Wednesday, April 29, 2009

craven swine on swine flu

HuffPo's Bonnie Fuller calls out media right-wingers who are suddenly and simultaneously using the swine flu as an excuse to promote their hideously racist theories. Read her piece here.

You have to wonder whether these guys came up with this nonsense on their own -- or if they are echoing right-wing talking points courtesy of email blasts. What we can only hope is that their ridiculous racist rants do not go viral.

Sick and twisted that at a time when real journalists are hanging on to their jobs by a thread, these right wing bloviators -- whose job is to do nothing but spin -- are thriving. Even more disturbing is the fact that the junk these nutbags spew is considered news by a sizable percentage of the population. bk


Jack said...

Prof. Kelley,
This has nothing to do with your swine flu post (sorry), but I know that you have taken an interest in the struggles of newspapers, and this guy (Mark Cuban, internet mogul and the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, if you are interested) has a lot of interesting (and economically viable) ideas for the future of the industry.
Hope you enjoy it, I'll see you in class.

Jackson Morgus

matt said...

Glenn Beck and Michael Savage pose a greater risk to our country than swine flu.