Monday, August 9, 2010
Media Matters Does the Sherrod-Thing to Glenn Beck
Media Matters ran with this story saying how the Glenn Beck show blamed the killings on Keith Olbermann's rhetoric.
What they failed to do was put the rest of the story into their story. That would be the part where the two co-hosts came out and said that this line of reasoning was ludicrous and that Olbermann was in no way responsible for another evil person's actions, and further he and others of his ilk likewise should know better when ascribing such hateful motivations of wrongdoing on Beck and other conservatives via their rhetoric.
Anyway, Mediaite does an excellent summary of the fallacious story run by Media Matters.
See this link to Mediaite for the whole story here.
Also, the audio link for what was actually said on Glenn Beck's show last Friday can be heard here:
Beck was back on the air this morning and said that he had "fired" Stu and Pat for their comments based on the "edited" audio he heard on Media Matters. Stu and Pat both insisted that there was more to the story but had pulled over to the side of the road to tender their resignations so as not to harm the show. Of course, Glenn claimed to have been ignorant of the whole situation and was not the one that actually had fired them when he listened to the rest of the story that placed Stu and Pat's comments all in context. He then offered them their jobs back accordingly. The satire was magnificent and Obama, Media Matters, and Keith Olbermann should all be justifiably ashamed.