Thursday, April 28, 2005

"Hate talk" strikes again?

During the Clinton years, that administration, "liberal" media pundits, and Democrats in general accused right-wing talk radio's so-called "hate speech" of being responsible for everything from physical attacks on gays and blacks to the 1995 bombing of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City. They even threatened that talk radio might have to be monitored for its sometimes fiery rhetoric.

But now the Left has its own Air America talk radio network. And the tables have turned.

Matt Drudge reports today that the Secret Service is investigating Air America after the network's "Randi Rhodes Show" aired a skit Monday night that featured a "gunshot warning" to President Bush.

Here's the skit:
Announcer: "A spoiled child is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp." (Audio sound of four gunshots.) "Just try it, you little bastard." (Audio sound of a gun being cocked.)
Says a government source: "Even joking about shooting the president is a crime, let alone doing it on national radio... We are taking this very seriously."

White House spokesman Scott McClellan called the skit "very inappropriate and over the line."

"Hate speech," it seems, is no longer exclusive to the Right.

And when did the Left start approving of the use of firearms?


At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When? Well, Justin Raimondo has been saying for a while now that 9/11 ripped open the space-time continuum and politically thrust the US into Bizarro World. I largely accept the premise, but referr instead to "The Twilight Zone" -- less explaining required than a Superman comics reference.

At 4:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Social Fascist Left (Stalin's epithet), bereft of any rational vision of American serenity and security, exist solely to exercise POWER. They have mastered the old incantations and now they shout them out in order to infuse their leaking magic spells with a spurious meaning. If they cannot rule, then they seem determined to ruin. As Kim Il Sung once observed: "A man can take pleasure in watching his house burnt~~ If he concentrates on the agonies of the bugs caught in the flames."


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