Glenn Beck suspended from SiriusXM over Trump assassination

Glenn Beck suspended from SiriusXM over Trump assassination

(TRUNEWS) SiriusXM has announced a one week temporary suspension of The Glenn Beck Program from their Patriot channel, because of the comments made by guest Brad Thor regarding ‘removing’ Donald Trump from office.

TRUNEWS reported at the time that Brad Thor’s commentary — which host Glenn Beck agreed with — came off as an outright call for the assassination of Donald Trump.

SiriusXM issued the announcement in following statement:
In an official statement following the announcement, TRUNEWS President Rick Wiles said:
SiriusXM will replace Glenn Beck’s program with The David Webb Show for the 9AM to noon Eastern time slot on Patriot Channel 125.

SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs. However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgement, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone. For that reason, we have suspended The Glenn Beck Program from our Patriot channel for the coming week and are evaluating its place in our lineup going forward. SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.

I commend SiriusXM for suspending the Glenn Beck radio program. Brad Thor’s comments were inexcusable in a republic that honors the rule of law. It was the second time Mr. Beck hinted at assassinating Donald Trump. My only regret is that the suspension is for one week. SiriusXM should have suspended Glenn Beck for the duration of the 2016 presidential campaign. Likewise, Mr. Beck’s AM/FM radio affiliates should follow SiriusXM’s example. Let’s put an end to crazy talk by radio hosts suggesting the killing of presidential candidates they don’t like. This is America – not a banana republic.

Both Beck and Thor have adamantly denied that their comments were calls for the assassination of unofficial GOP nominee Donald Trump, and today in response to SiruisXM’s announcement Thor tweeted:

“This is just some dumb troll rumor. Not true. Glenn is on his regularly scheduled vacation. He wasn’t suspended.”

Radio and television personality Glenn Beck speaks to a gathering at FreePAC Kentucky at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky April 5, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II
Radio and television personality Glenn Beck speaks to a gathering at FreePAC Kentucky at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky April 5, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II

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