financial liability for Fox. Eventually, Fox will have to explain why they are continuing to give Beck’s race-baiting and fear-mongering a platform even as it hurts their bottom line.
Here’s the full list of new companies ditching Beck: AmMed Direct, Citrix Online, Concord Music Group, Diageo, Eggland’s Best, Equifax, Eulactol USA (producer of Flexitol), GetARoom.com, Hoffman La Roche (maker of BONIVA), Metropolitan Talent Management, ooVoo, Overture Films, Scarguard, Schiff Nutrition (maker of Tiger’s Milk and Fi-Bar), Seoul Metropolitan Government, Subaru, Toyota-Lexus, Waitrose and Woodland Power Products, Inc.
A little music for Glenn…