Liberal Talk Host Cheers Irwin's Death, Supports Tiger Mauling
Libtalker Celebrates Fatal Attacks By Animals
For years, conservative talk show hosts have had their programs labeled "hate radio" by the mainstream media, often by elitists who rarely bother to listen.
Despite that, over the past several years, your Radio Equalizer has highlighted examples of bona fide vitriol and general weirdness coming straight from the mouths of their liberal talk radio counterparts.
Unfortunately, these unhinged moments from the "progressive" left rarely generate much publicity, even from conservatives who are often afraid of giving them "undue" publicity.
Regardless of one's perspective, the latest example of lefty hate- talk is so extreme, it's hard to ignore. This time, it's Air America Radio talker Lionel, who decided to have an unhinged meltdown over the boy mauled to death at the San Francisco Zoo.
Lionel, who sounds like Joe Pesci after sucking waaay too much helium, topped it off by delivering a rant against Steve Irwin, saying he was glad to see the cable nature entertainer stabbed to death by a stingray.
Here's a brief transcript, followed by a Radio Equalizer- created YouTube clip with the full quote:
LIONEL: Call me wacky, but hurray for the tiger that killed the kid who was... taunting him. Now, I know this is not right... but let's hear it for the wild... I loathe zoos. I'm still cheering the fact that some stingray whacked that Aussie pain in the ass Steve Irwin.
At NewsBusters, Tim Graham also noticed Lionel's meltdown and points to the libtalker's own blog, where the statement has actually been reaffirmed.
Lest you think support for the tiger begins and ends with Lionel, keep in mind that memorials for the animal have already been held in San Francisco, in addition to an ongoing vigil at the zoo's entrance. Considering the extremist mindset in the Bay Area, the temptation to support beast over man will almost always prevail. Local and national media reports consider public sentiment to be mixed.
Even more interesting is that Lionel isn't the first liberal to lose his marbles over Steve Irwin (of all people). In 2006, liberal Hollywood- schmoozing runt Bill Maher showed up as an Irwin- style stingray stabbing victim at a Halloween event.
Why do supposedly peace- loving "progressives" harbor so much anger? It sure seems to spill out of them at the strangest moments, doesn't it?
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Irwin image: BBC