The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

13 July 2007

RFK Jr Tirade, Air America, John Stossel, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity


Against RFK Jr, Stossel Plays Pit Bull

After one too many fringe tirades by kookmaster / Air America host Robert F Kennedy Jr, ABC's John Stossel has had enough. The longtime 20/20 presenter unleashed a tirade against the Hyannisport Hippycrite, accusing him of inconsistent positions on environmental issues, according to Page Six:

...Stossel has had no qualms about using "20/20" to rip Kennedy as an unabashed hypocrite, citing the fact that he's part owner of a bottled water company and opposes alternative energy near the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts.

The latest blow-up between the two began last Saturday when Kennedy took the stage at the sold-out Live Earth concert at Giants Stadium, which featured such rock acts as the Police, Bon Jovi and Smashing Pumpkins. He named Stossel as one of several broadcasters who are "these flat-Earthers, these corporate toadies, lying to you, lying to the American public and telling you that global warming doesn't exist."

Kennedy then urged the crowd to e-mail Stossel's advertisers and "tell them you're not going to buy their products anymore." He also ripped Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.

Stossel struck back on Steve Malzberg's WOR-AM show Wednesday night. "The level of [Kennedy's] hypocrisy is endless," the newsman fumed. "He flies in private jets while preaching this stuff. He says we have to go to alternate sources of energy. But when they propose a wind farm in Cape Cod miles out to sea where the windmills would be an inch in your eyesight, but it's near the Kennedy compound, so he opposes it. I mean, he's an imbecile."

Stossel went on: "This is the same guy who says without a doubt that vaccines are poisoning a whole generation of children, causing IQ deterioration, autism and a host of problems . . . terrifying parents. This guy's irresponsible."

Stossel and others have argued that Kennedy's bottled water company creates waste. But Kennedy insists his Keeper Springs Mountain Spring Water is the first brand to meet the same Food and Drug Administration standards that are applied to city water supplies and that, after taxes, profits go to the Waterkeeper Alliance, which helps preserve the nation's waterways.

Here's a portion of the Live Earth tirade that began the latest battle:

"Get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies," said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the environmentalist author, president of Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy's son, who grew hoarse from shouting. "This is treason. And we need to start treating them as traitors."

On July 10, Rush Limbaugh addressed RFK's kookiness:

RUSH: People ask me all the time, "Rush, what's the favorite part of your job?"

I say, "Well, it's hard to say. I like it all. I love the prep. I love actually doing of the show, the execution and performance of the show." But the thing that I guess is the most fun is how I irritate these liberals and Democrats -- and Republicans, too, in certain circumstances. I can't describe the pleasure I get when I hear something like this, which was said by Robert Kennedy, Jr. at Giants Stadium during Live Earth on Saturday.

KENNEDY: I'm going to tell you this, that the next time you see John Stossel or Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity -- these flat-earthers, these corporate toadies -- lying to you, lying to the American public, and telling you that global warming doesn't exist you send an e-mail to their advertisers and tell them you're not going to buy their products anymore!

RUSH: Hey, Bob? It's time for a new strategy. You guys have been doing that for 19 years. It hasn't worked. It's not going to work, because we get results. You don't get away with calling America's Truth Detector a liar. The liars -- and they know it, folks -- are on this global warming hoax side. They know they're making it all up. They know that they are making a bunch of irrelevant data into something that's relevant, when it isn't. I love it. I love irritating them. I love getting these guys' skin to crawl. He's even more frustrated with politicians. Here's something else he had to say.

KENNEDY: It is more important than buying compact fluorescent lightbulbs or than buying a fuel-efficient automobile. The most important thing you can do is to get involved in the political process --

RUSH: Wait a second! Stop the tape! Did I not tell you, this is all about politics? It's not about saving the planet. It's not about compact fluorescents. It's not about all these things that they make you think. Actually, they're not trying to make you "think;" they're trying to make you "feel." It's about politics! It's about advancing liberalism. Please, Mr. Kennedy, Jr., tell us more.

Because he's flown under the radar for many years, Stossel and Limbaugh's recent focus on RFK Jr is especially important for those of us who believe he should be held accountable for his fringe rhetoric, especially since he has long been lionized by the Mainstream Media (MSM).

FOR Boston- area talk radio updates, see our other site. New: the drama only gets more interesting, Howie forced to read statement on the air, plus: why won't WRKO match WTKK's offer?

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  • rFK's first allegiance is to the United States of America, whereas John Stossel's is not.

    Besides, I still crack up laughing about his brilliant idea to abolish the waiting list system for organ transplants and let the rich buy them.

    Oh, well, Brian, I guess your devious little movement's got your fourth Kennedy in your crosshairs. How exhilirating it must be to be a traitor to your own kind on several levels simultaneously...

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 13 July, 2007 18:15  

  • Hash Lover said:
    rFK's first allegiance is to the United States of America, whereas John Stossel's is not.

    Anyone who has watched the kooky RFK in action knows that his first allegiance is NOT to America, but to socialism.

    Everything he spews is about redistributing wealth (as long as no one touches his INHERITED wealth).

    He expects to fly in private jets all over the country, but demands that the general public use car pooling and public transportation.

    Right on! to John Stossel for pointing out the incredible hypocrisy of the Kennedy clan.

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 14 July, 2007 11:25  

  • "Everything he spews is about redistributing wealth...."


    Do you have a problem with that, you bitter, bitter parasite?

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 14 July, 2007 14:38  

  • Hash get back in line. Wait your turn.

    By Blogger pf1, at 15 July, 2007 00:39  

  • Hash Lover said:
    Do you have a problem with that, you bitter, bitter parasite?

    Take a look in the mirror, druggie. It's the wacko socialists who share your distorted views to take the money from the wealthy.

    As long as it is not RFK's money!

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 15 July, 2007 13:33  

  • It wasn't "the wealthy's" money in the first place.

    It's easy for someone like you to play the perpetual victim when you've been living off the the backs of someone else's labor for so long.

    It is said that you don't know what you have, until you lose it.

    Get ready for a personal growth experience, Benson, 'cause the roof's on fire....

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 16 July, 2007 00:51  

  • If only that pro wrestler years ago who punched John Stossel in the ear, hit him just a little bit harder...... no loss at all, another piece of crap "journalist"

    "redistribution of wealth" is not exactly a new concept, we have practiced it for years on end in America, until the GOP decided the rich don't need to pay taxes, only the 99% of us unwashed working masses need to.

    I hope John Stossel interviews another pro-wrestler who decides to take his face and smash it into thousands of bone fragments.....

    Benson:(as long as no one touches his INHERITED wealth) in regard to RFK.... RFK paid the inheritance tax...... RFK is not opposed to it either........ The GOP abolished the inheritance tax... so for every new inherited millionaire, the 99% class have to pay a little bit more..............

    what does Stossel know about RFK's private affairs anyway? NOTHING..... He is assuming a lot of things......

    in the world of the right winger the rich souldf pay nothing.... and the other 99% should carry all the weight...

    This is why conservatism needs pieces of crap like Stossel to promote their failed ideology... It does not fly too well with most Americans.
    How's this for a campaign slogan:

    "Protect the investor class..... f*ck the rest vote GOP"

    or "Vote GOP, the rich need more money"... or "protect the establishment vote Republican".... or "those who inherit their wealth deserve a bigger tax cut.... GOP in 2008"..... or "work hard?..... too bad... the rich need a break.. Vote GOP".........
    That is essentially their platform.... The radical right needs the media to continue to apologise for their failed ideology and attack anyone or anything that opposes their ideology of elitism.

    When the complicit right wing corperate media is attacking RFK, you know he did a good job....

    I say tax the inheritedly wealthy ... tax the investemts.... tax the stock profits..... close all loopholes and make them pay, pay and pay more....... Why should only the majority of us pay a fair share?

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 16 July, 2007 10:03  

  • It must really suck being you two. Having to beg for government handouts. Get a job you bum. What a bunch of losers.

    By Blogger pf1, at 17 July, 2007 01:00  

  • pf1

    I have busted ass since I have been 14, mama's boy. Not all of us have inheritance money. Pf1, I would love to personally take you, and seriously beat the piss out of you, now you crossed the line, mama's boy. I have worked since I was old enough to have "working papers" age 14, Pf1, as a working class individual, I detest spoiled rich, scum like you. I pray in 2008, the inheritance tax is restored, and we take back what is ours... pay your taxes scum bag, pay your taxes, just like us working class unwashed masses do..

    We all work, you don't, mommy helped you, your family helped you at 18, by leaving you a filled bank account. I know what you are, your rich and never worked for it. Only those who are inheritedly wealthy, would accuse someone like me of "not having a job". you are projecting....

    You are the one without a job but rather a pre-filled bank account. your projecting, you filthy pig. I would tax away all your inherited wealth, and make you work just like the rest of us... you lazy inheritedly wealthy prick.

    You don't value work, you don't value labor, this concept is so out of your reality, you can't possibly understand what 99% of us do. We work, we dont roll out of bed at 2PM and cash in on our inherited wealth. Get a job, you rich, spoiled punk.

    Your death would bring a smile to my face, you elitist piece of excrement. Do you understand, how much I detest privliged, lazy, rich scum like you?
    If this was not a nation of laws, justice would be to see your lifeless limp body hanging from a noose, blowing in the wind....

    That is what I call justice.

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 17 July, 2007 11:19  


    By Blogger Unknown, at 17 July, 2007 22:29  

  • MOP this is why you are an idiot. Working hard does not make you rich. Using the money you make to make money makes you rich.

    If you think I Inherited my money ask my parents whom I provide financial help too everyday.

    How about this get a better job you bum so you want need government handouts. But parasites like you will take them anyway.

    By Blogger pf1, at 18 July, 2007 00:42  

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