January 21, 2011

Glenn Beck: "You're going to have to shoot them in the head"

So I have no idea if the shooter in Tucson watched Glenn Beck's show, and I'm not going to try to link this broadcast to the shooting there.

However, the debate we should have is this:

1) Is this supposed to be a "joke?" Or tongue-in-cheek or something? Because it seems like he's being totally serious.
2) How has his audience interpreted these sorts of remarks?
3) Is it okay that we have people on TV calling for their viewers to shoot people in the head if they disagree with you?
4) Does this qualify as hate speech?