UPDATED: Glenn Beck & His Guest Michael Scheuer hoping for Osama bin Laden to "detonate a major weapon" in U.S.

UPDATE: Here's the full video segment from DKTV:

UPDATE II: Please make sure you digg this!


Watch it (from Media Matters):
From the June 30 edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck:

Did you get that?

Glenn Beck's nutter guest Michael Scheuer is hoping Osama bin Laden Detonates a major weapon in the U.S.:
" 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. "
...and Beck just sits there nodding in agreement.
"which is why I was thinking this weekend that if I were him [Osama bin Laden], that would be that last thing I would do."
Not only should Beck not be on the air - we already knew that - he should be pulled from radio as well. He's more dangerous than Michael Scheuer could ever be becuase he gives these lunatics platform to spew their ravings while he promotes it.

Here's MinitryofTruth's reaction:
For those who are unfamiliar, Michael Sheuer was head of the Bin Laden unit at CIA under Clinton and Bush. That's right, the lunatic who thinks America's last hope is that Osama bin Laden knocks some sense into us is the same guy whose old job was to protect us from Osama bin Laden.

And yes, the logic behind this combined with the actual statement is enough to make me nauseous.

So, let me get this straight. Rupert Murdoch's Fox News put someone on air that said, out loud, that the only thing that can save America from the politicians who the media (not including Fox "Traitor" News) and our allies respect is a massive attack by Osama bin Laden that forces the citizens of America to demand a more violent government?

Let me ask that again.

Fox News, the broadcasting channel that is owned by Billionaire Rupert Murdoch, that supported throughout the War on Terror against Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda while Republican President George W. Bush was in office, the same Fox News who called anybody who disagreed with Bush Un-American and not a patriot, that Fox News put a guy on air who posited that the best thing for America right now under Democratic President Barack Obama, is to get attacked by al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden in a massive strike that would cost an unnumbered amount of innocent American lives? Seriously?


Here's how Jason Linkin's describes it:

As many of you know, the modern and civilized life that we lead in America, as sensible people, has long clashed terribly with the panoply of phantasmagoric doo-doo that washes and warps inside the mind's eye of Fox News' Glenn Beck. So it makes sense that he'd be the sort of person who could have a guest (Marching Toward Hell author Michael Scheuer) on the air who thinks it'd be a great thing for the United States to be attacked by Osama bin Laden. That izsto say, our nation's one hope for survival and reclaiming its values is for bin Laden to detonate a "major weapon" on top of it. Just like what happened the last time, right? Where we all went a little demented, started spying on each other, transformed the Executive Branch into a weird, lawless nether zone of extra-legal nonsense, fought a needless war and what not? Good times!

Anyway, your psychosis highlight reel:


From GOGB's DKos diary on the subject:

Has Glenn Beck finally gone completely off the deep end?

MinistryofTruth has already covered this topic extensively, but in a nutshell, Glenn Beck's guest on his June 30th program, former CIA Analyst Michael Scheuer, says that the only thing that can "save" the United States (from illegal immigrants, of course) is for Osama bin Laden to succeed in detonating a major weapon on US soil. Not only does Beck fail to immediately condemn this statement, he actually nods, and then basically agrees with it, saying "which is why I was thinking this weekend that if I were him [Osama bin Laden], that would be that last thing I would do."

Scheuer and Beck hit all the conservative buttons, from Mexicans to the mainstream media and worst of all, Europeans.


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