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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:15 PM

COVID-19 is making some room on the AM dial as six conspiracy-spreading radio hosts die in six weeks

In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ended the Fairness Doctrine at the direction of Ronald Reagan. Within days, the five-times fired Rush Limbaugh was handed a plum new job and a new assignment: Show that unrestrained racism, misogyny, and plain old hate was a money-maker. The success of that experiment turned Limbaugh into a conservative icon for such insights in calling 12-year-old Chelsea Clinton a dog, an ongoing segment in which he played “I’ll never love this way again” while covering deaths from HIV, and complaining that the genocide of Native Americans didn’t go far enough.

With the success of that experiment in rotting out America’s core for cash, Limbaugh-style commentators began popping up everywhere. Within a decade, it was impossible to turn on the AM dial across much of America without being treated to some attack on women, Latinos, the LGBTQ community, and Black people. Especial Black people. If there was ever a chance that racism really was dying in America, conservative radio hosts across the nation found those embers and blew, blew, blew them into right red flames of hate.

For decades now, the AM radio hosts of America have been spreading, keeping the flames of hate stoked high, and metastasizing as they one-upped each other in showing that there was literally nothing they couldn’t get away with. That included spreading conspiracy theories like QAnon. And of course, it included lies about COVID-19, spreading fear of vaccines, promoting false “cures” from hydroxychloroquine to bleach, and laughing at everyone calling for wearing masks or limiting gatherings.

These are the guys who have been out there claiming COVID-19 is a hoax, that reports of deaths are exaggerated, that veterinary medications are safe, and that President Joe Biden is a tyrant for insisting on vaccination. Except none of these six guys will be doing that again. Because all six of them are dead.


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CaliforniaPeggy Tuesday #1
ananda Tuesday #2
zuul Tuesday #3
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kysrsoze Tuesday #5
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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:23 PM

1. How about that? Karma is a b***h!

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:25 PM

2. Those RW radionuts don't seem to be the healthiest of people in the first place.

You can take that to mean anything you want it to.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:27 PM

3. Go 'Rona, go!

At the rate of one per week, the 'Rona is doing a heck of a job!

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:28 PM

4. I'm going to start a conspiracy theory right here in real time...

You are my witnesses!

The Vaxxinazists are deliberately killing them off to free up bandwidth for the tracking chips.

This will be on Fox News in 3... 2... 1...

You're welcome.


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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:29 PM

5. I guess COVID is doing what the FCC should have done - taking these propagandists off the air.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:44 PM

6. I'll give them slight praise for not being hypocrites...

... in regard to the vaccines.

I typically expect those kinds of charlatans to never practice what they preach.

Those propagandists are like damaging viruses themselves, so bye-bye to them!

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:58 PM

7. God has spoken.

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