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Stuart Varney: If Media Keeps Up ‘Extreme’ Language, They’re Going to Get Somebody Killed

Fox Business host Stuart Varney believes the media is encouraging violence by using what he terms “extreme language” in the immigration debate.

In a monologue during Varney & Co. on Thursday, the host quoted Rush Limbaugh — who said, of the talk on immigration, “if the media keeps this up, they’re going to get somebody killed.”

“He’s right,” Varney said. “In my opinion, the language used in the immigration debate has been so extreme that it does indeed encourage violence.”

Varney then cited the media’s use of the words, “Nazi, concentration camps, child internment camps, slave labor.”

“The people using these words should think very carefully about what they’re doing,” Varney said. “A disagreement on immigration should not be an excuse to label your opponent as the most despicable human being on Earth. They’re fighting words. And they will be used to justify violence.”

The Fox Business host went on to reference an incident Tuesday night in which Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled by activists while dining in a restaurant.

“It was ugly,” Varney said. He added, “Let’s be clear what is going on here. The left and their media allies are whipping up hysteria. It’s based on hate, hatred, for our president. It’s wrong and it’s dangerous. It’s a terrible thing for America.”

Watch above, via Fox Business.

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