It's no secret that Glenn Beck is a hothead. The Fox News windbag rants and raves about everything modern—by which we mean nearly everything that's happened since about 1929.
But Beck's verbal hysterics are so overblown that they can lead to actual violence.
That's the topic explored by Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, who cites the case of a California man who attempted to attack people associated with liberal groups in the San Francisco Bay area.
As Milbank shows, Beck's frequent rants against the Tides Foundation appear to have incited the man, who was heavily armed and prepared to kill.
AT believes in free speech and open debate, but we don't believe in hate speech that incites violence. Beck's not our idea of an intelliegent or thoughtful speaker, but even Beck should know better.
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