SiriusXM Suspends Glenn Beck for Trump Comments

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SiriusXM suspended Glenn Beck’s radio show today in response to a comment made by guest Brad Thor. The famed fiction novelist said last week on Beck’s show that citizens might possibly have to take potentially illegal means in order to keep Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump from office or “remove” him should he obtain it. Beck neither distanced himself from the comments nor rejected them during the interview.

“Comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in the company’s judgment, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office,” according to a statement issued by the network. “The Glenn Beck Program is suspended from our Patriot channel for the coming week. SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.” Read more at Politico.

{CB Frommer-Matzav.com}

14 COMMENTS

  1. This suspension is a chilling attack on journalistic freedom and clearly indicates what Trump would do to our First Amendment rights.

    • Thats not journalistic freedom way to mix up ideas. This is capitalism! If the government censored the press then maybe. But a privite company can do what they want with their dollars!

    • You seriously don’t understand free speech. Man how do you mess up what free speech mean. Its capitalism what siriousxm did nothing wrong here! 100% legal!

  2. Have we suddenly morphed into the USSR? Shutting down a radio show because a guest made a stupid comment smacks of the KGB. Neither the anti Trump protesters who called for violence nor the celebrities who called for killing police officers were arrested or censured, so suspending Glenn Beck for someone else’s comments is ludicrous.

    • No its called capitalism say something that hurts the brand and hurt profits you get fired!nothing soviet about that. Free speach means beck can start his own sirousxm and compete not that they have to broadcast him.

  3. If stations or organization are going to shut down programs because they don’t like what they said, believe me most of the TV programs would be long gone. I have never seen more stupidity, especially, during this election sequence. I guess United States is turning into a 3rd world political correct country, there are no he-she, there are no disagreements all most agree or you are out, the least rule and the majority must follow, etc. etc. We can’t complain the citizens of this country voted for the people who were going totally change this country and they are succeeding.

  4. Well glenn beck got what he deserves if he was smart and responsible he would have objected to those ridiculous comments

  5. We are still fighting for LIBERTY, who knows donald trump is old he may get sick in a second, SO WE THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT LED BY “TED CRUZ” WILL JUMPPPPPPPPPPPPP BACK INTO THE RACE

    VOTE FOR TED CRUZ

    #We’reCruzinToVictory
    #ChooseCruzNov.
    #NeverTrump
    #NeverClinton

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