January 05, 2006

Talk Radio

I happened to be in a different radio market this morning, and as is my wont, tuned into talk radio to see how their local hour was different from ours. The talk down here, of course, was focused on the deaths at the Sago mine. The Pittsburgh station had a national show broadcast out of Philadelphia. The host bills himself as someone who leans libertarian, but supports traditional family values.

No, this isn't going where you think it's going.

The regular host is on vacation, so they had a guest host on, talking about detainees and the war on terror.

He said that we should tattoo detainees so they will always be able to be identified.

Sick. Just sick.

And I'm not sure what's worse, that he would knowingly and casually reference one of the practices of the Nazis in the concentration camps, or that he is so ignorant of history and holds such evil in his heart as to talk about tattooing people in camps.


Posted by binky at January 5, 2006 07:53 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Atrocities of War | J. Edgar Hoover | The Ever Shrinking Constitution


History is one of those subjects that isn't taught very much in school anymore. I'm honestly not sure what an average high-school graduate knows about Nazis anymore.

I'm thinking that it's not much.

Posted by: baltar at January 5, 2006 09:08 PM | PERMALINK

This was not a high school kid. This was a talk radio host.

Posted by: binky at January 5, 2006 09:18 PM | PERMALINK

How old?

Posted by: baltar at January 5, 2006 09:36 PM | PERMALINK

I don't know. The regular host has grey hair. And I saw one quote on the internet that said he makes Sean Hannity look mild and reasonable, so...

Posted by: binky at January 5, 2006 09:41 PM | PERMALINK

No, I just meant (given the number of young conservative running around these days), "is he young enough to be an idiot and not have known about Nazis, tattoos, and death camps?"

If he is old enough, then he's an idiot. But, then again, idiocy seems to be a prime qualification to having a right-wing talk show.

Posted by: baltar at January 5, 2006 10:00 PM | PERMALINK

Hey, guess what? More of the same, and this time, it isn't the Glenn Beck show. It's the callers!

It still boggles my mind how that guy (Beck) made the move to mainstream TV.

Posted by: binky at December 2, 2006 05:02 PM | PERMALINK
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