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Political Hate Speech

David Neiwert, a freelance journalist based in Seattle, writes about political hate speech and it’s negative effects in an interesting essay on his weblog, Orcinus. It’s definitely worth checking out.

Political hate speech:

Talk like this has always been around, of course. But what concerns me is the volume and breadth of it. It’s ranging from everyday encounters and e-mails like this to “best-selling” pundits like Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. And I don’t expect it to improve if the Kerry-vs.-Bush poll numbers maintain their current status. Indeed, listening to right-wing talk radio, I’m beginning to detect a real fear, sometimes bubbling up in little frantic moments. This makes them, in my estimation, very dangerous.
Posted by Anthony at February 21, 2004 1:06 AM