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OP-ED: Ted Nugent and How the Conservative Press Can't Hide Its Hate Streak

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ted Nugent, radical right, politics, ethics, republicans, usa, news, lies, media, americans )

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But that kind of hate speech has become so accepted and even celebrated within the bubble for right-wing media, they failed to see the danger of embracing it.

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Arielle S (313)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 9:38 am
He represents the Conservatives - they allow him to do this and thereby endorse his hatred and stupidity. Birds of a feather and all that...

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 10:51 am

Freya H (357)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 11:06 am
Ted Nugent has his head so far up his arse, no wonder he has s--t for brains.

edward jagusiak (25)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 1:36 pm
Why is this draft dodging, pants shitter still relevent?

Jason R (67)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 1:54 pm
He's relevant in the crash and burn the racist party is experiencing. lol

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 3:06 pm
Noted. I didn't think the conservative press cared about hiding its "hate streak".....I thought they were proud of it. The way they flaunt it just revs up the rightwing, which is what they want, because they really are a tiny minority. they have to scream even louder to be heard. Thou doest protest too much methinks!

Diane O (194)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 3:36 pm
Arielle, no, you are wrong. Ted Nugent doesn't represent the republicans. I can't believe you would say that. Do you think Anthony Wiener represents the democrats? You usually make coherent comments. Nugent is just one personal opinion.

The republcans do not have a hate streak. They simply want Americans to be working again and paying their own way. Our country wasn't built on welfare recipients and massive food stamps. Our country was built on the backs of immigrants who had a strong worth ethic and never wanted to be a burden on society. They wanted to earn an income to take care of their families and pay the taxes to help those Americans down on their luck.

Some of the "blanket statements coming from the left are now becoming comical. All democrats are not bad people and all republicans aren't bad people. When our country elected Obama for a second term they were wrong. Time will prove this. There's hope in 2014 and 2016. We have only one direction to go from here and that is "up."

Jim P (3257)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 3:36 pm
Probably the best thing anyone can do for Ted Nugent is to ignore him
and not feed into his rants. He is just another member of the public trolls out there.

Do not feed the trolls.

ty, Cal.

Terry King (113)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 5:31 pm
Ted Nogood has always been a grievous waste of carbon!

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 7:45 pm
Hate is all the conservatives have left and it's been the conservative press like Faux News that has kept it going and egged it on. Nugent is just a reprobate idiot.

Laura H (964)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 7:52 pm
Do not feed the troll.

Same old crap; enough is enough!

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 8:21 pm
He' smply a "piece of cake", what more can I say that has not been said!!!

Jason R (67)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 8:45 pm
Good point, Lois.

Billie C (2)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 10:19 pm
the hate comes from both sides. there are dems that are just as nasty and hateful as ted is.
some of the names the gop are called on this site are as bad as anything coming from the right.
both sides are to blame.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 24, 2014, 1:42 am
What Nugent has done is expose the republicans to intense scrutiny lets seen what the public think about them.

Louise D (44)
Monday February 24, 2014, 7:23 am
The Republicans have a particular brand of hate which they usually defer to when there is not a Republican President at the moment it is a badge of pride when it comes to the present incumbent. In general the more liberal elements hold the GOP in contempt rather than hate them, contempt that they have scraped the barrel so low that they have joined up with all the wingnuts and freaks of the extreme right wing it would not be a surprise if the GOP leadership came in dressed up as Klansmen. However even in Texas the KKK is only considered to be worthy to have bare asses shown to it. Ted Nugent has rarely come over as a particularly rational individual and his comments have been at best deplorable and even in the faint recesses of common decency that has been missing in the GOP for several decades he has crossed the line. If anything having a washed up rocker who is quite literally off his rocker sums up the GOP succinctly, far better than the Tea Party's inanity and Fox News' mendacity.

pam w (139)
Monday February 24, 2014, 8:32 am
Too many drugs, too much loud noise posing as music and too much attention paid to Ted Nugent.

Jason R (67)
Monday February 24, 2014, 8:57 am
Billie C.

Know this. We didn't have an ounce of hate before your party destroyed our economy and lied us into wars, destroying 100s of thousands of lives.
We didn't have an ounce of hate before the right sent us spiraling into income inequality while still defending it.
We didn't have an ounce of hate before FOX started up with the Nazi propaganda.We didn't have an ounce of hate before the war on our democracy was launched.
We didn't have an ounce of hate before the Nazi coup of 2001.

Please, pardon our mess.

Jason R (67)
Monday February 24, 2014, 9:01 am
FOX just had a soldier on that is living off a foundation he started (Rubicon). He said on the air, our soldiers are doing "very well" when they come home. "They're going to college and getting jobs". There is not an ounce of truth in that propaganda. The right broke our country and they are keeping it broken.

We didn't have an ounce of hate before the lying started.

Jason R (67)
Monday February 24, 2014, 9:05 am
"Ted Nugent doesn't represent the republicans. I can't believe you would say that. Do you think Anthony Wiener represents the democrats? "

Yes he does and yes he did until he showed his wiener. Wrong again. Wiener was a champion of the people.

Nugent has been taken into your tent and flaunted out of state. Maybe you're really not a new republican. Ever think about that?

donald Baumgartner (6)
Monday February 24, 2014, 12:58 pm
As Anelle S was saying, " birds of a feather flock together"!!!!

Cristina M (137)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 1:58 am
I don't understand why people pay attention to what this nut case says. He should be in a mental hospital, he's a lost cause.

Diane O (194)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 3:02 am
There are "nuts" in both political parties. Nugent isn't important just like Al Sharpton and the rest are unimportant.

Jason R (67)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 9:45 am
Is it time for a new Church Committee?

It's time for a new Church Committee. Earlier this month, Glenn Greenwald revealed details of how GCHQ (the British equivalent of the NSA) had a special "dirty tricks" intelligence gathering group known as the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group. This week - Greenwald released more details on the group over at The Intercept, his new media venture.

The newly released details include a top-secret GCHQ presentation that sheds light on how the group, cooperating with the NSA, would go after, infiltrate, and in some cases ruin the reputations of, specific groups or individuals online.

And we're not just talking about terrorist masterminds here.

According to Greenwald, "Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable."

Jason R (67)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 4:07 pm
Name a nut in the D party.
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