Friday, July 20, 2007

What Conservatives Say When They Think We Aren't Listening

Over the week, I am asked nine times - I counted - when I am fleeing Europe's encroaching Muslim population for the safety of the United States of America.

My friend (and co-conspirator in thought crime) Andrew sent me a link to an amazing article from Independent reporter Johann Hari. Johann goes on a National Review cruise to find out what conservatives talk about "when they think we aren't listening."

It's an excellent article, although Johann's perspective is a little skewed, because American talk radio doesn't make it to Britain. The fact is, conservatives do say this stuff publicly -- you hear it every day from people like Michael Savage and Glenn Beck. This "they said it, I didn't" cover lets Republican politicians benefit from racist and xenophobic sentiments without having to take responsibility for espousing those views themselves.

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