Convicted for threatening Glenn Beck?
By Martin Hill
LibertyFight.com
March 28, 2010


During the 2008 presidential race, Glenn Beck was interviewing Congressman Ron Paul and made a secretive and ominous reference to alleged death threats made to Beck by Ron Paul supporters and 9/11 truthers.  During the December 18, 2007 broadcast, Beck said

"Okay. Dr Paul; I'm gonna take a break and in the break I'm gonna feed something down to your location that I'm not gonna show on the air. My life has been threatened . Uh, I had to wear a vest and have securities . I..I..I've got a SWAT team to watch my family because of people who say they support you. I want to show you something that is out on the internet , about me, and from people who say they support you.Aand i want to get your thoughts on this, and let's set to rest some things when we come back. Shall we?"

Upon returning from the commercial break, Beck then outlined how Ron Paul supporters are
"amazing people
"  who on their own initiative started the 'Ron Paul Revolution', the Guy Fawkes moneybomb, the Ron Paul blimp, the tea party, etc.  He then diverts back to the alleged 'death threats', stating "I just in the break showed Dr. Paul, uh, just a clip a very small part of a five minute video that is on the internet where I am named a traitor and traitors should be executed. Can you.. would you like to addresss that at all sir?"

Dr. Paul then replies, "well, I can only in general. I have no idea who the people are , I have never heard about this; I havent seen this before but all I can do is address the subject of violence. I'm committed to nonviolence no initiation of aggression. These are my political viewpooints; I believe in political change coming about in the mode of Ghandi and Martin Luther King throug non violence .. soIi reject anybody who would use violence... so I don't have to endorse what they do, and if they try to get away with attaching my name to what they do, it's wong."

Beck continues, "Okay. heres.. heres what, the people who are.. at least the ones that i have met and recieved tons of mail- and I can read them to you if you want sir.. where they're calling for my death.. They say that i am part of a 9/11 conspiracy. And i have watched the interviews with you. you don't leave any room for any doubt on a 911 conspiracy. But id just like to make it clear , and ask you, and I don't believe these need explanation, .. but may i just run through these 911 conspiracies?..."

Beck then mentions the notions that a missile hit the pentagon, that the planes that hit the twin towers were remote controlled, and the idea that the 9/11 attacks were a plot executed by the U.S. government. Paul replies that such notions are "preposterous" and "bizarre", with Beck and Paul continuing the conversation about the government's response to 9/11. [See also Ron Paul on 9/11 conspiracies- in chronological order.

Little mention has been made of these alleged 'death threats' against Beck since then. If there has been any arrest, indictment, charges filed, trial, or conviction of the threat makers, it has not been reported by a single news outlet. This leaves the discerning observer no other choice than to conclude that the entire thing may have been fabricated. If the threats really occured, and were posted via youtube video or email, the person could have easily been tracked down and arrested. Case in point:

There are a staggering one million three hundred and eighty thousand `(1,380,000) results for a google search on "arrested for threats on the internet". None, however, appear to involve Glenn Beck. In one such example, Wired.com reported in 2009 Oklahoma Man Arrested for Twittering Tea Party Death Threats. The man, 52 year old Daniel Hayden, purportedly has a myspace page, which is still intact. Talk show host Alex Jones was visited by the FBI in 2009 because of threats posted on the Infowars.com comment section. The culprit was reportedly later arrested and is currently in prison.

So, nearly three years after the alleged threats made against Mormon cultist and establishment propagandist Glenn Beck, why has no such arrest been made? The reader can draw their own conclusions.

Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured on LewRockwell.com, WhatReallyHappened, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, National Motorists Association, WorldNetDaily, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Catholic Lay Mission Newspaper, KFI 640, The Press Enterprise, Antiwar.com, IamtheWitness.com, FreedomsPhoenix, Rense, BlackBoxVoting, and many others. Archives can be found at LibertyFight.com