Every Conservative We Can Think of to Hell Award
thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and
they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet,
the rolling eyes, the screaming....Imagine a nation full of
uncontrolled two-year-old rage. The voters had a temper tantrum last
week....Parenting and governing donít have to be dirty words: the
nation canít be run by an angry two-year-old."
-- ABCís Peter Jennings in his radio commentary after the GOP won
the House, Nov. 14, 1994.
the winner is:
bombing in Oklahoma City has focused renewed attention on the
rhetoric thatís been coming from the right and those who cater to
angry white men. While no oneís suggesting that right-wing radio
jocks approve of violence, the extent to which their approach
fosters violence is being questioned by many observers, including
the President of the United States....The list of those the
President may have had in mind is at once long and familiar.
Right-wing talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Bob Grant, Oliver
North, G. Gordon Liddy, Michael Reagan, and others take to the air
every day with basically the same format: detail a problem, blame
the government or a group, and invite invective from like-minded
people....Never do most of the radio hosts encourage outright
violence, but the extent to which their attitudes may embolden or
encourage some extremists has clearly become an issue."
-- Today co-host Bryant Gumbel, April 25, 1995.
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