Thursday, November 20, 2008

Open Season Enabled by Hate Radio

According to the New Yory Times, six Long Island teenagers have been charged with hate crimes in the death of a Hispanic man, Marcelo Lucero.

Mr. Lucero’s killing has brought to the fore a fierce debate about race relations in Patchogue, a comfortable village of 11,700 where Mr. Lucero lived and worked for most of the 16 years he had been in the United States.

Latinos make up a quarter of the population, according to the 2000 census, a figure that is growing, fanning what some residents describe as a deepening resentment toward illegal immigrants in general, and day laborers in particular.
And no doubt fanned by hate radio in all its guises and forms. As documented by Media Matters, hate radio has gone out of its way to enflame hatred toward not just Hispanics, but minorities in general.

G. Gordon Libby

On the June 5 broadcast of his radio show, G. Gordon Liddy asserted: "[T]he problem that I have is with people who come over here and instead of wanting to become Americans, you know, fly the American flag, learn English, and so forth, they want to fly the Mexican flag, they want to speak Spanish, you know, and other varieties of illegal alien." Liddy later added: "They want to reconquer America, they say."
Jim Quinn

On October 10, KSFO's Lee Rodgers repeated a variation of the claim that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reported that it gave "5 million illegal aliens" subprime loans which have not been paid back. The same day, Quinn & Rose's Jim Quinn also claimed that "[f]ive million of these bad mortgages went to illegal aliens" without citing a source for the figure. But neither noted that HUD has reportedly stated that this statistic is false.
Michael Savage

We need to get our troops out of Iraq and put them on the streets of America to protect us from the scourge of illegal immigrants who are running rampant across America, killing our police for sport, raping, murdering like a scythe across America while the liberal psychos are telling us they come here to work." Savage added: "[Y]ou turn on the cable news, they're covering again a missing child. Not a missing country but a missing child. ... We hear about the rape of a woman, but not about the rape of the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is crying, she's been raped and disheveled -- raped and disheveled by illegal aliens."
And regarding Muslims, Savage, said this:

"Why would a nation that is as evolved as America, and as liberal as America is socially, want to bring in throwbacks who are living in the 15th century?" He also asked: "What is the societal benefit of bringing in throwbacks, some of whom are no doubt terrorists, and some of whom are gonna produce children who will become terrorists?"
I have heard people repeat verbatim crap like this espoused by others hate squawkers as though it's truth from on high. It's this sort of language that sets people off and enables barbaric behavior like what occurred in New York.


  1. Oh, ok. So we get rid of that awful, hateful conservative talk radio and everyone will suddenly get along, the islamic terrorists will stop trying to kill us infidels, global warming will end, the stock market will go back up, and the Brewers will win the World Series. Got it.

  2. So if "hate radio" is able to motivate people to do all these things,

    ....then you have to concede that "Lefty MSM" also motivates people, right?

  3. But you see Dad, absolutely no tolerant and understanding lefty liberal would ever say anything that is hateful or might incite people to react negatively. If you would just agree with them on everything no one would get hurt.

  4. @ comment one: The Brewers will win the World Series? Really? Let's go for it!

    @ comment two: You should stop taking hallucinogens, daddio.

    @ comment three: So you're saying it's okay and even useful to say hateful things. Got it, Tony.

  5. Don't like the implications of that question, eh?

    So you go directly to ad-hominem.


  6. No more than you do, daddio. You should really get down off your self-made pedestal. We can see everything. It's not pretty.

    But to answer your question more fully -- the comment regarding your possible drug use is based on your continued reliance on the lefty MSM bias schtick. Everytime I see that I laugh. It's not only old, but quite inaccurate. If anything, the MSM did a disservice to this country by its cowardly aquiesence to right-wing bullying.

    btw: I met Asian Badger. Sharp guy. He had kind things to say about you -- and believe it or not -- I agreed mostly.

  7. "@ comment three: So you're saying it's okay and even useful to say hateful things. Got it, Tony"

    Tim, I really have to remember that you can't recognize my points, especially when they come dripping in sarcasm.

    No it is not okay or useful to say hateful things, regardless of whether it comes from the right or the left. Who is the ultimate arbiter who gets to decide what is hateful? If I say that I believe the homosexual act is sinful does that qualify as hate? There is no hate behind that statement, I would guess that you would classify that as hate speech.

  8. No, I would classify that as unimportant. For centuries people used the same argument against mixed race marriage.

    Same silliness.

  9. Ah, yes.

    Being black is the equivalent of being homosexual.

    You wouldn't want to shout that out in the Packers' locker-room, would you?

  10. How about if I say that I believe that those who are in the country illegally are criminals? Is that hateful? It is a statement of fact. If they are here illegally, they are breaking the law and therefore criminals. Is telling the truth hateful?

  11. Sorry, I missed these. And, I missed nothing.