After the tragedy in Tuscon, it is apparent that rhetoric in the media is part of the problem.
I won’t just pick on Rush Limbaugh. I mean, he’s the biggest (size-wise as well ZING) and most obvious talk show host that’s involved. He’s said some pretty stupid things and made some retarded theories. There’s plenty of others – on both sides of the aisle – doing the exact same thing. It’s something that’s built up by the environment of hostile politics and extremist viewpoints.
I have no problems with Free Speech. Say what you have to say. Say how you want to say it. On the other hand, when you say something (or say a lot about something) repeatedly in a hateful way about things and people you oppose, take responsibility when people – nutcases in particular – are motivated by your speech to do bad things to those things and people you oppose.
I know that Rush Limbaugh and his kind are doing this for the ratings and the money. I know that they enjoy riling people up (like Internet trolls do) because that feeds an atmosphere to get more listeners to make more money and popularity. I’m sure that half the stuff Rush Limbaugh and other shockjockies say aren’t things they really believe in. They look for things that cajole people to listen, whether it’s true or not. Hyocrites making cash, for short.
The problem Rush Limbaugh and his kind have is that they refuse to acknowledge their role in violent outbursts and partisan politics. Rush Limbaugh is a particularly defiant
fatty host, since he’s going on and on in a paranoid notion that it’s a conspiracy of the liberal media and Democrats that he’s a target of harsh criticism.
Look, whether you are directly involved or not isn’t the issue. The fact that you indirectly contribute to the hostile atmosphere of politics is the issue. And if you chose to keep pawning responsibility off on other people, you’re just a
fat loser ignorant person. I wish he’d just shut his mouth for a few days and think about these things. Someday, someone is going to be motivated by his hateful speech and knock him off.
Although I hope Rush just dies of being an old hateful fatty. Honestly. And soon.