Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Right-wingers vs. George W. Bush on the Miers nomination? Hey, that's not the only sign of a conservative crackup. We also have the Reverend Donald Wildmon's American Family Association fighting with NASCAR!

NASCAR, TNT Allow 'S' Word During Race Broadcast

Send and email to NASCAR, TNT Network, and corporate sponsor of driver Robby Gordon....

...During a race on Sunday, September 18, NASCAR racer Robby Gordon shocked viewers by verbally exploding against fellow driver, Michael Waltrip, after an on-track racing incident.

"Everyone thinks Michael is a good guy. He is not the good guy like he acts like he is. Caution was out, and he wrecked me," Gordon said. "He's a piece of sh--!"

Just prior to the language assault, Gordon had physically lashed out on the track by throwing his helmet at Waltrip's car as it passed by....

AFA asked members to demand a big fine and a suspension -- for the four-letter word, not the throwing of the helmet. And NASCAR ticked the AFA off even more by blocking the e-mails.

Gordon went on to auction off the helmet on eBay for $51,100, which he donated to a Katrina relief fund.

But AFA's home page is still posting a link to the Action Alert.


Meanwhile, here's some broadcast obscenity you'd think might upset right-wing Christians if they were, you know, Christian:

After devoting a portion of the October 6 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show to discussing pending legislation that would prohibit "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" of detainees held by the U.S. government, Glenn Beck interviewed a caller who claimed to have worked as an "intelligence officer" and to have "extracted intelligence" from U.S.-held prisoners by torturing them.

(Warning: This gets a bit hard to stomach.)

The caller said his preferred methods of torture included burning the retinas of prisoners' eyes with high-powered halogen lamps and blowing out prisoners' eardrums with high-pressure water and air. He also claimed to have known "a contractor that did drilling on live teeth." After hearing the caller describe these torture techniques, Beck responded, "I've got to tell you, I appreciate your service." During the interview, Beck asked the caller if he ever had trouble sleeping at night. When the caller answered, "No," Beck responded, "Good for you." He later added, "[W]hen all is said and done, I'm glad people like you are on our side."

Transcript and audio at the link.

No sign of an alert at the AFA site.

Glenn Beck has previously said he's thought about killing Michael Moore and has called Katrina survivors "scumbags" (comparing them to survivors of 9/11 victims, whom he also admits to "hating").

Beck obtained an interview with Dick Cheney a few weeks before the 2004 election.

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