August 14, 2008
|CONTACT: COLLEEN O’BOYLE or TIM SCHEIDERER
Bozell: Newsday Should Apologize to Limbaugh, Hannity and
Columnist suggested radio
hosts responsible for Tennessee church murders
– Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell today sent a
letter to Newsday Publisher Tim Knight demanding an apology
for the August 13 column by Jenna Kern-Rugile entitled “Does shock
jock hate speech lead to violence?” in which she inexplicably and
noxiously links the contemptible July 27 murders committed in the
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville to Rush
Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly.
insisted that Ms. Rugile never again appear on the pages of
President L. Brent Bozell:
Newsday column was absolutely despicable, and they should be
ashamed and embarrassed for having printed it.
wretched words were nothing more than an in-print character
assassination of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly,
a foray into absurd Leftist delusions of links between them and
the vile murderer in a Tennessee church this past July 27.
“This is not a freedom of speech issue. This is Newsday
giving this woman a license to assault these fine men in print,
accusing them of complicity in murder.
should immediately publish a full retraction, and an abject and
absolute apology to those defamed by this woman’s wretched
words. And Ms. Rugile should never again appear in their
To schedule an interview with MRC President
Brent Bozell or another MRC spokesperson,
please contact Tim Scheiderer (x. 126) or Colleen O’Boyle (x.
122) at (703) 683-5004.
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