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03-22-09, 05:53 PM #1
Real Time: How Dangerous is the Hate Talk From the Right?
This week thank goodness Bill Maher went back to his regular format of bringing all of the guests in together unlike last week's stinker of a show. Thank you Bill. The panel of Andrew Ross Sorkin, Kerry Washington, Bernie Sanders and Keith Olbermann discussed the hatred and outright craziness that's coming out of the likes of Glenn Beck and others on the right and the danger of whipping up some of the fringe elements of our society with their rhetoric.
Maher: Listening to people like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck these days, I cannot figure out whether these right wingers are more dangerous when they're in power or when they're out of power, because when they're out of power, you know their paranoid, their paranoia goes off the charts. This Glenn Beck guy, I wouldn't even give him the time of day except he's a big star now on Fox and a lot of people believe, and he's talking about FEMA concentration camps.They go on to discuss how irresponsible Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes are and just how much of what comes out of their mouths some of these right wing yappers even believe, and how much is them just being willing to sell themselves to the highest bidder.
Maher: He says we are headed toward socialism, totalitarianism...
Maher:...beyond your wildest imagination, but apparently not beyond his wildest imagination.
Washington: Right, right.
Sorkin: Did you see what he said about that? He said I can't prove these FEMA concentration camps, but let me tell you about them anyway.
Washington: Yeah, yeah.
Sorkin: You'd think it would be the opposite.
Olbermann: Can I quote Madeleine Albright?
Olbermann: He's nuts.
Maher: You know I would never be the person who says that you have to watch what you say because some borderline nut...no really...I'm not for that. No, no, that's an argument that's given a lot. You can't say this because a borderline might take it and then do this. I'm sorry but that's the price of living in a free speech country and I do want to live in one because I make my living at it. Okay. But you know I must say Tim McVeigh in 1995 if you recall, this was the same kind of talking that made him blow up that building.
Olbermann: The guy who walked into the church in Tennessee said in his statement to the police that he did this because he could not shoot the liberals who were on the lists from Bernie Goldberg, and Bernie Goldberg has proceeded to come out with another list of liberals and this time I'm on the list so this is even more vivid in my mind now. So yeah you're absolutely right about that. I think what you're seeing with, I mean I have been accused occasionally of sort of bordering on Howard Beale. Hey I got nothing on this guy for Howard Beale.
This is, you know in the last major economic crisis of this nation we spewed forth Father Coughlin. Well this is Father Coughlin with a crew cut. This is Father Coughlin on TV. This is, he's, who knows what he's going to say next week because if we can't understand what he's saying now he also has that same threshold. He doesn't know what he's saying now. It just sounds great. It's wonderful. It is a manic depressive high.
03-22-09, 07:28 PM #2Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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03-22-09, 08:58 PM #3
As far as I can tell, the "right wingers" are still mild compared to the Bush haters over the last few years.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
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03-23-09, 02:03 PM #4
03-23-09, 06:56 PM #5
I'm just glad Bill Maher has stopped calling himself Libertarian. Since his President got elected, he's been another sock puppet for the socialist left. Bill Maher is about offensive to me as if Osama Bin Laden started touring the TV circuit calling himself an American.
I want to grab him by the neck and explain to him that just because he wants pot to legalized, it doesn't make him a Libertarian. You actually have to be anti-socialist in all things.
As for Glenn Beck or Rush Limaugh, I haven't heard anything they say that sounds nearly as hypocritcal or outrageous as some of the things Maher and Olberman have said."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
03-23-09, 07:24 PM #6
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03-23-09, 09:20 PM #9
Generally, I'm a huge proponent of free speech. I figure the best thing that knuckleheads can do is to spew their stuff out where everyone can hear it.
The alternative could make them want to try to do something extreme to get their message out. I think free speech has been one of the big things that has kept terrorism in this country to a minimum.
I don't listen to Limbaugh. When I used to watch his show, he seemed like an idiot who was pandering to the ignorant. As a conservative, I found it to be insulting.
03-23-09, 11:51 PM #10
Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.
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03-24-09, 12:53 PM #11
Hate talk ? Just another redefined label for disagreement, from the writers of The Dictionary of Group Speak (this morning's edition).Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.-- Anonymous
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