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Amid swine flu outbreak, racism goes viral- Anti-immigrant hatred spreads on talk radio, web..
MSLGBT ^ | 5/1/09 | Brian ALexander

Posted on 05/01/2009 11:12:41 AM PDT by pissant

“No contact anywhere with an illegal alien!” conservative talk show host Michael Savage advised his U.S. listeners this week on how to avoid the swine flu. “And that starts in the restaurants" where he said, you “don’t know if they wipe their behinds with their hands!”

And Thursday, Boston talk radio host Jay Severin was suspended after calling Mexican immigrants "criminalians" during a discussion of swine flu and saying that emergency rooms had become "essentially condos for Mexicans."

That’s tepid compared to some of the xenophobic reactions spreading like an emerging virus across the Internet. “This disgusting blight is because MEXICANS ARE PIGS!” an anonymous poster ranted on the “prison planet” forum, part of radio host and columnist Alex Jones’ Web site.

There is even talk of conspiracy. Savage speculated that terrorists are using Mexican immigrants as walking germ warfare weapons. “It would be easy,” he said, “to bring an altered virus into Mexico, put it in the general population, and have them march across the border.”

As about 130 cases of H1N1 virus, known as swine flu, have been confirmed across the United States, from San Diego to New York City, the growing public health concern has also exposed fear and hate.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; larrysinclairslover; mexico; michaelsavage; obama; savage; swineflu; thatsracist
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They suspended Severing for telling the truth??????
1 posted on 05/01/2009 11:12:42 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Yep. So much for the 1st Ammendment. The leftists have made political correctness above all else.


2 posted on 05/01/2009 11:14:02 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: pissant

Down with Miss Piggy and her infected minions.


3 posted on 05/01/2009 11:15:10 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart.........2012--can't come soon enough.)
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To: pissant
Michael Savage is always available to offer something to the media to make the Right look like raving idiots.

Can't stand that guy.

4 posted on 05/01/2009 11:16:17 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: pissant

Savage may be right,


5 posted on 05/01/2009 11:16:49 AM PDT by babygene (It seems that stupidity is the most abundant element in the universe)
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To: pissant

We’re just trying to draw peoples’ focus AWAY from all the CIA hatred being spewed on the alphabet networks, CNN and PMSNBC.


6 posted on 05/01/2009 11:16:52 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! We're going "Back to the Stone Age!")
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To: pissant

what’s funny is Michael Weiner aka Savage is a scientist and he knows full frickin well how viruses/diseases spread. This has nothing to do with immigrants or illegal aliens. In fact, my understanding is they don’t exactly how this came to be as pigs are not infected. Again, the scientifically challenged media is telling lies.


7 posted on 05/01/2009 11:17:22 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Except he’s right. Illegal aliens have brought in all kinds of diseases here. Including Swine flu. You like illegal aliens here?


8 posted on 05/01/2009 11:17:44 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
“No contact anywhere with an illegal alien!”

Since when is "Illegal Alien" a race? It's a behavior.
9 posted on 05/01/2009 11:17:56 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: b4its2late

Last year the thought of Obama becoming president was so rediculous as to have some Pundits stating that it would happen “When Pigs Fly”

100 days into his office “Swine Flu”


10 posted on 05/01/2009 11:18:46 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: b4its2late

He didn’t lose his 1st Amendment rights. He can still say whatever he wishes, he just won’t necessarily have someone paying him to do so.

Besides, most of the cases here have been from people vacationing in Mexico. Seems silly to confuse the two, people who have brought it back and the illegals already here.


11 posted on 05/01/2009 11:19:04 AM PDT by kenth
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To: pissant
Typical strawman argument from the Left.

Do they not realize that illegals are burdening our emergency rooms, hospitals, and in the hospitality industry? The new strains of Tuberculosis, syphilis...where are they coming from MSNBC? No wonder why Savage and Severin are upping the ante - GOVERNMENT AND THE MEDIA IS NOT PAYING ATTENTIION OR DON'T CARE!

12 posted on 05/01/2009 11:19:18 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: pissant
Anti-immigrant hatred spreads on talk radio

I LOVE my resident "immigrant!"

13 posted on 05/01/2009 11:19:30 AM PDT by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: pissant
They suspended Severing for telling the truth??????

But there are so much better ways of saying it.

Really, these guys may be making a good point, but they're acting like jackasses.

They're making us all look bad.

14 posted on 05/01/2009 11:19:40 AM PDT by mc6809e
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To: pissant

Listen, it’s important to listen to these people when they pinpoint the politically incorrect errors of people’s ways.

I mean, Obama would never take his kids out of public school just because of the flu or for their safety.


16 posted on 05/01/2009 11:21:49 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: mc6809e

Actually, I think “criminaliens” is far too kind.


17 posted on 05/01/2009 11:23:35 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Vaquero

“100 days into his office “Swine Flu””

Groan. (That’s a compliment for a pun — good one!)


18 posted on 05/01/2009 11:24:04 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
Michael Savage is always available to offer something to the media to make the Right look like raving idiots.

Savage and others have been talking about these problems for years and the media/gov't simply isn't listening. Can you understand his frustration? BTW, Savage has two fricking master degrees in medical botany and medial anthroplogy and a Doctorate's degree in nutritional medicine, so he knows what he's talking about. He's far more qualified to be HHS Secretary than that pro-abortion POS Sebelius.

19 posted on 05/01/2009 11:25:15 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: mc6809e
You're right. Only left-wing hate mongers are allowed to demonize people like Christians, straight married couples, Boy Scouts, Miss California and talk about raping Laura Bush and Condi Rice with no consequences.

And don't give me any crap about "stooping to their level". Everything is allowed the Left...nothing is allowed the Right.

20 posted on 05/01/2009 11:26:00 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: pissant
Boston talk radio host Jay Severin was suspended after ....saying that emergency rooms had become "essentially condos for Mexicans."

And this is inaccurate because....?

21 posted on 05/01/2009 11:26:18 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Chains you can believe in.)
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To: pissant

Good grief...this is the best they can do? One guy out of 300 million people and this, all of a sudden, is a mind-set?? What fools and race baiters these hacks are...


22 posted on 05/01/2009 11:29:01 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: pissant
This was the start:

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23 posted on 05/01/2009 11:29:26 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Proud member of the Homeland Security Department watch list.)
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To: pissant
You like illegal aliens here?

Of course not. I also don't like some whiny, foaming-at-the-mouth SOB being portrayed as "What the political Right thinks". You can argue against illegal aliens without claiming that their all in restaurants wiping their butts with their bare hands.

The man is an embarrassment. About an hour into his three-hour whinefest I feel like hanging myself.

25 posted on 05/01/2009 11:34:13 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Savage has always preached borders/language/culture, so his take on the pandemic is not new.

Took a wrong turn in Chicago today, I was driving thru a residential neighborhood where almost every house had a Mexican flag flying in front. Didn’t stop to ask directions...


26 posted on 05/01/2009 11:34:15 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: pissant

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. When Japan attacked us, we hated the Japanese. When we went to war with Germany, we hated the Germans and the list goes on. When people are hurting, one way or another, they’ll find someone to blame for the pain. It’s just nature and it’s been happening for centuries. It just so happens it’s Mexico’s turn over the barrel. History is great if we pay attention to it.


27 posted on 05/01/2009 11:35:21 AM PDT by RC2 (WE ARE A REPUBLIC.......act like it.)
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To: pissant

Entire Islamic nations teach their children that “Jews are pigs and apes”, and this enlightened race baiter goes nuts over one guy out of 300 million saying “mexicans are pigs”. What a true skewed agenda driven turd.

Holding breath on the report on Islamic attacks on Jews...


28 posted on 05/01/2009 11:35:47 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
>>Michael Savage is always available to offer something to the media to make the Right look like raving idiots.<<

He is an egomaniac for sure. Sometimes he’z right on the money and sometimes he just rants.

I've heard him contradict himself several times. I also kinda despise how he treats callers to his program.

Savage will come off at first like.....go ahead caller, make your point (in a flippant manner).

Then when the caller begins to talk, he cuts’em off and goes on a rant.

Very few callers are able to complete their point.

All in all, he is entertaining, but rude as hell.

Either way, I don't think he’z as smart as HE thinks he is.

29 posted on 05/01/2009 11:36:50 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: puffer

Mexico is a cess pool of crime etc. There are some good people there but the government and socialist type of government that is wedded to an inbred socialite power structure is going to make it our next hot bed of terrorism, imho.


30 posted on 05/01/2009 11:38:15 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: pissant

Seriously, anyone with even a modicum of common sense and/or intelligence knows that having an open, porous border iwth a third world country will lead to the scattering of various diseases. Whether or not the swine flu is one of these is irrelevant to the fact that it has happened and will happen in the future. So, why not use this incident at this time to point out the way in which our government is intentionally leaving us vulnerable to these diseases simply for political gain? If not now, when? I mean there are a myriad of reasons that the open border is bad for the US and for Mexico. We should be utilizing this moment to point these out. So, kudos to those willing to speak up.


31 posted on 05/01/2009 11:38:28 AM PDT by PLKIng
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

I don’t care for him either but on this one he is right. Give him some credit. And right or wrong, don’t you think he has the right to say what he thinks?


32 posted on 05/01/2009 11:41:16 AM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: servantboy777
Savage will come off at first like.....go ahead caller, make your point (in a flippant manner). Then when the caller begins to talk, he cuts’em off and goes on a rant.

Absolutely true. Rather than defeat the leftist ideology and make conservatism look smarter, he portrays it as crazy and raving. We're not going to win hearts and minds that way.

33 posted on 05/01/2009 11:42:19 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: fish hawk
And right or wrong, don’t you think he has the right to say what he thinks?

Oh, I didn't say he has no right to the airtime his advertisers pay for. And yes, his core ideology ideology is correct. I just think he's a counterproductive, whiny, miserable nutcase.

34 posted on 05/01/2009 11:47:44 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: kenth

As I see it, he lost them.


35 posted on 05/01/2009 11:49:58 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: pissant

Is cheap Mexican labor worth a pandemic and thousands of American Lives? I guess the rich factory owners who live in Hawaii or France don’t care about the rest of us trapped in the USA. Now, I don’t blame the Mexicans—If I was one I would be the first to sneak into the USA. Most of them are hard working folks and when they stay here they are good loyal people. It seems that money is all people see—and the PC nonsense is just an excuse to keep the illegals working for peanuts and making big profits for the upper crust.
With the swine flu we must re-assess the border and lock it down even if we need bring back all the soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors from the Middle East to stand shoulder to shoulder from San Diego to Corpus Cristie Texas.


36 posted on 05/01/2009 11:54:25 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: pissant; kellynla
And Thursday, Boston talk radio host Jay Severin was suspended after calling Mexican immigrants "criminalians" during a discussion of swine flu and saying that emergency rooms had become "essentially condos for Mexicans."

And Thursday, Boston talk radio host Jay Severin was suspended after calling Mexican ILLEGAL ALIEN immigrants "criminalians" during a discussion of swine flu and saying that emergency rooms had become "essentially condos for Mexicans."

There, fixed it. So, are they not "criminal aliens?" Of course they are.

So what's the matter with criminaliens?

37 posted on 05/01/2009 11:56:06 AM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" will be ready the first week of May.)
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To: pissant

They aren’t illegal immigrants. Ther are illegal alien invaders.


38 posted on 05/01/2009 11:56:30 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (To stand up for Capitalism is to hope Teleprompter Boy fails.)
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To: pissant

You guys are naïve if you don’t think they wipe themselves with their hands. We had to place security cameras on the outside of bathrooms to deter them from wiping it on mirrors and walls.


39 posted on 05/01/2009 11:57:15 AM PDT by Haddit (God Bless America, God Damn Obama)
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To: Deb
And don't give me any crap about "stooping to their level". Everything is allowed the Left...nothing is allowed the Right.

The Left appear to be far more dispassionate and analytical than the Right.

Ever been forced to listen to NPR? The content is garbage, but the delivery says "reasonable".

The Right, on the other hand, makes good points, but their delivery is careless and emotional.

I've heard both sides. I agree more with Republicans and conservatives than I do Leftists. But the fact is, conservatives and Republicans too often let their emotions take control of their mouths.

That's not to say the Left aren't emotional. It's just that they know how to hide it.

40 posted on 05/01/2009 11:59:27 AM PDT by mc6809e
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To: pissant

I’m not going to click on the link, but the acronym looks an awful lot like a pillow-biter site. Why post anything from a site like that?


41 posted on 05/01/2009 12:00:54 PM PDT by Antoninus (Now accepting apologies from repentant Mittens.)
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To: pissant
the “prison planet” forum, part of radio host and columnist Alex Jones’ Web site.

I noticed that they lumped 9/11 truther Jones in with the conservatives.

42 posted on 05/01/2009 12:02:40 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: Antoninus

Same reason people post the leftist tripe from the NYTIMESCBSABCNBCCNNLATIMESBOSTONGLOBE


43 posted on 05/01/2009 12:02:54 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: denydenydeny

On purpose.


44 posted on 05/01/2009 12:03:14 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Premise; swine flu outbreak originated in Mexico.

Premise; Mexicans regularly transit the border with the United States, often surreptitiously.

Conclusion: illegal Mexican border-crossers might be spreading swine flu.

How is that “racist?”


45 posted on 05/01/2009 12:06:15 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
We're not going to win hearts and minds that way.

We're not going to win hearts and minds by going down the Trent Lott road either.

46 posted on 05/01/2009 12:11:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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47 posted on 05/01/2009 12:14:14 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Arlene Sphincter epitomizes everything rotten about career politicians.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Me too. A friend told me about him a couple years ago so I tuned in to listen. I could only take about two weeks of his rudeness and quit listening to him. I like some of what he says but even that, can’t stand how he says it.


48 posted on 05/01/2009 12:16:48 PM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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They suspended Severing for telling the truth??????

Well, it is Boston.

49 posted on 05/01/2009 12:22:20 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (We seem to have reached a critical mass of stupid people.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
We're not going to win hearts and minds by going down the Trent Lott road either.

Absolutely true. Handling leftist callers is something that Limbaugh still does better than any others, far and away. Hannity, Levin, and especially Savage talk all over callers, cut them off and mock them without debate. Granted, some deserve it, but the mushy middle in this country that decides elections are just put off by this behavior.

50 posted on 05/01/2009 12:24:03 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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