TOP TEN MOST OUTRAGEOUS STATEMENTS OF 2004
Taken directly from: http://mediamatters.org/items/200412230005
Here are Top Ten most outrageous statements we have heard this year from members of media. From anti-Semitic comments and attacks on women, gays, and lesbians to reprehensible acceptance of Abu Ghraib prisoner torture, these statements are acutely representative of conservative hate speech we found in news media:
Rush Limbaugh on Abu Ghraib photos: "I'm talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You ever heard of need to blow some steam off?"
Ann Coulter: "[Senator John] Kerry will improve economy in emergency services and body bag industry."
Tony Blankley called philanthropist George Soros "a Jew who figured out a way to survive Holocaust."
Michael Savage: "When you hear 'human rights,' think gays. ... [T]hink only one thing: someone who wants to rape your son."
Oliver North: "Every terrorist out there is hoping John Kerry is next president of United States." Pat Robertson on gays and lesbians: "[S]elf-absorbed hedonists ... that want to impose their particular sexuality on rest of America."