There is a Right Wing audio host, who had a maniacal rant on Friday. I say "audio host" because he broadcasts only on his Right Wing website, not on the radio. He says that he's "ready to take my show to national syndication; that is, of course, if the FCC regulated AM/FM radio stations can handle my truth & honesty."
Yeah, I'm going to guess "no" on that whole "national syndication" thing, though less for the FCC approval than being able to put together a network of stations willing to be associated with a man advocating murder.
I haven't mentioned his name or website, because some people like to rant just to get the attention, and I have not great interest in helping him with that, much as the public ridicule would do his soul good. But among the things he said -- and if there are any little children or impressionable adults nearby, you might want to herd them out of the room -- are, speaking of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton:
I want to shoot her right in the vagina and I don't want her to die right away; I want her to feel the pain and I want to look her in the eyes and I want to say, on behalf of all Americans that you've killed, on behalf of the Navy SEALS, the families of Navy SEAL Team Six who were involved in the fake hunt down of this Obama, Obama bin Laden thing, that whole fake scenario, because these Navy SEALS know the truth, they killed them all. On behalf of all of those people, I'm supporting our troops by saying we need to try, convict, and shoot Hillary Clinton in the vagina.
I can't quite make sense of what he's saying, mind you, though he appears to think that the mission that killed Osama bin Laden didn't actually occur. And it seems, too, like he believes the members of the Navy Seal Team got killed instead. (I guess the families aren't aware of this, because they don't seem to be complaining or have noticed.)
But no, he wasn't done. "Barack Obama needs to be tried, convicted, and shot for crimes against the United States of America. And if anybody has a problem with that, then you are an enemy of our state."
Okay, forgetting for a moment the inhumanity of all this, you know you're dealing with a fevered manic when suggesting a logic that says committing a Constitutional felony makes you an enemy of that Constitution.
But honestly, I have no intention of trying to show how ghastly this all is, or pointing all the illogic, or sickenss behind this, which in endemic of the Radical Far Right. Not that all the Radical Far Right is this far over the edge, just that it's an attitude that has its roots there.
No, rather than express any of the outrage that I'm sure his audio host wants to create, instead I'll do the opposite. I'd simply offer a door to anyone on the Far Right who'd like to defend what the host said, but only if they're willing to put their real name to it. By the way, I don't mean, "defend sort of kind of what he was trying in a way to get across what he probably meant." I mean -- defend what he said, and stand behind it using your real name.
In lieu of that, it would be equally swell to hear if any on the Radical Far Right are willing to publicly distance themselves for statements like this. I believe the phrase they tend to like to use is, "Where's the outrage?!"
In lieu of that, I'd settle for a response from Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the gun manufacturer-owned NRA fringe group.
Oh, and if I was that right-wing audio host, I really wait around for that whole FCC thing. Though you might get a knock on the door by the FBI. So, maybe you'd want to start cleaning up the living room. Not to mention, your life.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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