tonight, i'm going to draw your attention to this from fair "ACTION ALERT:Did MSNBC Know Liddy's History? Host Once Advocated Killing Government Agents."
from fair's action alert:
In an April 27 debate about extreme talk radio rhetoric, MSNBC's Scarborough Country turned to an unusual guest: right-wing talker G.Gordon Liddy, who ten years ago called for the killing of federal agents.
The purpose of the MSNBC segment was to discuss a skit from Air America's Randi Rhodes Show (4/25/05). The pre-recorded segment, about an "AmericanAssociation of Armed Retired People," included the sound of gunfire as the "answer" to Bush's Social Security plans. Both Rhodes and Air America quickly apologized for the skit. "Our normal vetting process failed....and we regret it," Air America president of programming Jon Sinton told the New York Post (2/28/05).
On MSNBC, host Joe Scarborough turned to Liddy for his response to this incident, asking: "G. Gordon Liddy, are conservatives guilty of similar hate speech on their shows?"
Liddy's response: "Well, if they are, I certainly haven't heard of it."
That would mean that Liddy has not listened to his own program. On August26, 1994, Liddy told his radio listeners: "Now if the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco and Firearms comes to disarm you and they are bearing arms, resist them with arms. Go for a head shot; they're going to be wearing bulletproof vests."
Liddy's advice that day was explicit: "They've got a big target on there, ATF. Don't shoot at that, because they've got a vest on underneath that. Head shots, head shots.... Kill the sons of bitches."
also from fair, i want to steer you to norman solomon's "Beyond the Media Coverage of Marla Ruzicka:"
This spring, before and after her death, Ruzicka's work was instrumental in exposing the fact that -- contrary to Washington's longtime claims -- the U.S. military has been quietly documenting many of the Iraqi civilian deaths caused by the Pentagon's forces. Is the emergence of this information a step in the right direction? Yes. But at the same time, media spin promotes the illusion that the U.S. war effort in Iraq is becoming evermore compassionate and life-affirming. Such story lines are good public relations for a massive U.S. military operation that continues to injure and kill more Iraqi people.
for those who read the round-robin, i can tell you that the new addition to the common ills that's been discussed there are impressive. i don't know when they'll go up. c.i. was pretty tired while i was going over how to use a software program. and with the heads up to a possible lack of 'around the globe' posts, i wouldn't be surprised if c.i. just ends up playing with the software tonight for a few hours to test it out. i do think that software will do what's needed.
i've seen two of things spoken of in the round-robin and i will say, i'm very, very excited. i think i'm only the third to see them, the member responsible, c.i. and myself.
if the software doesn't work, i'm sure the uk computer gurus will know what's needed. but since i've used it here, i think it should work. i thought it was exciting before tonight but now i'm really excited.
once it goes up (which will be at some point in the next 7 days), i'll have some comments from that member but i think third estate sunday review has already asked for (and been promised) an interview. so i'll be doing something on a smaller scale. i'd like to have something ready for when it is up.
i hope everyone's had a great weekend and that they've all checked out the third estate sunday review. i'll highlight some articles from there throughout the week.