Tides Foundation Battles Fox News
What is the difference between what Glenn Beck does and what Osama Bin Laden does? They both incite extremist followers to cause harm and potentially kill those that they believe to be infidels.
This week the founder of Tides, a progressive philanthropic organization, has called on the Chairman of the Board of Fox News advertisers to stop supporting Glenn Beck based on the thwarted assassination attempt by Byron Williams in July. Williams was arrested on interstate 580 in California in a shootout with highway patrol where two police officers were wounded. Prior to his arrest, Williams was on his way to kill Drummond Pike and other employees of Tides Foundation and the ACLU, armed with numerous weapons and armor.
Glenn Beck recently coined the term “Progressive Hunter” to which Williams declared himself to be one.
Tides itself is calling on advertisers to drop their business with Fox News because of what it charges has been “hate speech leading to violence.”
“While we may agree to disagree about the role our citizens and our government should play in promoting social justice and the common good, there should be no disagreement about what constitutes integrity and professionalism and responsibility in discourse – even when allowing for and encouraging contending diverse opinions intelligently argued,” Tides founder and CEO Drummond Pike wrote. “This is not a partisan issue. It's an American issue. No one, left, right or center, wants to see another Oklahoma City.” – Christian Science Monitor
Read the entire letter here
Glenn Beck Advertisers courtesy of Huffington Post
JP Morgan Chase, GEICO, Zurich Financial, Chrysler, Direct Holdings Americas, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Lilly Corporate Center, BP, and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Political hyperbole is out of control in this nation and extremism and fanaticism has found a very comfortable place to rest its head on the political right. It is up to the good people of the right to clean up their political party and stop letting it be hijacked by nut jobs and terrorists like Byron Williams and Glenn Beck.