Friday, September 30, 2005
( 6:12 AM )
Tapped notes that John Conyers has taken action against the latest and most horrifying move from Bill Bennett (The "Values" wing of the Right):
GOOD FOR HIM. John Conyers has sent a letter to The Salem Radio Network asking how they can dare continue airing Bill Bennett after he said:
if you wanted to reduce crime, you could - if that were your sole purpose - abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down
One thing about this post-Katrina period, it sure has brought out everyone's true colors. No normal person could even think such a thing, let alone utter it, let alone utter it on the radio, in public, for all the world to hear. I don't know where Bennett has been spending his days since turning in his virtuecrat hat, but it clearly hasn't been in decent society, where people are appalled by statements like his. That the man was once the Republican Education Secretary -- responsible for educating America's youth for success under Ronald Reagan, rather than condemning them from birth as future criminals -- is even more disturbing. Come to think of it, wasn't Bennett education secretary back when a lot of the Katrina victims were growing up? He helped create the world they live in, didn't he?
Do people actually see these men as true leaders? If so, we are so much worse off than we imagine. We cannot allow this kind of blatant and disgusting talk and behavior to continue to be rewarded with high-paying talk radio contracts, cable news shows or political positions. Even after Katrina, are we not yet awake?