The Rise Of The Eliminationists07/09/09 Rob Lorei
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Welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Political discussion on talk radio, in some churches and on television has become increasingly harsh and divisive in recent years. In a moment weâ€™ll talk with the author of the new book who says that the radical talk has reached a point where one faction is calling for the elimination of the other faction.
In recent months weâ€™ve seen a variety of murders by right wing radicals against an abortion doctor, members of a Unitarian Church, and a guard at the US Holocaust Museum. Muslim mosques have been targeted for vandalism and the Presidentâ€™s policies and even his background described as un-American. Our guest today has written a new book about the increasingly harsh nature of political discourse in the US - especially by those on the political right. Our guest is Dave Niewert who is the managing editor of the blog Crooks and Liars. His book is â€œTHE ELIMINATIONISTS: How Hate Talk Radicalized The American Right.â€ (Polipoint Press)