In Shock Jocks: Hate Speech & Talk Radio: Americas Ten Worst Hate Talkers and the Progressive Alternatives (AlterNet Books), author Rory OConnor profiles conservative talk radio titans like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Don Imus, and Bill OReilly.
With tens of millions of listeners a week, OConnor says the outspoken shock jocks political power is now at its peak.
But there are ways to silence their scandalous speech.
OConnor advises people to call these guys out, on their hateful rants, and urges people to monitor their bad behavior on media watchdog sites like mediamattersforamerica.org.
But keeping a watch on his wild words might not be enough to keep Limbaugh and his lackeys down.
OConnor says, Limbaughs great at what he does. He blurs the line between news, entertainment, and opinion, and his listeners dont know the difference. Thats where things get dangerous.
Shock Jocks is out now.
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