Anti-Palin Rally Organizers Threatened And Called “Socialist Baby-Killing Maggots”
When a group called “Alaska Women Reject Palin” announced a weekend rally, they received threats after conservative talk show host Eddie Burke gave their phone numbers out on the air. Burke also referred to them as “a bunch of socialist maggots,” adding, “That’s what I’m going to call them–socialist maggots, that’s what they are, a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots.”
Burke says their numbers were in a press release, and so it was fair game, before pulling back the next day and admitting he was “over the top”. Anchorage Police Lt. Paul Honeman says that even though Burke didn’t tell his listeners to make threats, giving the numbers out instigated harassment. For his efforts, Burke received a week suspension without pay for “breaking station policy.”
h/t Crooks and Liars
Seeing this video reminds me why the profession of “talk show host” gets a bad name.
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