Tides Group Condemns Beck-Like Rhetoric ‘Inciting Unbalanced People to Violence’

July 22, 2010


5 Responses to “Tides Group Condemns Beck-Like Rhetoric ‘Inciting Unbalanced People to Violence’”

  1. Old Man Dotes on July 22nd, 2010 6:06 pm

    You lkknow, “inciting to riot” is a criminal offense, and since Beck is doing it on national television repeatedly, and the network executives at Faux News apparently approve (since he keeps doing it), it becomes “conspiracy to incite to riot.” The apparent purpose of the riots that Beck is inciting is the overthrow of the duly-constituted Government of the United Sates of America.

    Thus I have demonstrated that Glenn Beck and the management of Fox News have conspired to attempt to overthrow the legitimate government of the United States of America by force and violence. The short term for such a conspiracy is “treason.”

  2. Christy on July 23rd, 2010 3:12 am

    1. Learn what “incite to riot” means,
    2. Learn what free speech is now before they take it away from you.

    You are asking for censorship?! What is wrong with you?

    “Urging or instigating other persons to riot, but shall not be deemed to mean the mere oral or written (1) advocacy of ideas or (2) expression of belief, not involving advocacy of any act or acts of violence or assertion of the rightness of, or the right to commit, any such act or acts.”

    Maybe you should actually make some effort to see first-hand what you are talking about before you talk about it.

    I don’t like what you have to say but I will defend to the death your right to say it. What about you?

  3. Roy on July 23rd, 2010 8:07 am

    “Beck: Progressives “are sucking the blood out of the republic” and are “gonna start getting more and more violent.”

    So he suggests that the other side is going to get violent. Isn’t that what this article is doing? Beck predicts violence from the Left, the Tides foundation claims the Right is pushing violence. There’s no difference in behavior, only in who they see as the villains.

    For what it’s worth, Beck has spent some quality time exhorting people not to be violent, too. http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/39452/

  4. Ben on July 26th, 2010 10:06 am


    On principle I agree with you, but here is where I get a bit hazy on the whole free speech argument.

    What Beck says is not only hateful, it is also complete BS.

    I mean, if someone goes to a simple minded person and repeatedly says “That guy over there would rape your mom, I’m not saying he has yet, but he’s wants to and he will!” and the simple minded person goes an shoots ‘that guy over ther,’ is the insitgator not responsible and legally culpable?

    Becks conspiracy theory hate speech is just that. “They want to destroy America!” “Bloodsuckers” “This is how it started in Nazi Germany” all the while underwritten with a “what’cha gonna do about it” theme

    and on and on. The show is nothing but hour upon hour of demonizing people because of their political viewpoints, and offering up no substantive proof that any of it is factual.

  5. Kara on August 6th, 2010 12:52 am

    If it weren’t for Glenn Beck, I probably would not yet have heard of the Tides Foundation; but because of him, I looked up what they are all about and learned a lot. I thank him for that. He can’t be responsible for some crazy person’s violence anymore than certain movies or games can be blamed for violent tendencies shown in children exposed to them. If Beck is lying, the answer is to show that he’s lying, speak out in truth and shut him down that way. His rhetoric cannot cover up truth. However, if he is not lying, his rhetoric will only enhance facts; and all the hatred in the world will not make his listeners change their minds.

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