RFK Jr Associate / Libtalker Papantonio: Hannibal Lecter Better Man Than Cheney
How 'Pap' Outdoes Mike Malloy's Extremism
It takes a great deal of vitriol to beat extremist "progressive" Mike Malloy at his own game, but libtalker / notorious trial lawyer Mike Papantonio has managed to crown himself the King Of Hate.
Where Malloy's infamous rants are the product of improvisational derangement, Papantonio's smears appear premeditated, as though he's reading from a script or rehearsed them in advance.
And in terms of on-air rhetoric, "Pap" is now so far over the edge that Randi Rhodes is probably taking notes.
Even more ridiculous is Mike's liberal use of a faux-folksy twang probably developed long ago for closing arguments in class action lawsuits. He's "one of us", even though he clearly isn't.
In the latest examples, Papantonio asserts that Tea Party supporters would like to "lynch black people for real" and that fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter is a better man than Dick Cheney.
Here are the clips and transcripts:
MIKE PAPANTONIO (ED SCHULTZ SHOW 26 AUG 2011 HOUR ONE) (02:33): Don't believe it, it's not true. The rage has just started. We got a glimpse of that hate, if you'll remember, when we saw the signs they held up at their rallies. There were pictures of Obama depicted as a monkey. Or Obama hanging in effigy like the good ol' days to this crowd, when this same group no doubt would be lynching real black people for real.
MIKE PAPANTONIO (03:43): In day one, they're talking like Christians. In day two, they're showing us their low breed, angry hate. The floundering tea party, I gotta tell ya, is almost an exclusive club of white conservative Republicans who really believe that government should be heavily influenced with conservative religion, that's their new talking point, just listen to Michele Bachmann, listen to Rick Perry, even though the overwhelming majority of Americans say you need to separate the two.
MIKE PAPANTONIO (ED SCHULTZ SHOW 29 AUG 2011 HOUR ONE) (01:43): You know, it was easier to at least respect a character, a fictional character, like Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs" because Hannibal Lecter at least readily admitted that he was a dangerous mutation and he was somebody capable of lying and manipulating and even killing to get what he wanted.
But we could write a part into a fictional book where we're able to put a character like Hannibal Lecter in a cage, we're able to get him away from society. But in real life, justice just doesn't work that way. In real life, a dangerous sociopath can become a Republican vice president of the most powerful country in the world.
Papantonio is also co-host of Ring Of Fire with Robert F Kennedy Jr in addition to his day job as an attorney. Now, he can proudly add Crown King Of Hate to his distinguished résumé.