Huffington Post editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Thursday evening to weigh in on recent threats of violence against elected officials and conservative media's role in those threats.
Sekoff believes that by ratcheting up the violent rhetoric and imagery, Fox News risks inciting real violence. Fox is like "a giant can of gas waiting for a match," Sekoff argued. "You go over to Fox and it's like a Chinese water torture of fearmongering, with a drip, drip, drip, of nazism and race baiting... and all this kind of stuff. So, I think those kinds of things are seeping into the body politic."
Sekoff accused people like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin of capitalizing on America's misery and fears. "They're doing something much more cynical than just playing into that anger and that fear," Sekoff said. "They're cashing in on it."
Sekoff pointed to recent news that Beck made $32 million in 2009.