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We don't know what Williams was watching, or that television played a role in his decision to target Tides. However, if it did, according to our Nexis searches, the primary person on cable or network news talking about the Tides Foundation in the year and a half prior to the shootout was Fox News' Glenn Beck.
According to our searches, since Beck's show premiered on January 19, 2009, Tides has been mentioned on 31 editions of Fox News programs, 29 of which were editions of Beck's show (the other two were on Sean Hannity's program). In most of those references, Beck attacked Tides, often weaving the organization into his conspiracy theories. Two of those Beck mentions occurred during the week before Williams' shootout.
On July 14, Beck said:
"You believe that America is the last best hope for the free world. Boy, was I a moron for believing that. Nope, there are a lot of people that believe that we are the oppressor. This man states it. He states in this book "The purpose is to create mass organizations to seize power." Wow! That almost sounds like the Tides Foundation."
On July 13, Beck said:
"Well, they have the education system. They have the media. They have the capitalist system. What do you think the Tides Foundation was? They infiltrate and they saw under Ronald Reagan that capitalists were not for all of this nonsense, so they infiltrated. Now, they are using failing capitalism to destroy it."
All of this -- particularly the vicious attacks on the Tides Foundation -- constitutes a classic example of eliminationist rhetoric -- something Beck has been doing for a long time, with progressives as his main target. Beck always tries to claim that he's being victimized and his free speech attacked whenever this is pointed out -- even though link between hateful rhetoric and violent behavior is a well-established one with a long and sorrowful track record.
Who, me unleash violent nutcases? Beck wonders why the concern about the Tides Foundation -- but doesn't mention shooter -
well that statement doesn't make any sense, i am not an elected official.
Originally posted by 12GaugePermissionSlip
reply to post by Just Wondering
dang...too bad he didn't make it to San Fransicko. If we were lucky Pelosi may have been home.
Well if it ain't another retard implying an elected official be murdered. What a shock! Haven't we heard enough of this crap? What if he made it all the way to YOUR house? Just wondering.
Originally posted by danielhanson420
i have always thought beck and co were trying to make things like this happen after all its things like this that will bring on gun seizures and eventually martial law in the U.S i think the Arizona immigration thing is the same your all being played.
Originally posted by starwarsisreal
why how long will it take for this type of conflict to start the second american civil war between right and left
With recent controversial race topics entering the spotlight, such as the voter intimidation incident and Shirley Sherrod story, the media has been more than willing to open their arms and turn on their cameras to hear the opining of the National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party, Malik Zulu Shabazz. Shabazz has appeared on Fox News, issued a statement through CNN, and done exclusive interviews for various media outlets.
Read more: newsbusters.org...
In fact, Shabazz used his statement at CNN to accuse the ‘Republican or right wing tea party strategists' of ‘stir(ing) up racial fears'.
Redeem the Dream, Shabazz speech transcript:
... You might be a doctor. You might be a lawyer. You might be a scientist. You might have evolved to the privileged class of society, but no matter how high you fly, no matter how high you think you have gone, you still the actual fact that we are still treated as 'n-word's in the hills of America. Racism stinks, rotten, from the core to the ceiling of America today.
Thirty seven years later, ladies and gentleman of the black jury. I ask you, ladies and gentleman of the black jury, thirty seven years later, how do you find white America on injustice and racism?
Ladies and gentleman of the jury, on America's state and federal police, how do you find them on police brutality and racism, how do you find them?
Thirty seven years later, black ladies and gentleman of the jury, how do you find white America and the outlaw governor George Bush of Texas, on the outright, cold-blooded murder on (inaudible) in Texas, how do you find them?
How do you find them?
How do you find her on the conspiracy to incarcerate black youth? How do you find her?
How do you find her after 400 years, after serving to build a country, how do you find white America today on the denial of reparations today, how do you find her?
How do you find her?
We in the New Black Panther Party led by our national chairman Khallid Abdul Muhammed have a black dream today. We have a black dream which is truly a vision. We have a black dream today of little black boys, little black girls, joining hands with other black youth and black students to organize, stop the violence in our communities, and unite against a common enemy.
We have a black dream today, and a vision today, of all of our people, black lawyers, black preachers, doctors, teachers, scientists, rap artists, gang members - all black people working for a common cause.
Black power! Black power! Black power!
Thank you very much.
You guys do know Beck constantly talks about how violence wont solve anything and that we have to win in the area of ideas, right?
Originally posted by Shadowfoot
Killing people isnt funny. The same consitution you claim to want uphold doesnt allow for this.
Does nobody remember Machievelli? We are more likely being played against each other through the auspices of liberal and conservative camps