Quoting from The Progress Report (Center for American Progress Fund, 7/29/08):
Jim Adkisson, the man who shot two people to death in a Tennessee Unitarian church this week because he was angry at “liberals and gays,” had an array of right-wing books at his home. Inside his house, “officers found ‘Liberalism is a Mental Health Disorder’ by radio talk show host Michael Savage, ‘Let Freedom Ring’ by talk show host Sean Hannity, and ‘The O’Reilly Factor,’ by television talk show host Bill O’Reilly.”
Can’t we make the same type of correlation here that has been made between acts of violence (e.g. Columbine shootings) and violent movies or video games (e.g. The Matrix, Doom)? Maybe we should call for a boycott of these right-wing radicals as they are now shown to influence certain personalities toward dangerous, violent behavior — sounds kind of like drugs and alcohol!
Most of us realize hate is not limited to the right-wing radicals nor to Republicans but the above-mentioned talk show hosts along with others, such as the venomous Ann Coulter, have done tremendous damage to our country. They screech Hate and Fear, key elements of their mantra, all while trying to hide their hideousness behind the veil of religion and shrouding their stench under the American flag. What a foul use of the name of Jesus Christ who taught peace, charity and love.