Seems that “talking head” Glenn Beck and resident Republican jackass Sarah Palin have found a common bond in the shooting of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. People have blamed both Beck and Palin for heightening the sense of radicalism by using language that would incite anger in their rhetoric.
Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin emailed each other about the shooting in Arizona, and Beck read some of their exchange on his Monday radio show. Beck told Palin he feared for her safety, and he condemned the shooting, which led to the deaths of six people and the wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Both have been accused by some as having contributed to the political climate that may have indirectly led to the shooting. Palin, in particular, has drawn criticism for the map she put up that placed Giffords’ congressional district, among others, within crosshairs.
Beck said that Palin had gotten in touch with him first on Sunday night. He read what he had sent to her in reply.
“Sarah, as you know, peace is always the answer. I know you are felling the same heat, if not much more on this. I want you to know you have my support. But please look into protection for your family. An attempt on you could bring the republic down,” Beck wrote. “There are nutjobs on all sides…terror is terror. I don’t care if it is for Allah or your party.”
“I hate violence,” Palin replied, according to Beck. “I hate war. Our children will not have peace if politicos just capitalize on this to succeed in portraying anyone as inciting terror and violence. Thanks for all you do to send the message of truth and love and God as the answer.”
All the “violence is terrible” talk sounds good, but the fact of the matter is that these two thrive off of the fanatical nature of their followers, some of whom are so angry with the government that they’ll do damn near anything to “take their country back.”