Sunday, March 22, 2009

Maher and Olbermann accuse conservative talk radio of "whipping up" fringe elements of society

Maher and Olbermann accused conservative talk radio of "whipping up" fringe elements of society Friday.
Maher: Listening to people like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck these days, I cannot figure out whether these right wingers are more dangerous when they're in power or when they're out of power, because when they're out of power, you know their paranoid, their paranoia goes off the charts. This Glenn Beck guy, I wouldn't even give him the time of day except he's a big star now on Fox and a lot of people believe, and he's talking about FEMA concentration camps.

Olbermann: Yeah...

Maher: He says we are headed toward socialism, totalitarianism...

Olbermann: Yeah...

Maher:...beyond your wildest imagination, but apparently not beyond his wildest imagination.

Then, they invoked memories of Tim McVeigh.
Maher: You know I would never be the person who says that you have to watch what you say because some borderline nut...no really...I'm not for that. No, no, that's an argument that's given a lot. You can't say this because a borderline might take it and then do this. I'm sorry but that's the price of living in a free speech country and I do want to live in one because I make my living at it. Okay. But you know I must say Tim McVeigh in 1995 if you recall, this was the same kind of talking that made him blow up that building.

If anyone is "whipping up" the "fringe" elements of Society, it is them. See the video here.

3 comments:

Shane Vander Hart said...

It's a good thing hardly anybody watches their shows.

Steel Phoenix said...

I don't think they are wrong, but they are hypocrites.

Bluegrass Pundit said...

Maher and Olbermann are a "fringe element" when they leave the city limits of San Francisco.