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

Human Rights

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.

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