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” The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. “
If this was said by a Democrat, Progressive or Liberal, or even an independant or moderate, that person would have been publicly tarred and feathered and then ran out on a rail by Fox News and the rest of the Right Wing leaning corporate media.
But instead, it was said on Fox News airtime, during the Glenn Beck show, and not a the only major media outlet to say peep about it was John Stewart’s Daily Show.
Jon Stewart flat out destroyed Beck and Sheuer for this, and I would hope you do the same, Keith Olbermann.
Link here http://www.thedailyshow.com/vi…
Quote John Stewart
” Is there any way you can YELL LOUD ENOUGH at your TV for the people inside to hear you, because I tried real hard last night. “
You heard it here folks, Jon Stewart just gave his full endorsement for YELLING LOUDER!
Still, this is not enough.
We need to contact authorities, force pundits and politicians to take a stand on this, and boycott Fox News and their Sponsors.
Dear Keith Olbermann, we need a special comment on this, please.
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Several Youtube videos were posted of this interview, and one of them has generated 72,807 hits in one day. That video, and Michael Sheuer’s statement can be found here.
Of course, this is the video and quote that I take issue with.
At :24 seconds into this video
Scheuer: ” The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. It’s an absurd situation, again. Only Osama can execute an attack that will force Americans to demand a government protect them effectively, consistently and with as much violence as necessary. “
This statement does not only deserve a Worst Person in the World, it deserves a full Special Comment and an in-depth report on who said this, who allowed it to be said and why it is such a despicable thing to even think.
The memo that is being formed is so simple even a climate change denier can figure it out.
1. Obama is making us less safe
2. When a terrorist attack happens Republicans will say “Told you so”
And while that train of thought in and of itself is despicable it doesn’t hold a candle to the idea proposed by Mr. Sheuer, which seems to be.
1. Obama is MORE DANGEROUS than Osama bin Laden
2. If OBL attacks Americans will stop supporting President Obama and the Democrats, and once Republicans are re-elected to power because of the fear of the public, we can go back to hunting Osama GOP style for the obvious good of all.
After 6 months of proposing every Conspiracy Theory possible about President Barack Obama in order to quell his popularity, from The B girl, to paling around with terrorists, to the birth certificate nonsense, to socialism, fascism, racism, reverse-racism and whatever new lie that Fox News can invent on the spot with help from the GOP and claim as actual news, one would wonder why a certain small percentage of the population would rather go protest how Democracy works on the 4th of July rather than celebrate their independance, but that is neither here nor there.
The purpose Fox News has is to hold a four year long swiftboat campaign to sink the Democratic party, and it doesn’t matter what they must say or do in order to achieve this.
Of course, Glenn beck has already had the opportunity to stand up and condemn this terrible statement since he was sitting right next to the person who said it, but that would require an adult brain which Glenn Beck obviously lacks. If Glenn Beck was the great patriot and defender of liberty that he claims to be he would have leapt out of his chair and said something in defense of the thousands of American lives that would be lost in another massive attack by Osama bin Laden.
Micheal Sheuer, after saying that America needed a massive attack in order to be saved, issued a lame half apology on washingtonindependant.com where no one will probably see it, and Fox News didn’t even do that. Rather, they just moved along to their next crime against journalism in their effort to create a more violent, partisan and uneducated world.
Glenn Beck, of course, did not object to this statement when it was spoken or on his program the next day. Instead, Glenn gave us all that glazed eye big smile that shows he doesn’t know what is really going on, but he is certain of what he would like to think it is. I do not know if Glenn is aware of what was said in his presence or how truly disgusting a statement it was, but that does not matter, because the person who made that statement shares Glenn’s sick view that the world is coming to an end, and as long as you agree with the Conservatives in principle they don’t care what you do or say, as long as it makes Conservatives look right.
As Michael Sheuer went about mentally sacrificing thousands of innocent Americans so that we might be safer from the perceived evil here in America (re: the RW view of President Obama and the Democratic Party), Glenn Beck just sat there like a bobblehead doll who has obviously let the important facts go over his head while Michael Sheuer basically hoped out loud for the deaths of American citizens so that a more violent, security orientated America could be imposed upon our nation.
I will allow others to interpret for themselves what meaning Mr. Sheuer was trying to convey when he called for “a government (that) protect(s) them effectively, consistently and with as much violence as necessary.”
This horrible statement made on Fox News airwaves should not be allowed to disappear into the fog of the 24 hour news cycle. Fox News and the Republican party should be taken to task on this, and we should demand that they disavow this terrible and traitorous statement.
Just imagine the roar from the Conservative media if a Democrat or Liberal has said
” I hope Osama bin Laden attacks America so President Obama can reap the public support that President Bush enjoyed after 9/11 ”
It Does Count If You Are A Republican. Whether the Republicans want to live in reality or not is not my problem. Once they start wishing out loud for terrorist attacks to stop the Democratically President of America it becomes everyone’s problem.
To Glenn Beck, who loves our founding fathers so without clearly understanding why, I submit this quote from Benjamin Franklin.
“Those who sacrifice freedom for safety deserve neither.”
And to Michael Sheuer, you’re apology is pathetic. Why don’t you go back on Glenn Beck’s show and really apologize?
Hopefully, the rest of the media, as well as the rest of the nation which you would so gladly sacrifice will have called you to task before then.
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