This is how it goes and Fox News just stands idly by… Glenn Beck targets an innocent person and that person then receives death threats. But his supporters will turn a blind eye.
On October 25, 2010, Glenn Beck went after Kathy Tate-Bradish, who moderated an Illinois congressional debate with League of Women Voters Illinois Executive Director Jan Czarnik. Apparently Tate-Brandish declined a supposedly pre-planned request for the pledge of allegiance from a supporter of the Republican candidate. Czarnik later called the request “phony patriotism.”
But, Beck lashed out against Tate-Brandish in typical hate-fueled fashion with the following:
BECK: We wanted to look at the moderator, Kathy Tate-Bradish, from the League of Women Voters… Oh, she sounds so neutral and everything. I mean, she’s even neutral on the Pledge, apparently — just a typical woman voter trying to get the truth out. No, not so much — not so much.
She is on fire for Obama. She is a big-time Obama supporter. In fact, so much so, she’s part of his Organizing for America arm. Hmm. She’s even hosted a campaign event in her home in 2007, part of her post on OFA’s, Organizing for America Web site, “Hope Action Change.”
Tate-Brandish started receiving threats of violence soon thereafter.
Since then, death threats have appeared on “right-wing websites,” said Czarnik, who provided printouts to the FBI. She also reported menacing posts on Fox News Channel’s Facebook page and Beck’s website, The Blaze.
“We don’t say the Pledge of Allegiance at our events and we should be shot or hanged?” said Czarnik, who went to the FBI on Wednesday. “Who are these people?”
Joel Cheatwood, an executive who oversees Beck’s show, issued a statement after Fox News was contacted Thursday.
“We’re not going to comment on something that’s hypothetical as we have not heard about this complaint,” Cheatwood said.
If Beck were the student of history he wants his flock to believe, he would be giving a lesson on the Bellamy Salute and the how the current Pledge of Allegiance came to be. Perhaps he’s not the Nazi-hating, fascist-fearing goon he acts like… Would he still be up-in-arms if the attendees were forced to recite the pledge against their own free will?
How many times does this have to happen before Fox News does the responsible thing?