Into the swamp of hate radio

Blog ››› ››› ERIC BOEHLERT

Last week Media Matters detailed how, beyond the marquee names of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, right-wing talkers across the AM dial wallowed in the some of the nastiest imaginable Barack Obama smears during the campaign. (i.e. Obama "wants to gas the Jews.")

This week, MMA offers more illumination, and it ain't pretty. Among the talkers' favorite targets:

Racial and ethnic minorities, women, gays and lesbians, and the poor...those with HIV/AIDS, people with autism, teachers, other radio hosts, comedians perceived as progressive, Democrats in the House and Senate, and the organizations that document their attacks.

Just last week during a radio interview I was asked what was the biggest difference between liberal AM talk and right-wing AM talk. I think the answer's pretty obvious: hate.

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