Liberal radio talker and former "Crossfire" co-host Bill Press prides himself on civility. Provided you agree with him.
If you don't, he might wish aloud over the airwaves for your untimely demise.
Brian Maloney over at The Radio Equalizer caught Press doing just that during a recent broadcast (audio clip after page break) --
PRESS: With all these talks, the Republican spin continues. Here is John Boehner yesterday --
BOEHNER: If we're going to avoid default and prevent a downgrade of our credit rating, if we're going to create jobs and jump-start the economy, I think (Obama) needs to step up and work with us on the spending cuts and reforms that the American people are demanding.
PRESS (pausing for effect): You know, it's a wonder lightning just doesn't strike people dead on the spot when they say stuff like that. (followed by lightning sound effect)
Yes, it's almost as if the Almighty believes in letting people have their say. Unlike, to cite an obvious example, Bill Press.
In case you missed it, the title of Press's most recent book -- "Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America's Airwaves."