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Glenn Beck "Jokes" About Poisoning Nancy Pelosi; Transcript, Official Video Scrubbed

Reported by Alex - August 9, 2009 -

Guest Blogged by Jonathan

Dictionary.com's definition of the word 'joke' is as follows: "1.Something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act: He tells very funny jokes. She played a joke on him." Another example of a joke (albeit, a bad one): What do you find in God's toilet? Holy crap!

Jokes are made to entertain and to amuse people. Someone needs to tell that to Glenn Beck, who "joked" about poisoning Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Thursday's (Aug 6th) edition of "The Glenn Beck Program." With Video

"I wanted to thank you for having me over here in wine country... By the way, I put poison in your... No. I look forward to all the policy discussions we're supposed to have. You know, on health care, energy reform, and the economy. Hey, is that Sean Penn over there?"

Mr. Beck: there is nothing funny about joking about the assassination of a high-ranking member of Congress, or any political member on the Hill for that matter. Joking about such matters shouldn't ever be used to get a rise out of your batshit crazy fan base, or even just to get some facetime on the major networks and have your name all over Twitter. And please, if the s***-storm should begin to pour down on your head, don't resort to hiding behind the 1st Amendment to cover your ass. You have every right to say what you want within reason, but you still can't shout "Fire!" in a crowded area or yell, "There's a bomb!" in the middle of an airport. This is one of those things you can't say and expect to get away with it.

(Report continues after the video)

What you see above is the video of Beck making his sick "joke" about poisoning Pelosi. However, the transcript has been scrubbed of Beck's murderous "joke". Furthermore, the supposed link from the page to the video of the segment takes you to a completely unrelated item, and a search of the Fox video archives turns up nothing but the sanitized page with the bogus link. Our video, above, was posted on YOuTube by the good people at MediaMatters.org

It seems that someone at Fox knows that Beck went waaaaaay over the line with this one and were hoping that no-one would notice. But we did.

What you can do:

Contact Glenn Beck and Roger Ailes and tell them that joking about poisoning the Speaker of the House is irresponsible (even for Beck) journalism and has no place in a news organization. Tell 'em Newshounds.us, the watchdog that never sleeps, sent you.

Glenn Beck: [email protected]
Fox News: [email protected]
Roger Ailes: [email protected]
Fox News (phone no.): 1-888-369-4762