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Thread #134829   Message #3070242
Posted By: Donuel
08-Jan-11 - 09:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
My shock, rage, anger, outtrage and profound sadness is surely evident in my intial remarks within the first 20 minutes of this mass assasination.

The Sheriff of Pima County Arizona Clarance Dupnik expressed the very thoguhts I have about this tradjedy by addressing the question of why this tradjecy occured.
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik says "Arizona has become the capitol for prejudice and bigotry" Certain radio and TV personalities continue to incite fear hatred and violence that requires all people in this nation to engage in soul searching.


In the 200+ years of this country we have had a fairness doctrine for our media for a brief ten years. After Ronald Reagan abolished this doctrine we have seen certain dedicated radio and TV networks driving a unique form of broadcasting that is formulated to poison the minds of the public with mental pictures of a need for violence and murder in the political arena.

As tragid shock that this incident has cut me to the bone, it is not without an expected antipation of horrible acts by people who are immersed in that world of shock jock conservative rhetoric.

Sneator McCain condemned the acts today but said he did not know why.
Obama condemned the murders today but said he did not know why.
I know why instinctively and so does Sheriff Dupnik. So do you.

My wife argues that the country has never been without vitriolic media yet I say that the advent of Clear Channel and FOX has created a 24/7 platform that is unpredicented.

I monitor our local clear channel station AM 630 WMAL and I will not repeat the horrible ideas accusations and lies they broadcast 24 hours a day. They are not a saturday nite live format of parody. They are mean and mean what they say. They drive a form of white power that goes beyond the propganda of the brown shirts.