Guesting on the Roundtable on ABC News’ Sunday Morning Talk Show This Week (video from ABC below), Fox News President Roger Ailes defended Glenn Beck from an attack by Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington.
Here is a transcript of a portion of that video:
HUFFINGTON: Well, Roger, it’s not a question of picking a fight. And aren’t you concerned about the language that Glenn Beck is using, which is, after all, inciting the American people? There is a lot of suffering out there, as you know, and when he talks about people being slaughtered, about who is going to be the next in the killing spree…
AILES: Well, he was talking about Hitler and Stalin slaughtering people. So I think he was probably accurate. Also, I’m a little….
HUFFINGTON: No, no, he was talking about this administration [Emphasis added].
AILES: I don’t — I think he speaks English. I don’t know, but I mean, I don’t misinterpret any of his words.
It would be disturbing enough if this was just another case of the Left mischaracterizing conservative talk show hosts and accusing them of inciting people to violence, but Huffington goes so much further into crazy town that it is almost inexplicable. I had to back up my DVR and listen again.
Did Huffington just say that she thinks Glenn Beck is accusing the Obama Administration of slaughtering people?
Glenn Beck aired a special on Friday, January 22 (I do believe the documentary was in English) showing some of the history of the atrocities committed by socialist and communist dictators throughout history, and how the Obama Administration employs people who actually hold evil despots like Mao Tse-tung in high regard. This is as close as I can come to figuring out what Huffington was talking about, and it isn’t very close.
The far Left seems wholly unable to comprehend their own abject lunacy as they misinterpret or mischaracterize conservatives to paint them as insane. If the Left intends to keep the ear of the President, and more importantly the American people, I have some advice for them – maybe it’s time to ratchet back the crazy a little.