Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) have released a report on the top twelve hate-mongers in the American media.
Given the substantial American media content in Canada, there is direct relevance to civil rights here (some of them are even Canadian).
- Sean Hannity
- Daniel Pipes
- Bill O’Reily
- David Horowitz
- Debbie Schlussel
- Pat Robertson
- Michael Savage
- Steven Emerson
- Michelle Malkin
- Glenn Beck
- Robert Spencer
- Mark Steyn
It’s a distinction of dubious quality, but one that will go down in history as voices of intolerance and hatred.
One of the report’s authors, Steve Rendell, said,
We found prominent right-wing pundits and activists using misinformation and innuendo to broadcast hate against an entire community… and major media have either fallen asleep at the wheel or, in many cases, have actively helped to spread the smears …We’re talking about double standards.
We’re not talking about people raving on a street corner downtown. These are people who either have a powerful platform at their disposal or are allowed unfettered access to powerful platforms by reporters and editors in what are considered mainstream publications…
Media need to step up and do their job of separating fact from innuendo and can tell the impartial experts apart from the smearcasters.
FAIR has made their email address available for comment.