Three days after warning against violence, Beck tells "Pelosi" he poisoned her wine

››› ››› ADAM SHAH

Just three days after imploring his viewers to refrain from "violence," warning them that "just one lunatic, like Timothy McVeigh, could ruin everything," and saying that "it is your patriotic duty to stop" someone who is thinking or talking about turning violent, Glenn Beck staged a scene in which he gave a glass of wine to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then said, "I put poison in your -- no, I -- I look forward to all the policy discussions that we're supposed to have."

August 3: Beck implores his viewers to reject "violence"

Beck: "Your interaction with [members of Congress] needs to be respectful, polite, forceful, and peaceful."

BECK: The best thing that you can do right now is to let Congress know that you are watching them like a hawk. You show up. You let them feel your burning gaze on them at all times. But here's the thing that I am concerned about. Your interaction with them needs to be respectful, polite, forceful, and peaceful. [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 8/3/09]

Beck: "But just one lunatic, like Timothy McVeigh, could ruin everything that everyone has worked so hard for."

BECK: These people in Washington have no idea what they have done. They have awakened a sleeping giant. But just one lunatic, like Timothy McVeigh, could ruin everything that everyone has worked so hard for, because these people in Washington won't pass up the use of an emergency. [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 8/3/09]

Beck: "If you ever hear someone thinking about or talking about turning violent, it is your patriotic duty to stop them."

BECK: There is no excuse for violence. Our founders sailed across the ocean, battled killer storms, smallpox. They vomited for three months on a tiny little wooden ship with a bed sheet for a sail just to get a grievance before the king. They did that for 20 long years.

What have we done? Oh, I sent an email. I made a phone call. They won't even listen to me anymore. So the next logical progression is email, phone, a gun? Only for a crazy person.

If you ever hear someone thinking about or talking about turning violent, it is your patriotic duty to stop them. The only way to save our republic is to remain peaceful -- forceful but peaceful. [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 8/3/09]

August 6: Beck talks about "put[ting] poison" in Pelosi's wine

BECK: So, Speaker Pelosi, I just wanted to -- you gonna drink your wine? Are you blind? Do those eyes not work? There you -- I want you to drink it now. Drink it. Drink it. Drink it.

I really just wanted to thank you for having me over here to wine country. You know, to be invited, I thought I had to be a major Democratic donor or a longtime friend of yours, which I'm not.

By the way, I put poison in your -- no, I -- I look forward to all the policy discussions that we're supposed to have -- you know, on health care, energy reform, and the economy. [Fox News' Glenn Beck 8/6/09]

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Fox News Channel
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Glenn Beck
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Glenn Beck show
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