March 31, 2006

Prominent Republican talk show host shows us how the right is bringing dignity and honor to political discourse.

On the March 31 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program, Neal Boortz said that Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) "looks like a ghetto slut." Boortz was commenting on a March 29 incident in which McKinney allegedly struck a police officer at a Capitol Hill security checkpoint. Boortz said that McKinney's "new hair-do" makes her look "like a ghetto slut," like "an explosion at a Brillo pad factory," like "Tina Turner peeing on an electric fence," and like "a shih tzu." McKinney is the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Georgia.
This will pass barely noticed and is so common that it's not even considered news by the press.

Keep in mind that this guy probably makes over a million a year for saying things like this. The right wing richly rewards the cogs in their noise machine.


At 4/01/2006 5:27 AM, Blogger diehard said...

This is what the "Grand Old Party" has been doing since Reagen.
They cannot win on the issues. Because they are wrong on all of them from the envoirment to the economy to planning for the future,[they dont do much of that!]
So they play on white people's worst fears and hatreds.
Remember Willie Horton? Bush One should have given that guy a cabinet position!
And the scum off the bottom of our nations collective Florsheims, Karl Rove starting his cowardly whisper campaigns against war hero's John McCain and John Kerry.
This is not freedom of the press. It is legalized slander!

At 4/01/2006 12:28 PM, Anonymous paladin said...

Dope, your outrage here seems, um, selective. Otherwise, I know you would have had a post about how a prominent Democrat talk show host, Al Franken, showed us how the left is bringing dignity and honor to political discourse, with the riposte "Screw you!" aimed at conservative talk show host, Michael Smerconish on The Today Show on Friday. I'm fairly certain more people see The Today Show than listen to Michael Savage. Another point is that when left-wingers like John Aravosis denounce McKinney a "nutsy-cukoo", you probably could have picked a better example than McKinney if you wanted to make a statement about incivility. My view is that there is too much of this crap on both sides, but since this has been going on forever, I doubt either the right or the left will cease and desist.

At 4/01/2006 1:09 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Yes, I agree. Franken should have told the guy to "go Cheney yourself!"

To you, telling someone "Screw you" is equal to making disgusting racial insults and saying a black congresswoman looks like a "ghetto slut"?

How interesting. But then again, you're a Republican.

At 4/02/2006 2:19 PM, Anonymous paladin said...

OK, now I get it---your scumbags are better than their scumbags (I'm no Republican). Thanks for clearing that up!

At 4/04/2006 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paladin exactly "what" are you then??


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