Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Newsmax recently published and article about the double standard in the media when it comes to hate speech. In the article the reporter, along with PTC director Brent Bozell, who I don’t particularly like myself, talk about how the mainstream media go after certain people for the stupid things they say, MSNBC’s firing of Michael Savage for what he said about people with AIDS and Trent Lott and what he said at Sen. Strom Thurman's 100 birthday, while others go unchecked. Two examples Bozell cited were:

Julianne Malveaux, who apparntly has a show on PBS, I’ve never heard of her, stated that she hoped Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas’s wife “feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early, like many other black men do, of heart disease”. While others on her show protested, Ms. Malevaux hasn’t back down from her statement. Saying, “Well, that’s how I feel. He is an absolutely reprehensible person”. PBS has yet to fire, censure, rebuke, criticize or even talk to Ms. Malevaux.

NPR host, Nina Totenberg, made at statement that she wished death on Sen. Jesse Helms and his family after he said AIDS research was overfunded compared to more common life-threatening diseases. To that she added, “if there is retributive justice, he’ll get AIDS form a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it”. Ms. Totenberg was not fired, reprimanded nor did she issue an apology.

I guess hate speech is okay, if it’s spouted by a liberal. If Newt Gingrich were to say that he hoped Hillary Clinton were to die in an automobile accident, imagine what the public outcry would be. Hypocrisy and double standards.

God Bless America