Last week, anti-Trump media personality Glenn Beck conducted a brutal interview in which he heavily criticized the presumptive Republican nominee for president, and he just received some horrible news as a result.
During his broadcast on Sirius XM’s Patriot Channel 125 last week, Beck had conservative author Brad Thor on his show to discuss what may happen with a Donald Trump presidency, and the pair crossed way over the line by seemingly suggesting that someone needs to assassinate The Donald. Well according to Breitbart News, the big wigs at Sirius didn’t take too kindly to the apparent threats against Trump, and they decided to suspend Beck’s show for a week while they evaluate whether or not to continue airing it.
Below is the statement from Sirius:
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.
For those unaware, Beck and Thor discussed Trump in-depth, and Thor likened the billionaire to a South American-style dictator whose presidency would cause an “extinction-level event” in America. If that happened, Thor posited, Congress wouldn’t be able to reel in Trump’s power through legal means, so he wondered “what patriot will step up and do that” if Trump were to overstep his authority.
Beck agreed with the fiction writer, and late caught serious flack after people who believed the pair were advocating for someone to take Trump out. Beck wrote a lengthy defense of his interview, but apparently it wasn’t enough to sway the powers that be at Sirius.
Whether or not Beck returns to Patriot Channel 125 remains to be seen; however, this is just the latest bad news for Beck, who’s watching his media empire crumble as he tries to take down the most popular presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan.