Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tea Baggers Love America More Than Nazis and Mexicans

Three headlines came together in my newsfeed this morning to bring you the above ridiculous blog post title.

I didn't check the exact dates and times, but almost as if trying to form a perfect trifecta of ignorance, fate brought us these three impossible statements from radio hosts across two different media outlets - Twitter and The Wall Street Journal.

Here's what has been published in the last couple of days:

Rush Limbaugh
An article released this morning on HipHopWired, titled "Rush Limbaugh Says Tea Partiers Love America More Than Obama, Clinton", bashes Limbaugh's recent editorial in The Wall Street Journal. To be fair to Rush, I'm not sure the article title is a reflection of his exact words, but HipHopWired writer Danielle Canada makes her case here.

The Toucher
Fred Toettcher, known as the "Toucher" on 98.5 The Sports Hub, typed a tweet on Twitter during NFL draft night that got people talking, and got The Toucher apologizing - hoping to save his job. "What did he tweet that taused tow much twubble?" (asked Elmer Fudd). According to USA Today, the Toucher tweeted this about draftee Tim Tebow and his entourage:
"It looked like some kind of Nazi rally...so lily-white is what I'm trying to say. Yeah, Stepford Wives."
Mike Bacsik
Mike Bacsik's former claim to fame was pitching to Barry Bonds as Bonds hit his record-breaking 756th career home run. Now the KTCK (Ticket 1310) talk-show host can add to his infamy, as he has served up a one-two punch of media misspeak on Twitter that is likely to send him off the air for a long time.

When the Spurs beat the Mavs, Bacsik tweeted "Congrats to all the dirty mexicans in San Antonio."

But that wasn't enough, according to David Flores on Kens5.com. A morbid threat was muttered in yet another tweet on the same night with this mini-rant: "If I get cancer and I’m going to die I will blow NBA office."

I don't know about you, but I've got questions.

What does all this mean? Why is all this hate in the air? Is it the economy, or is it just plain old people being stupid? (reference)
As if a live mic wasn't risky enough, how many DJs will continue to make statements on Twitter, Facebook and the like that could lead to them being off the air?

I'll leave that for you to decide. No hateful comments will be tolerated... please keep it respectable.

1 comment:

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