Dana Milbank makes the connection between Glenn Beck’s crazy bullshit and crazy people with guns inspired by it.
Beck has prophesied darkly to his millions of followers that we are reaching “a point where the people will have exhausted all their options. When that happens, look out.” One night on Fox, discussing the case of a man who killed 10 people, Beck suggested such things were inevitable. “If you’re a conservative, you are called a racist, you want to starve children,” he said. “And every time they do speak out, they are shut down by political correctness. How do you not have those people turn into that guy?”
Here’s one idea: Stop encouraging them.
Milbank has one of the most sensitive fingers to the wind of the DC status quo, so I’m betting on a bit of a backlash against the assignment editors at Fox from other media notables in the coming days.