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  •  The primary winger talk hosts (2+ / 0-)
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    Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, et al would never use the N-word on the air or allow their callers to use it either. I don't know how we could blame them for its expanded use.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 03:58:27 PM PST

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    •  Dog whistles are only for the radio public. . . (5+ / 0-)
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      dizzydean, poco, doroma, urnumbersix, JVolvo

      . . .rabid listeners know how to translate "urban"

      the fact that you're right is nothing more than interesting

      by Egg on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 04:22:11 PM PST

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    •  Because they convince their white listeners (0+ / 0-)

      that they are the victims of reverse racism.  Limbaugh et. al. scapegoat minorities, especially blacks, for most of America's problems, making it clear to loyal listeners that it is the blacks who are taking his tax money, his job, his country, all as a sort of revenge.  "Slavery reparations" is a common code for the blacks are comin' to GET YA!  Rush doesn't have to say the n-word, all he has to do is gin up anger at blacks, and his rabid listeners do the rest.

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 07:25:39 PM PST

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      •  Limbaugh et al don't convince whites that they (0+ / 0-)

        are victims of reverse racism. They already believe that. The radio guys just reinforce that belief.
           I think that in a culture that is so materialistic and so focused on money and status, those who don't have it want to blame somebody.
           The resentment is not just directed at ethnic minorities. It is aimed at the wealthier and more educated.

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