Time’s Joe Klein, appearing on the The Chris Matthews Show on Sunday accused Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, of flirting with “seditious” behavior.
“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.”
Co-panelist John Heilemann heartily agreed, and cited Rush Limbaugh’s references to the “Obama regime” as further evidence.
Of course, a Google search for “Bush regime” yields over 1.4 million hits; and liberal talking heads often used the phrase to describe the previous administration. In fact, Matthews was himself embarrassed last week when, after making Heilemann’s same point, his own on-air references to the “Bush regime” surfaced.