Friday, October 10, 2008

One Big, Happy, Psychotic Family

Can't any wingnut condemn Gordon Liddy? Of course not. Isn't that right, Senator McCain?

Anyway, the following is from Eric Alterman's What Liberal Media?:

Every single one [of the most popular radio talk-show hosts] is a movement conservative with politics located at the extreme far-right end of the political spectrum. So far to the right is the general pack of talk-show hosts that, early in the Clinton Administration, G. Gordon Liddy felt empowered to instruct listeners on the best way to assassinate U.S. government officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms without receiving much in the way of censure from this community. (His exact words were "Head shots. Head shots.") Once, during a joint C-Span appearance with a right-wing talk-show host and activist, Paul Weyrich, I challenged him to condemn Liddy's statement and he refused, as he put it, to "criticize a brother talk-show host," even for advocating the murder of U.S. government officials.