Monday, February 04, 2008

Neil Boortz: angry, insane, racist radio host

Pam Spaulding at Pandagon talks about some of the most mind numbing, incredible, unbelievable… horsesh*t from one Neil Boortz, on the January 30 edition of Cox Radio Syndication’s The Neal Boortz Show.

“Edwards’ campaign will end the way it began 13 months ago, with the candidate pitching in to rebuild lives in a city still ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Edwards embraced New Orleans as a glaring symbol of what he described as a Washington that didn’t hear the cries of the downtrodden.” Cries of the downtrodden, my left butt cheek. That wasn’t the cries of the downtrodden; that’s the cries of the useless, the worthless. New Orleans was a welfare city, a city of parasites, a city of people who could not and had no desire to fend for themselves. You have a hurricane descending on them and they sit on their fat asses and wait for somebody else to come rescue them.

…When these Katrina so-called refugees were scattered about the country, it was just a glorified episode of putting out the garbage.

…The primary blame goes on the worthless parasites who lived in New Orleans who you — couldn’t even wipe themselves, let alone get out of the way of the water when that levee broke.

Wow... I mean, I am speechless about how angry, how incapable of any positive human emotion such as sympathy or sorrow, this guy is. Boortz just said that the entire city of New Orleans deserved what it got. All the residents of New Orleans are “garbage”. And, of course, there is nothing racist about his rant at all. This is his way of justifying the incredibly lame and immoral response that the Bush administration gave (or not give) and continues to give (or not give) in the face of the destruction of a major city in the U.S. New Orleans deserved it. Judgement passed, end of story.

Boortz, along with many other uber-conservatives of these days, will do and say anything, no matter how heartless, how cruel, how stupid, just so they can justify their increasingly hysterical positions. They feel the rug being jerked out from underneath their feet on the bully pulpit they have enjoyed for quite some time, and they don’t like it. They react the only way they know how, only with increasing hysterics, as they know it is starting to slip away from them. They realize they are becoming irrelevant.

I know there will always be loons out there who are angry about everything and will blame anyone and everyone for their own misfortune, real or perceived. However, I really have a problem when these whackjobs are given actual “jobs” that pay very large amounts of money which allows them to shout their lunatic ravings over public airways.

What has happened to our country? People like this actually have audiences, made up of real people, who listen to this guy and agree with him. And the rest of the country, except for a small number, just let crap like this slide. This guy gets a pass. Yes, “Freedom of Speech” means just that. However, I question why this guy gets PAID large amounts of money to spew this kind of garbage by a major media outlet. And that goes the same for Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Michael Savage, etc. etc.

Returning to the subject of a destroyed city, I can’t help but wonder why it is that Republicans continue to defend the war in Iraq as a battle against “the terrorists”, such that they will not be able to attack our country or kill any more of our citizens, but apparently, having a major city in the U.S. destroyed by natural causes is somehow O.K. That just blows me away. “Broken levees? Not really our problem. But boy, we better listen in on EVERYONE’S telephone calls, just to make sure they aren’t talking to some terrorist!”

This one goes into the “insane people” category.

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