Ethan Klein is an Israeli-born podcaster that hosts the h3h3Productions YouTube channel and H3 Podcast with his wife, Hila Klein.
He’s an inveterate leftist and, apparently, a proponent of politically motivated violence and using terror tactics to target one’s political enemies.
He exposed that during a recent episode of the couple’s “H3 after Dark” show, which has about 3 million subscribers, saying that “someone should bomb that building” in reference to the annual NRA conference in Houston, Texas.
The conference has drawn unhinged responses from the left due to the close timing of it and the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, though Klein is certainly one of the more high-profile people to call for violence against the conference and its attendees.
The clip of him calling for the bombing was found by conservative Twitter personality Elijah Schaffer tweeting it out with the comment “Ethan Klein of H3 Podcast calling for violence and provoking the public to “bomb” the NRA conference in Houston, TX“.
Further, though he “retracted” the call for bombing the NRA immediately afterward, it didn’t make him sound much better:
As you can hear, the full clip shows Ethan Klein saying “okay, I’ll roll that back” as his wife comments that “everything but violence” should be done and the show cuts with a “technical difficulties” graphic popping up, presumably so the two can figure out what he needed to legally do to prevent any liability if someone did blow up the building thanks to his remark, which would be incitement.
The show then comes back on, with the graphic disappearing and Mr. Klein laughing and saying “I got a little carried away there, nobody bomb the building, all right? I take that back, thank you. It’s a–I took it a little too–I got a little passionate there, let’s roll it back.”
A retraction, though the laughing and clapping sound effect makes him seem less than contrite and the apology less than sincere. He might want to avoid legal issues or getting kicked off YouTube, as a right-wing commentator would be if they joked about blowing up a leftist event, but it hardly seems like he’d be all that upset if someone did bomb the building.
Klein and his wife then go back and forth joking about how they wish they could “rewind time” and should instead “protest that building” or “bomb it with emotional protest,” whatever that means.
But, then, again showing his true colors, Mr. Klein says “let’s kill everyone in that f*cking building” after someone says “let’s kill them with kindness,” to which his nervous-looking wife responded by begging for the show to end, which happened as Mr. Klein, who was cut off, said “let’s bomb that f*cking…”
So that’s the “tolerant” left: joking on Twitter about blowing up a building full of its political enemies and being unable to even pretend to seriously walk back their call for political violence and terrorist acts.