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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:53 AM
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Hate Radio Hollows Out America = Jay Diamond
Hate Radio Hollows Out America
By Jay Diamond
September 17, 2009 - http://www.consortiumnews.com/2009/091609b.html

Editors Note: The election of the first African-American President has unleashed an ugliness on the Right and within the Republican Party that now confronts the United States with a new political crisis.

It is a battle over whether facts and decency have any chance in a political/media system dominated by distortions and fury amplified by hate-mongers and opportunists in the powerful right-wing media as media activist Jay Diamond observes in this guest essay:


For months radio lout Steve Malzberg screamed 10 times a day that "Folks, Barack Obama HATES! this country and his WIFE HATES! this country."

And when for over 10 years, every day, Sean Hannity couldn't survive a fact check in the average kindergarten class, and when he violated Abner Louima with the equivalent of a verbal plunger after Louima had been worked over with a physical plunger, that was nothing else but Vile Poison.

Prior to low-brow, right-wing, dishonest, and hate-fueled talk radio, the political culture of our country would have prevented Joe Wilson from screaming insults at the President of the United States in the midst of an address to a joint session (or anywhere else).

This culture of relentlessly dishonest and utterly ignorant pure hate which is ubiquitous all over low-brow, right-wing radio is nothing other than poison, .................
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get the red out Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:44 AM
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1. Great Article
I took a minute to pass the link to others. This is the most worrisome thing, having political disagreement is simply democracy, what is going on now is insanity. It has all been brought on by permitting pure lies and hate to go unchallenged over our airways 24/7 for YEARS! We have allowed this to happen, and now a huge chunk of our population is literally insane because of it.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:23 PM
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4. Propaganda works. Just ask Harry Truman or Nixon about the "Red Scare"
That is why they keep doing and reinventing it, because the masses are susceptible, and YES that is our own fault in many ways for not countering it effectively.
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felinetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:03 AM
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2. Limbaugh: We need segregated buses. We need to do another ColorofChange.
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get the red out Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:20 PM
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5. That should be all over the news
I don't know if it is or not, can't stand to watch the networks. I printed that article out for my boss, a college administrator teaching a course at the university this semester that deals with diversity. He is such a workaholic that I was telling him what had been going on with the extreme right and he literally had no idea. He is just working all the time. There are so many people out there like him that have no idea what we are facing in this country, decent people that when they figure it out are completely aghast.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:16 AM
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3. Steve Malzberg is a THIRD TIER Michael Savage
He USED to be a sports announcer in NY, and then he got bounced down to a two hour radio show on WABC in NY. Now he's on WOR in the afternoon competing against Hanninazi and is even more marginalized. If he wasn't a Right-wing Jew, he'd be a White Supremacist.

http://www.malzbergtalk.com/site/?page_id=17
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