Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Mediamatters.org's Top Ten Most Outrageous Statements of 2004

Along with the O'Reilly award, I thought I should point out the list of the top ten most outrageous statements of 2004. These statements are just ridiculous. It is actually quite horrifying to me that we live in a society in which some of the most popular and successful pundits get away with saying these things.

Here are just a few gems:

Ann Coulter: "[Senator John] Kerry will improve the economy in the emergency services and body bag industry."

Michael Savage: "When you hear 'human rights,' think gays. ... [T]hink only one thing: someone who wants to rape your son"

Tony Blankley called philanthropist George Soros "a Jew who figured out a way to survive the Holocaust."

Does it really get any worse than this? Anyways, Media Matters.org is a great organization, and I just wanted to point out these two articles to you. You'll often hear one staffer at MediaMatters.org, David Brock, author of The Republican Noise Machine and Blinded By The Right, appear as a regular guest on the Al Franken Show on Air America Radio.