Friday, May 1, 2009

:::conservative radio:::

this is one of the many reasons why i loathe conservative radio --

“No contact anywhere with an illegal alien!” conservative talk show host Michael Savage advised his U.S. listeners this week on how to avoid the swine flu. “And that starts in the restaurants" where he said, you “don’t know if they wipe their behinds with their hands!”

And Thursday, Boston talk radio host Jay Severin was suspended after calling Mexican immigrants "criminalians" during a discussion of swine flu and saying that emergency rooms had become "essentially condos for Mexicans."


go here for the full story.

i am more than willing to discuss the dynamics of a pandemic, precautionary measures, and even the burden that illegal aliens have on the healthcare system (which i believe is a major problem), but i will never support nor play into ignorant and hurtful speech like this.

7 comments:

Tracy Ngu said...

I saw that too! It makes me sick to hear people talk like that. It's not helping the situation, it's just fostering hate and ignorance. They should be ashamed of themselves.

MBC said...

I hate haters.

Sarah said...

It just seems so much like what happened to the poor Arab-Americans after 9/11. Do you remember how many of them lost their jobs, had their homes vandalized and were attacked all throughout the country? It's the same thing.

Rachel and Jeremy said...

Word. Maybe I'm just jaded, but it seems like the media response to the swine flu (on the left and the right) has been borderline fearmongering. It just contributes to a culture of xenophobia that already seems to run rampant in the U.S.

Sharla said...

Ah, if only rampant xenophobia could be cured with frequent handwashing....

Sarah said...

Keep posting, Sharla. You're funny!

michelle said...

Ew. I loathe conservative radio as well!