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Rep. Israel Blasts Right-Wing Radio Hosts Over Lies About the Current Flu Outbreak
israel.house.gov ^ | 4-30-09 | steve israel

Posted on 04/30/2009 5:06:31 PM PDT by dynachrome

Michael Savage, Jay Severin, Neal Boortz spread dangerous lies about the flu outbreak, fueling discrimination and hate

Washington, DC – On Thursday, Rep. Steve Israel (D – New York) released the following statement blasting conservative radio hosts for spreading lies about the H1N1 flu virus outbreak. Michael Savage, Jay Severin and Neal Boortz, among others, have blamed immigrants for the spread of the virus in the United States.

Rep. Israel’s statement:

The last thing our country needs is radio hosts spreading dangerous misinformation about the flu outbreak. But that’s exactly what we’re getting thanks to people like Michael Savage, Jay Severin and Neal Boortz. These right-wing demagogues are targeting America’s immigrant community and trying to turn a possible pandemic into politics.

This is simply deplorable and seriously dangerous.

A few days ago on his show, Michael Savage said, “Make no mistake about it: Illegal aliens are the carriers of the new strain of human-swine avian flu from Mexico.” That is nothing more than fear-mongering and race-baiting in search of ratings. This is exactly the type of rhetoric that fuels discrimination and violence, and those violent acts are why last night the House voted to pass the Hate Crimes Bill. Apparently that wasn’t enough of a signal to these guys that they’ve lost and tolerance and unity have won, but we’ll keep fighting.

We can’t afford to make this serious health emergency into a conservative radio circus. Americans need to stay calm and informed by listening to their doctors and our public health officials. And I’m asking Michael Savage, Jay Severin, Neal Boortz, and anyone who would repeat their arguments to stop now. Stop spreading these lies and work with us to keep Americans healthy and safe.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dhimmicrat; flu; influenza; steveisrael; talkradio
Call the Waaaaaaaaaaaah-bulance!

dhimmicrat wets his panties

1 posted on 04/30/2009 5:06:33 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: 09Patriot; BellStar; b4its2late; Blue Turtle; BootsOfEscaping; Brad's Gramma; ├čudda├čudd; ...

Savage, Severin and Boortz cause dem-o-rat congress scum to to crap his diapers.


2 posted on 04/30/2009 5:09:19 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: Smokin' Joe

flu virus ping


3 posted on 04/30/2009 5:11:33 PM PDT by DvdMom
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To: dynachrome

And how does he know that it is not true? Does Israel have factual data? Or is this just more deadly political correctness?


4 posted on 04/30/2009 5:12:43 PM PDT by mulligan (A)
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To: dynachrome
I didn't realize that this rep.Israel had constituents in Mexico.If Not what the hell is he complaining about.

The Flue began in Mexico and the Death rate from it is higher in Mexico.I guess he doesn't like hearing facts.

5 posted on 04/30/2009 5:13:20 PM PDT by puppypusher (The world is going to the dogs.)
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To: dynachrome
A phony gets upset who cares?
6 posted on 04/30/2009 5:13:22 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: dynachrome

IOW, immigration legal or else is not to be obstructed.


7 posted on 04/30/2009 5:14:41 PM PDT by Radix (We seek Liberty......They give us Debt.)
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To: dynachrome
You sniveling little Northeast prick. You got busted creating a pandemic out of politics, and you don't have the cojones to handle getting called out for it.


8 posted on 04/30/2009 5:15:33 PM PDT by Viking2002 (This tagline for rent.)
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To: Cheetahcat

Hate speech crime. Fairness in broadcasting laws.
Gotta stop these evil radio types from mis-leading the sheeple.


9 posted on 04/30/2009 5:15:58 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: dynachrome
Right, Israel, the strain mutates into existence in poor rural Mexico, where citizens almost exclusively use surface travel, then first shows up in the US in Texas and San Diego CA, just across the Mexican border, and the unenforced border is not the problem.

Go sell your snake oil somewhere else.

10 posted on 04/30/2009 5:17:32 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (It's obvious from Nancy Pelosi's appearance that she tortures people every day.)
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To: dynachrome

I’m not surprised. He’s a democrat, he has no common sense.


11 posted on 04/30/2009 5:25:40 PM PDT by benjibrowder (I keep praying for hope and change, but I open my eyes and Obama is still President.)
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To: dynachrome

Why doesn’t Rep. Steve Israel (D – New York) tell us where the flu victims caught the virus?


12 posted on 04/30/2009 5:25:44 PM PDT by donna (Air Force One: WHO WAS ON THE PLANE?)
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To: dynachrome

at first I was torn because I thought it was the COUNTRY of Israel....then I realized it was just another p.o.s. whining democrat P***y. Hey Rep. Israel..if you were on fire, I would piss next to you...just ta tease you a little bit before you burned to death ;) You like apples?


13 posted on 04/30/2009 5:42:25 PM PDT by wheresmycheckbarry?
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To: dynachrome

Rep Isreal, like all liberals, apparently believes he’s entitled to his own facts.


14 posted on 04/30/2009 5:45:57 PM PDT by skeeter (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you. Then you win - Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: dynachrome

” This is exactly the type of rhetoric that fuels discrimination and violence, and those violent acts are why last night the House voted to pass the Hate Crimes Bill.”

I thought the Democrats passed the gay ,transgender and cross dressers protection act , was unaware that it covered illegals.
Israel, an obvious Democrat brainiac, apparently doesn’t understand that Mexico is the common denominator.
If the flu originated in some red state stronghold like Utah-do you think the Democrats would refrain from calling it the Mormon flu ??
And blaming Republicans ?


15 posted on 04/30/2009 5:45:59 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: dynachrome
Washington, DC – On Thursday, Rep. Steve Israel (D – New York) released the following statement blasting conservative radio hosts for spreading lies about the H1N1 flu virus outbreak. Michael Savage, Jay Severin and Neal Boortz, among others, have blamed immigrants for the spread of the virus in the United States.

I know that Steve Israel has a disordered mind. I would hope that he would have supported his assertion with facts. It is true that a few US citizens brought the flu to the USA after having vacationed in Mexico. Is it not true that our borders are unprotected from the inflow of illegal aliens; some of these illegals are carrying the swine flue? Is this not a very large number?

The Marxists are getting more and more bold in their attempt to stifle free speech. This is one of several alarming developments by our Marxist administration. Look for more until are airwaves have nothing but pubic supported socialist radio stations.

16 posted on 04/30/2009 5:57:36 PM PDT by olezip
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To: dynachrome
Talk radio host Severin got suspended for his remarks about illegal Mexicans and Swine flu.
17 posted on 04/30/2009 6:06:00 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: dynachrome
A few days ago on his show, Michael Savage said, “Make no mistake about it: Illegal aliens are the carriers of the new strain of human-swine avian flu from Mexico.” That is nothing more than fear-mongering and race-baiting in search of ratings.

I am so tired of liberal politicians and spokespeople who make flat assertions without offering a single reference or datapoint to back up their claim. If Israel has any data to refute the very reasonable idea that hordes of unchecked illegal immigrants entering our borders during declared pandemics do not facilitate the spread of foreign-borne contagious diseases, let him show it. Otherwise, he us just spreading raw hatred of ideas that he doesn't like.

This is exactly the type of rhetoric that fuels discrimination and violence, and those violent acts are why last night the House voted to pass the Hate Crimes Bill. Apparently that wasn’t enough of a signal to these guys that they’ve lost and tolerance and unity have won, but we’ll keep fighting.

Liberal intolerance and hypocrisy on display. They don't like what's being said, make it illegal. First Amendment? Only for liberals, it seems.

18 posted on 04/30/2009 6:08:32 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: dynachrome

That would explain where the complaints about Jay Severin came from. This Israel guy is being fed this information from some source.


19 posted on 04/30/2009 6:15:50 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: dynachrome
Immigrants?

He's an idiot. No one is talking about immigrants. They're talking about criminal invaders, illegal aliens.

Just another lying RAT torturing and abusing the language.

20 posted on 04/30/2009 6:16:03 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: dynachrome
“Hate speech crime. Fairness in broadcasting laws.
Gotta stop these evil radio types from mis-leading the sheeple”

LMAO and Ole Zero here leads the pack in preaching hate and Lies.

21 posted on 04/30/2009 7:43:44 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: puppypusher

Here is his bio, nothing in his back ground to suggest he knows anything about this flu or influenza. So Steve stick with what you know something about. And “ I didn’t realize that this rep. Israel had constituents in Mexico.” No but he has constituents “ from “ Mexico, so that’s why his panties are in a wad.
Congressman Steve Israel represents New York’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes the Long Island towns of Huntington, Babylon, Islip, Smithtown and Oyster Bay. Israel serves on the House Appropriations Committee - one of the most powerful committees in Congress; and previously served on the House Armed Services Committee and Financial Services Committee. He is considered a legislative leader : Renewable energy and climate change, Middle class economic growth, Middle East security, religious freedom and human rights, Defense and national security


22 posted on 04/30/2009 9:44:38 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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Ping (Thanks, DvdMom!)


23 posted on 04/30/2009 9:50:05 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Cheetahcat
“Hate speech crime. Fairness in broadcasting laws. Gotta stop these evil radio types from mis-leading the sheeple”

Now, now, read what he said:

"The last thing our country needs is radio hosts spreading dangerous misinformation about the flu outbreak."

It is apparent he wants all the dangerous misinformation spread by the usual suspects on TV, replete with lurid graphics for those who do not hablar Ingles, not anyone from the right on radio.

24 posted on 04/30/2009 10:54:17 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
"“The last thing our country needs is radio hosts spreading dangerous misinformation about the flu outbreak.”

It is apparent he wants all the dangerous misinformation spread by the usual suspects on TV, replete with lurid graphics for those who do not hablar Ingles, not anyone from the right on radio.

" OK but where does it stop?? Also the lies Zero and company have propagated how about those?

25 posted on 05/01/2009 6:58:41 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: dynachrome

These bad people committed truth.


26 posted on 05/01/2009 2:58:42 PM PDT by TBP
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To: SpaceBar; fishtank

Live Savage. Rep. Israel cowardice.


27 posted on 05/01/2009 3:08:41 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: Cheetahcat
OK but where does it stop?? Also the lies Zero and company have propagated how about those?

It stops when people start using critical thinking.

Unfortunately, about half of the population suspended any such activity along those lines they may have had some time early last year.

28 posted on 05/02/2009 12:33:13 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“Unfortunately, about half of the population suspended any such activity along those lines they may have had some time early last year.”

You are very right on that!


29 posted on 05/02/2009 1:35:56 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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