Joe Klein: Beck & Palin May Be Committing Sedition for Speaking Out Against Obama (Video)

TIME’s propagandist-in chief Joe Klein told a panel today on MSNBC that Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck were “potentially committing sedition” for speaking out against Barack Obama’s disastrous policies that have ruined the American economy.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Joe Klein accused Obama’s opponents of committing sedition. He accused Senator Coburn of committing sedition in December. He accused FOX News of committing sedition in October.
Jeff Poor at NewsBusters reported:

NewsBusters reported:

Liberals are all too often eager to charge conservative personalities of using hyperbole to gain a political advantage, especially when it contradicts their world view – whether it’s suggesting the Obama administration is taking the country down the path of socialism, fascism or any other-ism.

However, it could be argued there’s a different set of standards for those same people when they want to make strong charges. On NBC’s April 18 “The Chris Matthews Show,” Time columnist Joe Klein all but accused former GOP vice-presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, along with Fox News host Glenn Beck of sedition.

“I did a little bit of research just before this show – it’s on this little napkin here. I looked up the definition of sedition which is conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of the state. And a lot of these statements, especially the ones coming from people like Glenn Beck and to a certain extent Sarah Palin, rub right up close to being seditious.

As Klein pointed out, the legal definition of sedition is “a revolt or an incitement to revolt against established authority.” And, sedition has been declared a felony in Supreme Court opinions, thus making Klein’s national television accusation a fairly serious one, one of which New York magazine’s John Heilemann agreed with. However, Heilemann added conservative talker Rush Limbaugh to that list.

As Klein pointed out, the legal definition of sedition is “a revolt or an incitement to revolt against established authority.” And, sedition has been declared a felony in Supreme Court opinions, thus making Klein’s national television accusation a fairly serious one, one of which New York magazine’s John Heilemann agreed with. However, Heilemann added conservative talker Rush Limbaugh to that list.

What is really amazing is that there are still news organizations who consider this Obama boot-licker a serious journalist today.

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