Sunday, July 20, 2008

Rory O'Connor's "Shock Jocks"

Below are two videos to serve as a sort of primer for what is to come on this blog in the coming week. I'd like to address the issue of hate speech on a national level (similar to Rory O'Connor's approach) as well as on a state and local level--specifically with the issue of Idaho's own Zeb Bell, a talk radio pundit in the Magic Valley who is well-known for his constant belittling of minorities, mostly Hispanics, but also women, African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, and gays.

Promo for the newly released Shock Jocks, a story of hate speech on conservative talk radio.

Full thirteen minute interview with author of Shock Jocks: Hate Speech & Talk Radio, Rory O'Connor.

Rory O'Connor's Shock Jocks: Hate Speech and Talk Radio: America's Ten Worst Hate Talkers and the Progressive Alternative is available from Amazon as well as from the publisher Alternet Books.

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