Monday, November 1, 2010

Glen Beck: Victim of Stomping Was "Agitating"

Unsurprisingly, Glenn Beck is trying to paint "liberals" as chaos inducing trouble-makers while the heat is on the head-stomper from the Rand Paul rally.  He starts of by condemning the violence, but  here are his comments on the victim and the rest of those gosh danged "far left" trouble makers: 

"They're agitators. That's what the far left has been best at since the beginning of time. The Weather Underground — they were agitators. They tried to stir the pot. They tried to start a revolution through chaos. It's what they do best! It's the only thing they do well"

I love how he compares the Weather Underground to  Seriously?  Is this a memory exercise for all of the old conservatives who listen to his program?  They love talking about the good old days, when (a few) liberals were violent and Billy Graham had the president's ear.  Why not talk about the villains from the good old days as well? 

This is what his message sounds like to me:  "violence is wrong in all situations, but this lady had it coming to her."  You have to be a certain kind of person to understand that point of view.  Sounds like the type of argument a head-stomper would use... 

In case you haven't heard, the stomper seems to have adopted this "agitator" argument as a defense.  In a recent interview, stomper Tim Profitt said "She's a professional at what she does, and I think when all the facts come out, I think people will see that she was the one that initiated the whole thing."  And he's not at all sorry, adding "...I would like for her to apologize to me to be honest with you."  He also blamed his bad back for why he stomped her, stating that his back prevents him from bending down.  I'm not sure what he would have done had he been able to bend down, but it's a shame that whatever keeps him from bending over hasn't also prevented him from stomping.  I wonder if he gets any kind of social program benefit for not being able to bend over when he assaults somebody?   

Since everybody else seems to be clarifying it, I'd like to take the time to say that Cram & Ballwell do not condone head stomping, unless it's done by two consenting adults and behind closed doors.  Even if somebody is agitating you, it's not nice to stomp on their head.

1 comment:

  1. It makes me very happy that you elected to put the term liberal in quotation marks here. People like Beck, Savage, Limbaugh, Hannity, etc. have twisted the word so it now means something close to charlatan... Which I hold all of the names on that list are. They need to stop throwing around terms and ideas all wily nily and truly stop to look in the mirror. I don't think they'd like what they see, but their ratings sure as hell do.