The whole idea that Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck cause extremists to be violent is pretty ridiculous if you think about it for a second. If someone is a big Glenn Beck fan, then they agree a lot with Glenn Beck, and then why would they be violent when their views get such representation in the media through Glenn Beck’s show? People aren’t going to get violent if they feel they have a voice in the media. That’s why America’s system of free speech actually help to prevent political violence. The people who might get violent are those who feel they are voiceless, who no one out there represents their views. That’s mainly crazy people. People who think Glenn Beck is a left-wing squish. People who think Harry Reid is a great politicians. Grade A psychos basically.
Now if people were successfully in getting Glenn Beck off the air, what’s the best thing that happens next? You have a large group of people now feel their views are banned from discussion? And this leads to magical happy town how? Do people think Glenn Beck fans are just going to start watching Olbermann and say, “Wow! This guy makes much more sense!”?
Anyway, my point is freedom of speech is a good thing in many ways, so be very careful about getting in its way.