50,000 Watts of Hate

Our right wing radio watch is back with a furious indignation that should iron a new crease in Gunny Bob’s pointy little head.

Mike Rosen, Dan Caplis and the spittle-saturated crews at NewsRadio 850 KOA and 630 KHOW-AM continue to weigh in each day with their usual invective-laced, sophomoric, and fact-depleted rantings cynically designed to whip up Arbitron ratings. It’s tedious and, frankly, just not worth the effort to monitor most days.

However, today’s installment of the most profane, intellectually-stunted, and ludicrous statement made on Colorado talk radio cannot go unanswered. Responding to recent news reports of the FBI thwarting an alleged terrorist plot against Fort Dix, KOA’s resident yapper Robert “Gunny Bob” Newman spews this hate-filled anti-religious rant:

I want — tell me if I’m wrong or tell me if I’m right. I want every Muslim immigrant to America who holds a green card, a visa, or who is a naturalized citizen to be required by law to wear a GPS tracking bracelet at all times. And the FBI and the NSA should monitor their phones and their emails, all communications — electronic — at all times, as well as bug their places of work and their residences. If they don’t like the idea, or if they refuse, throw their asses out of this country. All mosques and community centers as well as Muslim organizations must be monitored. We know with the arrests today that the Muslim terrorists are absolutely, positively here — and we invited them to our country! And I think maybe it’s time that we should stop doing that. Call me kooky, but I think maybe it’s time for a little moratorium on Muslim visas, period. Hey, I’m sorry, guys — I know that a lot of you are great people. I know you just like to do business here or become a U.S. citizens and be a peaceful person. I know that. But you know what? You better get control of your own people. Once you get control of them, then come see us again and we’ll think about — however many decades down the road it is — we’ll think about maybe opening our doors to you again. But you are doing absolutely freaking nothing to help, to, to help this nation. And that’s that.

In a state with a shameful history of unlawful and immoral internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, Newman’s call to electronically monitor Muslims is repugnant. It should not only be retracted, it should result in Newman’s suspension from Clear Channel.

Or better yet, why doesn’t Newman himself submit to having his privacy invaded since angry white males have also proven themselves to be threats to America – to wit, Ted Kaczynski, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Eric Rudolph.

Love it or leave it, Bob.

h/t Colorado Media Matters

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