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Guy Benson On Georgia’s Special Election And Blaming Political Rhetoric

Guy Benson and Ben Domenech break down Tuesday’s runoff between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff on Federalist Radio. They also discuss the escalating attacks on free speech.


Guy Benson is the political editor at, Fox News contributor, and co-author of the book, “End of Discussion.” Benson discusses the attack on free speech, political violence, the blaming of rhetoric on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour.

“We don’t like the blaming of rhetoric. We view that as a deliberate attempt to delegitimize the other side by saying, ‘Ah-ha, you’re speech is causing these nutters to go crazy and therefor you better shut up,” Benson said.

Tuesday’s runoff election for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional seat between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff has received extensive national media coverage and is now the most expensive House campaign in history. “This is a Republican, but not Trump-friendly district,” Benson said. “National Democrats are positioning this as a referendum on Trump.”

An updated, paperback edition of Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham’s book, “End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage and Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun)” is out on August 1, 2017.

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