Meet Dylan Ratigan. If you've never heard of him, that's because he's a (hardcore liberal) host on MSNBC. He's also a seditionist... oh, sorry. For the benefit of our readers with public school educations, a 'seditionist' is somebody who incites armed rebellion against his or her country. Here he is, talking with fellow seditionist Ted Rall about how armed revolt against the government now apparently is now on the table when it comes to solutions:
Via Newsbusters we have a transcript. Here's the beginning of it:
RATIGAN: Welcome back. We are here with a very disconcerting question. Are things in our country so bad that it might be time for a revolution? The answer obviously is yes, the only question is how to do it. From the wrongful wars to the corrupt economy to the special interests and the six industries that control every politician in this country, the political system itself, gerrymandering, 75% of all districts weren't even up for grabs last week. You call that a competitive market?
To clear our dire problems may require even more drastic solutions. And our next guest, cartoonist and author Ted Rall, targets the day-to-day absurdities in Washington through political cartoons printed in newspapers across the country, but now he's tackling something bigger. The need for real change and real action, perhaps even through violence, or at least the threat thereof.
Ignore the details of Ted Rall for the purposes of this discussion: he's a bitter, failed cartoonist that can only achieve his Special Time by contemplating the sexual degradation of prominent Republicans. What's important here is Ratigan had on the air - and did not verbally shred on the spot - a man who writes tripe like:
We are here because the U.S. is going to end soon. There’s going to be an intense, violent, probably haphazard struggle for control. It’s going to come down to us versus them. The question is: What are you going to do about it?
What Ratigan is apparently going to do about it is to let this lunatic come onto MSNBC and flog a book that advocates violent insurrection. I'm not going to give MSNBC the easy out here either by letting this problem get caught up in the usual "double standards" question. The network SHOULD KNOW BETTER; it should not need to have me, or anybody else on the Right, point out that giving seditionist lunatics like Rall access to even the marginal soapbox represented by MSNBC is a Bad Idea.
I didn't care if Olbermann came back or not, but Ratigan needs to be fired.
Moe Lane (crosspost)