The latest in a long line of racial slurs to come out of Tammy Bruce’s pie hole is the assertion that the Obamas are “trash” living in the white house. This is not her first offense and she has been repeatedly fired for spewing this stuff. The pertinent questions are: Why and How does she get back on the air and who is responsible.
Tammy Bruce clearly has lots of anger that reaches more deeply than her revulsion at living in a homophobic society and supporting a homophobic Republican Party. Her need to belong is reflective of the deep seated need of many homosexuals (and any body else in this society who is “the other,”– blacks, the poor, the disabled, etc–. I might add) to find some sense of belonging in a hostile society. It appears that most of these right wing bloviators and demagogues are all somehow different. They all appear to be psychologically unhinged and remind one of the old saw from college days. Psychology and Psychiatry are not medicine; they are diseases in search of a cure. So too the hate mongers are bent or diseased and are searching for some sort of cure by spewing hatred against all those who they view as somehow “different.” They choose to deride and defame those they view as powerless and defenseless as a means of currying favor with the powerful and so collect their paychecks in the service of truly vile ideologues.
I believe the conservatism of this crowd of harpies is born of self revulsion and self hate. Note that none of these people have ever done a day’s honest labor and most, no doubt, do not have the practical wisdom to get in out of a shower of shit. In short these folks are ill equipped to do anything except spew hatred. For this they are paid by the large corporations who have been allowed to buy up licenses and close off the public airways to intelligent discussion of ideas.
If I were Barack Obama, no half witted mentally deficient blowhard would be allowed access to the public airwaves to spew hatred at my family. His stewardship should extend to protecting his family and the American people from this kind of radioactive, racial invective. Those who hold broadcasting licenses would be placed on notice that the day of this sort of garbage is over. When the FCC was manned by decent folks who represented the American Public, stations waved goodbye to their licenses when they acted in such an irresponsible manner. As for the return of the Fairness Doctrine impacting the quality of journalism or freedom of speech, I would merely point out that in the heyday of Edward R. Murrow’s career at CBS the Fairness Doctrine was in full flower and it was Joe McCarthy’s exercise of his right of reply that gave the American public its first full frontal view of this demagogue.
Stations are licensed to operate in the public interest convenience and necessity. The garbage spewed by Tammy Bruce, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, O’Reilly, etc, etc is not in the public interest, not for the public convenience and it damned sure ain’t necessary. We’ve had thirty years of right wing cant and see where it has gotten us. The economy is, along with these piles of dooky, right in the shitter and we are mired in two wars which are clearly unwinnable and which threaten to explode into regional conflicts at any moment, and the government is either so completely corrupt that it cannot act to clean up the financial sector or is completely paralyzed by fear. Enough already! The FCC should reinstate the Fairness Doctrine and put a WWF Smack Down two or three dozen of these mewling, puking hate radio and television outfits
Never Vote for an Incumbent
Monday March 30, 2009