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American Taliban
September 20, 2001 12:27 PM   Subscribe

American Taliban
posted by SilentSalamander (8 comments total)

 
I'm glad folks aren't forgetting about this. Especially after Falwell and Robertson's half-assed non-apology. Nice graphic too!
posted by quirked at 1:42 PM on September 20, 2001


I find it intereting that so many people are still bent out of shape about this. ...you know, there are a lot of people (world wide) who somewhat agree with what f&r said (and, no, I'm not one of them).

I don't consider the 'blame game' hatred.
posted by tomplus2 at 1:52 PM on September 20, 2001


both of these con artists make a living on the spoils of what they are able to coax from the lonely, the desperate, the confused, the ailing and the elderly. their assets should be siezed and they should be imprisoned.
posted by quonsar at 2:39 PM on September 20, 2001


actually i prefer that their putrid words and writings be placed before the public, exactly as has been done in this event, so that we can all see them for what they are.
posted by lescour at 2:58 PM on September 20, 2001


I have often watched Geraldo on tv. Often, he has Falwell, either as a counter to some other (left) point of view or merely for the laughs at the silliness that comes from his mouth. I will not watch Geraldo now unless he dumps this guest. There are reputable people on the Right, and there are religious consservatives. There is no need to have this faith-based asshole earning money for his stupidity.
posted by Postroad at 3:04 PM on September 20, 2001


There is no need to have this faith-based asshole earning money for his stupidity.

There is tons of need for guys like him. The more extreme, stupid, Springer-esque TV gets the more profitable it becomes. Look at all those cable "news" shows. The undisputed king is O'Reilly because they just don't have a name for the mental illness he suffers from. Well maybe hyper-ego or something like that.

The last place I expect reform is on TV, its just too hard to get people to watch a balanced and intelligent show. I encourage boycotts to improve discourse and better guests, but no one can do more damage to Falwell than Falwell. My only concern is that these shows legitimize his positions.
posted by skallas at 9:22 PM on September 20, 2001


Frankly, it drives me absolutely up a wall that Falwell, in his complete idiocy, honestly does not see how his little tirade makes him sound exactly like the Middle East fringers with their same speeches.

"If you do not believe in , then you are a vile individual and deserve all manner of suffering."

Makes me sick.
posted by DarkWood at 11:16 PM on September 20, 2001


Sheesh, that didn't post well at all.

"If you do not believe in (your God's name here), then blah, blah, blah..."

It would have been funnier if it posted right the first time. Sorry.
posted by DarkWood at 11:18 PM on September 20, 2001


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