Glenn Beck’s Ebola outrage has already gone the “criminally irresponsible” route in recent days, and he upped the ante on Friday, saying that it was “criminal” and “insane” to not impose flight restrictions on West Africa.
During a segment on his radio show, Glenn Beck said of Ebola that people should be marching in the streets of Washington over the situation, according to Erica Ritz of Beck’s The Blaze television and online network.
Glenn Beck’s Ebola outrage continued, saying the disease was easy to contain if the government would just use “common sense.”
“I’m telling you, we should be marching in front of the White House and the Capitol…. Everybody — Republicans, Democrats, independents… should be standing there in front of the White House with signs that say, ‘Stop! Stop air travel from West Africa.’…
“This is insane…. It is going to be… the death of all of us if we don’t just use common sense. It’s not that hard to fix this!”
Beck, who in the last few years relocated his show and its staff to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, said some of his staff live in the same apartment complex as the second nurse to come down with Ebola, and he said it was terrifying to have them receiving notices regarding the infection of the nurse. Beck went on to say that he was not sure what other hosts were saying, either.
“I don’t watch television, so I have no idea what other people are saying… I don’t know if the other hosts are saying these things or feeling this passionately about it, but we are in Dallas. We are here. This is real for us.”
Beck also took some shots at the Obama Administration’s new Ebola czar Ron Klain, a former staffer for Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore who has no medical background.
“What qualifications does this guy have to become the Ebola czar?… An attorney? You want something done, the last person you put in charge is an attorney! Oh my gosh.”
Video of Glenn Beck’s Ebola comments can be seen above, courtesy of Mediaite‘s YouTube channel.
So what do you think? Is Beck overreacting to the Ebola scare, or is there legitimate reason for American citizens to take to the streets of Washington and demand further action? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
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