Just asking. And while I'm on the subject, why was it also okay for him to advocate "whacking" and "slapping" the ABC reporter who challenged Scott McClellan on the Newsweek story? I didn't hear a lot of complaints and he still seems to be on Fox News, so I guess it was okay.
How about that radio host who advocated killing filmmaker Michael Moore? His name is Glenn Beck, he's a Clear Channel syndicated host with an audience of 6 million listeners, and on May 17 he said this:
What do you think? Is that okay? Or how about the entire oeuvre of Ann Coulter? You know, blowing up the New York Times building, assassinating Clinton, threatening liberals with baseball bats, and so on. Is that okay? Beck still has his show and Time did a friendly cover story on Coulter recently, so I guess they're in the clear.
Let's try another. Michael Savage had this to say to a caller on his cable talk show in July 2003:
MSNBC fired him for that. Guess it wasn't entirely okay. But he still has a job, a syndicated radio show, and an audience. And that's not okay.