Ms. Huffington, in classic Progressive fashion, characterized Beck as "Inciting the American People" during a discussion on ABC's Sunday Morning show "This Week."
Huffington, who doesn't herself make vile comments but instead allows her blog's commenters to do so on her behalf, has in the past claimed that Beck is "Morally liable" for his words if "Violence ensues from what he says."
Taking into account only her political perspective and not the role of individual responsibility in the discussion, Huffington went on to say "When he talks about people being slaughtered, about who is going to be next in the killing spree..."
Roger Ailes at that point had heard enough, and put Ms. Huffington in her place. "Well, he was talking about Hitler and Stalin slaughtering people, so I think he was probably accurate," Ailes said with a remarkably straight face.
The information Ms. Huffington conveniently fails to present in this discussion is that each and every show (both TV and radio), Glenn Beck offers more than one "disclaimer" regarding the context of his show, and frequently states the fact that he absolutely is not calling for violence. In fact, he makes very specific points to differentiate between atrocities of the past and today's administration.
Huffington tried to claim "He was talking about this administration," to which Mr. Ailes calmly replied, "I think he speaks English. I don't know... but I don't mis-interpret any of his words. He did say one unfortunate thing which he apologized for (referencing Beck's calling Obama a racist) but that happens on live television, so... I think if we start going around as the word police..."
Ms. Huffington then went on to attempt portray Beck in the frame of a "paranoid style" and discuss the fact that there is "real pain out there," to which Ailes replied that he had read something on Huffington Post about how he "looked like J. Edgar Hoover, had a face like a fist, and was essentially a malignant tumor."
A final thought... as is unfortunately typical of those on the left, Ms. Huffington fails to include in her thought process the element of personal responsibility. Glenn Beck in no way, shape, or form is inciting people to take up arms and create violence or chaos, yet consistently we hear charges from the left of "incitement to violence" with regards to Beck's desire to educate his audience about the true history of the "Progressive" movement in America and around the world. Should a tragic event take place in America and the perpetrator should happen to own a copy of Beck's "Common Sense," that person has already been found guilty in the court of the mainstream media, even though no such event has yet taken place.