Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Radio hate-mongering partly to blame in Ariz.

The following letter was published on January, 11, 2011 by
The Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

When I think of the 22-year-old shooter in Tucson, Ariz., I think of the influences that may have driven him to such a cowardly, heinous crime.

How many other young and old unstable minds are listening to the likes of hard-core conservative radio talk show hosts and other parts of the media that are giving people the impression that their government has been taken over by a man with a fake birth certificate? In my opinion, Sarah Palin, the group that follows her, and many politicians certainly have a large share in peddling anger that may have contributed to the tragedy in Tucson.

The proof in the pudding is in the new numbers on one side of Congress and the Senate.