According to publicly available documents filed in federal court, a cousin of Charles Wilson — a Washington man sentenced to prison last week for repeatedly threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) after she voted in favor of health care reform legislation — said Wilson’s “fears were grown and fostered by [Glenn] Beck’s persuasive personality.”
Wilson’s cousin’s comments were made in a letter — one of 25 submitted by Wilson’s public defender in which Wilson’s friends and family attested to his character. In a sentencing memo, Wilson’s attorney requested leniency, noting “[t]he period of time in which he committed the offense conduct is totally aberrant when one looks at how Mr. Wilson has lived the rest of his life.”
At some point, Beck’s advertisers need to take a minute and seriously evaluate whether they want to be on board that crazy train when it careens off the rails.
And consider the fact that Glenn Beck isn’t even serious about what he’s saying. He’s an act. He’s a morning zoo deejay who made a calculated career move. Nothing more.