Why SiriusXM Suspended Glenn Beck’s Show

By on May, 31 2016 with Comments 0

Glenn BeckSiriusXM has temporarily suspended Glenn Beck’s syndicated radio show over comments made by a guest last week that could be seen as threatening about presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The satcaster is “evaluating” the program’s place in the lineup.

Fiction writer Brad Thor appeared on Beck’s program last week and suggested Trump was a danger to the country and citizens would have to take means that may not be legal to get him out of office.

FoxNews reported the situation was hypothetical and Beck agreed with the comments.

However the satcaster suspended Beck’s program when he did not immediately denounce the comments and distance himself from them.

“SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs. However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgement, 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,” SiriusXM told RBR+TVBR in a statement. “For that reason, we have suspended The Glenn Beck Program from our Patriot channel for the coming week and are evaluating its place in our lineup going forward. SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.”

Asked by RBR+RVBR whether it too, would suspend Beck’s show, Premiere Networks told us it has no plans to suspend his show.

About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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