When Political Rhetoric Brings Out the Worst in Us
by Gordon C. Stewart, March 29, 2010
Click the title for full commentary published by Minnesota Public Radio) Here are some Excerpts (Opening and closing paragraphs):
Our nation is being poisoned by inflammatory rhetoric from both sides of the political aisle. How else does one explain the sending of a used condom to a Minnesota congresswoman, or the phone message left on Rep. Keith Ellison’s answering machine: “Timothy McVeigh said dead government workers are good government workers. Goodbye, Sambo”? And that’s just here in Minnesota….
Where are the likes of Edward R. Murrow and Joseph Welsh now? We need them again.