Skip to comments.Rep. Israel Blasts Right-Wing Radio Hosts Over Lies About the Current Flu Outbreak
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. Israels statement:
The last thing our country needs is radio hosts spreading dangerous misinformation about the flu outbreak. But thats exactly what were getting thanks to people like Michael Savage, Jay Severin and Neal Boortz. These right-wing demagogues are targeting Americas 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 wasnt enough of a signal to these guys that theyve lost and tolerance and unity have won, but well keep fighting.
We cant 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 Im 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.
dhimmicrat wets his panties
Savage, Severin and Boortz cause dem-o-rat congress scum to to crap his diapers.
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And how does he know that it is not true? Does Israel have factual data? Or is this just more deadly political correctness?
The Flue began in Mexico and the Death rate from it is higher in Mexico.I guess he doesn't like hearing facts.
IOW, immigration legal or else is not to be obstructed.
Hate speech crime. Fairness in broadcasting laws.
Gotta stop these evil radio types from mis-leading the sheeple.
Go sell your snake oil somewhere else.
I’m not surprised. He’s a democrat, he has no common sense.
Why doesn’t Rep. Steve Israel (D New York) tell us where the flu victims caught the virus?
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?
Rep Isreal, like all liberals, apparently believes he’s entitled to his own facts.
” 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 ?
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.
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 wasnt enough of a signal to these guys that theyve lost and tolerance and unity have won, but well 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.
That would explain where the complaints about Jay Severin came from. This Israel guy is being fed this information from some source.
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.
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