UPDATE: Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Sean Hannity read Bozell's statement on the air on August 6th. The audio can be found here.
Liberal Democrats have launched a war of outrageous hate speech directed at Americans who haved dared to express opposition to Obama's health care "reform."
First, the Democratic National Committee launched a Web video charging "desperate Republicans and their well-funded allies" with "organizing angry mobs" to "destroy President Obama." Then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused town hall protestors of "carrying swastikas."
In response this morning, MRC President Brent Bozell called on the mainstream media "to report on this hate speech, who is behind it and how vicious it has become."
Mr. Bozell's full August 5 statement is printed below:
Liberals are not only grasping at the straws of desperation to protect this radical government takeover, they have crossed into unabashed hate speech. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have never said anything like this. Yet they are accused of hate speech. To put it another way, if Limbaugh and Hannity are guilty of hate speech, how much worse are these liberals?
The third in line to the Presidency just characterized Americans exercising their First Amendment rights as Nazis. Imagine if the Bush White House had launched the same attacks against Iraq War demonstrators. They would have chastised, lambasted and made a target of destruction by every national media outlet.
The media have a responsibility to report on this hate speech, who is behind it and how vicious it has become.