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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Glenn Beck and Faux News "Has Been Responsible For At Least Three Thwarted Assassination Attempts"

UPDATED 16:25pm

What does the tea party moniker stand for? Armed rebellion, right? This has been a theme of the Republican candidates and of Sarah Palin since 2009.

History lesson #1: The Boston tea party was a nonviolent economic statement against the Stamp Act. They threw tea in the water, not one gun was involved.

Gregory Giusti, Charles Wilson, and Byron Williams have all acted out violence, and often these men referenced the incendiary and often violent rhetoric spewed by Faux News and it's myriad of radical extreme republican views. This vitriol, rhetoric, and banter is said to be a motivating factor, if not the inspiring factor, in these men's actions.


On July 18, 2010, Byron Williams was stopped by California Highway Patrol and engaged in a shootout with law enforcement. He later said he was on his way to murder individuals at the Tides Foundation and ACLU.

Williams Wanted To "Start A Revolution" By "Killing People Of Importance At The Tides Foundation." On July 18, 2010, Byron Williams, a convicted felon, engaged in a shootout with police after being pulled over on I-580 in California. Williams was heavily armed, wearing body armor and wielding "a 9mm handgun, a .308-caliber rifle and a shotgun." After being taken into custody, Williams reportedly told investigators that "his intention was to start a revolution by traveling to San Francisco and killing people of importance at the Tides Foundation and the ACLU." [San Francisco Chronicle, 7/21/10]

Williams' Mother: Son "Was Upset" With "The Way Congress Was Railroading Through All These Left-Wing Agenda Items." The San Francisco Chronicle further reported that Williams' mother, Janice Williams, described her son as "angry at left-wing politicians" and at "what's happening to our country." The Chronicle further reported: "Williams watched the news on television and was upset by 'the way Congress was railroading through all these left-wing agenda items,' his mother said." [San Francisco Chronicle, 7/19/10]

Williams: "The Things" Beck Exposed "Blew My Mind." During an interview with reporter John Hamilton after his arrest, Williams said: "I would have never started watching Fox News if it wasn't for the fact that Beck was on there. And it was the things that he did, it was the things he exposed that blew my mind. I said, well, nobody does this." Williams continued: "You need to go back to June -- June of this year, 2010 -- and look at all his programs from June. And you'll see he's been breaking open some of the most hideous corruption. ... A year ago, I was watching him, and it was OK, he was all right, you know? ... But now he's getting it." [Media Matters, 10/11/10]

Williams Was Driven By Belief In Conspiracy Theories That Have Been Pushed By Beck. Hamilton wrote that in one letter to him, Williams "repeatedly cites Beck when discussing the Soros-Obama-Petrobras story and insists I check out Beck's 'June' shows." Hamilton continued:

In his letter to me, Byron writes: "I have been praying for a media advocate; one, to make people aware of why I'm in here (public opinion could help me), and two, to make people realize that corrupt killers are in power, and want re-election! I was also fearful that this issue would be 'burried.' "

Byron writes, "You want to know about Soros and Tides, yes, Glenn Beck is doing very well uncovering his wickedness, check his 'June' programs for 'Petrobraz', also look into '' "

Byron also writes that "very good information regarding 'Petrobraz' can be found in Glenn Beck's 'June' shows, where he accurately covered the Obama-Soros-Petrobraz-Chicago (Crime Inc.) connections for several days. It's all true."

Byron adds that he "found allusions to the Horizon disaster as a 'false-flag' operation in Alex Jones '' and '' "

"Think like a conspiracy theorist," Byron tells me during the interview. "Except don't use the word 'theory.' Because the conspiracies are not theories. The official report is the lie; the conspiracy is the truth."

Byron says he thinks Beck has improved in recent months. "I don't think he's a natural newscaster, you know what I mean?" he says. "I look at it more like a schoolteacher on TV, you know? He's got that big chalkboard and those little stickers, the decals. I like the way he does it." [Media Matters, 10/11/10]


Beck Linked With Stoking "Fears" That Caused Charles Wilson To Threaten Murray

In October 2010, Charles Wilson was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for threatening Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) with "violence" in phone calls to her office.

Wilson Said He "Want[ed] To fucking Kill" Murray Because Of The Passage Of Health Care Legislation. In an April 6 article, Politico reported that Wilson "allegedly called Murray's office on numerous occasions" saying that she " 'had a target on her back,' and 'I want to fucking kill you,' according to court documents." Politico also reported that Wilson "allegedly told undercover FBI agents that he carries a concealed firearm with a permit, and said he was 'extremely angry' with the passage of health care legislation." The article continued:

Wilson Relative: Wilson's Threats Occurred Because He "Was Under The Spell That Glenn Beck Cast." A relative of Wilson said in publicly available documents filed in federal court that Wilson's "fears were grown and fostered by Mr. Beck's persuasive personality" and that Wilson's actions occurred because he "was under the spell that Glenn Beck casts.


Faux News Inspired Gregory Giusti To Repeatedly Threaten To Destroy Pelosi's Home

In December 2010, Gregory Lee Giusti was sentenced to a year and nine months in federal prison for threatening to destroy former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's home if she voted in support of the health care reform law.

Giusti Admitted To Making "More Than 30 Phone Calls" Threatening Pelosi Not To Support Health Care Reform. The Associated Press reported in April 2010 that in one recorded call, "Giusti said, 'if you pass this freaking health care plan don't bother coming back to California cause you ain't gonna have a place to live,' according to a transcript of the message included in an amended complaint." The AP added: "Officials said the caller often recited Pelosi's home address and said if she wanted to see it again, she should not support the health care overhaul bill that since has been enacted. Giusti left at least two recorded messages containing threats involving one of Pelosi's residences in Northern California, according to the complaint." [The Associated Press, 4/8/10]

The AP further reported that Giusti "told investigators he had phoned Pelosi about a half-dozen times, called her a witch and said he did not like her 'pushing the health care bill down the people's throats,' the complaint stated." [The Associated Press, 4/8/10]

Giusti's Mother Blamed Fox News For Her Son's Actions. During an interview with the local San Francisco ABC affiliate, Giusti's mother, Eleanor Giusti, stated that Fox News was a factor in her son's actions. She stated:
ELEANOR GIUSTI: Greg has -- frequently gets in with a group of people that have really radical ideas and that are not consistent with myself or the rest of the family and -- which gets him into problems. And apparently I would say this must be another one that somehow he's gotten onto either by -- I'd say Fox News or all of those that are really radical, and he -- that's where he comes from. [ABC's San Francisco affiliate, KGO-TV, 4/7/10]

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes says he put the word out at Fox to “tone it down” and make arguments “intellectually” with less heated rhetoric. “You don’t have to do it with bombast.”(if Faux and Co. where not engaging in this type of journalism, why issue the memo to "tone down"? Just like if Plain wasn't guilty of inciting anger then why take down the web page filled will targets marked for democrats?) We all know why. A spade is a spade, know matter how hard you try to camouflage it. Go back 5 years and listen to every radio and TV show Beck has done from then to today.

But Ailes in his infamous wisdom draws the line at any suggestion the "passion" of Fox News hosts had anything to do with the shooting spree in Arizona that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded: “That is just bullsit,” he told Russell Simmons in an interview posted to the music mogul’s website.

At the very least, the nonsense that oozes from Faux News and Glenn Beck et al feed and stir the foamy froth of the rapid pit-bull, and all it takes is a daily dose of Becksitan asking for chaos an anarchy to set the pit-bull pendulum in motion.

Loughner in this case may be the exception rather than the rule, but the jury is still out as his facts are just not there yet. But in the same breath, Giusti, Wilson, and Williams fall into the criminal statistical category as having been association to extreme, radical, right-wing ideology which is filled with whatever conspiracy theory Beck and Faux News have devised or concocted for the day.

When speaking on extreme political rhetoric, logical, coherent humans don't believe anyone is actually saying hate speech made Jared Loughner release his insanity, what those with half a brain are saying is it creates an atmosphere where its inevitable that someone will get hurt , there is no connection between matches and gasoline, but put them together and what happens.

The violent rhetoric is desensitizing the nation to political violence .Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.

Many whom reside of the right side of the fence continue to refute that their party holds any responsibility for hate crimes in America, but yet today NFTOS provides you with three serious assassination attempts which at the end of the day are associated to Ailes and Beck.

As unfortunate as it is, these are the facts and they are indisputable!



A commentary by Editor-in-Chief Roger West


If you haven't heard by now Sarah "snowbilly" Palin is now the "victim".

Today via Facebook the half Governor posted a narcissistic video claiming that America has it wrong, and political pundits are guilty of "blood libel".

A pretty "ballsy" move to say the least. In her woe is me speech today Palin trying to clear and rid herself of guilt or any wrong doing, failed to say "hey maybe I was wrong" to post gun sights on Democratic politicians, which may or may not have been a variable in the Tucson massacre.

Readers should not be shocked that Sarah maintains the "all about me" mentality, as this genome or DNA structure is the mainstay of the tea bag.

While most of the video was more republican "who me" attitude, we at NFTOS feel that two lone words in Palin's diatribe cut like the 31 bullets sprayed by the lunatic Jared Loughner.

"BLOOD LIBEL" is as bad as the "n" word. For Palin to use this choice of vocabulary means she either dropped out of high school, or she is just a spineless diabolical evil kobold. Nothing is more incendiary than this type of verbiage. If she was trying to purport her intelligence by using such terminology, she failed miserably, maybe if she thought before she spoke, or maybe if those handling her thought first, then maybe they would have chosen a better choice of words.

These inflammatory, grotesque, vile words, cost thousands of Jews their lives.

BLOOD LIBEL - Blood libel (also blood accusation) refers to a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, almost always Jews, murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays. Historically, these claims have–alongside those of well poisoning and host desecration–been a major theme in European persecution of Jews.

The libels typically allege that Jews require human blood for the baking of matzos for Passover. The accusations often assert that the blood of Christian children is especially coveted, and historically blood libel claims have often been made to account for otherwise unexplained deaths of children. In some cases, the alleged victim of human sacrifice has become venerated as a martyr, a holy figure around whom a martyr cult might arise. A few of these have been even canonized as saints, like Gavriil Belostoksky.

In Jewish lore, blood libels were the impetus for the creation in the 16th century of the Golem of Prague by Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel. Many popes have either directly or indirectly condemned the blood accusation, and no pope has ever sanctioned it. These libels have persisted among some segments of Christians to the present time.

We have said this a million times if not once, freedom of speech has consequences, and in the hands of the ignorant or less intelligent, it is just as dangerous as Jared Loughner toting a gun.

 Freedom of speech also has limititations... for instance, I cant say fire in a crowded theater ~ in the same breath extreme gun toting republicans should not be able to rant "lock", "reload", and be "armed and dangerous" in political theaters or gatherings.

While Palin's choice of words are reprehensible in their own right, the kick in the ass, or the oppps I really fucked up moment, better yet, the foot-in-mouth disease moment is, hold on to your hats here readers, as this is very disturbing and disgusting -

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is JEWISH!!

As if the through and through bullet wound was not enough!

BLOOD LIBEL is not common in rebound video grievances, and never is it used in such generic political rants. BLOOD LIBEL is very specific in where its intent is to be made!

No matter how you slice this story, Palin is either an idiot of epic proportions, or she is as callous as Adolph Hitler himself. Insensitive is an understatement! Stupid, absolutely, moronic also seems suitable verbiage for Palin.

She certainly had a fit (and she was entitled) when those senseless journalist attack her mongoloid child, this type of nasty rhetoric by Palin is know different!

Whether Palin had a brain fart moment, or knowingly placed BLOOD LIBEL verbiage in her pity me speech is irrelevant. Stupidly is no excuse for comments like this, especially from a woman whom has visions of owning the right to nuclear key codes. There is no doubt this last expedition by the snowbilly solidifies her never getting to the oval office, that is unless she chooses to take the five cent White House tour.

Palin got caught in the political storm by a "maverick" whom needed a pretty face to aid his deflating presidential candidacy. Palin was just in wrong place at right time. She is out of her element in this arena, and these last few days have showed us how far out she really is. Truly she was just a pretty face, and to this blogger that's a stretch.

An old Paul Harvey quote so eloquently fits here, "gonads are certainly useful for their purpose, but the are no substitute for brains"!

If the crosshair fiasco didn't require an apology, (one could question why did she immediately remove the sights from her Sarah PAC website) then certainly this cretinous, contemptible, degrading, detestable, dirty, disgraceful, disreputable, ignominious, loathsome, low-life, mean, no-good, pitiful, shameful, slimy, sordid, vile, worthless, wretched, comment does!

Palin receives "asshat" of the year award, and we are only 12 days in!