Beck responds to SiriusXM suspension by invoking Martin Luther King, Jr., bashing progressives
Rather than take responsibility for agreeing with a guest who suggested Donald Trump would have to be taken out by non-legal means if he were president, he blamed progressives. His general manager, Dom Theodore, issued a statement.
As every listener of the show knows, Glenn has never — and will never — advocate violence. It wasn’t long ago that he was criticized by some for advocating peace during the Bundy Ranch saga. Glenn is a firm believer in Martin Luther King’s approach to affecting change, not Malcolm X’s. This past summer, he organized an event in Birmingham, Alabama, called Restoring Unity, the purpose of which was to unite different groups to commit to come together…
“For the past several months, Glenn has warned his audience, and anyone else willing to listen, that the current political climate is worse than anything he has ever witnessed or studied in American history. We have been preparing for an assault on Glenn’s voice, and others like it, which only reaffirms the importance and value of independent platforms like TheBlaze, platforms governed not only by ratings but also by principles and values. We are grateful to our partners at Premiere Networks, our many local affiliates, and all of our extended partners who support and celebrate a diversity of opinion. We hope you will reach out to all of them and thank them for having the backbone and integrity to stand up for all voices, even those with which they may disagree. We look forward to standing with our partners and affiliates to support a vibrant ‘marketplace of ideas’ and will continue to refuse to engage in the manipulative and bullying tactics of progressives.”