Michael Beller, the broadcaster’s principal counsel, claimed that if Democrat nominee Joe Biden lost, people should “go to the White House and throw Molotov cocktails.”
“Even if Biden wins, we go for all the Republican voters, Homeland Security will take their children away,” he added. “And we’ll put them into re-education camps.”
The comments were made to undercover reporters with Project Veritas, a nonprofit watchdog. Video footage of the comments was published on Jan. 12.
PBS has not responded to a request for comment.
PBS is one of the broadcasters that receives money from the federal government. It receives funding in other ways, as well.
Beller’s LinkedIn identifies him as a former National Geographic vice president who has worked for PBS since 2013. It lists his job responsibilities as providing strategic and day-to-day legal and business advice, analyzing content rights information, and negotiating content production.
Beller once told Project Veritas that President Donald Trump “is close to Hitler,” the late German dictator. And he said Trump supporters would be “raising a generation of intolerant, horrible people.”
In another portion of the video, Beller alleged that Americans are “so [expletive] dumb” and expressed gratefulness for living in Washington, “where people are educated and know stuff.”
“Could you imagine if you lived in one of these other towns or states where everybody’s just … stupid?” he exclaimed. He later also noted that it was “great” that COVID-19 “is spiking in all the red states” because he theorized that it would lead to Trump voters not turning out on Election Day.
In other news- CNN anchor Brianna Keilar finally found a violent riot she doesn't support. The liberal news outlet that brought you "fiery bust mostly peaceful protest" coverage of left-wing violence for the better part of last year is now calling the mob that breached the Capitol on Wednesday an "insurrection" of domestic "terrorists."
While Republicans are capable of denouncing violence on both sides, partisans like Keilar are defending violence carried out by leftists while demanding law and order on steroids for Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol.
"This isn't a Target store," stated Keilar. "This isn't a statue. This is the Capitol."
Keilar was responding to Fox News's Tucker Carlson who implored CNN to simply describe the events at the Capitol accurately and rejected claims that Wednesday's riot was somehow "racist." In response to Carlson's latter point, Keilar showed a picture of an "insurrectionist" she found waving a confederate flag inside the Capitol and then quoted some benign comments Carlson made in defense of a nuanced understanding of American history.
"When Tucker Carlson was arguing against the renaming of military bases named after confederate generals and against the tearing down of confederate statues he said, 'eliminating the past leaves us unable to say who we are.' Well, he's trying to eliminate the present and he is spoon-feeding it to millions of hungry viewers who tune into his show," concluded Keilar.