Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hate Radio- Is Preaching Hatred Okay

Hate Radio : Rage on the Radio - Little Hitlers
Their speech has an impact
They use the radio as well as Hitler & Goebbels.
It undermines civil discourse and encourages hate against groups are stereotypes which are then dehumanized.
Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck , Bill O'Reilley , Michael Savage
comparing liberals and others to a virus, to slime, to cockroaches
encourage hate speech & intimidation

Bill Moyers Journal- Rage on the Radio-PBS
What happens when Americas airwaves fill with hate? Bill Moyers Journal takes a tough look at the hostile industry of Shock Jock media with a hard-hitting examination of its effects on our nations political discourse. The Journal traveled to Knoxville, where a recent shooting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church has left the pastor asking what role hateful speech from popular right-wing media personalities may have played in the tragedy. A lot of people are hurling insults from the safety of television studios, the safety of radio studio, the safety of cyberspace says Rev. Chris Buice, So that's a void in our community - the chance to be in the same room and to have these exchanges and remember the humanity of the person on the other side. Aired Friday, September 12, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). For more: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/091...

HATE RADIO & its Paranoid Racist followers are once again revving up the Bush/McCain/Palin/Cheney Propaganda Machine.
The broadcasters of Hate Radio from Eddie Burke in Alaska to Bill O'Reilley to Laura Ingraham to Rush Limbaugh & Michael Savage etc. argue that only their beliefs and opinions are those of True Patriotic Americans. All dissenting views are charachterized as UnAmerican, Communists,& " socialist Maggots " and evil treacherous Liberals out to destroy America. This is what passes throughout much of America as Civilized Discourse- Willim F. Buckley & Jesse Helms & Joseph McCarthy & Strom Thurmond & The KKK would be proud . As I have said in Denver & St. Paul we saw how even peaceful protesters & jounalists are treated in America . The police & others treated those protesters & journalists as if they were the Enemy and so could threaten & beat them with impunity. If those in power now had had their way they would have treated the Non-violent Civil Rights movement in the 1950s & 1960s in the same way. This is part of what these ultra-Conservatives are still pissed off at that is that government did not crack down on the Civil Rights movement as hard as they should have. If those leaders of the Civil Rights Movement & the Anti-War movement had been beaten up more and kept in jail for life sentences then America in their view would be a better place today.
Alaska Women Rally Against Palin And Are Threatened

Added: September 12, 2008
http://www.ktuu.com/Global/... Anti-Palin rally org...

Anti-Palin rally organizers receive threats

by Lori Tipton Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

ANCHORAGE, Alaska-- Opponents of Gov. Sarah Palin's policies are being threatened.

Alaska Women Reject Palin, a local group that opposes the Republican vice presidential candidate, on Wednesday announced plans to host an anti-Palin rally this weekend.

Since that announcement organizers say they've received intimidating messages.

A press release for the Reject Palin rally went out to practically every media outlet in town Wednesday. And one talk radio host decided to share the names and phones numbers of the two contacts on-air.

That decision has left organizers feeling somewhat fearful of practicing their First Amendment rights.

KBYR talk radio host Eddie Burke admits he is a conservative and a "Palinista."

But on Wednesday Burke resorted to name calling when he found out Alaska Women Reject Palin planned to host a Saturday rally.

"They're a bunch of socialist maggots, that's what I'm going to call them -- socialist maggots, that's what they are, a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots," said Burke.

Laura Ingraham believes that black protesters did not represent a large number of black Americans.She appears to suggest the whole Civil Rights Movement was led by some sort of elitist unAmerican group. Once again Americans are told that Black Americans had nothing really to complain about so what if schools, lunch counters, hotels, hospitals were segregated or that Lynching was a common practice in the Southern United States- racism & discrimination are unimportant to her. She's just another angry white ultra conservative who believes America has always been a land of equality & justice for all but that is not historically accurate. A form of Apartheid existed in the United States from the end of the Civil War right through to the mid 1960s .

Even after segregation was no longer legal in America it was strictly enforced in a large part of America. That segregation was less to do with lunch counters and water fountains & restrooms but was more to do with issues such as the right to register to vote or the actual physical act of voting. Black people lost their jobs, their property, their businesses or were beaten or killed just for trying to register to vote or for showing up on election day to vote. This is not ancient history . Even today there are those especially Republicans who do whatever they can to disenfranchise as many black people as they possibly can.

Laura of course argues that the War in Iraq was justified and that America is now winning the war which are both contentious issues. She then argues that Americans & the media should focus on the positives in Iraq & talk about the heroism of American soldiers. But she is against talking about anything negative about Iraq. So she does not want Americans hearing about any atrocities committed by American soldiers ie. murdering civilians , torturing detainees - or the corruption & fraud committed by Private Contractors in Iraq such as Halliburton etc. or the killings committed by Blackwater- all of these things do not actually exist in her view or at least she believes these things are either just liberal propaganda or that they do not matter & are of no concern to American citizens.

Laura Ingraham versus Whoopi and Joy on the View

and here's a bit about Laura Ingraham as a Bush Propagandists who will say anything to undermine any criticism of Bush's War in Iraq. The whole problem in Iraq for the American troops is the " liberal Media " at home in America who will say anything to undermine Bush and the Iraq War. She & other Hate Radio announcers are merely Schills for Bush & Cheney. They believe in re-writing history to show that it was the Liberal Media in the sixties who caused America to lose the war in Vietnam. They repeat this nonsense over & over til like some insidious TV or radio commercial Jingle or pop song that finally many people are unable to dislodge what amounts to a brain fart or mental constipation which reminds me of Bill O'Reilley for instance. Bill O'Reilley has an opinion which has no connection with the world of facts and real history. As with other Hate Radio talk show hosts he believes America is always right except when Americans decide to raise Bill O'Reilley's taxes or tell him not to say the " N " word or call all Gays " Faggots " or paedophiles. _Since he can see no difference between two adults of the same sex having sex with each other and some man abusing an eight year old girl or boy.

Some believe that no one should take Hate Talk shows seriously but the numbers suggest that such shows do have an impact on average Americans. For instance these commentators have manage to make " liberal" or even " Democrat " into code words for unAmerican, leftist extremist, Marxist, socialist , communist, pro-terrorist, anti-National Security etc.

Laura Ingraham puts forth the argument that if one agrees with so called liberals on an issue then that individual is merely towing the party line and not thinking for themselves. But what about those who merely accept the party line of ultra-conservatives & the Republicans. For instance many conservatives tout the belief that Saddam had something to do with 9/11 that he a massive stock-pile of WMDs and was planing to attack Israel or America or was backing Osama Bin Laden - all things which were not true.It matters little to the True Believers that much of the Intel on Saddam had been manipulated or cooked-up by the Bush Regime.

Laura Ingraham: Right-Wing Radio's High Priestess of Hate By Rory O'Connor, AlterNet.org June 7, 2008

Shock radio host Ingraham is a master of sounding funny and appealing while dishing out the same hate speech as Sean Hannity.
In the two-for-one combination that all too often serves conservative radio well, Ingraham once claimed that the immigration bill was an attempt by the mainstream media to make more people liberals. Anyone who still wonders whether talk radio had an influence on the bill's defeat should look at Ingraham's numbers; with more than 5 million weekly listeners, she is tied with Glenn Beck as the fourth most listened to radio talk show host in America. Alterman wrote that Ingraham's popularity is due to her having "something more important than knowledge or experience. ... She has star quality." She is also fearless: She once confronted CNN host John Roberts for calling her "outspoken," saying, "Do you guys introduce liberal commentators that way?"
She's more aggressive than Limbaugh, more blatant than Hannity, and more rational than Beck or Savage, and although she often supports many of them (erroneously stating, for example, that Limbaugh never claimed the Clintons murdered Vince Foster), she is equally willing to call them out. She walked out of a "Hannity & Colmes" installment after the Don Imus "nappy-headed ho's" controversy was twisted into a discussion of Democratic vices, and once asked on her radio program after an appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor," "Why is Bill O'Reilly afraid of George Soros?" (In the same broadcast, Ingraham accused columnist Helen Thomas of working for Hezbollah, which has been identified by the U.S. government as a terrorist group.)
and while at Dartmouth University she: " secretly sent a reporter with a tape recorder to a campus gay students association meeting; she then outed the students in print and sent tapes of the meetings to the students' parents. In the magazine she called association members "cheerleaders for latent campus sodomites." (In 1997, more than a decade later, she wrote an article in the Washington Post detailing how she had changed her views in light of her brother Curtis' coming out as gay.)"
and: Ingraham argues politics the way lawyers argue cases, as if there can be no possible interpretation other than her own. She is a class-A schmoozer who understands and exploits her verbal gifts to the fullest. Her skill for networking, along with her willingness to go for the jugular, has allowed her to break into the boys' club of conservative radio.
and as for who is to blame for all of America's ills::
Ingraham also argues that a vocal minority -- the "elites" -- is threatening American values, and they should pipe down for the majority's sake. Elites include anti-war demonstrators and university professors ("It's well known that in the 1960s, leftists conquered the academies"). There is also no love lost between Ingraham and Europeans, who she believes fail to understand and appreciate America's love for "God, guns and the death penalty."

Michael Savage Hate Radio The Shock Jocks
This is virulent hate-speech supported by his listeners & advertisers & the agencies which are supposed to regulate radio in America ( teh FCC )
But in America this is what passes for intelligent dialogue. Savage doesn't discuss or argue he just bullies and screams

The Young Turks & Michael Savage claimed People with Autism are faking it

The Young Turks - & America's Economic Meltdown

sept. 19, 2008

and so it goes,

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