The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

19 January 2011

Left Coast Libtalker Claims US Prisoners Are Mostly Political


Libtalker: America Worse On Human Rights Than China

Hu knew we all have it backwards: that America's the world's most notorious human rights abuser, not China?

Yes, harvesting organs from dissenters for fun and profit is nothing compared to incarcerating poor, defenseless gangbangers and drug dealers. Did you know they are actually political prisoners?

For your daily dose of Portland-style kookdom, we present deranged libtalker Thom Hartmann in a particularly dubious moment.

Listen as guest Victoria Jones of the Talk Radio News Service is not quite sure how to respond:

THOM HARTMANN (47:39): How do we, as the nation with more people in prison than any other nation in the world, including China, which has three times the population, lecture them on human rights?

I realize they've got a bunch of political prisoners in jail, but I would argue that, and I think some would argue that, many of the people in prison in the United States are arguably political prisoners, people who are there for minor drug violations that are the consequence of living in poverty where the only way you can make a living is by being an entrepreneur in the drug world.

Hu can rest easy knowing America's the REAL evil empire! Thanks for straightening that out, Thom.


  • He says "minor drug offenses" you restate that as "gangbangers and drug dealers."

    Might you have missed the point?

    By Anonymous PBCliberal, at 19 January, 2011 22:48  

  • My political beliefs tend to the right of 'Atilla the Hun' but I think the man has a point.

    'Let them eat cake' came just before the French Revolution. I would consider such an attitude is similar to just blowing off the point being made by the speaker here.

    By Blogger danaigh, at 20 January, 2011 12:41  

  • There's ChiComm police everywhere in China. Citizens are scared to death to commit a crime. No rights, whatsoever. The country already is a prison!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 20 January, 2011 13:44  

  • Thom Hartmann left Portland for DC last September.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 20 January, 2011 14:02  

  • Hmm, let me see, Noble prize winner in prison, abortions or murder of female infants, untold poverty, and lest not forget, don't say anything bad about Hu know who. Yes, our country is very bad indeed when we send so much money and aid to other countries who ask and need help. Yep, I agree. We are terrible human rights violators compared to China!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 January, 2011 10:55  

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