Earlier today, Laura Ingraham issued a radio response to Ed Schultz's much-covered apology. Now, Glenn Beck weighs in and mirrors her statements, calling Schultz's comments "sincere," but questioning why MSNBC chose to punish the commentator. Beck said:
“First of all, what makes this really different than many of the other things that he has said? He has said really vile things before. He has called people all kinds of nasty names before. Why, why this particular word? Is it that this is just politically more sensitive than the other things that he has said? This is not out of his pattern of behavior at any point."
Beck further explains, with a few hints of sarcasm, why he "opposes" Schultz's suspension, stating that it isn't right to shut down free speech. After all, why not unleash the liberal ideologue and simply allow him to verbally destroy the leftist movement he represents? Beck says he would rather see MSNBC allow Schultz to speak freely to accomplish the aforementioned goal:
“Let Ed Schultz, let all of that anger and that rage and everything else just spill over all the time. Let the name‑calling and the union thuggery, let it just be out. Show it,” Glenn said. “Look at the ratings. Nobody wants to join that party. It doesn’t sound like a fun party.”
“I don’t have any intention of trying to shut [the progressives] down. We can win the argument.”
Watch below to hear Beck's complete commentary on the matter: