Monday, January 10, 2011

Today on the Signorile Show

We'll be going through all the news out of Tucson this weekend when Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot along with 19 others in a horrific act of political violence that killed six people. There's much debate about the killers motives and if Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and the GOP are partly responsible due to the rising tide of violence-inciting political rhetoric.

You know if you listen to the show we've been charting this violent political talk for several years and warning about just such and instance. We've documented hate speech against President Obama and other politicians and violent rhetoric against gays, Muslims and other groups. The fact that the alleged murderer appears to be mentally ill only proves the point further: Many of us warned of an unstable person latching on to the violent political culture and crossing a line. Lots to discuss and we'll be reflecting a lot and taking your calls throughout the show.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - Duncan Osborne of Gay City News joins us this afternoon to update us on the case of DeFarra Gaymon, the CEO of an Atlanta credit union, who was shot in New Jersey Edward Esposito, an Essex County Sherriff's officer, and talk about Esposito's violent past.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Mark Potok, director of Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, joins us to talk about this weekend's shooting in Tucson and the groups that may have influences Jared Lee Loughner, the man who has been accused of the shooting.

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