MICHAEL "SAVAGE" WEINER, TERRORIST?
RIGHT-WING HATE-MONGER TARGETS LEGITIMATE MEDIA CRITICS
YOUTUBE: MEDIA MATTERS
"A Savage Nation Indeed"
The Weiner speaks!
RABID CONSERVATIVE THREATENS TO POST "ENEMIES" PHOTOS & "OTHER INFORMATION"
Talk Radio Network & Clear Channel Communications, Like News Corp's Fox News, Tries To Intimidate Moderates & Progressives
These are not idle threats or harmless pranks. We've seen people murdered after being targeted by these Nazi wannabee's. Their threadbare ideology is based upon anger and hatred and violence. Many "conservatives" worship guns and threaten to kill anyone who would take them away. Right-wing extremists in America have perpetrated more violent acts and killed more people than the Left ever did, by far. Al Qaida is nothing compared to the Aryan Nation, the American Nazi Party, the Ku Klux Klan, et al. They've been around for over a hundred years, shooting and bombing, burning and lynching, terrorizing and intimidating the whole country.
Now the Right has taken control of much of our public airwaves. 24/7/52 they spew hatred and foment violence all across the nation on the radio and on TV. It's not just political bluster or ideological blather now. It's stalking and targeting and calling for violence against civilians and government officials, even the President of the United States. If anyone on the Left had even hinted at this sort of thing, they would have been shut down and locked up long ago.
In a way, the Left is complicit in all this. By failing to use the legitimate tools of the law, they are allowing a spark to become a flame. If Obama and company do not do something about this media-inspired threat, the flame may become a conflagration. That is the expressed intent of the political arsonists on the Right. It needs to be stopped now, legally.
Here's what Spocko had to say about the recent terroristic threats by Michael Savage against Media Matters, and the Left's response. Read the whole story on his site:
"Privacy, Violent Rhetoric and Talk Radio: Michael Savage Edition "
Spocko nail the Weiner right on it's head.
' Just how close do we have to be to RTLM (Hutu Power Radio) for anyone to see the parallel and say, "That's enough, the people making these kind of threats are off the air for good."? (You might recall from your watching of Hotel Rwanda that the hosts at RTLM gave information on where the Tutsis were located after talking about crushing the Tutsis like cockroaches. Note: those hosts are now serving jail time for war crimes.) Is it going to take a few more murders of the targets of right wing talk radio host's ire for someone to act? And by someone I mean their own management. And if management doesn't act, showing us in writing the warnings to Savage along with his signed agreement posted on his website that he won't do this, then they need to pay a financial price. That is the only thing that might get them to act. The government will not act unless the EXACT right type of murder or violent assault happens. I don't think that will ever happen. Savage knows he needs to avoid certain words and phrases. He knows that unless it is spoken in-person to the person carrying out the murder the people defending the hosts will work on the "he has his right to free speech!" line. All talk radio and TV hosts know this, so they dance around it and practically demand that the people on the LEFT defend them. '
You're just trying to get our hopes up with that story about RTLM, aren't you? Of course, some of us would have to be hacked to death first, but, as long as it isn't me, it's worth it.
Actually, we've had laws against this sort of thing for a long time. They've been "reading the Riot Act" since 1792, aka the Militia Act in the US, now chapter 15 of title 10, United States Code. Peaceful speakers at rallies that got out of hand (usually due to agents provocateurs or police over-reaction) have been prosecuted and even killed just for speaking. Four anarchist leaders were hung just for not discouraging violence in the Haymarket Affair in 1886. The Chicago Seven were charged with "conspiracy" after the police rioted against them in 1968. I think the right deserves a taste of this very old medicine, which is still on the books. It would even be fair, for once. We don't have to actually hang them. We're still liberals. Lethal injection would be fine. After a fair trial, of course.
Howard Stern and Infinity Broadcasting have been fined millions of dollars for his harmless adolescent antics. Several of the broadcast TV 'Nets have been fined for various audio & video "accidents" which merely titillated some and offended others in the audience. The same laws could be used against NewsCorp & ClearChannel, but Obama is not changing Bushco policies on giving the Right a free pass. The law specifically forbids: "Unauthorized, unfair, biased, illegal broadcasts (does NOT include Obscene, Profane or Indecent material)" as well as "Broadcast programs showing obscene, profane, and/or indecent material."
The FEC could also be investigating the endless free campaign commercials on behalf of the GOP disguised as programming by the right-wing 'Nets, but they're not. Violations can be reported in online complaint forms from both agencies, but I've yet to hear of any action.
Part of the problem is, there are just so bloody many of these hate-mongers and rabble-rousers; and they have so many sponsors. Taking action against all of them is impossible, and taking action against just a few of them is ineffectual. Some major action has to be initiated by Obama, or by a citizens' group to make a huge example of one of the main instigators of right-wing terror. They have the RICO Act, the Patriot Acts, the FCC regulations the "Riot Act" and the campaign finance laws. They don't need any new laws. They do need political will.
The thing is, the very same media outlets control, manipulate and distort perceptions of public opinion to the point where the Democrats don't seem to realize that they are in the majority, and that most of us are sick of Savage and his ilk, and want to know why they haven't been shut down. We have to find a way to break through the Blue Dog & Clinton-Bush appointee wall of silence, and demand that Obama do something, while he still can.
He's never going to make friends with these nutjobs. And why should he? They're only 5 or 10% of the electorate, at most. The other 90% are tired of their incitements to violence, fighting words and crying fire in a crowded theater. We need to make the FCC, FEC, FBI and Homeland Security stop them now, before we have a Kristallnacht or a Reichstag Fire. Or worse. That's what we're headed for, if we don't do something about it. How far would an extreme left-wing nutjob get with these kinds of threats and incitements to violence? How many doctors and nurses have to die before these terrorist Republican mullahs have their electronic madrassah's shut down?
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
"Savage threatens to post photos, 'pertinent information' of his critics"
' Here's the quote: I am calling upon all people in the media who have been harassed by this Stalinist group, Media Matters, to join forces and publish the names of the people in Media Matters and put their pictures up on their Web sites. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. In the next few weeks you can expect me on michaelsavage.com to give you full pictures and other pertinent information about the individuals who are conducting a campaign against Michael Savage and other conservatives in the media. Let's see how they like it. But isn't it interesting that this staunch defender of the First Amendment is trying to bully other people from their lawful exercise of that right? I guess he supports free speech as long as it's speech with which he agrees. What's also interesting to me is the "other pertinent information" part. What information could that be? Their favorite color? How about address, where they work, that sort of thing? You know, the type of information that would be needed by someone if they were, say, stalking a person? So, Savage, go ahead and post that information. But you'd better drop on your knobby knees and pray that none of your mouth-breathing followers gets it in their head to "avenge" the "wrongs" done to you by your "enemies." Or do you like the way you look in stripes? '.
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