Glenn Beck opened his radio program today by expressing his disbelief that a grand jury had failed to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner … and then proceeded to spend a large part of the remainder of the program attacking Al Sharpton as a terrorist cleric.
Beck and his co-hosts were discussing a debate that took place between Bill O’Reilly and Tavis Smiley last night over the issue of police violence against black Americans, which somehow set Beck off on a rant against Sharpton, whom he declared was no different than a radical Islamic cleric.
“Al Sharpton’s not a reverend, he’s a cleric!” Beck fumed. “Stop calling Al Sharpton a preacher. He’s a cleric. He’s a dangerous extremist cleric.”
When co-host Stu Burguiere attempted to point out that maybe the comparison was not quite apt, as Sharpton has never killed anyone nor called for anyone to be killed, Beck wasn’t buying it.
“Really?” Beck asked. “Al Sharpton’s not killed anybody? Can we look? Has there been any deaths in any of these marches? How much terror has been done on the streets of Ferguson? How much terror? What do you think this is? These are terrorist organizations! They are terrorizing the people of Ferguson. They are terrorizing the store owners”: