Bill Moyers: Rage on the Radio, the Shock Jocks Rory O'Connor Has Warned Us About


Friday's episode of Bill Moyers Journal examined the violent damage caused by the vitriolic rhetoric of shock jocks, conservative radio talkers like Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Michael Savage.  Correspondent Rick Karr interviewed Rory O'Connor, author of Shock Jocks: Hate Speech and Talk Radio.  They focused on how right-wing hate speech has fueled the imigration debate in our country, and, more recently, how it directly contributed to the tragic shooting at the Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Watch Moyers' interview with O' Connor here:

And Rory O'Connor's book is available at AlterNet Books.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by