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Ben Shapiro, the editor-at-large wunderkind at Breitbart.com, guest-hosted for the Hugh Hewitt radio show on the day of the Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as defense secretary in late February. The Hagel news really tipped the teeter-totter for Shapiro, burning a few more cards out of a deck that was already missing several face cards. This video distills eight minutes from the three hour program, eight minutes of prime frustration, projection, hectoring, complaining, accusation and moral posturing, all delivered in Shapiro’s rapid-fire nasal whine.
Shapiro suggested that Hamas was “handing out candy in Gaza” to celebrate the Hagel nomination, bluntly tried to smear Hagel as “an open anti-Semitic guy,” a “defense secretary for Islamists,” an “anti-Semite” who is “the worst nominee…in American history” and, for good measure, bleated that Obama is a “jerk,” “bully” and “morally deficient human being” who has “come out of the closet” in terms of pretending to care about people. Meanwhile, in Shapiro’s world, “Mitt Romney…is legitimately one of the most honorable men, maybe the most honorable man, ever to run for high office in this country” and Noam Chomsky “is not really Jewish,” is “Jewish in name only.” He simultaneously accuses everyone but the man in the mirror of being “whiny” and doing “smear jobs.”
In the middle of the tirade, Shapiro’s self-awareness bloats to the point where he can ask “How can (Obama) possibly say this with a straight face?” and to end with this: “Democrats, they live in a world of unreality. They live in magic unicorn land…They don’t deal with reality. It’s up to us to deal with reality.”
Shapiro’s high-energy angst, his fevered finger-pointing at “moral deficiency” and other faults of those who “don’t deal with reality” is eerily reminiscent of the long line of disgraced fire-and-brimstone evangelists, from Jimmy Swaggart romping with prostitutes to Ted Haggard doing meth with his gay masseuse, who work so hard to hide the fact that they are guilty of all the sins they preach against. How long until Shapiro cracks?
Posted by uhnope | Tue Mar 19, 2013, 04:49 PM (10 replies)
Roger Hedgecock, disgraced ex-mayor of San Diego and current right wing talk show host, announced on his Feb. 19 syndicated program that the "scientific explanation for the lower info voter" is "we continue to support and allow to procreate people who are...clearly not the best" and his ideas about the decline of humanity started "in 2008."
Citing an article in a scientific journal by Stanford geneticist Gerald Crabtree, Hedgecock presented his own interpretation of the article like this: "Now his theory has to do with genetic mutations and the application, now get this, haven't I said this 10,000 times on this program?--the application of Darwinian theory to the liberal welfare state. If we continue to support and allow to procreate people who are, you know, fill in the blank, and clearly not the best, then you are going to wind up with an average dumber and dumber population over time."
For the record, Crabtree's article mentions nothing about any "liberal welfare state." Hedgecock might have been reading related texts from the right wing chat-website Free Republic (www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2970157/posts). Hedgecock ends his rant by saying that previously he thought that "we've been on an arc going up. Since 2008 I'm not as sure."
During this same hour of his program when he mentioned a "dumber and dumber population," Hedgecock
-incorrectly suggested that Obama lost every state that had voter ID laws (a viral email conspiracy theory),
-read an article about an Obama-loving short-sale scam artist that also originated as a viral email, debunked by Snopes.com in September of 2012, and
-read from a "handwritten note" he had received to assert that Homeland Security was stockpiling assault weapons to prepare for a revolution "to control the people."
For links see http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/21/1188648/-Hate-talk-Hedgecock-Who-we-allow-to-procreate-is-scientific-explanation-for-lower-info-voter
Posted by uhnope | Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:02 PM (9 replies)
San Diego's ex-mayor Roger Hedgecock claims that a high school food fight in Minneapolis proves that "race relations have gone way downhill since Barack Obama became president."
Two weeks after gaining notoriety for charging that "hatred of white people has now become an epidemic" and "racial tensions...are at an all-time high in my lifetime" because of President Obama, the right wing talk show host Hedgecock returned to the theme on Feb. 15 on station KFMB in San Diego.
"Turns out this just wasn't any food fight," Hedgecock said. "What it really was about was a riot between Muslims students and the black students... Whites weren't even involved. They weren't even invited to this riot."
The Muslims students allegedly involved are from Somalia. Hedgecock apparently does not realize that the Somalis are also "black people" like the African Americans.
Hedgecock said this incident is just one of many, "with an example every day, like the one from Minneapolis that I just cited, that race relations have gone way downhill, way downhill, since Barack Obama became president..."
"You can't go through a day of news without seeing something, again, that 15 or 20 years ago, you could not have seen."
Hedgecock went on to expound on his belief mentioned on Feb. 4 that President Obama intentionally worsens "racial tensions" which "are at an all-time high in my lifetime."
"With his background with the Ayers people, with the Rules for Radicals...It's been drilled into him," Hedgecock said of Obama, "that dividing people is a source of power."
Posted by uhnope | Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:35 PM (17 replies)
On Feb 12, 2013, Roger Hedgecock, right wing talk show host and ex-mayor of San Diego, warned his listeners about a "drone strike of an American citizen within the United States" and that "it's time to be very afraid." He then promoted a "nationwide rally to challenge the Obama usurpation, to challenge the dictatorship, to demand the restitution of a Constitutional republic." The "Day of Resistance" rally on Feb. 23 is being organized through the website theteaparty.net.
Posted by uhnope | Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:20 PM (12 replies)
In response to a North Korean nuclear test, the right wing ex-mayor of San Diego, Roger Hedgecock, breathlessly announced on his February 12th talk show that North Korea now has the capability of striking the West Coast of the USA with a nuclear missile. The only problem is, they don't. Nuclear experts say this test might bring North Korea one step closer to that goal, but at this point they are nowhere near having that capability.
Posted by uhnope | Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:06 PM (1 replies)
Roger Hedgecock, former San Diego mayor and current right wing talk show host, equated teaching about race with "hatred of white people", claimed "hatred of white people has now become an epidemic in this country", that the California public school curriculum was "anti-white" while blaming President Obama for "racial tensions" that "are at an all-time high in my lifetime." Hedgecock made these comments on Feb. 4, 2013, on San Diego station KFMB-AM, which features white talk show hosts for 100% of their programming, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Hedgecock started out by resurrecting a story from 2012 about a Portland school principal, Verenice Gutierrez, who was involved in programs to help educators understand white privilege in order to "change their teaching practices to boost their minority students' performance." Hedgecock called this "hatred of white people."
"It will boost minorities performance to teach them, in essence, hatred of white people, which is basically what she said," is how Hedgecock characterized it.
Hedgecock then presented what was supposed to be a scary list of the "hatred of white people" training for teachers involving Gutierrez, including an exercise "to examine a news article and discuss the white privilege it conveys... A week-long seminar called 'coaching for educational equity'...that focuses on race and how it affects life... She also serves on an administrative committee that focuses on 'systemic racism.'
"...This stuff is going on in every school, every public school," Hedgecock warned.
After relating a news story about a deranged murderer who said his shooting spree was prompted by his racist attitudes toward white people, beliefs he developed while an anthropology major in college, Hedgecock said, "Where do people get these notions? They get them in taxpayer-supported schools. Hatred of white people has now become an epidemic in this country.
"It is now informing polical decisions that are made. When President Obama told the editorial staff at the San Francisco Chronicle during the 2008 campaign that the bitter clingers, people in Pennsylvania, and he was talking about white people, who cling to their guns and their bible, were the problem he was having.
"No one has more racially divided this country since John C. Calhoun, than Barack Obama...
"No one in this country believes that we are better off in race relations, that there is less racial tension in this country today, because of Barack Obama's election. Racial tensions are at an all-time high in my lifetime and I lived through the 50s...
"I lived through Rosa Parks, I lived through Martin Luther King, Jr. The consensus was at that time among white people that those civil rights efforts were in the noblest tradition in the American republic...
"Do you have a feeling that all this stuff in the schools, teaching hatred of white privilege, is bringing us closer together? Is bringing us past racism?
Referring to a story about a review of the school system in Texas, Hedgecock concluded, "You should see the curriculum we have. It is as anti-American, anti-West and anti-white as you could imagine."
Posted by uhnope | Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:49 AM (15 replies)
During his talk show on Jan.29, 2013 on KFMB AM in San Diego, the right wing commentator Roger Hedgecock said that the grave reports of nuclear destruction of Hiroshima in World War 2, as well as the meltdown and explosion of the Cernobyl nuclear power plant in 1988, were exaggerated due to "hysteria" from "anti-nuke folks". He suggested the areas have been improved by the disasters.
Hedgecock said he visited Hiroshima and rather than being "nuclear wasteland, unfit for habitation for a thousand years...devoid of life for tens of thousands of year" as predicted by "anti-war, anti-nuke folks," instead "Hiroshima is one of the most modern cities because it had an instant redevelopment plan" which he laughingly mentions "destroyed the whole city". He said Hiroshima was previously "a rabbit warren of mideval streets" but "it now has broad avenues, magnificent highrises" with "four or five times the population it had in 1945."
Hedgecock went on to say that this improvement by nuclear destruction "has happened again" in Chernobyl, Ukraine, the site of a nuclear power plant meltdown and explosion in 1986. The Chernobyl area now has a "surge in wildlife" with no mutations like "giant wolves or three-headed deer," Hedgecock said. "The dirtiest radioactive site in Europe has become the continent's biggest animal sanctuary. So much for the hysteria."
Posted by uhnope | Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:35 PM (8 replies)
Roger Hedgecock, right wing talk show host and ex-mayor of San Diego, says there should be more guns on airplanes.
On his U-T TV show of Jan.21, 2013, Hedgecock interviewed Larry Pratt, the extremist leader of Gun Owners of America. At one point Pratt said that more guns in the schools would have prevented the school massacre in Newtown, CT: "A lot of Americans now are thinking, wait a minute, if there'd been somebody with a gun at Newtown, surely it might've involved fewer than 20 people being murdered."
Hedgecock added, "And we know that's true in airplanes, it's true in the Aurora movie theater, it's true everywhere. In Columbine it would've been true as well."
Posted by uhnope | Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:06 AM (11 replies)
Guns don't kill people, but signs that say "gun free zone" do kill people.
On Dec. 17, 2012, Roger Hedgecock, conservative talk radio host and former mayor of San Diego, California, responded to the Newtown, CT shooting tragedy that killed 20 children and 6 adults by blaming "liberals", political correctness, and added a comparison of President Obama to Hitler.
"Funny how all of these school massacres occur...in blue states."
"I am so tired of this politically correct society, it is producing these killers. I want to say that as clearly as I can. I think this politically correct society, after 50, 60 years of this stuff, is producing these killers. It is the product of political correctness."
On the Newtown, CT shooting again: "Liberals, you own this. Your gun-free zone has killed people...Liberals, you have caused these people to die. "
On Hitler: "In 1932 the man was simply bringing hope and change to Germany."
Posted by uhnope | Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:06 PM (13 replies)
On Dec.14 of 2012, right wing talk show host Roger Hedgecock of KFMB in San Diego, CA reported the "remarkable news" that the Obama administration had "secretly" sent 3000 US troops back into Iraq and 17,000 "are about to go in." Hedgecock never named his source, referring only to "the press report" and "this press account", but what he read was verbatim from a report by the Iranian state media outlet Press TV, which is the only source to be found for the supposed troop movement. Hedgecock used the Iranian state media report to charge that Obama plans to invade Syria in order to install a pro-Al Qaeda government as part of his charge that Obama has "switched sides" in the war on terror.
The press report from Press TV, the Iranian state media outlet, is here: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/12/09/277127/3000-us-troops-secretly-return-to-iraq/
"...Today, the remarkable news, that troops of the US military have, and I'll quote from the press report, secretly entered Iraq. ... Troops include US Army officers and 17,000 more are set to secretly return to Iraq via the same route, that is, through Kuwait."
Posted by uhnope | Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:06 PM (4 replies)