Sensationalist Douchebag Serious Fox News Journalist w/ Integrity)
It has only been a few weeks since the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and of course Fox News has fucked this up just like they fuck everything up. This week, Geraldo Rivera defended the actions of the murderer by placing responsibility of Trayvon’s death on Trayvon himself. On the news parody show, Fox and Fucksticks, the pornstache corporate mouthpiece blames Trayvon’s death on his sweatshirt. He says, “… I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”
Despite the absurd notion that a boy had to die because of clothing, Geraldo’s comments stem from a deeper problem, a cancer in our culture. It’s the mouth cancer of hate speech that’s not only tolerated by the right-wing, it’s actually encouraged. If you’ve watched any of the GOP clown show debates, you’ve heard the crowd cheer for the candidates when they speak of death, intolerance, and poverty. You may have also seen the hilarious, knee-slapping, cleverest-wordplay-ever, bumper sticker campaign “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012.” Or maybe you tuned into the Super Bowl to see Pete Hoekstra’s ad that uses an American woman doing her best “Ching Chong Chinaman” accent and perpetuating the “Yellow Peril” myth that politicians have used to scare voters into polling booths for over 100 years.
There is no better example of this human thought-bile than the modern-day “conservative” shouting head. From a distance, these animals resemble upright, walking, Homo-Sapiens. That is, until you have the misfortune of hearing their excretory rhetoric. They’re not human, but they’re also not the product of human de-evolution. They are worse. They are the incarnation of an oncovirus that attacks the brain and nervous system of America. Their product is cancer, lesions, and death.
And they are paid millions of dollars.
Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Coulter, and the rest, all maniacally scream on spit drenched microphones daily to the tune of raking cash. They say homosexuals will destroy the sanctity of marriage and brainwash our kids. They say women who engage in premarital sex are sluts and whores. Protestors should be shot. Other nations are to be bombed and converted to Christianity by force. The poor deserve to be poor. The poor deserve to pay more taxes. The poor should be drug tested, hounded, made to feel shame and humiliation for their station in life at every opportunity. Border crossers should be shot, electrocuted, and hunted by flying terror drones. They say these ridiculous things that blathering idiotic children wouldn’t dare to say and they’re paid handsomely for it. Why? Because there’s an audience that gobbles up their word-diarrhea by the spoonful. The exact same Republican donkey-show crowd that boos a soldier because he’s gay is the reason these morons have a timeslot, a book deal, and a speaking tour.
Let’s look at some of the comments on that video where Geraldo mouth-shits his inanity:
“Not as much as you do for pretending you don’t agree with him. TELL me you don’t cross to the other side of the street when you see a group of black kids walking toward you wearing hoodies. Fucking hypocrite.”
“Hate him on principle but you all know he is being sensible and speaks the truth……”
“No, no-one should be raped or hurt or killed. When someone is dressed as a priest we expect them to be a man of god. If someone is presenting themselves as a gangster then they will be perceived as one.
I don’t know what this kid was wearing at the time but ‘hood up’ suggests you want anonymity. ‘Hood up’ is synonymous with crime culture, not all hoodie wearers are criminals but most criminals wear hoodies. I think he’s got a fair point.”
These comments are indicative of the whole cycle: broadcast-to-audience, audience-to-society. The cable news industry, politicians, and especially the right-wing of these two institutions are more focused on eliciting emotional reaction rather than disseminating information and discussing reasonable policy. They feed people’s fears and bigotries to pump ratings and drag in advertising and campaign dollars. And those people in their audience propagate the lies, misrepresentations, and foul vitriol like ripples through a pond. The cost, the real cost that we’re all paying, is the perpetuation of intolerance, hatred, and prejudice in the America we all share.