11/13/08

75 Bits of Toxic Hate from Conservative Talk Radio

Last week, MediaMatters for America released a roundup of smears conservative radio hosts used to foment hate and distrust among their listeners for President-elect Obama. As a follow up, they put together a collection of items illustrating that these hosts did not save their ire for Obama. Immigrants, female politicians (and women in general,) the LGBT community, the poor and homeless, minorities, progressives, unions, college students, and even autistic children were targets for these radio personalities.

Do you know what's on your radio? Here's an example:

1) G. Gordon Liddy smeared undocumented Mexican immigrants, claiming they "want to reconquer America, they say"
2)
Jim Quinn, Lee Rodgers: Conservative radio hosts claimed HUD said 5 million illegal immigrants were given subprime mortgages, despite HUD's reported denials
3)
Savage: "Illegal aliens" have "raped and disheveled" the Statue of Liberty
4)
Savage: "We're getting refugees now who have never used a telephone, a toothbrush, or toilet paper. ... [T]hey never assimilate. And then their children become gang-bangers"
5)
Savage: "Bring in 10 million more from Africa. ... They can't reason, but bring them in with a machete in their head"
6) Savage on Muslim immigrants: 15th-century "throwbacks, some of whom are no doubt terrorists, and some of whom are gonna produce children who will become terrorists"
7)
Chris Baker called Obama a "little bitch" who "won't even stand up to" "smoking-hot" Palin
8)
Baker on Palin's appearance at VP debate: "Shoulda had a little cleavage going ... I noticed a panty line on her"
9)
Baker: "I don't think homeless people should vote"; "I'm not that excited about women voting"
10)
Minneapolis radio host said Code Pink protesters "ought to have all their tubes tied"
11)
Mark Belling: "When you think of Hillary Clinton," the word "bitches" comes to mind
12)
Belling called Gloria Steinem a "grizzled old bag," "old witch"
13)
On Jon Caldara's KOA show, Coulter claimed women's suffrage "explains the destruction of America"
14)
Jon Caldara asked Coulter if Clinton was "bitch-slapped" in debate
15)
Bill Cunningham on Democratic women: "[A] lot of women who are single are vulnerable; they need like a daddy government to keep an eye on them"
16)
Mark Levin on his "National Organization of Ugly Women" remark: "[F]or now on, it's the National Organization of Really Ugly Women"
17)
Jim Quinn called NOW the "National Organization for Whores," said columnist Fatimah Ali should "get an American name"
18)
Jim Quinn: "[T]he goal of the public school system -- the feminists in the public school system -- is to make male behavior illegal"
19)
Jim Quinn: Steinem opposes Palin because Palin "declined to slaughter her own unborn child, Trig, to the goddess of feminism"
20)
Quinn: To feminists, even "a childless feminist who looks like a Bulgarian weightlifter in drag" can be a "real woman"
21)
Quinn introduced segment about Hillary Clinton by playing Elton John's "The Bitch Is Back"
22)
KSFO's Lee Rodgers said many "professed leaders of the feminist movement" are "hags" who "couldn't get laid in a men's prison"
23)
KSFO's Rodgers: "[P]uckered-butt Democrat women hate Sarah Palin ... because her idea of choice was choosing not to have an abortion"
24)
KSFO's Rodgers: "[F]emale leadership of the Democratic Party" consists of "ugly skanks" who "hate" that "Sarah Palin's good-looking"
25)
KSFO's Rodgers: "With that screechy, fingernails-on-the-blackboard voice of hers, it is impossible for Hillary Clinton to deliver a great speech"
26)
KSFO's Rodgers on voting gender gap: For "a lot of women in this country who get knocked up ... the government becomes Daddy in terms of paying the bills"
27)
On Jon Caldara program, Coulter called John Edwards "the very definition of faggy"
28)
KHOW's Dan Caplis again asserted that gay "conduct is not natural" and is "immoral"
29)
KOA's "Gunny" Bob Newman repeated concern that "crushing tyranny of the left" could "lead to legal human-animal marriage"
30)
Michael Savage: "If you're insane, hate the family ... hate your mother and father, hate the Bible, hate the church, and hate the synagogue," you oppose CA gay marriage ban
31)
After railing against gay marriage, Savage said "the spiritual side of the downturn on Wall Street was directly related to the moral downturn"
32)
Savage linked San Francisco event to the "artistes" and "leather fetishists" of Weimar-era Germany, whom he blamed for Hitler's rise
33)
Savage: "The children's minds are being raped by the homosexual mafia"
34)
KSFO's Brian Sussman invited guest to talk about his claim that "gay and lesbian radicals actively recruit through our schools and the media"
35)
Jim Quinn: "Gay sex produces AIDS"; "They should charge homosexuals more for their ... health insurance"
36)
Neil Boortz: "Muslims, making tortillas? ... [W]ith all of the illegal Mexicans in this country, we can't find some Mexicans to make those tortillas?"
37)
Boortz's commentary on his inability to use a floor buffer: "I would make a lousy Mexican"
38)
Bill Cunningham on Obama Sr.: "That's what black fathers do. They simply leave"
39)
Bill Cnningham guest Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson: "[M]ost black people today are racist"
40)
Cunningham: "I think there will be 100 cities burning if Barack loses. Yeah, that's what the black intelligentsia says"
41)
In sketch on Corsi's detention in Kenya, Liddy played audio of "jungle telegraph drums"
42)
Quinn and Tennent: Powell endorsed Obama because "he's tired of being called an Oreo," "an Uncle Tom"
43)
Lee Rodgers suggested that just as the O.J. Simpson verdict "was a racial vote," African-Americans support Obama because of "racial brotherhood"
44)
Michael Savage on Obama: "America's first affirmative action candidate about to become president"
45)
Savage: "Kenya is going to move to America if Barack Hussein Obama wins"
46)
Baker: "I don't think homeless people should vote"; "I'm not that excited about women voting"
47)
Boortz: "Single mothers receiving public assistance" are "welfare broodmares"
48)
Boortz again referred to victims of Hurricane Katrina as "parasite[s]"
49)
Boortz: "[P]rimary blame" for Katrina goes to "worthless parasites who lived in New Orleans"
50)
Cunningham: "[P]eople are poor in America ... because they lack values, morals, and ethics"
51)
Cunningham: America's "so-called noble poor" don't use birth control so that "the mom can get more checks in the mail from the government"
52)
Liddy: Obama is relying, in part, on "the welfare class" to win Pennsylvania
53)
Quinn stated that unlike welfare recipients, slaves "had to work" for food, housing
54)
Responding to Media Matters item, Quinn defended comparison of welfare recipients to slaves
55)
Rose Tennent on Obama ad: "[D]on't put that jive out there in front of me, devil, and tell me that these people are hurting when they are not hurting"
56)
Quinn: "Originally, if you didn't have land, you didn't vote, and there was a good reason for it"
57)
Savage: "Why should a welfare recipient have the right to vote? They're only gonna vote themselves a raise"
58)
Savage's answer to homelessness: "Why not put them in work camps?"
59)
Minneapolis radio hosts Chris Baker and Perry are "convinced" that Magic Johnson "faked AIDS"
60)
Baker: Media Matters "can kiss my supple buttocks"
61)
Belling smeared "greedy, overpaid unionized schoolteacher[s]" who talk about global warming
62)
Boortz: Teachers unions "do more damage to this country than all the drug pushers together"
63)
Boortz again referred to victims of Hurricane Katrina as "parasite[s]"
64)
Levin attacks "Jon Leibowitz, a.k.a Jon Stewart": "I'm really tired of these phony intellectuals ... arrogantly looking down their sizable noses at our armed forces"
65)
"Gunny" Bob Newman's suggestions for replacing Air America's Rhodes included Obama, Stalin, bin Laden, Charles Manson
66)
KSFO's "gentleman" Lee Rodgers lashes out at Media Matters
67)
Discussing economic crisis and bailout plan, Michael Savage said Rep. Frank "should be in the gallows for this"
68)
Savage: Democratic Party's "membership is made up largely of minority blocs ... that are all against the white person"
69)
Savage reportedly likened Media Matters to HIV
70)
Savage on Media Matters: "They have no place in America"
71)
Savage on autism: "A fraud, a racket. ...In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out"
72)
Savage referred to Pelosi as "Nancy Mussolini"
73)
Savage plays Dead Kennedys song again after asserting he "is now being persecuted for refusing to take the party line" on Sen. Kennedy's illness
74)
Savage: "I would round up every member of the ACLU and of the National Lawyers Guild and I'd put them in a prison in Guantánamo and I'd throw the key away"
75)
Savage claimed Lantos used the Holocaust as "a weapon the rest of his life"

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