July 16, 2013
Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck (Nikki Kahn / Washington Post)

When Americans get frustrated with their media, they often feel inclined to take their gripes to a higher power. That would be the government. Commentators, journalists, pundits, etc. drive news consumers over and over to dial up or e-mail the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — the better to lobby for relief from all these experts. The Erik Wemple Blog a while back requested a cross-section of complaints and hereby continues a series showcasing the best ones.

On January 11, 2011, a news consumer from Nashville, Tenn., made a phone call to the FCC. An FCC official abridged the call as follows:

Consumer is calling about Glenn Beck. She strongly disagrees with what he says and feels he needs to take responsibility for his words. She feels he sends people out to kill people. She feels this is a conspiracy to commit murder. She knows this is because we have a black President.
She also does not like Sara Palin and Michelle Bachman.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.