Eliminationism: how hate breeds violence

Hate breeds violence. Anyone who listens to the relentless liberal-bashing on rightwing radio and other conservative outlets will quickly realize that the level of vitriol and derision directed at the left will inevitably provoke a few individuals to act out. And they...

The awful power of Rush Limbaugh

There’s no denying that Limbaugh is a major player in American politics, feeding a stream of liberal-bashing propaganda to rapt listeners. Mike Stark describes it this way: Rush Limbaugh is heard by more people on a near-daily basis than any other person in the...

American hate-radio

There’s a lot of discussion about what Dave Weigel calls The Big Bad Muslim Poll: A new national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that nearly one-in-five Americans (18%) now say Obama is a Muslim, up from 11% in March 2009. Only about one-third of adults...