Lyons: Limbaugh wants conflict which pushes higher ratings

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Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Durbin’s respond to the Tucson, AZ Shootings

Series:    Is Rightwing Rhetoric encouraging Violence? Part 5

Radell Hunter in her article on Jan 11, 2011 reveals what Dick Durbin had to say about the tragedy in Arizona:

Dick Durbin went on to target Sarah Palin in particular, saying, “The phrase ‘Don’t retreat; reload’, putting crosshairs on congressional districts as targets. These sorts of things, I think, invite the kind of toxic rhetoric that can lead unstable people to believe this is an acceptable response.”

Of course, all the facts that came out since then have totally disproven his assertions. This shooter was anything but a follower of Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin. Take a look at my earlier post.

What does the leftists do at this point once the facts ruin the direct accusations? They come in the side door. Look at Gene Lyons article “Conflict = ratings=$” in the Jan 20, 2011 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He asserts:

Meanwhile, the Tucson radio station that advertised “Rush Limbaugh: Straight Shooter” with a billboard full of simulated bullet holes has taken it down.
See, they compete with each other, these clowns, to set you against an imaginary enemy consisting of your friends and neighbors because conflict pushes ratings, and higher ratings lead to more money.
Are you going to keep helping them do it?

Let me make my view clear. There will always be a percentage of people out there that are mental cases. I personally think that there is no evidence at all to say that most of them are right or left leaning. To try and paint a broad picture like that is not fair.

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Today I have a profile of St lawmaker Jane English from Ballotpedia.

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Elizabeth English
Arkansas House of Representatives District 42
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
Current term ends
2010
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website House site

Elizabeth “Jane” English is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 42nd District since 2009.English currently works as an employer/volunteer outreach coordinator, Support of the Guard and Reserve, Department of Defense, State Committee for Employer.

She is involved with a number of organizations, including Arkansas Veterans Coalition, Camp Robinson/Camp Pike Community Council, Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council, North Pulaski Republican Women, and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.[1]

Issue positions

English’s answers to the Arkansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are provided. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked his legislative priorities she replied:

“Economic development and good jobs, a rise in the income level, fewer folks on Medicaid, fewer high school drop outs, and lower prison population require an integrated education and workforce training system that meets the skill needs of business and industry. I will propose legislation to identify all education/workforce training dollars, federal and state, and the positive or negative results of every program. I will also propose legislation to establish a commission made up of members of business and industry that will work to identify the skill gaps and recommend system instructional programs.”[2]

Committee assignments

Sponsored legislation

English’s sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1245 – “AN ACT TO EXEMPT MILITARY RETIRED PAY FROM INCOME TAX.”
  • HB 1890 – “CONCERNING THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE IN DEFENSE OF A PERSON TO BE KNOWN AS THE CASTLE DOCTRINE.”
  • HB 1982 – “TO PROMOTE AND ENFORCE EFFICIENCY IN STATE GOVERNMENT.”
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