The Right’s Hate Doesn’t Equate

The Right’s Hate Doesn’t Equate

The Nation‘s Ari Melber debates Meghan McCain over the nature of right-wing extremism versus the criticism leveled at President Bush by the “so-called liberal media.”


Appearing on Joy Behar’s new show on CNN-HLN, Nation
correspondent Ari Melber discusses the comparisons between the
oppositional tactics of the left and the right. Fittingly, his co-guest
is Meghan McCain, who likens Rush Limbaugh to Keith Olbermann, claiming
that their loud tone puts them at the same level of extremism. Melber argues that examples like this–and the broader one that compares previous attacks on Bush to today’s attacks on Obama–are false. The
exchange itself mirrors the subject of the debate, in a lively and
revealing manner.

Fernanda Diaz

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