Glenn Beck suspended by SiriusXM for threats against Donald Trump

Glenn BeckSiriusXM announced Tuesday that “The Glenn Beck Program” will be suspended from the Patriot Channel “for the coming week,” and that the company is “evaluating its place in our lineup going forward.”

“SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs,” the company said in a statement.

“However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgment, 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.”

Discussing a potential Donald Trump presidency, Brad Thor, a guest on Becks show suggested that impeachment would likely be off the table.

“If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president,” Thor said. “If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.”

To a lot of people, it sounded like Thor was advocating assassination.

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Howard Sterns comments:

“The reason they fired him was because he started with a very big audience. He lost a lot of audience, but he still had decent ratings. They fired him because he became such a turn off to sponsors that he became so nutty with some of his statements that he became too controversial, I guess.”

“I support anyone coming over to Sirius who can bring a f***ing subscriber,” said Stern. “I do not believe his followers would pay to hear him..To go on the air day in and day out on a subscription based level, there are very few performers that can command that…Believe me, if Glenn Beck can do that please bring him here, but everyone they’ve brought here so far is a stiff!”