Attempted Assasination Leads to Political Debate

The attempt on the Life of a U.S. Congresswoman has led to an ongoing, sometimes harsh debate. Many are already saying that the attempted assassination of Rep. Giffords had nothing to do with the harsh and often intimidating conduct of Right leaning Radio Talk Show hosts who often exaggerate situations and events, as well as legislation that has been proposed, turning it into a frenzy event that all but grows out of control. The scare tactics are designed to gain support for Conservative Republican causes. By exaggerating the issues they scare people into voting Republican. The same tactics are used by Democrats. It is this media behavior that is being argued about.

No one in their right mind is going to accuse the Republicans, or Rush Lembaugh, Shaun Hanady, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Riley and others for this attempted assassination. Everyone is aware now that this guy was a lone nut case. This is no longer the issue. At issue is the behavior of the Conservative Right, and their tactics used to gain support for their cause. They have created a politically charged atmosphere that encourages violent discussion, directed at the individual rather than the position. If they disagree with the listener they attack his character, referring to him as Communist, Liberal, or progressive. They have brought about a perception that they are right – You are wrong – That’s it –  Case closed.

There is no argument, they dominate the airwaves. They are in fact though entertainers. They are not political professors, politicians or consultants. Their job is to make money, and sell their hosts product. This concept works.  It is their money tree.

This is why they strike so hard when we dare question their tactics or integrity. if they are truly exposed, they lose listeners. If they lose their audience, they lose money. If they lose the money, they lose advertisers, and would eventually lose their job. They know this and this is why Rush very craftily puts together his talking points. He must spend his time justifying the cause. The cause is what made him rich. In short my friends, it is a money game. He can care less about the results of his program. How many listeners? How much did we sell? Did we gain or lose. That’s all, nothing else.

At issue is though the harsh, political, irrational, scare tactics used to gain a listening audience. From that audience could come One Lone Nut.

That’s my view point………..What do you think? …….. I look forward to hearing your comments as well.   Until then………

Have a great day and as usual………. God Bless America.


I am 62 years old. I've been blogging for several years. I am into History and Politics as well as currant events. The latter being the main issues covered on these pages. I was a Community Advocate for twenty years, and a volunteer aide in a State Representatives Office in my home state of Michigan. While I have basically ceased these activities, I still watch the world around me closely and report on it as much as I can, which I might add is often. I encourage comments on my Blogs. I only ask that we keep our opinions clean and without insults threats or intimidation. I hope you take time to read The Horton Journal, and look forward to your comments.
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