Glenn Beck Launches Hateful Attack On Victims of California Wildfires

This post, written by Howie Klein, originally appeared on Down With Tyranny!>

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In May when the firefighters banged on my front door and told me I had 30 seconds to evacuate my house I was annoyed. Then I looked out the back windows and saw the flames shooting up into the sky. I was out of there in 20 seconds. I was a horrible feeling-- like I might never see my home again. My heart goes out to everyone in southern California who is going through that horror tonight. Many friends and family members have called to ask me if I'm ok. All the dry wooded areas in the Los Feliz hills burned down in May. We're doing OK. The fires are an hour away (as the car drives).

Even when I heard that Mel Gibson's house might burn down, I didn't have any feelings of glee. Nor did I when I read reports that Ken Starr was seen fleeing half clothed from his Malibu digs near the right-wing college he teaches at where the grounds were aflame this morning. I called the police and asked if they needed people in vehicles to drive down there to help with rescues. They didn't.

But I was shocked, even dismayed, to hear the public radio waves being used to stir up hatred by right wingers rejoicing that some of the victims of the wildfires were probably Democrats. CNN anchorman and psychotic hatemonger Glenn Beck was at it again. Does this guy belong on the public airwaves? The one person who died was a man in a wheelchair who couldn't get out of his burning home. Was Glenn Beck beating off at the thought that the man might have been a liberal?
"I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today. There are a few people that hate America. But I don't think the Democrats are those. I think there are those posing as Democrats that are like that."
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