Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Shock Jocks Need To Be Stopped

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – With the White House race heating up, now’s the time to keep shock jocks in check.

In Shock Jocks: Hate Speech & Talk Radio: America’s Ten Worst Hate Talkers and the Progressive Alternatives (AlterNet Books), author Rory O’Connor profiles conservative talk radio titans like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Don Imus, and Bill O’Reilly.

With tens of millions of listeners a week, O’Connor says the outspoken shock jocks’ political power is now at its peak.

But there are ways to silence their scandalous speech.

O’Connor advises people to “call these guys out,” on their hateful rants, and urges people to monitor their bad behavior on media watchdog sites like

But keeping a watch on his wild words might not be enough to keep Limbaugh and his lackeys down.

O’Connor says, “Limbaugh’s great at what he does. He blurs the line between news, entertainment, and opinion, and his listeners don’t know the difference. That’s where things get dangerous.”

Shock Jocks is out now.

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