An entry to my blog linked to a story of a GOP candidate who considers Obama to be no better than Hitler, Stalin, etc... I'm surprised that made the news as this has been a saying of the far right towards Obama since he started gaining attention in the democratic primaries back in 2007. Topping that is today's far right blog comparing the far left to Hitler and the genocide against the Jewish people. it's despicable and so are the people who perpetuate this thinking. Only a sick individual could make such claims, considering the gravity of the Holocaust.
I came across this study, there's many others, detailing hate speech of the far right media. The fruits of these actions are ripening and I believe we will see more and more senseless killings due to the acceptance of these actions.
I am a firm believer of free speech and I am also a firm believer that those that yell "fire" in a crowded theater should be punished.
Study Finds Conservative Talk Radio Promotes Echo-Chamber Of Hate Speech
Blog ››› August 3, 2012 12:40 PM EDT ››› SALVATORE COLLELUORI
On Wednesday, the National Hispanic Media Coalition and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center released a study showing that guests and topics discussed during "The Rush Limbaugh Show," "The Sean Hannity Show," "The Glenn Beck Program," The Savage Nation" and "The John and Ken Show" overwhelmingly marginalized minority groups.
As the study explains:
The findings reveal that the hosts promoted an insular discourse that focused on, for example, anti-immigration, anti-Islam, and pro-Tea Party positions and that this discourse found repetition and amplification through social media.
These viewpoints have far reaching consequences. NHMC President and CEO Alex Nogales told Fox News Latino that the social network surrounding conservative talk radio and Fox News has spread to social media websites resulting in "an echo-chamber of voices, both online and off, that promotes hatred against ethnic, racial and religious groups and the LGBT community on social media web sites."
Using hateful rhetoric, these hosts have cast immigrants as disease ridden, equated pro-immigrant organizations with neo-Nazis, called Islam an "evil religion," claimed the Obama administration is promoting "race riots" and made fun of the ethnicity of Asian-American politicians.